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Coming up on News 7-
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A plane crash lands on top of a car and highway.
Why are some local folks sending boots to one national news anchor.
Plus the Miss Virginia competition heats up tonight at the Civic Center auditorium.
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And it looks like a sunny weekend.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The Power of the Presidency will be handed from George W. Bush to Dick Cheney tomorrow - while the President undergoes a medical procedure.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: I INFORMED THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THIS. HE IS FULLY PREPARED AND STANDING BY.))
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[Bush-Colon]


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For only the second time in the nation's history a president will voluntarily transfer power to the Vice President.


This, while George W. Bush has a colonoscopy done-
Drew Levinson has more.
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((President Bush says though he has no signs of illness--he's taking his doctor's advice and undergoing a routine colon test. The doctors recommended I have another one because the last time they found some benign polyps. That was about five or six years ago. The president will undergo what is called a Colonoscopy. A small tubelike device with a camera at the end will be inserted through the entire length of the President's colon in search of signs of cancer. It is a routine procedure recommended for people over age 45...and it should take about an hour. The president will be sedated--so while he's under he will transfer his power to Vice President Dick Cheney. BUSH: I just decided to do so because we are at war, and i want to be super-precautious The procedure will be conducted at the presidential retreat--Camp David. Mr. Bush says he hopes to exercising by tomorrow afternoon. Drew Levinson, CBS News.))


[Amtrak]


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Amtrak trains will keep running through September.
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Rail officials have closed a deal with the Bush administration that will help Amtrak get the 200 million dollars it needs to close a budget shortfall.
And that averts a shutdown forecast for next week.
The Transportation Department will give Amtrak an immediate 100 million dollar loan, then ask Congress for the rest.
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[Boots]


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Fans of country singer Toby Keith are about to give Peter Jennings the boot, literally.
The singer planned to sing his new song about September 11th on ABC's July Fourth TV special.
But Jennings reportedly objected to some lyrics and Keith's appearance was canceled.
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So now radio stations across the country including Star Country are collecting boots to send to the ABC News anchorman.
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((CHUCK MARSH/STAR COUNTRY PERSONALITY: WE'RE SENDING THEM TO PETER JENNINGS BECAUSE HE KICKED ONE OF OUR FRIENDS OFF THE AIR. TOBY KEITH. HE'S GOT A SONG OUT CALLED COURTESY OF THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. IT'S THE ANGRY AMERICAN SONG AND SUPPOSEDLY HAS SOME BAD LYRICS, SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE LYRICS.))
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Star Country plans similar collections in Lynchburg and the New River Valley next week.
A spokesperson for Jennings labeled the boot campaign a publicity stunt and says the boots will be given to the homeless.
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[Miss-Virginia]


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The Talent competition took center stage at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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A packed house turned out for the second night of preliminary competition for the Miss Virginia Pageant.
26- women from all over the state are taking part in this year's pageant.
Tonight, contestants competed in the swimsuit competition as well as the artistic and talent competition.
A new Miss Virginia will be crowned tomorrow night.
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[Registrar]


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A special grand jury has indicted the former secretary of the Lynchburg electoral board on thirteen counts of embezzling public funds.
Prosecutors say Al Grant mis-used his city-issued credit card to pay for trips and meals that had no legitimate connection to his electoral board duties.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( In the end, they finally got the paperwork they needed.
After months of tracking down credit card receipts and other crucial financial documents, Lynchburg investigators felt they had enough to prove Al Grant abused his position as secretary of the local electoral board by racking up improper charges on his city-issued credit card.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THESE CRIMES DO INVOLVE EVIDENCE, OFTENTIMES EVIDENCE THAT'S OUT OF STATE, ARE LENGTHY AND THEY ARE VERY TIME-INTENSIVE.. THIS HAS BEEN A MAJOR FOCUS OF OUR OFFICE FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME. AND SO WE'RE THANKFUL WE WERE ABLE TO WRAP IT UP, BUT IT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO BE DONE OVERNIGHT.))
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The charges reportedly include an Inaugural-night dinner party in Washington D.C. that cost taxpayers more than a thousand dollars.. as well as trips to places like Hilton Head and Atlanta where Grant allegedly had no legitimate electoral board business to conduct.
Petty's office came under fire in April for not having charged Grant earlier.. presumably because both men are Republicans.
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((PETTY: I'VE BEEN ACCUSED OF A LOT OF THINGS IN THE LAST 25 YEARS. WE DO OUR JOB AND ALL I CAN DO IS DO MY JOB AND LET THE PUBLIC DECIDE HOW WELL I DO IT.))
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[Standup ] ((Al Grant could not be reached for comment about the case. He turned himself in to police Friday afternoon and was released on bond. He's due back in court on July 8th for an advisement hearing. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[Tire-fire]


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The image of a tearful confession helped convince a juvenile court judge today that there's enough evidence to convict a Roanoke County teenager of setting the huge tire fire.
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Despite a substantial cash reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, no one ever came forward. Then some boys were seen setting a brush fire along Route 220 three weeks later. County detectives say a 15 year broke down and confessed.
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((DAVID FLYNN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DETECTIVE; TEARS RUNNING DOWN HIS CHEEK. WE WERE TALKING, AND HE SAID, "I'LL JUST SAY I DIDI IT, AND GO HOME AND HANG MYSELF." WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THAT WASN'T ACCEPTABLE.))
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Though Detective Flynn says the boy went on to provide details that only the "tire fire arsonist" could have known,
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the lawyer who represents the teenager maintains his client's confession was forced.
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((MAC DOUBLES/ARSON SUSPECT'S ATTORNEY; I THINK THE PROFESSIONALS KNOW HOW TO WORK PEOPLE WHO ARE SUSCEPTIBLE UNTIL THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT. HE'S DENIED CONSISTENTLY WITH ME THAT HE'S SET THESE FIRES.))
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Judge Philip Trompeter will hold a hearing next month to fix punishment for the boy.

[Mayhew]


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A Forest woman plans to plead guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from a Bedford County bank.
23-year old Kristy Lynne Mayhew is charged with embezzling more than 33-thousand dollars from the B-B-and-T bank in the spring of 2001.
A hearing is scheduled for August 7th where she has signed an agreement to plead guilty.
She faces 30 years in prison and a fine up to a million dollars.

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A one car accident that killed a Roanoke County teenager leads to a manslaughter charge against the driver.
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Police say a juvenile has been charged with aggravated INvoluntary manslaughter, and driving after curfew, in the death of 15-year-old Casey Bane.
Bane was killed in a crash on Bent Mountain Road last month. The car she was riding in went airborne after failing to get around a sharp curve.
Police refused to release the driver's name, age or gender.
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[L'burg-Robbery]


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A convenience store clerk is recovering after he was shot during a robbery in Lynchburg last night.
Just after midnight, police say the suspect entered the 7-Eleven store on Wadsworth Street, shot one of the two clerks on duty and made off with a small amount of cash.
The gunman is being described as a black man, between 5-8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build, wearing a black skull cap and a dark bandana over his face.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Lynchburg police.

[Lottery]


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A retired meat cutter from Alexandria has won a Lotto South jackpot worth four-point-six million dollars.
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Richard (say-MAN-skee) Szymanski and his wife Delores bought two tickets this week. One was worth five dollars.
The other one came up big.
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((RICHARD SZYMANSKI-LOTTERY WINNER: OH WE'RE JUST GOING TO LEAD A QUIET LIFE, NOT TO ANYTHING FOOLISH...HOPEFULLY.))
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They also got a one million dollar bonus for buying their winning ticket in Virginia.
Lotto South is also played in Kentucky and Georgia.
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Dozens of area truckers are in the long haul to a national championship.
We'll show you the 18-wheeled competition when News 7 returns.
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Plus it looks like an unearthed ancient city... but it's really just sand and water.
We'll explain.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Indy Racing League invades the state and turns Richmond upside down. Tom Kite makes a push at the US Seniors' Open at the halfway point but hits a Wall. The Steam hopes to keep its playoff hopes alive tomorrow night. Tiki and Ronde give their support to area's drug court. And this guy will be in Roanoke tomorrow doing his thing. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Baby-Kidnapped]


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A Florida woman is behind bars tonight charged with shooting a new mother in the head- and kidnapping the woman's six month old son.
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Jennifer Irene Graves is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping- Authorities say she drove to Miami and offered a ride to the 21 year old victim- then shot her and left her on the side of the road.
Graves then drove to Fort Myers carrying a baby she claimed was her son. Neighbors say Graves said she gave birth in January but they had never seen the baby
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((TYREEN CLARK/NEIGHBOR; SHE HAD JUST TOLD UST HAT SHE HAD LOST TWINS AND THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT AGAIN AND EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT YOU KNOW SHE WAS PREGNANT.))
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The victim is in critical condition at a Miami hospital- The baby was not hurt.
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[Manson]


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A former follower of Charles Manson was denied parole today.
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Leslie Van Houten's been in prison for over thirty years-
She looks different than she did in the late sixties when she was a disciple of Charles Manson.
For a 14th time she tried to convince a parole board her heart has changed as well.
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((LESLIE VAN HOUTEN/CONVICTED MURDERER; EACH DAY I WAKE UP AND REALIZE WHERE I AM.))
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Van Houten took part in the murders of Leno and Rose Marie LaBianca.. in 1969 stabbing Rose marie 16 times.
She claims she was driven by the cult like influence of Charles Manson-
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((I BELIEVED HE WAS JESUS CHRIST AND THIS WAS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.))
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Van Houten wanted to be judged on her actions in prison- she's earned two college degrees- and not for her actions during the 2 day killing spree Manson inspired in 1969.
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[Truckers]


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More than fifty truck drivers are in our area trying to earn a shot at the title of best all-around truck driver in the nation.
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The Virginia Truck Driving Championship is underway at the Lee-Hi Truck Stop in Rockbridge County. Drivers must take a written test, pass an inspection with a Virginia State Police Trooper, and negotiate an obstacle course that tests skill and accurracy. It's all an effort to keep safety in the minds of truck drivers, and keep accidents from happening.
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((SKIP GOODRICH/OVERNITE TRUCK DRIVER; WE DO HAVE THE PROPER LAWS THAT COVER THE SAFETY PART, BUT THERE ARE TIMES AND YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A PERFECT WORLD. WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT BETTER, AND WE ALL ARE NOT THESE CRAZED PEOPLE YOU THINK WE ARE.))
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The truck championships continue tomorrow morning and go all day.
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[GOP-director]


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The state's Republican Party is under new management.
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Aaron Leibowitz, a former insurance consultant, started this week as head of Virginia's GOP.
Leibowitz replaces Ed Matricardi, who was indicted in April on state felony charges of illegal eavesdropping.
Leibowitz says the controversies of the past few months have tested the Party.
He says the eavesdropping case and the resignation of Speaker Vance Wilkins have strengthened the Party.
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Leibowitz says the main focus of his job will be getting Republicans elected.
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[Accounting]


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In the wake of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, a local expert is echoing the call for more federal over-sight of corporate accounting..
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Thomas Edwards, who chairs Hollins University's Business and Economics department, says that because many C-E-O's are paid based on how their company performs, a few of them bend the "rules of accounting" in their favor.
He says scandals such as Enron and Worldcom can cause people to lose some faith in the overall economic system...
And it's the government's job to fix that..
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((THOMAS EDWARDS/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AT BOTTOM THIS WHOLE THING IS ABOUT INFORMATION HOW IMPORTANT BOTH THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF GOOD FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS TO THE RUNNING OF THE BUSINESS SECTOR AND ALL OF OUR LIVES, REALLY.))
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On the bright side Edwards says he's looking forward to using these corporate scandals, to teach his students how economic theory can play out in real life.
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A small plane ends up piggybacking a car on a Florida street.
We'll show you next on News 7.
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Plus hundreds of paratroopers land in Tidewater... but it's not a siege, it's a convention.
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[Plane-Landing]


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A small plane sideswiped two cars today- and wound up on top of a third- in Florida.
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The plane was trying to make an emergency landing- in suburban St. Petersburg- after the pilot reported problems.
The plane bounced several times- sideswiping two vehicles before coming to rest on top of a car.
The pilot is an off duty Clearwater police corporal. Both he and the driver of the third car were taken to the hospital for treatment.
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[Sand-Castle]


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It took nearly 20 million pounds of sand and 75 sculptors...
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[SUPER=03-Zeebrugge, Belgium;]

to make this giant sandcastle on a Belgium beach. Sculptors, from all over the world, came together to portray the theme, "Mystery of Atlantis." The castle consists ONLY of sand and water, but according to one Dutch sculptor the secret is "special sand." Because of the theme water is an important part of the exhibit. The highest point on the castle is 46 feet tall and the entire exhibit extends over 250 feet. The display will be open to the public until August fourth.
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[S-Extra]


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A Penske sweep in IRL qualifying at Richmond. Plus, US Open Senior's golf and Barbers reaching out in drug court.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Tomorrow morning at 11 and again tomorrow afternoon at two - motorcycle daredevil Bubba Blackwell will be on hand at the Buell Harley Davidson dealership in Roanoke on Peters Creek Road behind the showroom putting on two shows that are free to the public. Blackwell, has challenged or broken many of Evil Knievel's records on the years, but he also has his problems - last July at the Del Mar fair in California he crashed and was critically injured.
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[S-IRL]


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While the Winston Cup drivers are off this weekend there is still plenty of racing. The Busch Grand National and Craftsman Truck series drivers are in Milwaukee. Terry Cook won the pole for today's Truck race, while Jon Wood will start 13th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/MBNA Pole Night; :00]

And last night in Richmond the Indy Racing League jumped on that mile long track and defied the laws of physics. Gil de Ferren won the pole for tonight's SunTrust Indy Challenge with a nasty 16 second lap. That equates to 168 point 7 miles an hour. His Penske racing teammate and current IRL point leader Helio Castroneves won the outside pole with a lap of his own over 168 miles an hour.
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The 250 lap event gets underway at 7:30 tonight at the Richmond International Raceway and tickets are still available.

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[S-Golf]


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A household name and a new leader have emerged at the top of the leader board at the halfway point of the US senior's open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Owings Mill, MD/ESPN; :00]

Rain has again played a role in day number two of the USGA championship. Tom Kite played early got his round in before the rain and he had a huge day. Kite shot a four under par round of 67 at the Caves Valley Golf Club. And it could have been even better had he made this put on 17. He's one shot behind Walter Hall. Hall shot a six under par round of 65 today on the 7005 yard par 71 course.
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This surely will be Arnold Palmer's final US Open - he shot an 82 Thursday and an 85 yesterday. He missed the cut. Roanoke Country Club's Jeff Lynch also will miss the cut - but can brag that he beat Palmer by 6- strokes after shooting 81 Thursday and 80 yesterday. A number of big names missed the cut including Ben Crenshaw, Gary Player, Gary McCord and defending champ Bruce Fleisher.

[S-Tennis]


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The men's side of the draw at Wimbledon is almost completely seedless. Three more of the top 10 men were knocked out. Fifth seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost to Belgium's Xav-E-Ay MUH-Leese in straight sets. Andy Roddick and Andrei Pavel also lost. That means only two of the top 10 men are still playing.
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[SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/TNT; :00]

On the women's side today - Serena Williams and Jennifer Capriati both won and advanced to the fourth round of play. The second-seeded Williams fought past Belgium's Els Callens 7-6, 7-6. Venus Williams Tim Henman and Lleyton Hewitt play tomorrow.
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[talent=mike]

[hold-wimbledon]

West Virginia native Jeff Morrison is the last American man left in the tourney.[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam is back home tonight clinging to a thread when it come to the postseason. Last week the Steam got a win thanks to some heroics from Tacoma Fontaine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Fontaine hauled in six passes for 143 yards and the winning touchdown. He also rushed for two scores in the win over Carolina. Coach Steven Jerry wasn't on the sidelines last Saturday, as he served a one game suspension, but he took note of what Fontaine accomplished.
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[S-Barbers]


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The 5th annual Barbers football camp wrapped up another successful year earlier today. Once again the Barbers were as busy off the field as they were on it. Travis Wells has more on the twins' visit to Roanoke's Drug Court.
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[SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :24]
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[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/N.Y. Giants Running Back; 1:31]
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((Tiki and Ronde Barber have spent almost as much time coaching football this week as they have prepping for photo shoots. As if that wasn't enough, the twins also lent their names to another cause here in their hometown--the Roanoke Drug Court, which graduated 19 members earlier this week.
Ronde:
The drug court program isn't easy. It includes 12 to 24 months of therapy for substance abuse offenders. But now comes the real test for the graduates.
Ronde: Austin:
The Barbers' message to the court's latest class was simple yet poignant.
Tiki:
Hopefully, that inspired message was taken to heart. Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

[GI-Joe]


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Hundreds of paratroopers "leapt" off the roof of a Virginia hotel today.
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G.I. Joe paratroopers that is. It was part of the sixth annual G.I. Joe Collector's Convention. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel at Waterside in Norfollk. (------------)