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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7-
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Prosecutors say they've discovered the motive behind part of that massive wildfire in Arizona. A woman is charged with murder-- after leaving her two young children in a car while getting her hair done. And, NASCAR's Kyle Petty rides into Roanoke for a good cause.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

A man with dreams of making money as a contract firefighter is behind bars... accused of setting a massive wildfire in Arizona.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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The man accused says he's sorry-- and that he didn't expect the fire to get so big. Prosecutors say Leonard Gregg set the blaze fire to make money as part of a fire crew. Drew Levinson has more on the suspect and the investigation.
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[SOT 20:06:38]
[IN Q=29- year old ]
[SUPER=03-Arizona; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Charloton/US Attorney; :21]
[SUPER=01-Walt Lamar/Bureau of Indian Affairs; 1:18]
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((
29-year Leonard Gregg worked part time for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Forest Service---now he's charged with setting part of what became the

largest forest fire in Arizona history.
Authoritites say Gregg is a firefirefighter for a hire--and he allegedly started the blaze so he could fight it.

(SOT PAUL CHARLOTON/US ATTORNEY 14:24:23)


"THERE IS EVIDENCE WITHIN THAT STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL STARTED THE FIRE SO AS TO EARN MONEY AS A CONTRACT FIREFIGHTER."
The criminal complaint says a pair of Gregg's boots match prints found at the scene of the fire.
The Rodeo fire as it's called, broke out on June 18th just north of the reservation town of Cibecue.
Tearing through dry timber and underbrush it quickly threatened the small town of Show Low and overran two other towns.
It then merged with another fire and by Sunday it had destroyed more than 420 homes and 452-thousand acres.
Now out west--two firefighters are accused of harming the land they are supposed to protect.
Two weeks ago Terry Lynn Barton was charged with setting a huge fire in Colorado.
In court Sunday Gregg--a resident of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation said he was sorry for what he did.

(SOT WALT LAMAR/BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS)


14:18:52 AS PLEASED AS WE ARE WITH THE ARREST, WE REMAIN SADDENED WITH THE DEVASTATION AND LOSS REALIZED BY THE WHITE MOUNTAIN APPACHE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.
Gregg is also charged with setting a second fire that was put out. If convicted on both charges he could spend 10 years in prison.
Drew Levinson, CBS News.

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[Homeland]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Americans are being urged to be on alert this fourth of July.
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[VO-NAT]

Security will be tight at monuments all across the country this Independence day. Secretary of State Colin Powell says there have been a variety of intelligence reports that suggest people must be especially vigilant this holiday. He says the threat information is not specific, but rather what he calls "the usual body of information and intelligence that comes forward.''
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There have been a variety]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; :00]

((THERE HAVE BEEN A VARIETY OF REPORTS COMING IN, INTELLIGENCE REPORTS, THAT SUGGEST WE OUGHT TO BE ESPECIALLY VIGILANT AS WE GO INTO THE 4TH OF JULY SEASON.))
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[OUT Q=july season.]
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[anchor=teresa]
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As a precautionary measure, the F-B-I is planning to monitor and protect major Independence Day parades and festivities. The F-B-I has also issued a law enforcement bulletin asking police to be on heightened alert.


[Petty]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-2:21]
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NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is hitting the road-- rather than the racetrack.
It's time once again for Petty's annual ride across America to raise money for various charities.
And as Justin McLeod discovered his latest venture is a very personal one.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Russell/Charity Rider; :39]
[SUPER=@justin1; :55]
[SUPER=01-Pattie Petty/Kyle Petty's Wife; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/NASCAR Driver; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES DRIVING BY))
It is a trip like no other.
Several hundred riders, thousands of miles, and plenty of momentum all make up the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.
And this year, it made a stop in Roanoke.
[SOT 14:51]
[IN Q=When they said]

((KYLE PETTY/NASCAR DRIVER: WHEN THEY SAID WE ARE GOING BY THE CIVIC CENTER I'M THINKING WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO AT THE CIVIC CENTER AND THEN YOU PULL AROUND THE CORNER AND SEE ALL THESE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=all these people]


More than a thousand people to be exact.
They all came out Sunday morning to see Mayor Smith proclaim this "Kyle Petty Charity Ride Day" in the city of Roanoke.
It is a ride that started seven years ago with a just handful of riders, now it totals more than 250.
[SOT 17:20]
[IN Q=On a ride like this]

((JIM RUSSELL/RIDER: ON A RIDE LIKE THIS YOU MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE, A LOT OF FRIENDS AND YOU BECOME WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILY I'VE EVER KNOW, THE PETTY'S AND YOU JUST WANT TO HELP THE CHILDREN AND HELP THEM OUT.))
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[OUT Q=help them out]


Help that totals more than two and half million dollars.
The money raised from this ride has helped various charities and children's hospitals.
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[IN Q=This year's event]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS YEAR'S EVENT HAS SPECIAL MEANING FOR THE PETTY FAMILY. MONEY RAISED FROM THIS RACE WILL HELP BUILD A CAMP IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON ADAM WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A RACING ACCIDENT.)) ((PATTIE PETTY/KYLE PETTY'S WIFE: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN UNLESS YOU'VE LOST A CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO MAKE SOMETHING GOOD OUT OF THE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MAKE A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE.))
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[OUT Q=whole lot of sense]


The camp is scheduled to open in the summer of 2004 in North Carolina.
The Victory Junction Gang Camp will work to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.


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[IN Q=It allows kids to come]

((KYLE PETTY: IT ALLOWS KIDS TO COME AND KINDA HANG OUT WITH KIDS OTHER KIDS THAT HAVE THE DISEASE, THE SAME PROBLEMS AND THEY HAVE THE SAME ISSUES, SO IT IS A SPECIAL CAMP FOR SPECIAL KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=special kids]


A special camp made possible thanks to a ride in victory lane.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))


[POW-Ride]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-35:50]
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Area Bikers also took to the streets for another cause.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than a hundred bikers took part in the Vietnam Vets M-C and Second Brigade M-C Freedom Poker Run.
The ride started at Fallon Park and went for 60 miles throughout the Roanoke Valley.
Proceeds from the event go towards P-O-W and M-I-A awareness.
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[SOT 49:56]
[IN Q=Some of the things]

((PADRE DIXON/ORGANIZER: SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO WITH THAT IS PROVIDE LITERATURE TO THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE A FEW FORM LETTERS THAT CAN BE SENT TO LEGISTLATORS FOR THE PEOPLE TO KEEP THE POW/MIA ISSUE IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS.))
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[OUT Q=the american consciousness]
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[VO-NAT]


Riders hope to use some of the money to bring a moving wall to Roanoke-- which is a scaled down version of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
Money was raised through registration fees, corporate sponsors, and a 50/50 raffle.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

Optical Cable is urging its shareholders to approve a measure designed to keep the company listed on Nasdaq.
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[VO-NAT - :24]
[SUPER=@file]

Its board of directors has scheduled a special meeting for July 30th. At that time it will ask shareholders to authorize a reverse stock split. If that goes through, shareholders would wind up with one share of common stock for every EIGHT shares they now own. However, the value of each share SHOULD be greater. Optical Cable's president says the company's value won't change if the plan is approved.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Reverse stock splits...]

((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT; REVERSE STOCK SPLITS IN MY VIEW OR FORWARD STOCK SPLITS DON'T CHANGE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUE OF THE COMPANY. IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF HOW MANY SHARES AND WHO OWNS THOSE SHARES. AND IT REALLY DOESN'T CHANGE THE UNDERLYING FUNDAMENTALS OF THE COMPANY AND BEING ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE SHAREHOLDERS.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Wilkin/Optical Cable President; ]
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[OUT Q=benefit the shareholders.]
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Nasdaq notified Optical Cable earlier this year that it faces delisting from the National Market if its stock price stays below a dollar per share.
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[Miss-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-20:23]
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The new Miss Virginia expects a busy but rewarding year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Miss Virginia Pageant; ]


Miss Apple Blossom Jennifer Pitts of Arlington was crowned Miss Virginia last night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
She won 16-thousand dollars in scholarship money, a rent free apartment, and other perks like a free cellular phone.


Pitts says she plans to spend her year as Miss Virginia stressing the importance of volunteering.
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[SOT 1:14:46]
[IN Q=It was just]

((JENNIFER PITTS/MISS VIRGINIA 2002: IT WAS JUST SOMETHING VERY NATURAL FOR ME TO DO. I BEGAN VOLUNTEERING WHEN I WAS 10 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST STUCK WITH ME. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT REALLY MEANT SOMETHING TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Pitts/Miss Virginia 2002]
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[OUT Q=meant something to me]
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[VO-NAT]


Pitts says she watched the Miss American pagent as a kid and always dreamed she would one day be in it.
She will get her chance when she competes in the Miss America pagent September 21st in Atlantic City.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, twenty people become ill after visiting a water park in Ohio...
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[VO-NAT]

and the Avalanche was trying to break a three game losing streak. Travis Wells will have the highlights coming up in sports.
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[Car-Death]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
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A Michigan woman was in court today after leaving her two young children locked in a hot car where they died.
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[VO-NAT 17:33:51]
[SUPER=03-Southfield, MI;]

Tarajee Shaheer Maynor was arrested Friday after her 10- month- old daughter and three- year- old son were found dead in her car from the heat. Authorities say Maynor left the children in the car for three hours while she had her hair done.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

They say she then drove around with their dead bodies for several hours while trying to think of a story to tell police. Officials say the woman originally told them she had been kidnapped and raped and when she returned found her children unconscious. Maynor has been charged with two counts of felony murder and faces life in prison.

[NC-Park]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two children remain hospitalized after becoming ill at a water park in Ohio.
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[VO-NAT 19:09:20]
[SUPER=03-Powell, OH]

The children along with 18- other people got sick in water rides at an amusement park just north of Columbus. A nursing supervisor says two 12- year old boys are in poor condition-- One was admitted with respiratory problems, the other with nausea. A spokeswoman for the Wyandot Lake park says authorities are investigating the cause of the illness.
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[Clooney]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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Actress and singer Rosemary Clooney has passed away.
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[VO-NAT 15:30:56]
[SUPER=@file;]

Her publicist says family members were at her side when she died Saturday evening at her home in Beverly Hills. She was hospitalized earlier this month for a recurrence of lung cancer. Clooney soared to fame with her 1951 record ''Come on-a My House.'' She later starred in television and films, appearing with Bing Crosby in ''White Christmas.'' Clooney was 74.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Wildlife and the Pledge of Allegiance top this week's viewer mail.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((The city of Roanoke is looking into ways to cut down on wild critters who create a nuisance in some neighborhoods.
A viewer from Salem (Kaili Hutchison) wrote in the animals' defense:
"I find it unacceptable that people are getting together and complaining that deer, and other wildlife, are disrupting their ways of life. The reason that these animals are "disrupting our lives" is because we have run them out of their habitats. We have cut down their forests and used their resources. I think trying to control the deer by birth control and guns is just ridiculous."
A court ruling that forcing students to recite the pledge to the flag brought this response from a viewer in Blacksburg (Susan Blackwelder):
"I think that Christians today need to take a stand against what the courts and the non-believers are trying to do....I believe George Washington and Abraham Lincoln would be so disappointed if we let this kind of stuff continue to let's put a stop to it. Remember "In God We Trust" has and will continue to be America's motto."
To offer your thoughts about issues of public concern, write to us at PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007; fax us at 343-7269. Or email us at news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.)) [Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Up next on News 7 at 11, a Henry County community is the latest locality to see water restrictions...
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[VO-NAT]

and also, you're invited to a special celebration at the Mill Mountain Zoo later this week. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=VAProfile#5 TC-1:4510]
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Nursing neglected horses and dogs back to health and finding them homes is the business of one area non-profit organization. Rachel Cannon takes us to Noah's Station in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SUPER=03-Galax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Suzie Tompkins/Noah's Station Owner; :10]
[SUPER=01-Emily Martin/Noah's Station Barn Mgr.; :48]
[SUPER=01-Kara Wilson/Adopted a Dog; 1:14 QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Galax.]

((NATS 12:04:27 Fiddler's black coat wasn't always this shiny and healthy.
He's one animal thats been saved by the work of Noah's Station.
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[SOT 22:14:06]
[IN Q=HE WAS]

((SUZIE TOMPKINS/NOAH'S STATION OWNER; HE WAS STARVING AT AN AUCTION AND WE JUST FOR SOME REASON JUST DECIDED WE HAD TO GO AND THERE HE WAS AND HE CAME HOME WITH US AND NOW HE'S FABULOUS.))
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Once he's trained for riders they'll find him a home. It's a happy ending that's a dream come true Tompkins who says she's always wanted to help.
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[SOT 24:54:12]
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((THAT'S ALL I KNOW IS TAKING CARE OF ANIMALS AND I'VE BEEN DOING IT ON A SMALL SCALE ALL MY LIFE AND BASICALLY I SOLD EVERYTHING PUT IT IN A PILE AND STARTED THIS.))
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Noah's Station is the grand result. Its small full time staff and large group of volunteers tend to the animals medical and training needs. Today in Galax, they're working a booth at a fair to tell the public about their services.
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[SOT 27:01:28]
[IN Q=You've]

((EMILY MARTIN/NOAH'S STATION BARN MGR.; YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A LOVE A WANT TO DO IT TO BE OUT THERE EVERYDAY DOING IT BECAUSE MY DAY STARTS EVERYDAY AT 7, 7:30 IN THE MORNING AND IT GOES TILL DARK.))
[OUT Q=TILL DARK]

Noah's Station has been in full operation out of a Woodlawn location for about a year. They have had anywhere from 1 to 37 dogs and horses in their care. Tompkins says adoptions happen quickly. NATS 19:48:02 "PETIE COME HERE SIT." Kara Wilson and Beagle mix Petie are an example.
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((KARA WILSON/ADOPTED A DOG; I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND I REALLY LIKED HIM REALLY GOOD.))
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((WE'RE PRETTY VERSATILE BUT OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE HORSES AND DOGS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY. ))
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And that the new owners are too. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Galax.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Noah's Station also provide obedience training, medical rehabilitation and boarding.

[Mill-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:55:09]
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If you're looking for something to do this Independence Day, the Mill Mountain Zoo may be the place to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The zoo officially turns 50 years old this Thursday July 4th.
Special activities will take place throughout the day such as a cake cutting, live music, and a proclamation from the Mayor.
Zoo officials say it will be a day to celebrate the past as well as look to the future.
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[SOT 56:34]
[IN Q=We want to expand]

((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE WANT TO EXPAND TO A FEW MORE ACRES AND ADD SOME NEW AND INTERESTING ANIMALS PARTICULARLY FROM THE NORTHERN ASIAN REGIONS OF THE WORLD AND EXPAND OUR EDUCATION EFFORTS AND ADD SOME NEW FUN PROGRAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo]
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[OUT Q=new fun programs]
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[VO-NAT]


The City of Roanoke operated the zoo when it first opened back in 1952.
A non-profit organization took it over more than twenty years later after the city decided to close it due to repeated monetary loss.
Today, the zoo is open year round, has nearly two hundred animals, and attracts more than fifty thousand visitors each year.
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[Henry-Water]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:11:18]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]

For Roanoke residents conserving water is nothing new... the city has been under mandatory water restrictions since mid-June. And now some Henry County residents could be headed in the same direction.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Week;]

Last week the Henry County Public Service Authority announced voluntary water restrictions for county residents served by the Marrowbone Water Plant. Officials say water flow into the plant is a fraction of the normal flow, but they hope voluntary restrictions will be enough.
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[SOT 15:15:13]
[IN Q=Track records indicate]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. SPOKESMAN: TRACK RECORDS INDICATE THAT IF WE GET THE WORD OUT TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY'RE WILLING TO HELP US VOLUNTARILY THEN THAT'S GOING TO BE SUFFICIENT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=to be sufficient]
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[VO-NAT]

Residents are asked not to water their lawns or wash their cars at home. And not to water gardens during the hours of 6 AM to 7 PM. The county also asks residents to only wash dishes and clothes when they have a full load.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC2854]
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Playing in just its fourth home game since the Carolina League All Star break nearly two weeks ago, the Salem Avalanche gave the home crowd something to cheer about this afternoon and broke a three game losing skid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The fans showed a little patriotism at the park this afternoon with Independence Day just around the corner.
The Avs provided the offensive fireworks. In the bottom of the fourth, Brad Hawpe cranks this two run dinger over the wall in right and Salem led it 2-nothing.
It was 2-1 Avalanche, when Jeff Winchester catches this Warthog in the rundown to keep the home team out front.


Jorge Piedra then adds some insurance. Piedra smacks a solo homer off the top of the right field wall
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/1/Salem/4/;]

and Salem goes on to beat Winston-Salem 4 to 1. The same two teams tangle tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock.
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[S-Delvin]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 :37TC]
[GRAPHIC=BARBERS]


Tiki and Ronde Barber wrapped up their 5th annual football camp earlier this week and are now just weeks away from suiting up in training camp for their respective teams. Tiki and the Giants report to Albany, New York on July 26th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/2000 Season; :00]

And he may have some backfield company from the region in the form of former Friday Football Extra player of the week Delvin Joyce. The Fieldale-Collinsville product who starred at JMU is trying to earn a roster spot as a five foot seven inch kick returner.
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[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Tailback; :05]
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[OUT Q=...down on finally."]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-127 TC14507]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


After shooting a Senior U.S. Open record 63 yesterday, the tournament was Don Pooley's to lose this afternoon in Owings Mills, Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Owings Mills, MD/NBC Sports; :00]


Pooley went to a playoff with Tom Watson to decide the final outcome. After three extra holes, Pooley runs home the birdie putt right here forcing Watson to match him. Guess what..he does just that forcing a fifth sudden death hole with this putt that's right in the heart.
But that's when disaster struck for Watson. At the next hole his drive found the rough so he had a tough lie on the approach. He finds the deep rough by the green and that's not good.
Pooley was safely on the dance floor and nails the ten foot birdie for the win in the U.S. Senior Open. At the PGA's Saint Jude Classic in Memphis, Notah Begay was looking for the green right here. Instead, he doesn't find the rough, but the lap of a fan. Begay finished third but had time to laugh about his errant shot. Len Mattiace won the event by two strokes, finishing at 18-under par.
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[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-121 TC3158]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


On the track this afternoon, Greg Biffle won the GNC Live Well 250 for his second Busch win of the season, and Biffle made a little history in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/FX; :00]


The heat was stifling for the drivers in Milwaukee today, and Biffle successfully stifled the rest of the field after starting from the pole.
Midway thru the race, Shane Hmiel and Kerry Earnhardt got together bringing out the caution flag. Earnhardt backs into the wall on his way to a 27th place finish.
A little later Hank Parker, Jr. and Brian Vickers did the tango on the front stretch. Vickers got the worst of that one.
Biffle dominated the day, leading 168 of 250 laps. He cruises to victory lane for the 7th win of his career. He also becomes the first repeat winner at the Milwaukee Mile.
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[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/2nd Win this Season; :00]
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[OUT Q=track position was everything."]
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=nascar]


Stacy Compton had engine trouble and finished 33rd this afternoon.

[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-124 TC2338]
[GRAPHIC=World Cup]


We finish up on the soccer pitch in Japan where Brazil made things look awfully easy today in beating Germany en route to a record 5th World Cup title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yokohama, Japan/ESPN; :00]


Today's match saw the re-emergence of Brazilian superstar Renaldo who was plagued by injuries in the 1998 tournament.
Renaldo scored both goals in the final giving him eight for the tournament and 12 in his career tying him with Pele.
Brazil was playing in its 3rd straight World Cup championship. With the 2-nothing win, Brazil completed a perfec(------------) t tournament at seven and oh.