[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[VO-NAT]

Turning a negative experience into something positive.... Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.... Winston Cup's Kyle Petty makes a pit stop in Roanoke to raise money for a camp in his son's honor.
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[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=]

And, the drought takes its toll on a Henry County community.


[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Tonight in sports, the Avalanche tries to get back on track, as do the Busch cars in Milwaukee, plus
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[VO-NAT]


Brazil is golden at the World Cup.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another hot day across the region. A few showers popping up across far southwest Virginia, but a quiet evening for most of us. I'll have your workweek forecast coming up.[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT 14:42]
[IN Q=Ever since we hit the Virgina]

((KYLE PETTY/NASCAR DRIVER: EVER SINCE WE HIT THE VIRGINIA LINE IT HAS BEEN WILD. EVERY GAS STOP WE'VE BEEN TO THE FANS HAVE COME OUT IN DROVES, IT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.))
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[OUT Q=it has been phenomenal]
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[VO-NAT - :04+]


NASCAR's Kyle Petty rides into Roanoke on a mission.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Petty]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-2:21]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


You're used to seeing Kyle Petty in a race car, not on a motorcycle.
But every year he does just that to raise millions of dollars for various charities.
And as Justin McLeod discovered this year's ride hits close to home for the Petty family.
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[SOT]
[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]
[RUNS=1:41]
[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.
[SOT 6:13 TAPE 2; 16:30]
[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.


[SOT 14:28]
[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.))
[Runs= 10]
[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=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-35:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some area bikers also revved up their engines for another cause today.
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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.))
[SUPER=01-Padre Dixon/Organizer]
[RUNS=:15]
[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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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-25 tc 32:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A house in Roanoke was destroyed by fire, forcing neighbors to evacuate their homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

Officials say they received a fire call about a VACANT house on the corner of Seventh and Marshall Streets around five. When firefighters arrived, it had spread through the entire building. The structure eventually collapsed . . . but not before catching the house next door on fire. The two people who lived there were evacuated. That fire was contained upstairs. Fire officials do not know what started the blaze.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Optical Cable is hoping shareholders will approve a measure aimed at keeping the company's stock from being de-listed from the 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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[VO-NAT - :09+]


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=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-20:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The new Miss Virginia says it's a dream come true, even if she can't believe it yet.
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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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, some Henry County residents are facing water restrictions of their own...
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[VO-NAT]

and the Mill Mountain zoo is planning a big birthday milestone this week. More on that coming up, but first let's check in with Brent in the Weathercenter.
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[Henry-Water]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-44:52]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


The drought in our area continues with no significant rainfall expected in the near future. And as Jennifer Wishon found out, Roanoke residents aren't the only ones learning to conserve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Roanoke residents]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove; :00]
[SUPER=19-Jennifer Wishon/Reporting; :11]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Week; :20]
[SUPER=01-Mike Ward; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Spokesman; :56]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((For Roanoke residents conserving water is nothing new... City residents have been under mandatory water restrictions since mid-June... That after Carvin's Cove fell to 26 feet below the spillway.
[SOT]
[IN Q=However, the drought]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: BUT THE DROUGHT IS AFFECTING AREAS OTHER THAN ROANOKE... LAST WEEK THE HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY ANNOUNCED THAT SOME COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO START CONSERVING AS WELL.))
[OUT Q=conserving as well]
[SOT 15:11:21]
[IN Q=The first issue is]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/ACTING COUNTY ADMIINISTRATOR: THE FIRST ISSUE IS THE DISCUSSION OF OUR WATER SUPPLY.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=our water supply]

Customers served by the Marrowbone Water Plant are being asked to voluntarily conserve water. Water flow into the plant is measuring half an inch compared to the normal level of 3 to 4 inches.
[SOT 15:12:19]
[IN Q=This is the]

((MIKE WARD: THIS IS THE LOWEST RATE THEY'VE PUMPED AT SINCE 1976.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=at since 1976]

Residents are asked not to water their lawns or wash their cars at home. And not to water gardens during the peak hours of 6AM to 7PM. The county also asks residents to only wash dishes and clothes when there's a full load. But these voluntary restrictions just may not be enough.
[SOT 15:14:54]
[IN Q=The worst part]

((TIM HALL/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: THE WORST PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT THE WORST PART MAY NOT EVEN BE HERE YET. ))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=be here yet]

The drought back in 1999 saw water levels into the plant higher than they are now and that was at the end of the summer. Officials worry because we still have two more dry months of summer...but are hopeful the voluntary restrictions will work.
[SOT 15:15:13]
[IN Q=Track records indicate]

((BENNY SUMERLIN/ACTING COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: 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.))
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[OUT Q=to be sufficient]

And if residents act as efficiently as they did during restrictions in 1999 then water usage could go down about 25 percent. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Trade-mission]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-1:08:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Mark Warner is looking to the Far East to help southwest Virginia's economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner will lead a two week trade mission to China and Japan in November to promote Virginia's agriculture and technology.
The governor plans to meet with business and government leaders.
The Asia trip will be Warner's first trade mission as governor.
In addition to Tokyo, the delegation will travel to Beijing and Shanghai.
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[SOT 13:08:19-34]
[IN Q=WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY]
[SUPER=01-George Newstrom/VA Secretary of Technology]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=FAST-GROWING PLACE OF THE WORLD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Last year Chinese and Japanese consumers spent more than one and a half billion dollars for Virginia products.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack - TC-18:57]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taming urban wildlife, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, were two of the issues that brought us viewer mail this week.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=@file; :05]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]

((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.))
[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come, the the Avalanche played host to Winston-Salem at Memorial Stadium. Travis Wells will have more in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, some animals in southwest virginia are getting a helping hand in finding new homes. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Mill-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-1:55:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Mill Mountain Zoo is celebrating a birthday and everyone's invited.
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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]
[RUNS=:14]
[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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[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=VAProfile#5 TC-1:4510]
[GRAPHIC=Va Profile]

Unwanted or neglected dogs and horses can have a new home. Noah's Station is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting the animals healthy and finding them new owners. In today's Virginia Profile, New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon takes a look at some of their success stories.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[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!!]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:29]
[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.))
[OUT Q=FABULOUS.]

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]
[IN Q=That's]

((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.))
[OUT Q=THIS]

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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[SOT 20:18:00]
[IN Q=I just]

((KARA WILSON/ADOPTED A DOG; I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND I REALLY LIKED HIM REALLY GOOD.))
[OUT Q=GOOD]
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[SOT 22:51:18]
[IN Q=we're]

((WE'RE PRETTY VERSATILE BUT OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE HORSES AND DOGS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY. ))
[OUT Q=HAPPY.]

And that the new owners are too. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Galax.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Noah's Station also provide obedience training, medical rehabilitation and boarding.

[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up in sports, Brazil takes home the hardware from the World Cup, Busch racing from Wisconsin, plus..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]


Tiki Barber weighs in on this guy--Delvin Joyce, who just might end up next to him in the Giants backfield this season.
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[S-Soccer]


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


Brazil wrapped up a record 5th World Cup title this morning beating another world power in Germany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Yokohama, Japan/ESPN; :00]


It was a festive atmosphere in Japan for the final. Superstar Renaldo got the Brazilians started with this rebound goal midway thru the second half. It was his 7th of the tournament. Renaldo wasn't done though. He would add this pretty tally to put Germany away and Brazil claims the World Cup 2-nil. As for Renaldo, he ties Pele with 12 career World Cup goals including 8 in this year's tournament.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC2854]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche entered today's contest against Winston-Salem with a record of just 4 and 6 in the second half of the Carolina League season and a three game losing streak. The Avs were hoping to break the trend at Salem Memorial.
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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-Braves]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC958]
[GRAPHIC=None]


[WIPE TO ENG!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/TBS Sports; :00]


In the big leagues today the Braves tried to finish off a three game sweep with the Red Sox. The Sox pounded out three homers on the afternoon including this one from Nomar Garciaparra for this tenth of the season.
But the two teams went to extra innings tied at 3. In the top of the tenth, Atlanta got this RBI double from Keith Lockhart that scored Darren Bragg--the first of four Braves runs in the inning. Atlanta beats Boston 7 to 3 for its tenth win in the past 11 games.
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[S-Delvin]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 :37TC]
[GRAPHIC=BARBERS]


Now that the Barbers have wrapped up their annual football camp in the valley - they will soon be in full pads in training camp. 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 Tiki will 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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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Giants Tailback; :05]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...down on finally."]
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[S-Busch]


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


We finish up on the track in Milwaukee where the Busch Series put the hammer down in this afternoon's GNC Live Well 250.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/FX; :00]


Defending race champ Greg Biffle was living well, because he started from the pole. Midway thru the race, Shane Hmiel and Kerry Earnhardt get 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 do the tango on the front stretch. Vickers gets the worst of that one.
Biffle dominated the day, leading 168 of 250 laps. He cruises to victory lane for his second win this season and 7th of his career. He also becomes the first repeat winner at the Milwaukee Mile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/2nd Win this Season; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=track position was everything."]
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[anchor=travis]

Stacy Compton had engine trouble and finished 33rd this afternoon.[graphic=nascar]