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[ANCHOR=Keith]

They're smiling in Southside, where a company will soon be making toothpaste tubes.
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[VO-NAT]


And a retirement home is anything but peaceful when a man in his 90s shoots his wife, then himself.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, Tiger Woods withdraws from this week's PGA event, the Avalanche looks to continue its winning ways, and
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[VO-NAT]


it's not drag racing, but these parachutes do involve speed. Steve Mason will explain in just a few.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Damaging thunderstorms this afternoon down trees, produce large hail and flood some regions. A summary of the day coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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A foot chase along the Roanoke River ends when police stumble across a dead man.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

Shannon is off tonight.[Roanoke-Body]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke Police were chasing a suspect when they ran across a body.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


About 4 this afternoon, officers were running after a man near the Roanoke River.
The chase ended abruptly when they spotted a dead body on the river bank.
The man apparently died in his chair while fishing.
Police aren't releasing his name yet ... but they say he was in his 30s and appears to have died as a result of serious health problems.
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((SHELLY ALLEY: WE DON'T SEE ANY SIGNS OF FOUL PLAY, BUT WE WILL INVESTIGATE IT AND MAKE THE DETERMINATION FOR SURE.))

[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=FOR SURE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Area residents say the man often fished at that spot on the river. He'd been there for several hours.
The man police were trying to arrest got away.
Officers say he had a few outstanding warrants ... and they're still looking for him.
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[FM-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC37:03]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

A grim situation this morning inside a private room at a Roanoke County retirement community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A spokesperson for Friendship Manor says 92- year old Duane Collier shot his wife in the Health Care Center before turning the gun on himself around nine o'clock. Collier died at the scene. His 91- year old wife, Grace, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Her condition has NOT been released. The couple lived in an apartment in the independent living section of Friendship Manor for several years. But Grace Collier had recently been moved to the health care center. Employees say when Duane Collier entered her room-- they heard a noise and went in to find the couple. No one else was hurt.
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[Marye]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
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Virginia's senior State Senator is calling it quits after almost three decades on the job. 76-year-old Democrat Madison Marye says he will step down from the 39th District seat this summer.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more...Rachel? Keith, the senior senator says he will send Governor Mark Warner an official letter of resignation in about 60-days.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1; ]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

It's a decision he has been considering for a while. And now that its made - there are questions about a replacement.
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[OUT Q=DECISION TRUTHFULLY.]

((NATS "LETS SAY GOODBYE LIKE WE SAID HELLO IN A FRIENDLY KIND OF WAY THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO." Madison Marye isn't singing the blues about retirement. He says it's time to focus on family.
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[SOT 33:36:07]
[IN Q=I'm ]

((I'M MOVING ALONG IN YEARS AND I WANT TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH MY FAMILY AND GRANDCHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=GRANDCHILDREN.]

The cattle farmer also attributes the decision to redistricting. With the new lines, Marye's 39th District, representing parts of Southwest Virginia, was effectively dissolved. The new 39th covers Northern Virginia. Marye says since redistricting, he's not even sure who his constituents are.
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[IN Q=one person]

((ONE PERSON TELLS ME WELL YOUR SUPPOSE TO REPRESENT PEOPLE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THEN ANOTHER PERSON TELLS ME I WON'T SAY NAMES BUT YOU JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU REPRESENT THE PEOPLE THAT ELECTED YOU IT'S NOT FAIR TO SOMEBODY IN MY JUDGMENT, IT'S VERY IRRITATING.))
[OUT Q=IRRITATING]

There's 18-months left on Marye's current term. So the question is...should a special election be held in Southwest Virginia or Northern Virginia where the new district is? Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says state law is clear.
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[IN Q=GENERAL]

((JERRY KILGORE/(R) VA ATTORNEY GENERAL; GENERAL BEALES RULED THAT YOU RUN IN THE NEW SEAT IF THERE'S A VACANCY AND MADISON MARYE'S SEAT WAS MOVED FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA.))
[OUT Q=NORTHERN VIRGINIA.]

Marye says that's the probable outcome and that his party is scrambling for a candidate. There's no word yet on who the Republican party is considering.
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[SOT 42:04:04]
[IN Q=if i'd]

((IF I'D KNOWN I WAS THIS IMPORTANT I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVEN'T MADE THIS DECISION TRUTHFULLY. ))
[OUT Q=TRUTHFULLY.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Late this afternoon I spoke with Northern Virginian Republican Delegate Jay O'Brien - he says he will be a candidate for the seat if in fact the election is held in that part of the state. There's a case in Federal Court right now dealing with using voters in a new district to fill a vacant seat.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]

Its outcome may affect the special election to fill Marye's position.

[React-Marye]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He will be missed...that was the sentiment among state leaders today about the upcoming retirement of Senator Marye.
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Members of both parties expressed disappointment that the Shawsville Democrat is calling it quits.
Governor Warner said today he tried unsuccessfully to talk the Senator out of retiring.
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[IN Q=WHEN MADISON STEPS DOWN THE SENATE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHEN MADISON STEPS DOWN THE SENATE WILL NOT ONLY BE LOSING A GREAT ADVOCATE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION BUT ONE OF THE BEST STORYTELLERS AND I THINK THE IDEA OF LOSING HIS FAMED UNCLE BILLY WILL BE A GREAT LOSS FOR THE SENATE AND A GREAT LOSS FOR VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=and a great loss for Virginia.]
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Marye is known for his common sense approach and folksy references to his fictional Uncle Billy and the boys down at the barber shop.
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[IN Q=If you go down to the barber shop]
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[OUT Q=shooting rats down at the landfill. LAUGHTER]
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said the General Assembly will certainly miss Marye's Southwest Virginia wit.
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[Danville-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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A toothpaste tube factory is bringing smiles, and new jobs, to Danville. Governor Warner's office says Essel Pro-Pack will locate its first U-S plant in Danville .. creating 81 new jobs. The company is the world's largest maker of laminated and plastic tubes. The plant in Airside Industrial Park will manufacture toothpaste tubes for a Procter and Gamble factory in Greensboro.

[Va-Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Virginia's unemployment rate changed little in May.
The Virginia Employment Commission says May's jobless rate was four-point-one percent, a slight increase from the April level of four percent.
The May rate was Virginia's highest May jobless level in five years.
Martinsville had the highest rate at 18-point-6 percent.
Five communities had an unemployment rate below two percent including the city of Lexington and Highland County.



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


If you've been to Bedford's D-Day Memorial this summer, you know how hot it can be.
Next on News 7, see how a new program is working to make the trip a little easier on visitors.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Mill Mountain Zoo gets ready to celebrate more than our nation's independence this Fourth of July.
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[D-Day-Tours]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Summertime may be the season for family vacations, but high temperatures can also keep some tourists at home.
Steve Smallshaw shows us how the staff at Bedford's D-Day Memorial is helping some visitors beat the heat.
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(( As tourist sites go, Bedford's National D-Day Memorial is fairly easy to navigate and interpret on your own.
But add the heat of a summer afternoon, and some tourists might find a visit to the site a little daunting.
So for a few extra dollars, the memorial now offers hourly walking and riding tours..
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..predictably, more visitors are choosing to dodge the sun and hop on board a golf cart.
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((SHANNON BROOKS/ASSISTANT SITE MANAGER: PEOPLE REALLY JUST WOULD RATHER RIDE THAN WALK. YOU'VE GOT YOUR BUILT-IN SHADE, YOU GET A NICE BREEZE, AND YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO TELL YOU ALL THE THINGS THAT OTHERWISE YOU REALLY WOULDN'T GET A CHANCE TO KNOW ABOUT, IF YOU JUST CAME THROUGH ON YOUR OWN.))
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((THE AIR CONDITIONER WORKS GOOD WHEN WE'RE MOVING. YOU STOP, THAT SUCKER CUTS OFF JUST LIKE THAT.))
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In just two days, the response has been overwhelming.
Riders included Bill and Jean Tuck who have already visited Normandy.. and figured Bedford was a logical follow-up.
[SOT 14:29:24]

((BILL TUCK/TOURIST: AND WE WANTED TO COME UP HERE AND SEE THIS. JEAN TUCK/TOURIST: WITH THE GOLF CART WE FELT LIKE WE COULD TAKE IN SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST WALKING.))
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[OUT Q=than just walking.]


Even at a time when the memorial needs every penny it can get, the fees for the tours are just a drop in the revenue bucket (14:18:xx)
Officials say the real value for tourists is getting more a personal, firsthand account from the men of D-Day.
[SOT 14:01:54]

((IT'S REALLY NOT ABOUT GENERATING REVENUE. CERTAINLY WE APPRECIATE THE REVENUE AND IT IS VERY USEFUL. BUT PRIMARILY OUR PURPOSE HERE IS EDUCATIONAL. AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY OF OFFERING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO THE PUBLIC OF TEACHING PEOPLE WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY AND WHY IT MATTERS NOW.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A federal judge in Lynchburg will hear the case against Richard Burrow.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


The attorney for former president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation wanted the case kept in Roanoke.
But the U-S Attorney's office said it should be moved to the Lynchburg division.
Today, U-S District Judge James Turk sided with the government.
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[US-Airways]


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[WRITER=dse]
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The union representing U-S Airways flight attendants has approved 77-million dollars in pay and benefits concessions to help their financially ailing employer.
The agreement must be ratified by the union's members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


U-S Airways is seeking a federally guaranteed loan of one billion dollars but first must make a nearly equal amount of wage and benefit concessions from workers.
The airline has said it will seek bankruptcy protection if it cannot get the loan and the concessions.
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[Stocks]


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Wall Street again lost ground as uncertainty hangs over the market. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 102 points.
NASDAQ gave up 46.
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[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
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It could take months to cut a deal, and years to make the necessary improvements, but Roanoke City and Roanoke County officials say they are confident they can come to terms on a regional water authority.
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


As the drought has drained Carvins Cove, city and county officials have been meeting behind the scenes. They say they've determined that a regional authority is in both communities' best interest.
Though there are many details, large and small, that must be resolved, officials say they believe their negotiations will be successful.
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[IN Q=We have willing partners]

((GARY ROBERTSON/COUNTY UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE HAVE WILLING PARTIES ON BOTH SIDES AND I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY HALF THE BATTLE TO MAKE SURE IT'S SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE WANTS.)) ((MIKE MCEVOY/CITY UTILITIES DIRECTOR: I THINK WE BOTH HAVE SOMETHING TO PUT IN THE MIX TO MAKE THE PROJECT SUCCESSFUL.))
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[OUT Q=to make the project successful.]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Right now the discussions include Roanoke County and Roanoke City, but officials say they hope that once the authority is up and running, that other local governments in western Virginia will join them.
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[MM-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=csc]
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The Mill Mountain Zoo's getting ready for its 50th birthday celebration.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The gates opened for the first time on July Fourth, 19-52.
So along with Independence Day festivities, the Zoo will host a brithday party this year.
Officials say state budget cuts have slowed the zoo's growth..
But because of strong attendance, the zoo has *not* had to cut back on exhibits and educational programs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=01:10:15]

((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR; ONCE WE GROW A LITTLE BIT MORE HAVE A FEW MORE NEW EXHIBITS A FEW MORE SPECIES THEN WE INDEED CAN BECOME A LITTLE BIT MORE SELF-SUSTAINING.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director]
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[OUT Q="more self-sustaining"]
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[VO-NAT]


On Thursday the zoo will host special programs all day, and in the evening it will serve as a great vantage-point for the fireworks show at Victory Stadium.
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[Sports tease]


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On the way in sports, Venus Williams rolls at Wimbledon, Justin London and Anthony Hackett are making good use of their summer, and
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[VO-NAT]


we'll hear from the Salem Avalanche, which is on the verge of its first three game sweep of the second half.
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[S-Vacation]


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[WRITER=sma]
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For most graduating high school seniors, summer means their last real vacation before college. But Steve Mason says summer is more like boot camp for college bound football stars Justin London and Anthony Hackett.
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[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((Five days a week, nearly three hours a day, UCLA's Justin London and Ohio University's Hackett push their bodies to the limit. ((:)) ((:))
The countless number of campers weren't the only ones listening closely to Ronde and Tiki Barber at their camp. London and Hackett were all ears when two of the NFL's brightest stars spoke up. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Through internet surfing, Hackett found and ordered the speed parachute, a device endorsed by Deion Sanders and Barry Sanders. That exercise, in addition to a speed sled, hill running and serious weight lifting and London has added 15 pounds of muscle in 8 weeks. Hackett has gained 30 pounds without losing speed. ((:)) ((:))
Hackett reports to freshman camp August fifth while London arrives at UCLA August 12th where he will begin practice immediately with the entire team. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Salem Avalanche will play its final home game until July 15th tonight. The Avs would rather not leave home after stringing together a five game win streak at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The players took some B-P this afternoon. The Avalanche is third in the Carolina League in hitting. Twelve games into the second half, the club leads the Southern Division with a .500 record. Hopefully, tonight's game with Winston-Salem will be a springboard to a great road trip.
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[S-Wimbledon]


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Venus Williams showed some speed this afternoon at Wimbledon, dispatching of Elena Likhotseva in just 44 minutes.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England/TNT; :00]


Williams won the quarterfinal matchup in straight sets 6-2, and 6-love. Venus has dropped just one set in her five Wimbledon matches.
She'll now face off with Justine Henin in the semifinal round, a rematch of last year's finals. Henin survived two rain delays and Monica Seles this afternoon to win 7-5 and 7-6.
On the men's side of the draw, Belgium's Xavier Malisse took care of Greg Rusedski to advance.
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[S-Tiger]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-125 TC1054]
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We finish up with news from the links. Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this weekend's Western Open because of a non-specified illness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-2002 U.S.Open; :00]


The two time champion of the event had planned to make it his final tuneup before the British Open later this month. Woods, who won the Masters and U.S.Open will go after the third leg of the single season grand slam in Muirfield, Scotland. Tiger had played in 7 of the past 8 Western Opens. The tournament gets underway Thursday with Scott Hoch as the defending champ. (------------)