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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Rising floodwaters in Texas force hundreds more from their homes. Businesses outside the city of Roanoke begin to feel the pinch of mandatory water restrictions. And, the King of Pop lashes out at the recording industry.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.




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[VO-NAT]

A week of heavy rain and flooding takes an emotional and financial toll on the state of Texas.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[TX-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
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With thunderstorms still in the forecast for several days, there seems to be no end in sight for weary Texans. Heavy rain and flooding has left at least eight people dead and caused millions of dollars in damage. Manuel Gallegus reports the rain may have receded in some parts of the state, but there are now new water worries.
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[IN Q=Floodwaters in ]
[SUPER=03-Texas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hancock/Castroville Mayor; :30QUICK]
[SUPER=@gallegus2; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=CBS News. ]

((
JUST AS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TEXAS GOT A BIT OF A BREAK FROM FLOODING, A SERIES OF STORMS CAUSED NEW FLOODING IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE.

- NAT SOT - RESIDENT - NO TIME FOR CG:

"It's going up fast, you can see....(covered with video) oh, god, it's going way up..this is what I was afraid of."
RAGING WATERS HAVE RACED THROUGH HOMES.. CHASING SOME 4-THOUSAND PEOPLE AWAY.

(nats..wet vac)


NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO LEAVE. SOME BUSINESS OWNERS ARE DETERMINED TO STAY RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE, DESPITE WARNINGS FROM CITY OFFICIALS.

SOT - Mayor Bob Hancock/Castroville, TX

"What can you tell em? say good luck, and hopefully you'll be here in the morning."

(nat pop...'uh oh, the whole things moving, oh my god')


THERE WAS WORRY RISING WATERS WOULD JUMP THIS 90 YEAR OLD DAM NEAR SAN ANTONIO. BUT THE RAIN HAS RETREATED, AT LEAST FOR NOW. .. GIVING RESIDENTS DOWNSTREAM SOME HOPE -- THAT THEY MAY NOT BE NEXT.

SOT - resident - NO CG - "I really think we might be safe, but if the

dam breaks, none of us will be safe."

(nats..water)

WITH THUNDERSTORMS AND MORE HEAVY RAIN IN THE FORECAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. ...ALREADY SWOLLEN RIVERS CAN'T TAKE MUCH MORE. AND HOMEOWNERS DOWNSTREAM ARE FEARFUL OF AN UNWANTED GUEST.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS.
))


[Moneta-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Bedford County is also dealing with the effects of Mother Nature.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Residents in Moneta near Smith Mountain Lake are recovering from a fierce storm that hit Friday afternoon just after four o'clock.
The storm downed numerous trees, caused at least one road closure, and left thousands without power.
The owner of this business had to call in a crane just to remove all the trees including one that fell on this more than one hundred fifty year old building.
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[SOT 8:47]
[IN Q=It was really strange]

((MIKE STAMPER/BUSINESS OWNER: IT WAS REALLY STRANGE. WE COULDN'T KEEP THE FRONT DOOR CLOSED AND WE WERE HOLDING ONTO IT. BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE THE THINGS OFF THE FRONT PORCH. THERE WERE PLASTIC ITEMS SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH THAT DIDN'T WEIGH ANYTHING AT ALL AND IT LEFT THEM ALONE SO YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO. IF YOU CAN WALK AWAY FROM IT, WE'RE HAPPY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stamper/Business Owner]
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[OUT Q=we're happy]
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[VO-NAT]


Southside Electric reports 21-hundred homes and businesses lost power, mainly in Bedford County.
Almost everyone was back on-line this morning.
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[Water-Restrictions]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Roanoke's main water supply is nearly 28 feet below the spillway.
As the level of Carvin's Cove continues to fall, resident's frustration is on the rise.
And as Justin McLeod discovered-- mandatory water restrictions have left some area growers high and dry.
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[SOT 14:24:28]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF CASH REGISTER]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Walter/Business Owner; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :55]
[SUPER=01-Mort Rosenberg/Roanoke Resident; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF CASH REGISTER; 14:24:28))
Here at Walter's Greenhouse, it is definetely NOT business as usual.
[SOT 14:32:19]
[IN Q=Right now, it's virtually]

((RAY WALTER/WALTER GREENHOUSE: RIGHT NOW, IT'S VIRTUALLY BUSINESS IS DRIED UP.))
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[OUT Q=is dried up]


Just take a look inside Ray Walter's greenhouse.
What is normally full is now empty.
Most of the plants are in a compost pile located in the backyard.
[SOT 14:14:41]
[IN Q=We've got plenty of water]

((RAY WALTER: WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF WATER HERE TO WATER THESE PLANTS. WE CAN KEEP THEM ALIVE. WE CAN KEEP THEM LOOKING GOOD. BUT THERE'S NO SENSE TO IT CAUSE YOU CAN'T SELL THEM.))
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[OUT Q=can't sell them]


The problem is not here in Hardy where the business is located but rather down the road in Roanoke.
Mandatory water restrictions prohibit all residents from any outdoor watering.
As a result, greenhouses all over the region are suffering.
[SOT 16:57:46; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=Gardners are not completely]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: GARDNERS ARE NOT COMPLETEY WITHOUT WATER. THEY CAN GO TO SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE CITY INCLUDING THE ONE HERE AT WASENA PARK AND FILL UP ON UNTREATED WATER. IT IS FREE AND AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.))
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[OUT Q=24 hours a day]

((NAT SOUND OF PUTTING WATER CONTAINERS IN WHEELBARREL 14:39:03))
Mort Rosenberg uses those water sources.
He's been filling up at least once a week, trying to prevent his vegetable garden from going down the drain.
[SOT 14:38:03]
[IN Q=We've managed to keep]

((MORT ROSENBERG/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE'VE MANAGED TO KEEP EVERYTHING STILL GREEN BUT A LOT OF OUR PLANTS OUR SHRUBY IS SUFFERING.))
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[OUT Q=is suffering]

((NAT SOUND OF RAY WALTER WATERING))
Ray Walter wishes to end that suffering.
He wants the city to allow residents to water their gardens one day a week.
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[IN Q=They could divide]

((RAY WALTER/WALTER'S GREENHOUSE: THEY COULD DIVIDE THE CITY UP INTO SEVEN REGIONS AND SAY OK THIS REGION THIS DAY, THIS DAY AND SHARE THE WATER.))
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[OUT Q=share the water]


It is an idea Walter's hopes will keep his business afloat and once again have area growers blooming with pride.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Rke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jen]
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Another hotel in Roanoke was robbed this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

Police say the Ramada Inn off of Franklin Road was held up around 5 by an armed man. This is the second hotel robbery in two days in the area. Last night - around the same time - the Econo Lodge on Orange Avenue was targeted. Officials can not say whether the same suspect is responsible for both incidents.
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[PINNACLE PAGE FS] If you have any information on these robberies, you are asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 345-8500.
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[Covington]


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It's a move to help get downtown Covington's economy rolling. The city has received a federal grant to help turn two former railroad passenger stations into office buildings. The 150-thousand dollar grant comes out of a Congressional program to fund the rehabilitation of transportation-related structures. It's the third straight year Covington has received federal money for these types of projects. The first train station was built in 1890 and the second one came in 1915. By the early 1990s, both buildings had been abandoned and left to rot. The new office complexes will house the Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society, among other groups and businesses.



[Checkpoint]


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The Roanoke Police Department is calling it a success.
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[VO-NAT]
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Last night, police set up a sobriety checkpoint in the 1600 block of Orange Avenue.
In a five hour period, they pulled over more than 13-hundred motorists and arrested five people for D-U-I.
Officers also used the opportunity to educate the general public about the dangers of drinking and driving.
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[SOT 15:49:51]
[IN Q=The brochures is just information]

((SGT. B.F. ASBURY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: THE BROCHURES IS JUST INFORMATION PERTAINING TO SOME OF THE COSTS OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE HOW IT ONLY TAKES A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL TO IMPAIR YOUR DRIVING AND THE DANGERS OF BASICALLY OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WHETHER IT WOULD BE ALCOHOL OR ANY SELF INDUCED DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. B.F. Asbury/Roanoke City Police Dept.]
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[OUT Q=self induced drugs]
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[VO-NAT]


Officers also issued more than 70 summonses for other traffic violations such as expired licenses and decals.
A grant of 15-thousand dollars from the D-M-V paid for the costs involved in this weekend's sobriety checkpoint.
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[Afghanistan]


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[WRITER=tha]
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President Bush says the U-S has expressed its condolences to Afghanistan following the assassination of a top official.
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[VO-NAT 15:14:04]
[SUPER=@file; ]

Vice President Abdul Qadir (kah-DEER) and his driver were killed in Kabul (Cobble). The Afghan government is handling the investigation... but the president says the U-S is ready to help if asked.
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[sot 15:06:31]
[IN Q= The ]

((THE ADMINISTRATION AND OUR COUNTRY MOURNS THE LOSS OF A MAN WHO DESIRED FREEDOM AND STABILITY FOR THE COUNTRY HE LOVED. WE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH CHAIRMAN KARZAI, EXPRESSED OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE CHAIRMAN AND THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN, WHO LOST A GOOD AND VALUED FRIEND. ))
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[out q= good and valued friend.]
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[vo-nat 15:08:33 ] Bush spoke from his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine where he is celebrating his 56th birthday.
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[Gun-Arrest]


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A man was arrested today for carrying a weapon near a Maine airport just before President Bush arrived.
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[VO-NAT (7 feed) 3:52:53]
[SUPER=03-Sanford, ME;]

Police say 38- year- old Christopher Willey is being held on charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
A loaded nine-millimenter gun was also found in his vehicle. Authorities found Willey on a road that had been closed because of the president's arrival. Willey is expected to be arraigned on Monday.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Nascar was back at Daytona with the running of the Pepsi 4-hundred.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Roanoke Steam was trying to get back up to 5-hundred with a win over Rochester. Travis Wells will have highlights a little later in sports.
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[Missing-Girl]


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A month has passed since 14-year old Elizabeth Smart was reported kidnapped from her bedroom, but volunteers are still coming out to search for any sign of her.
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[VO-NAT - :13.5 -- 19:41:37]
[SUPER=03-Near Salt Lake City, UT; ]

Today an organized search took dozens of volunteers to Butterfield Canyon, about 20-miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
The volunteers checked every culvert and bush along roads they believe a kidnapper could have driven past.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Life carries on...]

((LIFE CARRIES ON SO WE KNOW PEOPLE HAVE TO GET BACK TO THEIR EARNING LIVING AND TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN FAMILIES BUT WE'RE STILL TRYING TO MAKE AS MUCH TIME AND POSSIBLE AND WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT.))
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[OUT Q=are coming out.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

The Smart family says they realize the pool of volunteers is shrinking by the week now, but they remain grateful to all who've given time.
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[Frankenheimer]


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John Frankenheimer, director of film classics like "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Seven Days In May," has died at the age of 72.
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[VO-NAT]

Frankenheimer passed away at a Los Angeles hospital of a stroke due to complications following spinal surgery. He was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards in a career that spanned nearly five decades.
[SUPER=04-MGM]

His work ranged from social dramas to political thrillers, and included a highly regarded run of feature films in the 1960s, and a string of 152 live television dramas in the '50s.
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[Jackson]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Some harsh words tonight from the King of Pop. Today- Michael Jackson accused his record company of racism. Whitney Casey has more.
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[SOT 19:24:30]
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[SUPER=@File;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jackson/Pop Star; :30]
[SUPER=20-Whitney Casey; :55]
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[OUT Q=the greatest performer, unbelievable.]

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, plenty of Nascar highlights from Daytona, but first we'll check in on a different sort of race.
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[VO-NAT]

plus Spain is getting ready for its annual running of the bulls. We'll have that and more when we return.
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[Profile-Promo]


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The Roanoke Valley served as a temporary garage for hundreds of classic automobiles this past week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Week;]

Owners of the cars say restoring and taking care of these cars can try one's patience, but the rewards make it worth while. Leland Smith has been collecting Studebakers for more than 20 years, but his 1963 Gran Turismo Hawk is one of his favorites.
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[IN Q=This particular...]

((LELAND SMITH/STUDEBAKER OWNER; THIS PARTICULAR CAR HAS BEEN PAINTED, I WOULDN'T CALL IT A COMPLETELY RESTORED CAR AND IT'S GOT A 135-THOUSAND MILES ON IT, STILL RUNS GOOD. AND IT HAS AIR CONDITIONING WHICH IS WONDERFUL.))
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[OUT Q=which is wonderful.]
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[VO-NAT]

The cars were in town for the first ever Star City Motor Madness 4th of July celebration. We'll have more on the classic cars and their owners tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Dressage]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Horsemen from around the area were demonstrating some fancy footwork today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

Dozens of competetors were showing off at a Southwest Virginia Dressage Association horse show at Green Hill Park. Dressage was once an activity of Royalty, but has since developed into a competitive sport. These exercises used to prepare horses and their riders for the battlefield, but now they compete for points in the ring.
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[SOT 00:40:14]
[IN Q=Competitive dressage]
[SUPER=01-Gary Goodale;]

((COMPETITIVE DRESSAGE IS A RELATIVELY MODERN I GUESS WE WOULD SAY DISCIPLINE, IT IS AN OLYMPIC DISCIPLINE, AND IT IS BASICALLY AS BECKY SAID A WAY TO TRAIN THE HORSE TO BE SUPPLE AND OBEDIENT AND TO LIVE A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE AND HEALTH LIFE TOO, YES.))
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[OUT Q=AND HEALTHY LIFE, TOO, YES.]
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[VO-NAT - :04+]

Exhibitors were competing for points for year-end awards.
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[Running-Bull]


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MILLIONS gathered in the streets of Pamplona, Spain today to kick off the famous "Running of the Bulls" festival.

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[SOT 33:42:16]
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((MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC))
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[VO-NAT 31:59:13 (3pm feed)]
[SUPER=03-Pamplona, Spain]

Partygoers dressed in red and white celebrated by throwing eggs and flour and drinking plenty of champagne. Fireworks or the "big shot" mark the beginning of the "San Fermin Festival" and nine days of partying.
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[SOT 33:23:19]
[IN Q=It was a bit]

((IT WAS A BIT CRAZY HERE. STUFF WAS BEING THROWN AND IT WAS LIKE A BIG MOSH PIT, EVERYBODY GOING TOGETHER AND DRINKING, EVERYBODY DRUNK AND GLASS ALL OVER THE FLOOR. IT WAS PRETTY CRAZY.))
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[OUT Q=was pretty crazy]
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[VO-NAT]

After a 20- hour non-stop fiesta a handful of people will risk their lives in a three- minute dash from six fighting bulls. The event usually passes without violence but this year Spanish officials are concerned about possible attacks by a Basque separatist group. So far no problems have been reported.
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[S-Daytona]


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Rain forced the postponement of Winston Cup Happy Hour practice Saturday, which made for some anxious moments at the outset of last night's Pepsi 400 from the World Center of Racing. And eventually the big wreck reared its ugly head.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/Fox Sports; :00]


Kevin Harvick started on the pole for the first time in his career as the season marked the halfway point tonight.

It didn't take long for the fur to fly as Tony Stewart gets turned around by Elliott Sadler and Matt Kenseth just two laps in. Stewart remember blew an engine early in the Daytona 500 in February. Tonight he finished in the back of the pack again.
Mike Wallace brought out the third caution flag in the first 17 laps. Wallace had a little help on this wild ride from Steve Park. But that was mild compared to this.
With under 25 laps to go, Dale Jarrett and Jeff Burton touched setting off this multi-car melee. Joe Nemechek and Brett Bodine each made hard contact with the wall. Fifteen cars were involved. Fortunately everyone was o-k.
Ryan Newman brought out a late caution and there was no red flag tonight. Michael Waltrip takes the yellow and the checkers for his first win since the 2001 Daytona 500. DEI cars have now won 5 of the last 7 restrictor plate races.

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[SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/2nd Career Win; :00]
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[OUT Q=..we're gonna celebrate."]
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[S-Results]


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[GO TO NASCAR BOARDS] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//7. Todd Bodine//8. Jimmie Johnson//9. Ward Burton//10. Geoffrey Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Kevin Harvick//12. Elliott Sadler//13. Jeremy Mayfield//14. Terry Labonte//15. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Bobby Hamilton//17. Bill Elliott//18. Stacy Compton//19. Kyle Petty//20. Casey Atwood//;]
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[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[S-Steam]


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With a record of 6 and 7, the Roanoke Steam is out of playoff contention. Last night, the Steam tried to salvage a little pride against another 6 and 7 team, the Rochester Brigade.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Last night's contest was the second to last home game of the season for the Steam.
Rochester was on the move early, but Lamont Coleman coughs up the pigskin. James Everage picks it up and rumbles into the end zone right at our cameras and the Steam led it 10-6.
A little later, Glen Young comes up with the big sack on former Steam quarterback Matt D'Orazio. Shawn Patterson then airs it out to Charvin Clark for the touchdown and Roanoke had a 17 to 6 cushion.
[SUPER=36-Rochester/20/Roanoke/33/;]

And the Steam goes on to win it 33 to 20.
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[S-Peters]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Appalachian League season is a little over two weeks old. But for the Danville Braves', Yaron Peters, it's only a few days old. And as intern reporter Bekkah Warburton explains, Peters has made a big impact in just a short time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Yaron Peters/Danville Braves First Baseman; :16]
[SUPER=04-2002 College World Series; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bekkah Warburton/Reporting; :46]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Henriquez/Danville Braves Manager; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Yaron Peters hasn't had to much time to warm up to his new teamates. He arrived earlier this week straight from his college world series championship appearance with the South Carolina Game Cocks. ((:))
Peters and his South Carolina teammates had an incredible run in the college world series, taking out Clemson on the way to a runner up finish to the Texas Longhorns in the championship. For Peters, now it's time to grow up. ((:))
His mature approach is producing some positive results. While his batting average is low, Peters had five RBI's and one homerun in just four games. ((:)) ((:))
Peters and the Braves return home for a three game homestand with Martinsville beginning July 10th. In Danville, Bekkah Warburton, News 7 sports.))

[S-Serena]


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[WRITER=twe]
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To the court, where Serena Williams kept her older sister Venus from a Wimbledon three peat and claimed her first championship at the all-England club with a straight set win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England/NBC Sports; :00]


It was the ninth meeting between the two siblings.Venus owned a 20 match win streak at Wimbledon. But the day belonged to Serena.
Little Sis won the first set in a tiebreaker. Serena went on to take the match 7-6 and 6-3. She didn't drop a set in the two week tournament, and now holds a record of 36 and 3 this year, which includes five tournament titles.
Together, the Williams sisters have won seven of the past 12 Grand Slam events.
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[S-Armstrong]


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American Lance Armstrong needed just four miles to take the lead at the Tour de France. Yesterday Armstrong took the prologue at cycling's premier event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Luxembourg/OLN; :00]


Armstrong began his bid for a 4th straight tour title by finishing the four and a third mile time trial in nine minutes, eight seconds. He finished two seconds ahead of Frenchman Laurent Jalabert. The 30 year old Texan grabbed the yellow jersey for now. The race ends in Paris on July 27th.
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[Lawnmower-Races]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Finally tonight... it isn't NASCAR, but it's gaining popularity and was even televised today.
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[SOT 02:50:30]
[IN Q=NATS OF MOTORS]

((NATS OF MOTORS))
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[OUT Q=NATS OF MOTORS]
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It's the annual lawnmower races held in Greenville, South Carolina. It was all part of the Great American Motor Fair at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Finely tuned machines such as the "Sod-zilla" and "Mister Mo-jangles" took part in the event. It all started as an April Fool's joke ten years ago, but today's competition is just one of ten in the "U-S Lawnmower Racing Association". (------------) Participants compete for points for a national championship.