[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up on News 7-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

A behind the scenes look at what it takes to keep riders safe at the Salem Fair. The former president of the D-Day Memorial Foundation finds allies in some World War Two veterans. And, the world famous running of the bulls kicks off in Spain.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A fight inside a Roanoke County restaurant escalates into gunfire in the parking lot.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Waffle-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-1:15:22]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

Police are still trying to piece together this morning's series of events--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Officers say multiple shots were fired just outside the Waffle House restaurant, near Peters Creek Road and 5-81.
Detectives say two people exchanged words inside the restaurant before the shooting happened around five o'clock.
18 year old Vernon James Jones Junior suffered a superficial wound.
He was treated and released from Community Hospital.
Police say they have no suspects but believe anywhere from five to ten people were involved.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE ROA. COUNTY FS]
If you have any information, you are urged to call the Roanoke County Police Department at 561-8094.
(XXXXXX)




[Amusement-Rides]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:31:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Each year injuries at amusement parks send thousands to the hospital... Justin McLeod was at the Salem Fair today to see what steps are in place to ensure safety.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=@justin1; :26]
[SUPER=01-Tom DiDonato/Asst. Ride Superintendent; :55]
[SUPER=01-Danny Abner/Safety Consultant; 1:28]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Salem]

((((NAT SOUND AT 52:27))
They're fast....scary (SHOT AT 54:02)...and definitely mind boggling. (SHOT AT 57:34) ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF A RIDE))
They're just some of the thrill rides at this year's Salem Fair.
[SOT 58:55; 59:12]
[IN Q=It's not something]

((RACHEL BELTZ: IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD RIDE TWICE IN A HOUR.)) ((TONYA BELTZ: IT WAS AWESOME.))
[Runs= 03]
[OUT Q=was awesome]


Awesome but also sometimes dangerous. [TAKE GRAPHIC]
A recent study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports park rides sent more than ten thousand people to the emergency room in 1999.
[SOT 1:06:11]
[IN Q=Most of those injuries]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: MOST OF THOSE INJURIES WERE CAUSE BY THE RIDER NOT THE MACHINE. THAT'S PARTLY WHY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA RECENTLY PASSED A NEW LAW THAT WENT INTO EFFECT JULY 1ST. IT IS CALLED THE RIDER RESPONSIBILITY LAW AND IT BASICALLY SAYS YOU CAN BE CHARGED IF YOU ACT UP ON A RIDE.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=act up on a ride]

((NAT SOUND AT 17:55))
Even so, safety is taken very seriously here at the Salem Fair.
An independent safety consultant conducts a four day inspection before the fair opens. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF HAMMERING))
Each ride then undergoes a two hour daily inspection.
[SOT 42:04]
[IN Q=These are machinery]

((TOM DiDONATO/ASST. RIDE SUPERINTENDENT: THESE ARE MACHINERY. THESE ARE JUST LIKE YOUR CAR. WHEN YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN YOU DON'T BLAME IT ON ANYBODY YOU REPAIR IT. IT IS THE SAME THING WITH THESE MACHINES HERE. WHEN THEY BREAK, WE REPAIR EM. WE'RE CONSTANTLY ON TOP OF EVERYTHING.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=top of everything]


To prove it, we went along for an inspection. ((NAT SOUND "THAT'S WHAT THAT IS FOR" (SLAM) 23:45))
We watched as workers checked safety harnesses, pins, and did routine maintenance. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF RIDE RUNNING))
Each ride also runs empty every morning.
And if something even small goes wrong, the ride is shut down immediately.
That happened to this ride even though the manufacture says it is still safe to operate.
[SOT 33:45]
[IN Q=If we set it on manual]

((DANNY ABNER/SAFETY CONSULTANT: IF WE SET IT ON MANUAL THE LIGHT NO LONGER WORKS AND WE CHOOSE NOT TO RUN THE RIDE UNLESS WE KNOW IT IS 100-PERCENT.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=100-percent]


Even then, accidents can and will happen.
But these guys work day and night to make sure your thrill ride doesn't turn into a fatal attraction.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Salem.))

[Salem-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC-48:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Safety concerns haven't kept people away from the fair... in fact they're showing up in record numbers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The event is in its 15th year and is the second largest in the state.
A record crowd of more than forty thousand people attended the fair July fourth.
However, organizers do report crowds have been down when the temperature goes up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 43:21]
[IN Q=The crowds still come]

((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM FAIR DIRECTOR: THE CROWDS STILL COME BUT THEY COME LATER WHEN IT IS REALLY HOT. IT WAS EXTREMELY WARM AT THE MIDDLE PART OF LAST WEEK AND LATER PART. SO THE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSE TO COME OUT AT 4:30, 5, 6 O'CLOCK COME OUT AT 7:30, EIGHT O'CLOCK WHEN IT GETS COOLER IN THE EVENING.))
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Fair Director;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=in the evening]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The total attendance at the fair is expected to top more than 300-hundred thousand this year.
The Salem Fair runs every day until July 14th at the Salem Civic Center.
(------------)



[TX-Flooding]


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

The governor of Texas says the flooding in his state is worse than it looks on television. The death toll has now risen to 12 -- and the state is seeking more federal money to rebuild. This, as some residents returned home today, to find they have little left. Drew Levinson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New Braunfels, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lee Maxwell/Hit By Flooding; :15 QUICK ]
[SUPER=@Levinson2; :26 ]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Rick Perry/Texas; 1:05 ]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News.]

((

(nats...) LOCATOR: NEW BRAUNFELS, TX

AS FLOODWATERS CONTINUE TO TEAR THROUGH SOUTH-CENTRAL TEXAS, RESIDENTS ALREADY HIT BY HIGH-WATER ARE COMING BACK HOME.

(nats..'oh my gosh, where's my refridgerator?')


AND AS THEY WADE THROUGH THE MESS -- THE AFTERMATH OF THE FIERCE FLOODING IS SINKING IN.

(Sot - Mary Lee Maxwell/Hit By Flooding - "I could just cry - hope the

good lord helps me through this.")
THE SWOLLEN GUADALUPE RIVER HAS POURED WATER INTO HUNDREDS OF HOMES. IT'S DESTROYED MANY MORE -- FLATTENING WHAT TOOK SOME A LIFETIME TO BUILD.

(nats..flood victim - no time for cg (crying) "How are you supposed to

feel?")

(nats..water rushing - 'road closed' sign)

IF ONLY FLOODWATERS WOULD HEED THESE WARNINGS.. ... INSTEAD, RAIN SPILLS THROUGH THE STREETS AND POURS THROUGH HOMES. SHOWING NO MERCY, TO THOUSANDS, WHO CAN DO NOTHING, BUT WATCH.

(NAT SOT - RESIDENT - NO CG - "I'm really gettin' nervous now.")



(nats..floodwater)

IN THE WEST TEXAS CITY OF ABILENE, A SURPRISE STORM DUMPED MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAIN ON SATURDAY. SEVERAL CREEKS TURNED INTO TORRENTS, LEAVING MANY RESIDENTS SCRAMBLING TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES.
FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT IN TWO-DOZEN TEXAS COUNTIES. AND FORECASTERS SAY THUNDERSTORMS ARE A GOOD BET FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

(SOT - Texas Governor Rick Perry "Our hope is that rain won't come

in...and hit areas again, that are already saturated.")

(nats..moving out) LOCATOR: GONZALES, TX


MANY TEXANS SAY THEY'RE TAKING NO CHANCES. ... MOVING OUT - BEFORE FLOODWATERS MOVE IN.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.

))[Moran]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Congressman Jim Moran is disputing reports that he received preferential treatment from a credit lender, days before becoming a leading supporter of bankruptcy reform legislation that the company was pushing. The Washington Post says the Democrat from Alexandria closed on a home refinancing package worth 447-thousand dollars with M-B-N-A Corporation in 1998 -- then signed on as the lead Democratic co-sponsor of the wide-ranging bankruptcy reform bill four days later. Moran says the timing of the loan was "coincidental'' ... and the credit lender never lobbied him for the legislation.


[Burrow-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-18 tc 1:14:49]
[GRAPHIC=Nat'l D-Day Memorial]


Some army veterans are joining forces to raise money to help the former president of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

Richard Burrow was charged last month with four counts of fundraising fraud. But vets from the 29th Division Association are standing behind him - trying to help Burrow pay his legal bills. None of the charges against Burrow indicate that he used money raised for the memorial for personal gain... but that he lied about donations to secure money and to boost his reputation as a dynamic fundraiser.
(------------)
[anchor=Teresa]
[ss=Burrow]

Burrow's trial is scheduled to begin September third in Lynchburg.

[Church-Group]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:23:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Members of a Roanoke County church are on a mission to enhance the lives of others.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


More than 60 members of the Cave Spring United Methodist Church departed this morning for West Virginia.
They're taking part in the annual Appalachian Service Project.
They'll be spending the next week sprucing up and repairing homes for residents who are less fortunate.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:51]
[IN Q=You won't believe]

((SARAH LYON/VOLUNTEER: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE STUFF WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THESE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE CLOSE TO NOTHING. LAST YEAR, WE PUT UNDERPINNING AROUND THIS TRAILER. WE BUILT A PORCH FOR THEM AND PUT INSULATION IN BECAUSE THEY HAD NO WAY KEEP THE COOL AIR FROM GETTING UP UNDER THEIR TRAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Sarah Lyon/Volunteer; ]
[Runs=:14]
[OUT Q=under their trailer]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This is the 13th year United Methodist Church has taken part in the program.
Most of the volunteers are young people.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:36]
[IN Q=I think most of the]

((BRUCE PRILLAMAN/ORGANIZER: I THINK MOST OF THE YOUTH HERE ARE AWARE THAT IT'S TO GIVE AND YET YOU WILL RECEIVE SO MUCH MORE SO BASICALLY IT IS A MINISTRY WHERE YOU GET MORE THAN YOU GIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Prillaman/Organizer]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=than you give]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The church raises the 15-thousand dollars needed for the trip.
The volunteers will work during the day and then each evening they plan to learn more about the Appalachian culture and history.
(------------)





[WV-Construction]


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

The Southern part of West Virginia is seeing a boom in construction business, as the state replaces homes destroyed by floods.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :29+]
[SUPER=@file; ]

In the past 12 months, the Housing Development Fund has committed 17 million dollars to the effort. Construction is expected to continue for another five to six years. Officials say the work is providing employment as well as new homes. Much of the work is being done by West Virginia engineers and contractors. Flooding since last July has destroyed or damaged thousands of homes in southern West Virginia-- So far, the state's construction program has provided new houses or apartments for about 80 families.
(------------)



[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Lleyton Hewitt proves experience matters on the grass at Wimbledon.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

and Duke bound J-J Reddick is gearing up for what will be his last high school game. Travis Wells will be along with sports. Stay with us.
(-------------)


[Typhoon]


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


Monsoon rains brought on by two typhoons have battered the Philippines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:31:56]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]

At least ten people are dead including three tourists who drowned after stormy seas capsized their boat. A tourists boat carrying 23 South Koreans was also overturned at sea. 39 people near a lagoon in Micronesia were killed and one hundred injured. More than four- thousand Filipino's have been forced to flee their homes because of flooding and landslides.
(------------)


[Mine-fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire raced through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine today-- killing 36- miners.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:26:38]
[SUPER=03-Selikovo, Ukraine; ]

The fire broke out early this morning on a conveyor belt 22- hundred feet underground. Thirty of those killed were in a trolley heading down at the time. Three other victims were found near it. Ukraine's largely UNprofitable mines have one of the highest accident rates in the world. They're poorly maintain, and safety regulations are neglected. More than 37- hundred miners have died on the job since Ukraine's independent from the Soviet Union in 1991.
(------------)


[Child-Car]


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


An Ohio man was arrested yesterday after leaving his child in his car for nearly 15 hours...
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:41:48]
[SUPER=03-Columbus, OH;]

Detectives say Richard Poulin called police Saturday and said he was an alcoholic and couldn't remember where he had left his son the night before. He also said he couldn't remember what his car looked like... Police found the four- year- old dehydrated, but otherwise o-k.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT only bite]
[IN Q=He was in the]

((DETECTIVE GREGORY STEVENS/COLUMBUS POLICE DEPT.: HE WAS IN THE BACK SEAT OF A COMPACT CAR STILL STRAPPED IN HIS CAR SEAT HE COULDN'T GET OUT EVEN IF HE WANTED TO. THE WINDOWS WERE DOWN AND THE CAR WAS PARKED UNDERNEATH A CARPORT WHICH PROVIDED SOME SHELTER TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Detective Gregory Stevens/Columbus Police Dept.]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=shelter to him]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The 35- year- old father was charged with endangering a child. After treatment the child was released to his mother.
(------------)



[AIDS-Conference]


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

More than 15- thousand people from around the world are gathered in Barcelona, Spain to help further the fight against AIDS.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:24:32]
[SUPER=03-Barcelona, Spain; ]

But the 14th International AIDS Conference got under way today with some grim news from the U-N's AIDS chief. Doctor Peter Piot (PEE'-aht) says there's no indication that the epidemic is leveling off worldwide. He also says strategies known to prevent its spread are still grossly underused. Some 40- million people worldwide are infected -- more than half of them in Africa. And in China, the former Soviet Union and other countries in Asia -- he says the virus is spreading swiftly.
(------------)

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, a Chicago man proves you're never too old to enjoy America's pastime...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

and the featured act at Spain's annual Running of the Bulls festival gets up close and personal with some of the partygoers. We'll have that and more coming up.
(----------------)


[Commercial]

[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=VAProfile #5 TC-1:47:41]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profile]

The Star City was revved up about classic cars this week... but it's the owners who give them their vintage style...
Richard Lesko has more on one man's love with Studebakers in this week's Virginia Profile.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=In high school ]
[SUPER=01-Leland Smith/Studebaker Owner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=@Richard2; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=RL, N7, Roanoke.]

((
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 15:30:59]
[INQ=In high school...]

((LELAND SMITH/STUDEBAKER OWNER; IN HIGH SCHOOL I HAD A 1953 STUDEBAKER COUPE. DROVE THAT TO WAKE FOREST COLLEGE FOR A WHILE. AND WE HAD SEVERAL STUDEBAKERS IN MY FAMILY.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=in my family.]

More than 20 years ago, Leland Smith's interest in a special make of automobile revved into high gear. He's been collecting Studebakers ever since, trying to make sure an automobile with a unique history stays on the road.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT- 15:30:23]
[INQ=Studebaker built...]

((LELAND SMITH/STUDEBAKER OWNER; STUDEBAKER BUILT WAGONS 150 YEARS AGO. THIS IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF STUDEBAKER BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ALTHOUGH THEY CEASED PRODUCTION IN 1966. THAT WAS THE LAST STUDEBAKER EVER MADE ))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUTQ=ever made.]

At this show, Smith showed off his 1963 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk, equipped with air conditioning, overdrive and power steering. High tech for the time. Recently, Smith and a friend took to the road, driving the 665 miles from Franklin County to South Bend, Indiana, the home of Studebaker, to compete in a car show just for the fun of it.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:29:58]
[INQ=A friend of mine...]

((LELAND SMITH/STUDEBAKER; A FRIEND OF MINE FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, CURTIS BRUBAKER AND I DROVE THIS CAR TO SOUTH BEND AND BACK LAST WEEK. IT WAS ENTERED IN A COMPETITION. I DON'T THINK IT WILL WIN ANYTHING, BUT WE SURE ENJOYED IT.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUTQ=we sure enjoyed it.]

Now Smith is sharing his love of Studebakers with others in our area. The Southwest Virginia Studebaker Driver's Club has about 25 members locally. It's all an effort to make sure a classic make is not forgotten. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))



[Running-Bulls]


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


Some tense moments on the streets of Pamplona, Spain today as the first "running of the bulls" got off to a dangerous start.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:28:47]
[SUPER=03-Pamplona, Spain;]

Thousands of men ran through the cobblestone streets ahead of six bulls and steers. Dew covering the streets caused some of the bulls to slip and fall. Once they were separated from the herd at least two men were gored... and several more were sent to the hospital. The run from a corral to a bull ring took twice as long as usual and TV-commentators called it "unusually dangerous."

The bulls weigh nearly 15- hundred pounds and faced near-certain death during the bullfight that followed.
(------------)


[S-Reddick]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC552]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


Milwaukee will be the sight for the Major League All-Star game on Tuesday night. But there will be another gathering of stars in Hampton. Cave Spring's J-J Reddick is the headliner in the Virginia High School Basketball All-Star Game. The Duke-bound Reddick is excited about one last chance to showcase his skills.
(------------)
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-J.J. Reddick/Duke Signee; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=make the crowd get into it."]


Reddick's high school coach, Billy Hicks will call the shots for the West, and he's gotten some words of wisdom from his star player.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=one more time too."]
(--------------------)
[ANCHOR=travis]
[GRAPHIC=Basketball]


Reddick will be joined on the West team by Martinsville's Brian Frazier and Kameron King, as well as Laurel Park's

Frankie Harris. [S-Cory]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-125]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche is in the midst of its longest road trip of the season. Tonight, the Avs knocked off Potomac 5 to 1.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


One of many bright spots for the Avalanche offense this season has been Cory Sullivan. The outfielder is batting well above .270 and is among the Carolina League's top five in extra basehits with 33.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stu Cole/Avalanche; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cory Sullivan/Avalanche Outfielder; :22]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=......hit the ball"]
(-------------)
[anchor=travis]
[graphic=avalanche]


Sullivan and his teammates will face Andy Benes tomorrow. Benes, the St.Louis Cardinals pitcher is on a rehab assignment with Potomac. Salem returns home July 15th to begin a seven game homestand.

[S-Trade]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-126 TC2203]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


With the big league all-stars set to convene in Milwaukee for the Midsummer Classic, the transaction wire may be about to heat up.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/MLB; :00]


An apparent deal between the Expos and Marlins is in the works. Montreal would get catcher Cliff Floyd and pitcher Ryan Dempster. Graeme Lloyd and two other prospects would head to the Marlins. The deal still needs the approval of Major League Baseball. The Expos are gearing up for a playoff run after acquiring Bartolo Colon from Cleveland last month.
(------------)


[S-Tennis]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-127 TC429]
[GRAPHIC=Wimbledon]


In a Wimbledon which saw Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi eliminated early, top seed Lleyton Hewitt avoided the upset bug and today capped off the tournament with his second Grand Slam title.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England/NBC Sports; :00]


The top seeded Hewitt overwhelmed Argentina's David Nalbandian in straight sets 6-1, 6-3, and 6-2. The match took less than two hours. It would have been even shorter if not for this guy in his birthday suit who held things up just a bit. At the age of 21, Hewitt became the youngest Wimbledon champ since Boris Becker won the title at the age of 18 in 1986. Hewitt is also the first Australian to win the event since Pat Cash got it done in 1987.
(------------)
[anchor=travis]
[graphic=wimbledon]


In the women's doubles finals today, Venus and Serena Williams added to their trophy case beating Paola Suarez and Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2 and 7-5.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC3337]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


To the links where this afternoon, 42 year old Julie Inkster held off Annika Sorenstam to claim her second Women's U.S.Open title.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hutchinson, KS/NBC Sports; :00]


Sorenstam was bidding for her 3rd Open title, but just couldn't make any putts today. Inkster on the other hand did. She closed with a 4 under 66 to win her 7th career major. Inkster entered today's final round trailing Sorenstam by 2 shots but turned it around for a 2 stroke victory. She became the second oldest winner of a major championship. For her efforts, Inkster earned a cool 535 thousand dollars.
(------------)
[anchor=travis]
[graphic=golf]


On the PGA Tour today, Jerry Kelly took home the Western Open title. For Kelly it was his second win on Tour. Davis Love the Third finished two strokes back.

[S-Lance]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-128 TC641]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


We finish up tonight on two wheels with Lance Armstrong, who won yesterday's Tour de France prologue but dropped to third after today's first stage.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Luxembourg/OLN; :00]


Switzerland's Rubens Bertogliati took today's stage in 4 hours, 49 minutes and 16 seconds. Armstrong finished 30th in the flat 119 mile stage, but is just 3 seconds off the overall lead. Armstrong usually makes his move on the tough mountain stages which are still to come. Monday's 112 mile run goes from Luxembourg to Saarbruecken, Germany.
(------------)


[Baseball-Player]


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

Finally tonight... A Chicago man celebrated a milestone on the diamond...
(------------)
[VO-NAT 19:20:44]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe celebrated his 100- th birthday today in Chicago. Radcliffe is the oldest surviving player in baseball's Negro Leagues. (------------) To celebrate reaching the century mark-- Radcliffe threw out the first pitch at Chicago's Comiskey Park.