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Coming up on News 7 -
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Some say it's not art- it's offensive. They want it gone- Tonight city council responds.
A Roanoke teen says it was an accident- but she could go to prison for a fatal shooting-
Plus a rocker and an actress call it quits.
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and a drug millions take could be dangerous.
News 7 is next.
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((AND ANY BLACK PERSON GOING INTO THIS J&D COURT, AND LOOK UP AND SEE THAT PAINTING, CAN AND I'M QUITE SURE DO FEEL OFFENDED.))
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[OUT Q=do feel offended.]
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Once again, controversial artwork in two of Lynchburg's courthouses has citizens demanding its removal.. and city council may finally be ready to respond.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[L'burg-Council]


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The debate has raged on for four years.. but the artwork continues to be prominently displayed in two public courthouses.
Opponents say it's past time the art was taken down.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=Humiliating, repugnant]
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[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Opposes Artwork; :21]
[SUPER=01-Rufus Callaham/Opposes Artwork; :33]
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/Lynchburg NAACP President; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:13]
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(( Humiliating.. repugnant.. insensitive.. those are just a few of the words being used to describe this J&D court mural.. which depicts a farmer and his slave.. and these stylized brass figures in circuit court which illustrate Lynchburg's tobacco farming history.
They've been around for decades, but some feel the artwork is not only outdated, it's downright offensive.
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((GARNELL STAMPS/LYNCHBURG NAACP: IT IS ABOUT THE REPUGNANT NOTION THAT SLAVERY AND THE MISREPRESENTATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS IS ACCEPTABLE IN THIS TOWN.))
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[OUT Q=in this town.]
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((JACK MILLS/OPPOSES ARTWORK: IT SHOULDN'T BE NECESSARY WHEN YOU GO INTO A COURT OF LAW TO LOOK AT TOBACCO PICKERS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY SLAVES, THAT HAVE THE FACES OF MONKEYS.))
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[OUT Q=faces of monkeys.]


The problem, city leaders have said, is the price tag.
Removing the figures and the mural would cost more than 70-thousand dollars.. grant money may or may not be available to help defray that.
Whatever the cost, opponents say treating people with dignity is worth it.
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((RUFUS CALLAHAM/OPPOSES ARTWORK: FIND THE MONEY TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE AND WITH THESE PAINTINGS AND THE FIGURES IN THE OTHER COURT.))
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At least one council member feels it's time to just go ahead and spend the money to take them down.
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((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK THE BEST WAY TO KEEP THEM FROM COMING BACK CONTINUOUSLY TO CITY COUNCIL IS TO REMOVE THOSE PICTURES AND MURAL FROM THE WALLS IMMEDIATELY.))
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[OUT Q=the walls immediately.]


Council asked city staff to come up with a plan to deal with the murals before its meeting in September.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[County-Supers]


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In Roanoke County, supervisors say the Smart Road is taking millions of dollars away from other vital projects in western Virginia.
And today, they asked the Commonwealth Transportation Board to find another source of funding for the high-tech highway.
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The Smart Road is designed as a test-bed for intelligent transportation systems. When it's completed, the highway will connect Blacksburg and Interstate 81.
The supervisors support the project, but following major cuts in VDOT's roadbuilding program, officials say the Salem District shouldn't carry the burden for building the Smart Road.
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[IN Q=I think that anything that has the implications]

((RICHARD FLORA/HOLLINS SUPERVISOR: I THINK ANYTHING THAT HAS THE IMPLICATIONS THAT THE SMART ROAD HAS, AND IT'S CERTAINLY STATEWIDE IF NOT NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, THAT IT SHOULD BE SHARED BY EVERYBODY.)) ((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: THE IMPACT ON I-81 IMPROVEMENTS, ON MAJOR SECONDARY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, ON 221, 220, 419, ROUTE 11 WILL AFFECT THIS AREA OF THE STATE FOR AT LEAST SIX TO TEN YEARS.))
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[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Vinton Supervisor; :12]
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[OUT Q=for at least six to ten years.]
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Today, members of the board also gave preliminary approval to a sewer rate increase. The hike will pay for Roanoke County's share of improvements to the regional wastewater treatment facility.
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If the proposal receives final approval, sewer bills will rise by about eight percent this September, and anoth

er eight percent in January, 2004.[Price]


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The recipe for a tragedy started with two teenagers, a gun and a broken fingernail.
Now, a 16-year-old Roanoke girl faces up to 10 years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a teenage boy last year.
As Marya Jones explains, the girl's trial hinged on whether the shooting was accidental or planned.
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((
Rebecca Price spent most of her trial in tears ... even as the judge agreed that she was NOT a murderer.
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((JUDGE CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN: DEATH DID NOT RESULT FROM MALICIOUS ACTION.))
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Price was 15 when she shot 16-year-old (Ne-VILL) Neville Swain in the head.
She'd spent the night at his apartment with a group of teenagers, playing with an UNloaded .38 revolver.
The next day, she broke a fingernail as she and Swain played and wrestled.
Ricardo Jones says that Price joked there would be consequences.
She left the room, came back with the gun.. and pulled the trigger.
This time, it was loaded.
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((RICARDO JONES/WITNESS: AFTER THE SHOT, EVERYBODY PANICKED. SHE WAS LIKE, "OH MY GOD, I SHOT HIM! I SHOT HIM!"))
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Price's attorneys called no witnesses in her defense.
Instead, they let her taped interview with Roanoke detectives speak for itself.
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((PRICE'S TAPED INTERVIEW: I DIDN'T KNOW THEY PUT A BULLET IN THERE.))
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(( I DIDN'T KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW. ALL RIGHT. I'M SCARED, I'M SCARED.))
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Swain's family left unhappy with the verdict.
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((LAKESHIA CINTRON/VICTIM'S SISTER: HER ONLY CONCERN FROM THE POINT THAT IT HAPPENED WAS SOLELY FOR HERSELF. SHE DID NOT CARE, SHE NEVER ASKED HOW MY BROTHER WAS DOING, IF HE WAS ALIVE OR DEAD.))
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[SU 23:34:47 - 23:35:02 PRICE POST TAPE] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: PRICE HEADED BACK TO JUVENILE DETENTION, WHERE SHE'LL REMAIN UNTIL SHE'S SENTENCED. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR THAT YET... BUT SHE FACES A VARIETY OF PENALTIES ... UP TO 10 YEARS AS AN ADULT OR TIME IN JUVENILE DETENTION. MARYA JONES, NEWS-7, ROANOKE.))
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[Neamo]


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The suspects in February's convenience store robbery and murder were apprehended in Nebraska about a month later. Now,
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the arrest of Mark Neamo and his alleged accomplice are being challenged today in court. His lawyers believe Nebraska police picked up the pair without proper authority.
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[IN Q=For whatever reason]

((FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY BELIEVED AN ARREST WARRANT EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ARREST, WHEN IN FACT IT DIDN'T. SO WHAT THEY ESTABLISHED FOR THEMSELVES AS BEING NECESSARY TO THIS ARREST DIDN'T EXIST. AND THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.))
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If the judge agrees it IS a problem, he could throw out statements Neamo made to police. The judge could also refuse to allow prosecutors to present physical evidence seized from Neamo at the time of the arrest.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 26]

Neamo faces capital murder charges in the Stop-In robbery last February where two people were shot, one fatally.
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[Forest-Fire]


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Firefighters hope to have three forest fires in Rockbridge and Bath Counties all contained by Thursday.
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[TAKE MAP FS]
The largest blaze is centered in a remote area around Skillern Mountain, north of Goshen, near the interesection of Rockbridge, Bath, and Augusta Counties.
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The fire escaped containment lines yesterday, and so far has charred about 540-acres of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Officials blame lightning for starting the Skillern Fire along with two others in Bath County on the evening of June 27th.
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[Appox-Water]


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This time it's Appomattox. Residents in the town are the latest to feel the effects of the drought. Appomattox is now under partial mandatory water restrictions... which prohibit outdoor watering of lawns and gardens and the washing of vehicles until further notice.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Patrick in Weather Center

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[Steiger]


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The Academy Award Winning Actor Rod (Steye-ger) Steiger has passed away.
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Steiger won early acclaim playing Marlon Brando's brother in "On the Waterfront" in 1954.
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((THINK ABOUT GETTING SOME AMBITION? BRANDO: I ALWAYS THOUGHT I COULD LIVE A LITTLE LONGER WITHOUT IT. MAYBE.))
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He also played the dangerous Jud in the 1955 film version of the Musical "Oklahoma."
Steiger won an Oscar in 1967 playing the red-necked sheriff in the film "In the Heat of the Night"
His works- too numerous to list- also included Doctor Zhivago, Amityville Horror, and Waterloo.
Rod Steiger was 77 years old.
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[Ventura]


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Jesse Ventura is in the hospital with a blood clot in his lung.
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A spokesman says the Minnesota governor was admitted today. He's in stable condition and good spirits, and he's bei

ng treated with blood thinners.
The spokesman says Ventura woke up this morning feeling some discomfort in his chest, and went to the hospital after seeing his doctor. He'll spend the night in the hospital.
The former wrestler announced last month that he's not seeking a second term.
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[Van-Halen]


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And its splitsville for musician Eddie Van Halen and Actress Valerie Bertinelli.
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Bertinelli's publicist says the two have been separated since October. They were married for 20 years.
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The publicist's statement says because they are parents of a young son- they ask that their privacy be respected.
Their son Wolfgang is eleven.
The two met when Bertinelli went to a Van Halen concert and she ran into Van halen tuning his guitar before the show.
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Where will all the cars go? Still ahead, Blacksburg prepares for the impact of a bigger Lane Stadium.
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And a warning from government scientists to millions of women who take hormone replacement pills.
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[sports-preview]


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[Parking]


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The Town of Blacksburg is tackling parking problems for the upcoming Virginia Tech football season.
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Town Council will vote on a new parking ordinance next month. If passed, it will allow owners of paved lots that hold 100 or more cars to get a special event permit and charge for parking. The Town is expecting approximately three-thousand more vehicles this year thanks to renovations at Lane Stadium.
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((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESMAN; PARTICULARLY IN THE LAST YEAR WE'VE REALLY TAKEN STRIDES TO START ADDRESSING THE PARKING DOING STUDIES TO SEE WHAT OUR CURRENT PARKING FACILITIES ARE AND HOW WE CAN IMPROVE ON THOSE AND I BELIEVE THAT PARTICULARLY WITH THE UPCOMING FOOTBALL SEASON THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT STEP.))
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Parking lot owners would be responsible for trash, noise and bathrooms needs. Blacksburg Transit would provide shuttles from the lots to the main event. Officials say the goal is to get overflow parking out of the neighborhoods and closer to downtown. A public hearing on the ordinance is set for August 13th.
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[Tanker-Accident]


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V-DOT hopes to open one more lane of Route 460 in Bedford County tomorrow.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;]

For now, the eastbound lanes remain closed between Bedford and Thaxton where a tractor trailer carrying fuel overturned yesterday.
If all goes according to plan, the site of the fuel spill will be re-paved on Thursday. Once that is done, BOTH eastbound lanes will be re-opened.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]



[Buchanan-Accident]


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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Traffic is back to normal on Route 11 in Botetourt County, where earlier today, a dump truck plowed into the side of a tractor trailer .. slowing traffic on the roadway for about an hour. State police say the big rig was attempting to turn into an I-81 entrance ramp at Exit 162 near Buchanan .. when it pulled into the path of the oncoming dump truck. No one was seriously hurt. The tractor-trailer driver is charged with failure to yield.
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[SCV]


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The Sons of Confederate Veterans are seeing their litigation drive home another benefit.
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The group recently won a court battle with the state allowing them to put the rebel flag on specialty license plates.
The organization says applications for membership have more than tripled since then.
Only members of the group, who are descendants of Confederate veterans, are eligible to display the plates.
The Virginia chapter has about 32-hundred members.
Group leaders expect that number to grow.
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A Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman says the agency has issued 550 such plates as of July 2nd.
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[Retirement-System]


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Virginia's Public employees lost about two billion dollars in the stock market in the last three months.
State retirement System officials say Virginia's public employee pension fund tumbled because of plunging stock prices.
The WorldCom accounting scandal alone cost the pension fund up to 108 million dollars.
As a result of the losses, public employers may be forced to contribute more to the pension funds. [Tease2]
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Three S-U-V's do well ... but what about the Land Rover? Still ahead, the priciest names don't always provide the best protection.
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And it's kind of like Tonka deciding to make REAL cars. A Japanese toymaker says take a look .. but they're still not very big.
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[Commercial]

[Hormone-Replacement]


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Six Million American women take hormone replacement pills- but today government scientists say long term use can increase the risk of breast cancer, strokes and heart attacks.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]


The hormones estrogen and progestin are used for relief of menopausal symptoms- or because doctors believed that long term use prevents heart disease and brittle bones. [10] But researchers have found that the long term use of Prem-pro- increased a woman's risk of stroke by 41 percent, heart attack by 29 percent and breast cancer by 26 percent.
[20]
On the positive side it cut by a third the risk of colon cancer and hip fractures.
The National Institutes of Health is advising women who take the hormone to ask their doctors if they should stop.

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((JUDITH HSIA/MD- GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERISTY: WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT IST HAT AFTER WOMEN STOP TAKING THE PILLS IT'S UNCERTAIN IF THE RISKS THAT WERE ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING ESTROGEN AND PROGESTIN DISAPPEAR RIGHT AWAY OR IF THEY PERSIST FOR AWHILE. THAT'S WHY IT'S VITAL THAT WE MAINTAIN FOLLOWUP.))
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But what about estrogen use alone? The NIH is still studying that- saying so far the balance of risks and benefits remain unknown.
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[Bush-Corporate]


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Today President Bush took to the street .. Wall Street that is .. to lay down his new action plan designed to fight corporate scandals.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Bush told investors he's implemented a new corporate fraud task force... to serve as a financial crimes swat team.
Recent financial misdeeds of such giants as Enron and WorldCom, and plummeting stocks, have sparked the actions.
With the new plan, he hopes to crack down on corporate deception .. and provide reassurance to dozens of doubtful shareholders.
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[IN Q=We've also proposed...]

(( BUSH / "WE'VE ALSO PROPOSED A TEN POINT ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN FOR AMERICAN BUSINESS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE BETTER INFORMATION TO SHAREHOLDERS."))
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[OUT Q=information to shareholders. ]
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Bush says prison terms for fraud would double.
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[SUV]


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Three Small size sport utility vehicles are getting high marks from the insurance industry.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


In high speed crash testing- good evaluations went to the 2002 Honda CR-V, the 2003 Subaru Forester and the 2002 Saturn (Vyoo) VUE-
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety did the testing.
The 2002 Landrover "Free-lander" did not fare as well.
It only earned an acceptable rating.
The ratings range from good to acceptable, marginal and poor.
The rating is based on several factors including damage sustained by crash dummies and how well seatbelts restrain dummies in the seats.
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[S-Extra]


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an update on major league baseball's all star game, race car driver Al Unser Junior and NBA star Allen Iverson could be in trouble with the law and some dazzle notes,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miwalukee, WI; :00]


But first out extra point. Big Leagues commissioner Bud Selig met the media and voiced his opinion on the grwoing concern that steroid use is wide spread through baseball and wheter or not testing should me mandatory.
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[OUT Q=.....the more concerns I have"]
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[S-Stars]


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The 73rd Major League Baseball all star game is in the sevcenth inning an right now the National league is leading the American 5-2. Barry Bonds provided the first major high light of the night with a line drive homerun to to right in the third that made it 4-nothing NL.

[S-Hawpe]


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One of the National league all stars tonight, Colorado's Todd Helton, is one reason why Rockies Carolina League single A Rockies affiliate star first baseman Brad Hawpe has not moved up.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Hawpe is leading the Carolina League in abtting with a .385 average, but the Rockies are log jammed at his position, first base.
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[S-Basham]


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Former Friday Football Scholar Athlete of the Year - Bobby Basham - is making waves in the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
The Franklin County native, who graduated from Richmond, has been named the Midwest League's pitcher of the week three weeks straight. Basham was picked in the 7th round of the 2001 draft by the Reds, and he has been on fire of late with back to back to back shutouts. He's thrown 30 consecutive scorelss innings for the Dayton Dragons. The Reds are considering a promotion for Basham to Triple-A after the break.

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Two time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early this morning on domestic battery and domestic violence charges.
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[SUPER=03-Marion Co., SD; :00]


Marion County police officers reported finding Unser's girlfriend of four years, Jena L. Soto, about 3:30 am stranded on Interstate 465. Soto told police that while the couple was leaving a strip club, intoxicated, they aggressively argued, she first shoved Unser and he responded by hitting her in the face then leaving her along the side of the highway.
After Unser denied even knowing Soto, he posted a $30,000 bond and was released from the Marion County jail. An initial court date is scheduled for tomorrow.
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[S-Dazzle]


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The Roanoke Dazzle season is long over but that does not mean the team isn't working on the develpoment of its players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Sah brown is a center for the Dazzle who did not join the team until the last month of the season. He is a tallented player but needs refining. Brown is speding part of the summer working out With assistant coach harold Ellis at the YMCA Jefferson Gym in the HE's the Man basketball camps, whcih, Brown feels is giving him an extra jump on his competition next season.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sah-u-Ra Brown/Dazzle Center; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=......been through it all"]
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[S-Pugh]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-118 2:02:25]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


On to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Amherst and Virginia Tech standout defensive tackle David Pugh.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


The six foot 3, 275 pound Pugh registered 50 tackles and three and a half sacks this past season for the Hokies. For his career at Virginia Tech, Pugh amassed 13 and a half sacks and 170 tackles. He was a first team all Big East Conference and third team Sporting news all-American this past season.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-130 635TC]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


The Roanoke valley junior golf circuit is making major strides each and every year. Mike Stevens tells us about a pro at Blue Hills who is making a big impact on some little golfers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=@mike2; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sprinkel/Blue Hills PGA Golf Instructor; :45]
[SUPER=01-Ben Firebaugh/Bonsack Elementary Fifth Grader; 1:08 ]
[SUPER=01-Josh Hale/Wm. Byrd Middle 8th Grader; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((nat sound)) ((It's not your grandfather's golf camp - that's because there were no such camps back in the day! But if there had been - grandpa would have wanted one like Jeff Sprinkel is running at Blue Hills. ((NAT SOUND)) There are gadgets galore - although Sprinkel and the players would prefer we call them teaching aids. And in reality they are just that. Since Sprinkel opened his school in April he has schooled kids ages 5 to 84, and by the time this summer is over more than 200 true youngsters will have teed it up at his golf school. ((JEFF SPRINKEL:)) The kids catch on quickly and they are open to suggestion and easier to teach than adults. Some are second generation - like Ben Firebaugh - the son of former area star Steve Firebaugh. ((BEN FIREBAUGH:)) ((JOSH HALE:)) ((JEFF SPRINKEL:)) Sprinkel plans to expand the summer camp session from 2 to possible 5 weeks next year. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[Mini-Car]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Finally, there's a new car to check out, but don't plan on much legroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan]


It is the mini electric car- unveiled in Japan today-
Japanese Toy maker Takara makes the vehicle but it is hardly for child's play.
The vehilces travel at more than 30 miles an hour- and can go nearly 50-miles on one battery.
The one seater cars will be allowed on the open road in Japan. (------------) The vehicles range in price from 11-thousand to 17-thousand dollars.