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Coming up on News 7-
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He videotaped a police arrest last week. Tonight he's back in California to face charges.
It is not Coffee talk... but WATER talk- Roanoke and Roanoke County get down to business.
And fast as a speeding bullet- well maybe not, But Fast Pitch softball brings hundreds to town.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[SOT 14:59:10]

((TO TELL INGLEWOOD AND TO TELL THE NATION WE WON'T STAND FOR POLICE BRUTALITY ANYMORE.)) [BUTT TO ]
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((WE WANT THESE OFFICERS FIRED. WE WANT THEM CRIMINALLY PROSECTUED.))
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Demonstrators protest the police beating of a handcuffed man.
Meanwhile the man who shot the now familair video is brought back to California to face charges- [10 plus pad]
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[Police-Beating]


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The police arrest caught on tape happened almost one week ago- but as the days go on- the anger grows.
Some are mad that the Inglewood Police Deparment has not fired the officer involved.
As Jim Acosta reports today protestors took to the streets.
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[Super=03-Inglewood, CA; :00]
[Super=01-Roosevelt Dorn/Inglewood Mayor; :10]
[SUPER=01-Pastor Gregory Dixon/Church Activist; :30]
[SUPER=01-Dean Masserman/Crook's Lawyer; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Rick Armstrong/Placer Co. Sheriff's Dept; 1:20]
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(( TO KEEP A POLICE BEATING INCIDENT FROM BOILING OVER -- INGLEWOODS MAYOR TRIED TO REASSURE RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS THAT JUSTICE WILL BE DONE. Roosevelt Dorn, Inglewood Mayor "What I observed on that video cannot and will not be tolerated in the city of Inglewood." THE MAYOR AND SOME ACTIVISTS ARE CONCERNED THE GROWING NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATORS -- SOME FROM OUT OF STATE -- WILL INFLAME THE OUTRAGE THAT ERUPTED WHEN OFFICER JEREMY MORSE SLAMMED A TEEN-AGER INTO A POLICE CRUISE -- AND PUNCHED HIM IN THE FACE.
Pastor Gregory Dixon, Church Activist "My only concern is that outside forces can sometimes agitate... not be sensative... not being here."
NATS: (10:14:28) No justice. No peace.
ONCE AGAIN PROTESTERS RALLIED OUTSIDE INGLEWOODS CITY HALL TO WARN THE MAYOR TO DUMP MORSE OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. no super quick (11:13:15 -- rally) What goes around comes around. ACTIVISTS ARE ANGRY THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE BEATING ON TAPE WAS ARRESTED -- AFTER FAILING TO BRING THE ORIGINAL VIDEO TO A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING THE CASE. MITCHELL CROOKS LAWYER CLAIMS HIS CLIENT WAS ROUGHED UP WHEN HE WAS DETAINED. Dean Masserman, Crooks Lawyer "And I think its terribly ironic and a poor statement on our system of justice in the city right now when the only guy in custody is the guy who shot the video." NOW IT APPEARS CROOKS WILL BE TURNED OVER TO SACRAMENTO AUTHORITIES WHO HAVE WARRANTS FOR THE AMATEUR VIDEOGRAPHERS APPREST FOR FAILING TO SERVE JAIL TIME FOR A PAST D.U.I. AND HIT AND RUN.
Capt. Rick Armstrong, Placer Co. Sheriffs Dept. Hes a high profile individual. And a high profile individual, sometimes thats what happens. Sometimes the past catches up with them. STAND-UP: BUT CROOKS SUPPORTERS SAY POLICE ARE COMPOUNDING THEIR PUBLIC RELATIONS PROBLEMS BY SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT IF YOU TAKE ON THE COPS YOU ARE TAKING YOUR CHANCES. Jim Acosta CBS LA.))





[Water-Talks]


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Water is the topic of talk between Roanoke and Roanoke City.
Officials aren't promising immediate progress, but talks that may lead to a regional water authority are now under way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge and Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham spoke with reporters this afternoon, before they sat down for their first formal meeting.
Officials say they have months of research and many complicated issues to tackle, but believe they will find a regional authority is in the best interest of both communities.
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((ELMER HODGE: THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR RESEARCH AND OUR WORK TO SEE IF WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A STRONGER WATER SYSTEM FOR THE CITY AND THE COUNTY AND HOPEFULLY FOR THE REGION, TOO.)) ((DARLENE BURCHAM: I THINK WE HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE BY THE CITIZENS, AS WELL AS BY THE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BY THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.))
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[OUT Q=to make this happen.]
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Burcham and Hodge say the talks may require 18 to 24 months... and today they made a plea for patience as they lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
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[Murder]


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Blacksburg police are holding one man charged with murder, after finding a body at the Clayton Estate mobile home park.
A co-worker of the victim called police this morning when the person failed to turn up for work.
Officers forced their way into the trailer, and found the body in a bedroom.
Police are refusing to release any details about the victim until the family is notified.
They've charged 26-year-old Michael Stevenson Parks with second degree murder. Parks is being held without bond in the Montgomery County jail.

[McCormick]


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Bedford County authorities are looking for a man who missed his court date today on charges he lured women to his home under false pretenses.
Howard I. McCormick was arrested May 22nd on a relatively archaic charge of keeping a bawdy house.
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Police say McCormick would place ads in local newspapers asking for pet sitters or a nurses aide.
When women would show up for the job, he would ask them to massage him with lotion.
Authorities began to investigate after receiving more than a dozen complaints from women across central Virginia.
McCormick was scheduled to stand trial on the charges today, but didn't show up in court.
Judge Harold Black issued an order for his arrest.. McCormick's attorney says his client may be in California.
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[Pike-Osborne]


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Is a newly- elected sheriff is free to fire deputies for political reasons? A new federal Appeals Court ruling has left open that issue. The court held that Wythe County sheriff Kermit Osborne does have immunity from a lawsuit filed by dispatchers Martha Pike and Cynthia Kincer. Pike is the wife of Sheriff Osborne's predecessor, WAYNE Pike
She and Kincer claimed they were fired for supporting Wayne Pike in the 1999 election.
Judge Sam Wilson ruled the suit should proceed, but the appeals court reversed his decision. Wilson dismissed the complaint this week.

[Softball]


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The Roanoke Valley is about to hit a homerun.
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[VO-NAT]


The N-S-A Girls Fast Pitch Softball "Class B World Series" gets underway this weekend.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


More than 300 teams from 21 states will play in the week long tournament.
And with 20-thousand visitors expected, area leaders say the impact will be felt way beyond the baseball diamond.
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[IN Q=What we're talking about]

((BUTCH CHURCH: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS REVENUE HERE. IT'S A BIG EVENT, AND IT'S A BIG BOOST IN THE MILLIONS FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY, SALEM, ROANOKE CITY, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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The Valley has hosted similar fast pitch softball tournaments before but nothing on this scale.
Tournament officials say fans can expect nothing but the best softball.
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[IN Q=If you've never]

((HUGH CANTRELL/N.S.A. CEO: IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN YOUTH FAST PITCH SOFTBALL BEFORE EVERYBODY IN THIS WHOLE AREA IS IN FOR A TREAT. I PLAY IT WHEN I WAS A KID BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO HOW THESE KIDS PLAY NOW. A 10 YEAR OLD KID PITCHING THE BALL 50 MILES A HOUR IS JUST SOMETHING SENSATIONAL TO WATCH.))
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The opening ceremonies will take place Sunday afternoon at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The games then begin Monday at various softball fields across the Valley.

[460-Update]


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It could take a couple more days before both eastbound lanes of Route 460 near Bedford are re-opened.
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Environmental clean-up crews are still excavating tons of dirt from the site where a tanker truck carrying gasoline and diesel fuel overturned Monday.
About 77-hundred gallons of fuel spilled onto the road and into a nearby ditch. Crews are working to remove any contaminated dirt before the gas seeps into the groundwater.
On-site tests done today indicated some of the soil is still contaminated. Officials say they're trying to determine the depth of the problem before deciding how much more dirt to remove.
Once the site is cleaned out, crews still have to fill-in the 15-foot deep trench before the road can be re-opened.
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[VBA]


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Virginia attorneys took to the road this weekend- to go to a conference. They say it's important that lawyers be involved in public policy, and they're attempting to do just that at their summer meeting this weekend at The Homestead.
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[SUPER=03-Bath Co.]


Today they discussed the pros and cons of Virginia's "Standards of Learning" exams..
and the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of school vouchers -- which parents can use to send their children to private schools.
Those who disagree with vouchers say they take valuable funding away from public education..
Experts say the next step will be to see how the voucher concept works in the real world..
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[SUPER=01-Rev. George Conway/St. Anne's-Belfield School]

((REV. GEORGE CONWAY/ST. ANNE'S-BELFIELD SCHOOL - "THE CONSTITUTIONAL IMPEDIMENT IS DOWN; NOW WE CAN SAY, 'WHAT WORKS TOWARD IMPROVING EDUCATION?' AND VOUCHERS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE ANSWERS."))
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[OUT Q=one of those answers]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Senator John Warner will attend the conference tomorrow, to take part in a discussion of the legal and political implications of the on-going war on terrorism.

[Wall-Street]


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Wall Street wrapped up a disappointing week today.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Dow Jones industrial average sank triple digits for the fourth day this week. The Dow lost 117 points, or one and a-third percent, to fall to under 87-hundred points. It was the Dow's worst week since late September.
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[Pledge]


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The mother of the California girl whose father sued to have the "Pledge of Allegiance" declared unconstitutional says her daughter does NOT feel harmed by reciting the pledge.
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[VO-NAT 16:21:48 (from 4:30 PKG)]

Sandra Banning has custody of her daughter and says the eight- year- old "expressed sadness" after a California court agreed with her father and ruled the pledge unconstitutional.
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((SANDRA BANNING/MOTHER: HER RESPONSE WAS... I'LL STILL SAY "UNDER GOD"... I'LL JUST WHISPER IT SO NO ONE KNOWS I'M BREAKING THE LAW.))
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The ruling was partly based on the claim by the girl's father-- Michael (NEW- dow) Newdow-- that his daughter was harmed by hearing others recite the words "under God".
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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When asked about Banning's statement Newdow said that HE'S the injured party and insists he has the right to send his child to a public school without "religious dogma." Legal experts say that if the girl doesn't mind saying the pledge it could hurt (NEW-dow's) case-- which will most likely be appealed.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, researchers make a disturbing discovery about the availability of a life threatening virus.
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and authorities in Florida are trying to figure out what caused a small plane to go down in a swamp.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=..THE BIG 7"]
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as NASCAR'S stop outside of Chicago almost goes up in flames before it gets started. The Earnhardt family gets some welcome news from the courts today concerning those autopsy photos. The Commonwealth Games baseball competition has begin.

And this rare fight in the WNBA nets a couple of fines and suspension tonight on the Big 7.))[FL-Plane]


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A Florida rescue official- says there are no obvious signs of survivors after a plane crash today in the Everglades.
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The single engine plane went down in the water near the border of Broward and Palm Beach counties.
There is no word on how many people were aboard the plane- which one officials says can usually carry four people.


The plane ended up in chest-deep water.
No word yet on what caused the crash.
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[Bio-Terrorism]


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Scientists in New York have developed a live polio virus... and all the information they used can be found on the Internet. That has officials fearing a bio-terrorism attack. Doctor Mike Rosen explains.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Rosen/Reporting; :35 ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Eckard Wimmer/SUNY-Stony Brook; :46 ]
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[Shuttle-Grounded]


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NASA's shuttle fleet will remain grounded at least until Mid September- and possibly longer.
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That's because of small, but potentially dangerous cracks found in all four of the agency's shuttles.
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((THREE TWO ONE... COLUMBIA.))
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[vo-nat plus pad 24 plus pad]
But the shuttle program manager says he's optimistic that engineers will clear the shuttle fleet to resume flying in the next few weeks- or develop a relatively straight-forward repairs that will minimize the down time.
Even so, NASA says the next flight would not get off the ground before September.NASA did have three more shuttle flights scheduled this year.. one in July, one in August and the final one in October.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead, Governor Warner, and the nation's first lady unveil the new pride and joy of the U-S Navy...
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[VO-NAT]

and what drew an international filming crew to Natural Bridge today? We'll have the story coming up.
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[Commercial]

[Laura-Bush]


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First Lady Laura Bush made an appearance in Newport News today.
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[SUPER=03-Newport News]


She was there to take part in a keel laying ceremony for a nuclear submarine named after her home state of Texas.
The Northrop (Gruh-man) Gruman Newport News shipyard is working with a Connecticut shipyard to build the Virginia-class attack submarines.
Governor Warner says the sub will have a Virginia touch even though it's named after the Lone Star State.
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[SOT 12:20:24]
[IN Q=Throughout this ceremony]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THROUGHOUT THIS CEREMONY I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ONE OTHER THING. WHILE THE NAME OF THIS SUBMARINE IS TEXAS IT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE.))
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The Texas is the first to be assembled at Newport News and will join the Navy Fleet in 2005.
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[NS-Ad]


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Next month, Norfolk Southern is unveiling a new television commercial. The ad will promote increased efficiency but local viewers might appreciate the local scenery more. Shannon Young has the story.
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((It's Friday morning and a shiny Norfolk Southern train rumbles across a trestle in Rockbridge County, once, twice, three times. It's the final day of a two day NS commercial shoot and, after a later than expected start, filming is literally right on track. The ad is only the sixth in a series of NS spots that started in the early 1980's and officials are keeping mum about its plot.
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[IN Q=I don't wanna tell you exactly...]

((RHONDA BROOM/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: I DON'T WANNA TELL YOU EXACTLY WHAT THE REVEAL IS GOING TO BE 'CAUSE WE WANNA SAVE THAT FOR WHEN PEOPLE SEE IT. IT DOES HAVE A LEAD IN IT THAT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN IT.))
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What's not a secret is the reason for the ad. Norfolk Southern's boasting about its Thoroughbred Operations Program, a system-overhaul that's increased the company's ability to haul freight.
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[IN Q=These are dramatic improvements...]

((RHONDA BROOM: THESE ARE DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS. WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW SO WE WANNA HIGHLIGHT THAT MESSAGE IN OUR COMMERCIAL.))
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[OUT Q=highlight that message in our commercial.]

Norfolk Southern's advertising agency knew what it wanted the ad to look like and searched worldwide for a director with a similar vision. It found Agust Baldursson in Iceland.
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[IN Q=He's got a great ability to...]

((MARK SIMONTON:J. WALTER THOMPSON: HE'S GOT A GREAT ABILITY TO SHOOT LANDSCAPES AND CREATE THE BIG, EPIC FEEL THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS SPOT.))
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[OUT Q=That we're looking for in this spot.]

Baldursson brought his production crew in from Los Angeles. Virginia was chosen for it's scenery. And, as for the train, two weeks of painting, washing and waxing brought the two Dash-9 locomotives and 16 cars up to speed. And even after two days of filming, the so-called Thoroughbred of Transportation hangs onto its luster.
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[IN Q=Alot of people like to see the train...]

((RHONDA BROOM: ALOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO SEE THE TRAIN IN THE ADS AND THEY'RE REALLY GONNA SEE IT IN THIS ONE.))
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[OUT Q=see it in this one.]The ad is one of only six filmed by Norfolk Southern over the past 20-years.

Broom says she expects the spot to hit the airwaves August fourteenth. SY, N7.))

[S-Newman]


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NASCAR is in Chicago this weekend. Early this evening Rookie Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday's Tropicana 400 Winston Cup event. Here's a look at the entire starting grid.
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[GO TO NASCAR BOARDS]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/183.051/2. Kurt Busch//3. Bill Elliott//4. Sterling Marlin//5. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Tony Stewart//7. Dave Blaney//8. Rusty Wallace//9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//10. Joe Nemechek//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Jarrett//12. Bobby Labonte//13. Mark Martin//14. Todd Bodine//15. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Mike Skinner//18. Jeff Burton//19. Elliott Sadler//20. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Robby Gordon//22. Steve Park//23. Brett Bodine//24. Terry Labonte//25. Ricky Craven//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Stuart Kirby//27. Ken Schrader//28. Kenny Wallace//29. Hut Stricklin//30. John Andretti//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ward Burton//32. Kevin Harvick//33. Jeff Green//34. Jerry Nadeau//35. Kyle Petty//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Wallace//37. Jimmie Johnson/Prov/38. Ricky Rudd/Prov/39. Jimmy Spencer/Prov/40. Bobby Hamilton/Pro

v/;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Casey Atwood/Prov/42. Steve Grissom/Prov/43. Stacy Compton/Prov/;]
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[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
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[S-Qualify]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/Speed; :00]

Qualifying was delayed due to a couple of bad incidents in today's Busch time trials. First, Christian Elder suffered a concussion and he also may have a broken right clavicle when he put his Ford into the outside wall at the one and a half mile track. Safety crews had to cut the roof off of the car just to get him out. He was taken to the infield care center and then airlifted by helicopter to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields - where he is scheduled to undergo a CAT scan. Moments after that - Florida driver Dan Pardus also hit the outside wall and hit car erupted into flames. Pardus got his net down, but got stuck several times trying to free himself and get out of the car. Safety crews took forever to get to him. He finally got out and he should be OK.
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[S-Autopsy]


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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]

In one other racing note - the survivors of Dale Earnhardt won another round in their efforts to keep his autopsy photos sealed. A Florida state appeals court today ruled that the state law passed after Dale's death that restricts public access to autopsy photos is constitutional. In its opinion, the appeals court said the viewing of autopsy photos is a violation of privacy. The plaintiffs must now decide if they will pursue the matter in state supreme court.
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[S-Haley]


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Golfers from the Roanoke Valley dominated the 36 hole Andrew Haley event at Mariners Landing that wrapped up today. Salem's Jeffrey Walter won the 14-15 year old group and had low score of the tournament with a two day 143 total. Vinton's Andrew Foster won the 16 to 18 year old group and Vicki Kasza won the girls open division.

[S-Royal]


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After two rounds of the Crown Royal golf championship in Richmond - Roanoke's own Dicky Linkous is tied for second place after shooting a 68 today. Chip Sullivan is just five shots out of the lead. Faber Jamerson of Appomattox is three back, Danville's Jimmy Flippen Junior is nine off the pace. Troutville's Mark Sweeney is 10 behind, Vinton's Robbie Craft who is 13 back was one of four anateurs to make the cut. Ridgeway's Jerry Wood is 14 off the pace.

[S-Senior]


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Hubert Green shot a course record 9 under 63 yesterday to grab the lead at the Seniors Players Championship in Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/ESPN; :00]

Earlier this week we showed you how he blasted in from the sand on 18 for a birdie. Well, yestreday he missed the trap, but not the cup. He again chips in for birdie. This time from the edge of fairway with a flop shot. JC Snead by the way heads into the weekend 9 back.
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The Commonwealth Games don't officially open until next weekend, but today the baseball competition got started as over 60 Major League Baseball scouts and college coaches checked out the talent on hand. Steve Mason has more from Kiwanis Field.
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[SUPER=01-Andrew Lumsden/Cave Spring Pitcher; :30(QUICK) ]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Fulton/G.W. Danville Shortstop; :48]
[SUPER=01-Chip Lawrence/Toronto Scout; :58]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Myrick/San Francisco Giants Scout; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Roanoke College Head Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Coach; 1:35]
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((The day of evaluation starts with the 60 yard dash. Scouts line up, pencils and stop watches poised.
((NAT SOUND:)) Six players went through this exact combine last year were drafted. Montreal Expos scout Ty Brown, who sports a Major League world series championship Marlins ring, drafted former Cave Spring great Tyler Lumsden. Brown, who declined an interview, was already working on Tylers second cousin and Cave Spring pitcher Andrew Lumsden. ((:))
G.W. Danville rising senior Jonathan Fulton is one of the top major league prospects. The Shortstop knows all eyes are on him. ((:)) But the scouts research is not just limited to hitting for average, hitting for power, fielding, speed and arm strength. ((:)) ((:)) But many of these athletes will play division I college baseball. That's why Virginia Tech assistant coach Jay Phillips is here. Roanoke College head coach Kelly Dampeer and Ferrum's Abe Naff hope they can attract the wrest.)) ((:)) ((:))

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-128 951TC]
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7 of the top 3 year old turf horses in the world are near Williamsburg tonight resting up for tomorrow's fifth annual "Virginia Derby" at Colonial Downs.
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[SUPER=03-New Kent Co./2001 Virginia Derby; :00]

Last year's derby came down to the wire, and this weekend the field of horses and jockeys is outstanding with Edgar Prado - the jockey who won the Belmont in the field along with the man who rode War Emblem to wins in the other two thirds of the triple crown - Victor Espinoza. Post time for the race is just after 5:30 tomorrow and the big news is that the purse is now at a half a million dollars.
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