[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at six.
A man free on bond is accused of harming his estranged wife for the second time.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the struggle to save an aquatics program for children with physical and mental disabilities from going under.


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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, we'll check in on Nascar in Chicago, some of the country's best softball players are in town this week, plus
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke's Dicky Linkous wins the Crown Royal Open.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Another damp and cool day across the viewing area. Most places still seeing some light drizzle falling. But, it looks like we'll begin the workweek by drying out and warming up. Forecast details coming up.[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[SOT 20:33:07]
[IN Q=We've had a really]

((PAULA JONES/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YWCA: WE'VE HAD A REALLY HARD TIME, A NON-EXISTANT TIME OF FINDING HELP IN MEETING THIS NEED.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=meeting this need]
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[VO-NAT]


A program that helps kids with disabilities is having trouble staying above water.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[YWCA]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 Pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:52:48]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]

[!!!ANCHOR TAG!!!]
The money has dried up.
Roanoke's Y-W-C-A is seeking help to keep its aquatics program for kids with mental and physical disabilities.
Justin McLeod has more on the problem and how you can be part of the solution.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :04]
[SUPER=01-Kim Simms/Physical Therapist; :19]
[SUPER=@justin1; :41]
[SUPER=01-Paula Jones/YWCA Executive Director; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Russ Harbugh/Father; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF KIDS IN POOL))
This is a place where no matter how much you try you can't wash away these smiles.
[SOT 20:36:32]
[IN Q=It's a mircale]

((RUSS HARBUGH/FATHER: IT'S A MIRACLE. IT'S A MIRACLE.))
[Runs= 02]
[OUT Q=It's a miracle]


A miracle thanks to the Kids Special Situations Program or KISS as it's commonly known.
It's a program that helps kids with mental and physical disabilities.
[SOT 20:31:29]
[IN Q=We've had children]

((KIM SIMMS/PHYSICAL THERAPIST: WE'VE HAD CHILDREN HERE THAT DID NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH ANYBODY WHEN THEY FIRST CAME INTO THE POOL.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=into the pool]


That's pretty significant when you consider most of these kids need assistance just to walk.
So twice a week they come here to the YWCA in Roanoke for therapy.
The pool allows these kids to move freely, and within time they sharpen their physical as well as their social skills.
[SOT 20:38:28]
[IN Q=It costs nearly 16,000]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT COSTS NEARLY 16-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR TO PUT ON THIS PROGRAM. ALL OF THAT FUNDING FOR NEXT YEAR, ON THE STATE, LOCAL, AND FEDERAL LEVEL HAS BEEN CUT. THAT IS WHY THE COMING MONTHS WILL BE CRITICAL AS TO WHETHER THIS PROGRAM STAYS OR GOES.))
[Runs= 13]
[OUT Q=stays or goes]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF KIDS IN THE POOL))
In response to the money crunch, the YWCA plans to hold several fundraisers in the coming months.
First up? A swimathon.
[SOT 20:35:05]
[IN Q=I would encourage everyone]

((PAULA JONES/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YWCA: I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JUST BE PART OF THIS OPPORTUNITY AND HELP US, HELP US TO CONTINUE TO SERVE A NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=in our community]


It is a need that is currently used by just eight kids.
The "Y" hopes increased participation, a slight rise in program fees, and help from the community will keep this program from going under.
[SOT 20:37:10]
[IN Q=I think you have to see]

((RUSS HARBUGH/FATHER: I THINK YOU HAVE TO SEE THESE KIDS AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON THEM BUT IT IS MONEY WELL WORTH IT, WELL SPENT.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=well spent]


An investment that will keep these kids afloat for many years to come. (SHOT AT 20:26:38)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
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[TAKE SWIM A THON FS]
If you would like to take part in the swimathon, you can call 540-345-9922.
It takes place from Friday July 26th to Sunday July 28th.
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[Henry-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A Henry County man is in custody for allegedly abducting and raping his estranged wife. 38- year old William Garrett Foster is being held without bond for allegedly abducting his wife at gunpoint last night. Investigators say this is the second time Foster has been charged with crimes against his spouse. In April-- Foster was arrested and charged with the attempted murder and battery of his wife.

[460-Home]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC-54:02]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Here's something you don't see everyday-- a house parked on the roadway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

The home ended up on the Route 122 overpass in Bedford near the Bedford D-Day Memorial...just after six this morning.

Police say the trailer broke while the driver was negotiating a turn. Several fork lifts had to be called in to remove the house and trailer from the road. Traffic was diverted for nearly five hours until the work was complete. Officers say the driver may face charges.
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[Soft-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC-26:26]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


Hundreds of kids have "pitched" themselves in the Roanoke Valley for the coming week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


They're here for the NSA girls "Class B" Fast Pitch "Softball World Series".
The tournament got underway today with the opening ceremonies at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
For the players, the week long event is more than just about playing softball.
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[SOT 20:06:46; 20:08:48; 20:09:28]
[IN Q=It's just exciting]

((MARIA DOOLEY/ROANOKE PLAYER: IT'S EXCITING AND FUN. AND YOU GET TO MEET SO MANY NEW PEOPLE AND GET TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON THE SOFTBALL TEAM.)) ((KAYLA GERHART/PENNSYLVANIA PLAYER: IT'S DIFFERENT CAUSE LAST YEAR WE WERE IN NORTH CAROLINA SO IT IS LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FROM PENNSYLVANIA LIKE THE DIFFERENT ACCENTS AND MEETING DIFFERENT PEOPLE SO IT'S FUN.)) ((TAWNA DANGER/FLORIDA PLAYER: VERY EXCITED, NOT EVEN NERVOUS. WE'VE COME TO WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Dooley/Roanoke Player; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kayla Gerhart/Pennsylvania Player; :07]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=we've come to win]
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[VO-NAT]


Three hundred teams and nearly 20-thousand spectators are expected for this year's world series.
Travis Wells will have more on the tournament itself coming up in sports.
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[Salem-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-1:01:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The last day of the Salem Fair has turned out to be a damp one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Officials say attendance is down nearly twenty percent this weekend because of the rainy weather. But they're still confident attendance will top 300-thousand this year making it the largest ever. Those numbers have planners already thinking about next year.
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[SOT 19:56:48]
[IN Q=We're working on planning]

((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: WE'RE WORKING ON PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR WHILE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS YEAR'S FAIR, TALKING TO CERTAIN ENTERTAINMENT ACTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BACK, LOOKING AND TALKING TO BOOKING AGENTS ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ACTS THAT CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF SOME THAT HAVE BEEN HERE A COUPLE OF YEARS, LOOKING AT WAYS WE CAN IMPROVE ON THIS YEAR'S EVENT, MAKING IT BIGGER AND BETTER FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL FAIR THAT OPENS NEXT YEAR ON JULY THE 3RD.))
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Director of Civic Facilities]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=on July the 3rd]
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[VO-NAT]


This weekend's rainy weather is not a total loss for the fair.
Each year, the fair purchases insurance to cover any losses due to the weather.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at six... we'll check in with a local fire department that's rebuilding from the ground up...

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[VO-NAT]

and if you're pulled over in Botetourt County, there's a good chance you're being watched. We'll have more on an effort to put cameras in patrol cars. But first, let's check in with Brent on this wet, drizzly day.
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[Ringgold-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:43:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Pittsylvania County fire department is beginning to rise up from the ashes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]

Construction on the new Ringgold fire department just off of Highway 58 is half way completed. You may remember a fire destroyed the old station and three fire trucks last December. The new facility will house a meeting and training room, more trucks, and expanded services.
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[SOT 1:05:17]
[IN Q=We're looking at going]

((MIKE NEAL/FIRE CHIEF: WE'RE LOOKING AT GOING TRANSPORT. WE HAVE ONE TRUCK THAT WE CAN DO THAT WITH NOW BUT WE'RE KEEPING THE FIRST RESPONDER. WE HAVE A NEW TRANSPORT ON THE LINE AND WHEN WE GET MOVED IN AND GET OUT TRUCKS HERE THEN WE'LL LOOK AT GOING TO TRANSPORT SERVICES IN THE AREA HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Neal/Fire Chief]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in the area here]
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[VO-NAT]

The new fire station will cost nearly 375-thousand dollars and should be up and running by September. In the meantime, the fire department continues to work out of a nearby business with donated equipment.
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[Police-Cameras]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC-40:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office has been planning to put cameras in patrol cars for quite some time. But those plans were sped up in May when Pittsylvania County Deputy Frankie Betterton was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Jennifer Wishon has more on the role the cameras are already playing for the public and the deputies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's more for the]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-David Dillow/Botetourt Co. Deputy; :02]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :54]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Wishon/Reporting; 1:37]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]



(([SOT 1:03:10]
[IN Q=It's more for]

((DEPUTY DAVID DILLOW: IT'S MORE FOR THE PUBLIC THAN IT IS FOR US...IT KEEPS THE OFFICERS IN LINE AS WELL AS THE EVIDENCE.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=as the evidence]

David Dillow is a deputy for the Botetourt County Sheriff's office and he's showing off the camera in his patrol car.

The sheriff's office budgeted for the new technology that has a price tag of about 4- thousand dollars.
[SOT 1:01:48]
[IN Q=I like the]

((DEPUTY DAVID DILLOW: I LIKE THE CAMERA-- EVERYTHING I DO IS RECORDED. AS LONG AS I DON'T MAKE A MISTAKE I'M FINE.))

[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=mistake I'm fine]

Any time the emergency lights are activated, (video of lights) the camera starts recording every move the deputy or his subject makes.
[SOT 59:17]
[IN Q=Sir I need your]

((SIR I NEED YOUR LICENSE AND REGISTRATION))
[OUT Q=and registration]

And the end result can prove very helpful in court.
[SOT 1:01:01]
[IN Q=The major difference]

((DEPUTY DAVID DILLOW: THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IS WITH DUI RELATED INCIDENTS. YOU HAVE THE EVIDENCE RIGHT OFF THE BAT AS SOON AS YOU GET BEHIND THE VEHICLE THE EVIDENCE BEGINS. WHEN YOU GO TO COURT YOU HAVE THE EVIDENCE...IT'S NOT JUST YOUR WORD AGAINST THEIRS.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=word against their's]

Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle agrees.
[SOT 01:09:45]
[IN Q=A lot of times]

((SHERIFF RONNIE SPRINKLE: A LOT OF TIMES IF AN ATTORNEY KNOWS YOU HAVE A TAPE OF HIS SUSPECT THEN THEY WON'T CONTEST THE TAPE.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=contest the tape]

Deputies also wear microphones... so when an officer enters a building or is out of the camera's eye his conversations are still recorded.
[SOT 01:04:32]

((NATS OF DEPUTY DILLOW TALKING)) About half of the County's 24 squad cars are already equipped with cameras. Sheriff Sprinkle is hoping the cameras will make the officer's better at what they do.
[SOT 01:13:21]
[IN Q=We had one]

((SHERIFF RONNIE SPRINKLE: WE HAD ONE TO MAKE A FELONY STOP THE OTHER NIGHT--WE DID SEE SOME THINGS IN THE STOP WE DIDN'T LIKE...WE PULLED HIM IN AND SHOWED HIM WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE.))
[RUNS= 17]
[OUT Q=we didn't like]
[SOT]
[IN Q=In fact, every]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: IN FACT EVERY TRAFFIC STOP IS REVIEWED... AND THERE'S NO CHANCE OF AN OFFICER ALTERING THE TAPES BECAUSE THEY'RE LOCKED UP IN THE TRUNK. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7]))



[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7, a pair of local golfers were trying to take the cup at the Crown Royal Open today. Travis Wells will have highlights in sports.
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[VO-NAT]

and the story of a father and son who're riding to the rescue of a camp for homeless children. Stay with us, NEWS 7 at six will be right back.
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[Ride-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Profile#5 TC-1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A father and son combination is riding into town, trying to raise money for a camp for homeless children. The two are riding 250 miles on horseback across Virginia. Marya Jones has their story in this week's Virginia Profile.
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS hooves clopping]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Kipling Jones; 1:01 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=07-Kellen Jones; 1:44 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:49]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Floyd Co.]

((
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[SOT]

((NATS: HORSE HOOVES.))
[RUNS= :02]


It's a long road ... but a friendly one for Kipling Jones and his son, Kellen.
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[SOT 38:18]

((NATS KIP: (WAVES) HOW'S EVERYBODY DOING?))
[RUNS= :02]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 38:30]

((NATS: PEOPLE ON PORCH WAVING, CALLING.))
[RUNS= :02]


The father-son duo rides 8-hours a day ... on a horseback mission to raise money.
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[SOT 39:08 - :16]

((NATS: WHERE ARE Y'ALL TRAVELING? WE'RE TRAVELING FROM WAKE FOREST, NC, TO PETERSTOWN, WV. REALLY? ON A HORSE? ON A HORSE.))
[RUNS= :08]


Along their 250-mile journey, they've raised more curiosity than cash.
But with their quarterhorses Bebe and Cody, they've made plenty of friends.
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[SOT 41:49 - :57]

((NATS: LADY: I WISH WE HAD SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU ALL TOWARD YOUR FUNDING. KIP: YOU DID. YOU JUST GAVE US A LITTLE BIT OF BOOST, A LITTLE ENTHUSIASM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.))
[RUNS= :07]
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[SOT]

((NATS: HORSES HOOVES.))
[RUNS= :02]


Kipling is on the board of directors for Scottie's Place -- a year-round wilderness camp for homeless kids in Monroe County, West Virginia.
The camp needs 250-thousand dollars to pay off its farmland.
Last year, when Kipling was laid off from a job in information technology, he and Kellen decided to ride to the rescue.
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[SOT 55:43 - :48]

(( KIPLING JONES: IT WAS UNIQUE, IT WAS DIFFERENT. AND WE HAD THE RESOURCES.))
[RUNS= :05]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:03:35 - :39]

((NATS LADY DONATING MONEY: WOW. THAT'S SO GREAT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.))
[RUNS= :04]


Kipling also manages the stables and runs trail rides for the Sleepy Hollow Ranch in Wake forest, North Carolina.


He saw THIS not only as a fundraising trip, but also a way to spend quality time with his son.
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[SOT 1:00:27 - :36]

((KIPLING JONES: I WANT HIM TO REALIZE THAT NO MATTER HOW BIG THE TASK SEEMS, ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[RUNS= :09]


Along the way, father and son chat and play a game they call "Mental Tic Tac Toe."
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[SOT 37:08]

((NATS KELLEN: BOTTOM LEFT. I WIN.))
[RUNS= :02]


For Kellen, it's summer vacation that stands out.
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[SOT 14:35:38 - :44]

((KELLEN JONES: MY MOM'S ALWAYS TOLD ME NOT TO TALK TO STRANGERS. 'CAUSE THEY'D KIDNAP YOU OR SOMETHING. BUT I LEARNED THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE PRETTY NICE.))
[RUNS= :06]


The Joneses will end their two-week journey at Scottie's Place, where they'll spend time with kids from area homeless shelters.
In the meantime, you'll find them trotting the highway to West Virginia... making raising money seem more like a game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 35:00 - :08]

[**CUT OUT SPACES IN AUDIO TO TIGHTEN**] ((KELLEN: LEFT MIDDLE... TIC TAC TOE, THREE IN A ROW. KIP: OH, GIVE ME A BREAK. (CUT OUT SPACES IN AUDIO TO TIGHTEN)
KIPLING: WAS IT REALLY? YEAH.))
[RUNS= :06]


Marya Jones, News-7, Floyd County.))


[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up in sports, the Crown Royal trophy resides in Roanoke, softball invades the valley this week, and
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[VO-NAT]

we'll meet the Danville Braves, Jonathan Schuerholz. If the name sounds familiar, it should.
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[S-Royal]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-126 TC2806]
[GRAPHIC=Crown Royal]


Rainy conditions greeted golfers as they teed off today in the final round of the Crown Royal Open at Royal New Kent. Roanoke's Dicky Linkous and Chip Sullivan went out in the last group in search of the 15 thousand dollar first prize.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Providence Forge/Comcast Sports; :00]


To the Tradition Club we go. Sullivan started the day four shots back of Linkous. He tried to make a late run. Here at the par 5 15th, Chip just slides the eagle effort by the cup. He would tap in for birdie to get to 5-under par.
Then at 18, Sullivan saves par with the good roll. Chip finished in third place after a 2-under 70--five shots back of Linkous. He earned just under 7 grand.
Dicky fired a final round 69 to finish at 10-under for the tournament and he takes the Crown Royal title. Chip's cousin Jim Sullivan was second at 6-under par.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-129 TC1046]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


To the track where it was a newsworthy day in Chicago even before the start of today's Tropicana 400. Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated announced that Michael Waltrip will drive the NAPA Chevy through the 2004 season and Joe Gibbs confirmed that his two Cup teams will switch from Pontiac to Chevrolet possible before the end of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/NBC Sports; :00]


Now on to the race. 75 thousand seats were full for today's event. Michael Waltrip may have gained some job security, but he lost an engine and finished well back in the field.
Elliott Sadler brought out another caution at lap 192 with the spin in traffic right here.
A little later, Kevin Harvick goes on a similar ride in the 29 machine. Steve Grissom, Hut Stricklin and Jimmy Spencer back up behind Harvick and all three of those cars sustain heavy damage.
But after a late caution, Harvick chose not to pit and it paid off. Last year's race winner held off Jeff Gordon over the final laps and pulled off the repeat in the Tropicana 400. Richard Childress sweeps the Busch and Cup events this weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/First Win of the Season; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=good weekend for RCR."]
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rwa]
[TAPE#=SP-133 TC1:57]
[GRAPHIC=BASEBALL]


As most young career-seekers have come to realize, it's not always what you know, but who you know that counts. And as Danville Braves' fans would agree, short stop Jonathon Schuerholz's budding career can be credited to a little of each. Intern reporter Rebekkah Warburton has more on this second generation Braves employee.
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(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q="Getting hit..."]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Schuerholz/ Danville Braves Infielder; :20]
[SUPER=01-Bekkah Warburton/Reporting; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Henriquez/ Danville Braves Manager; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q="...News 7 sports."]
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((Getting hit by the occasional pitch is not nearly as painful as dealing with many people's assumption that the only reason Jonathan Scheurholz will climb the professional baseball ladder is because his father, John, is the general manager for the Atlanta Braves. But he's learned to deal with it at an early age. ((Jonathan Schuerholz)) As he was signed on by the Braves in the tenth round of the draft this Spring, Schuerholz's hustle both offensively and defensively have helped his team win five of their last seven games. And while he grew up in an environment engrossed with baseball, Jonathon still feels no pressure from his news worthy father to participate in this sport. ((Jonathan Schuerholz)) ((Ralph Henriquez))
On the other end of the story, the Braves' general manager also deals with the habitual inquiries regarding his son's decision to take on the sport and routinely shows his excitement and support. Now, what does his mother, Karen, think about another family member pursuing a career in baseball?" ((Jonathan Shuerholz))
Schuerholz and teammates will be taking on the Martinsville Mets in a three game series here in Danville beginning July 10th. In Danville, Bekkah Warburton, News 7 Sports. ))





[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-122 TC3840]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


As we told you earlier in the newscast, this week the Roanoke Valley will play host to the NSA Girls Class B Fast Pitch Softball World Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Today the three hundred teams converged on Salem Memorial Stadium for the opening ceremonies. The action begins tomorrow at parks across the Valley, and runs through Saturday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Pat Hendrick/Coach, Florida Barracudas; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=they play hard."]

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