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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Details on a local company that played a role in the rescue of nine trapped miners in Pennsylvania. Work resumes at a Franklin County company-- four days after a deadly accident. Plus, a hero's welcome this week for a Lynchburg soldier.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next

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((HE COME UP AND SAID, WE GOT A HOLE EVERYBODY COME DOWN HERE AND WE JUST STARTED YELLING UP, HELP, HELP, PLEASE LET US OUT.))
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[OUT Q=please let us out.]
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[VO-NAT]

After three days-- the nine men trapped in a Pennsylvania mine emerge in remarkably good shape. And, a Roanoke County company gets part of the credit for the amazing rescue.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Mine-Rescue]


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Doctor's who've been treating the nine men say they emerged in surprisingly good condition. Their rescue was a team effort-- one that a local company had a hand in. We'll have more on Ingersoll-Rand's involvement, but first, the latest from Chris Lawrence who's in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
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[SUPER=03-Somerset, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Blaine Mayhugh/Rescued Miner; :08]
[SUPER=01-Leslie Mayhugh/Wife of Rescued Miner; 1:03]
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((AFTER A REMARKABLE RESCUE SUNDAY, NINE PENNSYLVANIA COAL MINERS SPENT THEIR FIRST DAY ABOVE GROUND. .. AND HOME HAS NEVER BEEN SWEETER.

SOT - BLAINE MAYHUGH/RESCUED MINER

12:07:15 - "I didn't think I was gonna see my wife or kids again."
BLAINE MAYHUGH WAS THE SECOND MAN UP.... .. ONE OF THE QUECREEK MINERS TRAPPED UNDERGROUND. THE MEN ACCIDENTALLY TAPPED INTO AN ABANDONED MINE 240 FEET DOWN, AND WATER CAME RUSHING IN.

SOT - BLAINE - "We tried to outrun it, but it was too fast, every way we

went, we got trapped."
THE MINERS SPENT THREE DAYS IN TOTAL DARKNESS, SOAKING WET, CRAMPED AND COVERED WITH COAL.
(nats..rescue)

THE MINERS DIDN'T KNOW IF THEY'D LIVE OR DIE - BUT WHICHEVER, THEY PROMISED TO DO IT TOGETHER. ALL NINE TIED THEMSELVES TO EACH OTHER , SO IF THEY DROWNED, EVERYONE'S BODY WOULD BE FOUND. AND THEY EVEN WROTE THEIR LAST WORDS, PLACING NOTES IN A PAIL FOR THEIR FAMILIES TO FIND.

SOT - BLAINE "The only day of my life I never kissed my wife before I

went to work, and that had to be the day."
BY SUNDAY NIGHT, SIX HAD GONE HOME... AND ALL OF THEM ARE - - FOR THE MOST PART, OKAY. TO SOME -- IT WAS A MIRACLE -- BUT TO A WIFE AND DAUGHTER, EXPECTED.
LESLIE MAYHUGH/WIFE OF RESCUED MINER "I knew he was gonna get through - I knew I couldn't lose my dad and my husband, I just knew it."
STANDUP - CHRIS LAWRENCE/REPORTING DOCTORS AMAZED....MEN ASKING FOR BEER, CHEWING TOBACCO..... ))

[Mine-Drill]


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A Roanoke County company played a hand in rescuing the miners.
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Ingersoll-Rand assembled and delivered the drill and drill bits that dug them out.
After ANOTHER company's drill bit broke on Friday, plant employees scrambled to get THEIR equipment up to rescuers.
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The plant laid off hundreds of workers in 2000, but about 40 remain to assemble the drilling equipment.
The facility's Engineering and Marketing director says "Everybody in the facility is real proud to know we contributed to the success of the operation."
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[Ronile-Reopening]


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Ronile's 350 employees are back at work today ... after a deadly explosion shut the plant down Wednesday.
Company officials now know more about what caused the blast.
As they tell Marya Jones, rebuilding will be quick ... but recovering may take much longer.
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[SUPER=01-Phillip Essig/Ronile CEO; :13]
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((NATS: TRACTOR.))
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With last week's explosion still fresh in their minds, Ronile employees found some comfort in getting back to work.
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[SOT 16:57:30 - :38]

((PHILLIP ESSIG/RONILE CEO: EVERYBODY WORKING HERE ON THE RECONSTRUCTION HAS SAID THAT KEEPING BUSY HAS BEEN ABLE TO KEEP THEIR MINDS OFF THE TRAGIC EVENTS OF THE WEEK. ))
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Crews are quickly rebuilding the room where last Wednesday, one boiler exploded.
John Gregory, a 48-year-old contractor who was fixing the boiler, died of severe burns from the blast.
Ronile maintenence worker Jeff Jones recovered from his injuries ... and is back at work.
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[SOT 17:]

(( EVEN JEFF WHO WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL THURSDAY NIGHT. I SAW HIM FIRST THING HERE FRIDAY MORNING. AND HE STAYED AROUND AND GOT SOME WORK DONE, AND ASSISTED US IN THE INVESTIGATION.))
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Company officials say that SOMEHOW a spark ignited fuel in the boiler...
It's puzzling because the boiler was NOT running at the time.
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[SOT 17:00:11 - :19]

((WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT NONE OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM CAUSED THAT IGNITION. IT WAS A COMPLETELY RANDOM, UNFORSEEABLE EVENT THAT CAUSED THE IGNITION OF THE FUEL.))
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Essig assures workers that the other thermal heater NOW being used now is perfectly safe.
Company officials stood by as it started, just to prove the point.
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[SOT 17:03:41 - 17:03:56]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: THOUGH RONILE HAS GONE BACK TO BUSINESS, IT'LL BE SOME TIME BEFORE IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL. SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WHO WERE IN THE BOILER ROOM AT THE TIME OF THE BLAST ARE RECEIVING COUNSELING. AND THE COMPANY IS OFFERING IT TO ANY EMPLOYEE WHO NEEDS IT. MJN7, ROCKY MOUNT. ))
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[Amber-Alert]


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Local law- enforcement have a unique tool under their belts in the event a child is abducted.
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The Roanoke Police Department is one of few localities in Virginia that takes part in the AMBER alert program.
Under AMBER alert, radio and television stations interrupt programming to broadcast information about a missing child.
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[SOT 4:30:26]
[IN Q=Whe someone hears]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WHEN SOMEONE HEARS THAT THERE IS AN AMBER ALERT TO KNOW THAT IT IS A SERIOUS SITUATION AND WE CAN'T JUST USE IT EVERYTIME A PARENT CALLS IN. IT HAS TO BE VERY STRICT CRITERIA, THE CHILD HAS TO BE IN DANGER. WE HAVE TO KNOW FOR FACT THAT THERE IS A STRANGER SITUATION AND THE CHILD IS IN DANGER INORDER FOR US TO USE IT. WE WOULDN'T USE IT JUST FOR A RUNAWAY SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=runaway situation]
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore announced this week a plan to push legislation to expand the AMBER alert program statewide.
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[Campbell-Church]


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[SLOW FADE OUT] About four months ago a tornado tore through parts of Central Virginia causing lots of property damage-- including the destruction of a local church. But for the church members-- the storm only made their faith stronger.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF SINGING]
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[SUPER=01-Marlo Davis/Church Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Davies/Timberlake United Methodist Church; :43]
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Carlton Johnson/Missionary Baptist Church; 1:28]
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((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING A PRAYER; ))
The enthusiasm here at Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church shines brightly these days.
In many ways, they're prayers have been answered.
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[IN Q=I know God]

((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: I KNOW THAT GOD CAN BRING GOOD OUT OF ANY SITUATION.))
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That situation began in late April.
A tornado swept through the church, collapsing the walls and blowing off the roof.
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((MARLO DAVIS/CHURCH MEMBER: THE CHURCH BUILDING IS A BUILDING. OUR CHURCH IS IN HER HEARTS SO WE HAVE BEEN JUST BLESSED.))
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Blessed because of the support of nearby Timberlake United Methodist Church.
Shortly after the tornado, Timberlake invited Lawyers Missionary to move into an unused sanctuary.
The church has worshiped here ever since.
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[IN Q=We've had a gospel]

((REV. LARRY DAVIES/TIMBERLAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: WE'VE HAD A GOSPEL SING. WE HELPED THEM WITH A REVIVAL. WE'VE HAD SOME LUNCHES TOGETHER. IT'S BEEN EXCITING. WE, REALLY BOTH OF US I THINK HAVE LEARN A LOT FROM THE EXPERIENCE. WE'RE ALMOST NOT SURE WE WANT THEM TO GO.))
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But one day they will go.
Lawyers Missionary plans to begin rebuilding sometime this fall.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS IS WHAT REMAINS OF MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. CONTRACTORS CAME IN THE MONTHS AFTER THE STORM AND REMOVED WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE BUILDING. NOW THE CHURCH HOPES TO REBUILD AND EVEN EXPAND ON THIS SITE BUT THEY FIRST NEED MONEY TO DO SO.))
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[OUT Q=money to do so]

((NAT SOUND OF PASTOR AT PODIUM "THANK YOU FOR BEING GOD" 17:03))
The church has received 12,000 dollars in donations and another 71,000 thousand dollars in insurance money.
But it will take another several hundred thousand dollars to rebuild the church.
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[IN Q=Just like the lord]

((REV. CARLTON JOHNSON/LAWYERS BAPTIST CHURCH: JUST LIKE THE LORD MADE A WAY FOR US TO WORSHIP HE IS GOING TO SUPPLY ALL THE FUNDS THAT WE NEED.))
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[OUT Q=that we need]


It is a need made easier thanks to the generosity of one church, and the faith of another. ((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Justin McLeod, News 7, Campbell County. ))

[Prayer-Chain]


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The church that offered its facilities just recently helped save a stranger's life.
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Timberlake United Methodist runs a prayer network on its website sewing-seeds-of-faith dot com.
Recently a woman from Illinois emailed the prayer chain threatening to commit suicide.
That is when area church members sprung into action.
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[IN Q=I went directly]

((GEORGE HATMAKER/ASSOCIATE PASTOR: I WENT DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN THE STATE THAT SHE WAS IN AND I WAS ABLE TO FIND A PHONE NUMBER AND AN ADDRESS AND REACH A LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL IN HER CITY. I CONTACTED THEM, THEY WERE DISPATCHED. I GOT THROUGH THE PHONE LINE TO HER AND TALKED PERSONALLY WITH HER AND PRAYED WITH HER.))
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[OUT Q=prayed with her]
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The woman is doing fine and credits the prayer chain with saving her life.
Making this story even more amazing is the fact that flooding had knocked out most of the phone service in that area when the call for help went out.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Pope John Paul the Second finally speaks out against abusive priests...
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[VO-NAT]

and fire breaks out at a New York pet shop, killing dozens of animals.
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Pope John Paul the Second wrapped up World Youth Day festivities today with an outdoor mass. And, for the first time ever the Pope addressed the public on the issue of abusive priests.... He told the young Catholics not to let the actions of a few sway their devotion. Jennifer Miller has more from Toronto.
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((SUNDAY ... POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND FINALLY ADDRESSED THE ISSUE, THAT IN TORONTO, HAS BEEN LOOMING OVER HIS TRIP LIKE A THUNDER CLOUD. AT AN OUTDOOR MASS ... IN FRONT OF WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE ... THE POPE TALKED ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE HARM SOME PRIESTS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAVE CAUSED.
PJPII (:10) "But ... think of the vast majority of dedicated and generous priests and religious."
... HE WAS PREACHING TO THE CHOIR.
NATS -- JOHN PAUL WE LOVE YOU.
23:53:56 BRIAN OVERHOLT/ 18, NORTH BAY ONTARIO "I think it is good that he said what he did. You have to address the big issues."
00:04:10 JENELLE HAMMNER/ FOSTORIA OH "I think it's a really good thing that he addressed it because people need to hear that from one of the highest sources."
23:44;19 DAMIEN GILLATLY/NORTH BAY ONTARIO "I think this is the perfect time."
OTHERS CRITICIZED THE POPE ... SAYING HE SHOULD HAVE MORE THOROUGHLY ACKNOWLEGED THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM ... AND THEY SAY ... HE SHOULD HAVE INSTRUCTED CARDINALS AND BISHOPS TO IMPLEMENT A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. BUT THE POPE DIDN'T DO THAT ... NOR DID HE SAY THE WORDS SOME VICTIMS HAD HOPED TO HEAR.
NANCY MAYER/LINKUP -CANADA "We wanted him to say 'I'm sorry,' to the victims and the victims families."
STANDUP: BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING AN APOLOGY .... THE POPE URGED THE PILGRIMS TO KEEP THE FAITH, PURSUE HOLINESS AND RALLY BEHIND THOSE PRIESTS WHO'S ONLY DESIRE IS TO DO GOOD. ))

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A fire in Manhattan this morning killed dozens of animals in a pet store.
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Kittens, dogs and other animals were trapped as fire tore through the store they were in. The blaze also destroyed other businesses near the pet shop including a grocery store. It took firefighters hours to contain the four-alarm fire.
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[IN Q=It was a heavily]

((EDWARD KALETTA/CHIEF OF FDNY: IT WAS A HEAVILY INVOLVED FIRE ON ARRIVAL. WE HAD A TOTAL OF 170 FIREFIGHTERS AND 39 UNITS. THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS WERE ALSO A CONCERN SO THEY WERE EVACUATED AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.))
[SUPER=01-Edward Kaletta/FDNY Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=precautionary measure]
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[VO-NAT]

Nine firefighters were taken away from the scene with minor injuries-- but NO civilian injuries have been reported. There's no word yet on what caused the fire.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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Also in New York-- this time near Ground Zero-- traffic was scrambled today when a 35- ton crane tipped over and landed in the street. No one was injured in the accident but traffic was delayed for a few hours.
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Still ahead, Lance Armstrong pedals his way past the competition, and to yet another win at the Tour de France.
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[VO-NAT]

and Bill Elliott finds the checkered flag in the Pocono Mountains. Travis Wells will have highlights and more coming up in sports.
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A local trio is taking their music to the ball game.
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They call themselves "In Harmony."
They're a Christian trio that has been together since middle school.
The group recently recorded a C-D and will soon perform in front of thousands.
They've been invited to sing the national anthem at a Cincinnati Reds game.
That takes place August 13th.
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[Fire-Truck]


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The Craig County Fire Department recently received a gift that will save them thousands.
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Last week, the community of Simmonsville was given a 1977 fire truck by the City of Salem. The keys were handed over during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Rather than sell the trucks it no longer needs, a spokeswoman for Salem says officials would rather give the trucks away. If Simmonsville were to buy a new truck it would set the community back at least 2-hundred thousand dollars. Several years ago, Salem donated a fire truck to the Volunteer Fire Department in Upper Craig's Creek.
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[VA-Profile]


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One local soldier just returned home this week to a hero's welcome after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Steve Smallshaw has more in this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( Tim Greenway left his hometown of Lynchburg a soldier.. he returned this week a hero.
[natsot 19:41:10]

((IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU.. ESPECIALLY COMING HOME IN ONE PIECE. YES SIR, I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU ALL HAVE BEEN DOING FOR US DOWN HERE.))
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Greenway is a First Lieutenant with the 101st Airborne, and for the past six months he's been on the front line of the war on terrorism.
He survived an earthquake, a helicopter crash and firefights with Al Qaeda terrorists.. but he found it more difficult speaking in front of a crowd at Monument Terrace.
[SOT 19:56:06]

((I HAD SO MUCH I WANTED TO SAY WHEN I CAME DOWN HERE, NOW I'VE GOTTEN NERVOUS AND FORGOT IT ALL..))
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[OUT Q=forgot it all.]
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But here handshakes and hugs, smiles and salutes speak volumes.
[natsot 19:47:18]

((IT'S AMAZING HOW MUCH SUPPORT IS DOWN HERE.. IT' REALLY.. IT'S GREAT.))
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For eight months, these local veterans have been staging weekly rallies in support of the U-S troops in Afghanistan.
On Friday, they finally got to meet one of the reasons why they're here.
[SOT 19:58:48]

((LT. TIM GREENWAY/101ST AIRBORNE: I KNEW THAT THEY'D BEEN DOWN HERE SUPPORTING US FOR ABOUT THE LAST 35 WEEKS AND I TOLD MY PARENTS TWO OR THREE TIMES HOW I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET HOME AND COME DOWN HERE AND HELP 'EM OUT AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT.))
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[OUT Q=their support.]


Greenway is now enjoying a month-long leave before he returns to his unit at Fort Campbell.
He's already experienced a lifetime of memories.
[SOT 20:00:01]

((YOU HAD SO MANY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. I FEEL THAT IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD DO FOR THIS COUNTRY AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. AND I SUPPORT EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE AND IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE PEOPLE BACK HERE SUPPORTING US.))
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[OUT Q=supporting us.]
[natsot 19:49:56]

((I ALWAYS THINK OF LYNCHBURG AS MY HOME AND AFTER SEEING ALL THE SUPPORT I'VE GOTTEN FROM LYNCHBURG, I CAN'T WAIT TO MOVE BACK HERE ONE DAY.))
[RUNS= 07]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[S-Pocono]


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Today's Pennsylvania 500 was shortened to the Pennsylvania 425, because of impending darkness. But that suited pole sitter Bill Elliott just fine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNT; :00]


The race was red flagged twice early. The first time after the very first lap. Steve Park tried to squeeze past Rusty Wallace, but can't quite make it. That triggered this ugly wreck between Park and teammate Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Park's car gets pushed into the guard rail and he flipped several times. Luckily, both Junior and Park were o-k. But it took about an hour to repair the guard rail.
22 laps later rain delayed the race for nearly two hours.
After a long wait, Bill Elliott got past Sterling Marlin with just 19 laps to go. Elliott hangs on for his 1st win of the season and a record 5th victory at Pocono.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/First Win of the Season; :06]
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[OUT Q=high side going into one."]




[S-Tour]


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The race for the Tour de France title ended today in Paris and as expected Lance Armstrong coasted to his 4th straight victory in the world's premiere cycling event.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/OLN; :00]


The cancer survivor became the 4th person to win four Tour de France titles and just the third to win them consecutively. His final winning margin over Joseba Beloki of Spain was 7 minutes and 17 seconds. Armstrong has turned the tour into his own personal showcase. The three week event covered 2,032 miles and the 30 year old Armstrong will try and tie Miguel Indurain's mark of five straight tour titles next year.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/4th Straight Tour de France Title; :05]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=do something like this."]
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[S-Redskins]


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The Washington Redskins took this morning off as they wrapped up their first week of training camp under first year head coach Steve Spurrier. And from every indication, there's a healthy dose of respect between the coach and his players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OH, THEY HAVE HAD...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :06]
[SUPER=01-Danny Wuerffel/Redskins Quarterback; :18]
[SUPER=01-Shane Matthews/Redskins Quarterback; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sage Rosenfels/Redskins Quarterback; :46]
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[OUT Q=...make them the next time."]
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The Skins only have a couple of practices this week as they leave for Japan on Wednesday. Mike Stevens will have more on the Japanese influence in camp Monday night on News 7 at Six.

[S-Panthers]


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Another first year head coach is getting his feet wet in training camp. The Carolina Panthers John Fox has turned up the heat in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]


The former Giants assistant hopes make a winner of a franchise that has lost its last 15 games. Fox has brought plenty of intensity to Carolina.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Panthers Tight End; :03]
[SUPER=01-Mushin Muhammed/Panthers Wide Receiver; :18]
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[OUT Q=..live sessions going on."]
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Perhaps the greatest fielding shortstop in the history of baseball was inducted into the Hall of Fame yesterday in Cooperstown, New York.
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Ozzie Smith played 19 seasons in the big leagues, including 15 in Saint Louis. He won 13 consecutive Gold Gloves, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Nicknamed 'the Wizard', Smith also made 15 All-Star Game appearances.
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