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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

A local soldier returns from Afghanistan with a death-defying story and a hero's status.
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Plus, the longtime Mayor of Salem falls to liver cancer.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight on News 7 Sports, an Indiana native claims the Brickyard pole, the Braves roll on in the big leagues, and

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the Virginia Tech Hokies answered lots of questions today in Blacksburg. Mike Stevens reports on the media day festivities in just a few.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


The heat and humidity are helping spark some severe thunderstorms across the region. The rest of us, just hazy, hot and humid. I'll let you know what the evening holds coming up in your forecast. [Video-Open]
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((DAN MATHERLY/SOLDIER: IT MEANS A LOT TO BE RECONGIZED FOR SOMETHING WE WENT OVER AND WE DID. I KNOW THAT NEITHER OF ONE OF US THINK THAT WE DID MUCH BUT DO OUR JOB.))
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[VO-NAT]


Two soldiers from southside return home to a hero's welcome.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young, Teresa Hamilton has the evening off.

[Gretna-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
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They say they were just doing their jobs.
Two area soldiers are back after spending six months fighting the war on terrorism in Afghanistan.
One almost didn't make it home to tell his story. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shan /Justin BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now to tell us all about it. Justin?
Shannon, U.S. Army Specialist Stan Crowder from Gretna says it happened so fast.
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[SUPER=@Justin1; ]


He had been stationed in Afghanistan a little more than a week last January when his orders came in.
He along with the rest of his airbone division then boarded a helicopter for a special mission.
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Along the way, they hit heavy turbulence and the helicopter ended up crashing.
Crowder suffered severe damage to his right eye and several of his fellow soldiers were trapped inside.
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((STAN CROWDER: WE WERE HIT PRETTY HARD. THE AIRCRAFT CAUGHT ON FIRE. ME AND SOME OF THE OTHER GUYS PULLED SOME OF OUR FRIENDS THAT HAD BROKEN LEGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I WAS SCARY BUT I AM STILL HERE. IT'S WHAT I AM SUPPOSE TO DO. WE PROTECT EACH OTHER, IF WE DON'T WE WILL BREAK DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=we will break down]
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Crowder may not call himself a hero but many disagree with him.
Today at a ceremony at Magnum Point Marina, Congressman Virgil Goode presented Crowder with a flag that has flown over the U.S Capitol.
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Another soldier Dan Matherly from Sandy Level was also recognized for his service.
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And Shannon, both say they may re-enlist in the army in the future even after all they've been through.

[Taliaferro]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Salem's longtime mayor Jim Taliaferro has died.
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Taliaferro passed away around noon today at Salem's V-A hospital. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in December. Taliaferro is credited with spurring the city to build the football and baseball stadiums near the Salem Civic Center.
For his contributions to baseball he earned a spot in the Salem-Roanoke Hall of Fame. Taliaferro left the city's top office in 1996 after 22-years on the job. The city will honor Taliaferro with a reception at the Salem Civic Center Monday from 4-to-7 P-M. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday at East Hill Cemetery at 10 o'clock in the morning. He was 66 years old.
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[Dominion-Power]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Workers at Dominion Power continued their strike today...
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Union officials say nearly all the employees they represent are participating in the strike, but a Dominion spokesman says he won't comment on the union's figures. Union members hit the picket lines at the company's headquarters in downtown Richmond and other locations around Virginia yesterday. Meanwhile, the company says it's eager to work out an agreement.
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[IN Q=They left under a very...]

((KEN BARKER/DOMINION POWER VICE PRESIDENT; THEY LEFT UNDER A VERY GOOD SITUATION AS FAR AS THE WAY THEY LEFT. WE WANT THEM BACK AND WE'D BE VERY MUCH WILLING TO GO TO THE TABLE AND TALK SOME MORE.))
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[OUT Q=and talk some more.]
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Virginia Governor Mark Warner issued a statement in which he says he'll closely monitor the situation to make sure state residents' power supply isn't interrupted.
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[Booker-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC-34:41]
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The Booker T. Washington National Monument in Franklin County is one step closer to growing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The U.S. Senate has approved legislation to expand the boundary of the historical site.
Under the legislation, the Secretary of Interior will be able to acquire fifteen acres of land next to the monument.

Congressman Virgil Goode says the land will act as a buffer from continuing construction at the Westlake area.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: WE REALLY NEEDED TO GET THIS 15 ACRES OR OTHERWISE DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE RIGHT ADJACENT TO THE PARK AND IT WOULD I THINK WOULD HAVE DETRACTED FROM THE PLANTATION SETTING THAT WAS THERE, THAT IS THERE NOW, THAT WAS THERE IN 1850'S.))
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Congressman Goode sponsored the bill which passed in the House last year.
The legislation now goes to the president's desk for his signing.
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[Musselman]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A Roanoke County man deported from Israel for aiding protesters in Palestine says Hamas and other extreme political groups in the Middle East will be marginalized- -if and when Israeli troops withdraw from Palestine.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


While many Americans view Hamas as a terrorist organization, Nathan Musselman says Hamas is a political party that is responding to the immediate needs of the Palestinians.
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((THESE PEOPLE AREN'T KILLING ISRAELI'S BECAUSE THEY JUST WANT TO KILL. THEY'RE JUST LIKE YOU AND ME, BASICALLY. Keith Humphry/ News: But you and I don't go around on weekends, killing people. NO. BUT THE DIFFERENCE IS: WE'RE NOT LIVING LIKE THE PALESTINIANS ARE LIVING. I WISH EVERYONE IN THE WORLD DID BELIEVE IN NON-VIOLENT WAYS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, BUT MOST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY DON'T AND MOST PEOPLE IN PALESTINE DON'T EITHER. AND PEOPLE PUSHED IN A CORNER LIKE THAT WILL FIGHT IN ANY WAY THEY CAN.))
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[OUT Q=way they can]
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[VO-NAT]

Musselman's comments are part of an in-depth interview conducted this week by News 7's Keith Humphry. You can see an extended segment of it tomorrow, on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[Soul-Picnic]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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The heart and soul of Roanoke can be found in Washington Park today.
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[VO-NAT]
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So far, hundreds have turned out for the fifth annual Stone Soul Picnic.
The goal of the event is to bring the Roanoke community together for a day of fellowship and family fun.
This year's picnic is dedicated to the memory of the late Roy Stanley.
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((DUKE ELLINGTON/ORGANZIER: HE WAS A MENTOR FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE CAME FROM SMALL ROOTS OF COURSE WHAT WAS IT WYTHEVILLE VIRGINIA, MOVED TO ROANOKE, CAME TO OUR STATION, WOULDN'T QUICK UNTIL HE GOT A JOB AND BECAME ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED PERSONALITIES IN ROANOKE IF I MAY SO AS FAR AS BEING A SPORTS CASTER AND A HUMANITARIAN.))
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[OUT Q=and a humanitarian]
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[VO-NAT]


Roy's is memorialized on a Roanoke-made mural dedicated to local and national figures.
W-D-B-J's President and General Manager Bob Lee was also honored today with the Diamond award for man of the year.
The picnic will continue until ten o'clock tonight.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, an assortment of trucks, old and new, are on display for charity in Rockbridge County...
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[VO-NAT]

and if you have a sweet tooth, Roanoke's Peach Festival is the place to be this weekend... We'll have more on that story coming up, but first let's check in with Brent in the WeatherCenter.
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[Truck-Jamboree]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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There is plenty of jamming going on this weekend in Rockbridge County.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The fifth annual Truck Jamboree is taking place today at the Lee HI Travel Plaza in Lexington.
This year's show features a truck parade, antique cars and trucks, as well a pick-up Truck Beauty Contest.
The annual event helps raise money for the Lexington/Rockbridge County United Way.
Organizers hope to raise nearly twenty thousand dollars this year.
The jamboree continues until midnight tonight.
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[Peach-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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Things were just peachy in Roanoke this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The annual Peach Festival took place Sun Trust Plaza.
This year's event featured peach sundaes, cobblers, and milkshakes.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Northwest Child Development Center.
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((MAXINE CROWDER-WILSON/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT HELPS TREMENDOUSLY. WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE GOOD RESPONSES TO OUR GRANTS THAT WE WROTE THIS YEAR BUT EVEN SO WE HAVE 95 CHILDREN AND THAT'S A LOT AND IT TAKE A LOT TO RUN A QUALITY PROGRAM.))
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[OUT Q=a quality program]
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The Northwest Child Development Center is offering childcare for kids six months to 12 years old.
Organizers hope the two day event will raise nearly ten-thousand dollars.
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[Profile-Preview]


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A familiar face will welcome back Radford University students, but this year he'll serve as the school's police chief...
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43-year-old Grandville Hampton has been with the University Police Department for 17-years. He has worked his way up from student dispatcher, to Sergeant, Lieutenant and now Chief. Hampton says he would like to train more officers on bike patrol to make it easier to respond to calls on campus...
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((GRANVILLE HAMPTON/RU POLICE CHIEF; IT HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR A LOT MORE TERRITORY FOR WHAT WE USED TO BE WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE THE DEDMON CENTER WAS JUST BEING BUILT AND NOW WE BOUGHT A LOT OF OFF CAMPUS PROPERTY AND WE'VE ADDED A LOT OF ACADEMIC BUILDINGS AND IT REALLY HAS GROWN QUITE A BIT.))
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[OUT Q=QUITE A BIT.]
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Hampton is expecting an enrollment of 93-hundred students this Fall. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degree from R-U. We'll have more on the new man in charge, tomorrow in our Virginia Profile...
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, the Hokies rev up summer practices, getting ready for a grueling football schedule. Travis Wells will have more in sports...
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and also you might want to keep an eye out for this house with a haunted history. Stay with us...
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[Monster-Museum]


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We're still months from Halloween but something's already going bump in the night at Natural Bridge. In this week's Time Off we take our chances at the Haunted Monster Museum.
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[IN Q=Stay close together...]

[((STAY CLOSE TOGETHER FOR THIS IS THE EDGE OF DARKNESS, THE POINT OF NO RETURN.))]
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[OUT Q=the point of no return.]

The last group of people to enter the former Stonewall Inn didn't fare so well. At least that's how Mark Cline tells it. The creator of the Haunted Monster Museum built a legend to go along with his new attraction starring a professor and the students he experimented on.
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[IN Q=He wanted to do some good things for the world...]

((MARK CLINE: HAUNTED MONSTER MUSEUM: HE WANTED TO DO SOME GOOD THINGS FOR THE WORLD AND EXTRACT FEARS AND CAGE THEM BEHIND WALLS BUT SOMETHING WENT WRONG.))
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[OUT Q=but something went wrong.]

The legend helps get visitors in the right frame of mind and primes their imagination to pick up where the "haunting" leaves off. There are dark corners, sudden movements, unexpected thrills and chills but nothing too terrifying. Cline calls it Scooby Doo meets the Twilight Zone and anything in between.
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[IN Q=The professor did try to bring...]

((MARK CLINE: THE PROFESSOR DID TRY TO BRING THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL BACK TO MAKE THE WORLD A HAPPIER PLACE. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WERE PROBLEMS HERE, TOO, SO WE ENDED UP WITH ELVISTINE.))
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[OUT Q=ended up with Elvistine.]

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[IN Q=This haunted house is very tongue in cheek...]

((MARK CLINE: THIS HAUNTED HOUSE IS VERY TONGUE IN CHEEK, IT'S ALOT OF FUN. IT'S NOT REAL HORROR. THERE'S NO BLOOD AND GUTS HERE.))
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[OUT Q=no blood and guts here.]

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[IN Q=If you come here expect to get startled.]

((MARK CLINE: IF YOU COME HERE, EXPECT TO GET STARTLED. EXPECT TO GET A LITTLE BIT SCARED BUT EXPECT TO LAUGH WHEN YOU LEAVE.))
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[OUT Q=expect to laugh when you leave.]

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[IN Q=The house was built in...]

((SHAN: THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN THE LATE 1800'S OR EARLY 1900'S. AND, AS WITH ANY HOME THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE, THERE ARE RUMORS THAT IT'S HAUNTED.))
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[OUT Q=rumors that it's haunted.]

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[IN Q=Two stories that came up to me...]

((MARK CLINE: TWO STORIES THAT CAME UP TO ME WERE OF A MAN THAT LIVED HERE AND SUPPOSEDLY CAUGHT HIS YOUNGER WIFE WITH A YOUNGER MAN AND HE MURDERED THEM BOTH HERE IN THE HOUSE AND THEN KILLED HIMSELF ON THE PREMISES. WHETHER OR NOT IT'S FACTUAL, I DON'T KNOW BUT IT SURE FITS THE HOUSE.))
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[OUT Q=sure fits the house.]

And makes the seance scene that much spookier.
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[IN Q=Professor Cline, if you're with us...]

((PROFESSOR CLINE, IF YOU'RE WITH US, PLEASE GIVE US A SIGN.))
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[OUT Q=give us a sign.]

So, sharpen your funny bone...
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[IN Q=Rise! Rise!]

((MARK CLINE: RISE! RISE! SHHHHH. HE'S ASLEEP. (pats dummy.)))
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[OUT Q=Shhhh. He's asleep.]

Bring your sense of adventure and... ...enter... if you dare.
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[ANCHOR=SHANNON]

For more information about the Haunted Monster Museum log onto our website and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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Coming up in sports, the Hokies meet the media in Blacksburg, the Pro Football Hall of Fame adds five new members, and
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there's a Hoosier on the pole at the Brickyard. Tony Stewart laid the hammer down today in qualifying.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-129]
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The face of the landscape is definitely changing in Blacksburg this season for the Virginia Tech football team. Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore have a preseason look at both the construction and the rebuilding projects that are in the works.
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[SUPER=01-Ronyell Whitaker/Virginia Tech Senior Cornerback; :17]
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[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Virginia Tech Running Back; :57]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/Virginia Tech Senior Quarterback; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Sophomore Quarterback; 1:28]
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[SUPER=01-Tom Gabbard/VT Associate Athletic Director; 1:48]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame has five new members. The new class includes former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, the Steelers John Stallworth, former Redskins coach George Allen, Dan Hampton, and Dave Casper.
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Kelly led the Bills to four Super Bowls. He threw for over 35 thousand yards and 237 touchdowns during an eleven year career. Kelly also went to the Pro Bowl five times. Allen coached for 12 years in the NFL, including 7 in Washington. Senator George Allen represented his late father at today's induction ceremonies.
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[S-Qual]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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To the track where the last four winners of the Brickyard 400 have gone on to win the Winston Cup championship. Today, time trials took center stage at Indy for the 9th annual race and five drivers broke the previous track record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


Bill Elliott just missed out on his 3rd consecutive pole position. Elliott's quick lap was just a tick over 182 miles per hour.
But Indiana native Tony Stewart did Awesome Bill one better. Stewart clocked in at 182.96 miles an hour. Stewart will lead the pack to the green flag tomorrow. Now here's the complete starting grid for the Brickyard 400. [GO TO BOARD] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Tony Stewart/182.960/2. Bill Elliott//3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//4. Robby Gordon//5. Ryan Newman//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Steve Park//7. Kevin Harvick//8. Sterling Marlin//9. Mark Martin//10. Joe Nemechek//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Jeremy Mayfield//13. Mike Skinner//14. Michael Waltrip//15. Jimmy Spencer//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. John Andretti//17. Dale Jarrett//18. Matt Kenseth//19. Ward Burton//20. Todd Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Jeff Gordon//22. Ricky Craven//23. Jeff Burton//24. Geoffrey Bodine//25. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Kenny Wallace//27. Kyle Petty//28. Casey Atwood//29. Jeff Green//30. Ken Schrader//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Terry Labonte//32. Bobby Hamilton//33. Dave Blaney//34. Jerry Nadeau//35. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Ted Musgrave//37. Jimmie Johnson/Prov/38. Kurt Busch/Prov/39. Elliott Sadler/Prov/40. Bobby Labonte/Pro

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[SUPER=0107-41. Hut Stricklin/Prov/42. Brett Bodine/Prov/43. Mike Wallace/Prov/;]
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[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-104 TC13946]
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The Atlanta Braves continue to cruise towards another division title. This afternoon, the Braves squared off with the Cards and new acquisition Scott Rolen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox; :00]


Chipper Jones had a big day in hot-lanta. Jones went deep twice off Matt Morris, for his 14th and 15th dingers of the season. Jason Marquis went 6 strong innings on the mound for the Bravos and Atlanta took care of Saint Louis 6 t(------------) o 1 for its fifth straight win. Here's the rest of the afternoon numbers from the ballparks.