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Coming up on News 7,

The Roanoke City School board makes a decision on whether to eliminate some school resource officers.
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And a benefit in Franklin County helps a toddler battling a rare form of cancer.
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, more from John Swofford following his visit to Miami, JJ Redick talks about his summer plans, and
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the Detroit Pistons hand Rick Carlisle a pink slip.
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[WX-Head]
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May ends with a bang...literally. Expect a few more showers and thunderstorms this evening. The month of June sarts on a sunny, yet breezy note.
[ANCHOR=Joy 3-shot]

News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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All resource officers will remain on the job at both Roanoke high schools.
That word today from members of the Roanoke City School Board.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Resource-Officers]


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Funding issues had raised the possibility that Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools might lose one resource officer each.
But today, Board Members decided to keep the current number of three resource officers at each of the high schools.
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The Roanoke Police officers teach drug abuse resistance classes, counsel students, and respond to emergencies on campus.
The prospect of losing some of the officers brought vocal opposition from parents, students and teachers.
The board made the decision at a workshop this morning.
Members also said they plan to re-examine the roles and responsibilities of the resource officers, security personnel, administrators and faculty members.
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[GOP-Meeting]


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The votes are in and the Roanoke County G-O-P has nominated its candidate for Treasurer.
News 7 Intern Reporter Justin Ward has details of this morning's mass meeting.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Hutchins/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Co. Treasurer; :17]
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[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/Roanoke Co. GOP Chairman; :43]
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((THE CANDIDATE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR TREASURER FOR ROANOKE COUNTY IS FORREST KEVIN HUTCHINS.))
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[OUT Q=is Forrest Kevin Hutchins.]

[TAKE PRE PRO LEADER]
By a vote of 161 to 125, investment consultant Kevin Hutchins is the GOP's candidate for Roanoke County Treasurer.

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((IT'S JUST LIKE I WAS PRAYING IT WOULD. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD, WE FELT VERY CONFIDENT, BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO A MASS MEETING SITUATION, YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=you just never know.]


Hutchins announced this past Wednesday that he would seek the Republican nomination for county Treasurer.
His opposition was Susan Simmons, a longtime commercial appraiser in Roanoke County's department of real estate valuation.
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((JUSTIN WARD/WDBJ7; THERE MAY HAVE BEEN ONLY ONE CONTESTED RACE, BUT THAT DIDN'T KEEP REPUBLICANS OUT OF CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL THIS MORNING, THE SITE OF TODAY'S GOP MASS MEETING.))
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[IN Q=We had essentially 300]

((WE HAD ESSENTIALLY 300 VOTERS HERE TO MAKE A DECISION ON TWO CANDIDATES WITH THE REST OF US HERE TO SUPPORT THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING AND I THINK THAT'S A VERY GOOD TURNOUT.))
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[OUT Q=a very good turnout.]


Republicans also made their nominations official in several uncontested races.
Mike Wray was to face Mark Harrell for the Cave Spring District seat, but Harrell withdrew from the race to run as an Independent and now tells party officials he doesn't plan to run at all.
Incumbent Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Leach and Commissioner of the Revenue candidate Shelby Cundiff were also unopposed in their nominations.
Incumbent Butch Church will represent the party for the Catawba District seat on the board of supervisors.
And Mike Altizer is running for the Vinton District Seat, after being appointed to the board last year.
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[IN Q=I think we have]

((I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT CHANCE OF RETURNING TO ANOTHER FIVE-ZERO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. ALL REPUBLICANS. I THINK WE HAVE A VERY GOOD CHANCE OF PICKING UP SOME CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS AND I JUST THINK THEY ARE SUPERB PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=they are superb people.]


The nominees are now looking forward to November, where they'll face strong opposition from Democrats, particularly in the race for commissioner of the revenue.
Shelby Cundiff will run against incumbent Nancy Horn, who's been in office since 2001.
Justin Ward, News 7, Roanoke.))

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A benefit auction and concert in Franklin County is helping raise money for a 15 month old girl battling a rare form of cancer.
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Hundreds came out to support Haley Tuck who was diagnosed 5 month ago with neuroblastoma. She is undergoing chemotherapy and will soon have a bone marrow transplant.
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[IN Q=It's been difficult for her family]

((IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR HER FAMILY TO DEAL WITH HER ILLNESS. BUT YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO HELP HERE GET WELL. EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THE SADNESS AND SHOCK OF IT ALL THERE IS STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO HELP THEM ACCOMPLISH))
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Haley will have her bone marrow transplant in a few months at Duke University Hospital.
The money raised from the benefit will go toward Haley's medical expenses.
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((SHE JUST FINISHED HER 4TH ROUND OF CHEMO. SO SHE'S NOT FEELING HER BEST RIGHT NOW. BUT SHE'S ON THE UP SWING. WE HOPE SHE'LL BE FEELING A LITTLE BETTER IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS))
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[OUT Q=in the next few weeks]
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The benefit continues until 9 pm tonight at the Franklin County Recreation Park and includes live music.
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[Festival-Run]


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Music also played in Roanoke today after the 22nd annual Festival Run. Hundreds of area runners competed in the event But as Jennifer Wishon reports the race was bitter- sweet.
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((((Bang)) 480 runners took to the streets of Roanoke Saturday despite pockets of heavy downpours.
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((DARRELL WARGO/FESTIVAL RUNNER: MY SHOES WERE ALL WET, MY CLOTHES WERE ALL WET, VERY SLOPPY OUT THERE, KINDA WINDY, THE COURSE WAS KINDA ROUGH.))
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Minus the puddles, for some, the rain was a welcomed alternative.
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((NANCY FERRIS/FESTIVAL RUNNER: I PREFER RUNNING IN THE RAIN OVER SUN AND HEAT, I'M JUST GLAD THE SUN DIDN'T COME OUT WTIH THIS HIGH HUMIDITY.))
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Many of these runners compete in the Festival Run each year, but this year there was a change.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN: WE ENDED ABOUT A BLOCK UP EARLIER THAN THE RUNNERS DID LAST YEAR, SO THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF AN INCLINE THERE TOWARDS THE END.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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((DAVID ANGELL/FESTIVAL RUNNER: I THINK MAYBE IT WORKED TO MY ADVANTAGE A LITTLE BECAUSE I SEEMED TO BE DOING A LITTLE BETTER ON THE HILLS TODAY THAN THE GUY WHO WAS SECOND, SO IT PROBABLY HELPED ME OUT A LITTLE.))
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[OUT Q=me out a little]

Angell was the overall male winner for the 5-K race. He runs 50 to 60 miles a week to prepare for competition. And for some competitors the recent loss of their training partner weighed heavy on their hearts.
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((DARRELL WARGO/FESTIVAL RUNNER: SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT RUNNER, SHE WAS REAL FAMOUS, REAL WELL KNOWN IN LYNCHBURG AND WE MISS HER.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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((DONNA ELDER/FESTIVAL RUNNER: WE TRAINED TOGETHER FOR ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE WE LOST HER AND UM IT'S JUST REAL SAD. MISSED HER OUT HERE THIS YEAR.))
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Sabrina Willis won the women's 10K event last year, but was killed last October. She was running with two other people on a Bedford County road when she was struck by a pickup truck. She died shortly thereafter, but her friends say they'll never forget her spirit.
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((NANCY FERRIS/FESTIVAL RUNNER: WE USED TO DO OUR LONG RUNS TOGETHER EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AND SHE WAS JUST A WONDERFUL PERSON, SO BUBBLY, EFFERVESCENT AND SHE'D JUST CALL YOU UP AND SAY WHATCHA DOING, JUST VERY BUBBLY AND I MISS HER SO MUCH))
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Donna Elder finished second in the women's 10K last year and won the event Saturday. Her friends say she wasn't alone when she crossed the finish line.
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((NANCY FERRIS/FESTIVAL RUNNER: SHE'S AN ANGEL UP THERE LOOKING DOWN ON US, DEFINITELY.))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Roanoke.))
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Still ahead on the newscast, one of the F-B-I's ten most wanted is behind bars tonight,
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suspected bomber Eric Rudolph is captured in a small North Carolina mountain town after five years of eluding a nationwide dragnet.
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A rookie cop in a small North Carolina town nabbed one of the F-B-I's most wanted men early this morning.
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Eric Rudolph, a suspect in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing and in attacks at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama and a gay nightclub in Atlanta was arrested this morning in Murphy, North Carolina.
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36 year old Rudolph has been hiding out for five years in the North Carolina mountains, eluding a massive FBI manhunt.
Police Officer Jeffrey Postell spotted Rudolph near a grocery store around 4-thirty. Worried that he might try to break into a business the 21 year old officer arrested Rudolph without knowing his true identity.
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((OFFICER J.S. POSTELL/MURPHY, NC POLICE DEPT.; NOT KNOWING WHO HE WAS OR WHAT HE HAD, I TOOK SAFETY INTO CONCERN, AND ADVISED HIM TO COME OUT, AND HE COMPLIED WITH EVERYTHING I ASKED TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=everything I asked to do.]
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Rudolph was last seen in July of 1998. Since then, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, has search through more than half a million acres of the rugged national forest land near the town.
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There's still no word on what led a Callaway man to shoot and kill his brother- in- law Thursday.
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38- year- old Joseph Edison Bridges is charged with first degree murder.
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Officials say he was waiting for his sister and her common- law husband, Howell Scott, when they returned home. Bridges drove his pickup next to Scott's mini- van, shot him in the head and drove away. Bridges later offered to turn himself in if the sheriff personally picked him up. He's being held at the Franklin County jail.
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Investigators interviewed Bridges's sister, Evon Custer and her children yesterday evening, but during preliminary questioning Custer couldn't think of a reason why her brother would want to kill her husband.

[Biz-Review]


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The face of television could change drastically soon, and Pulaski Furniture unveils a new line. News 7's Rachel Cannon has more in this week's Business Review.
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On June 2nd the Federal Communications Commission will make a decision that will affect the news you and your family depend on. The panel is considering changes in media ownership rules ... essentially, how many media outlets one company can own, allowing larger ones to get bigger Virginia Tech professor Wat Hopkins believes if the changes go through, the biggest impact will be on local news.
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((WAT HOPKINS/VT ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF COMM.; THERE WILL BE FEWER INDEPENDENT VOICES FEWER OWNERS AND THOSE OWNERS WILL OWN MORE BROADCASTING ENTITIES AND NEWSPAPER ENTITIES.))
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Every piece of furniture has a story. That's the idea behind Pulaski Furniture's new collection based on the popular PBS television show Antiques Roadshow.

The collection features reproductions of items seen and appraised on the show.
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((JAMES KELLY/PULASKI FURNITURE EXEC VP; WE PUT A HANG TAG ON EVERY PIECE THAT SHOWS THE ORIGIN OF THE ORIGINAL PIECE WHERE IT CAME FROM WHERE IT SHOWS UP ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW AND A BRIEF HISTORY.))
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For News 7, I'm Rachel Cannon and that's this week's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Up ahead on the newscast, sunny skies, but breezy conditions are in store for the next few days. We'll have your full forecast in just a few minutes.
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but before that, some of the scariest carnivores are on display to try to help out a museum struggling to make ends meet after state budget cuts.
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[Profile-promo]


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Ever since he was a young boy growing up in Alabama, Herschel Sizemore has had a bond with the mandolin.
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A Roanoke resident since 1969, Sizemore is a bluegrass veteran with a new video out this week.
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((I'D LIKE TO SAY IT WAS A LOT OF FUN, BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT OF WORK, A LOT OF WORK.))
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We'll hear more from Herschel and his mandolin during this week's Virginia profile... tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Some Monsters in Roanoke may prove profitable for both a mall and a museum.
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((NATS OF DINOSAUR GROWLING))
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"Monsters at the Mall" is a new traveling exhibit on display at Tanglewood Mall. The Science Museum of Western Virginia brought in a dozen robotic dinosaurs and Tanglewood Mall donated the space. Admission fees will help off-set state funding cuts to the museum. Two years ago the museum received more than 700- thousand- dollars from the state, next year they won't receive any. But museum officials say that hasn't affected their mission of education.
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((FRANCES FERGUSON/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IS EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES. WE FOCUS HEAVILY ON SCHOOL CHILDREN BUT WE DO TRY TO HAVE PROGRAMS AND THINGS THAT WILL APPEAL TO ADULTS AND HELP ADULTS LEARN ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS WELL, BUT EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IS ABOUT EDUCATION.))
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About 80- thousand children visit the Science Museum each year. Museum officials say this is only the second off- site exhibit they've had, but hope to provide more in the future.
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Coming up, there's another coaching vacancy in the NBA, John Swofford says that ACC expansion would not adversely affect college athletics,
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and Front Row Joe tames the concrete Monster Mile in today's MBNA 200 at Dover.
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We start with news from the NBA tonight. And it's not so good news for a former Virginia Cavalier. This afternoon Rick Carlisle was let go as the Detroit Pistons Head Coach.
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The 43 year old Carlisle led the Pistons to 50 wins and back to back postseason appearances, but a week after the club was swept by New Jersey in the Eastern Conference Finals, Detroit President Joe Dumars pulled the trigger on the firing.
This is the ninth coaching vacancy in the league since the end of the regular season. The Pistons are expected to announce the hiring of Larry Brown as early as Monday.
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Duke freshman guard J.J. Redick began tryouts at the trials for the 2003 USA Basketball national team yesterday at the U.S. Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Redick recently spoke to the Roanoke Valley Sports Club and now that the season is over he has had a chance to look back and process his first year at Duke.
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While J.J. was happy about being one of four Duke players invited to the USA basketball try outs, he wants to spend the majority of his summer focusing on personal growth.
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Redick hopes to make the roster for the USA under 19 team which will play in the world championships in July. The event was moved from Malaysia to Greece because of fears surrounding the Sars break out and the threat of terrorist activity.

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Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College seem to have one foot out the Big East door headed to the ACC. ACC Commissioner John Swofford has wrapped up his visit to Miami with trips to the other two schools set for this coming week. Swofford says that while the league's expansion will have a big impact, it won't be the devastating blow to collegiate athletics that some are prediciting.
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Joe Nemechek picked up his third Busch win of the season today in a wild MBNA 200 at Dover.
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We pick up the wildness at lap 156 on a restart. Matt Kenseth spins his tires and sets off a multi car melee on the front straight away. Eight cars were involved including Randy Lajoie and Kerry Earnhardt.
Then with just 6 laps to go, Martin Truex goes into a spin just behind Kenseth, setting up a 3 lap shootout to the checkers.
Nemechek held off Scott Riggs and David Green to win his 15th career Busch series event.
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On the big league diamond today, the New York Mets beat their former teammate Mike Hampton and the Braves in the rain at Shea Stadium.
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Atlanta led 1-nothing in the third, but Shinjo rips a double to left field off Hampton scoring Ty Wigginton and Jeremy Burnitz for a 2-1 game.
Hampton gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in 6 innings of work, including this one on the wild pitch. The Mets beat
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the Braves this afternoon by a final of 4 to 2.
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Kenny Perry won last week's Colonial in Texas, and Perry still has it going at this week's Memorial in Ohio.
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The round of the day belonged to Jose Maria Olazabal who fired a 6-under 66 to get to 8-under for the tourney, but he's 5 shots off the pace set by Perry. (------------) Perry is still on the course thanks to a rain delay. But thru 14 holes he was at 13-under par.