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[ANCHOR=Joy]

Coming up on News 7 --

A domestic violence dispute turns into a three hour standoff with Radford Police.
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and while their loved ones are off protecting the country --these families have found support in one another.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight on News 7 Sports, an all Belgian French Open final from Paris, Clemens tries again for 300, and
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[VO-NAT]


high school softball, baseball, and soccer championships were all postponed today in Radford because of the weather, but the Group A tennis took place indoors. Highlights are on the way.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
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A flood watch continues until 8:00pm as the steadier rain begins to diminish. I'll have your hometown forecast.
[ANCHOR=Joy 3-shot]

News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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Steady rain falls throughout the day but so far no reports of flooding although many outdoor activities felt its effects.
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[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[VW-Bus]


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Rain isn't ideal for camping, but it didn't keep nearly a hundred bus drivers from having a blast at Natural Bridge today. As Jennifer Wishon reports it's the love of their buses that brings them together and their generosity that's helping a good cause.
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[SUPER=01-Ray Hunter/VW Bus Owner; :11]
[SUPER=01-Maurice Dettman/VW Bus Owner; :24]
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[SUPER=01-John Duerr/VW Bus Owner; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Wood/Natural Bus Organizer; 1:39]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Natural Bridge]

((They drive buses, but not the kind you may be thinking. More than 50- Volkswagon Buses have pulled in to the Yogi Bear Jellystone Camping Resort for the second annual Natural bus.
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[SOT 5:03:56:11]
[IN Q=Everybody's bus is cool]

((RAY HUNTER/VW BUS OWNER: EVERYBODY'S BUS IS COOL IN DIFFERENT WAYS AND SO IT'S NEAT TO GET TOGETHER AND EVERYBODY GETS ALONG AND KINDA PITCHES IN. IT'S JUST LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY CAMPING.))
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It's a big family that can't stop talking about their Volkswagon hobby.
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[SOT 5:00:45:00]
[IN Q=The only problem]

((MAURICE DETTMAN/YOGI BEAR JELLYSTONE CAMPING RESORT OWNER: THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE IS IF I ASK THEM BOY THAT'S A NICE LOOKING BUS I'LL GET STUCK THERE FOR 45 MINUTES ADDING TO IT AND I GOT OTHER THINGS TO DO BUT WE JUST LOVE TO TALK TO THEM.))
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[SOT 05:24:42]
[IN Q=Volkswagon bus enthusiasts]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: VOLKSWAGON BUS ENTHUSIASTS AT THIS EVENT OFTEN RUN INTO EACH OTHER AT OTHER EVENTS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST AND WHILE THEY DON'T ALWAYS REMEMBER EACH OTHER BY FACE THEY DO RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER BY BUS.))
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[OUT Q=other by bus]
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[IN Q=Her name is]

((RAY HUNTER/VW BUS OWNER: HER NAME IS ROSIE AND NAMED HER AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER AND SHE WAS KINDA A TOUGH OLD BIRD AND SO IS THE BUS. LAUGHTER.))
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[OUT Q=the bus... laughter]

Ray Hunter and his wife Shirley of Roanoke own one of the oldest buses at the event. They bought their 1961 model from a Salem family. A few campsites away a Woodbridge native sported a 2003 Eurovan. But no matter what the model, all of the buses have a common ancestor.
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[SOT 5:12:06:09]
[IN Q=There's a certain]

((JOHN DUERR/VW BUS OWNER: THERE'S A CERTAIN CAMARADERIE THAT DEVELOPS AMONG PEOPLE THAT HAVE THE SAME KIND OF INTEREST IN VEHICLES THAT BASICALLY ALL STARTED WITH THE HUMBLE BEETLE.))
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[OUT Q=the humble beetle]

((NATS OF MOTOR RUNNING)) This motor is a special part of the weekend. It was donated and then cleaned up and painted. For VW-Bus enthusiast it's a sweet prize that organizers hope will draw a lot of money for the Ronald McDonald house in Roanoke. Organizers say the goal is to have fun while helping a worthy charity.
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[IN Q=It's almose like a]

((DAVE WOOD/NATURAL BUS ORGANIZER: IT'S ALMOST LIKE A WAY OF LIFE. YOU THINK ABOUT THAT 60'S, 70'S HIPPIE TYPE OF THING AND THAT WHOLE TYPE OF CULTURE, WELL THIS IS TAKING SOME OF THE BEST PARTS OF THAT AND PUTTING SOME OF THAT CAMARADERIE AND COMPANIONSHIP AND FAMILY ALL TOGETHER AND ENJOYING IT.))
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[OUT Q=and enjoying it]

And a chance for enthusiasts to pull out their old tye-dyed tees. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Natural Bridge.))

[Pigg-River]


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The rain wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of more than a hundred people in Franklin County today.
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Despite the wet weather and all the mud, Rocky Mount was the place to be for the second annual Pigg River Ramble.


Participants big and small braved the rain for the ramble's most popular event, a seven-mile canoe race down the Pigg River.
For those already expecting to get wet, the rain was a welcome visitor.
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[IN Q=As a matter of fact]

((ROBIN CLAYTOR/PARTICIPANT: AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE RAIN WILL MAKE IT INTERESTING. IT'LL RAISE THE WATER. THE PADDLING WILL BE A LOT OF FUN.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of fun.]
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While the canoe race was what drew most of the crowd, others were just as excited about the day's other festivities.
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[IN Q=The best thing about]
[SUPER=01-Ashley Hodges/Participant]

((ASHLEY HODGES/PARTICIPANT: THE BEST THING ABOUT IT THOUGH IS IS BAR-B-Q AT THE END. AND THE BLUEGRASS. YOU KNOW HOW WE DO THINGS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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[OUT Q=things in Franklin County.]
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[VO-NAT]


The event was open to people of all ages and each participant received a free t-shirt to remember their day on the river.
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Radford police say a domestic dispute turned into a three hour standoff last night.
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The standoff began after officers were sent to investigate a domestic violence call near the intersection of Bolling and West Main Streets.
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((RYAN FUNK/RADFORD POLICE DEPT. SPOKESMAN; AFTER RUNNING SOME INFORMATION FOUND THERE, WE FOUND THE PERSON HAS AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT FOR ANOTHER JURISDICTION.))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Funk/Radford Police Department Spokesman]
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[OUT Q=for another jurisdiction.]
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A police swat team entered the first floor of the house.
Around 9:30 last night, the suspect came down from the second floor and surrendered peacefully.
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Police have not released the suspect's identity.



[Monty-Courthouse]


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The Montgomery County courthouse may be expanding.
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The courthouse was built in 1977, but officials say since then, the caseload has increased from about 3-thousand a year, to 47-thousand a year. But officials say the need for more space isn't the only concern they hope to address.
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[IN Q=and those other]

((BOBBY PARKER/COUNTY SPOKESPERSON: AND THOSE OTHER THINGS ARE ACCESSIBILITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, YOU KNOW THAT WAS NOT THE ISSUE THAT IT WAS 25, 26 YEARS AGO. SO WE HAVE NEW CONSIDERATIONS NOW AND NEW NEEDS TO BE MET IN THAT REGARD.))
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[OUT Q=in that regard.]
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The county says it hopes to add six additional courtrooms, improve security and upgrade the heating and air systems.
Officials say the project could cost the county anywhere from 10 to 14-million dollars, and could begin as early as next year.
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[Train-Derail]


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A train carrying liquid butane derailed in Botetourt County last night, but none of the cars were believed to have spilled their loads. A C-S-X spokesman says five of the train's 62 cars derailed near the town of Eagle Rock around 9 p-m. State police were on the scene to make sure none of the cars carrying liquid butane had spilled. No one was injured. There were only three homes near the wreck and they were NOT evacuated. C-S-X officials have NOT released a cause for the derailment.


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An accident in Roanoke briefly disrupted traffic on Interstate 5-81.
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The wreck happened shortly after 12-thirty this afternoon in the northbound lanes of 5-81 near the Peters Creek exit.

One car flipped over, and other motorists had to help the driver out of the car. There is no report of any injuries, or whether charges have been filed.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Joy]
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Still ahead on the newscast, a furniture company in the area is creating more jobs, and low cost airfare could be flying into the Roanoke Valley.
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and also, friends and family of deployed reservists gather to support one another. Stay with us, there's much more to come on News 7 at 6.
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[Reserves-Family]


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Major conflict in Iraq may be over but Army reservists from this area are still away from home serving their country.
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More than a hundred reservists from southwest Virginia are stationed at Fort Eustis (YOU-STIS). Today, their families came together at the Army Reserve Center in Salem for fun and to support one another.
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[IN Q=We have a group]

((SGT. KIM SHEPPARD/FAMILY READINESS LIAISON: WE HAVE A GROUP OF ALL OF OUR MEMBERS, ALL OF OUR SPOUSES, ALL OF OUR DEPENDENTS OF OUR SOLDIERS THAT ARE DEPLOYED. WE TRY TO GET TOGETHER ONCE A MONTH WITH SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY, WHETHER IT'S A FUNDRAISER OR SOME TYPE OF SOCIAL EVENT LIKE THIS. IT'S FUN FOR THE KIDS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN GET TOGETHER AND JUST SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND KNOW THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES OUT THERE.))
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The support group is especially important for Ammie Midgett and her sister.
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[IN Q=I have a little]

((AMMIE MIDGETT: I HAVE A LITTLE SISTER, SHE'S SIX AND SHE DOESN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE WAR AND SO SHE JUST THINKS HE'S JUST GONE BECAUSE HE'S GONE.))
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[OUT Q=because he's gone]
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After playing on the moon walk kids cooled down with an ice- cream sundae. The event was sponsored by AXA Advisors.
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[Biz-Review]


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A furniture maker in the area expands, and a plan is soaring to get a low-cost airline into Roanoke. News 7's Rachel Cannon has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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Sleek, contemporary and made in Christiansburg. Basset Furniture's Weiman division in the NRV is expanding its presence in contemporary upholstery by purchasing a competitor's line. The additional work creates 10-jobs and increases hours for current employees.
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[IN Q=right now]

((MIKE BUSKIRK/WEIMAN GENERAL MANAGER; RIGHT NOW WE'RE ONLY WORKING FOUR DAYS A WEEK SO THIS WILL ALLOW US TO WORK A FIFTH DAY WHICH THAT WILL BE A 25-PERCENT INCREASE IN OUR PRODUCTION RIGHT OFF THE BAT. ))
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The quest for fair airfares in Roanoke is going sky high. Officials say 70-regional businesses have made travel pledges to help attract a low-fare carrier to the Roanoke Regional. The campaign has raised more than three quarter's of its goal which is 2-million dollars. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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Demolition means expansion for Magic City Ford. The dealer is tearing down a motel on the corner of Williamson and Orange Avenue to make way for a new showroom and sales office. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 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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Still to come on the newscast, will showers linger into the beginning of the workweek? We'll have your full forecast in just a bit.
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and also, make mine Virginia Wine. We'll take a tour of a vineyard that is growing, and bubbling with excitement.
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[Chateau-Morrisette]


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Wine making in Virginia has exploded in popularity in the last 10 years, and Chateau Morrisette is just one expample of a winery that has come a long way. Shannon Young gives us a tour in this week's Time Off.
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((It isn't often that Dan Tallman gets tanked.
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((DAN TALLMAN/WINE MAKER, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: IF THIS WERE FULL THIS WOULD BE ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND CASES OF WINE.)) [RUNS:07] [OUT Qabout five thousand cases of wine.] The wine maker at Chateau Morrisette does everything from handing out samples to moving barrels. But his most important challenge is mixing a memorable wine.
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[IN Q= What we're trying to do...]

((TALLMAN: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS GET A WINE THAT'S NOT OBVIOUS, IT'S PLEASANT TO DRINK BUT NOT OVERPOWERING IN OAK OR ACID OR THE FRUIT FLAVORS AREN'T THAT OBVIOUS.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=flavors aren't that obvious.]

Tallman may be striving for subtlety in his product but there's nothing inconspicuous about the production facility. The 32-thousand square foot building is the largest in the country to feature a frame made of salvaged timber. And the view is as grand as that from the the restaurant nearby. [NATS FROM THE KITCHEN] [RUNS:02] Executive Chef Richard Perry is new to the Chateau. He says the land overwhich the winery looks is good for growing a lot more than an appreciation for the Virginia landscape.
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[IN Q=Morrell mushrooms, for instance...]

((RICHARD PERRY/EXECUTIVE CHEF, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: MORRELL MUSHROOMS, FOR INSTANCE, THE SHITAKES THEY BRING IN ARE PHENOMENAL, THE ASPARAGUS, CHERRIES STARTED COMING IN LAST WEEK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=cherries started coming in last week.]
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[IN Q=Our job is to educate...]

((DAVID MORRISETTE/OWNER, CHATEAU MORRISETTE: OUR JOB IS TO EDUCATE THE CONSUMER ABOUT WINE AND FOOD AND MARRY THEM ALL TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=and marry them all together.]

Owner David Morrisette says his job is making wine more approachable and the prospect of a wine list less intimidating.
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[IN Q=People should experiment with wines...]

((MORRISETTE: PEOPLE SHOULD EXPERIMENT WITH WINES, FIND WINES THEY LIKE. YOU ALWAYS HEAR RED WINES GO WITH MEAT, WHITE WINES GO WITH FISH. WE JUST THROW THAT THEORY OUT COMPLETELY. WHATEVER WINES YOU LIKE WITH THAT TYPE OF FOOD, THAT MEANS IT'S OKAY.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=that means it's okay.]

But you'll never know unless you try. Which is why Chateau Morrisette offers wine tasting seven days a week. With 13-varieties to choose from, chances are good you'll find at least one sip to savor.
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[IN Q=Mmmmm, it is good...]

((CUSTOMER: MMMMMM, IT IS GOOD. DELICIOUS.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=is good, delicious.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Patrick County.))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] And for more information and directions to Chateau Morrisette, you can go to our web site at wdbj7-dot-com, and click on the News 7 Weekend mornings icon.
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Coming up, the Spring Jubilee springs a leak, highlights from the French Open, and
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Roger Clemens is now oh for three in bidding for career win number 300.
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The VHSL spring jubilee state championships were all postponed until tomorrow except for tennis which went inside today. Steve Mason has the soggy details.
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As it turns out, the third time was not the charm for Roger Clemens who came up short again today in his bid for career win number 300.
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox Sports; :00]


To Wrigley Field we go where there was a scary moment in the fourth when the Cubs Kerry Wood collided with first baseman Hee Sop Choi. Choi's head struck the dirt hard and he lay motionless for several minutes before being taken to a hospital by ambulance, where he was conscious, in fair condition with a concussion.
Clemens was strong thru 6 and a third innings striking out 5 and allowing just three hits. He left with a 1-nothing lead thanks to a homer from Hideki Matsui.
[SUPER=35-New York/2/Chicago/5/;]

But the bullpen let him down again. Reliever Juan Acevedo watched Eric Karros rip his very first delivery out of the park for a three run homer and the Cubbies went on to win it 5 to 2.
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[S-Golf]


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Ashley Plantation Pro Chip Sullivan will have to wait to play the final two rounds of the PGA's Capital Open. Today, the tournament was postponed just outside the nation's capital. The plan is to play 18 holes tomorrow and 18 more on Monday, which alters the travel plans for those golfers headed to next week's U.S. Open in Chicago. Sullivan, who sits at 2-over par will tee it up at 12-35 Sunday with David Peoples and 7 time PGA Tour winner Bill Glasson. Rory Sabbatini is the second round leader.
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And the McDonald's LPGA Championship in Delaware was also a victim of Mother Nature. Second round leader, Annika Sorenstam made it thru just three holes before play was suspended. The LPGA hopes to get in 33 holes on Sunday.

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Two Belgians squared off in the Ladies French Open Final this afternoon in Paris. And it was quite the mismatch as Justine Henin-Hardenne took care of Kim Clijsters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC Sports; :00]


Hardenne made it look easy, winning 6-0 and 6-4 in just over an hour.
The final was the first major championship since the 2002 Australian Open to feature someone other than the Williams sisters.
Hardenne knocked off Serena Williams earlier this week on the way to her first Grand Slam title. She pocketed just under half a million dollars for the win.
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In case you missed it last night, Jason Kidd scored 30 points leading the New Jersey Nets to an 87-85 win over the Spurs in Game Two of the NBA Finals. The series is now knotted at one and shifts to Jersey on Sunday for Game Three.


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