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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Goodyear Tire workers have left the negotiating table.
Now union members say they're prepared to strike if necessary.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus the son of a D-Day veteran works to keep his father's memory alive through education.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the ACC says if Miami balks it will not counter. Interleague play rolls on as does the Roy Stanley Memorial weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

And Jason Keller smokes some bratwurst and the rest of the field today in Milwaukee on the Busch circuit.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Despite a few stray showers, the sun was out and temperatures were on the warm side. Looks like the warm weather will continue along with the chance of some workweek showers. The details on that and we'll take a peak at Tropical Storm Bill coming up.
[ANCHOR=Myranda]

News 7 at 6 starts now. [Video-Open]
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((HE WOULDN'T TALK THAT MUCH ABOUT THE WAR BUT I KNEW AFTER THAT DAY THAT IT CHANGED HIM.))
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A Roanoke man works to change a community through education about a day his father never forgot.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Willis-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC-11:47]
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Gerald Willis is on a mission to teach the children in the valley about a day his father survived but many others did not. Now he's donating his time and money in hopes of sending thousands to the National D-Day Memorial. Jennifer Wishon explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Here's some great pictures of dad]
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[IN Q=Here's some great]

((HERE'S SOME GREAT PICTURES OF DAD.))
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When Gerald Willis' father died last November, he had decided how to spend part of his inheritance before he got home from the funeral. ((NATS OF D-DAY DEDICATION)) Robert Willis was a D-Day Veteran. He and another soldier were the only survivors from his unit left alive on the beach in Normandy that day. Gerald says his father changed the day the D-Day Memorial was dedicated.
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[SOT 10:25:41]
[IN Q=He said I can't]

((GERALD WILLIS/WILLIS FUND: HE SAID I CAN'T BELIEVE IT TOOK THEM THAT MANY YEARS TO BUILD A MEMORIAL BUT THEY FINALLY DONE IT.))
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[OUT Q=finally done it]

Seven months ago, as Gerald returned from his father's funeral, a little girl looked at his D-Day hat and asked what it meant. At that moment he knew more young people needed to be educated about what U-S soldiers did during World War II.
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[IN Q=So I gave five thousand]

((GERALD WILLIS/STARTED D-DAY FUND: SO I GAVE FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TWO WEEKS AGO ON TUESDAY TO THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD. MY GOAL IS TO RAISE TEN THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS.))
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[OUT Q=thousand more dollars.]

He hopes that will be enough to ensure all six and seventh graders across the Roanoke valley get to visit the Memorial that helped his father find peace.
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[IN Q=He served through]

((HE SERVED THROUGH WORLD WAR II AND THEN HE WENT BACK TO KOREA.))
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To commemorate the dedication of the memorial, Gerald filled a scrap book with pictures and newspaper articles. He hopes the scrap book made a difference during his father's last hours.
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((HE HAD FELL OFF IN THE FLOOR AND DIED AND THE BOOK WAS ON THE BED LIKE MAYBE HE HAD LOOKED AT IT THAT NIGHT BEFORE HE DIED OR SOMETHING.))
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So far Gerald has raised nearly two- thousand dollars. But he hopes more people will give in honor of those who died in the name of freedom. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[17th-District]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC-1:50:50]
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Candidates for the 17th District are gearing up their campaigns for the November election. Roanoke City Councilwoman Linda Wyatt is the Democratic candidate who says she hopes to take some "Common Sense" to Richmond.
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The retired elementary school teacher would also like to see the state allot more funding for education.
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[IN Q=The state legislature]

((LINDA WYATT/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS SAID THERE ARE CERTAIN STANDARDS OF QUALITY THAT MUST BE MET AND THEY SEND THOSE MANDATES DOWN TO LOCALITIES AND SAY YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS, BUT THEY DON'T SEND THEIR FAIR SHARE OF THE FUNDING TO DO IT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Wyatt adds all legislatures think education is important, but the General Assembly needs to step up to the plate and put more money behind the Commonwealth's young people.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

William Fralin is the Republican candidate for the district. The Roanoke attorney says he hopes to rebuild Republican seniority in the General Assembly that's necessary to protect Roanoke. He says he looks forward to being part of a solution to Virginia's transportation and education problems. And also hopes to restore funding to Southwest Virginia's cultural institutions.
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[Radford-Fire]


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[WRITER=jwi]
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A Radford man died last night after his kitchen caught fire. Fire officials say they believe the fire started on a stove where 85- year- old Guy Spencer was cooking meat. Spencer was found in the living room unconscious. He was transported to the New River Valley Medical Center where he later died. Spencer's son who lives in the basement sustained minor injuries when he tried to break a window to help his father. Officials say Spencer owned an extensive train collection worth up to 20- thousand dollars which was damaged in the fire.

[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Explore Park lived up to its name this weekend as visitors relived "Lewis and Clark's Most Excellent Adventures."


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((NATS OF GLASS PLAYING.))
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Glasses were played at the park's 18th Century village. Park goers were celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. From the Indian village to the park's grist mill, interpreters shared interesting facts about the historic expedition.

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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WILLIAM CLARK MARRIED HIS WIFE AND HIS WIFE WAS FROM FINCASTLE AND THEY STOPPED HERE ON THE WAY OUT ON THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION AND THEN THEY ALSO STOPPED BACK HERE AFTERWARDS TO KIND OF EDIT THE REPORTS BEFORE THEY WENT TO MONTICELLO TO REPORT TO PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON.))
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[OUT Q=President Thomas Jefferson]
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[VO-NAT]

For park visitors who like a little more adventure, there was a navigation course set up for orienteers to practice navigating the way Lewis and Clark did 200-years ago.
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[IN Q=They were burning]

((THEY WERE BURNING AN AWFUL LOT OF CALORIES AND IN FACT THEY HAD TO EAT UP TO NINE POUNDS OF MEAT A DAY JUST TO KEEP THAT CALORIE INTAKE AND OF COURSE IF YOU START TO THINK OF THAT IT WOULD BE THE EQUIVALENT OF YOU EATING 36 QUARTER POUNDERS EVERY DAY.))
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[OUT Q=pounders every day]
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[VO-NAT]

Ellmore says other area parks and museums plan to commemorate the historic expedition throughout the year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, talks break off between union workers and Goodyear...
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[VO-NAT]

and , she's traded in the Miss Martinsville/Henry County title, for Miss Virginia. We'll hear more from Nancy Redd in just a moment.
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[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Goodyear Tire workers say they're ready to strike, after rejecting the company's latest offer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;]

The United Steelworkers of America union has broken off contract negotiations with Goodyear and no new talks have been scheduled.
The union's contract with eleven Goodyear plants, including Danville, expired April 19th, but had been extended on a day-to-day basis while talks continued. Major issues include job security, health care for retirees and restructuring debt. The contract remains in effect for now because both sides had agreed to a 72-hour notice before termination. The Danville plant employs two thousand union employees.
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[Nextel]


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The battle over wireless phone service is now reaching the courtroom. Verizon Wireless is suing Virginia-based competitor Nextel Communications, accusing the company of corporate espionage. The dispute centers on Nextel's ``push to talk'' service, which allows customers to use handsets as walkie-talkies. The lawsuit claims Nextel knew Verizon was planning to launch a similar service and undertook wrongful acts to compete against it. Nextel says it did nothing wrong and will defend itself``"vigorously.''

[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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The ACC expansion plan is one of the issues our viewers address in their recent letters to News-7.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((Virginia Tech officials and fans are cheering the university's decision to jilt the Big East in favor of a more attractive suitor.
But this June wedding has a few dissenters deciding to speak now and refusing to hold their peace.
A Tech graduate from Roanoke (Will Webber) wrote: "Virginia Tech continues to bias its academic mission by favoring sports over education. After all, the name of the school was changed from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to Virginia Tech just so that the jocks could pronounce the words. Tech's original stance in all of this was the correct and ethical one. Then: We're being left out and we're going to lose money and stature because we were not chosen. It's unfair to us and all the others left behind. Now: Yippee! They love us! They really, really love us! I hang my head in shame."
Our story on the commemoration of Danville's part in the civil rights struggle forty years ago pleased a viewer from Christiansburg (D. Reynolds Shomaker): "Nice job on the Danville/Civil Rights piece. I really appreciate WDBJ's commitment to important historical mile markers like that."
And our profile of an undefeated youth baseball team brought praise from a parent (Lynn Dozier): "A special thanks to Channel 7 for airing the story on our Little League team. On behalf of all the parents, coaches and children we want you to know how much we appreciate your station covering the story. Hats off to you!"
Send your comments on our news coverage and issues in the news to PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007, by fax at 343-7269, or by email to news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]

The warm weather will continue, but are showers on the way? We'll have your 4th of July forecast in just a bit.
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[VO-NAT]


and , he's been a familiar face in religious circles for years, but now Bishop Walter Sullivan is leaving his official position in the church.
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[VA-Profile]


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After 29 years, the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan is preparing to leave the Catholic Diocese.
And he's had a career that has taken him to all parts of the state.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( Bishop Walter Francis Sullivan has been the head of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond for almost thirty years.
and he got his start in southwest Virginia.
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[IN Q=WHEN I GOT MY LETTER]

((WHEN I GOT MY LETTER OF APPOINTMENT IT SAID ST ANDREWS IN ROANOKE. I HAD NO IDEA WHERE ROANOKE WAS BECAUSE I HAD HARDLY BEEN TO VIRGINIA IT TOOK ME HALF OF HOUR TO FIND IT ON THE MAP.)) [RUNS:13]
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in the 50 years since, Sullivan has improved his knowledge of the state,
In fact, he logs about 35-thousand miles a year driving around his diocese which runs from the Eastern shore to the Cumberland Gap.
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((I'M A GREAT BELIEVER IN PRESENCE GOING AROUND AND ENCOURAGING THE PEOPLE BEING PRESENT TO THEM.)) [RUNS:05]
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But His days on the road are numbered.
Sullivan reached the mandatory retirement age for bishops when he turned 75 on June 10th. But It could be months or even years before the pope accepts his letter of resignation. Even after he steps down as bishop, he says he intends to remain active filling in for other priests.
And working on his to-do list which includes learning to say mass in Spanish, learning to cook and making friends with computers.
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((I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO TURN A COMPUTER ON, I'VE NEVER HAD A NEED TO.)) [RUNS:04]
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He will also have more time to spend with his three schnauzers, Sandy, Fritzie and Muppy.
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((PEOPLE ASK ME HOW ARE YOUR DOGS. I SAY THEY'RE NOT MY DOGS, THEY'RE MY CHILDREN.)) [RUNS:05]
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In his 29 years as bishop, Sullivan has seen his flock grow from 130-thousand Catholics to over 200-thousand.
He has established 35 new parishes but recently needed to let three priests go because of sexual misconduct with children.
Considered an outspoken liberal by many, he serves on the board of Pax Christi, an international peace organization and the Christian Children's Fund.
After a lifetime of service to the church, there is one thing he wants to be remembered for.
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((THAT I GAVE MY ALL. I PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO IT. I'VE LOVED BEING BISHOP.)) [RUNS:05]
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And it showed.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.
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[Miss-VA]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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A Martinsville woman achieved her crowning moment last night.
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[IN Q=The Miss Virginia]

((THE MISS VIRGINIA 2003, MISS MARTINSVILLE/HENRY COUNTY, NANCY REDD.))
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Redd says she grew up in Martinsville and the crown means as much to her as it does her friends and family. She's a Harvard graduate and hopes to use the 16- thousand dollar scholarship she won in the pageant for a masters- of- business degree. Televised competition is nothing new for Redd. In college she played "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and won 250- thousand dollars. She says it gave her an opportunity to promote the 4-H program, which was her platform for the pageant. She also donated 25- thousand dollars of her winnings to 4-H. Redd says she's excited to travel and meet people from all across the Commonwealth.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the clock is ticking on Miami - Interleague play continues in the bigs. The Busch cars race in Milwaukee -
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[VO-NAT]

and golfers from all over the area tee it up in the Roy Stanley Memorial today at Hanging Rock. A look at the damage report when we come back.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=ACC/MIAMI]

The ACC and folks from Storrs, Connecticut to folks inside the stores at South Beach are waiting to hear what Miami will do with its athletic conference future. The Hurricanes have been mulling over the ACC's firm over and some numbers shipped to them in a last ditch effort by the Big East. One thing is certain - the ACC will not make a counterproposal to get Miami and this a bidding war. ACC commissioner John Swofford spoke with Miami President Donna Shalala once and athletic director Paul Dee twice on the phone Friday and he believes Miami is coming.
[GRAPHIC=ACC/BIG EAST]

He says the Canes biggest new worry about leaving the Big East was how the dynamics of an 11 team conference would play out.


[S-Sox]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144]
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Interleague play continues today in the big leagues where among other things the Red Sox closed out their three game hit fest with the Florida Marlins. Derek Lowe got his 9th win of the season,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NESN-MLB; :00]

as the Sox once again hit double figures in runs. Friday night the Sox rang up 25 runs on the FISH, this afternoon Boston would get 11 more. Boston finished its seven-game homestand 6-and-1. The Red Sox start a 13-game roadtrip on Tuesday and don't play at Fenway Park
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again until July 17th, after the All-Star break. Today's final 11-to-7 Boston.
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!]


[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/MLB; :00]

In St. Petersburg this afternoon the Braves beat the Devil Rays 2-to-nothing. Andruw Jones broke open the scoreless game in the sixth inning with this RBI single and that was all Russ Ortiz would need to get his
[super=35-Atlanta/2/Tampa Bay/0;]

10th win of the season. The Braves beat the D-Rays 2-to-nothing.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

John Smoltz got four outs to finish the game and earn his 29th save this year. Smoltz also moved past Tom Glavine into fifth place on the franchise list by pitching in his 506th game in a Braves uniform.

[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 12355TC]
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The Winston Cup cars are off this weekend. They head to Daytona later this week for qualifying on Thursday night and the Pepsi 400 on Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Allis, WI/FX; :00]

Today the Busch Grand National series was in the postlight in West Allis, Wisconsin - just outside of Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Mile. The race was all Brian Vickers in the 5 car for a good part of the day as he had the lead at the 175 lap mark, and dominated the event. But it's how you finish and not how you start. Vickers ended up second, while Jason Jason Keller, in the number 57 machine, rallied to win the GNC 250 for his first win of 2003.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]

Stacy Compton finished a solid 9th.

[S-Roy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 15702TC]
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The second annual Roy Stanley Memorial golf tournament weekend came to a close this evening at Hanging Rock, but not before thousand of dollars were raised for the charitable foundation in his honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roy Stanley Memorial; :00]

Today's event featured a morning and afternoon flight of golfers playing in a captain's choice format. Last year's festivities raised nearly $20 thousand dollars, and by the time everything settles this year the foundation may match that figure.
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[OUT Q=...a year."]
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The winning scores were a dozen strokes under par, but those of us who played with Roy over the years made sure that we lived up to our repuation as a bunch of hackers out of their element.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITES]
[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ President & General Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stevens/WDBJ Sports Director; :15]
[SUPER=01-Mark Brown/Roy's Former Co-Worker; :39]
[SUPER=01-Travis Wells/WDBJ Sports Anchor; :53]
[SUPER=01-Robin Reed/WDBJ Meteorologist; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=...SMILING OVER THAT."]
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[vo nat con't] Once again Jim Heninger, his family and his friends with the help of the good folks from Kroger prepared some of the (-------------) best grilled chicken and bar-b-que you have ever tasted for all of the golfers and volunteers today at Hanging Rock.