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Coming up on News 7-
Two men from Southwest Virginia are hurt in Iraq.
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While a reward is put out for Saddam Hussein dead or alive.
People are cruisin tonight on Williamson Road. We'll take you to motor madness.
And some cities kick off the fourth of July a night early.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Iraqis now have 25 million reasons to turn in Saddam Hussein.
And as a former POW and hundreds of sailors return to the Commonwealth, two soldiers from Southwest Virginia are injured.
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[ANCHOR =JEan]
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[Iraq-Casualties]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


Two Army National Guard Soldiers from Franklin County are the latest troops from our area hurt in Iraq. 21- year- old Lindsey Perdue of Rocky Mount sustained injury to his arm in an accident about ten days ago. His parents were told their son was sent to a military hospital in Germany, but have been unable to talk to doctors about his condition. Wes Heims, of Wirtz, was injured Tuesday in a separate incident. The Perdue's say Heims was hurt in an explosion when the Hum-Vee he was traveling in was attacked. Both men are juniors at Emory and Henry College and are members of the 10-32nd Transportation Company.

[Saddam-Reward]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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[GRAPHIC=Saddam Hussein]


The United States is using a new weapon in it's war against Saddam Hussein-- money.
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[VO-NAT]

A 25 MILLION dollar reward is being offered for information leading to the former dictator's capture, or confirmation of his death. U-S officials say uncertainty about Saddam's fate is the main reason for continuing attacks on troops in Iraq.
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[SOT 12:35:10]
[IN Q=WE'LL GET ]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA-WE'LL GET HIM, BUT THE SPECTRE OF HIS PAST BRUTALITY DOES HANG OVER THIS ENTIRE OPERATION AND DOES TO SOME EXTENT IMPEDE THE PROGRESS BY WHICH OTHER CIVILIANS, IRAQIS WOULD FEEL FREE TO COME AHEAD. BUT, BELIEVE ME, HE'S NOT TEN FEET TALL, HE'S DAMN NEAR TEN FEET UNDER GROUND))
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[VO-NAT]

Rewards of 15 million dollars are offered for information about his sons Qusay (koo-SY) and Uday (oh-DY.)
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[Former-POW]


[ANCHOR=Jean1]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC16:49]
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David Williams still has nightmares, but on this Independence Eve, he says he now appreciates his freedom in a way most people can't imagine.
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[VO-NAT]


Williams was a prisoner of war in Iraq for three weeks.
[SUPER=03-Chesapeake]


The Apache helicopter crewman got a hero's welcome today at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, where he graduated in 1991.
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[IN Q=It feels really]

((CWO DAVID WILLIAMS/FORMER POW; IT FEELS REALLY GOOD TO BE HOME, IT REALLY DOES. I LOVE TO SEE EVERYONE'S SMILING FACE AND TO SEE AMERICANS IN GENERAL TO BE ABLE TO SHAKE EVERYONE'S HAND. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT IT'S LIKE HAVING YOUR FREEDOM TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU. THAT'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED.))
[SUPER=01-CWO David Williams/Former POW]
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[OUT Q=never take for granted.]
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[VO-NAT]


After he was rescued, Williams asked his commanding officers to send him back to Iraq to help finish the job.
They said no.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Ships-Return]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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A holiday surprise for families of sailors in Norfolk- They're loved ones arrived home one day ahead of schedule.


The U-S-S Porter and the U-S-S Anzio both steamed into the Virginia port this morning- met by cheering family members and close friends.
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((SCREAMING))
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Both vessels have spent the last six months at sea where they took part in operation's Iraqi freedom and enduring freedom.
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[Motor-Madness]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC55:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The young and the young at heart rolled onto Williamson Road tonight for the start of Motor Madness.
Jennifer Wishon takes us on a cruise back in time where the music was good, the cars were hot and a couple bucks bought dinner for you and your date.
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[IN Q=Nats of motor]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Bryant/Car Enthusiast; :16 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; :23]
[SUPER=01-Twig Gravely/Lendy's Enthusiast; :38 ]
[SUPER=01-Pat Dotson/Former Lendy's Employee; :52 ]
[SUPER=01-Darrell McGuire/Car Enthusiast; 1:14 ]
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((NATS OF MOTOR)) Traffic was fierce on Williamson Road Thursday night, but no one seemed to mind. Instead it took them back to the days when the more people on the road the better.
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[SOT 5:07:38:26]
[IN Q=Cruise up and down]

((STEVEN BRYANT/CAR ENTHUSIAST: CRUISE UP AND DOWN WILLIAMSON ROAD ALL THE TIME. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS DEFINITELY. REPORTER: DO YOU MISS IT? YEAH, THE WAY IT USED TO BE.))
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[OUT Q=used to be]

It used to be that if you got tired of cruising a couple quarters would buy you a Buddy Boy at Lendy's. Lendy's Restaurants like these dotted the landscape from Radford to Richmond. They were high tech for the time with bright lights and teletrays.
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[SOT 5:02:56:18]
[IN Q=It's amazing how]

((TWIG GRAVELY/LENDY'S ENTHUSIAST: IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE STILL REMEMBER LENDY'S AND TALK ABOUT ALL THE HAPPY TIMES THEY HAD THERE.))
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[OUT Q=they had there]

Pat Dotson worked for Lendy's and spent hours making Buddy Boys and Longfellas for hungry clients who just couldn't get enough.
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[IN Q=Six of us used]

((PAT DOTSON/FORMER LENDY'S EMPLOYEE: SIX OF US USED TO STAND IN LINE FOR FOUR HOURS FROM 5 TO 9 DOING NOTHING BUT THIS. I WAS JUST TELLING HIM YOU REALLY HAD TO LIKE THE WORKERS BECAUSE YOU WERE DOING THIS.))
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Everyone agreed the food tasted just like they remembered. The only thing that's changed is the prices.
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[IN Q=Oh what fun]

((OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A BEAT UP CHEVROLET.))
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[OUT Q=beat up Chevrolet]

Down at Happy's Flea Market hundreds of classic car owners proudly displayed their vehicles.
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[SOT 5:11:18:01]
[IN Q=A lot of the new]

((DARRELL MCGUIRE/CAR ENTHUSIAST: A LOT OF THE NEW GUYS ARE DOING THE LITTLE CARS. THE HOT ROD HONDAS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. THAT'S NOT REAL CARS, THESE ARE REAL CARS.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[IN Q=All the old cars come out]

((STEVEN BRYANT/CAR ENTHUSIAST: ALL THE OLD CARS COME OUT FOR THIS. NOT YOUR LITTLE HOT RODS AND WHAT NOT.))
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[OUT Q=and what not]

Back in the 50's and 60's these were the hot rods. Enthusiasts say they hope the event continues for many years to come. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jda/jwi]
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The Roanoke City School Board says it did not intend for Resource Officer Butch Lewis to be reassinged when it sent a letter to Police Chief Joe Gaskins.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Today School board Chair Gloria Manns sent the chief a second letter stating some members of the board believe the officer's return would be an asset to the school.
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[IN Q=There were board members]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: THERE WERE BOARD MEMBERS WHO FELT THEY WERE IN SUPPORT OF OFFICER LEWIS BEING RETURNED TO PATRICK HENRY BUT THE BOARD DID NOT FEEL AS A WHOLE THAT WE COULD MAKE THAT STATEMENT. IT WAS SIMPLY TO CLARIFY THAT WE IN NO WAY OR HAD ANY INTENTIONS OF HAVING ANY INFLUENCE OVER A DECISION FOR A PERSONNEL MATTER FOR THE CITY.))
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[OUT Q=for the city]
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Officer Lewis worked at Patrick Henry for ten years, but was recently re-assigned after he discussed concerns about school safety with a newspaper reporter. Lewis' attorney, Gary Lumsden, says his client has been offered a position as a resource officer at William Fleming High School, but would ultimately like to return to P-H.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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Lumsden says he thinks today's letter from the school board was the right move and reflects the sentiment of the community. Both Lumsden and Manns say they hope the issue can be resolved soon.

[Henry-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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As many as five schools could soon close in Henry County.
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At a work session held this afternoon, the school board voted to move forward with plan two.
That option would save the school system nearly one point four million dollars a year.
Administrators believe that could help offset a budget shortfall that has grown to nearly two and half million dollars in the last two years.
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((SHARON DODSON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: WE'RE OUT OF MONEY TO OPERATE A QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM AND THE BOARD HAD TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION TO ENSURE THE YOUNGSTERS IN HENRY COUNTY DON'T HAVE AN EDUCATION COMPROMISED BY ECONOMICS.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Dodson/Superintendent of Schools]
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[OUT Q=by economics]
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Option two would close four elementary schools and one middle school.
It would also reduce the number of high schools from four to two with Laurel Park and Fieldale Collinsville slated to become middle schools.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[Graphic=None]


The public will be able to give it's opinion at a public hearing scheduled for Monday July 14th.
It takes place at Fieldale Collinsville High School from four until seven.

[Shoreline-Plan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC4:16:20]
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It can't please everyone, but American Electric Power says its new shoreline management plan strikes a fair balance.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The plan will control how the shorelines along Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake are developed.
The first draft is available on the internet and at several locations around the lake.
It grandfathers in existing docks and structures, but imposes new guidelines for future ones.
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((STAN SMITH/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOCIATION: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE SOME MORE PRECISE REGULATION FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.))
[SOT 15:39:46 ON SEPARATE JOHN WHITE INTERVIEW TAPE]

((JOHN WHITE/DEVELOPER: ANYTHING THAT NEGATES WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS IMPACTING THE TAX DOLLARS OF CITIZENS IN BOTH COUNTIES. ))
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[SUPER=01-John White/Developer; :06]
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[OUT Q=in both counties.]
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A-E-P says the plan tries to balance needs at the lake for recreation, development and preserving the environment.
The power company will take public feedback until August 15th.
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You can check the plan out by going to our website at wdbj7.com and clicking on Websites in the News.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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One of the country's biggest employers says gay workers shouldn't have to face discrimination.
Why some say that's a discouraging trend next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus 14 years of civil war have citizens of one African country crying out for help from the United States.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, ______is as hot as a firecracker in Daytona qualifying. Two local soccer teams are headed for a European vacation, and Sister Slam part 6 is coming up. Plus, youth rules at the US Women's Open. All that and then some on the way in sports.))

[Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you're out of work and looking for a job, you're not alone.
In fact, the nation's unemployment rate moved up to six point four percent- the highest since 1994.
And as Bill Prasad reports, that's making it tough for people looking for work.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Johnson/Unemployed; :16]
[SUPER=01-William Niskanen/Economist; :45]
[SUPER=01-Bill Prasad/Reporting; :51]
[Super=01-Lauren Lombardo/College Graduate; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=I'm Bill Prasad.]

((BRENDA JOHNSON IS WAITING...FOR A BUS AND A JOB OFFER. SHE WORKED AS A STUDENT ATTENDANCE COUNSELOR IN THE WASHINGTON D-C SCHOOL SYSTEM. BUT IT IS JOHNSON WHO WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL THIS MONTH. BECAUSE OF A CITY BUDGET CRUNCH SHE LOST HER SUMMER ASSIGNMENT. Brenda Johnson: It is very difficult to find a job now there are just no jobs out there. THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SHOT UP TO IT'S HIGHEST LEVEL IN NINE YEARS LAST MONTH TO SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT. SOME ANALYSTS SAY MUCH OF THE INCREASE IS DUE TO ADDITIONAL PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK. THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DID RISE TO FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND LAST WEEK AS BUSINESSES CUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS. THE FIGURES SOUND AN ALARM. William Niskanen/Economist: They're disturbing and surprisingly high and it may indicate the demand- growth is growing much too slowly. Bill Prasad/Reporting: COLLEGE CAMPUSES STUDENTS ARE FINDING THAT IN THIS JOB MARKET A DEGREE DOESN'T INSURE SUCCESS. MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE WILL FINISH WITH UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE DEGREES THIS YEAR. AND WHAT LIES AHEAD COULD BE AN EVEN GREATER TEST. TWENTY-ONE YEAR OLD LAUREN LOMBARDO GRADUATED LAST MAY. SO FAR THE JOB SEARCH HAS PRODUCED NOTHING BUT FRUSTRATION. Lauren Lombardo/College Graduate: As far as entry level work goes the options are basically slim to none. IT MEANS LOMBARDO WILL SPEND MORE TIME WITH RESUME IN HAND POUNDING THE PAVEMENT. AND BRENDA JOHNSON WILL HAVE MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH HER GRANDSON AS SHE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY RIDE OUT A ROUGH ECONOMY. IN WASHINGTON, I'M BILL PRASAD.))

[Wal-Mart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC1:20:19]
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Wal-Mart's decision to include gay workers in its anti-discrimination policy is getting applause and criticism.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The decision will not affect benefits but sexual orientation will now be added to the company's diversity awareness training. John Goodhart Senior is a spokesman for a gay and lesbian group in Roanoke. He says the change is a major step towards equality and will protect people from being discriminated against in the workplace.
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((JOHN GOODHART, SR.; IT CAN HAPPEN ANY PLACE AND IT SHOULDN'T, EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO WHO THEY ARE AND EVERYONE ELSE OUGHT TO LEAVE THEM ALONE.))
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[OUT Q=LEAVE THEM ALONE.]
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But a local church leader thinks Wal-Mart is making the wrong decision and that this kind of trend in gay rights is discouraging.
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((WARREN B. KING/SHENANDOAH BAPTIST CHURCH; I WOULD SAY NO PERSON SHOULD BE HARASSED WHAT I THINK IS IN ERROR IS GIVING SPECIAL RIGHTS TO BIBLICALLY IMMORAL BEHAVIOR.))
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[VO-NAT]

Company officials say they've been considering the change for months and it's now in effect. Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer and the nation's biggest employer.
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[Barr-Labs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC4:00:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County company's new Defense Department contract is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Barr Laboratories today dedicated a new 20-thousand square foot manufacturing facility where it will make the adenovirus (ADD-ih-no-virus) vaccine for the U-S military.
Defense officials say their new recruits lose valuable training time every year to the flu-like illness.
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[SOT 14:21:25]
[IN Q=And if we]

((WILLIAM HOWELL/DEFENSE DEPARTMENT: AND IF WE TAKE THEM OUT OF THAT LINE, THAT LITTLE BIT OF TRAINING THEY GET IN THE THREE MONTH WINDOW BEFORE THEY GO INTO THEIR UNIT AND GO TO WAR AS WE JUST SAW WITH THE MARINES AND THE REST, THEN WE REALLY ARE HURTING THEM IN PREPARING THEM FOR THEIR FUTURE. SO WE NEED TO KEEP THEM ONLINE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-William Howell/Defense Department]
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[OUT Q=as much as possible.]
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The contract is worth about 35-million dollars over the next six years.
Barr hopes to win F-D-A approval for the vaccine by 2007.
The expansion could also add at least a dozen new jobs at the facility.
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[SE-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC48:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire burned a family out of their home on Mountain Avenue, Southeast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It started around 1:30 this afternoon. Though heat from the fire pealed the siding off the house next door, firefighters were able to contain the blaze. They'd been told as many as three people might have been trapped inside the home, but it turned out no one was home.
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[Liberia]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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Pressure for the U-S to stop a 14 year civil war in Liberia is growing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia]

Protesters gathered outside the heavily fortified U-S embassy. They're calling for President Charles Taylor to step down, or be removed, and they want U-S troops to help them. President Bush has already asked Taylor, who has been indicted by the United Nations for war crimes, to step down and leave the African country.
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[SOT:19]
[IN Q=UNTIL CHARLES TAYLOR]

((CONDOLEEZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR-UNTIL CHARLES TAYLOR IS OUT OF POLITICS, THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE ANY STABILIZATION OF THE SITUATION IN LIBERIA. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT KIND OF FORCE YOU SEND IN, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU TRY TO DO, HIS LEAVING IS A CONDITION FOR THE PARTIES COMING TO A STABLE PEACE AND BEGINNING A POLITICAL PROCESS))
[SUPER=01-Condoleeza Rice/National Security Advisor]
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[OUT Q=POLITICAL PROCESS]
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[VO-NAT]

Bush has not decided if the U-S will send troops, but many Liberians think it is the only way to end the bloodshed. Rebels control two thirds of the nation that was founded by freed U-S slaves in the nineteenth century. Liberia has been at war almost constantly since 19-89 when Taylor launched a rebellion that ended when he was elected president.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7, we'll celebrate Independence a day early with fireworks from Mount Rushmore.
And for many of us the Fourth of July means pool parties, or a trip to the beach.
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[VO-NAT]


But it in the mountains of Colorado this summer, it means skiing.
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[Commercial]

[Summer-Skiing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When you think of the fourth of July you normally think of picnics and swimming, but not in Arapohoe (Ah-rop-ahoe) Basin Colorado.
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[SUPER=03-Arapohoe Basin, CO;]


There they are skiing and snowboarding.
The basin is on the continental divide a little more than an hour west of Denver.
It is usually the last ski area to close each year in the rockies- normally right around July 4th.
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[IN Q=]

((I CAME OUT HERE TO DO SUMMER SKIING. WE'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE.)) (( WE'VE NEVER BEEN THIS LATE IN THE YEAR BEFORE IF THERE'S SNOW YOU MIGHT AS WELL BOARD AND MILK IT FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH.))
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[OUT Q=for what it's worth.]
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Skiiers are wearing short sleeves and some are even in shorts.
Skiiers say the conditions are actually good.
Arapahoe Basin has the highest skiable terrain in North America. It's actually received 420 inches of snow this year.
The last day of skiing this year at the basin is this coming Sunday.
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[S-Extra]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Coming up, we'll hit the track under the lights at the World Center of Racing, the Express picks up a familiar face, and there's been a youth movement at the U.S. Women's Open, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England/NBC; :00]


there's been a Williams movement in women's tennis. Today at Wimbledon Serena Williams took care of Justine Henin Hardenne in straight sets, while Venus beat Kim Clijsters in three sets. The two, who have won the last three Wimbledon titles between them, will hook up in the final on Saturday--the fourth meeting in the last 5 grand slam finals.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC15540]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Jeff Green started on the pole for the Daytona 500 in February behind the wheel of Richard Childress' AOL Chevy. Tonight Steve Park did the honors in the same car and will start on the point for Saturday's Pepsi 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/TNT; :00]


Park, who lost his ride with DEI just a few weeks ago, grabbed his 2nd pole of the season and the fourth of his career with a hot lap at 184.75 miles per hour, knocking Jeff Gordon from the top spot. Kevin Harvick slipped into the outside slot just a few minutes later, for an all Childress front row. Here's a look at the complete starting grid.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Steve Park/184.752/2. Kevin Harvick//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Sterling Marlin//5. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Michael Waltrip//7. Ken Schrader//8. Jamie McMurray//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Jimmie Johnson//12. Casey Mears//13. Tony Stewart//14. Bill Elliott//15. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Ricky Craven//18. Robby Gordon//19. Buckshot Jones//20. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. David Green//22. Johnny Benson//23. Mike Wallace//24. Ryan Newman//25. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Larry Foyt//27. Ricky Rudd//28. Ward Burton//29. Kenny Wallace//30. Greg Biffle//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kurt Busch//32. Mike Bliss//33. Mark Martin//34. Jeff Green//35. Jack Sprague//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Jeff Burton//37. Matt Kenseth/Prov/38. Rusty Wallace/Prov/39. Dave Blaney/Prov/40. Jimmy Spencer/Prov/;

]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Todd Bodine/Prov/42. Kyle Petty/Prov/43. Stacy Compton/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]

[oc...last name]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-137 TC15708]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Blair Stayzer is returning to the Roanoke Express this season. The 6-4, 220 pound Stayzer who spent part of last season here in the Valley was traded to Dayton midway thru the year. But his physical play will be welcome at the Roundhouse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony McAulay/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=organization I think."]
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[VO-NAT]


Express players, along with the rest of the league, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the pending collective bargaining agreement that the owners and the players union should complete in the next ten days to two weeks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=very positive for us."]
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[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 1:37:53]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


The Roanoke Stars 14 and under girls soccer team leaves for Europe this weekend to see how it matches up with some of the world's best young teams. The trip should be a valuable experience on and off the field.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Stars U-15 Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......alot of them"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


The Roanoke Hawks U-15 boys team is also traveling overseas this weekend for 19 days. The Stars will play in Copenhagen, Denmark from July seventh through the 13th and then head to Gottenberg, Sweden for the Gothia Cup, the biggest youth soccer tournament in the world.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Jones/Blacksburg Forwward; :08]
[SUPER=01-Hunter Miller/Patrick Henry Player; :21]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=.....goes on"]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC0016]
[GRAPHIC=LPGA]


Scotland's Mhari McKay leads the US Women's Open after an opening round 5-under 66.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-North Plains, OR/ESPN; :00]


The youth movement on the LPGA tour continued today as 13 year old Michelle Wie fired a 2-over 73.
Former Scott Robertson golfer Morgan Pressel just wrapped up her round out west. She carded a 1-under 70 and is just 4 back of the lead.
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=golf]


Other golfers of note, Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is on the leaderboard and in the hunt at 2-under par.
Former Patrick Henry Patriot, Vicky Linkous had a rough day struggling to an 88.

[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-143 TC15041]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


We finish up on the diamond where the Braves continue to struggle losing their third game in the last four outings. Atlanta has now lost 6 of nine after tonight's setback against Montreal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Turner South; :00]


Shane Reynolds gave up five runs on eleven hits thru seven and a third innings of work. Andruw Jones hit his 21st dinger of the season for the Bravos who rallied late, but came out on the short end of a 5 to 4 score. The Expos are (------------) unbeaten in Atlanta this season.