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Coming up on News 7-
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Another American soldier is killed in Iraq --this time at Baghdad University.
Neighbors believe lighting sparked a fire that destroyed this Craig County home.
And Kobe Bryant faces sexual assault charges.
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Plus more showers are in store for the work week.
News 7 is next.
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Major combat may have ended but the attacks against U-S troops have not -- another American soldier is killed in Iraq.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton filling in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Iraq]


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U-S troops closed down Baghdad University today searching for a gunman who shot an American soldier in the head.
As David Hawkins reports U-S officials say the attacks are the work of those left behind from Saddam Hussein's regime.
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[IN Q=An American soldier]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/CBS News;]
[SUPER=01-Prof. Mohammed Al-Da'mi/Baghdad University]
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[OUT Q=dh, cbs news, baghdad ]

((AN AMERICAN SOLDIER WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY TODAY. THE GUNMAN SIMPLY WALKED UP TO HIM AND PULLED THE TRIGGER.

SOT/Unnamed US major/RTV:

"We secured the campus so that we could begin searching all personnel."

(Hawkins on camera)

IT'S THE SECOND TIME IN TEN DAYS AN AMERICAN SOLDIER'S BEEN SHOT IN THE HEAD AT POINT-BLANK RANGE... LAST WEEK WHILE BUYING A COMPACT DISC... TODAY WHILE STANDING IN LINE FOR A SOFT DRINK.
YESTERDAY, A BRITISH JOURNALIST, RICHARD WILD, WAS KILLED OUTSIDE THE IRAQI NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM BY A GUNMAN IN MUCH THE SAME WAY.
U.S. OFFICIALS HERE SAY THE ONGOING AMBUSHES AND SHOOTINGS... MORE THAN A DOZEN A DAY NOW... ARE THE WORK OF REMNANTS OF SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME... DESCRIBED AS "SMALL GROUPS OF DESPERATE MEN."
BUT THEY ALSO INSIST THAT THE ATTACKS ARE NOT PART OF AN ORGANIZED RESISTANCE.
ON FRIDAY, A NEW AUDIOTAPE PURPORTEDLY FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN CLAIMED A RESISTENCE HAS ALREADY BEEN FORMED OF "CELLS AND BRIGADES" TO FIGHT U.S. AND BRITISH FORCES.

sot/Mohammed Al-Da'mi, Professor at Baghdad University 124936

"As far as my knowledge of his voice is concerned, yes. It's very much--him." (5)
BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR MOHAMMED AL-DAMI SAY MOST IRAQI BELIEVE THE TAPE IS FOR REAL AND THAT SADDAM IS ALIVE.

sot/Mohammed Al-Da'mi 125136

"He is capitalizing on the idea that Iraq is now unstable, the people are unhappy with the services, there is an absense of security." (9)
SINCE THE WAR WAS DECLARED WON, MORE THAN 30 U.S. AND BRITISH SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED. TODAY... THE U.S. MILITARY ANNOUNCED THAT ONE OPERATION TO MOP UP THE SADDAM LOYALISTS BEHIND THE ATTACKS WAS OVER. BUT IT SEEMS CLEAR THE ATTACKS ARE NOT. DH, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD ))

[Warner]


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The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to know if the U-S war in Iraq was justified.
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While some senators question whether intelligence information was distorted, Virginia Senator John Warner says he doesn't see any evidence that the Bush Administration manipulated information for political reasons.
Meanwhile, Warner says pressure should soon be taken off of U-S troops as Iraqi's take control of their country.
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[IN Q=Before this month is out, within weeks]

((BEFORE THIS MONTH IS OUT, WITHIN WEEKS, THE IRAQIS WILL BEGIN TO TAKE OVER THE RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE INTERIM AUTHORITY OF THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT, AND THAT MESSAGE WILL SPREAD THROUGHOUT IRAQ. WE WILL INDICATE TO THEM, "AS SOON AS YOU CAN TAKE YOUR OWN COUNTRY, AND AS SOON AS YOU'RE SATISFIED WITH THE LEVEL OF SECURITY THAT YOU, THE IRAQIS, CAN ESTABLISH, WE'RE OUT OF THERE))
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On "Meet the Press" this morning, Warner also discussed the U-S involvement in the turmoil in Liberia.
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[IN Q=We've got to think through very, very carefully]

((WE'VE GOT TO THINK THROUGH VERY, VERY CAREFULLY THE INSERTION OF U.S. FORCES IN THERE. IT'S A PRESIDENTIAL DECISION. BUT I WOULD SAY TO THE SENATE LEADERSHIP AND MOST RESPECTFULLY TO THE PRESIDENT, I WOULD WANT A VOTE IN THE CONGRESS BEFORE WE BEGIN TO COMMIT SUBSTANTIAL FORCES INTO THAT REGION))
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After intense international pressure to resign, Liberian president Charles Taylor has accepted an offer of exile.
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[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia]

Nigeria's president flew to Liberia today to formally extend the offer.
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[IN Q=HE HAS EXTENDED ]

((HE HAS EXTENDED AN INVITATION. WE AVE ACCEPTED THENVITATION. I THINK IT'S A MATTER NOW OF MAKING SURE IT IS DONE USING OUR BRAINS. THAT IT IS DONE PROPERLY, ORDERLY, AND NO ONE FEELS DISENFRANCHISED AND BEGINS TO ACT DISORDERLY OR DISRUPTIVE IN ANY WAY.))
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President Bush has already said Taylor must step down, and now Taylor has asked for the United States to send a peacekeeping force to ensure his departure would not cause widespread chaos. Taylor has been indicted by the United Nations on war crimes.
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[ANCHOR=JOY]
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In response, the U-S is sending a team of about 20 military experts and 15 guards to Liberia. They will try to determine if U-S intervention will help stop the civil war.

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The weather may have caused the fire that destroyed a Craig County home this afternoon.
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Around four o' clock, firefighters responded to a home off of Route 621 near the Roanoke County line.
The owners called 9-1-1 after smelling smoke. They evacuated the home because they were afraid a propane tank would explode.
Heavy smoke was visible for miles.
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[IN Q=Once we got within...]
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[OUT Q= fully involved.]
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Firefighters were able to knock down the flames in about 45 minutes, but officials say the home is a total loss.
Investigators do not want to speculate on a cause, but neighbors say it started after lightning struck the building.

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[Toss-2-Robin] Joy tosses to Brent in Weather Center

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[State-Funding]


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The area's cultural organizations will have to work harder to make ends meet now that their state money has been cut off.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;]

Starting July first places like Explore Park and the Science Museum of Western Virginia stopped receiving state financing.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS THE WAY THE STATE BUDGET LOOKS TO GET FUNDING FROM THE STATE FOR THE NON- STATE AGENCIES, EVEN THOUGH EXPLORE PARK IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ANOMALY BECAUSE WE'RE ACTUALLY A STATE AUTHORITY. WE'RE A SUBDIVISION OF GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND YET ARE GETTING NO FINANCIAL SUPPORT.))
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Ellmore says the park is fortunate because Roanoke County stepped in to make up some of the difference when state funding was cut back.
He says he hopes money will start flowing through the park again once the economy improves and the state learns how to deal with the needs of the government.
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Coming up next, doctors begin what could be a four DAY operation to seperate two adult conjoined twins.
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Also a grandmother learns that timing is everything as some noisy children end up saving her life.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Kobe Bryant is in trouble with the law. For the first time ini 16 years there will be a three way playoff at the US Women's Open. There was no playoff at the Western Open as Tiger ran away and hid. Plus, Roger hits his mark at Wimbledon and Lance Armstrong hits the ground in France. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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For the first time surgeons have tried to separate conjoined ADULT twins.
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These sisters have spent the past 29 years wondering what it would be like to live separate lives and this weekend they began a risky operation to make that happen.
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((WE HOPE THE SURGERY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. WE FEEL HAPPY, EXCITED, AND A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS, ESPECIALLY ME))
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[OUT Q=bit nervous, especially me]
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The operation requires separating the women's skulls and replacing a shared vein that draws blood from their brains.


Doctors say the next 24 hours are critical.
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[IN Q=I would say they're]

((I WOULD SAY THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN AND WE ARE QUITE PLEASED ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE SURGERY))


[SUPER=01-Dr. Prem Kumar Nair/Raffles Hospital Spokesman]
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The procedure could take up to four days and could also be fatal for both sisters.
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[Blood-Drive]


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The American Red Cross says the blood supply in the region is critically low.
The organization only has a one day supply of O- Negative blood.
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That type can be substituted in an emergency when there's not enough time to test a patient's blood type. In addition, the medical director for the Appalachian Region says the Red Cross cannot meet hospital requests for four blood types.
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[Take Pinnacle Full] Donation sites will be set up all week across the viewing area. To find a location near you contact the Red Cross at 1-800- GIVE- LIFE or www- dot- red cross- dot- org.

[COEBA-Preview]


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A national group of Christians is meeting in Roanoke this week.
The members of the Conference On Evangelizing Black America say they want to take their message to the world.
Jennifer Wishon has more
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[SUPER=01-Kenny Simmons/Victory Independent Baptist Pastor; :12]
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[IN Q=To be a Christian]

((TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO BE SAVED TODAY AS WELL.))
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New Testament Churches have one main goal... Save people.. Everywhere.
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[IN Q=Our desire is to]

((KENNY SIMMONS: OUR DESIRE IS TO START LOCAL NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCHES THROUGHOUT BLACK AMERICA AND OF COURSE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AS WELL.))
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Specifically, the group hopes to Evangelize Black America and this week, they're bringing a massive international conference to Roanoke called COEBA for short.
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[IN Q=Victory Independent Baptist]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: VICTORY INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH HERE ON HERSHBERGER ROAD IS A PRODUCT OF THE COEBA MINISTRIES. IT'S ONE OF 17 CHURCHES THAT ALL GREW FROM THE ORIGINAL IN BAILEYS CROSSROADS, VIRGINIA.))
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That's where Victory's pastor got started.
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[IN Q=A couple of soul]

((KENNY SIMMONS: A COUPLE OF SOUL WINNERS CAME BY MY HOUSE, KNOCKED ON MY DOOR. ASKED ME IF I WAS GOING TO HEAVEN WHEN I LEFT THIS WORLD. I TOLD THEM I WASN'T SURE.))
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[OUT Q=I wasn't sure]

Simmons went to church the following Sunday, and eventually felt led to preach. Like others who've started New Testament Churches, Simmons returned to his hometown of Roanoke. ((Nats of singing)) Pastor Jeff Lockett is returning to his hometown in Texas to start the youngest church in the network.
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[IN Q=I have all those]

((JEFF LOCKETT: I HAVE ALL THOSE OTHER CHURCHES AS EXAMPLES TO LOOK AT SO THEY'RE SORT OF LIKE BIG BROTHERS TO LOOK AT AND GET ADVICE FROM SO IT'S EXCITING.))
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[OUT Q=so it's exciting]

Pastor Craig Bennett is attending this week's conference from Mons, Belgium. He'll go on to start a church in Atlanta after being inspired by some church- goers overseas.
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[IN Q=As we see the]

((CRAIG BENNETT: AS WE SEE THE AMERICAN MILITARY, THE SOLDIERS THAT COME OVER THERE, THEY GET SAVED AND THEN THEIR FAMILIES AND THEN THEY COME BACK AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A CHURCH TO ATTEND BUT THOSE CHURCHES MANY TIMES THEY CAN'T FIND OVER HERE.))
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[OUT Q=can't find over here]

But before he heads to Atlanta he'll attend the conference for an organization he says has the power to make a difference.
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[IN Q=There are a lot]

((CRAIG BENNETT: THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE, BUT THE DIFFERENCE I THINK IN THIS ONE HERE IS THE CONCENTRATED EFFORT THAT'S BEING APPLIED TO NOT JUST REACH BLACK AMERICA, BUT TO TRAIN UP YOUNG MEN TO BE PART OF THE MINISTRY.))
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And you don't have to be Black to be a part of the conference. Organizers say they hope their efforts will help save all the people of the world. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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Most people have had to deal with noisy kids riding in the back seat--but it's not often that moving back there to stop them saves a life
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[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA]

That's just what happened to a family from Indiana when this tractor trailer overturned and dropped a log onto Interstate 81 below. The log pierced this mini van's windshield--right where the passenger was sitting.
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[IN Q=THIS IS WHAT ]

((GEORGE DREES/SUSQUEHANNA TWP. FIRE DPT.-THIS IS WHAT SHE WOULDA SEEN. SHE WASN'T THERE THOUGH. THE GRANDMOTHER WAS ACTUALLY IN THE BACK SEAT TAKING CARE OF THE NOISY KIDS. THANK GOD FOR NOISY KIDS.))
[SUPER=01-George Drees/Susquehanna Twp. Fire Dpt.]
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[OUT Q=THANK GOD FOR NOISY KIDS]
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Fortunately, the grandmother, and everyone else in the mini van escaped with minor to moderate injuries. The fire department cut a piece from the log to give to the family to show that miracles do happen.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we'll meet some young ball players who are learning the ways of the lumber jack.
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[Covington-Parks]


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Covington city leaders hope they can hit a home run with a new athletic facility.
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Construction on the Jackson River Recreation Sports Complex is almost complete. Four of the new regulation softball fields are done, and the tennis courts should be up and running soon. City officials hope the complex will attract additional tourists to the Alleghany Highlands, and bring more money to the area's economy.
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[IN Q=We've opened up...]

((ALLEN DRESSLER/COVINGTON PARKS AND REC DIRECTOR; WE OPENED UP OUR FIRST EVENT THERE IN THE END OF MAY WITH THE REGION C SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, AND FROM THERE WE'VE HAD SOME OTHER ADULT TOURNAMENTS SCHEDULED. WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN BRINGING 6 TO 700 PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR THOSE TYPES OF EVENTS.))
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The project will cost a little more than one million dollars, and although some games have already been played the official ribbon cutting of the facility will be in the next few weeks.
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[L'Jacks-Profile]


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Meanwhile some young men in Covington are swinging some heavy lumber. As Richard Lesko tells us, these ball players are Lumberjacks...and that's okay.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Helmintoller/Lumberjacks Co-owner; :21]
[SUPER=01-Brian Boles/Lumberjacks First Baseman; :45]
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(( The Covington Lumberjacks are only in their third year of existence, but have already seen success. In the first two years, the team lost in the championship series of the Shenandoah Valley League. It's a different sort of league than it looks, as all of the players come from colleges around the nation to play a little summer ball.
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[INQ=Players are recruited...]

((JASON HELMINTOLLER/LUMBERJACKS CO-OWNER; PLAYERS ARE RECRUITED FROM ACROSS THE NATION FROM DIVISION 1 DOWN TO DIVISION 3, WE'VE GOT A MIX OF ALL THREE ON THE TEAM, AS FAR WEST AS SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, AS FAR NORTH AS NEW JERSEY AND AS FAR SOUTH AS FLORIDA.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=as far South as Florida.]

The league lets the players to improve their skills and gives them a chance to get recruited into the big leagues by bringing major league scouts to the games to find the best players.
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[INQ=It's a situation...]

((BRIAN BOLES/LUMBERJACKS FIRST BASEMAN; IT'S A SITUATION THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT, AND HOPEFULLY ON THAT GIVEN DAY YOU CAN RISE TO THE OCCASION, AND IMPRESS SOMEBODY, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. )) [RUNS10]
[OUTQ=that's what it's all about.]

The players also get an education about a part of the country many had never even heard of before. The team lives with local families, and for two months becomes part of the community.
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[SOT - 20:38:39]
[INQ=The enjoyment...]

((ART BRUMIT/HOST PARENT; THE ENJOYMENT OF BASEBALL FOR ONE THING, AND MY SON HERE HE ENJOYS HAVING THE GUYS AT THE HOUSE, LEARNS A GOOD BIT FROM THEM.)) [RUNS8]
[OUTQ=good bit from them.]
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[SOT - 20:32:14]
[INQ=We try to provide...]

((JASON HELMINTOLLER/LUMBERJACKS CO-OWNER; WE TRY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A JOB HERE, PART TIME JOB, BUT IT'S HARD TO WORK THEM WITH A SCHEDULE WE PLAY. WE PLAY 40 GAMES IN TWO MONTHS.)) [RUNS8]
[OUTQ=40 games in two months.]

Players say that because the team is so involved in the Alleghany Highlands, the fans are paying them back.
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[SOT - 20:40:53]
[INQ=I think we have the...]

((AARON WHITEHEAD/LUMBERJACKS PITCHER; I THINK WE HAVE THE BEST FAN SUPPORT OF ANY TEAM IN THE LEAGUE, AND ALL THE GUYS ON THE TEAM, EVERYBODY'S FROM EVERYWHERE, SO IT'S A GOOD MIX.)) [RUNS9]
[OUTQ=so it's a good mix.]

Three players from last years' squad were picked in the recent major league draft, putting today's players on their own field of dreams. Richard Lesko, News 7, Covington.))
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Major League Baseball released its list of All Stars last night.
Among the pitchers on the NL squad is former Hokie and current Pittsburgh Pirate Mike Williams, who makes the team for the second straight year. Williams has 24 saves this season.
Also making the club is one time Ferrum star hurler Billy Wagner. The fireballing lefty has 22 saves of his own this season for Houston.
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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was arrested last week in Colorado and charged with felony sexual assault.
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[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


A woman filed a report with Eagle County authorities on July 1. Officials determined there was enough evidence to charge Bryant, who has been cooperating with authorities. Bryant posted bond of $25,000 on Friday after turning himself in.
The Lakers issued a statement on Sunday, saying that Bryant's alleged actions are completely out of character and that he has been a model citizen during his seven years with the team.
The alleged incident happened in a hotel in the Edwards area of Eagle County, Colorado. Bryant averaged 30 points per game this past season with the Lakers.
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[SUPER=01-Mitch Kupchak/Lakers General Manager; :00]
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[S-Open]


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For the first time in 16 years there will be a playoff at the US Women's Open. Hillary Lunke, Angela Stanford and Kelly Robbins finished 72 holes at 1-under par.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-North Plains, OR/NBC; :00]


Robbins birdied two of the last three holes to get into the playoff.
Stanford holed a 20 foot birdie putt on 18 to stay alive. It went right in the heart of the cup.
And Lunke had to settle for par at the last, missing a shot to end the championship yesterday.
The three will return to Pumpkin Ridge on Monday for another 18 holes.
Annika Sorenstam was poised to win, but her second shot at the 18th found the trees, and she made bogey ending her shot.
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Lynchburg's Donna Andrews finished at 6-over par, in twelfth place.

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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Tiger Woods cruised to victory yesterday in the 100th Western Open. Woods fired a final round 69 to get him to 21 under par for the tourney. That tied the record set by Scott Hoch in 2001. The final round which was interrupted twice by thunderstorms saw the world's top player make 6 birdies and just three bogeys. For Woods, it was his 38th career victory and the fourth of the year. This is the fifth straight year in which he has won at least four events. And oh yeah, he topped the 4 million dollar mark in earnings with the win. All good signs with the British Open just around the corner.
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Virginia Tech will officially join the ACC for the 2004-2005 season - but the University is already starting to reap the benefits of joining a new league. The West side stadium expansion is going full steam ahead and athletic fundraising is expected to reach unprecedented highs.
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Roger Federer is celebrating his first Grand Slam victory tonight after taking care of Mark Phillipoussis in today's Wimbledon Final. At the age of 21, he's the first Swiss man to claim a major title.
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Federer won the match 7-6, 6-2 and 7-6 thanks in large part to 21 aces to 14 for Phillipoussis. Federer never faced a break point and lost just one set in the entire tournament. He also improved to 12 and oh on grass this year. He took home just over 960 thousand dollars for his efforts.
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American Lance Armstrong suffered a scratched left shoulder and a bruised right thigh in a huge pileup yesterday in the first full stage of the Tour de France. The four time defending champ was fortunate and a whole lot luckier than others to escape serious harm.
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Thirty-five riders were involved in the pileup that started when Spain's Jose Enrique Guiterrez slipped and went down in a sprint just a few hundred yards from the finish. Five riders were taken to a hospital for x-rays including US rider Tyler Hamilton, who has a broken collarbone and is doubtful for the rest of the Tour. Armstrong's bike had a flat, so he finished the race on the one of teammate Jose Luis Rubiera. He is 8th in the overall standings. Bradley McGee is the leader while Italy's Alessandro Pitacchi won the stage.
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It started as a way to get tourists to stop in the tiny town of Dublin Georgia as they drove to the 19-96 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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Now more than 10-thousand people show up every year for the annual Redneck Games. You got your Mud-Pit Belly Flop--the Hub-Cap Hurl, Pigs Feet Bobbing, and Dumpster Diving--great challenges for the redneck athletes. The best part--winners get an authentic crushed beer can trophy.
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