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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Counselors at an area camp are accused of forcing some campers to fight.
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[VO-NAT]


A different kind of defense for Kobe Bryant- as he waits to hear if he'll be charged.
And a pooch stuck under a floor is saved three weeks later.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the gators in the ACC? And the News 7 day forecast all coming up next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Questions about safety at an area 4-H camp after counselors are accused of setting up fights among campers.
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[SOT 1:00:00]
[IN Q=What we want]

((BECKY GILLIS/4-H CAMP: WHAT WE WANT PARENTS TO KNOW IS THAT THERE ARE THEIR CHILDREN ARE COMPLETELY SAFE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=completely safe here.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[4H-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 tc4:18:33]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]


Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating allegations of physical abuse at the camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The alleged incident happened last week at the 4-H camp located at Smith Mountain Lake.
400 kids ages nine to thirteen from Central Virginia were at the camp last week.
Some of the counselors who accompanied the campers allegedly staged fights in a lodge and forced some of the campers to take part.
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says the investigation could take several days.
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[SOT 52:16]
[IN Q=This isn't a situation]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THIS ISN'T A SITUATION THAT INVOLVES ANY CAMPERS THAT ARE THERE RIGHT NOW. THIS TALKS ABOUT PERSONS WHO WERE THERE IN THE PAST AND WILL NO LONGER THERE BUT AS FAR AS THE CURRENT CAMPERS WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=they are safe]
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[VO-NAT]


Hapgood says the alleged incidents involved several counselors and campers.
He says charges could be pending but he declined to speculate on what those charges could be.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


A spokesperson at the camp says the accused counselors were volunteers who came with the campers and that campers currently at the center are safe.

[Columbia-Foam]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia Invest.]


A NASA test shows vivid detail of what most likely caused the breakup of the space shuttle Columbia.
As Elizabeth Sanchez reports, the evidence could not be more clear.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Officials investigating the..."]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Scott Hubbard/Columbia Accident Investigator; :21]
[SUPER=@Sanchez2; :57]
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[OUT Q="...Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, Dallas."]

((OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING THE COLUMBIA DISASTER SAY THEY'VE FOUND THE SMOKING GUN.
(nat blast)

RESEARCHERS IN SAN ANTONIO FIRED A CHUNK OF FOAM INSULATION INTO A SHUTTLE WING. THEY WANTED TO DETERMINE IF FOAM THAT FELL OFF COLUMBIA'S EXTERNAL FUEL TANK DURING THE LAUNCH CREATED ENOUGH DAMAGE TO BRING THE ORBITER DOWN.
(sot) - Scott Hubbard/Columbia Accident Investigator:"The test we conducted at 1:30 pm today determined this is in fact

the most probable cause." TO ACCURATELY RECREATE ACCIDENT CONDITIONS, FOAM WAS SHOT FROM A NITROGEN-PERSSURIZED GUN AT MORE THAN 500 MILES PER HOUR. THE IMPACT BLEW OPEN A 2-FOOT HOLE IN THE CARBON-REINFORCED PANEL. INVESTIGATORS SAY THOSE SHATTERED PIECES MAY ANSWER ANOTHER CRUCIAL QUESTION: WHAT WAS THE OBJECT CAUGHT ON RADAR THE SECOND DAY OF THE COLUMBIA MISSION?
(sot) - Hubbard: "That piece that came off the second day could very likely be a part of the carbon panel itself."

COLUMBIA BROKE APART OVER EAST TEXAS ON FEBRUARY 1ST. ALL SEVEN ASTRONAUTS WERE KILLED. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE FOAM MOST LIKELY STRUCK THE LEFT WING AND CAUSED IT TO WEAKEN. THIS WAS THE SEVENTH AND FINAL FOAM-IMPACT TEST TO HELP PROVE THAT THEORY. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, DALLAS.))

[Saddam-Tapes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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The CIA says a taped audio message reportedly of Saddam Hussein is most likely authentic.
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[VO-NAT 11]


Intelligence officials believe the tape was made on June 14th. It was aired on the Al Jazeera network July 4th.
The Pentagon says the tape is giving hope to Saddam's followers.
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[SOT 25]
[IN Q=]

((LARRY DIRITA/ACTING ASST. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: AS LONG AS THERE ARE SORT OF HOLDOUTS FROM THE BAATHIST REGIME THAT HAVE HOPE THAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO RESTORE THEIR PRIVILEGES OR HAVE THEIR PRIVILEGES RESTORED THEY'LL BE VERY UNHELPFUL TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND THAT APPEARS TO BE WHAT'S HAPPENING.))
[SUPER=01-Larry DiRita/Acting Asst. Secretary of Defense;]
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[OUT Q=WHAT'S HAPPENING.]
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[VO-NAT 15 plus pad]


On the tape Saddam calls for his followers to resist the United States.
This as more attacks are happening on Americans in Iraq.
A roadside bomb killed one soldier in a convoy today. A second american was shot to death in a gun battle last night in Baghdad.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-15 tc4:09:41]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]

One group's effort to save Victory Stadium is picking up speed. Thousands have now signed petitions circulating throughout the Roanoke area.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /NEwsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton is in the studio tonight with more on the group's effort.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, it's not just Roanoke residents that are signing the petitions. Folks from outside the community are also voicing opposition to the city's plan to replace Victory Stadium with a new stadium- amphitheater at a different location.


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(( Brian Wishneff and his group "Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision" want to keep Victory Stadium intact. Wishneff says so far the group has collected a little over 3-thousand signatures from Roanoke residents who also want to save the landmark.
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[in q= IT'S FROM EVERY]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: IT'S FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE CITY, EVERY AGE GROUP IN THE CITY, IT'S EVERY RACE, INCOME, IT'S JUST TOTALLY ACROSS THE BOARD, EACH FOR THEIR OWN REASON.)) [runs13]
[out q=OWN REASON.]

Wishneff says another 15- hundred folks from outside the city have also signed the petition. Last week, the group tried to collect additional signatures at the Music for Americans concert at the stadium but were told they could not petition-- something Wisheff finds disappointing.
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[sot 00:20:44]
[in q=You know]

(( YOU KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE CALLED ME AND SAID, HOW OUTRAGEOUS THEY THINK THEY WERE, I MEAN, FOURTH OF JULY, OF ALL THINGS TO BE DOING, SOMETHING THAT'S AMERICAN AS CAN BE AND THAT'S ASKING FOR PETITIONS. )) [runs16]
[out q=asking for petitions.] ))
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[LIVE=Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

Wishneff and his group want the city to let citizens decide the fate of the stadium by placing the issue on the ballot.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom Pod;]

Jean, the group plans to make that argument when it presents its petitions to city council July 21st.


[Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC51:39]
[GRAPHIC=Butch Lewis]


The controversy surrounding the reassignment of a school resource officer has reached Roanoke City Council. Today, the mayor and two other council members said they don't want police officer Butch Lewis to become a scapegoat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Lewis was in the audience at this afternoon's meeting, but did not address council.
He worked at Patrick Henry for ten years, but was recently reassigned to patrol duty after he discussed concerns about school safety with a reporter.
This afternoon, council members defended Lewis and his right to address safety concerns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am not willing]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I AM NOT WILLING TO STAND BY AND SEE ANY SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL SCAPEGOATED FOR LARGER PROBLEMS THAT DO NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN OF HIS MAKING.)) ((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE CAN'T HAVE A SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE IN HIS POSITION'S HANDS ARE TIED TO SAY WHAT SOMETIMES NEEDS TO BE SAID.))
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City Manager Darlene Burcham said she is currently conducting her own investigation, but declined to discuss specifics about Lewis' case, because it is a personnel matter.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Meanwhile, officials from the State Department of Education were due in Roanoke today.
The team will review the schools districts' procedures for reporting incidents of discipline, crime and violence.

[Railwalk]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-18 tc2:01:40]
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A museum dedicated to the work of O. Winston Link will open soon in Roanoke, and now the city's railwalk will also carry his name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Link documented the region's rail heritage with his artistic photographs of Norfolk and Western steam engines.
City Council members had hesitated when museum officials first asked them to name the railwalk after Link.
But after the planning commission endorsed the proposal, council members approved the honor without debate.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Prosecutors say their investigation of Kobe Bryant could go into overtime.
More on the sexual assault accusations when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a new law could knock out spam in the Commonwealth... and it could go nation-wide.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SPORTS PREVIEW]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as Pedro takes target practice on the Yanks. The Cubs lose one of their main men for the season. A 24 year old qualifier takes care of business to win the women's US open today, while a couple of NBA guards let their guard down. And can someone get a crossing guard on the Tour De france - they're two for two tonight on the Big7.))

[Kobe]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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L-A Lakers star Kobe Bryant is playing the waiting game.
Prosecutors in Colorado are plotting their next move after a woman accused Bryant of sexual misconduct at a hotel near Vail.
Manuel Gallegus is in Los Angeles with the details.
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[SUPER=01-Mitch Kupchak/Lakers General Manager; :22]
[SUPER=@Gallegus1; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES]

((KOBE BRYANT the star basketball player who helped lead the LA lakers to three championships is facing a serious accusation -that he may have sexually assaulted a young woman.
SOT - MARK HURLBERT/EAGLE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

"It's possible he'll be charged with sexual assault, it's possible he'll be charged with nothing, it's possible he'll be charged with something else. I have to look at the reports and the evidence." BRYANT TURNED HIMSELF IN LAST FRIDAY. HE WAS ARRESTED AND REMAINS FREE ON 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL. THE LAKERS GENERAL MANAGER SAID THE CHARGES WERE OUT OF CHARACTER FOR THE KOBE THEY KNOW: Super: Mitch Kupchak/Lakers General Manager
SOT: we're supportive

BRYANT, WHO IS 24, IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THE WOMAN LAST MONDAY JUNE 30TH . SHE WAS WORKING AT AN EXCLUSIVE RESORT NEAR VAIL COLORADO WHERE MANAGEMENT CONFIRMED THE BASKETBALL PLAYER WAS STAYING. BRYANT WAS SCHEDULED FOR KNEE SURGERY TUESDAY AT THE STEADMAN HAWKINS SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC IN VAIL.
(graphic)

A STATEMENT RELEASED BY BRYANT S ATTORNEY SAYS THAT HE IS INNOCENT AND EXPECTS TO BE COMPLETELY EXONERATED. IT ALSO ACCUSES THE EAGLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF BIAS, SAYING THAT AN ARREST WAS MADE BEFORE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS EVEN DECIDED WHETHER TO CHARGE BRYANT. SHERIFF INVESTIGATORS CLAIM HEY HAD ENOUGH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO ARREST BRYANT. REACTION FROM SOME LAKER FANS
SOT- FANS
fan sot ends .... "no...ha.."

--STAND-UP- MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[Teen-Plot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tco]
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People in one New Jersey town are breathing a sigh of relief after police foil a mass-murder plot.
Three teens are charged with plotting to kill their enemies and then open fire randomly on other people.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Oaklyn, NJ]

New Jersey prosecutors hope to try three teenagers as adults for the plot. The teens were caught with an arsenal of guns, swords and two-thousand rounds of ammunition. Police say they found the weapons strapped on a 14 year old, a 15 year old and 18 year old Michael Lovett, the accused mastermind.
The plot has apparently been in works since January.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:46,"They had developed..."]

((VINCENT SARUBBI/COUNTY PROSECUTOR: THEY HAD DEVELOPED A PLAN AND THAT THEY HAD TAKEN STEPS TO PREPARE THEMSLEVES AND HAD IN FACT BEGUN TO INITIATE THIS PLAN.))
[SUPER=01- Vincent Sarubbi/County Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q="...initiate this plan."]
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Police won't say what the motive was, but they did find a list of intended victims, including three students. Schoolmates say Lovett kept a list of enemies going back to grade school.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=1:36,"Investigation revealed..."]

((CHRIS FERRARI/OAKLYN POLICE CHIEF: INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE MULTIPLE TARGETS, THEY WANTED TO CREATE WIDESPREAD HYSTERIA AND INJURY.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Ferrari/Oaklyn Police Chief]
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[OUT Q="...hysteria and injury."]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Lovett's father is apologizing for his son, but his uncle says Lovett couldn't have carried out the plan he's accused of making.

[Airfare-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-25 tc56:12]
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A low cost carrier may be one step closer to landing at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Almost two million dollars has been collected in pledges from businesses for the region's Campaign for Fair Airfares.

The effort is to attract Air Tran to Roanoke Regional Airport. By pledging, a business is promising to fly that carrier for 50-percent of their travel.
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[SOT 00:33:39]
[IN Q=you're just ]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; YOU'RE JUST SAYING I WILL AGREE TO BUY TICKETS FROM THIS AIRLINE IF THEY WILL COME AND THEY WILL AGREE TO SELL A TICKET AT A MUCH LOWER PRICE.))
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[OUT Q=LOWER PRICE]
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[VO-NAT]

Now that the money has been pledged a consultant will sit down with Air Tran and try and make a deal. It is not a guarantee that Air Tran will operate at Roanoke Regional. No word yet on how long talks will take.
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[Spam]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-20 tc1:03:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tired of junk email? Virginia's new anti-spam law meant to cut down on spam has been in effect for only a week, but it's already getting national attention.
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[VO-NAT]


Members of Congress will hear tomorrow from Attorney General Jerry Kilgore about the state's new statute.
It could serve as a model for a national ban of those annoying solicitations.
Most states that regulate email require only that spammers identify the nature of the message.
Virginia is the only state that makes illegal spamming punishable with a prison term.
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[SOT 23:40:55]
[IN Q=SINCE WE HAVE A TOUGH CRIMINAL]

((LISA HICKS-THOMAS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S COMPUTER CRIMES UNIT DIRECTOR: SINCE WE HAVE A TOUGH CRIMINAL PENALTY, GENERAL KILGORE THOUGHT A TOUGH CRIMINAL PENALTY WOULD ACT MORE AS A DETERRENT THAN LABELLING LAWS.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hicks-Thomas/Attorney General's Computer Crimes Dir.]
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[OUT Q=THAN LABELLING LAWS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Law enforcement officials say BILLIONS of spam messages are sent out every day.
And they say that number is likely to increase.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Could the Florida Gators be the next team to jump to the ACC?
Mike Stevens has more on that possibility in sports.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus find out why this pup spent three weeks inside a senior center... and no one even noticed.
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[Commercial]

[Dog-Rescue]


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


Construction workers were just doing their job.. but they didn't realize when they put a wood floor in-- a dog was trapped below.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grants Pass, OR]


It was three weeks ago that crews put the last nails in a floor for a senior center in Oregon.
Then this past weekend, a security guard spied the hound's eye through a crack and called for help.
Police cut a hole in the floor and lured the dog out with a water bowl. The hound is dehydrated and weak, but she's at a veterinary clinic and will soon head to a foster home.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Interstate-Pups]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT 23]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY]


New York State police are looking for someone who threw five American Eskimo pups and their mother out of moving car on Interstate 81 in Syracuse.
Two motorists travelling behind the car scrambled onto the busy highway to try and save the dogs.
One woman scooped up a puppy that landed on the side of the road. She said at first she thought it was a baby.
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[SOT 35]
[IN Q=]

(("NANCY"/RESCUED PUPPY; I WAS PETRIFIED. I CRIED I PULLED OVER I CALLED 911. I CALLED MY MOTHER IN LAW. I ENDED UP TAKING ONE LITTLE PUP HOME.))
[SUPER=01-"Nancy"/Rescued Puppy; ]
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[OUT Q=LITTLE PUP HOME.]
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[VO-NAT 13]


Two of the puppies did not survive.. but the mother and three other puppies did.
State police say if caught the suspects could face felony animal cruelty charges.
Meanwhile the woman who rescued one pup has named her Lucky.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


We'll crown a US open champ, check on some big league action, some NBA knuckleheads, and explore the latest name to surface as the possible 12th member in the ACC. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sedan, France; :00]

Stage number two of the Tour De France today and again it appears that some of these guys need training wheels. Another wreck, another bunch of banged up cyclists, but no serious injuries today. Today's 126 mile ride was won by Australian Baden Cooke. Lance Armstrong was 54th, and he is just 11 seconds out of the lead.
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[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-149 12921TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Let's begin tonight in the big league in New York where the Mets lost to the Braves 7-to-3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/TBS-Braves; :00]

The folks in the Big Apple often get a bum rap for being a little strange - but the good thing is that the kids of New York City are all normal. Tonight Chipper Jones was super Human for the second straight day. He hit two homers tonight to follow up the two homers he hit against the Mets yesterday.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/7/New York/3;]

He now has 28 multi-homer games in his career. The Braves win it 7-to-3.
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[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141 20423TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


In other the major league action yesterday afternoon the Yanks beat the Red Sox as Boston stayed four games behind the Bronx Bombers in the AL East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/YES-MLB; :00]

In the bottom of the first Pedro Martinez pegs Alfonso Soriano on the wrist with the pitch that almost bounces into his face. Pedro was just getting warmed up, or maybe he needed some more warm-up because he then hit Derek Jeter on the wrist. Neither played after being hit and went to the hospital for x-rays which were negative. Pedro would settle down and as would his counterpart Mike Mussina - who finished with 9 strikeouts.
[super=35-Boston/1/New York/2;]

But the game came down to an error. Todd Walker boots the routine grounder and Hideki Matsui scores in the bottom of the 9th to give New York the 2-to-1 win.
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[S-Corey]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-150 337TC]
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

In one other baseball note, Cubs centerfielder Corey Patterson will not only miss the all-star game, but the rest of the season. Patterson tore the ACL in his left knee and cartilege Sunday. Yesterday the Cubs placed him on the 15 day disabled list. Patterson has been enjoying a breakout season in his second full year in the majors. He's hitting .298 with 13 homers and 55 RBI in 83 games. He also has 16 stolen bases.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-143 15304TC]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF US OPEN]


The women's U.S. Open golf championship needed a special 18 hole playoff at the Pumpkin Ridge golf course in North Plains, Oregon to settle things today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-North Plains, OR/ESPN; :00]

The three way playoff between Angela Stanford, Kelly Robbins and Hilary Lunke came down for the final hole of the special playoff. Stanford had to make this long birdie putt to tie Lunke and even the match. And Angela will do just that as she drops in the putt from off the green. But Lunke stayed focused and came right in behind her and played the break and the withstood the pressure to drop in a birdie putt of her own on the 90th hole of the championship. The qualifier pocketed $540 thousand for the win.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-142 1:58:50]
[GRAPHIC=VT/ACC/MIAMI]


When Virginia Tech and Miami joined the ACC last week one of the questions asked immediately last Tuesday night was when would the league add its 12th member.
[GRAPHIC=SEC LOGO]

Tonight several folks in the sunshine state are floating the idea that the Florida Gators should be the 12th member to join the ACC. This is nothing but speculation, but leaving the SEC for the ACC would put the Gators in the same league with their Florida brethren, and put the Gators' hoop program in a much more competitive arena.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV; :00]


Before anyone can worry about that possibility Tech much deal with what is sure to be some heated exchanges on their final tour through the Big East.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Va. Tech Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....at least the fans"]
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The Tech women's basketball team will make a lateral jump considering Big East power UConn won the national championship this past season. Bonnie Henrickson's players are perhaps more prepared for the move than any other Tech program accept football.
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While prosecutors in the Kobe Bryant case wait to see if they will bring charges against the perennial all-star -

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The Orlando Magic's Darrell Armstrong has been arrested outside of an Orlando nightclub early this morning. Armstrong is accused of fighting with a female police officer outside of the nightclub. The officer Theresa Joyce, says she sprained her thumb as a result of the scuffle with Armstrong. Armstrong was released on a $1000 bond with a torn shirt.
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Also, Damon Stoudamire, of the Portland Trailblazers was arrested over the fourth of July weekend and charged with Marijuana possession. He tried to board a plane in Tuscon while allegedly trying to go through the metal detector with over an ounce of pot wrapped in aluminum foil. The team has suspended him and fined him $250 thousand dollars. (------------)