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Coming up on News 7-
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Is Roanoke breaking a 60 year old promise about Victory Stadium?
Summer SOL study programs are showing success.
Tropical Storm Claudette hits Mexico and may now have her eye on the Texas coast.
Plus you could call this heads-up advertising.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.
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A group that's trying to save Victory Stadium claims the city of Roanoke has broken an old promise.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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It all centers around an agreement the City made with Norfolk and Western about the property 62 years ago.
Marya Jones has more.
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[IN Q=Back in 1941]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision; :27]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :55]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:09]
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(( Back in 1941, Norfolk and Western gave this land to Roanoke under an agreement.
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[SOT 18:30:16]

(( IT REALLY NEEDS TO BE LIVED UP TO NOW.)) [RUNS:03]
An agreement Brian Wishneff and some Victory Stadium preservationists say the city isn't following.
The deed, signed by Roanoke officials AND Norfolk and Western, says the land can only be used for "stadium, armory, park and recreational purposes" ... and that the city has to maintain it.
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[sot 18:29:03]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: CLEAR TO US THAT IT HASN'T BEEN MAINTAINED PHYSICALLY LIKE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. AND THEN IN TERMS OF FUTURE USE. OBVIOUSLY YOU WOULDN'T BE BUILDING A NEW STADIUM IF YOUR INTENT WAS TO MAINTAIN IT. )) [RUNS:15]
A new stadium and amphitheater near the Roanoke Civic Center are moving forward.
But no decision has been made on the fate of Victory Stadium.
And city manager Darlene Burcham says Roanoke has stuck to the 1941 agreement.
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[SOT 18:38:57]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: IT WOULD BE THE WRITERS OF THE COVENANTS WHO WOULD HAVE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE CITY'S IN VIOLATION AND WE DON'T BELIEVE WE ARE AND WE CERTAINLY HAVEN'T BEEN TOLD WE ARE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM BY NORFOLK SOUTHERN. )) [RUNS:11]
Norfolk Southern says the city hasn't approached it about other uses for the stadium property ... but that it's open to discussion.
Marya Jones, News-7, Roanoke.))

[Iraq-Uranium]


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If people want to blame someone for President Bush's faulty claim about an Iraqi nuclear deal, the CIA director says blame him.
George Tenet says the C-I-A should have never let the President repeat a British claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.
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President Bush said today it was the CIA that signed off on him using that information in his state of the union address.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH I GAVE A SPEECH TO THE NATION THAT WAS CLEARED BY THE INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, AND IT WAS A SPEECH THAT DETAILED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE DANGERS POSED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE DANGERS POSED BY THE SADDAM HUSSEIN REGIME.))
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[OUT Q=Saddam Hussein regime.]
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[VO-NAT]


The White House admits the information was wrong based on faulty British intelligence.
But earlier this week a retired U-S intelligence insider said the CIA did raise objections over wording in the speech and warned the president's national security team that the information wasn't good enough to go with.
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((GREG THIELMANN/FORMER U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL: SOME OF THE FAULT LIES WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, BUT MOST OF IT LIES WITH THE WAY SENIOR OFFICIALS MISUSED THE INFORMATION THEY WERE PROVIDED.))
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[SUPER=01-Greg Thielmann/Former U. S. Intelligence Official;]
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[Vo-nat]
Now democrats are calling for a full investigation.
Republicans say its nothing more than a media driven tactic.
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[Shallenberger]


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The second of two gunmen in a Pittsylvania County murder for hire scheme will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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[SUPER=03-Chatham]


22-year-old Matthew Jesse Shallenberger pleaded guilty to helping gun down C.J. and Julian Lewis last October.
Julian Lewis' wife hired Shallenberger and Rodney Fuller to kill the men so she could collect the insurance money.

Because Fuller cut a deal to get life in prison, a judge today said he couldn't give Shallenberger the death penalty.
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[SOT 14:28:43//14:24:10]
[IN Q=If you could]

((DAVID GRIMES/PROSECUTOR: IF YOU COULD MEASURE A LESSER DEGREE OF EVIL AMONG THE THREE OF THEM, OUR MEASUREMENT WAS THAT BY SOME DEGREE THAT WAS FULLER. IF I HAD THE CASE TO TRY AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THAT WITHOUT RODNEY FULLER'S TESTIMONY WE WOULD NOT EVER HAVE HAD GUILTY PLEAS.)) ((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IF YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE ONE SHOOTER LIFE IN PRISON, AND IF THAT SHOOTER BEARS THE SAME CULPABILITY AS MR. SHALLENBERGER, WHICH IN OUR VIEW HE DOES, THEN IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR BOTH SHOOTERS TO GET THE SAME SENTENCE.))
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Prosecutor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Defense Attorney; :16]
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[OUT Q=get the same sentence.]
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Teresa Lewis also pleaded guilty, but DID receive the death penalty for orchestrating the crime.
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[Shooting-Study]


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In a dangerous situation, people are more likely to shoot unarmed blacks than whites-- that's according to a recent study by the University of Washington.
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In the study, whites were wrongly shot 26 percent of the time-- blacks 35 percent.
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((ANTHONY GREENWALD/AUTHOR OF STUDY-THE MAIN STEREOTYPE OPERATING IN THIS EXPERIMENT CAN BE THOUGHT OF VERY SIMPLY AS AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BLACK AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WITH THE IDEA OF DANGER, VIOLENCE, OR WEAPONS))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Greenwald/Author of Study]
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[OUT Q=OR WEAPONS]
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No police officers took part in the study, buy those who did take part were told to play the role of a police officer.
Researchers say the fact higher numbers of blacks were shot suggests race may influence the decision to use deadly force.
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((CHRIS DUNN/NEW YORK CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION-THERE IS AN ASSUMPTION THAT IS OPERATING IN POLICE DEPARTMENT CULTURE, EXPRESSED OR OTHERWISE, THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE DANGEROUS AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY))
[SUPER=01-Chris Dunn/New York Civil Liberties Union]
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Since no police were involved, the study does show that they are not alone when it comes to the influence and potential danger of racial stereotypes.
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[Tuskegee-Airmen]


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The first black military airmen were honored today.
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[SUPER=03-Dayton, OH]

The Tuskegee Airmen gathered in Dayton, Ohio to be honored for their role in history AND World War Two. They flew in combat for a military that kept them segregated. Beverly Dunjill is the youngest living member.
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((BEVERLY DUNJILL/TUSKEGEE AIRMAN-IN ESSENCE THEY SAID WE COULDN'T FLY OR DIDN'T HAVE THE MENTALITY TO FLY THE NEW TECHNOLOGY OF TODAY'S AIRCRAFT. BUT I WAS FLYING TWO YEARS BEFORE I WENT INTO THE SERVICE. I WAS FLYING WHILE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. THEN THEY TELL ME I WASN'T SMART ENOUGH TO FLY. THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE. ))
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The program was created in 19-41 in Alabama at the Tuskegee Institute, the famous school founded by Booker T. Washington. 992 pilots were a part of the program. 450 were sent to war. 150 lost their lives.
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[Nancy-Reagan]


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The Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier will be officially commissioned tomorrow in Norfolk.
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The U-S-S Ronald Reagan is the ninth Nimitz class aircraft carrier. Today, Nancy Reagan, the former president's wife, toured the ship at Norfolk Naval Station. Vice President Dick Cheney will deliver the keynote speech tomorrow with Mrs. Reagan serving as sponsor.
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((CHIEF MICHAEL MAPPEN/SAFETY OFFICER-THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THAT THEY WERE NAMING A SHIP AFTER THE PRESIDENT I SAID I WANT TO BE ON THAT SHIP. I CALLED MY DETAILER WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO REDO MY ORDERS AND HE SET ME UP. ))
[SUPER=01-Chief Michael Mappen/Safety Officer]
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With a crew of more than 55-hundred, the Ronald Reagan will be based in San Diego as a member of the U-S Pacific Fleet. Nimitz class carriers are the largest warships in the world.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some scientists say it was the smoking gun.
But the Columbia Accident investigators say they're not ready to make that call.
More on their upcoming report next.
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[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
Plus why some pro-troop rallies in Lynchburg are a little quieter.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Tony tames Chicago, while Jason stuffs his wallet and stays in Jersey. Plus, these baseball players are under the gun, and the clock at the Commonwealth Games. We'll hit the diamond in the big leagues and the appy league as well, coming up in sports.))

[Shuttle]


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Testing done this week showed what appeared to explain the cause of the Shuttle Columbia disaster, but investigators say not so fast.
As Jennifer Donelan reports, they're not ready yet to place the blame.
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[Super=01-Jennifer Donelan/Reporting; 1:07]
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((WHEN SCIENTISTS SHOT A PIECE OF FOAM INTO A MOCK SHUTTLE WING IT APPEARED TO EXPLAIN THE COLUMBIA DISASTER. BUT FRIDAY, ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS STILL WEREN'T READY TO SAY CASE CLOSED. ADM. HAROLD GEHMAN (RET.)/COLUMBIA INVESTIGATION BOARD CHAIRMAN For us to create a piece of damage which was so close to the predicted piece we find to be compelling. COMPELLING BUT NOT YET CONVINCING. 5 MONTHS AFTER AMERICANS WATCHED THE COLUMBIA SHUTTLE DISINTEGRATE ON THEIR TELEVISION SETS ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS STILL HAVEN'T REACHED A FINAL CONCLUSION A FINAL ANSWER AS TO WHY SEVEN ASTRONAUTS LOST THEIR LIVES. LATE NEXT MONTH, INVESTIGATORS SHOULD BE SET TO HAND OVER THEIR FINAL REPORT TO CONGRESS. IT WILL INCLUDE THE SO-CALLED 'SMOKING GUN' TEST....ALONG WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW NASA CAN MAKE SHUTTLE FLIGHT SAFE AGAIN. GEHMAN: NASA has to cut down on the debris that comes off, they have to toughen the orbiter, they have to be able to inspect and repair the orbiter and they also gotta give the crew a better chance to survive. ALL PART OF A PLAN TO ENSURE THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL OF THE SPACE PROGRAM ITSELF - AND TO OFFER A FINAL EXPLANATION FOR SEVEN LIVES LOST IN ONE OF THE WORST SHUTTLE DISASTERS IN NASA HISTORY. JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS.))

[Lynchburg-Rally]


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A Lynchburg rally to support American troops will continue with or without audible encouragement from drivers.
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((NAT BEEPING))
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Steve Bozeman and military vets gather downtown for one hour a week to exhibit pride in the nation's military. During this, their 85th week, they changed the wording on their sign. Drivers once urged to honk are now warned that doing so breaks Virginia law. But Bozeman doesn't mind.
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[IN Q=It still gets my message across...]

((STEVE BOZEMAN/DEMONSTRATOR: IT STILL GETS MY MESSAGE ACROSS, OUR MESSAGE ACROSS THAT WE STILL WANT SUPPORT FOR TROOPS TO BE WELL-KNOWN DOWN HERE IN LYNCHBURG. REPORTER: SO, DOES THAT SIGN COVER YOU FROM ANY KIND OF LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY? BOZEMAN: ABSOLUTELY.))
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[OUT Q=any kind of legal responsibility? Absolutely.]
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A lawyer who works nearby called attention to the ordinance. Lynchburg Police Chief Charles Bennett agrees the practice is illegal but says ticketing every person who honks unlawfully would not be the best use of the department's resources.
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[Project-Graduation]


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Some Virginia students are using their summer to pass the SOL exams.
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[SUPER=03-Lawrenceville;]

Targeted teaching in reading, writing and algebra is proving successful for students who need to pass tests for graduation. Summer academies are part of an educational model Governor Warner is proposing we use all around the state. Two-thirds of students have passed their tests thanks to the program.
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[IN Q=this isn't just about students]

((JO LYNNE DEMARY/SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION; THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT SUDENTS PASSING TESTS ... COMPLETE THEIR EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Jo Lynne DeMary/Superintendent of Public Instruction;]
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[OUT Q=complete their education.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There is no limit on how many times a student can retake a test to graduate.

[Alleghany-Water]


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Residents of one Alleghany County community say they're relieved that their water woes may be coming to an end.
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[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

About 170 customers of the Valley Ridge Water Company have had a boil water notice on their tap water for the last three weeks. Now, the county is stepping in, drawing water from a little-used well nearby. County officials say they are glad to have negotiated an agreement with the owner of the waterworks, Doodlebug Dressler.
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((TAMMY STEPHENSON/ALLEGHANY CO. ADMINISTRATOR; IT'S BEEN A VERY INTERESTING PROCESS. MR. DRESSLER IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND HE IS THE OWNER OF THE VALLEY RIDGE WATER COMPANY, SO IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR HIM, IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT FOR THE STAFF, BUT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK THROUGH THOSE ISSUES.))
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[OUTQ=through those issues.]
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The fix is only a short term one, though. In 60 days the county will reasses the agreement. After that, the county may decide to dig another well, build a water line from Clifton Forge, or buy the spring and make the neccessary improvements.
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[Lewis-Clark]


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Next year is the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
But this year is your only chance to get close to hundreds of artifacts the explorers used and discovered.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


300- items from the famed Lewis and Clark journey are on display at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.
They include journal entries, plant samples the two Virginians' found along the way and Lewis' famous air rifle.
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[IN Q=IT WAS NOT FIRED WITH GUN]

((JIM KELLEY/VA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IT WAS NOT FIRED WITH GUN POWDER, BUT THROUGH COMPRESSED AIR THAT YOU GOT BY PUMPING IT UP, SORT OF LIKE PUMPING A BICYCLE TIRE. AND IT COULD FIRE WITHOUT MAKING ANY NOISE AND WITHOUT THE USE OF GUNPOWDER SO THE INDIANS THOUGHT IT WAS MAGIC. THAT'S IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Kelley/VA Historical Society]
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[OUT Q=IN THE EXHIBITION HERE.]
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[VO-NAT]


It is the only Lewis and Clark exhibition to visit Virginia.
It runs through the end of the year.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, Robin has the weekend forecast...
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[VO-NAT]

and the latest on Tropical Storm Claudette, as she glances off Mexico and into the Gulf.
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[Commercial]

[Farming-Weather]


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Are you drenched yet from all the rain?
Farmers in the area are but many remain upbeat about this season's crops.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Raymond Walter and his family are a familiar presence on the city market, but the weather stopped many of their customers from buying plants.
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[SOT 17:13:07-17:13:11]
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((RAYMOND WALTER/WALTER'S GREENHOUSE : WE GONNA BE OK. YOU JUST GOT TO TAKE THE DOWN YEARS WITH THE UP YEARS. ))
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[VO NAT]
Walter's Greenhouse is showing its appreciation to loyal customers by marking down its plants this weekend.
Like Walter many farmers in the area suffered financially from the wet weather and look forward to a more moderate mother nature next harvest.
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[Claudette]


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Plenty of rain to the south, as Tropical Storm Claudette is moving across the Gulf of Mexico.
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[Vo-Nat]
[Super=03-Cancun, Mexico;]


The tropical storm brushed the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico earlier today- bringing quite a bit of rain.


The storm left streets flooded.
The storm may be breaking up. It is also possible it could build strength over the warm Gulf waters and reach Category one hurricane level.
[SUPER=03-Harlingen, TX;]


In Texas many people are not taking any chances-
People are loading up on plywood and essentials just in case.
The American Red Cross says many of the counties are on a level three alert.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up, Stewart smokes the field in Chicago, Steve Mason checks in on the Commonwealth Games baseballers, and Appy League baseball highlights from Martinsville, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Jason Kidd has decided to stay in New Jersey and here's why. The Nets have signed Kidd to a new 6 year, 99 million dollar deal. Kidd has made 6 All Star appearances and led the Nets to the NBA Finals in each of the last two years.


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[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup Series is in the Windy City this weekend, and today in qualifying for the Tropicana 400, Tony Stewart simply blew the doors off of everybody for a new track record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/SPEED; :00]


Stewart toured the mile and a half cookie cutter at a speed of 184.78 miles per hour to claim his first pole of the season and the 7th of his career. Jeff Gordon will start on the outside of row one. Here's a look at the starting grid for Sunday's race.
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[go to qualifying boards]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Jimmie Johnson//7. Greg Biffle//8. Elliott Sadler//9. Dave Blaney//10. Jamie McMurray//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Kevin Harvick//12. Michael Waltrip//13. Mark Martin//14. Ryan Newman//15. Jeff Green//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Joe Nemechek//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Sterling Marlin//20. Johnny Sauter//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Jimmy Spencer//22. Rusty Wallace//23. Steve Park//24. Matt Kenseth//25. Derrike Cope//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Kyle Petty/Prov/42. Christian Fittipaldi/Prov/43. Ken Schrader/Prov/;]
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[S-Appy]


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The Appalachian League Season is nearing the halfway point, and the Danville Braves are in the North Division driver's seat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/D-Braves vs. M-Astros; :00]


Tonight, the D-Braves made the short trip to Martinsville to battle the Astros.
We pick it up in the bottom of the third when Martinsville's Kevin Vital smokes a two run homer, his second of the season and the Stros led it 5 to 1.
Danville tried to hang in as Matt Esquivel cranks a dinger of his own. The solo bomb got out of the yard over the 400 foot sign in center, cutting the deficit to 5-2.
[SUPER=34-Danville/3/Martinsville/7/;]

But in the 8th, Martinsville got some more insurance in the form of this RBI single off the bat of Ervin Alcantara. Martinsville went on to win it 7 to 3.
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[S-MLB]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Turner South; :00]


In the big leagues, Vinny Castilla homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs for the Braves who won their 8th straight game by beating the Cubs 9 to 5. The only bad news for Atlanta was the fact that Marcus Giles suffered a concussion thanks to this collision with Cubs pitcher Mark Prior. Prior was ruled out for interfering, but was o-k. Giles is listed as day to day, but should be able to play in Tuesday's All Star Game.
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[S-Games]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-138 1:55:59]
[GRAPHIC=Commonwealth games logo]


The Commonwealth Games won't officially get underway until next weekend, but today the baseball competition got the party started with 64 of the state's best high school players. Steve Mason files this scouting report from Salem.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Myrick/San Francisco Giants Scout; :20]
[SUPER=01-Wally Beagle/Games Baseball Tourn. Director; :32]
[SUPER=01-Kreg Savoie/Cave Spring Pitcher & West Team; :58]
[SUPER=01-Austin Davis/Cave Spring Catcher & West Team; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Joe Durham/William Byrd Outfielder & West Team; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Bobby West/Blacksburg Shortstop & West Team; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Darren Hodges/Ferrum Assistant Coach; 1:45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:52]
[RUNS=2:06]
[OUT Q=..News 7 sports"]
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[S-Match]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-144 1:43:40]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


The 68th annual Roanoke Valley Match Play golf tournament teed off at Blue Hills today boasting a quality field of 88 golfers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The event is spread out over a three day period and it is jammed packed with former champions. 14 former winners are competing. Included in that bunch, two time winners Bobby Penn and David Tolley. The match play format provides an exciting change of pace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Scott Wise/Former Champion & Va. Tech Golfer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Penn/Two Time Former Champion; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=......normally would"]
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-149 TC13316]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]


With the Alps looming this weekend, Lance Armstrong is still second overall in the Tour de France.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lyon, France/OLN; :00]


Armstrong finished 39th in stage number 6 today, saving his energy for the grueling mountains. Italy's Allesandro Pettachi won the stage in just over five hours, 8 minutes. Saturday's 140 mile climb is the longest stage of the tour.
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[Monitor-Ads]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They could bring new meaning to the term half-time show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan]

They're called "Monitor Men" and on their heads are 13 inch liquid crystal display screens-- the back pack carries the batteries. These mobile ads stroll anywhere people gather. Five of the Monitor Men outfits have been created for a beverage company at a total cost of more than 40-thousand dollars. The Monitor Men will be sent to stadiums in July and August to show beverage commercials during half-time. (------------)