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Coming up on News 7- Investigators say self- defense may be behind a fatal shooting.
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A group from Africa hits all the right notes in Roanoke tonight. The nation's first aircraft carrier named after a living president is commissioned in Norfolk. Plus, how body art could keep you out of the Marines.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]

Family and friends remember a Henry County girl who would have turned ten years old today.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Short-Investigation]


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Investigators are still searching for the person or persons who killed three members of a Henry County family. Nine year old Jennifer Short and her parents were killed nearly one year ago. Today-- Jennifer would have celebrated her tenth birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
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Captain Kimmie Nester with the Henry County sheriff's office says at least eight investigators from both Henry and Rockingham counties continue working on the case full time. They also receive occasional assistance from state police and the F-B-I. He says physical evidence from the case has been overwhelming for the Roanoke crime lab. It could be a year or more before they get results from all tests.
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[Take Henry Co. Sheriff FS] There's still a reward of more than 42 thousand dollars. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
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[Halifax-Murder]


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A fatal- shooting last night in Halifax County may have been an act of self- defense. Investigators say 54- year old Ricky Shelton Morris died after being shot in the head by his son.
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[Take Halifax Map FS] The shooting happened at a home in the Alton section of Halifax county around 10- thirty last night. Authorities say Morris was shot by his son, Paul, during an apparent domestic dispute.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Witnesses told investigators the elder Morris had been drinking and abusive when he raised a weapon and was shot by his son.

[Vinton-Fire]


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A faulty air conditioner may have led to a destructive fire in Vinton just before dawn.
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Officials say the family of three that lived in this mobile home on Tinker Avenue lost everything when the home caught fire around five thirty. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause but suspect an electrical short in a window air conditioning unit may be to blame. No one was injured.
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The Army Reserve isn't making any promises, but it's suggesting some local reservists may be coming home soon.
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245 reservists from Southwest and Eastern Virginia were called to Fort Eustis in December. Army officials say they don't want to give false hope, but homecomings for some families could be just weeks away.
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((DON CALDWELL: THERE IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT WE WILL SEE MEMBERS OF THE 2174TH SENT HOME ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS BEGINNING IN AUGUST. CLEARLY THERE'S A PUSH BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARMY TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOBILIZED RESERVIST. HOWEVER, THE MISSION IS GOING TO DICTATE WHO, IF ANYBODY, CAN COME HOME.))
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[VO-NAT]

Caldwell says those who have conflicts with their jobs, family problems or college students will be among the first to leave. Congressman Virgil Goode presented "Blue Star Banner flags" to the families of those who are mobilized.
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[Guard-Plane]


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One group of soldiers already heading home had a bumpy ride, and had to make an emergency landing in Virginia Beach.
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The West Virginia Air National Guard plane landed at Oceana Naval Station after hitting turbulence about 60- miles south of the base. Officials say about 20- service-members on board were injured. None of the injuries were life- threatening. The crew was headed home after a four-month stay in Puerto Rico as part of the war against terrorism.
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[Claudette]


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The waters along the Texas coast were busy today, even as Tropical Storm Claudette approached.
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Gulf coast skies were sunny today and temperatures reached the upper 90's, so the beaches were busy. But with Claudette still heading for the Texas coast, oil companies have already evacuated crews from oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. No mainland evacuations have been ordered yet.
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[Toss-2-Brent] Teresa tosses to Brent in Weather Center

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[Ronald-Reagan]


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The U-S-S Ronald Reagan was officially commissioned today in Norfolk.
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It is the first aircraft carrier to be named after a living president. Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at the ceremony, saying today's Navy is a monument to the former president's vision of the military. Former first lady, Nancy Reagan gave the traditional first order.
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((I ONLY HAVE ONE LINE. MAN THE SHIP AND BRING HER ALIVE. AYE AYE MA'AM.))
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With that, thousands of sailors took their positions on board. The Ronald Reagan is the ninth Nimitz Class aircraft carrier and will be based in San Diego as a part of the Pacific Fleet. Nimitz class carriers are the largest warships in the world and can go twenty years before refueling.
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[Bush]


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President Bush says the U-S will be active in ending further bloodshed in Liberia, but he's not promising to send troops in.
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The president, who left Nigeria today for home, just wrapped up a week long tour of Africa. Bush has visited five countries in five days, ending in Africa's most populous nation. One the final day of his Africa trip, the president pledged to keep terrorists from using the continent as a base for threatening the world.
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As the president returns from Africa, a group of musicians from Ghana is already here in Virginia. As Intern Reporter Chris Damico tells us, the Kusun (coo-SOON) Ensemble has several reasons to bring their music and mission to the U.S.
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Nii Tetty Tetteh grew up in Jamestown, Ghana, a port off the coast of West Africa. From the time he was just a little kid, Tetteh loved music.
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((NII TETTY TETTEH/KUSUN ENSEMBLE: MY GRANDMOTHER IS VODOO AND THEY DO THIS, THEY LOVE MUSIC AND DANCING.))
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Growing up in Africa, music was always around.
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((NII TETTY TETTEH/KUSUN ENSEMBLE: MUSIC IS OUR SECOND NATURE. YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT YOU KNOW.))
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So six years ago, Tetty decided to form a band called the Kusun Ensemble. He wanted the music to show how his people lived.
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((NII TETTY TETTEH/KUSUN ENSEMBLE: THE WHOLE IDEA IS TO PUT THIS INSTRUMENT THAT YOU SEE ON STAGE TOGETHER TO PRESERVE THOSE INSTRUMENTS BECAUSE WESTERN INFLUENCE IS KILLING THE TRADITION OF MUSIC AND DANCE IN WEST AFRICA.))
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((Chris Damico/Reporting: THROUGH THEIR MUSIC AND DANCING THE KUSUN TEACH THEIR TRADITIONS IN AFRICA AS WELL AS SPREAD THEIR MESSAGE TO THE WESTERN WORLD.))
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But there's another important purpose. Tetty wants his people to know their native music, but he does not have the money to set up drumming schools in Africa. He is hoping that by continuing to play in the states, his group will make more money.
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((NII TETTY TETTEH/KUSUN ENSEMBLE:ONE THING THAT IS PUSHING US DOWN IS THE MONEY. SO AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN PAY US TO PERFORM AND WE CAN MAKE SOME MONEY.))
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Meanwhile, Tetteh and Kusun Ensemble are here in the states for awhile longer. They have recieved a new visa and will be performing the next 6 to 8 months, including the Floyd Fest next month.
Chris Damico, News 7, Roanoke.))







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These Jefferson descendents never met at Monticello -- until now. The details are just ahead.
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Then our Virginia history tour moves on to Bedford, which hopes looking to its proud past will help the city's future.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Avs look for some home cookin' against Potomac. Jon Wood tries to make it two truck wins in a row, and Bobby Hamilton, Junior smokes the Busch field in Chicago. Plus, we'll hit the hardwood in Vinton, and the links with the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship in just a few.))

[Jefferson-Reunion]


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For the first time ever, descendants of one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves are holding their family reunion at Monticello. They have never been allowed to attend the Jefferson reunion because many people never believed they were descendants of Jefferson.
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More than 170 family members of Sally Hemmings are getting together this weekend at Jefferson's famous home. In 1998, D-N-A testing indicated that Thomas Jefferson or a relative was the father of some of Hemming's children
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((CONNIE RICHARDSON, DESCENDANT-WHENEVER THE TOPIC OF THOMAS JEFFERSON ARISES THERE'S ALWAYS OPINIONS AND VERY STRONG ONES, I DON'T THINK THE CONTROVERSY WILL EVER DIE. PEOPLE WILL KEEP THEIR OPINIONS THAT HOLD THEM STRONGLY AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PROOF IS PUT BEFORE THEM, THEY WILL MAINTAIN WHAT THEY BELIEVE))
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Tomorrow, the family has planned a sunrise service at Monticello's slave burial ground.
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[Living-Liberty]


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Bedford is also going back in time this weekend .. to an era when the city had both a different look and a different name. As Jennifer Wishon reports, it remembers some of the triumph and tragedy in Bedford's long and proud history.
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((((5 seconds Nats of Mandolin)) Home Sweet Home is an appropriate tune for the city of Bedford. It's a place that's been just that for thousands of residents over hundreds of years. [COVER BITE]
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((THE SUN IS SHINING NICELY, THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY AND LIBERTY IS A BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY.))
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In the 1860's if you'd asked directions to Bedford you wouldn't have gotten far. Back then it was known as Liberty.
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((AL STONE: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT LIBERTY AND BEDFORD HAVE HAD MORE PEOPLE DIE IN BATTLE PERCENTAGE WISE THAN ANY OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTY.))
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Today, Bedford Main Street Incorporated is focused on restoring and revitalizing the city. Their charge includes planning special events such as Living Liberty.
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On Saturday visitors to Bedford heard tales from accused Yankee spies at the cities restored Meeting House. There was a talk about slavery on an ante-bellum farm and visitors learned the trials of being a battlefield nurse with tools considered primitive by today's standards.
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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And in this small town turned city where the past and present converge, the people will continue to work towards preserving their Liberty. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Bedford.))

[Greenbrier-Airport]


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The Greenbrier Valley Airport may lose commercial air service for part of the year. Air Midwest currently provides daily service from the airport to Charlotte. But the airline says without help from the federal government it will stop flying its 19- seat passenger aircraft within 90- days. This would leave the airport without commercial air service between November and April. Air Midwest has applied for assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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A bounty hunter arrested in Mexico returns home. Still ahead, he's waiting for his 150 grand.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll tell you why tattoo removers are busier than ever. Here's a hint: tell it to the Marines.
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[Chapman]


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Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman has returned home to his family in Hawaii.
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Chapman helped capture convicted rapist and cosmetics heir Andrew Luster in Mexico. He could still face bail violations in Mexico, but says his lawyers are handling the situation, and in any event, he's glad he went through all the trouble.
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((DUANE CHAPMAN/BOUNTY HUNTER: BUT THE MAIN THING IS THAT ANDREW STUART LUSTER IS IN JAIL FOR 123 YEARS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA, MEXICO, WOMEN AND MEN ARE SAFE. ))
[OUT Q=women and men are safe.]
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And Chapman says along with that, he expects to receive 15 per cent, or 150-thousand dollars, of the one million dollar reward for Luster's capture. For now, he's just happy to spend some time with his family.
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[Tattoo-Removal]


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Recruiters have had an easy time signing up new troops in the last couple of years. The War on Terror and the war with Iraq took care of that. But the Marine Corps is running into a persistent problem: tattoos. Ken Malloy shows us how the wrong kind of tattoo can keep you out of the corps.
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(("We are proud to claim the title - United States Marine.."

THIS RECRUITING TAPE - WORKED SO WELL THAT 21-YEAR OLD JOSH SHACKELFORD DECIDED TO SIGN UP...
Josh Shackelford/WANTS TO JOIN MARINE CORPS "Everything was rolling fine.. everything going good until we got to this part and he went man....we could have had you..."
TATTOOS ON YOUR HANDS - NECK OR FACE AREN'T ALLOWED AND SO JOSH - LIKE HUNDREDS OF OTHERS IS GETTING HIS REMOVED...
"When the war started we had a lot of gun-ho young kids that wanted to sign up."
BUSINESS IS GOOD FOR THE DALLAS TATTOO REMOVAL CLINIC - WEARING PROTECTIVE GLASSES - MIKE WHITEHOUSE USES A LASER TO MAKE WOULD BE RECRUITS - FIT THE IMAGE OF A U.S. MARINE..
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BECAUSE TATTOOS ARE MORE POPULAR THESE DAYS THE MARINE CORPS AND OTHER BRANCHES OF THE SERVICE - HAVE IMPLEMENTED A NEW TATTOO-POLICY.
MIKE SEES PEOPLE LIKE JOSH ALL THE TIME - ONCE THE TATTOO IS GONE - THEY'RE OFF TO BOOT CAMP...
M.C. Whitehurst/DALLAS TATTOO REMOVAL CLINIC "We removed them about a month ago - he's already signed and gone to basic and tickled to death.."

BUT GETTING A TATTOO REMOVED LIKE JOSH'S CAN BE PAINFUL AND TIME CONSUMING....
"Anything worth obtaining is with a little pain - and that's the way they look at it..." " I'm dedicated.. I'm going to stick with it that's how bad I want to get in "
IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL TREATMENTS AND SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE JOSH CAN RETURN TO THE RECRUITERS OFFICE... BUT HE KNOWS WHAT HE'LL SAY WHEN HE WALKS IN THE DOOR....
"I'm going to say sign me up - I've gone through enough pain...let me in you know.." "we have a lot of patients who call us back and say thanks.."))
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That was Ken Malloy reporting.
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Coming up, the Avs play their first home game in nearly two weeks, Jon Wood goes after his second straight Truck Series win, and Lance Armstrong is still second overall at the Tour de France, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/2002 Season; :00]


The ACC is ready to put in its request to reduce the number of teams required to have a league title game in football. The ACC's proposal, which would reduce the minimum from twelve to ten, must be submitted by Tuesday. The NCAA's Management Council would not decide whether to approve the change until next spring. If approved it would go into effect in August of 2004.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche returned to Salem tonight to host the Potomac Cannons following a nine game road trip, the longest of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


The Avs began the night 2 and a half games out of first with a .500 record of 10 and 10 in the second half.
In the top of the third, the Cannons Jesse Gutierrez laces one just out of Ryan Stegall's reach at short. B-J Hawes scores to put Potomac on top 1-nothing.
To the Salem fourth. Todd Self gets all of this pitch as he cranks a bomb over the right field wall. The solo job, Self's 5th of the year evened things at 1-apiece.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/1/Salem/5/;]

Later, Steve Checksfield bloops a base knock to shallow left. Hector Gimmenez and Charlton Jimmerson cross the dish for a 3-1 lead and the Avs went on to win it 5 to 1.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Fox Sports; :00]


In the big leagues today, Sammy Sosa clubbed his 18th homer of the season against the Braves. Sosa is hitting .344 since returning from a seven game suspension for using a corked bat. The Cubs ended the Braves 8 game winning streak 7 to 3.
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/Fox Sports; :16]


Barry Bonds turned down an invite to participate in the All Star Homerun Derby next week, but he's holding a Derby of his own. Today Bonds ripped his 30th homer of the season. It came off Curt Schilling in an 8-1 win over Arizona, and allowed Bonds to join Jimmy Fox as the only players to hit 30 or more dingers in 12 consecutive seasons.
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[S-Trucks]


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Last week, Stuart's Jon Wood captured his first Nascar Craftsman Truck Series win. Tonight he went after his second straight from the pole in the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sparta, KY/SPEED; :00]


There were plenty of blown engines to go around for the Dodges. First, Chad Chaffin blows up trying to get to the pit lane. Then Brendan Gaughan goes up in smoke while leading the race.
Bobby Hamilton suffered a similar fate in his Dodge.
They weren't Ford Tough, but Roush driver Carl Edwards was. He held off Ted Musgrave, Dennis Setzer and his own teammate Wood, who finished fourth. Edwards picks up the first truck win of his career.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/NBC Sports; :00]


In today's Busch race in Chicago, Kerry Earnhardt took a rocky ride before getting t-boned by Ashton Lewis. Earnhardt was cut from his car and taken to a hospital for observation but was o-k.
It was a tough day for Joe Nemechek's operation as both David Reuttiman and Todd Bodine went out midway through the race with engine trouble.
There was no such trouble for Bobby Hamilton, Junior who dominated this afternoon, leading 186 of the 200 laps. Hamilton took the checkered flag for his second win of the season. Matt Kenseth was second, 4 and a half seconds behind.
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Stacy Compton finished 19th.

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Basketball season is still several months away, but this weekend at William Byrd, teams from all over the area are staying in the groove at the 4th annual Terriers team camp.
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[VO-NAT]
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Eleven varsity and seven junior varsity squads are on hand in Vinton, including representatives from the Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Seminole Districts.
For many, the camp is the last opportunity to hoop it up before practice starts in November.
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The Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship is down to just four players. Tech golfer Scott Wise of Vinton will take on Cam Young in one semifinal tomorrow while David Tolley will square off with Jack Allara in the other. The championship match will go off around two o'clock on Sunday.
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The event has been around for 68 years but the tournament committee decided this past winter to rotate the event yearly instead of the longtime daily tourney migration from Blue Hills to Countryside to Ole Monterey.
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Next year, the Match Play championship will move to Botetourt and new wrinkles should continue to make this longtime valley event even better.
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Lance Armstrong is still second overall in the Tour de France after today's 7th stage.
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Armstrong finished 15th in today's mountain climb, over four minutes behind stage winner and overall leader Richard Virenque of France. Armstrong trails Virenque by two minutes and 37 seconds in the overall standings. Today's stage was the longest of the Tour at 143 miles.
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By the time we're adults, most of the things that fascinated us as children have long ago been put away, or thrown away.
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But Bev Fitzpatrick has managed to balance a full schedule of public and private interests while continuing to pursue the passion that consumed him as a kid.
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((BEFORE I CAME TO FERRUM IN ITS JUNIOR COLLEGE DAYS, I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE A TRUCK DRIVER.))
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The secret life of Ferrum Vice President and Roanoke City councilman Bev Fitzpatrick...
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS] coming up on this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8:00 a.m.
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