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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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Coming up on News 7- Police say speed and failure to wear a seat belt contribute to a fatal crash in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]

A motorist is beaten after striking and killing a three year old child in Florida. We'll look at why some say the Salem fair is one of the best in years.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, Brent with the stormy forecast. News 7 is next.



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[VO-NAT]

The oceans may look calm now, but residents along the Gulf coast are bracing for a Texas sized-storm.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Claudette]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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People along the South Texas coast who had been keeping a careful eye on tropical storm Claudette are now under a hurricane watch. Meanwhile, residents of low-lying areas are being urged to leave. Stacy Case has more.
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[Roanoke-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jen]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

Police say excessive speed may have contributed to a fatal accident last night in southwest Roanoke. Authorities say 28- year old Jose Javier Martinez-Nolasco died at the scene after his car hit a telephone pole. A passenger in the car was also injured. Police say 18- year old Crystal Dawn Reed was taken to Roanoke Memorial where her nearly full term baby was later delivered. Reed is listed in fair condition-- the condition of her baby is NOT known. The accident happened on Main Street near Wasena Avenue just before 10 last night. Authorities say neither victim was wearing a safety belt.



[World-Changers]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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Some Roanoke neighborhoods are getting a face- lift this week thanks to some total strangers. Jennifer Wishon has more on a group of missionaries who are trying to *change the world* one city at a time.
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[IN Q=This is the day that]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allen Krueger/World Changers Coordinator; :14]
[SUPER=01-James Leftwich/Homeowner; 1:10 ]
[SUPER=01-David Childs/World Changers Program Coordinator; 1:32]
[SUPER=01-Lesley Broughton/World Changers Staff; 1:59]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 2:08]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke]

((((Music - This is the day that the Lord hath made.)) Members of Preston Oaks Baptist church sang praise Sunday morning upon the arrival of a national group with local aspirations.
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[SOT 1:20:08:21]
[IN Q=It's very exciting]

((ALLEN KRUEGER/COORDINATOR: IT'S VERY EXCITING BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY WHY DO YOU NEED TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO DO IT AND WE'VE SEEN THE NEED RIGHT HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
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[OUT Q=city of Roanoke]

The need is free labor. The solution is more than 400 members of World Changers.
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[IN Q=They will be putting]

((ALLEN KRUEGER/COORDINATOR: THEY WILL BE PUTTING ON NEW ROOFS ON HOUSES, PORCHES, WHEEL CHAIR RAMPS. RE-BUILDING DECKS, RAILINGS, VARIOUS DIFFERENT THINGS, PAINTING.))
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[OUT Q=different things, painting]

That's good news for James and Queen Ester Leftwich.
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[SOT 1:48:14:14]
[IN Q=Here it's deteriorated]

((JAMES LEFTWICH/HOMEOWNER: HERE IT'S DETERIORATED BECAUSE SEE IT'S SWAGGING AND PLUS WE NEED NEW STEPS.))
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[OUT Q=need new steps]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT] [Cover Bite]
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[IN Q=On the back]

((JAMES LEFTWICH/HOMEOWNER: ON THE BACK THEY'RE DOING A ROOF JOB. SEE WE GOT A LITTLE ROOM ON THE BACK AND THEY'RE DOING A ROOF JOB.))
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[OUT Q=a roof job]

The Leftwichs applied for World Changers to come repair their home six months ago. Now that the time has finally come they say it's like Christmas in July.
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[IN Q=It needed to be done]

((JAMES LEFTWICH/HOMEOWNER: IT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND LIKE I SAY, I'M RETIRED, AND IT TAKES QUITE A BIT SINCE MY WIFE HAS BEEN SICK AND I HAVE QUITE A FEW EXTENSIVE HOSPITAL BILLS BECAUSE SHE HAD CANCER.))
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[OUT Q=she had cancer]

The Leftwich's repairs are being made possible through a variety of organizations.
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[SOT 1:29:08:20]
[IN Q=The city of Roanoke]

((DAVID CHILDS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR: THE CITY OF ROANOKE HAS GIVEN BLUE RIDGE HOUSING AUTHORITY A GRANT AND THEY HAVE IN TURN QUALIFIED THE INDIVIDUALS AND THEY'RE PAYING FOR THE MATERIALS FOR ALL THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE ON THE JOB SITE.))
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[OUT Q=on the job]

The organization has just five days to improve 40 homes. But it's not the homeowners who are targeted during the process.
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[IN Q=The real person]

((DAVID CHILDS/PROGRAM COORDINATOR: THE REAL PERSON THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE HERE IS THESE PARTICIPANTS. IT JUST HAPPENS THAT EVERYBODY ELSE WINS TOO.))
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[OUT Q=else wins too]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[IN Q=A lot of times youth]

((LESLEY BROUGHTON/TEAM LEADER: A LOT OF TIMES YOUTH ARE MAYBE LOOKED DOWN UPON BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE. THIS GIVES THE YOUTH THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT THERE AND SHOW WHAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY DO.))
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[OUT Q=can actually do]

Youths in the program have proven that they WANT to participate in the program by paying a 235 dollar admission fee. James Leftwich says he's overwhelmed by their generosity.
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[IN Q=It makes me feel]

((JAMES LEFTWICH: IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. REAL GOOD. EXTRY EXTRY GOOD. ))
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[OUT Q=extry extry good]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Church-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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As the World Changers arrived in Roanoke, a local group returned from repairing homes in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

44- members of Cave Spring United Methodist Church spent the week in Summers County fixing up houses. During their down time, they also got to learn about the region's history.
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[SOT 1:13:54:15]
[IN Q=This happened to be the]

((MARY ELLEN GROSS/APPALACHIAN SERVICE PROJECT: THIS HAPPENED TO BE THE JOHN HENRY CULTURE WEEK AND FESTIVAL WHERE THEY WERE CELEBRATING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BIG BEN TUNNEL IN TULKA WEST VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Gross/Appalachian Service Project;]
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[OUT Q=Tulka West Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

The church has been participating in mission trips for 14 years. Gross says the group keeps going back because the experience is so rewarding.
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[SML-Fish]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
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A parasite is killing fish in Smith Mountain Lake, leaving dozens of dead fish floating near the dam. State fish and game officials say the parasite poses no risk to humans who eat the infected bass, but fishermen say they're not so sure. Authorities aren't sure where the parasite came from, but heavy infestations of the parasite are usually found when fish are crowded together.


[Blood-Shortage]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
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Blood donations have increased over the past week, but the Red Cross says it still isn't enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last week the American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal for blood donors, but many chairs remain empty. The Appalachian Region serves 43 counties and 37 hospitals and is not able to meet the needs of those hospitals. Instead, they're receiving 85- percent of what they normally need.
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[SOT 18:15:50]
[IN Q=We are looking at a]

((BOB LUTJEN/APPALACHIAN REGIONAL BLOOD SERVICES: WE ARE LOOKING AT A CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCE IN WHAT THE ACTUAL NEEDS ARE AND THE ACTUAL NEEDS TO SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL PATIENTS. THIS REGION NEEDS TO COLLECT ABOUT 300 PINTS EVERY DAY JUST TO MEET OUR REGULAR ROUTINE NEEDS FOR SURGERY, CANCER AND REGULAR HOSPITAL PATIENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/Appalachian Regional Blood Services;]
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[OUT Q=regular hospital patients]
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[VO-NAT]

The region is now down to a one- day- supply of most blood types. Lutjen (Lou-chin) says the summer is usually a slow time for donations because so many people vacation, but the need for blood has NOT decreased. Donations sites are open daily across the region.
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[take FS 4055] To find out where those locations are you can call the Red Cross at 1-800- GIVE- LIFE.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still to come on the newscast, the White House is trying to derail criticism of false evidence in selling the War on Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]

and a group with terrorist ties claims to be behind attacks on American troops in Iraq, since the war ended.
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[Sports preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later. Ryan rolls at Chicagoland. The Avs light up the Cannons in Salem, and David Tolley captures the Roanoke Valley Match Play title. Plus, Lance is back up frontm, and their may be trouble brewing for this Buckeye. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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The pressure keeps building for the Bush Administration. It remains under fire for controversial intelligence used to justify a war with Iraq. Tom Foty has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat: The President of the United States...]
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Tom Foty/Reporting; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=TOM FOTY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

(((nat: The President of the United States)
THE POLITICAL STORM SURROUNDING THE PRESIDENTS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS RAGED ON IN WASHINGTON AS THE PRESIDENTS STAFF AND PROMINENT DEMOCRATS HIT THE TALK SHOW CIRCUIT.

(SOT: Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor)

10:32:11 Face ``The notion that the President of the United States took the country to war because he was concerned with one sentence about whether Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Africa is clearly ludicrous.
THE INFORMATION FOR THAT ONE SENTENCE CAME FROM BRITISH INTELLIGENCE. BUT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CONDOLEEZZA RICE SAYS THE BRITISH STILL STAND BY THE INTELLIGENCE. AND SHE DEFENDS PRESIDENT BUSH AGAINST ACCUSATIONS THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION WANTED TO SCARE AMERICANS INTO SUPPORTING A WAR AGAINST IRAQ.

(SOT: Rice)

10:37:08 We have a very high standard for the president's speeches.
BUT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR BOB GRAHAM SAYS IT STRETCHES BELIEF THAT NO ONE IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATON KNEW THE BRITISH TERROR TIP MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONG.

(SOT: Sen. Bob Graham, D-Florida)

09:41:05 (Meet) I think there was a selective use of intelligence --that is, that information which was consistent with the administration's policy was given front-row seat.
THE MAN TAKING SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS IS C-I-A DIRECTOR, GEORGE TENET. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION INSISTS TENET SHOULD HAVE DELETED THE NUCLEAR ALLEGATION FROM BUSHS SPEECH. BUT THE ADMINISTRATION IS QUICK TO FORGIVE, SAYING IT WAS ONLY ONE SENTENCE AND TENET CONTINUES TO SERVE THE NATION WELL. TOM FOTY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Iraq-Latest]


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More attacks against troops in Iraq as members of the Bush administration were trying to deflect the building political pressure. Today, the Army launched a new offensive with a series of raids on pro-Saddam holdouts. Soldiers killed four suspected insurgents and arrested more than 50 people during the raids.
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[VO-NAT]

[SUPER-04-Thursday] A group claiming to be an Iraqi branch of Al-Quaida is taking responsibility for recent attacks on U-S forces. In a tape played by an Arab T-V station, an unnamed cleric warns Americans to leave Iraq--and said Saddam Hussein has nothing to do with the resistance. With violence all around, the new Iraqi Governing Council held its first session today.
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[IN Q=THE GOVERNING ]

((THE GOVERNING COUNICL DECIDED IN IT'S OPENING SESSION THE CANCELLATION OF ALL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS LINKED TO THE OLD DICTATORIAL REGIME AND THE DISSOLVED BA'ATH PARTY.))
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[VO-NAT]

The council also declared April the Ninth as the Iraqi national holiday-- that is the day Saddam's regime fell.
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[WV-Guard]


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[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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34- members of the West Virginia Air National Guard are back home today...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/Yesterday; ]

after they had to make an emergency landing in Virginia Beach yesterday. Four of the guard members are still recovering from injuries at the Portsmouth Naval Facility and could be released as soon as tomorrow. One of the airmen is at Norfolk General Hospital with a pelvis injury--officials are unsure if he will need surgery. They were returning home from a posting in Puerto Rico when their plane encountered severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing.
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[FL-Motorist]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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More than a dozen men took justice into their own hands after witnessing a three- year old boy get hit by a car.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL]

The boy had been sitting on the side of the road when he was hit yesterday in West Palm Beach, Florida . More than a dozen friends of the boy's father-- saw the crash and stopped the car. They dragged the driver from the car and hit him in the head several times. The boy was taken to the hospital where he died-- the driver was treated and released. He is being held in the Palm Beach County jail.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Up ahead on the newscast, warm weather helped out the Salem Fair, but those afternoon thunderstorms will continue this week. We'll have your full forecast in just a bit.
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[VO-NAT]

and in this race there won't be many pit stops during the day, but plenty after dark. Dozens of teams are racing halfway across the nation, using only the sun for fuel.
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[Commercial]


[Salem-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC-1:05:39]
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The Salem Fair is being dubbed a success this year thanks to the warm weather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Lines formed even before the gates opened this morning for those who wanted one last dose of the fair.
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[SOT 2:22:15:05]
[IN Q=It's been an]

((IT'S BEEN AN EXCELLENT TEN DAY RUN WITH THE LAST DAY COMING TODAY. WE'RE ON PAR TO BE VERY CLOSE TO POSSIBLY A RECORD YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Director of Civic Facilities;]
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[OUT Q=a record year]
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[VO-NAT]

Harveycutter says that's good news for vendors who were rained out earlier in the season. He says it's also a good possibility the fair will surpass the amount of money it usually generates for the city. Inside the Civic Center, visitors looked at everything from jewelry to political displays. "Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision" took the opportunity to promote Victory Stadium. The group says its cause has really taken off over the past week.
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[SOT 2:29:50:22]
[IN Q=It has been very]

((JIM FIELDS/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: IT HAS BEEN VERY VERY BUSY AND BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEWSPAPERS AND BECAUSE OF EVERYBODY CALLING IN IT HAS PICKED UP TREMENDOUSLY. EVERYBODY THAT COMES BY WANTS TO SIGN AND I HAVE TWO CLIPBOARDS HERE; ONE FOR NON- RESIDENTS AND ONE FOR CITY RESIDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Fields/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
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[OUT Q=for city residents]
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[VO-NAT]

What they're signing is a petition asking city council to take the issue to the polls this November. The group is opposed to a new stadium- amphitheater the city is building to replace Victory Stadium. Stadium activists plan to present their petition to city council July 21st.
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[Beach-Softball]


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[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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Thousands of people threw a party on Fiesta Island in California today for the opening of the sometimes infamous softball tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]

Some call it wild, others call it raunchy, but it's supposed to be a softball tournament. It's called the "Over the Line World Championship." Participants have been known to try and mimic Mardi Gras, and by now, many people only go to the event for the party.

But they're supposed to be there for the games--more than 12-hundred teams are competing. Organizers say around 20-thousand people have showed up.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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Tonight in sports, David Tolley wins the Roanoke Valley Match Play title, Ryan Newman keeps it real in Chicago, and the Avs take care of Potomac, but first in tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


University officials at Ohio State said Sunday they are conducting a thorough investigation into accusations that Maurice Clarett passed a class because of outside assistance. A report in the New York Times claims star running back Clarett received help to pass African-American and African Studies. Clarett walked out of the written exam and was allowed to come back later and take it orally.
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[S-Nascar]


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[WRITER=twe]
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Kevin Harvick was bidding for his third straight win at Chicagoland Speedway this afternoon, but an empty gas tank and Ryan Newman spoiled the party in the Tropicana 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Joliet, IL/NBC Sports; :00]


Dale Earnhardt, Junior lost some serious ground in the points race as he backed hard into the all at lap 208. Little E limped home in 38th position.
The race's scariest moment came at lap 215 and there were a few tense moments for Bobby Labonte as he made contact with the wall. A broken fuel line triggered this fiery mess. Labonte eventually climbed from the mangled car, stumbled and fell into the grass. He was o-k, but more than a little hot under the collar.
Harvick ran out of fuel late in the race, allowing Newman to take the checkered flag for the third time this season. He led 67 of the 267 laps.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Newman/4th Career Win; :00]
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[OUT Q=all we can do."]
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[S-Avs]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-144 TC14510]
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The Salem Avalanche was back on the home diamond tonight looking for its second straight win over Potomac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


The Avs started the night just a game and a half behind Winston Salem in the Southern Division.
In the bottom of the third, with two on, Salem's Todd Self wraps one just out of reach of the second baseman. Trevor Mote and Fehlandt Lentini score tying the game at 2-all.
Then in the 4th. Michael Rodriguez bloops a single to right scoring Steve Checksfield from third for a 3-2 Avs cushion.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/3/Salem/5/;]

An inning later, the Cannons Tony Blanco drives in Jesse Guittierez, but Salem won it tonight by a final of 5 to 3.
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC15924]
[GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games]


The North Team captured the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games baseball competition that wrapped up tonight, beating the West 4 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The two also met earlier this morning in the round robin format as Tech Coach Chuck Hartman took in the action.
The West trailed 3-1 in the seventh when Nate Clark bounced one to short. He hustled down the line and it was a good thing because the throw to first got away and Doodle Hicks crossed the dish. But the North hung on to win it 3 to 2.
The Central team knocked off the East, thanks in part to this Lee Bujakowski RBI single to right that scored Klint Reed. The Central won it 6 to 3 and came back tonight to claim the bronze medal.
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[S-MLB]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Fox Sports Net; :00]


In the big leagues, the Orioles head into the all star break on a sour note, despite a great outing from Jason Johnson today, who went pitch for pitch with Oakland's Barry Zito. Johnson struck out 7 A's and didn't allow a run in 7 and two thirds innings.
But Zito was up to the task for the A's in 8 strong innings.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/0/Oakland/1/;]

Ramon Hernandez drove in the winning run on this weak grounder in the bottom of the ninth, as the A's won their 5th straight game 1 to nothing.
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[S-Match]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-151 TC512]
[GRAPHIC=Golf]


It took three extra holes before the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship was decided this afternoon. Vinton's Scott Wise got to the title match by beating Cam Young this morning while David Tolley knocked off Jack Allara to setup the meeting with Wise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


A nice crowd of about 30 folks were in the gallery this afternoon.
Wise already had a Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame title under his belt this year.
The Virginia Tech golfer needed this 5 foot putt at 18 to keep things all square, sending the match to the 19th hole.
On the very first playoff hole, Tolley's second shot finds the dance floor from about 130 yards away. The safe play to the middle of the green. He would two putt that for par.
Then on the second hole of sudden death, Tolley's chip comes up just short of the hole. Tolley won the title on the third extra hole with a par after Wise hit out of bounds and took bogey.
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[S-Golf]


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On the PGA Tour, Kenny Perry was Milwaukee's Best winning the Greater Milwaukee Open for his third Tour victory of the season.
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Perry fired a final round 4-under 66 to get to 12-under par. He held off Steve Allan and Brett Quigley by one shot. Perry lost his third round lead on the back nine today, but rallied for his third victory in the last four starts.


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At the Ford Senior Player's Championship in Dearborn, Michigan Craig Stadler, the Walrus picked up his first victory on the Champions Tour, in just his fourth major. Stadler fired a 6-under 66 to finish at 17-under, three shots better than Tom Kite, Tom Watson, and Jim Thorpe.
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[S-Tour]


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There's a familar face back in front at the Tour de France--four time defending champ Lance Armstrong.
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Armstrong finished third in today's 8th stage won by Spain's Iban Mayo. Lance finished 2 minutes and 12 seconds behind, but took over the overall leader's yellow jersey and a lead of about 40 seconds. Armstrong struggled at times over the 135 mile trek, acknowledging that he doesn't feel as strong as years past. But he's the man that everyone will chase in Monday's ninth stage.
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The Winston Cup cars weren't the only ones racing in Chicago today.
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It is the second annual American Solar Challenge. Teams of students from colleges across the nation build cars for this 23-hundred mile race from Chicago to the L-A area. It is the longest solar car race in the world. Last year, the University of Michigan's car finished first, with an average speed of 40 miles per hour.
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((RICHARD KING/US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY-THE TECHNOLOGY HAS REALLY MADE A JUMP IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, SINCE WE'VE DONE IT. MORE SCHOOLS HAVE BETTER SOLAR CELLS AND THEY HAVE BETTER BATTERIES, SO WE DO EXPECT A FASTER RACE THIS YEAR))
[SUPER=01-Richard King/US Department of Energy]
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[OUT Q= THIS YEAR]
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[VO-NAT]

Students designed and built the cars using solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity. Many of the cars are traveling at 55 miles per hour, with the university of Waterloo in the lead right now. (------------)