[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
Some local homeowners get a helping hand... as members of a Christian organization arrive in town.
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[VO-NAT]

While, another group of missionaries celebrate their return from West Virginia.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship requires extra holes, Nascar hits the Windy City, and
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[VO-NAT]


Lance Armstrong has assumed his favorite spot, out front at the Tour de France.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]


Another day afternoon of showers and thunderstorms, and the workweek forecast looks much the same. We'll take a peak at the 7-Day planner, and check on Tropical Storm Claudette coming up. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 1:51:24:23]
[IN Q=They're gonna shingle]

((JAMES LEFTWICH: THEY'RE GONNA SHINGLE FROM UP THERE, ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE BACK.))
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[OUT Q=across the back]
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[VO-NAT :06]

Roanoke homeowners get set as teams from all over the country move in to spruce up their homes.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[World-Changers]


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[WRITER=jwi]
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Missionaries from eight states are converging on Roanoke this week to lend a helping hand to those who can't always help themselves. As Jennifer Wishon reports, the group is trying to *change the world* one city at a time.
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[SOT]
[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 at 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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[SOT 1:20:50:12]
[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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[SOT 1:50:36:28]
[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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[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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[SOT 1:27:58:12]
[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]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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As World Changers arrived in Roanoke, a local group returned from repairing homes in West Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
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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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[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.))
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[OUT Q=Tulka West Virginia]
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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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[Salem-Fair]


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Last week's warm weather spells success for the Salem Fair.
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[VO-NAT]
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Lines formed before the gates opened this morning for those who wanted one last dose of the fair.
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[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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[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.))
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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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[Roanoke-Fatal]


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Police say speed 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.
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[take accident map fs] The accident happened on Main Street near Wasena Avenue just before 10 last night. Authorities say neither victim was wearing a safety belt.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on the newscast, making sure kids beat the heat, and helping out children who have suffered brain injuries. We'll take a look back at what made medical news this week.
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[VO-NAT]


plus, it's a blood emergency for the region, as the Red Cross tries to find more volunteers who will give a pint.
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[Blood-Shortage]


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More blood donors are needed to replenish the region's blood supply.
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[VO-NAT]
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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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[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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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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[Health-Review]


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Keeping kids safe from heat stroke, and alternative medicine for pets. Joy Sutton has more in this week's Health Review.
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[IN Q=When it's hot and humid outside]
[SUPER=01-Sally Southard/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; :10]
[SUPER=07-Sandra Finck; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Barnes/Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Martha Moses/Eclectic Equine Veterinary Services; 1:49]
[SUPER=01-Lissa Kelly/Horse Owner; 2:08]
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When it's hot and humid outside children are at risk for heat related illness. In fact, children have more of a problem dealing with the heat than adults do.
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[IN Q=Children have a smaller surface area]

((CHILDREN HAVE A SMALLER SURFACE AREA AND THEREFORE THEY AREN'T ABLE TO EVAPORATE AS MUCH SO THEY HAVE A LARGER CHANCE OF HAVING HEAT PROBLEMS, HEAT EXHAUSTION, HEAT STROKE AND THINGS LIKE THAT)) [RUNS13]
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There are warnings signs that indicate a heat related problem. If you child is experiencing dehydration he or she will suffer from dry mouth, thirst and dizziness.
If the conditions escalates to heat exhaustion symptoms include loss of coordination, profuse sweating, and nausea or vomiting.
And with the most serious heat related illness, heat stroke, nausea and vomiting, hot and wet or dry skin, and an increased heat rate are warning signs.
Carilion will be holding a free seminar on this topic and other sports related injuries July 19th
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In other medical news,
A new program is helping families with children with brain injuries find the neccsary resources to cope with a new way of life.
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[IN Q=It's very difficult and you]

((IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU TO GO. YOU'RE FINE AND FUNCTIONING FAMILY AND ALL OF SUDDEN IT'S LIKE WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO PULL THIS INFORMATION FROM YOU DON'T HAVE A CLUE )) [RUNS13]
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The program has also served as an advocate for families to make sure they have the best care possible for their children.
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[IN Q=We do have the flexibility]

((WE DO HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO HELP THE FAMILIES WHERE THEY NEED THE ASSISTANCE. HELP THE CHILDREN REINTEGRATE INTO THE COMMUNITY. HELP WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND HELP WITH A LOT OF THE TRANSITION SERVICES THAT THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES FACE)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=their families]
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And finally in health news, Peter is getting acupuncture to help him overcome the pain of an injury, that left him barely able to walk. Veterinarian Martha Moses say it works for about 85-percent of horses.
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[IN Q=You're cauing an inflammatory response]

((YOU'RE CAUSING AN INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE. SO THAT CONSTRICTS THE BLOOD VESSEL DOWN FOR ABOUT 15 TO 30 SECONDS AND THAT SENDS IN THE HEALING PROCESSES THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU INJURED YOURSELF SOME WAY. YOU WOULD GET HISTAMINES, SERATONINS, THE ENDORPHINS FOR PAIN KILLING )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=endorphins for pain killing]


This is Peter's fourth treatment -- but his owner says she noticed a difference after the first.
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[SOT17:43:55]
[IN Q=I'm able to ride him now]

((I'M ABLE TO RIDE HIM NOW. I CAN DO TRAILS AND WE'VE BEEN TROTTING AND CANTERING)) [RUNS13]
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That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Up ahead on the newscast, more afternoon showers and thunderstorms are on the way. We'll take a look at the full forecast in just a bit.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, a Roanoke man reveals his driving passion in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[Bev-Profile]


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Many people have a passion that is totally unrelated to their line of work. In this week's Virginia Profile, Keith Humphry reveals a little-known facet in the life of one WELL-known public figure.
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(( You know Bev Fitzpatrick. Former banker and vice mayor, now a V-P at Ferrum College. Once and again on Roanoke city councilman. What you may NOT know is that this prominent public figure leads a secret life ....as a bus driver. His "driving" passion comes naturally. Though his Dad was a judge, one of the men on his mother's side sold buses, others ran the first bus franchise between New York and Miami. [18:29:45] ((SO I DO THINK IT'S A GENETIC PROBLEM.))
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Fitzpatrick is more than a commercial bus DRIVER. He's assembled a small fleet of antique buses. In addition to everything else Bev Fitzpatrick is, he's the President of Commonwealth Coach and Trolley. He hopes to make it a museum of Virginia's transit heritage. [18:32:15] ((THE 47 IS A MACK MADE IN ALLENTOWN PENNSYLVANIA.))
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[18:32:44] ((AND THAT MACK WAS FOUND IN A FIELD IN BEDFORD COUNTY. UNFORTUNATELY IT WENT DOWN THE RIVER IN THE FLOOD OF '85, SO THE MOTOR'S CRACKED. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO ON THAT ONE (:09) THE '58 WE FOUND IN A FIELD IN FLOYD COUNTY AND HASN'T BEEN STARTED, WE THINK, IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS. IF EVERYTHING WORKS OUT, WE MAY TRY TO START IT THIS COMING WEEKEND.))
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The 1958 G-M-C been out of service since 1976, but some of the lights still work. It still has the signs & seats inside. Fitzpatrick also dreams of restoring Roanoke's trolley system ...and now that he's back on city council, he might just be able to make it happen. [18:42:50] ((THEY HAD THAT THING AT CAMPBELL AND JEFFERSON WHERE EACH TRACK COULD GO TO ANY OTHER TRACK. APPARENTLY THERE WERE VERY FEW OF THOSE IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY. (:07) I WISH WE HAD LEFT IT, BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL ARTIFACT TODAY. BUT, OF COURSE, LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, "GET RID OF IT. WE DON'T NEED IT."))
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Bev says while his wife "tolerates" his obsession, their son, B-T, shares it. [18:36:20] ((HE FOUND OUT I'D BEEN ASKED TO GO BACK ON CITY COUNCIL, AND HE SAID: "DAD, IF YOU DO THIS, YOU CAN'T PLAY BUSES ANYMORE." AND I SAID, "OH, YES I CAN." I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT THE FIRST TIME. BUT I THINK I'VE LEARNED ENOUGH ABOUT ME TO KNOW THAT HAVING SOMETHING THAT'S A PASSION AND ENJOYING IT AND WORKING IN IT MAKES YOU STRONGER AND MORE BALANCED IN A MULTITUDE OF OTHERS WAYS.))
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Coming up in sports, the Cup cars take on Chicago, we'll drop in on the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship, plus
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[VO-NAT]


diamond highlights from the final day of the Commonwealth Games Baseball competition.
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[S-Match]


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[WRITER=twe]
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The Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship went to the wire today at Blue Hills as Virginia Tech golfer Scott Wise took on David Tolley. 18 holes weren't enough to decide things though.
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[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.
Wise nailed 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 snuggles this chip up to the hole nicely. At last check, the two were still on the course. We'll find out who captured the trophy at 11.
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On the PGA Tour, Kenny Perry is a winner for the third time this season at the Greater Milwaukee Open.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/ABC Sports; :00]


Perry fired a final round 4-under 66 to get to 12-under par. Perry held off Steve Allan and Brett Quigley by one shot. Perry had the putter working and lost his third round lead at one point, but he rallied to win. It's his third victory in his last four starts.
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At the Ford Senior Player's Championship, Craig Stadler has a three shot lead, but the final groups are in a holding pattern thanks to thunderstorms in the Dearborn, Michigan area. Stadler is at 17-under par, while Jim Thorpe is at

14-under.[S-Nascar]


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The Tropicana 400 is in the closing laps at the Chicagoland Speedway. Ryan Newman was on the point with under 20 laps to go. The race was highlighted by a spectacular crash involving Bobby Labonte, Mike Wallace, Johnny Benson and Casey Mears with 52 laps to go. Labonte's car caught fire after the hard lick, but he was able to escape serious injury. We'll have highlights and post race reaction from Chicagoland tonight at 11.

[S-Baseball]


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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-134 TC15924]
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The Commonwealth Games Baseball tournament is in the home stretch. Right now the West squad with a record of 1 and 2 is battling the North team in the gold medal game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The two met earlier today already 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 bounces one to short. He hustles out of the box and it was a good thing because the throw to first gets 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.
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[S-MLB]


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On the last day before the Major League All Star break, the Mets tried to reverse their downward spiral against the Phils.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WPIX; :00]


Former Martinsville Phillie Jimmy Rollins got the party started with this double down the left field line scoring Jason Michaels for a 1-nothing lead.
But Jason Phillips came up with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and the Mets head to the break with a 4-3 win.
In one other baseball note today, the Braves Marcus Giles will miss Tuesday's All Star game. Giles is still suffering severe headaches after sustaining a concussion following this Friday collision with Cubs pitcher Mark Prior.
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[S-Tour]


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Lance Armstrong is back in a familiar spot, in the lead at the Tour de France after today's 8th stage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-L'Alpe D'Huez, France/Tour de France; :00]


Armstrong finished third in the 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.