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Coming up on News 7-
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Two brothers go fishing. Tonight one is missing.
Jerry Springer is stirring up more controversy. We'll tell you why.
Plus most of us have returned things to the store. Two sisters have been doing it so much they've been banned from an entire chain.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]

Not just opponents but also supporters who turn out tonight to voice their opinions on a burning issue.
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[Tire-Plant]


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Tire Energy Corporation wants to build a tire burning power plant in Henry County. Some residents support the plant but most who came out in Henry County tonight don't want it.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /NEwsroom Pod;]

Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's public hearing and joins us now.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Jean, before Tire Energy Corporation or T-E-C can build it needs an air permit from the Department of Environmental Quality. Tonight the D-E-Q held a public hearing to take in residents' questions and opinions.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Bates/Project Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; ]
[SUPER=01-Julia Rakes/Project Opponent; ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Humkey/Project Supporter; ]
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Linda Bates may have chosen a unique way to voice her opposition to T-E-C but by no means was she alone in urging the D-E-Q to turn down the company's request. Bates and others who spoke against the proposal are concerned about the impact burning tires would have on the environment and people's health.
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((THE COUNTY I LIVE IN, HENRY COUNTY,...... FUTURE GRANDCHILDREN.)) [RUNS15]
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Tire Energy wants to build the plant in the Martinsville Industrial Park-- where it would burn tires at high temperatures to produce steam. Opponents point out that the plant would only create about a dozen jobs but supporters say the technology is safe and see a bigger picture in a financially strapped county.
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(( THIS TECHNOLOGY....SUCH A BUSINESS. )) [runs16]
[out q=such a business. ]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom Pod]

The D-E-Q did not reach a decision tonight-- that could take some time. The public still has until July 31st to send in any written comments or questions about the project.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa / Newsroom Pod]

Jean, opponents also handed over a petition to the D-E-Q bearing the signatures of more than a thousand people opposed to the project.

[Henry-Consolidation]


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Another hot topic in Henry County these days is the future of schools.
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The school board held a forum this afternoon at Fieldale Collinsville High School.
It was a chance for the public to give input on a plan to close and consolidate several schools.
Under the current proposal, the school system would close four elementary schools and one middle school.
It would also reduce the number of high schools from four to two with Fieldale Collinsville and Laurel Park slated to become middle schools.
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[SOT 40:55; 33:04]
[IN Q=If they close Laurel Park]

((DONNA AKERS/PARENT: IF THEY CLOSE LAUREL PARK THEY WILL BE BUSING HIM TO MAGNA VISTA WHICH WOULD TAKE AN HOUR AND HALF.)) ((DAN PACE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: EVERYBODY REALIZES WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING AND EVERYBODY REALIZES WE'VE GOT TO CLOSE SOME SCHOOLS BUT THEY'RE IDEA IS JUST DON'T CLOSE MINE.))
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[SUPER=01-Dan Pace/School Board Member; :07]
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[OUT Q=don't close mine]
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[VO-NAT]


At today's forum, the public had the chance to speak to the board directly or put their thoughts on paper.
The school board will now review those comments and then it's scheduled to vote on the current proposal at its next meeting a week from Wednesday.
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[River-Search]


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Crews will be back out tomorrow morning searching the Maury river for a drowning victim.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Officials searched into the evening with no luck finding a missing fisherman.
Rockbridge County Sheriff's officials say two brothers were standing in the water fishing when the water rose. One fisherman looked back and saw the other was gone.
The brothers are in their seventies and are from Buena Vista.
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[Claudette-Preps]


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A hurricane warning is up for 200-miles of Texas coastline.
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[SUPER=03-Galveston, TX]

Tropical Storm Claudette is poised to strengthen to hurricane status as it slowly approaches the Texas coast. Claudette is forecast to dump as much as eight inches of rain and generate storm surge flooding up to five feet along the coast.
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(( IT LOOKS PRETTY SCARY, THE WAVES ARE SO BIG. I'M AFRAID THEY WOULD JUST TAKE ME UNDER.))
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[OUT Q=TAKE ME UNDER.]
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[VO-NAT]

Claudette is predicted to be a category one hurricane and is expected to make landfall tomorrow evening. Several oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are reporting hurricane-force winds a few hundred feet above the surface.
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[Rice]


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The trial for a man accused of murdering two hikers has been postponed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/April 25, 2002]


David Darrell Rice's federal trial was supposed to begin next month.
He's accused of killing two female hikers in the Shenandoah National Park seven years ago.
Rice's attorneys asked for the delay, saying they have NOT had enough time to review the thousands of government documents pertaining to the 1996 attacks.
No new trial date has been set.
Rice could face the death penalty if convicted.
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[Grant]


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Former Lynchburg Electoral Board Secretary Al Grant has pled guilty in federal court... a year after being indicted in STATE court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

By entering into a plea agreement, Grant admitted using the city's credit card for trips to Hilton Head, Washington, D-C, and the Homestead. In addition to using the Board's Diner's Club Card, he filed for re-imbursement for lunches, dinners and other expenses. He claimed it was all Electoral Board business.
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[SOT 18:47:50]
[IN Q=It was pretty straightforward]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; IT WAS PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD STEALING. HE WAS TAKING THE CITY'S MONEY FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT.))
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[OUT Q=own benefit.]
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[VO-NAT]

The plea agreement says the bogus charges add up to more than 9-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Grant will be sentenced later. The government has agreed not to oppose some alternative to prison time.

[West-Nile]


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Put Henry County on the list of places fighting the West Nile Virus.
Health officials say a dead crow found east of Bassett tested positive for the disease, the first case of the mosquito-borne illness in the West Piedmont Health District this year.
Experts fear an increase in West Nile cases this year because of the wet weather.
They suggest eliminating mosquito breeding areas around your home and protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

[Skateboard-Park]


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It began as just an idea in the minds of dozens of young people in Lynchburg.
Now the dream of a skatepark has leapt to the drawing board.. and organizers say reality is just a few months away.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( They're getting closer to building a skatepark for downtown Lynchburg, and this group of skating and biking enthusiasts couldn't be happier.
A little more than two months after the first meeting, organizers have on paper a concept of what the park will look like.. from the pipes to the ramps to the bowl.
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((WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRODUCT THAT WE ARE GOING TO PUT IN HERE IS GOING TO BE ONE THAT EVERYONE WILL ENJOY..))
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The challenge now is to design a park that will accomodate everyone: young and old, expert and novice.
Everyone here had some advice, and under the guidance of the Amazement Square children's museum staff, the project is finally coming together.
For in-line skater Dustin Thompson, who's volunteered for the newly-formed skatepark committee, getting to this point is a childhood dream come true.
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((DUSTIN THOMPSON/IN-LINE SKATER: WHEN I WAS ABOUT TWELVE OR THIRTEEN I REALLY WANTED A SKATEPARK, AND NOW I'M INVOLVED WITH HELPING CONSTRUCT IT, SO PERSONALLY IT'S A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.))
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((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: THIS WAS A WAY, REALLY, TONIGHT TO ENCOURAGE THEM, TO GET THAT FEEDBACK SO I THINK THAT WORKED WELL. I THINK THE NEXT STEP IS TO TAKE THAT CONSENSUS OF THE THINGS EVERYONE LIKES AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO IN JUXTAPOSING IN THE SPACE WE HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=space we have.]


The final hurdle is funding.. about 175-thousand dollars is the goal.
The city's kicked in 50-thousand and Sajadian says it's just a matter of time before they can unveil a major donor for the project.
They hope to start construction this September.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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A major employer in Southside is breathing easier tonight.
Find out why next.
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[VO-NAT]

[***USE NAT SOUND UNDER***]
Plus a Roanoke County company and its striking union could be closer to a deal.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the big leaguers hit the all-star break and hit for the fences in the annual homerun derby contest. The Avs try to avoid getting blasted by the Cannons. Stackhouse and a beach house landlord mix it up, while Mike "Roll Tide" Price sues Alabama and Sports Illustrated for 20 million.

All that plus - Tech football camp and Lance executes the pass in the grass tonight on the Big 7.))[Iraq-WhiteHouse]


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One U-S soldier was killed in Iraq today- Several others were wounded.
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Troops are searching for the assailants.
An explosion also went off today just a short distance from Iraq's new governing council.
Meanwhile the President was once again coming to the defense after reports that a comment made about Iraqi attempts to buy African Uranium were based on poor intelligence
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((I THINK I GET IS DARN GOOD INTELLIGENCE AND THE SPEECHES I'VE GIVEN ARE BACKED BY GOOD INTELLIGENCE.))
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[OUT Q=by good intelligence.]
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Democrats pushing for an investigation say there no escaping controversy, but the White House says the comment was not the main reason for war.
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((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: NOBODY BUT NOBODY THINKS THE UNITED STATES WENT TO WAR WITH IRAQ BECAUSE SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE PURSUED URANIUM FROM AFRICA. WE WENT TO WAR BECAUSE SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD CHEMICAL WEAPONS, HAD BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND WAS, INDEED, SEEKING TO RECONSTITUTE A NUCLEAR PROGRAM, WHETHER IT DID OR DID NOT INVOLVE URANIUM COMING FROM AFRICA. THAT'S IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS A MINOR ELEMENT IN THE JUDGMENT THAT WAS MADE IN THE EVENTS THAT LED UP TO WAR.))
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[OUT Q=led up to war.]
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Today was Ari Fleischer's last day on the job- He says he thinks he did a good job of getting the president's agenda across while also allowing the American people access to information they wanted.
He says he may now write a book.
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[Meador-Homecoming]


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A happy homecoming for one Iraq veteran tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Lance Corporal Carlton Meador (MED-er)was greeted by friends and family at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Meador is in the Marine Corps
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[OUT Q=beyond words.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meador says the war in Iraq is not something he'd want to go back to.
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[ITT]


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A new offer is on the table between ITT Night Vision and its striking union workers.
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Today hundreds joined a mass rally at the plant to show unity for a new contract. Local union leaders say they expect to hear from the company on the proposed terms on Tuesday. The main issues are health care, pensions and mandatory overtime. Officials say ITT has sent in a new negotiator from headquarters.
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[SOT 00:05:57]
[IN Q=IT'S DEFINITELY]

((MORRIS MILLER/UNION VICE-PRESIDENT; IT'S DEFINITELY MORE SERIOUS ... A LITTLE BIT MORE.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE BIT MORE.]
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[VO-NAT]

ITT has said it wouldn't talk publicly about negotiation details but will say that production at the plant continues.


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[Fieldale]


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The financially strapped Pillowtex company is under a new extension with its lenders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

A previous extension expired today. Pillowtex operates this plant in Fieldale which employees 12-hundred people. They make Royal Velvet towel products. Officials announced today that those workers are now on a staggered work schedule. Employees will be called in by their supervisors. Officials don't know how many hours employees will get or how long the staggered schedule will stay in effect.
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[Buffalo-Wings]


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Buffalo Wild Wings is spreading its wings. The owner of the Blacksburg restaurant known for chicken wings is opening two new locations. One will be in Roanoke at the Old Country Plaza next to Tanglewood Mall and the other in Lynchburg. No word on when the restaurants will open.
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Still ahead on News 7, only a few have done it.
Today a former President celebrates his 90th birthday.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Springer for Senate?
Find out why residents of the town of Hicksville already hate the idea.
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[Commercial]

[Ford-90]


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A birthday for former President Gerald Ford.
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[VO-NAT 14 plus pad]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Ford turns 90 today- becoming only the fourth president in history to do so.
Aside from a brief hospital visit after he became dizzy while golfing, Ford continues to lead a healthy active life.
He lives in California with his wife Betty.
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[Springer-Senate]


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He's caused controversy on his TV Talk show.
Now Jerry Springer's stirring it up in his run for Senate in Ohio.
A Springer campaign ad shows a picture of him pointing to a Hicksville, Ohio sign.
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[VO-NAT 15.5]


It's a joke referring to a CNN commentator who said a Springer candidacy would bring out slack jawed yokels, hicks, weirdos, pervs and what nots to the polls.
Apparently the folks in Hicksville aren't too happy about it.. but Springer says.
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((JERRY SPRINGER: I'M GONNA STAND NEXT TO THE SIGN AND TELL THE GOOD PEOPLE OF HICKSVILLE YOU KNOW WHAT. I'M PREPARED TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF SMALL TOWN AMERICA. THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BIG CITIES IT IS ABOUT THEM.)) [butt to 21:33:08] ((SO WE TOOK THE PICTURE THERE TO MAKE FUN OF THE CONSERVATIVE ELITISTS WHO THINK MIDDLE AMERICA HAS NO BUSINESS BEING IN THE PROCESS.))
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[OUT Q= IN THE PROCESS.]
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So will the folks in Hicksville vote for Jerry?
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[SOT 21:33:21]
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((I PROBABLY WOULDN'T VOTE FOR SOMEONE LIKE THAT.)) ((I DON'T EVEN THINK HE SHOULD BE RUNNING. I WOULDN'T VOTE FOR HIM.))
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[OUT Q=WOULDN'T VOTE FOR HIM.]
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[vo-nat 09 plus pad]
Springer has filed papers to run as a democrat for the seat held by Republican George Voinovich- but Springer says he hasn't made a final decision on running.
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[S-Extra]


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The homerun derby from Chicago - the Avs host Potomac, the Price may wrong for Alabama. Tech football camp and Lance Armstrong cutting grass and corners. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

Jerry Stackhouse the former UNC and Oak Hill star now of the Wizards has been arrested and charged with assault in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Stackhouse was renting a beach house and was supposed to be out yesterday. He thought he could stay until today. He tried to grab the lease from the landlord and instead grabbed the woman according to police.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche hosted Potomac in game two of their three game series tonight at Salem Memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]

A beautiful night out in Salem as the team played for the first time without the fair in the shadow of the stadium. But the Avs just could not solve the Cannons pitching tonight as Todd Self just gets under this one and instead of riding it out - he pops it up.
[SUPER=35-Potomac/2/Salem/0;]

Potomac held a one nothing lead into the 9th when the Cannons got one more insurance run on the sacrifice fly. Potomac wins it 2-to-nothing.
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[S-Homers]


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The big leagues are off tonight as we have hit the all-star break and tonight in Chicago is was time for the Homerun derby contest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/ESPN; :00]

Last year's champ Jason Giambi was the man in the first round as expected. The Yankees' slugger hit a dozen bombs out of US Cellular Field. No one else in the first round hit more than seven as the top four moved on. In the semi-finals - Giambi hit 11 homers - normally enough to advance. But his opponent in the final four - Albert Pujols went nuts tying the homerun derby single round record with 14 blasts. Pujols advanced to the finals against Garret Anderson.
[SUPER=35-Anderson/8/Pujols/7/Derby Finals;]

And the Angels' star would outlast Pujols to win the 2003 title 8 homers to 7 in the finals.
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[S-Price]


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On the college football front - Mike Price- the former Alabama football coach who never coached a game - but once said "he was too drunk to remember what happened" in a topless bar - is suing Alabama for $20 million bucks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL/May 3; :00]

Price claims he was wrongfully fired after allegations arose about his conduct during the outing in questions. The suit alleges Price was denied due process, his civil rights were violated, his contract was breached, wrongful termination and fraud. He also has filed suit against Sports Illustrated which published an article detailing his alleged actions at the Pensacola strip club and later at his hotel.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech overnight football camp is well underway in Blacksburg. More than 600 campers from all over the Mid-Atlantic region are on campus along with a team that has travled from Wisconsin to find out about Beamer-Ball.
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[SUPER=01-John Ballein/VT Football Camp Director; :33]
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[OUT Q=...off the field as well."]
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[S-Lance]


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Lance Armstrong is known as a "Road Warrior" and a "Mountain Lion" but today he had to play the field in stage nine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gap, France/OLN; :00]

Spain's Joseba Beloki, who entered today second overall behind Armstrong was trying to go a little too fast in the "S" curves today when he lost control of his bike and wrecked right in front of Armstrong. Lance had nowhere to got except right into a farmer's field. He continued through the field and came out on the other side right where he left off. He was not penalized because he did not take the shortcut on purpose and he did not gain an advantage from the move.
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[VO NAT CON'T] To add to the bizarre nature of the day, Alexander Vinokourov won. The first time he has ever won a stage in the Tour De France.
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[S-Scouts]


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The Commonwealth Games baseball competition wrapped up yesterday in Salem. More than 60 of the best high school players in the state took part in three days of competition. Many hope to play in college and some may get a shot at the pros. Steve Mason has more on what is an enviable delimma for some.
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[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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((On showcase day, each high school player is evaluated by either pro baseball scouts or college coaches. And while the two sides spend this day close physically, they are miles a part philosophically. One side wants the brawn and the other the class room brains and the brawn. ((:)) Former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden, a fifth round pick, turned down over 300 thousand bucks from the Marlins to go to Clemson. One year later, G.W. Danville's Jonathan Fulton and Kenny Lewis, drafted in the third and fourth round respectively, decided to forgo college for a major league baseball contract. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Darren Hodges has experience with both sides. He pitched five seasons in the Yankees organization and now recruits players at Ferrum College where he is an assistant coach. ((:))
At this time, not one of the 800 commonwealth games baseball athletes is playing for a Major league club. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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It's not uncommon for shoppers to return items to the store, but too much returning now has two women banned from a department store chain based in Boston.
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The sisters say they're loyal customers of the Filene's Basement stores. While they admit they've returned many items, they say they're actions have never been excessive.
But Value City which owns the Filene's Basement chain wrote the women a letter saying they're banned from all 21 stores.
A store spokesman says sales associates have just spent too much time handling the sisters returns and complaints.

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