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[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

Home video shows the man suspected of running down dozens of people on a crowded California street may not have been competent behind the wheel for years... Plus, a Roanoke man speaks out about the shooting that wounded him and killed his brother. And a soldier's mom aims to literally lessen the heat in Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[VO-NAT]

Should Russel Weller have still been driving? This home video shows the aftermath of Weller losing control of his car at a birthday party ten years before police say he careened through a crowded farmer's market in Southern California.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7at 11]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Jean is off tonight.

[Santa-Monica]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 @ 11]

The man who says he accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake in California yesterday is no stranger to accidents.
Melissa McDermott has more on his past and the latest on the dozens of bystanders injured yesterday.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=That deadly crash in Santa Monica...]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=standard]

((THAT DEADLY CRASH IN SANTA MONICA WAS NOT RUSSELL WELLER'S FIRST DRIVING DISASTER CAUGHT ON TAPE ... JUST HIS MOST HORRIFIC.
(NAT)

"I got a breaking news story out in the field." IN THIS HOME VIDEO SHOT IN 1993, WELLER CRASHES A BIRTHDAY PARTY -- LITERALLY. WELLER APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL OF THE SAME BUICK AND CRASHED THROUGH A RETAINING WALL ... AND INTO SOME BUSHES. NO ONE WAS INJURED. THE GUESTS ACTUALLY FOUND IT AMUSING.
(MORE NAT - from home video)

BUT WHAT HAPPENED ON WEDNESDAY WAS NO LAUGHING MATTER. WELLER'S CAR CAREENED DOWN A STREET CLOSED TO TRAFFIC -- AND PLOWED INTO A CROWDED OPEN-AIR MARKET. THE 86-YEAR OLD DRIVER HASN'T BEEN ARRESTED BUT COULD FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.


(STANDUP BRIDGE)

WELLER HAS A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE, BUT INVESTIGATORS AREN'T CONVINCED HE WAS COMPETENT TO USE IT. DETECTIVES SAY WELLER RECENTLY DAMAGED HIS OWN GARAGE WITH HIS CAR. .... THE SAME CAR THAT WAS COVERED IN DENTS AT THE SCENE....FROM EVERYTHING - AND EVERYONE WELLER STRUCK.
SOT - Collin Kidwell /witness

"I could see him hitting people...his windshield had already been cracked on the driver's side, and I don't believe he could see through it." THE ELDERLY MAN TOLD POLICE HE TRIED TO HIT THE BRAKE, BUT KEPT HITTING THE GAS INSTEAD. THE YOUNGEST VICTIM...A SEVEN AND A HALF MONTH BABY ... WHO DIED THURSDAY. NOW INVESTIGATORS MUST DECIDE HOW HE SAYS HE'S SORRY...IT WAS JUST AN ACCIDENT. .))


[Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:08:37]
[GRAPHIC=Noe]


The numbers just don't add up and Roanoke's city manager wants to know why.
In a letter, Darlene Burcham asks the school board to address school violence and the way it's reported.
The board's chairman says that's easier said than done. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us why. Justin?
Shannon, Gloria Manns says the school board must first wait on the Department of Education.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


A team from the Department was in Roanoke last week to review the system for collecting and reporting incidents of discipline, crime, and violence.
A final report on recommendations is still several weeks away.
Meantime, the school board is now having to deal with the city manager's concerns.
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[VO-NAT]


Darlene Burcham writes "the numbers of offenses were checked, and it was determined that the Police Department's numbers and the Resource Officers' numbers were virtually identical.
Differences in police reports and school reporting will need to be addressed by the board."
The chairman of the school board cannot explain the discrepancy but does offer a possible explanation.
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[SOT 9:46:29]
[IN Q=Probably just a procedural]

((GLORIA MANNS/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: PROBABLY JUST A PROCEDURAL DIFFERENCES, POSSIBLY, I CAN'T SAY PROBABLY, POSSIBLY PROCEDURAL DIFFERENCES, HOW INCIDENTS ARE ADDED UP OR ONE SEES BEHAVIOR BEING TWO OCCURRENCES, ONE SEEING BEING ONE OCCURRENCE SO I REALLY CAN'T EVEN SPECULATE UNTIL I GET THE DATA.))
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[OUT Q=get the data]
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[VO-NAT]


Manns is able to address one of the city manager's concerns.
In her letter, Burcham says statistics indicate an average of four school Resource Officers for cities of Roanoke's population bracket, yet the city employs sixteen.
Gloria Manns responds saying concerns over school safety and community outcry prompted the board to keep the same amount of resource officers for next year.
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Burcham's letter was in response to vice chairman Ruth Willson's letter which asked to identify a resource officer who voiced his concerns about school violence to a newspaper reporter.
Reached by phone tonight, Ruth Willson said she had not yet seen Burcham's letter and therefore cannot comment.
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Meantime Shannon, the school board is establishing a committee made up of citizen's and community leaders to look at school safety issues and then come up with recommendations.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC31:18]
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Police need your help finding who is responsible for a fatal shooting in Roanoke today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

One man was killed and two others were injured after a barrage of gunfire erupted in a Northwest neighborhood. 22-year-old Darren Jordan says while walking home with his older brother Kevin and their 16-year old cousin they were approached by two men in a car around four-am. He says a man told them to get on the ground ... so they ran. That's when multiple shots were fired from the car.
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[SOT 02:09:16]
[IN Q=I'M ALRIGHT]

((DARREN JORDAN/SHOOTING VICTIM; I'M ALRIGHT, IT'S ALL GOOD, YOU KNOW I GET TO SEE ANOTHER DAY BUT MY BROTHER HE DIDN'T MAKE IT THAT REALLY HURTS.))
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[VO-NAT]

Darren and his cousin are each recovering from two gunshot wounds. He says he doesn't know the shooter or why someone would do this. Police have yet to release a description of the man or car they may be looking for in connection with the shooting.
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[Gang-database]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC28:12]
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State leaders are considering new ways to combat the growing problem of gang violence.
Even though a gang-fighting tool already in place is not getting much use.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Virginia's youth gang file was set up five years ago as a way for the police to share information on gang activity.


State police estimate there are thousands of gang members in Virginia.
Yet there are only 33 names in the database.
Police officials say the database is a vital law enforcement tool and should be utilized.
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[SOT 11:27:11]
[IN Q=IT'S A VERY MOBILE SOCIETY]

((COLONEL GERALD MASSENGILL/STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S A VERY MOBILE SOCIETY WE LIVE IN TODAY. AND MANY OF THESE GANGS THAT WE DEAL WITH ARE MOBILE, SO THEY TRAVEL FROM ONE JURISDICTION TO ANOTHER. AND WE NEED TO KNOW WITHIN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY OF VIRGINIA WHAT IS A PROBLEM IN OTHER REGIONS WE CAN BETTER PREPARE FOR IT.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Gerald Massengill/State Police Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=CAN BETTER PREPARE FOR IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Of the 33 names, none was submitted by a police department in southwest Virginia.
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[Baylor]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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A former Baylor University basketball player is being questioned in connection with the disappearance of a one-time teammate. Police in Texas describe described Carlton Dotson as a ''person of interest''.
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[VO-NAT :24]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

in the disappearance of Patrick Dennehy. Dennehy has not been seen since mid-June. His Chevy Tahoe was found abandoned in a Virginia parking lot last month. The attorney for Carlton Dotson says Dotson contacted authorities in Maryland ''on his own initiative.'' According to an affidavit, an informant told police Dotson had confessed to a cousin that he shot Dennehy in the head during an argument.
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[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC1:26:46]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]


It's been six months since a five-year-old Grayson County boy disappeared from his home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]

Cynthia Davis and Dennis Schemerhorn (Skim-er-horn) were charged with child neglect in connection with the disappearance of Davis' son, Logan Bowman. The two are scheduled to be tried separately. Davis in October, Schemerhorn in November. Meanwhile, authorities say the chances of finding Logan alive are fading everyday.
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[SOT 2412]
[IN Q=we have small searches]

((JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON COUNTY SHERIFF: WE HAVE SMALL SEARCHES WE'VE HAD INFORMATION FROM DIFFERENT PEOPLE ABOUT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO LOOK AND OF COURSE WE FOLLOW UP ALL LEADS AND TRY TO FIND SOMETHING, BUT SO FAR WE HAVEN'T RECOVERED ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Wilson/Grayson County Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=recovered anything]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilson says since Logan's disappearance in January, he's gotten calls as far away as Florida and Chicago but still has no strong leads.
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[Youth-Conference]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC49:14]
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Hundreds of Lynchburg residents can expect a knock on their door sometime within the next week.. but it won't be a salesman or someone looking for a handout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Instead, thousands of teenagers are flocking to the Hill City to perform random acts of kindness.
It's all part of the Brethren National Youth Conference that's getting underway at Liberty University.
Organizers say the teens will be performing short, simple tasks for people as part of their mission education.
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[SOT 16:52:15]
[IN Q=These are random]

((JOHN EVERETT/BNYC ORGANIZER: THESE ARE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS, THESE ARE NOT THINGS WE'RE DOING FOR MONEY OR DONATIONS OR ANYTHING. THESE PEOPLE THAT COME TO YOUR DOOR WILL COME IN A SHIRT SIMILAR TO THIS, THEY'LL KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, THEY'LL ASK IF YOU WANT ANYTHING DONE.))
[SUPER=01-John Everett/BNYC Organizer]
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[OUT Q=want anything done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Teens will also be holding free car washes and helping city staff clean litter off the streets.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


President Bush and Britain's Prime Minister close ranks to fend off attacks over intelligenge reports.
More on that story,
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[VO-NAT]


Plus how one mother's keeping her son cool in Iraq.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avalanche get a four hitter and get 11 hits as they hammer the Blue Rocks. Steve Mason also will take us inside the Avs summer camp for kids. We'll join the search for Tiger's lost ball. Join the Terminator and Lance on stage. And see how the Mystics stole one from the Sting. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=Iraq Developments]

Saddam Hussein is out of the public eye but he may be making sure his voice is still heard. A new audiotape of the fallen Iraqi leader surfaced today, the same day British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Washington. There's speculation he and President Bush may have exaggerated pre-war intelligence. Teri Okita reports.
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[IN Q=Feeling the heat from critics...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister; :33]
[SUPER=@Okita1; 1:28]
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((FEELING THE HEAT FROM CRITICS, PRESIDENT BUSH AND BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR HAVE A FULL AGENDA IN THE COMING DAYS BEGINNING WITH QUESTIONABLE, PRE-WAR INTELLIGENCE ON IRAQ S WEAPONS PROGRAM.
SOT: Bush

It would have been reckless to place our trust in his sanity, his restraint. TRACK: BOTH MEN INSIST THEY DID NOT MISLEAD THE AMERICAN OR BRITISH PUBLIC, AND IN HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE U-S SINCE THE WAR, MR. BLAIR MADE HIS CASE TO CONGRESS.
(Super: Tony Blair/British Prime Minister)
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TRACK: HE RECEIVED A FAR-BETTER RECEPTION THAN IN THE U-K WHERE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS JEERED HIM WEDNESDAY. THE BLAIR VISIT FALLS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF REVOLUTION DAY IN IRAQ LAST YEAR, THAT MEANT CELEBRATIONS HONORING SADDAM HUSSEIN AND HIS BAATH PARTY. THIS JULY, THE STREETS ARE QUIET. BUT WHILE SADDAM MAY BE GONE, HE S NOT TOTALLY FORGOTTEN.
(NATSD OF AUDIOTAPE)

TRACK: ARAB T-V BROADCAST ANOTHER AUDIOTAPE, AND REPORTERS FAMILIAR WITH THE VOICE SAY IT IS SADDAM. THE SPEAKER DENOUNCES IRAQ S NEW GOVERNING COUNCIL AND CALLS FOR A HOLY WAR AGAINST COALITION TROOPS.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: The speaker also lashes out at Mr. Bush and Mr. Blair saying they tricked their people to justify the war. U-S officials have yet to confirm the voice is Saddam Hussein. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

[Air-Conditioners]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Rebuilding]

It was all a joke when 21 year old Coroporal Christopher Tomlinson wrote his mom saying he needed an air conditioner in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bear, DE]

But leave it to mom to put her child's best interest first. Frankie Mayo started "Operation Air Conditioner", sending 14 air conditioners to her son's company-- the 300th Military Police.
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[SOT :16]
[IN Q=HE SAID ]

((FRANKIE MAYO/"OPERATION AIR CONDITIONER"-HE SAID MOM, MY TENT WAS 143 DEGREES. THE SOAP THAT YOU SENT ME MELTED, MY SHAVING CREAM CAN EXPLODED., IT'S SO HOT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT))
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[VO-NAT]

Another 14 were sent today, but now the task has gotten too big for Mayo. She's taking donations for another two-hundred air conditioners, and has recieved donations from all over the country.

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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=503-01 TC23:15]
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The body of a missing fisherman has been found.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Tuesday]


A rescue crew found Graham Smith's body around 10:30 this morning about a mile from where he was last seen along the Maury River in Lexington.
Smith and his brother, both in their 70's, were fishing together when he disappeared Monday.
Authorities say he must have slipped into the rough water.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Meanwhile, Roanoke authorities have given up the search for a capsized boat on the Roanoke River.

[Swisher]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
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The Virginia Supreme Court today refused to hear the final appeal of death row inmate Bobby Wayne Swisher.
The decision sets the stage for Swisher's execution next week for the 1997 rape and murder of an Augusta County woman.
Swisher's first scheduled execution was postponed on July First when Governor Mark Warner granted a three-week stay for defense attorneys to mount a final appeal.
Warner's office said today it likely would NOT intervene again.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


The heat is on, at least for a few more days.
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a wizard named Harry Potter made this house famous. Now any old muggle can own it for the right price.
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[Commercial]

[Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC04:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

With Fiddlefest just around the corner, Roanoke's bluegrass music scene is heating up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley says he doesn't see any sign that the music's popularity is slowing down. Last night, we caught up with Stanley who was in Roanoke to campaign for Democrat Bob Graham for president. Stanley says the media and the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" in particular have done a lot for bluegrass music.
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[SOT 14:41:25]
[IN Q=THAT HELPED]

((RALPH STANLEY/MUSICIAN: THAT HELPED, THE SOUND TRACK, I'M PROUD TO BE ON THAT, AND THE PUBLIC RADIO AND PUBLIC TV HAS DONE A LOT FOR IT, THEY PUT IT OUT THERE WHERE THEY COULD HEAR AND SEE IT, AND OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU, AND ALL OF THAT TOGETHER, WHY, IT CHANGED EVERYTHING AROUND US FOR A WHILE, DIDN'T IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Stanley/Musician; ]
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[OUT Q=DIDN'T IT.]
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[VO-Nat] Fiddlefest events start Monday.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-148 12226TC]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The Avs turn the rocks blue with a shutout. We'll take a look inside the team's summer camp, plus British Open highlights and news from the NBA and WNBA is on the way. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toulouse, France/OLN; :00]

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand for today's Stage 11 to present Lance Armstrong with the yellow jersey on the Victory stand. Lance finished 29th but he's still 21 seconds in front with a critical time trial set for tomorrow at the Tour De France.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-151 918tc]
[GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE]


We begin over at Salem Memorial where the Avalanche opened up a three game set with the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]

It was Mardi Gras night at the ball park and beads were in abundance for the crowd of just under 5000. And those in attendance would witness an offensive show by catcher Hector Gimenez. This shot goes up the middle and Todd Self comes home to make it 1-to-nothing after two. Later in the 4th, Gimenez again rips a blast off the wall in right field. The lefty slugger will get a double and Self will score again.
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/0/Salem/9;]

Gimenez goes three for four - Self scores three times and Salem gets the 9-to-nothing win.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-153 8:31]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]

Many of the Salem players also took care of business on the field this morning.
The Avalanche/Rip City baseball camp is closing in on a decade of teaching young baseball players the game. And Steve Mason says the education process is working both ways.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nate Parks/Camp Instructor; :32]
[SUPER=01-Josh Canales/Avalanche Infielder; :55]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Todd Self/Avalanche First Baseman & Outfielder; 1:24]
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[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Hard to miss a fly ball at Salem Memorial Stadium this week. 120 kids ages seven to 12 spread themselves out among nine different stations. ((NAT SOUND))
from pitching mechanics with Salem hurler Mark Hamilton to infielding with first baseman/outfielder Todd Self, the kids are instructed on proper techniques. ((:))
Of course the name of the game is fun and the counselors, like Virginia Tech bound baseball star Nate Parks didn't hesitate to dive right in. ((:)) ((:))
To hot outside, well then how about a locker room tour from Avs infielder Josh Canales. Lots of cool stuff to do, like some question and answer with a Salem player and you could even like smell an Avalanche players bat. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((TODD SELF/AVALANCHE FIRST BASEMAN, OUTFIELDER:))
The three day camp wraps up Friday afternoon, in Salem, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-British]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 14902TC]
[GRAPHIC=British Open]

The folks in Great Britain will be getting up in just a few hours, and one can only hope Friday's play at the British Open isn't as bizarre as today's was for even the sport's royalty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sandwich, England/ESPN; :00]

To add the strangeness of the day - Tiger Woods hit his first shot of the round into the high, thick rough at Royal St. George's. It would be tough enough to hit it out - but the problem was that not a single person could find the ball. About 25 people looked for it, but after the five minute search limit expired - no one found it. So Tiger had to head back to the tee and start over. He finished the hole with a 7. He ran into more problems on hole number 12 when his shot out of this deep pot bunker ricocheted left and led to the first of three straight bogeys on the back side. Woods finished with a 2 over par round of 73 and really has to feel fortunate to be there. He's five shots being South African Hennie Otto - who shot a 68 in some very windy conditions. One shot behind him is a Shark. Greg Norman, at the age of 48 is right in the mix after playing just as he did a decade ago when he won the Open on the same course at St. George's. Norman is joined a shot back by Davis Love the 3rd.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=BAM]

David Toms shot and 80, Ernie Els the defending champ is at 7 over 78.

[S-WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-153 912TC]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA 6095]


In the WNBA tonight - Clifton Forge native Trudi Lacey and her Charlotte Sting were in the phone booth in Washington at the MCI Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/WNBA; :00]

Lacey is in her first year as head coach with UVa's Dawn Staley at the point and Allison Feaster with the rock in her hands. Feaster knocked in 18 for the Sting as they tried to win their 5th in a row. But the Mystics were on a mission tonight as they tried to record back-to-back wins for the first time this year. Coco Miller converts in transition. And the Mystics have former UT Vol Chamique Holdsclaw. She
[SUPER=33-Charlotte/60/Washington/68;]

just wrestles the rock away and takes it to the house for the hoop. Washington beats Charlotte 68-to-60.
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[S-Lakers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146 20504tc]
[GRAPHIC=nba]

Gary Payton and Karl Malone arrived in Los Angeles today as cagey veterans - yet they acted like excited rookies. Malone - talked about what it was like to have Shaq try to persuade him to play in LA.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Karl Malone/Officially Signs with the Lakers; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...SUPER MAN...HAHAHA.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA; :00]

While Shaq did his part - Magic Johnson actually did a lot of the recruiting of the two all-stars. In fact, he will allow Malone to wear his fabled number 32 jersey this coming season.
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[Potter-House]


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It's a typical house in the English suburbs, and it's also the perfect house for a muggle family.
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House Number 12 at Picket Post Close first became famous when it was used as the home of Harry Potter's abusive, muggle family. Now it's for sale to the highest bidder.
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((CHRIS COLEMAN SMITH/AUCTIONEER FOR FPD SAVILLS-WE HAVE HAD LOADS OF INTEREST. IT'S QUITE AMAZING. OTHER THAN THE ORDINARY INTEREST, IT'S BEEN QUITE EXTRAORDINARY. WE HAVE HAD ALL SORTS, LOCAL INTEREST, INTEREST FROM LONDON, OTHER PARTS OF THE UK, PLUS, WOULD YOU BELIEVE, I HAD A LADY CALLING UP FROM MOSCOW LAST WEEK, SAID SHE'D HEARD ABOUT IT AND MIGHT INTERESTED. SO, WHO KNOWS))
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The average price of a home like this is 250,00 pounds. That's nearly 400-thousand U-S dollars. How much the home acutally sells for will be a measure of Pottermania. The house goes on auction July 22. (------------)