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Coming up on News 7-
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Come midnight, workers say they're prepared to strike unless a new contract is hammered out with Verizon. Meanwhile, workers at I-T-T say goodbye to the picket line after a new contract is signed. And, tons of sand are used to create impressive works of art.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.

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In about an hour, tens of thousands of Verizon workers could be walking the picket lines.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Verizon]


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[WRITER=jwi]
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The clock is ticking for Verizon to reach an agreement with its workers before midnight.
Leaders say negotiations are continuing, but the two sides are nowhere close to hammering out a deal.
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Local union president Guy Angell says workers want job security, but they also want some guarantees for their retired employees.
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((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT: WE ALSO WANT TO KEEP OUR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS IN TACT AS IS. THE COMPANY IS WANTING TO SHIFT A LOT OF THE COSTS OF HEALTH CARE TO THE RETIREES AND TO NEW HIRES AND ALSO TO THE YOUNGER MEMBERS WHO HAVE LESS THAN TEN YEARS OF SERVICE.))
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Verizon employees across the county hit the picket lines a little early this afternoon. Angell says a new contract needs to guarantee job security as technology advances and jobs are consolidated. Local union officials took part in two conference calls this evening and say some progress has been made.
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[ITT-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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It's been six weeks since union workers at I-T-T Night Vision walked off the job, but today employees voted in favor of a new contract. As Jennifer Wishon reports, many are excited to get back to the jobs they hated to leave in the first place.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Dillon/Local 162 President; :07]
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((There were smiles and hugs as union members learned a new contract had been ratified and they were returning to work.
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((WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE GAINS IN VACATION FOR THE YOUNGER PEOPLE. GAINS IN VACATION FOR THE OLDER PEOPLE.))
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((Nats of picket line)) Vacation was one of many issues that sent workers to the picket lines more than a month ago. Under the new contract the night- vision manufacturer offered caps on employee insurance premiums, less mandatory overtime and increased pensions by 54 percent. Today, union members met behind closed doors and cast their votes.
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[IN Q=The tension was high]

((THE TENSION WAS HIGH, ANTICIPATION WAS UNDERSTANDABLE. ONCE WE PRESENTED THE ENTIRE PACKAGE THE MEMBERSHIP DECIDED TO RATIFY THE CONTRACT AS A PACKAGE WITH THE GIVES AND THE TAKES AND GO BACK TO WORK.))
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But Dillon says there were times he wasn't sure the two sides would be able to reach an agreement.
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[IN Q=The advancements on]

((THE ADVANCEMENTS ON AGREEMENTS WAS SLOW. WE MET NUMEROUS TIMES AND IT SEEMED THAT WE WERE POSSIBLY HEADED FOR AN IMPASSE.))
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[OUT Q=for an impasse]

In a statement ITT officials, said they were pleased with the agreement. "While the total value of the Company's offer has not changed during the course of negotiations, areas of the offer have been modified. The flexibility of this offer has afforded latitude for adjustment, which both sides have exercised, to achieve the "win-win" contract agreed upon today." Dillon says business is good at ITT and he's happy employees are able to share in the prosperity.
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[IN Q=The ecomony at night]

((THE ECONOMY AT NIGHT VISION IS GOOD. I MEAN, WE'RE SOMEWHAT SHIELDED FROM THE ECONOMY ACROSS THE NATION RIGHT NOW AND WE WERE ABLE TO LOCK IN A FIVE YEAR AGREEMENT WHICH GIVES US SOME PROTECTIONS.))
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[OUT Q=us some protections]

Employees will get back to work beginning with third shift Sunday night. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))


[Pillowtex]


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Now that Pillowtex has thrown in the towel and filed bankruptcy...
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a group of four companies has agreed to buy the failed textile giant's assets for 56 million dollars. According to court documents, the companies interested in making the purchase usually re-sell the assets of bankrupt or struggling businesses. The agreement must be approved in bankruptcy court where other companies may place higher bids. Pillowtex terminated more than 6-thousand employees this week and another 12-hundred will lose their jobs after they help the company ship remaining inventory.
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[Highland-Ax]


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A Roanoke woman was killed in a bicycling accident around eight- fifteen this morning. State Police say Margaret D. Palmieri (pall-MARE-ee) was riding her bike on Route 250 in Highland County, two miles east of Monterey when she crashed. According to police, Palmieri was riding down a hill, crossed into the opposing lanes, and was struck by a Chevrolet Blazer.


[Mark-Warner]


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Governor Mark Warner took a few shots at the Bush administration today. Warner was selected to deliver the Democratic response to the President's weekly radio address. The Democrat told listeners the Bush administration's tax cuts are creating huge federal deficits and a financial crisis for states.
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(( THE MAJOR REASON FOR THE DEFICITS IS THEY FORCED THROUGH MASSIVE TAX CUTS THAT PROVIDE TAX CUTS THAT PROVIDE THE GREATEST BENEFITS TO THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS SO INSTEAD OF GETTING OUR ECONOMY MOVING AGAINST REPUBLICAN POLICY HAVE MADE THE FISCAL CRISIS OF THE STATES ONLY WORSE FORCING MOST STATES TO CUT VITAL PROGRAMS OR RAISE TAXES.))
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Warner says the country has lost more than three million jobs and he says Republic policies have created a 455- billion dollar deficit. But the President says recent improvement in the economy shows his policies are working.

[Iraq]


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Funeral services were held today for the sons of Saddam Hussein. Locals called Uday and Qusay martyrs, while U-S officials vowed to hunt down their father. Scott Rapoport has the details
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(((LOCATOR: TIKRIT, IRAQ)
(nats...shovels...burial)

AT A DUSTY CEMETERY IN THE VILLAGE WHERE SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS BORN....HIS SONS WERE BURIED....
(nats..prayers in arabic)

IRAQI TRIBAL LEADERS CHANTED PRAYERS....AND KISSED THE STONES THAT COVERED THE BROTHERS BODIES. UDAY AND QUSAY WERE WRAPPED IN IRAQI FLAGS....BURIED SIDE BY SIDE -- ALONG WITH QUSAY'S TEENAGE SON MUSTAFA. ALL THREE WERE KILLED IN A GUN BATTLE LAST MONTH, WHEN U-S TROOPS ATTACKED THEIR HIDEOUT. WASHINGTON PAID THE MAN WHO BETRAYED THE BROTHERS A 30-MILLION DOLLAR BOUNTY...THE LARGEST REWARD EVER HANDED OUT -- AND RELOCATED THE TIPSTER AND HIS FAMILY OUT OF IRAQ. PAUL BREMER/U-S ADMINISTRATOR IN IRAQ "We are going to get Saddam too. The only question is who's going to get the 25 million dollars and move to another country." AMERICAN TROOPS ARE SCOURING VILLAGES NEAR TIKRIT.....SEARCHING FOR SADDAM AND HIS TOP LIEUTENANTS. THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS RELEASED PHOTOS OF WHAT THE FUGITIVE DICTATOR MIGHT LOOK LIKE AFTER MONTHS ON THE RUN -- HOW HE MAY HAVE CHANGED HIS APPEARANCE TO AVOID BEING CAPTURED. OFFICERS SAY THE NET IS CLOSING.
BREMER SOT - "As Iraqis have come to recognize that Saddam is finished, they are coming forward in increasing numbers

with information."
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BUT U-S TROOPS REMAIN VULNERABLE TO ONGOING ENEMY ATTACKS. SHRAPNEL FROM A GRENADE BLAST NORTH OF BAGHDAD INJURED A U-S SOLDIER SATURDAY. SEVERAL MORE TROOPS WERE HURT WHEN THEIR CONVOY CAME UNDER ATTACK. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS.))

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Still to come on the newscast, Blueberry Burgers? It may sound disgusting, but one group of researchers is trying to make that unlikely combination a reality.
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and also, it's not stone, but sand that formed this medieval village. We'll explain in just a few minutes.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll burn some rubber from New River to Indy. The Avs and K-Tribe battle on the diamond, plus we'll hear from Redskins past and present. There's no nee


d to hurry. Sports is on the way in just a few.))[Berry-Burgers]


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Some scientists hope blueberry burgers will be coming to a restaurant near you. Researchers at the University of Maine are trying to boost the nutritional value of burgers and help farmers improve their berry sales. Blueberries add cancer-fighting antioxidants to the patties and may slightly reduce the fat content of burgers. The Agriculture Department has encouraged researchers to blend fruit with ground meat to make healthier burgers.


[Sand-Sculptures]


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A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a medieval replica.
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Only this one is made of sand. 9-thousand tons of sand were used to re-create the city and more than 20 historically accurate buildings. Sculptors used a special sand, imported just for the event.
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((RUSTY CROFT/SAND SCULPTOR FROM US- I GUESS COMING UP WITH THE IDEA AND VISUALIZING IT FIRST IS PROBABLY THE MOST DIFFICULT PART. ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING THEN ITS JUST A MATTER OF CUTTING IT AWAY AND THAT'S WHY SAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL, ITS HARD BUT IT STILL CUTS VERY EASY. ITS REALLY NICE. WONDERFUL MATERIAL))
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Not only was a medieval town created, but true to the mood of the time, darker images also made an appearance. Monsters and ghouls watch as the grim reaper carries away victims of an epidemic. The sculptures are expected to last more than a month come rain or shine because of the sand that was used.
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[Bar-Codes]


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The bar code was once considered a major technological breakthrough and is now found on just about every product. But a new technology may have the bar code checking out. Julie Vallese (vuh-LEECE) shows us where the new system is being used and the controversy over its potential use.

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((IT IS THE TECHNOLOGY THAT MOVES CARS THROUGH TOLLS QUICKLY, PEOPLE THROUGH PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WITHOUT BREAKING A STRIDE AND TRACKS CONSUMER GOODS FROM PORT TO STORE. RFID is something that is in the marketplace being used every single day to the benefit of consumers and companies. RFID OR RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION WAS INTRODUCED TO CONSUMERS MOST RECOGNIZABLY AS SECURITY DEVICES ON CLOTHES. NOW MAJOR RETAILERS, PHARMACIES AND PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS ARE INVESTING MILLIONS TO TAG PRODUCTS WITH A CHIP NO BIGGER THAN THE HEAD OF AN ANT. You could see UPC and RFID tag put on every single product going out of the store. But there's a lot of things that have to occur in the market place before that kind of use is in the marketplace. ONE THING IS AGREEING ON A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM. THE OTHER HOW TO GET A RFID TAG PUT ON PRODUCTS SUCH AS PRODUCE. SOME USES FOR RFID INCLUDE ALERTING MANAGEMENT WHEN A PRODUCT REACHES ITS EXPIRATION, ASSISTING IN LOCATING RECALLED PRODUCTS AND ALERTING CONSUMERS ON WHEN TO REFILL A PRESCRIPTION. --STANDUP-- BUT SOME OF THE OTHER POSSIBLE USES SUCH AS TRACKING CONSUMERS SPENDING AND PRODUCT SELECTION HAS PRIVACY GROUPS RAISING RED FLAGS ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY. Consumers don't generally like the sense that they're being monitored or spied upon and they're sensitive to the fact with these new technologies for companies to track their activities. RFID TECHNOLOGY IS BEING DEVELOPED TO REPLACE THE BAR CODE SYSTEM. WHILE RESEARCHERS SAY RFID WILL MAKE THE MARKETPLACE EASIER AND SAFER, THE FULL POTENTIAL WON'T BE ACHIEVED FOR AT LEAST 20 OR 30 YEARS. IN WASHINGTON I'M JULIE VALLESE ))

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Still ahead on the newscast, we'll check in on a music experience in Bath County that's not what you'd expect.
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and set your phasers for FUN! Las Vegas is being invaded, but nobody seems to mind as 10-thousand Trekkies have descended on Sin City.
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[Commercial]


[Garth-Newel]


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Bath County is home to a unique music experience that has been helping musicians for 30 years. You might think it's home to bluegrass or other music associated with the Appalachians, but it's actually much different. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young explains the Garth Newel experience.
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A barn in Bath County might be fit more for a hoe-down than the whimsical sounds of the Solaris Wind Quartet. But fans of the Garth Newel Music Center don't think so.
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[IN Q=We're lucky here...]

((JACOB YARROW/GARTH NEWEL MUSIC CENTER: WE'RE LUCKY HERE. WE DO CHAMBER MUSIC AND WE DO IT THE WAY IT WAS INTENDED TO BE DONE - IN A CHAMBER.)) [RUNS:05]
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A chamber that once served as an excercise ring for Arabian horses. The animals and the grounds belonged to artists William Sargent Kendall and Christine Herter Kendall, who also dabbled in music. Their legacy resonates from the intimate performance hall to the Manor House where they lived.
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[IN Q=They were both painters so we have a great collection of their art...]

((JACOB YARROW: THEY WERE BOTH PAINTERS SO WE HAVE A GREAT COLLECTION OF THEIR ART AND MUSIC THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY HERE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=throughout our history here.]

A history that's grown to encompass dozens of resident musicians.
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[NATS - PIANO] [RUNS:03] Paul Nitsch, who's returned to Garth Newel after years away, says his time here changed his life.
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[IN Q=I discovered that I am a chamber pianist...]

((PAUL NITSCH/PIANIST: I DISCOVERED THAT I AM A CHAMBER PIANIST RATHER THAN A SOLOIST. I KNEW THAT BUT IT WASN'T IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS UNTIL I CAME TO GARTH NEWEL AND PLAYED CHAMBER MUSIC AND I THOUGHT, WOW, THAT'S IT.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=and I though, wow, that's it.]

It took an entire summer for Nitch to come to favor chamber music. You might only need one concert.
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[IN Q=We've had a large number of people...]

((JACOB YARROW: WE'VE HAD A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO, WHEN TREATED TO THE GARTH NEWEL EXPERIENCE, REALLY BECAME CONVERTS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=really became converts.]
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[IN Q=Classical music is not for everybody...]

((PAUL NITSCH: CLASSICAL MUSIC IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY LIKE FINE FOOD IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. BUT I DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND WHAT'S NOT TO BE LIKED.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=what's not to be liked.]

The Summer Chamber Music Festival runs weekends through August.
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[IN Q=music]

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[OUT Q=that's the whole piece.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Bath County.))
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[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] Music plays at Garth Newel all year long. For more information about the schedule and tickets log onto our website at wdbj7.com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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[Dog-Show]


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Visitors at the Salem Civic Center were NOT barking up the wrong tree today.
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The Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show is drawing nearly two thousand dogs from three kennel clubs. One of a kind dogs are strutting their stuff in hopes of snagging the event's highest honor- "Best in Show".
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[IN Q=The culmination of course...]
[SUPER=01-Sherry Harman/Dog Show Chairperson; ]

((SHERRY HARMAN/DOG SHOW CHAIRMAN: THE CULMINATION OF COURSE IS BEST IN SHOW. AND I THINK EVERYBODY STRIVES FOR THAT.))


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[OUT Q=everybody stives for that.]
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A best-in-show winner is selected on each day of the five day competition.
The dog show showdown continues until Sunday night.
To learn more about the event, and one dog that traveled all the way from Hong Kong tune in to News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up tonight in sports, we'll go racing in New River and Indianapolis, the Avs get the best of the K-Tribe, and Bruce Smith talks about the Hokies in the ACC, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Tony Haynes will turn 93 in just a few weeks. He's been a fixture at the American Legion Baseball playoffs in Salem for over 15 years as a ticket taker and this weekend was no different. Mr. Haynes has seen plenty of hits, runs and errors and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Covington won the tourney over Martinsville and now heads to the state event.
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[S-River]


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Let's start on the track at the New River Valley Speedway where the Late Models went at it tonight in twin 50 lap races.
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In the opener, Randy Taylor in the number six Ford wasted no time getting to the front as he got past Rick Sigmon for the lead just over ten laps in. Taylor hung on to take the checkered flag for his third win of the season.
Taylor then turned the trick again in the nightcap, taking the checkers again. Richard Landreth finished 2nd.
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And don't forget next Saturday night, WDBJ presents the Shelor Dodge 200 from the track. You can catch all the action starting at 7 o'clock.


[S-Busch]


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The Nascar Winston Cup Series at the Brickyard this weekend, but just across town the Busch boys took over Indianapolis Raceway Park for the running of the Kroger 200.
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[SUPER=03-Clermont, IN/TNT; :00]


Joey Clanton and Martin Truex brought out the only caution of the first 100 laps at lap 21. Stacy Compton had nowhere to go, but the Grit, Virginia native did recover to finish third.
With just 20 circuits left, Brian Vickers got past Shane Hmiel for the lead. The 19 year old Vickers went on to pick up his first Busch Series victory in his 47th start.
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[S-Qualify]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


In Cup qualifying at the Brickyard, Kevin Harvick was the tenth of 52 drivers out and he scorched the track at 184.34 miles an hour for his second career pole.
Larry Foyt had just a little trouble during his run and will start way back in provisional land. Now here's the complete starting lineup for tomorrow's Brickyard 400.
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[SUPER=0107-11. John Andretti//12. Sterling Marlin//13. Robby Gordon//14. Rusty Wallace//15. Tony Stewart//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Elliott Sadler//17. Matt Kenseth//18. Greg Biffle//19. Jeff Gordon//20. Dave Blaney//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Kevin Lepage//22. Jamie McMurray//23. Steve Park//24. Mike Skinner//25. Mark Martin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jason Leffler//27. Casey Atwood//28. Casey Mears//29. Kenny Wallace//30. Jeff Green//;]
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche started the night still two games back of Kinston after splitting a twinbill with the K-Tribe on Friday night.
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They were gettin dizzy with it tonight at the ballpark.
Kinston's Jason Cooper was going round and round the bases after Salem's Brian Roddaway served up this meat to Cooper who smoked the pitch over the wall in right field for a two run homer in the top of the first.
The Avs answered in the bottom of the inning as Mike Rodriguez smacked this delivery for a gapper. He stretched it to a double and scored later on a fielder's choice.
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Kinston took a 4-1 advantage in the 4th on the 2 RBI double off the bat of Rick Elder, but Salem came back to win it in the late innings 6 to 5.
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[S-McDole]


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To football, where one of the most popular Redskins of all-time is in the Valley this weekend lending a hand to charity.
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Ron McDole, the man known affectionately as the "Dancing Bear" is in town to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. McDole was named one of the 70 greatest Redskins of all-time during the 70th anniversary season.
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[OUT Q=...GREAT EXPERIENCE."]
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McDole and Celtics star Eric Williams will be at tomorrow night's silent auction at the Wyndham hotel that gets underway at six and is open to the public.
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[S-Bruce]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-157 4:31]
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Current Redskin Bruce Smith and his teammates worked out twice today at Redskin Park in Ashburn on Fan Appreciation Day. Smith is focused on the upcoming NFL season which will be his last, but
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he did find time this offseason to reflect on his alma mater's move from the Big East to the ACC next college football season.
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[OUT Q=we're in the acc now"]
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[S-Browns]


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Lee Suggs is now in week two of his holdout with the Cleveland Browns, and that's not even the really bad news for Browns fans.
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[SUPER=03-Berea, OH; :00]


Lee's former teammate at Tech Davis missed today's scrimmage with Buffalo thanks to fluid on his knee. Linebacker Andra Davis fell on the knee last Sunday forcing the receiver to miss practice ever since. Andre has missed five days and eight practices because of swelling in the knee. An MRI earlier this week was negative. The Browns are counting on Davis to be an integral part of the offense and a major threat on kick returns this season.
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[Star-Trek]


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Thousands of people beamed to Las Vegas for a huge Star Trek convention.
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The convention kicked into warp drive with the announcement of "Borg Invasion 4-D" coming to the Las Vegas Hilton's Star Trek Experience. Fans came from all over to get autographs, meet stars, and buy memorabilia from nearly 40 years of Star Trek. The original series debuted in 19-66 and spawned four spin-off series, and a dozen movies. This is the second annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and organizers expect 10-thousand people to show up by the(------------) end of the weekend.