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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[WRITER=tha]
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Coming up on News 7- Heavy rain closes numerous roads throughout the area. We'll have a list of roads plus, Brent will have the forecast.
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[VO-NAT]

Verizon and its workers put the brakes on contract talks for the weekend. The latest on plans to honor Virginia native Ralph Stanley. Plus, a classic boat show sets sail on Smith Mountain Lake.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

News 7 is next.



[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7a t 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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Multiple roads are closed or dangerous in the region hit hardest by lingering thunderstorms this evening. Route 24 is closed because of high water in several places in eastern Roanoke County and western Bedford County, and we have reports of cars being swamped. Many low lying roads in Vinton have been closed. Orange Avenue is closed at Gus Nicks because of high water and a power outage, and officials warn of ponding water and debris on Route 460 in Botetourt County. We do have crews out, and will bring you more as soon as we can. Let's check in with Brent now...



[Recall]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=CA Recall]


Today was the last day to jump on the merry go round in California's Carnival ride to the governorship. Manuel Gallegus is in Sacramento with the latest on the recall election.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FLEXING HIS NEWFOUND ]
[SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwrzenegger/Running for CA Governor]
[SUPER=01-Maria Shriver/Shwarzenegger's Wife]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante/(D) California]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=STD]

((FLEXING HIS NEWFOUND POLITICAL MUSCLE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER FILED HIS CAMPAIGN PAPERS....THE LAST OFFICIAL STEP IN DECLARING HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR. AFTER SIGNING SOME AUTOGRAPHS...SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCED HE'S READY FOR THE RACE.
SOT - ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR

15:39:15 "I will be the people's governor." SCHWARZENEGGER'S WIFE MARIA SHRIVER SAYS EVEN AS A DEMOCRAT, HE HAS HER VOTE.
SOT - MARIA SHRIVER/SCHWARZENEGGER'S WIFE

15:40:12 "I think that he will represent democrats, independents and republicans...all across this state."
(nats...14:38:00 - cheers/signage)

ON THE FINAL DAY TO DECLARE WHETHER THEY'RE IN OR OUT -- A CAST OF CANDIDATES STEPPED FORWARD. INCLUDING REPUBLICAN BUSINESSMAN BILL SIMON, WHO LOST TO GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS LAST NOVEMBER, AND GOP STATE SENATOR TOM MCCLINTOCK. DAVIS' OWN RIGHT-HAND MAN, DEMOCRATIC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CRUZ BUSTAMANTE IS TELLING VOTERS... IF YOU DUMP DAVIS -- I'LL TAKE YOUR VOTE.
SOT - LT. GOV. CRUZ BUSTAMANTE/(D) CALIFORNIA

"Please consider to vote no on the recall and yes to bustamante." ALSO IN THE GAME -- FORMER BASEBALL COMMISSIONER PETER UEBERROTH, RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT ALONGSIDE TALK SHOW HOST ARIANNA HUFFINGTON. THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF IS STILL FULFILLING HIS OFFICIAL DUTIES....TRYING TO SEEM UNPHASED BY THE FIERCE COMPETITION THAT'S GROWING AROUND HIM.
(SOT: Governor Gray Davis/(D) California)

"Leadership is not snappy one liners, it's pulling people together, doing the work of the people." STANDUP : (MANUEL GALLEGUS/LOS ANGELES) "In the end, the ballot could have dozens of qualified names on it." ON MONDAY, THERE WILL BE A LOTTERY TO DECIDE WHOSE NAMES ARE LISTED FIRST. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[TAPE#=03-20 TC-2:02:00]
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Negotiations are set to resume Tuesday in the contract dispute between union officials and Verizon.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The union is remaining firm on issues of job security and benefits. Local President Guy Angell (angel) says proposals from the two sides are being looked over. 900- employees in our area are working without a contract, but negotiators have to consider nearly 70- thousand workers.
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[SOT 07:49:16:20]
[IN Q=It covers employees]

((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT:))
[SUPER=01-Guy Angell/CWA Local 2204 President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=cover the whole territory]
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[VO-NAT]

Angell (Angel) says workers are prepared to walk off the job and strike at any moment. Verizon says IF that happens, management will step in and keep the company running.
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[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC-1:29:08]
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A Bedford County house caught fire this morning, but thanks to fast thinking dispatch officers damage was minimal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

Firefighters responded to this home on Hales Ford Road in the Diamond Hill area around nine this morning. The Moneta fire chief says a lot of crucial work took place before they even arrived.
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[SOT 16:00:27:13]
[IN Q=We went to automatic]

((RICKY TUCK/MONETA FIRE CHIEF: WE WENT TO AUTOMATIC DISPATCH SYSTEM ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO AND WE GOT MULTIPLE COMPANIES IN ROUTE, GREAT RESPONSE, GREAT RESPONSE TIME I FELT LIKE. DISPATCH TOLD THE HOMEOWNERS TO CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND THEM WHICH CONFINED THE FIRE FOR A LONG TIME TO THE ROOM OF ORIGIN.))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Tuck/Moneta Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=room of origin]
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[VO-NAT]

Tuck says the fire appears to have started in the household dryer. He says the vent was most likely clogged, which is a common cause of house fires. Fire was contained to the kitchen area and a quilt that has been in the family for a hundred years was spared.
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[Boat-Show]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-35 TC-13:14]
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It was a busy day on Smith Mountain Lake, but many people were too awe- struck to notice. Jennifer Wishon has more on a boat show that proves newer is not always better.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Reith/Antique Boat Club Vice President; :08]
[SUPER=01-Leigh Conrad/Boat Owner; : ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:30 ]
[SUPER=01-Don Smith/Antique Boat Club Director; 1:38 ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, SML]


((((NATS OF MOTOR IN LEIGH'S BOAT)) The vessels on display at Smith Mountain Lake Saturday reminded hundreds of onlookers of time gone by.
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[SOT 17:57:14:07]
[IN Q=An antique]

((JOHN REITH: AN ANTIQUE GENERALLY IS CONSIDERED A BOAT THAT WAS BUILT PREVIOUS TO WORLD WAR II AND AFTER WWII WE KIND OF PUT THOSE INTO WHAT WE CALL CLASSICS. VERY OFTEN THE 50'S AND 60'S CONSTITUTE THE CLASSICS))
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Members of the Antique and Classic Boat Club hosted the 13th annual event. And boat owners traveled from all across the east coast to showcase their classic treasures.
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((NAT SOUND OF COLLIAPHONE))
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[SOT 17:55:37:14]
[IN Q=We have a]

((DON SMITH: WE HAVE A THING WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE AND THAT IS A MAN FROM NEW JERSEY THAT HAS BROUGHT A MODEL T TRUCK WITH A COLLIAPHONE BEHIND IT AND IT PLAYS MUSIC AND HE'S RIDING AROUND AND IT'S JUST A VERY FESTIVE DAY.))
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[OUT Q=very festive day]
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[SOT 18:28:25:24]
[IN Q=This is the last]

((LEIGH CONRAD: THIS IS THE LAST OF THE MAHOGANIES THAT THEY BUILT IN 68.))
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[OUT Q=built in 68]

Leigh Conrad says Phyleigh, his Sentry Coronodo, is his pride and joy. And he tells the story about particular day on the Potomac River when an onlooker got an eyeful.
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[SOT 18:33:31:26]
[IN Q=Out of the corner]

((OUT OF THE CORNER OF MY EYE I SAW THIS BOAT PULLING UP ALONG KIND OF CLOSE AND I DIDN'T PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION - HE WAS JUST STARING- AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW HE HIT MY SIDE, HE HIT THE STARBOARD SIDE AND RICOCHETED OFF AND WE BOTH STOPPED AND HE SAID I COULD NOT STOP STARING AND I RAN RIGHT IN TO YOU.))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some of the boats]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: SOME OF THE BOATS HERE WERE MANUFACTURED AS EARLY AS THE 1930'S, AND FOR MANY ENTHUSIASTS, THEIR INTEREST IS PURELY NOSTALGIC.))
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[OUT Q=is purely nostalgic]
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[SOT 17:54:24:18]
[IN Q=Anybody that's over]

((DON SMITH: ANYBODY THAT'S OVER 40 YEARS OLD HAD SOME CONTACT OR THEIR GRANDFATHER HAD ONE OF THESE OR SOMEBODY IN THE FAMILY HAD ONE.))
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[OUT Q=family had one]
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[SOT 18:31:08:20]
[IN Q=There's just something]

((LEIGH CONRAD: THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT WOOD. I MEAN IT'S JUST THE NOSTALGIA OF IT, IT'S LIKE THE CLASSIC CARS. I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.))
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[OUT Q=what it is]

No matter what it is, keeping classic boats up to speed is sure to be a hobby for many generations to come. Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Smith Mountain Lake.))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead on the newscast, Virginia native Ralph Stanley gained unprecendented recognition thanks to the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou"... now his hometown is hoping to cash in.
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[VO-NAT]


and a heat wave in Europe means new fashions during the dog days of summer.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll burn some rubber in the Shelor Dodge 200. The Hokies flex some muscle in the Media Day spotlight, and the Skins get roughed up in Carolina. Plus, Shockey issues an apology and Davis is lovin' the stableford scoring system. All that and more on the way in sports.))

[Ashby-Benefit]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-31 TC-43:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Hundreds of people got involved in a fundraiser in Salem today by donating some high dollar and small items.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

25 year old Jessee Ashby was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years, and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Duke for about 18 months. To help out with medical expenses, friends and family organized a large yard sale, where shoppers could bid on anything from a tiny trinket to a vacation package.
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[SOT - 44:37]
[IN Q=We started out...]

((CATHY ASHBY; WE STARTED OUT WITH JUST A BIG YARD SALE, AND IT GOT BIGGER THAN WE ANTICIPATED. WITH THE PROCEEDS, WE WILL CERTAINLY USE IT FOR JESSEE'S INSURANCE AND MEDICATION AND DOCTOR BILLS. AND I THINK IT'S BEEN VERY GOOD FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, FOR US TO FEEL LIKE A LOT OF GOOD HAS BEEN DONE TO HELP EACH OTHER.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Ashby/Jessee's Mother;]
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[OUT Q=help each other.]
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[VO-NAT]

Organizers have been working for about three months planning the benefit. The event will continue tomorrow from 7 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
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[Ralph-Stanley]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC-1:56:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Just weeks ago, Ralph Stanley made a stop in Roanoke where hundreds came out to hear the Virginia native sing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 16; ]

Stanley sang at a Roanoke night club to raise money for Democrat Bob Graham for President. The legendary singer is from Dickenson County and folks in his hometown hope to capitalize on Stanley's popularity. Politicians and civic leaders in southwest Virginia have announced plans to create the Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center in Clintwood. Yesterday, Congressman Rick Boucher announced a 500- thousand dollar grant to renovate the town's Chase House for the new museum.
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[Fiddlers-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC-1:01:14]
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The music is ending at the 68th annual Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax.
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[VO-NAT]
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Over the past few years, organizers have included a youth competition on Monday nights. This year, more than a 100- people entered the contest... setting a record for the event.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's getting]
[SUPER=01-Bob Wilson/Moose Lodge Governor; ]

((IT'S GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERY YEAR, WE HAD THE BIGGEST CROWD MONDAY NIGHT THAT WE'VE EVER HAD FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE, WE HAD ALMOST AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE HAVE ON THE WEEKEND. ))
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[OUT Q=HAVE ON THE WEEKEND.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Galax Moose Lodge number 733 sponsors the Old Fiddlers Convention, which is held in Felts Park and is the organization's largest fundraiser.
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[in q=We spend ]
[super=01-Oscar Hall/Moose Lodge Trustee; ]

((WE SPEND ABOUT ALL WE TAKE IN ANY MORE, JUST COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SICKNESS, DISTRESS, AND STUFF LIKE THAT, WE TRY TO DO A LOT OF CIVIC WORK.))
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((nat sound....))
[runs=:05]
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[VO-NAT]

The Old Fiddlers Convention is touted as the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the world.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on the newscast, highlights from a race seen only on your Hometown Station.
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[VO-NAT]
and what's the flap over this flag? Minnesota and Virginia battle again over who owns this historic banner. We'll ha

ve the story in just a minute.
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[Commercial]

[Hot-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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The hottest summer in years has some pet owners finding new ways to keep their animals cool in the Netherlands.


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[VO-NAT]

Sunglasses, cage cooling fans, and the latest hairstyles have brought new meaning to the "dog days" of summer. The most popular item being used to keep pets cool is the Body Cool Bandana--a cotton scarf with moisture absorbing material inside to chill the main artery in the animal's neck. This heat wave has produced some of the highest temperatures in Europe since 1947, and forecasters say more is on the way.
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[Gettysburg]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC-1:35:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[anchor= tag]

A Roanoke businessman received some nationwide attention tonight for his views on the Confederate flag. Chris Caveness was interviwed for a story that aired on tonight's CBS evening news. Here's David Schechter with the story that aired.
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[IN Q=What's in this ]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Caveness/Roanoke Businessman; :58 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-John Guthmann/Minnesota Lawyer; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-David Schechter/CBS News; 1:23]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Tim Pawlenty/(R) Minnesota; 1:37]
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[OUT Q=St. Paul, Minnesota. ]

((
What's in this drawer in Minnesota is more than just a

140-year old Confederate flag.
It's a loaded symbol of sacrifice in both the South.
(( SOT ))


Caveness, "It's an American flag. A southern American Flag. And it represents those soldiers who answered their nation's call to duty the same way we do today."
(( TRACK ))
And in the North...
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Guthmann, "To me it's a symbol of what the South was
fighting for and in the hands of Minnesota, it's a symbol that that idea

was defeated."
(( TRACK )) The Confederate Army was strong, and gaining momentum, heading into Gettysburg-- the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. At a key moment, this Confederate battle flag, carried by
Virginia troops, was captured by a Minnesota soldier.

now that the war's long since over, a group of Virginians says
the flag is rightfully theirs... and they want Minnesota to give it

back.
(( SOT ))


Caveness, "Reasonable minds will prevail."
(( TRACK ))
For five years, Virginia businessman Chris Caveness has been waging a war-of words, and letters- to bring the flag back home.
(( SOT ))


Caveness, "For us, this is a way of bringing those bodies home and honoring the memories of our forbearers." (( GUTHMANN PLAYING FIFE/ NAT ))
(( TRACK ))
But John Guthmann--a Minnesota lawyer and civil war buff-- has

rebuffed every attempt by Caveness to re-capture the flag.
(( SOT ))


Guthmann, "That flag is a spoil of war, we earned that flag, giving that back would be a travesty." (( STANDUP ))
Schechter, "And if North versus South isn't enough, now
the United States Army has gotten in the middle. It wants Minnesota to

turn the flag over to a museum it's building so the whole country can share in its story. Here in Virginia, they say that's a great idea.
But Minnesota's governor says-- if you want the flag, come and get it."
(( SOT ))


Pawlenty, "They're not getting it. This is a flag, to
not only the nation's history, but obviously Minnesota's history and

heritage. We believe it's rightfully ours, and we're not giving it back." ((TRACK)) But Virginians argue it's the right thing to do.
( SOT )


Caveness, "We're brothers now. The guns have quit, the peace has fit. We're one nation."
(( TRACK ))
These days, a nation that settles its disputes not on the battlefield, but in court.
And that may be the only way to bring a civil ending to this battle between the states.
David Schechter, for CBS News, St. Paul, Minnesota.))
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The flag in question belonged to a group of soldiers from Roanoke, Botetourt, Bedford, Craig and Montgomery Counties.



[2Flooding]


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[WRITER=rle]
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As we told you earlier, many roads in the area are closed because of intense rains
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; ]

in eastern Roanoke County, Southern Botetourt County, Western Bedford County and Vinton. Routes 24, 460, and many low lying roads in Vinton have all been closed in places. Several cars have been swamped, and authorities are rerouting traffic around affected areas.
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[S-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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Coming up in sports, the Shelor Dodge 200 turns into a battle of attrition, the Skins and Falcons work out the preseason kinks, and the Hokies talk hair and football, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The Giants Jeremy Shockey, who earlier this week called Cowboys coach Bill Parcells a "homo", today apologized for the comment. The second year tight end met with Head Coach Jim Fassel for about 40 minutes this morning to layout what's expected of Shockey. Fassel said that Shockey may take a break from talking to the media until the firestorm subsides.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-157 9:53]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]


A big televison audience always means big competition at new River Valley Speedway when WDBJ-7 brings flag to flag live coverage of late model stock car racing at the .416 mile oval. Steve Mason says tonight's Shelor Dodge 200 would be no different.
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[SUPER=01-Kyle McClenathen/Finished Third; :16]
[SUPER=01-Tink Reedy/Knocked out of Race in Wreck; :29]
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[SUPER=01-Eric Sartin/Finished Second; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-150 TC2826]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


Last preseason the Washington Redskins had no trouble scoring points, recording a 4 and one record. But they were hard to come by tonight in Carolina against the Panthers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/WRC; :00]


Stephen Davis ran all over his former team tonight to the tune of 74 yards rushing on just 7 carries. Former Hokie Shayne Graham booted a first half field goal for the Panthers as he continues to battle John Kasay for the place kicking job.
Meanwhile, the Redskins offense was pitiful as Rob Johnson goes down and coughs up the pigskin.
[SUPER=30-Washington/0/Carolina/20/;]

Later, another former Skin, Skip Hicks runs it in from four yards out and Carolina beats up on Washington 20 to 0.
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[S-Media]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-159 TC1603]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies met the media today in Blacksburg, and several of the players paid a visit to their stylist to get ready for the occasion. Mike Stevens has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vegas Robinson/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :37]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Stinespring/Virginia Tech Offensive Coordinator; :46]
[SUPER=01-Jake Grove/Virginia Tech Center; :56]
[SUPER=01-Jacob Gibson/Virginia Tech Guard; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:20]
[SUPER=@mike1: 1:33]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-155 TC1258]
[GRAPHIC=PGA Tour]


With the PGA Championship looming next week, the world's top players are tuning up at this week's International in Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Castle Rock, CO/The International; :00]


The modified Stableford scoring system is in effect awarding points for birdies and better, while subtracting points for bogeys and worse.
Davis Love the Third has racked up 41 points thru three rounds and leads Richmond native John Rollins who has 31 (------------) points. Rollins could be a little closer if not for three three putt bogeys today.