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[VO-NAT]

A Roanoke City police officer is back on the job after being cleared of shooting a man in April.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the mother of a Roanoke infant discovers her child drowned in a bathtub.

[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon]


A Roanoke City police officer is returning to full duty today after being cleared in the shooting of a Northwest Roanoke man.
A citizen-police review board and Chief Joe Gaskins say officer M.E. Thompson's actions were justified.
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[VO-NAT :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 13;]


The shooting happened on Madison Avenue in the early morning hours of April 13th.
Officer Thompson and another officer responded to a loud music call, and stopped a car to talk to its driver.
They say when Antonio Taylor tried to drive away, he hit Officer Thompson.
Thompson fired four shots into the car, which hit the front of a house and stopped.
Taylor survived a gunshot to the chest.
The Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney also cleared the officer of wrongdoing.
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[Infant-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
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A Roanoke infant drowned in a bathtub over the weekend. Police say the boy's mother told them she put 10 month old David Anthony Hopkins in the bathtub with her three year old son to answer a knock on the door. When she returned, the younger child was found in the water. The child was transported to Community Hospital, but was not revived.

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


An attack with a home-made bomb has taken the life of a U-S soldier in Iraq- the 57th to be killed in action since May first.
Two others were injured.
Kimberly Dozier has more from Baghdad.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/CBS News; :00]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :11]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U. S. Administrator in Iraq; :54]
[SUPER=03-Basra, Iraq; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Dozier, CBS News, Baghdad.]

((SCRIPT

(ON CAM OPEN)

Early this morning, an American soldier from the 4th Infantry Division was killed, and two others wounded, when someone threw a homemade bomb near a police station in the northern town of Baqouba. Here in Baghdad, grenades were lobbed at two trucks driving near the British embassy ... The violence again raises fears that this city hasn't seen the end of attacks like the one last week, at the Jordanian embassy.

V/O FBI agents were sifting through the debris of the embassy this morning. The building was levelled by a truck bomb last Thursday, killing at least 17 people, all of them Iraqis.
The attack heightened fears already circulating that foreign terrorist groups...are .gathering. here.
US administrator Paul Bremer said that "hundreds of Islamic militants who fled the country during the war...are returning, and planning major terrorist attacks." Some, he claims, have ties to Al Qaeda.

(sot paul bremer -u.s.administrator in iraq)

"AMONG THE TERRORIST GROUPS WE ARE CONCERNED, ABOUT ANSAR AL-ISLAM IS CERTAINLY HIGH ON THE LIST."

(Basra Reuters)

To make matters worse for the Americans, there are daily riots in southern Iraq. Dodgy power and fuel supplies, combined with temperatures above 130 degrees, have made for an explosive combination in Basra. People have vented their anger, throwing stones, at British soldiers and supply trucks.

(ON CAM CLOSE)

The Americans seem to be trying to ease the tension, by keeping a lower profile. Here in Baghdad, and in nearby Najaf and Faluja, there appear to be far fewer soldiers on the streets. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, Baghdad.))

[Kelly-Inquiry]


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An inquiry began today into the apparent suicide of former U-N weapons inspector David Kelly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Kelly was the source of a B-B-C report that raised questions about British Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for war in Iraq.
The inquiry could affect Blair's re-election chances.
The 59- year- old Kelly was found dead last month after facing tough questioning by members of Parliament, who were investigationg whether the threat possed by Saddam Hussein had been exaggerated.
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[Liberia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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He said goodbye, but he's also pledging to come back.
Embattled Liberian President Charles Taylor has handed over power to his successor.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Washington.]

(( PKG.
TRACK: CALLING HIMSELF A SACRIFICIAL LAMB IN THE ON-GOING WAR IN LIBERIA, A DEFIANT PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR CAVED TO INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE AND HANDED OVER POWER TO VICE-PRESIDENT, MOSES BLAH. TAYLOR HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR ALMOST 14-YEARS OF BLOODSHED IN LIBERIA WHERE 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. REBELS THREATENED TO CONTINUE FIGHTING UNTIL TAYLOR STEPPED DOWN, AND NOW THAT HE HAS, MOST LIBERIANS SAY THEYRE HAPPY TO SEE HIM GO.

(NO SUPER PROVIDED!)
SOT: I'm happy. I want him to go so peace can be here for us.


TRACK: TAYLOR LONG-CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST RUTHLESS WARLORDS IN THE COUNTRY FIRST INVADED LIBERIA BACK IN 1989 AND THEN, RETAINED POWER DURING A 1997 ELECTION. HES COME UNDER UNITED NATIONS SANCTIONS FOR FUELING REGIONAL CONFLICTS IN AFRICA, AND HAS BEEN INDICTED BY THE U-N FOR CRIMES RELATED TO THE CIVIL WAR IN SIERRA LEONE.
TRACK: NO ONE KNOWS WHEN TAYLOR WILL ACTUALLY LEAVE LIBERIA. HIS BELONGINGS INCLUDING A LIMOUSINE WERE OFF-LOADED IN NIGERIA WHERE THEY HAVE OFFERED HIM ASYLUM.
TRACK: LIBERIA WAS FOUNDED IN THE 19TH CENTURY BY FORMER AMERICAN SLAVES, BUT ITS THE U-S THAT TAYLOR BLAMES FOR HIS DOWNFALL. HE CLAIMS HES BEEN DRIVEN OUT BY AN AMERICAN-LED CONSPIRACY AND ACCUSES THE U-S OF BACKING REBEL FORCES.

(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)

STANDUP: For its part, the U-S has sent in a handful of Marines and has thousands more waiting just offshore to help Liberians in the transition, if needed. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington. ))

[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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New forest fires are popping up across Italy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Camaiore, Italy;]


Most of the flames are in the Tuscany region.
Many residents have feared for their homes.
Experts say the fire has caused ecological damage that'll likely linger for the next 50 years.
[SUPER=03-Monchique Mtn., Portugal;]


Fresh fires are also burning in Portugal, which has already been devastated by some of the worst fires in Europe.


So far, 15 people have been killed.
Forestry officials estimate that about 400- thousand acres of woodlands have burned this year.
That area is about the size of London.
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[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on the newscast, we will let you know when Goodyear negotiators will meet again with union representatives.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus some people say he saved the art of tap dancing. We'll take a look back at the life of dancer Gregory Hines.
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[music up full] [comm1]


[Hines-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The man who danced his way into America's heart has passed away.
Dancer and actor Gregory Hines died of cancer over the weekend.
Tom Foty has a look back at the career of the man many say was the greatest tap dancer of his generation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-"60 Minutes";]
[SUPER=01-Tom Foty/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Foty, CBS News, Washington.]

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---MANDATORY COURTESY: 60 Minutes---



(nat up: music, Worlds greatest one man show!)

HE WAS PLAYING THE ROLE OF "JELLY ROLL" MORTON, BUT NO ONE CAN ARGUE, GREGORY HINES COULD HAVE BEEN SINGING ABOUT HIMSELF.

(nat of tapping)

HES CREDITED WITH BEING THE GREATEST TAPPER THAT EVER LIVED MAYBE BECAUSE HE PERFORMED BY HIS OWN RULES.
00:22:06 I found it difficult to smile all the time on the stage, I remember that was one of the first things I had a problem with. And that was something that tap acts did!
BUT HINES WANTED TO BE REAL, NO SILLY ANTICS, JUST GOOD TAP. HINES GREW UP JUST OUTSIDE HARLEM WHERE HE STARTED TAKING TAP LESSONS AT THE AGE OF THREE. FOR 20 YEARS HE SANG AND DANCED PROFESSIONALLY WITH HIS OLDER BROTHER MAURICE.

(nat up of Hines performing)

SOON AFTERWARDS, HINES MADE IT TO BROADWAY WHERE HE PERFORMED IN THE SMASH HITS "SOPHISTICATED LADIES" AND "JELLYS LAST JAM."

(1992)
(nat up: "Gregory Hines in Jellys Last Jam!)

FOR THAT, HE TOOK HOME A TONY AWARD.

(nat up of movie)

HINES BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME WHEN HE STARTED STARRING IN MOVIES. HE DANCED ALONGSIDE BALLET GREAT, MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV IN "WHITE NIGHTS."

(nat up of family time)

BUT HIS FAVORITE ROLES WERE THAT OF HUSBAND, FATHER AND MENTOR. HINES RELISHED IN TRADING STEPS AND TRAINING UP NEW TALENT. AND HINES NEVER DENIED HIS GREATEST LOVE.

(SOT: Gregory Hines/Dancer/Sept. 13, 1990)

13:05:54 I wanna tap dance as long as I can.
TOM FOTY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Contract Negotiations]


Negotiators for Goodyear Tire and the United Steelworkers Union are expected to resume contract talks today.
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[VO-NAT 503-07 TC-1:02:57]
[SUPER=03-Danville/June 26;]

The Steelworkers represent union workers at Goodyear's tire plant in Danville. The union rejected Goodyear's latest offer last Wednesday. Today's talks are expected to focus on a union counter-proposal submitted on Saturday. Local workers say they want to keep the jobs and benefits they have, while the company says it needs to make cuts to save money.
Goodyear reported a record loss last year.
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[Church-React]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


New Hampshire's newest Episcopal Bishop returned home to his church yesterday.
Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in the church.
His selection last week created a rift in the denomination.
But as Jennifer Wishon reports, it wasn't the first time that has happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Tuesday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bishop Neff Powell/Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern VA; :06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Gerald McDermott/Professor of Religion; :37]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Houchins/Metropolitan Church Minister; 1:21]
[SUPER=@Jennifer2; 2:07]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7]

(( The Episcopal hurch made history when it elected an openly gay bishop last week.
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[SOT 4:41:02]
[IN Q=We prayed endlessly]

((NEFF POWELL: WE PRAYED ENDLESSLY AND CEASELESSLY. WE WERE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND ATTENTIVE AS WE SPOKE AND ESPECIALLY AS WE DEBATED THE HARD ISSUES.))
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[OUT Q=the hard issues]

Neff Powell is the Bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia and cast a ballot in the controversial vote.
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[SOT 14:26:19]
[IN Q=There's a line]

((NELL POWELL: THERE'S A LINE FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES THAT SAYS IF IT'S OF GOD IT WILL FLOURISH AND IF IT'S NOT IT WILL DWINDLE.))
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[OUT Q=it will dwindle]

Those who oppose the decision believe the church will suffer.
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[SOT 23:52:14:27]
[IN Q=There's a significant]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: THERE'S A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF EPISCOPALIANS WHO HAVE DEEP TROUBLE WITH THIS OR ARE DEEPLY DISTURBED SO IT'S GOING TO DIVIDE THE CHURCH.))
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[OUT Q=divide the church]

A number of congregations broke away 25 years ago when the church decided to ordain women, but McDermott says THIS is an issue that won't pass.
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[SOT 23:50:55:26]
[IN Q=I would say those]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I WOULD SAY THOSE TWO THINGS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. BECAUSE YOU CAN FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN BUT YOU CANNOT FIND SUPPORT IN THE BIBLE FOR THE PRACTICE OF HOMOSEXUALITY.))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=of homosexuality]

Catherine Houchins once worshiped as an Episcopalian until she was asked to leave because of her sexual orientation. She says she's thrilled that Bishop Robinson can now be true to himself and his congregation.
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[SOT 35:41:07]
[IN Q=I think it's important]

((CATHERINE HOUCHINS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TRY TO BE AUTHENTIC IN OUR LIVES AND THAT MEANS BEING AUTHENTIC IN OUR THEOLOGY, IN THE CHOICE OF WHOM WE LOVE. I APPLAUD HIS ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO BE WHO HE IS, TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH HIS FAITH, HIS PARTNER. I THINK IT'S AN INTERESTING AND POSITIVE ROLE MODEL.))
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[OUT Q=positive role model]
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[SOT 8:50:21]
[IN Q=It's a sign of]

((NEFF POWELL: IT'S A SIGN OF AFFIRMATION AND ACCEPTANCE FOR THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=lesbian community]

An affirmation McDermott doesn't agree with, but not because of prejudices.
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[SOT 10:22:24]
[IN Q=I don't want to]

((GERALD MCDERMOTT: I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HETEROSEXUALS ARE MORAL WHEREAS HOMOSEXUALS ARE IMMORAL. WE'RE ALL IMMORAL. LAUGHTER))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=we're all immoral. Laughter]

No matter how they feel about the issue, Bishop Powell hopes church members can accept that they're all Christians, even when they disagree. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next, he was already in seventh heaven,
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[VO-NAT ]

but up next, we will tell you why his wedding ceremony has one groom literally walking on air.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[Space-Wedding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
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In Houston this weekend, it was a wedding that was really out of this world--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]


The bride wore a cream- colored wedding gown and the groom wore a bow tie with a SPACE suit.
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, now living on the space station, married his Earthbound bride via video-phone.
The private ceremony took place at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Relatives and friends witnessed the first-ever marriage from space, but the newlyweds say they felt closer than ever.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Yuri was further...]
[SUPER=01-Ekaterina Dmitriev/Bride;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=soulful connection that we have.]
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[VO-NAT]


Texas law allows weddings in which one of the parties is not present.
As for the honeymoon, that'll have to wait until after Malenchenko returns to Earth in late October.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [8/11/2003] [TWO SHOT]

[WXPRO/FULL]

[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 27 points. The NASDAQ has gained nine.

[super=460-y/27/x/9;]


[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A local golf pro prepares for his first appearance in a major. The details are still ahead in sports.
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[VO-NAT ]

And while one Gordon takes the checkered flag, another has a rough day from start to finish.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-148 TC14045]
[GRAPHIC=Nascar]


Robby Gordon is NASCAR's undisputed road course champion for the year.
His victory at Watkins Glen yesterday gave him victories in both road course races.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/NBC Sports; :00]


The 11- turn track was unkind to pole sitter Jeff Gordon, who got spun around by Greg Biffle on the very first lap.
Still on the first lap, Kyle Petty gets some help thru the inner loop on his way into the foam barrier, bringing out the day's first caution.
A little later, hot brakes cause a fuel fire in Kevin Harvick's pit stall.
There were no serious injuries as a result.
Speaking of brakes, Rusty Wallace loses his at lap 51.
Rusty rides thru the gravel and finishes 37th.
The yellow allowed Robby Gordon to pit for tires and fuel.
He went the distance out front to complete the sweep.
But as the leaders cross the line, Jeff Gordon runs out of gas and gets some love from Kevin Harvick, winding up in the fence.
Gordon was 4th at the time, but came home 33rd---32 spots behind Robby.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Robby Gordon/2nd Road Course Win This Season; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished 33rd; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=pretty simple."]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Ward Burton//7. Dale Jarrett//8. Matt Kenseth//9. Ryan Newman//10. Mark Martin//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Tony Stewart//12. Kurt Busch//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Bobby Labonte//15. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Jeremy Mayfield//17. Joe Nemechek//18. Terry Labonte//19. John Andretti//20. Bill Elliott//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Casey Mears//23. Jamie McMurray//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. P.J. Jones//;]
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[S-Chip]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1423tc]
[GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN]


Practice rounds are under way for the PGA Championship in Rochester, New York.
Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan is there, preparing for his first appearance in a major.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'VE NEVER....]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Plays in First Major This Week; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...prepare better."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=03-Potomac, MD; :00]

Chip gained some confidence for this week earlier this summer, when he made the cut and earned a paycheck at the Capital Open.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YOU KNOW...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...THIS WEEK."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-153]
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It's down to grunt time for the Virginia Cavaliers.
They began two-a-day pre-season sessions this morning in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


It's also the last chance for fans to check out the Wahoos on the practice field this preseason.
The "meet-the-team" event will take place Thursday at Scott Stadium between three and five. Matt Schaub says the Cavs have gotten in some good work in the past week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Cavaliers Quarterback; :04]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=get ready."]
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