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Coming up on News 7-
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V-M-I welcomes its largest class of female cadets in school history. A well- known fiddle player with ties to WDBJ passes away. And, speed walking is definitely not part of the routine for this New Yorker.
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Plus, the latest on Michael Vick's broken leg. News 7 is next.



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Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry makes a whirlwind tour of Virginia, ending his day in Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Common sense and traditional American values. That was the message brought to Roanoke tonight by presidential candidate John Kerry.
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The Democrat spent the day in Virginia, including an evening stop at the Hotel Roanoke. He says he wants to put Virginians back to work.
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((JOHN KERRY/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT IS A BIG PROBLEM AND WE CAN'T REPLACE ALL OF THEM BUT WE CAN DO A MUCH BETTER JOB OF CREATING NEW JOBS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE ARE MANY WAYS FOR US TO DO IT. THIS PART OF THE AREA HAS SOME COAL INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS AND WE COULD DO A BETTER JOB OF CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGIES. WE NEED COAL, WE CAN USE COAL, THERE ARE WAYS FOR US TO DO A BETTER JOB OF CREATING RENEWABLE ENERGIES.))
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The 59- year- old is a Navy Veteran and says he also wants to work on making the United States a safer place to live.

Virginia will play an important role in the nominating process because the Commonwealth is holding an early primary.


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Police have gotten more than 200 calls and tips about the three shooting deaths in or near Charleston, West Virginia, that may be the work of a sniper. The F-B-I and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved because of the similarities with last fall's sniper killings in the Washington D-C area. Police confirm the bullets in all three attacks were fired from the same caliber and class of weapon. All the attacks were at night-- but police are stopping short of definitely linking the killings.

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A small boy is hospitalized after being hit by a car in Bath County this morning. Police say 60 year old Shirley Swearengin (SWERH-in-gin) was driving on Route 220 near Mitchell when two year old Samuel Isiah Salmons ran into the road and was hit. Salmons was flown to the U-V-A Medical Center, and was still being treated at last report. Police say the boy was being watched by a participant of a Bath County High School Cheerleader bake sale and car wash.
No charges have been filed.






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Today the class of 20-07 arrived at Virginia Military Institute. The Institution prides itself on its academic excellence, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, school is only one piece of the puzzle.
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(([COVER BITE WITH VIDEO OF CADETS MARCHING]
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((RICHARD JONES: IT'S A MOVING MOMENT FOR ME.))
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Matriculation Day is special for everyone at VMI.
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((KEN WHITE: ANYTIME A PARENT SAYS GOODBYE TO A SON OR DAUGHTER TO COLLEGE IT'S CERTAINLY EMOTIONAL, BUT AT VMI IT'S A LOT MORE EMOTIONAL. IT'S NOT A MATTER OF JUST CHECKING INTO THE DORM AND STARTING COLLEGE. [COVER FROM HERE WITH VIDEO OF RAT LINE] THE NEXT NINE DAYS ARE VERY RIGOROUS, VERY REGIMENTED AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE AS RATS HERE AT VMI HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED WHAT THEY'LL EXPERIENCE IN THE NEXT WEEK.))
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[18:43:38:27 - NAT SOUND OF RAT LINE] Rats aren't the only rookies on campus. General Binford Peay graduated from VMI in 1962. He's now the school's superintendent, but he's only been back on post for a month or so.
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((GENERAL PEAY: I'VE DISCOVERED IN MY FIRST 50 DAYS THAT IN MANY WAYS THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND IN MANY WAYS THINGS HAVE NOT CHANGED.))
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Overall enrollment is up five percent this year. Female enrollment is up nearly 70- percent.
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((RICHARD JONES: SHE'S NERVOUS AND SHE'S SCARED, BUT IT'S WHAT SHE WANTS.))
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Richard Jones graduated from VMI in '72. Saturday he watched his daughter Elise enter the Rat Line.
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((RICHARD JONES: THIS INSTITUTE MEANS A LOT TO ME. IT'S DONE A LOT FOR ME AND THOSE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN THROUGH THIS SYSTEM CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE WELL SPRING OF KNOWLEDGE AND CHARACTER THAT COMES FROM IT.))
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The cadets aren't the only ones who will learn. [18:20:47 - PARENTS COUNCIL HEAD AT PODIUM] Parents have their own council sponsored by the Institute and while the Rats started their Cadre Week, parents went to an orientation of their own.
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((DON CHILDS: I THINK FOR EVERY TOUGH GUY OR GIRL THERE'S ALWAYS THAT TENDER SIDE AND THEY STILL NEED THAT SUPPORT. YOU CAN STILL BE TOUCH, BUT YOU CAN STILL LOVE THEM TOO.))
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Classes start August 26th. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lexington.))

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Roanoke city students took advantage of one- stop back- to- school shopping today.
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The second annual Back- to- School- Extravaganza was held at Breckenridge Middle School. A few thousand students filed in for free dental screenings, immunizations and finger printing. But parents benefited as well.
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((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: IT REALLY IS ANOTHER GOAL OF OURS TO REACH SOME OF OUR PARENTS WHO SOMETIMES HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING TO THE SCHOOL HOUSE TO MAKE THAT RELATIONAL CONNECTION WITH THE SCHOOL STAFF [COVER FROM THIS POINT WITH VIDEO OF BOOTHES] AND ALL THE SCHOOLS ARE REPRESENTED TODAY AND THEY VISIT THE SCHOOL TABLE AND THEY WOULD HAVE THEIR SUPPLY LIST THERE AS WELL.))
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Hair stylists were on hand to give students a new look for their first day back at school. Crystal Kelly is entering the fifth grade and she already has an idea of what she'll be learning.
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((CRYSTAL KELLY/ROANOKE CITY STUDENT: LEARNING ABOUT FREEDOM, FREEDOM RIGHTS AND LEARNING ABOUT GOOD EDUCATION.))
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Classes in the City of Roanoke start August 25th.
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[Summer-Blast]


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Some area kids spent the day having a blast in Roanoke County.
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This morning, the second annual Summer Blast 2-thousand three kicked off at Green Hill Park. This year's theme was Music, Magic and Make Believe and catered to kids of all ages with events ranging from rock- wall climbing to face painting.
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((IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THINGS LIKE THIS FOR YOUR CHILDREN ON THE WEEKEND, SOME LEARNING EXPERIENCES, THE IMPROV BEHIND ME FOR TEENAGERS, JUST FOR THE SMALL KIDS TO DO THE TWISTER AND THE FACE PAINTING, SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKEND.))
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Summer Blast two-thousand three was made possible by Food Lion, Clear Channel Radio, Blue Ridge Family Magazine and Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
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Still to come on the newscast, a longtime musician who got his start on the "Top of the Morning" show here on WDBJ has died.
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and also, Tropical Storm Erika was more of a nuisance than anything else, but still residents in Texas are left cleaning up.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Falcons fever takes a hit as Michael Vick goes down with a broken leg. Beamer's makes its debut in the Valley, and two unknowns lead the way at the PGA. Harvick reaps a big PAY DAY at Michigan and we're playing three on three for charity. Sports will shoot the lights out in just a few.))

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Now that power has been restored to about 90 percent of those affected in the blackout area, an international investigation is underway to solve the mystery of why it happened. But as Scott Rapoport reports, the answer isn't that simple.
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((BROADWAY WAS ALL LIT UP SATURDAY NIGHT, SIGNIFYING THAT MOST AREAS AFFECTED BY THE NATIONS WORST BLACKOUT WERE BACK IN BUSINESS. NOWTHE ENERGY IS BEING FOCUSED ON WHY IT HAPPENED - SO IT DOESNT HAPPEN AGAIN: SUPER: Spencer Abraham/Energy Secretary Sot: until we know exactly what the cause of the problem is, its impossible for me to project anything.. AN EXPLOSION AT THIS OHIO POWER PLANT IS THOUGHT TO HAVE TRIGGERED THE MAMMOTH OUTAGE THAT LEFT 50 MILLION IN THE DARK.
STANDUP: Experts are still working to understand why the power hit wasnt brought under control before it rippled through the northeast and Midwest and into Canada. SUBWAY TRANSPORTATION RETURNED TO NEW YORK CITY ON SATURDAY - BUT THE GOVERNOR EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ONCE WEEKLY COMMUTERS RETURNED: SUPER: GOV. GEORGE PATAKI
SOT:On Monday millions of New Yorkers are going to set foot back into the subways of New York..

AND NEW JERSEYS GOVERNOR BLAMES THE ANTIQUATED POWER GRID TECHNOLOGY - SOME OF WHICH IS 50 YEARS OLD. SUPER: Gov. Jim McGreevy Sot: You simply cant have an internet economy based upon Edsel technology. IN THE MIDEAST RESIDENTS IN CLEVELAND AND DETROIT WERE ENCOURAGED TO BOIL THE WATER. WHILE STORE OWNERS ALL ACROSS THE AFFECTED AREAS WERE REELING FROM THE MASSIVE ECONOMIC LOSSES . ITS ESTIMATED NEW YORK CITY ALONE LOST A HALF BILLION DOLLARS - THE TOTAL DAMAGE FROM THE WORST POWER OUTAGE IN U-S HISTORY IS STILL BEING ADDED UP. SR, CBS NEWS.))

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Idi Amin, whose eight years as president of Uganda were characterized by bizarre and murderous behavior, has died.

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Amin's eight-year rule was considered a reign of terror and his flirtation with Palestinian terrorism led to the daring 1976 Israeli raid to rescue hijacked hostages in his country. Human rights groups say up to 500-thousand people were killed during his reign. Amin fled the country in 1979 and eventually wound up in Saudi Arabia, where he had been hospitalized on life-support since July.
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Tropical Storm Erika has damaged roofs and cars in a Mexican border town, but it never reached hurricane strength as forecasters had anticipated. Lee Cowan has more.
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((By dawn, Tropical Storm Erika seemed more of a nuisance than a nightmare.
(SOT/JAMES WALLS, GREENSBORO NORTH CAROLINA)

"Lee: So how would you rate this one? Ah, inconvenient."
(NAT/SOT CHOPPING)" chopping wood." With few exceptions - most of the clean up efforts were about UN-doing what had be

en DONE just hours before. "Lee: A lot of work though eh? A: Yeah, it is." Erika still charged ashore fast... nd wet hitting the coast overnight with minds topping 70 miles an hour. Scattered power outages were reported - most after electric transformers blew apart in the brief bluster. But residents like Tammy Bellard admit, given the REST of the news this week - Erika's electricity drain, seemed almost mundane.
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"Thank goodness we're not in New York, at least we have a good breeze, it's not stifling hot." In the end, Erika became more of a vacation highlight, than vacation spoiler...
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"I wanted to hurry up and get out here. Lee: Before everyone else did. A: Right, and before it all went away." Not many morning cups of coffee offer this kind of view. "Erika won't be remembered for her damage -- she'll be remembered for her decency. A storm that could have been an emergency -- instead offered entertainment. Lee Cowan, CBS News, South Padre Island, Texas."))
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Still ahead on the newscast, an old fashioned trail drive trotted into Roanoke today. We'll explain why...
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and it's not exactly aerobic excercise, but this woman decided to take her pet turtle for a spin. We'll have that story a little later in the newscast.
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Back to school shopping can not only be a headache for many parents, but a real financial burden as well.
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That is why August Kids in Radford is there to give families in need a helping hand. The program provides school children in grades K-through-12 with brand new clothes, shoes and school supplies.
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((FRAN SCARTELLI/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: EVERYTHING'S BRAND NEW AND EVERYTHING'S PURCHASED. THE PARENTS FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FORM WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S SIZES THEIR TALLIED AND THAT'S WHEN WE DO THE SHOPPING 31))
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The August Kids program was started in 1986. It served about 50-kids, and has since tripled the number of participants. To add to that, organizers say they hope to continue to serve even more.
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[TAKE PROFILE PROMO FS] We'll hear how the program has benefitted one family in this week's Virginia profile, tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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Fiddle Player Mack Magaha (muh-GAY-hay), a longtime member of the Tennesee Cut-Ups and a regular on WDBJ's Top of the Mornin' Show, has died.
Magaha (muh-GAY-hay) passed away Friday in Tennessee. He was 74 years old.
Joe Dashiell has more on the fiddler's career.
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((ALWAYS ENJOY A GOOD SQUARE DANCE FIDDLIN, AND WE HAVE A BOY OVER THERE THAT DOES A WONDERFUL JOB ON IT TOO, DON. SURE DO, MAC MAGAHA. LET'S GET HIM TO PLAY DOWN YONDER. NAT SOUND MUSIC))
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Don Reno and Red Smiley may have enjoyed top billing on Top of the Mornin, but Mack Magaha often claimed the spotlight with his energy and showmanship.
Magaha first recorded with Reno and Smiley in 1954. And he performed with the Tennessee Cut-Ups for close to a decade.
Later he worked with country music star Porter Wagoner, and in his own show at the Opryland theme park. He returned to Roanoke in 1980 for the 25th anniversary of WDBJ-7.
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((I BET YOU I'VE SEEN LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF FOLKS WHO USED TO WATCH TOP OF THE MORNIN COME BY AND SEE ME UP THERE AT OPRYLAND, THEY DO.))
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Magaha's health had declined in recent years, and he was recently hospitalized with pneumonia.
A funeral service is scheduled for Monday morning in Nashville. [NAT SOUND OF FIDDLE]
Joe Dashiell News 7))

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The Farmer's Market in downtown Roanoke found itself in the spotlight today.
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Chef Tim Love has been invited to prepare a meal at the James Beard House in New York. To prepare he is traveling from Fort Worth, Texas to New York, along the way stopping at Farmer's Markets in seven cities. Love was in Roanoke this morning where he picked up red onions, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, and asparagus.
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((TIM LOVE/COWBOY CHEF; WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS BRING MORE ATTENTION TO THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION, WHICH IS A CULINARY FOUNDATION THAT SUPPORTS YOUNG GUYS WHO WANT TO GO TO CULINARY SCHOOL, MAYBE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY. SOMEONE'S GOT THE DRIVE, WILL APPLY FOR ALL THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS. AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BRING SOME ATTENTION TO THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION, AND GET SOME MORE MEMBERS AND ALL THAT STUFF.))
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Love and his staff do take busses between cities, but then they mount up to pick up the ingredients. The trip is being taped for a documentary.
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We start tonight with bad news for Falcons fans and all NFL fans for that matter as arguably the league's most exciting player went down with an injury.
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Former Hokie Michael Vick was scrambling deep in his own territory in the opening quarter of tonight's preseason contest with the Ravens when he was taken down by Adalius Thomas. Vick's right leg appeared to get caught in the turf and he stayed on the ground for several minutes before being carted off the field. The diagnosis is a fractured right fibula. Vick could miss the remainder of the season, but he will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
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The Washington Redskins were hoping to bounce back from last week's embarrassing preseason loss to the Panthers tonight at home against the Pats.
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Patrick Ramsey was sharp tonight. He hooks up with Lavearneus Coles down inside the 20 yard line.
Trung Canidate then did the honors from 6 yards out for the Redskins first TD of the preseason.
[SUPER=30-New England/20/Washington/13/;]

But the Patriots Bethel Johnson turned in this 98 yard kickoff return in the third quarter. New England won it over Washington by a final of 20 to 13.
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The AP college football poll has been released and the Oklahoma Sooners top the ranks for the ninth time while the Virginia Cavaliers check in at number 18.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will start the season in the 9th spot, but Frank Beamer and company know it's not where you start, but where you finish that counts.
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The Hokies held their first preseason scrimmage this afternoon. Marcus Vick completed six of eight passes for 73 yards while Bryan Randall was 2 of 3 for a yard. Chris Clifton had a 35 yard reception and a 63 yard touchdown run.

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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Coach Beamer didn't have time to stick around Blacksburg for long after today's scrimmage. Tonight he was in Roanoke for the grand opening of a second Beamer's restaurant location on the City Market.
Friends, coaches, and former players were all a part of tonight's VIP kickoff party.
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Tiger Woods is out of contention at the PGA Championship, only three golfers are under par, and two of those, not many folks have heard of.
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[SUPER=03-Rochester, NY/PGA Championship; :00]


Second round leader Shawn Micheel fired a 1-under 69, but it could have been much better. Micheel was at 7-under midway thru the round, but bogeyed his final three holes to fall into a tie with Michael Campbell at 4-under par.
Campbell finished strong with birdies over the last three holes.
Masters champ Mike Weir is 3 shots back.
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For the 13th time in 22 races this season, a Winston Cup regular has won a Busch Series event.
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Greg Biffle was not the lucky party today in Michigan as he lost control in turn four and went for a nice ride thru the infield grass.
Tony Stewart came close leading 82 of the first 100 laps. But Stewart pitted for two tires and fuel late in the race. The move didn't pay off.
That gave Kevin Harvick the lead and when rain red flagged the race 15 laps shy of the finish, Harvick had his 3rd Busch Series win of the season in the Cabela's 250.
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The Joe Gaither 3 on 3 basketball tournament was moved indoors today because of rain showers, but the wet stuff didn't dampen the enthusiasm for the cause.
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About 700 dollars was raised today. The money will go to the Fatherhood and families program and the Kiera Arrington fund set up to assist the 14 year old girl who is the only survivor of a shooting that killed her mother and three siblings.
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[OUT Q=back to the community."]
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[Pet-Turtle]


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[WRITER=tha]
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Finally tonight... A New York woman is getting her exercise--
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[VO-NAT 17:34:39]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

but not at top speed thanks to her walking partner. Now that the power is back on in much of New York-- the woman is finally able to walk her 18- year old turtle along 57th street in New York city. The turtle's name is Shusha-- and the woman says she's cared for the turtle who's definitely a crowd stopper since she was born.
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