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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Coming up on News 7,
An early morning accident leaves one teenager dead.
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[VO-NAT]

And the family of a murdered Franklin County woman speaks about her death two years later.
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Tonight in sports, Tom Glavine flirts with a no-hitter, and
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[VO-NAT]


Mike Stevens checks in from the Motor Mile Speedway which had some Nextel Cup visitors on this Sunday.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

It's another afternoon of scattered showers and storms. And just like yesterday, some are strong to severe with hail and damaging winds. We'll examine the storms with Skytracker 7, plus a look at your workweek forecast in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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[COVER BITE WITH PICTURE OF STEPHANIE]
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[SOT 18:31:26]
[IN Q=Yeah, I constantly ask myself]

((YEAH, I CONSTANTLY ASK MYSELF WHY, WHY STEPHANIE OUT OF ALL THE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=of all the people]
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A Franklin County mother struggles to move on two- years after her daughter was found murdered.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Bennett]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC-12:34]
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[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Two years ago this month a young Franklin County woman was found murdered in her North Carolina apartment. Stephanie Bennett's killer has not yet been found, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, her family is keeping the faith.
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[IN Q=Of course, this is me and ]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Mollie Hodges/Stephanie Bennett's Mother; :11]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Franklin County]
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[SOT 18:37:39]
[IN Q=Of course, this is me]

((OF COURSE, THIS IS ME AND STEPHANIE WHEN SHE GRADUATED FROM ROANOKE COLLEGE.))
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[OUT Q=from Roanoke College]

Two years after Stephanie Bennett's life was cut short her family has a hard time believing she's gone.
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[SOT 18:29:49]
[IN Q=Stephanie was happy]

((MOLLIE HODGES: STEPHANIE WAS HAPPY GO LUCKY. SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE, SHE HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS. STEPHANIE HAD LOTS AND LOTS OF FRIENDS.))
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[OUT Q=and lots of friends]

A Franklin County High School graduate, Stephanie was voted senior with the best personality. She went on to Roanoke College where she earned a degree in business. Her job took her to Raleigh and it was inside her North Carolina apartment that police officers found the 23- year- old strangled to death. Evidence at the scene indicated Stephanie did not know her killer, but her mother wonders if she knew someone had been following her. Three weeks before her death Stephanie mentioned she needed to buy some mace.
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[SOT 18:32:18]
[IN Q=I constantly ask myself]

((I CONSTANTLY ASK MYSELF, DID SHE KNOW THEN THAT SOMEBODY WAS FOLLOWING HER. SHE HAD TO HAVE KNOWN THAT SOMEBODY WAS FOLLOWING HERE THEN AND IT JUST DIDN'T DAWN ON ME AT ME AT THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=me at the time]

Hodges is confident Raleigh police will find her daughter's killer. In the meantime she offers advice to parents everywhere.
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[SOT 18:34:08]
[IN Q=If you have children just]

((IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN JUST MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM EVERY DAY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM, HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF THEM AND DON'T EVER THINK IF CAN'T HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD BECAUSE I NEVER DREAMED IT WOULD HAPPEN TO ME..))
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[SOT 18:31:49]
[IN Q=Coming up on June]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: COMING UP ON JUNE 13TH THE PUBLIC WILL GET THE CHANCE TO HONOR STEPHANIE AT A GOLF TOURNAMENT AT MARINER'S LANDING. PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT GO TOWARDS A SCHOLARSHIP IN STEPHANIE'S NAME WHICH WILL BE THEN GIVEN TO A FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO PLANS TO ATTEND ROANOKE COLLEGE IN THE FALL.))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Franklin County.))
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[TAKE FS] For more information or to participate in the "Stephanie R. Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament" call 540-483-4777.
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[Glade-Hill-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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A Franklin County teenager is dead after an early morning accident.
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[TAKE MAP FS] 19-year-old Matthew Frank Nichols of Glade Hill was driving on Webster's Road just after five o'clock. According to state police, Nichols ran off the road, overcorrected and ran off the road again, hitting a utility pole.
His pick-up truck then burst into flames.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Police say Nichols was wearing his seatbelt and he was the only person in the vehicle. Authorities believe alcohol may have been involved.

[Pulaski-Park]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Work on Pulaski's new business park has finally begun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]

Construction crews are now putting in water and sewer lines and Internet cables. Officials say the 133 acre site will house a new engineering firm and construction company by next January. That's another 25 jobs for the region. Town officials say in the last week, they've had two major prospects look at the land for future businesses.
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[SOT:7:07:00]
[IN Q=what we're after here]

((JOHN HAWLEY: WHAT WE'RE AFTER HERE IS JOB CREATION. I THINK THE TRANSITION THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW, THE LOSS OF JOBS THAT WE'VE HAD. WE JUST NEED TO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO COME. THE TWO COMPANIES THAT WE SHOWED LAST WEEK WOULD BRING SEVERAL HUNDRED JOBS TO THE AREA. AND THAT'S THE THING WE'RE LOOKING AT. ))
[SUPER=01-John Hawley/Pulaski Town Manager;]
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[OUT Q=WE'RE LOOKING AT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The town also unveiled a brand new fire truck last week. The 250-thousand dollar pumper is replacing a vehicle more than 30 years old.
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[Wildwood-Park]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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A local organization is breathing new life into a park in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

"Pathways" is a volunteer environmental organization. The 40- odd members of the group have a number of projects underway - including the revitalization of Wildwood Park.
The 50-acre wood-land park sits on the east-end of the city near Radford High School.
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[IN Q=We have now Forest]

((LAURIE BUCHWALD/PATHWAYS MEMBER: WE HAVE NOW FOREST SERVICE GRADE PATHWAYS FOR WALKING AND HIKING AS WELL AS THE MAIN RIVERWAY THAT GOES RIGHT THROUGH IT. IT'S ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Buchwald/Pathways Member;]
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[OUT Q=it's absolutely gorgeous]
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[VO-NAT]

Buchwald says the group has also added handicap access at the park.
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[Music-Trail]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Events like the Old Fiddlers Convention bring fans of traditional music to southwest Virginia every year.
But two music trails are attracting new attention, and state officials hope, new visitors as well.
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[SUPER=03-Galax/Aug. 2003; ]


Last week, Governor Warner signed legislation creating Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
Dubbed "The Crooked Road," the trail will links bluegrass and country music venues in southwest Virginia.
And representatives of the Blue Ridge Institute were recently honored at the White House for their role in developing another heritage tourism project, the Blue Ridge Music Trail.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The idea is]

((VAUGHN WEBB/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: THE IDEA IS THAT YOU TAKE THE CULTURAL RESOURCES THAT YOU HAVE IN A REGION AND YOU DON'T SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY, YOU TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE AND YOU PACKAGE IT IN A WAY THAT APPEALS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR AMERICANA IF YOU WILL, AND AUTHENTIC AMERICANA.))
[SUPER=01-Vaughn Webb/Blue Ridge Institute]
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[OUT Q=authentic Americana.]
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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The Blue Ridge Music trail includes 200 sites where visitors can hear authentic music from the region.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Are you looking for new cell phone service? Well starting tomorrow you can take your number with you. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]

and graduates at Hollins University take a major step just months after the school's president passes away.
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[1st-Wx]




[Wireless-Numbers]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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[ENG#=1]

Starting tomorrow wireless phone customers in THIS region will be able to carry their phone numbers over to any service provider.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

However, there are some things you need to know before switching companies.
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[SOT 8:57:20]
[IN Q=It's the carrier that]

((SAM HAMPTON/SUNCOM: IT'S THE CARRIER THAT YOU'RE TAKING YOUR NUMBER TO RESPONSIBILITY TO PULL THAT NUMBER OVER FROM THE INCUMBENT CARRIER AND IF THAT LINE IS NOT ACTIVE WE CAN'T DO IT SO DON'T CANCEL YOUR EXISTING LINE OF SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Hampton/SunCom;]
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[OUT Q=existing line of service]
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[VO-NAT]

Hampton says you should also take your current wireless phone bill to your new provider. As part of "Wireless Safety Week" service providers are reminding users to drive carefully while talking on the phone.
They say it's never a good idea to use a phone when having an emotional or stressful conversation. If your phone rings while you're driving and you can't find it - let voicemail pick it up. And finally, always make driving your first priority. A new gadget is now on the market that's designed to keep phone users safe while driving. The wireless device fits in your ear and receives a signal from your phone while it's in your pocket.
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[Hollins-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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More than 200-students graduated from Hollins University today - the first commencement ceremony since the death of their late president Nora Kizer Bell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The shade found under trees in the university's quadrangle provided welcomed relief from the heat of the day. Author and Hollins alumna Elizabeth Forsythe-Hailey served as commencement speaker. She reminded the crowd that the joyful occasion was shadowed by the absence of Hollin's former president.
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[IN Q=Living with loss is]

((ELIZABETH FORSYTHE HAILEY: LIVING WITH LOSS IS A LESSON YOU'VE HAD TO LEARN EARLIER THAN MOST OF YOUR COUNTERPARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT IF YOU SENSE NORA'S PRESENCE HERE TODAY AS STRONGLY AS I DO YOU HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU NEVER REALLY LEAVE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey/Hollins University Commencement Speaker;]
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[OUT Q=never really leave you]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 2002;]

Nora Kizer Bell died in January of complications from pneumonia. The senior class raised more than 16- thousand dollars ... which was then matched by a 25- thousand dollar gift to the school in Bell's name. A university spokesman says more than a hundred qualified applicants have been interviewed to fill Bell's position, and a replacement could be named as early as this summer. In the meantime, Doctor Wayne Markert is serving as acting president of the university.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]

Still ahead on the newscast, storms once again roll through the area, but will it be more of the same tomorrow? We'll have your full forecast.
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[VO-NAT]

and it's the end of the road for the NASCAR Busch Series at one Pennsylvania racetrack. We'll have the highlights in sports.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review,
A Non-traditonal treatment is helping stroke victims.
Carilion is trying a new method for detecting breast cancer.
And the Virginia Transplant Center opens a local satellite office.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=Before someone can undergo a kidney transplant]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Kamode/Organ Recipient; :13]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Stewart/Patient; :59]
[SUPER=01-Mack Brown/Center for Rehab & Development; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lee Tucker/Carilion Breast Care Center; 1:50]
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Before someone can undergo a kidney transplant they must have pre-surgical testing.
Up until recently, many patients in Southwest, Virginia like Debbie Kamode had to travel to Richmond for that testing.
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[SOT 1:27:23]
[IN Q=I think it will be a wonderful experience]

((I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE FOR ME I WORKED FULL-TIME UNTIL I HAD MY TRANSPLANT AND I TRAVELED BACK AND FORTH TO RICHMOND THE CONVENIENCE OF HAVING A LOCAL OFFICE TO COME TO WOULD'VE BEEN JUST MUCH MORE CONVENIENT))
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[OUT Q=just much more convenient]

The Virginia Transplant Center of Henrico Doctors' Hospital --now has a satellite office in Salem -- on the Lewis-Gale Medical Center campus.
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In other health news, some stroke victims are trying a therapy known as Interactive Metronome to help them regain the use of their limbs.
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[SOT14:02:29]
[IN Q=I've gained some use of my left hand]

(( I'VE GAINED SOME USE OF MY LEFT HAND, ESPECIALLY IN MY HOBBY OF BUILDING AIRPLANES. IT'S NOT BACK TO NORMAL, BUT IT'S BACK TO WHERE I CAN DO A LITTLE BIT WITH IT))
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The therapy involves the patient clapping to a computer generated beat. The goal is to keep up with the tone.
This exercise strengthens the mind -- muscle connection --which can make a difference for someone who has had a stroke.
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[SOT13:49:56]
[IN Q=The program is very successful]

((THE PROGRAM IS VERY SUCCESSFUL I'VE SEEN PEOPLE IMPROVE IN MOVEMENT, AND QUALITY OF MOVEMENT, AND INCREASE IN FUNCTIONAL SKILLS WHICH MEANS BEING INDEPENDENT WITH THEIR SELF CARE, THEY HAVE IMPROVED IN THOSE AREA BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM))
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[OUT Q=participating in this program]


How long it takes to see results depends on the patient.
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And finally in medical news,
Carilion will soon begin using larger slides to help with diagnosing breast cancer.
[SOT2:43]
[IN Q=The difference is that we're not finding the multipcle cancers]

((THE DIFFERENCE IS WE'RE NOT FINDING THE MULTIPLE CANCERS. WE'RE MISSING THE SMALL ONES AND WE'RE NOT DOING AS GOOD OF A JOB OF FINDING THE CANCER ON THE MARGIN OF THE SURGICAL SPECIMEN))
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[OUT Q=surgical specimen]


Here's an x-ray of the removed breast tissue --using the smaller slides doctors can only sample about 16-percent or less of the margin or perimeter around the tumor.
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[SOT3:43]
[IN Q=This new technique allows us to examine]

((THIS NEW TECHNIQUE ALLOWS US TO EXAMINE 100-PERCENT OF THAT CIRCUMFERENCE OF THE SURGICAL MARGIN TO MAKE SURE ALL THE CANCER HAS BEEN REMOVED))
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[OUT Q=cancer has been removed]


Carilion Consolidated Lab is already testing out new equipment to make the specimens for the larger slides Carilion hopes to eventually uses them for other cancers as well.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))


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Coming up, Sterling Marlin, Bill Elliott, Jimmy Spencer, and Jon Wood pay a visit to the New River Valley, and

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[VO-NAT]


the Avalanche closes out it homestand with another win over Potomac.
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[S-Racing]


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[WRITER=mst]
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The Motor Mile Speedway was the place to be this afternoon for race fans as the legendary Bill Elliott and three NASCAR regulars traded paint in the Star Country Race of Champions. Mike Stevens has more on the 25 lap shootout.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/43 Career Cup Wins; :23]
[SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Two-Time Daytona 500 Winner; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Spencer/15 Years in Cup Racing; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Race of Champions Winner; 1:37]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:53]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]


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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/FX; :00]


The Busch cars raced for the final time today in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and the Goulds Pumps 200 was one to remember.
Bobby Hamilton, Jr. led 124 laps but runs into lap traffic on the final circuit and Martin Truex, Jr. got past Hamilton to take the checkered flag and his 4th win of the season.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Martin Truex, Jr./4th Win this Season; :03]
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[OUT Q=rest is history."]
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[WRITER=twe]
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The Salem Avalanche finished off its 10 game homestand this afternoon by beating Potomac for the 2nd time in three games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


The Avs were playing some defense, turning the nice 6-4-3 double play to work out of a jam.
It was 4-1 Salem in the 8th when Ryan Stegall went back up the middle scoring Cameron Likely and Mark
[SUPER=37-Potomac/1/Salem/6/;]

Obradovich. The Avalanche heads into a long road trip with a 6-1 win.
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[S-MLB]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[ENG#=4]


Earlier this week Randy Johnson threw a perfect game, and today the Mets Tom Glavine made his own run at perfection.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WPIX; :00]


Glavine carried a no-hit bid into the 8th against the Rockies, striking out 8 on the day.
Colorado first baseman Kit Pellow broke things up though driving this 1-1 pitch off the wall for a double.
[SUPER=35-Colorado/0/N.Y. Mets/4/;]

(------------) Glavine did get the complete game shutout on the one hitter as the Mets won it 4-nothing.