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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Logan's gone]

((LOGAN'S GONE.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=what to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case of Logan Bowman brings a conviction for child neglect, after a murder charge is dismissed because of insufficient evidence.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Schermerhorn]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-15 TC1:23:21]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis Schermerhorn]
[ENG#=2]


A Grayson County jury considered the case against Dennis Schermerhorn for an hour and 15 minutes before convicting him of child neglect.
But tonight Joe Dashiell reports the defendant won't serve much time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Dennis Schermerhorn]
[SUPER=03-Independence; :00]
[SUPER=01-Holly Watkins/Schermerhorn's Niece; :16]
[SUPER=01-Todd Watson/Schermerhorn's Lawyer; :33]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Bowman/Logan Bowman's Father; :59]
[SUPER=@joe1; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=JD, News 7, Independence.]



[Bridges]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC07:44]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]
[ENG#=3]


A jury found a Franklin County man guilty of voluntary manslaughter today in the killing of his brother- in- law.

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[VO-NAT]

Joseph Edison Bridges was also found guilty of shooting into an occupied vehicle.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 2003;]

The shooting happened last May. Police say Bridges pulled up to his brother- in- law's car and fired a shot hitting Howell Scott in the head. Scott died at the scene.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]

Bridges later turned himself in and claims he had a mental condition at the time of the shooting. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

[Pitts-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


One person is dead tonight after a car accident in Pittsylvania county. Police say a Ford Escort driven by 17 year old Steven Deel Matthew of Keeling, drove into a series of S-curves on Route 841 too fast. The car ran off the right side of the road, down a three foot bank, and rolled several times. Matthew was thrown from the car and killed. Three other passengers were taken to Danville Regional medical center with non life threatening injuries.

[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC56:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]


Party- goers packed into Victory Stadium tonight as the 35th annual Festival in the Park got underway. Rain washed the event out last year forcing organizers to make some changes, but as Jennifer Wishon reports, no one seemed to notice.
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[IN Q=20 dollars is your change]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Lee/Festival Goer; :26 ]
[SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Festival Director; :44 ]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:13 ]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Prillaman/Festival Goer; 1:35 (QUICK!!!!) ]
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[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Roanoke.]
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[SOT 16:08:17]
[IN Q=20 dollars is your change]

((20 DOLLARS IS YOUR CHANGE AND RIGHT HERE FOUR BUCKS FOR YOU. THERE YOU GO, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=have a great night]

As the clouds parted thousands of people poured into Victory Stadium to kick off a week long celebration. [COVER FIRST PART OF BITE]
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[SOT 16:00:49]
[IN Q=I think Festival]

((BRIAN LEE: I THINK FESTIVAL IN THE PARK HAS BEEN A GREAT COMMUNITY GATHERING IF YOU WILL... IT'S A BIG POTPOURI OF WHAT ROANOKE REPRESENTS.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=what Roanoke represents]


((NAT SOUND POP OF MUSIC))
[RUNS=03]

Last year Festival was plagued by heavy rains and lost thousands of dollars forcing organizers to cut costs.
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[SOT 15:44:11]
[IN Q=We're just being a little]

((STU ISREAL: WE'RE JUST BEING A LITTLE MORE CONSERVATIVE. WE WOULD HAVE TWEAKED THE EVENT A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR HAD WE HAD A GOOD YEAR LAST YEAR SO WE HAVE A GREAT MUSICAL LINE- UP.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=great musical line- up]

This year festival goers will notice more corporate sponsors. That's because ALL Festival in the Park events are being underwritten by an area business for extra security.
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[SOT 16:07:21]
[IN Q=Earlier in the week]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: EARLIER IN THE WEEK A GROUP CALLED CONCERNED CHRISTIANS FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY ACCUSED THE FESTIVAL OF VIOLATING ABC REGULATIONS. THAT'S SOMETHING THE THE FESTIVAL DENIES - IN FACT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=that doesn't happen]


[COVER WITH VIDEO OF PEOPLE MARKING HANDS AT THE BEER GARDEN]
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[SOT 15:43:11]
[IN Q=We have a good]

((STU ISREAL: WE HAVE A GOOD SECURITY PLAN AND WE'RE BEING EXTRA CAUTIOUS BECAUSE OF THE CONTROVERSY WE HAD EARLIER IN THE WEEK, BUT WE'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY CAUTIOUS.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=been very cautious]

Nearly 90 uniformed and plain clothes security officers patrolled the stadium, but party goers didn't seem to mind - they just wanted to hear the music.
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[SOT 15:59:52]
[IN Q=I've come to see my]

((JERRY PRILLAMAN: I'VE COME TO SEE MY NUMBER ONE BAND WHICH IS KANSAS.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=which is Kansas]



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[SOT 16:00:20]
[IN Q=We came out to see]

((BRIAN LEE: WE CAME OUT TO SEE KANSAS. WE'RE 80'S MUSIC FANS AND SHE MADE ME COME.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=made me come]

Festival in the Park continues through Sunday, June 6th. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke. ))

[Travel-Warning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As you travel this weekend -- and throughout the summer -- the federal government is hoping you can help watch for anything suspicious.
The Federal Aviation Administration says any sort of unusual behavior, or an unattended package, should be reported, amid renewed fears of a terror attack.

[Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=ecu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Despite the terror warnings, Americans are gearing up for one of the nation's biggest travel weekends.
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[VO-NAT]

An estimated 36-million people will be travelling over the next few days. Despite high gas prices, Triple-A is estimating 30- million of those will be on the road. However, some are opting for air travel. By factoring gas prices, some travelers are finding that flying is actually cheaper than driving.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My son actually]

((MY SON ACTUALLY IS IN COLLEGE IN AUSTIN AND IT COSTS ME $80 IN GAS AND IT COSTS LESS THAN THAT ON SOME AIRLINES SO I THINK THATS A VERY GOOD POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Lopano/Traveller;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=very good point.]
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[VO-NAT]


Travel agencies say the negative effects September 11th had on airlines are beginning to wear off and they say that's why there's a rise in air travel.
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[Seat-Belts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:20:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


If your travel plans bring you anywhere near Route 460 this weekend, expect to have a lot of company... from local police officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than 150 officers will be patrolling the 460 corridor between Giles County and Norfolk between now and Memorial Day.
It's all part of the national "Click it or Ticket" campaign geared towards getting motorists to wear their seatbelts.
Police say they'll be on the lookout for speeders and drunk drivers.. but they also want to remind drivers to buckle up.
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[Finks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC1:09:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A Roanoke based company will continue to call the valley its home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A snip of the ribbon officially opened Fink's Jewelers newest store and corporate headquarters. The Fink family has resided in Roanoke for more than 70 years and plans to stay around.
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[SOT]

[02:24:56 - 02:25:04]
[IN Q=We would never even]

((MARC FINK/PRESIDENT:WE WOULD NEVER EVEN CONSIDER LEAVING ROANOKE WITH THE QUALITY OF LIFE WE HAVE IN THIS VALLEY. THIS IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, TO RAISE A FAMILY, AND TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Marc Fink/President]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=be part of the communitty.]
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[VO-NAT]

The new three point two million dollar facility will house 50 employees, a 27-thousand pound vault, and jewelry with prices ranging from average to extravagant.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=ecu]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


One of Roanoke's cultural anchors is in danger of shutting down. Details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]


And the national World War Two memorial is being dedicated this weekend. We'll hear from area veterans when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[ENG#=4]
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[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll crown district champs in softball, baseball and soccer. T-Lum carries Clemson in the ACC Tournament, and we'll step inside the Roush family of drivers to get some tips on Sunday's Coke 600. All that and more on the way in sports.))
[Memorial]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=ecu]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC1:42:36]
[GRAPHIC=WW II Memorial]
[ENG#=1]


It's a tribute long overdue and twenty years in the making. This weekend, the nation will dedicate its World War Two memorial. Justin McLeod has more from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My father]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Hyman/Widow of WW II Veteran; :19]
[SUPER=01-Gen. P. X. Kelley/American Battle Monuments Commission; :33]
[SUPER=01-Darren Zehner/Project Architect; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Rose Toomey/Widow of WW II Veteran; 1:42]
[SUPER=@Justin1; 1:48]
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[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7 Washington]
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[SW-Vets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=ecu]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:02:25]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=2]

Many veterans and their families from our area are travelling to Washington for the dedication. Keith Humphry rode along with them and has their story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning!]
[SUPER=01-John Kessler/WW II Veteran; :18]
[SUPER=01-Richard Burrow/Former D-Day Memorial Director; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Lucille Boggess/Former D-Day Memorial Board Member; 1:24]
[SUPER=@Keith1; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=News 7 Washington.]
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[Center-Funding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:37:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

If one of Roanoke's most recognizeable arts organizations is to survive, donors need to come forward. So says Jim Sears, president of Center in the Square.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Center offers rent-free space to other non-profits like the Science Museum of Western Virginia, the Art Museum, History Museum and Mill Mountain Theatre. Like many other arts and cultural organizations, it's been operating without state funding since 2000. Sears says the situation is dire.
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[SOT 4:26 - 4:40]
[IN Q=If we had to pull all of the lost dollars...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE PRESIDENT: IF WE HAD TO PULL ALL OF THE LOST DOLLARS FROM OUR EMERGENCY FUND WE COULD LAST ABOUT THREE YEARS MORE. HOPEFULLY, WE'LL NOT HAVE TO DO THAT. HOPEFULLY, DONORS WILL STEP UP AND WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square President;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and will make a difference.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

Sears says operating hours have been cut and half of the staff laid off. Center needs to raise 600-thousand dollars a year to make up for the loss of state money. This year's fundraising campaign, which will end in June, is still 221-thousand dollars short.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=ecu]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]

An unlikely candidate has risen to be Iraq's newest prime minister. More details coming up.
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[VO-NAT]

And summer's right around the corner, so its time to fire up those grills. We'll have tips to keep the barbecue safe when News 7 returns.
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[Commercial]

[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dgr]
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[ENG#=1]


With little more than a month to go before the U-S hands over power, Iraq's transitional government is now beginning to take shape.
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[VO-NAT]

Today, Iraq's Governing Council unanimously approved one of its own to be the country's new prime minister. Doctor Ayad Allawi is a former exiled opposition leader, and a shiite with close ties to the C-I-A. President Bush said today, that although the military will remain in control of Iraq's national security -- there will be no limits placed on the next government's authority.
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[SOT 1:12]
[IN Q=OUR GOVERNMENT ]

((OUR GOVERNMENT AND OUR COALITION WILL TRANSFER FULL SOVEREIGNTY -- COMPLETE AND FULL SOVEREIGNTY. ))
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[OUT Q=FULL SOVEREIGNTY]
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, one of the country's chief standouts continued to rail against the U-S occupation. Less than 24 hours after a ceasefire, members of Muqtada al Sadr's militia were fighting in Kufa.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, district softball and baseball highlights, Tyler Lumsden shines for Clemson, Jeff Burton talks Coke 600, and the Pacers tangle with the Pistons in Motown, and speaking of the NBA, that's the subject of our extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


the New Orleans Hornets have hired former L-A Laker Byron Scott as the successor to Tim Floyd who was fired after just one season. Scott himself was given a pink slip by New Jersey in January, after taking the Nets to two straight NBA Finals.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-172 TC11310]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]
[ENG#=1]


Several district championships were settled tonight around the area. Let's start on the diamond at Green Hill Park where Floyd County bested Glenvar for the Three Rivers softball title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Highlanders; :00]


It was 2-1 Buffs in the 4th when they add to the lead. Michelle Masters rips a base knock back up the middle to score Laura Via to make it 3-1 Floyd.
[SUPER=34-Floyd Co./5/Glenvar/1/;]

Still in the 4th, Jessica Zieman takes this pitch to left field. Masters rounds third and heads for home. Floyd County went on to win it 5 to 1 over Glenvar.
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=vhsl]


In the triple A ranks, GW Danville beat Franklin County 3 to 2 in eleven innings.

[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-167 TC12504]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]
[ENG#=2]


In Blue Ridge District baseball, Alleghany squared off with William Byrd on the Terriers diamond in Vinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Mountaineers vs. Terriers; :00]


Both teams were cooking at the plate early in this one.
The Mountaineers Matt Ballenger cranks this two run dinger over the left field fence to make it 4-2 Alleghany in the 3rd.
Still in the third, Dustin Caldwell singles to center plating another RBI to make it 5-2.
Byrd answered when Brad Greenway hits the dribbler down to third, scoring Aaron Conner.
K-J Soboleski then stands in for the Terriers and cranks a three run homer.
[SUPER=34-Alleghany/8/William Byrd/12/;]

This one was tied at 8 before Byrd won it 12-8 on a grand slam by Bruce Janey in the bottom of the 7th.
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=vhsl]


In Blue Ridge girls soccer, Botetourt slipped past Northside 2-1. It was William Byrd over Botetourt 3-1 on the boys side. In the River Ridge, Cave Spring knocked off Blacksburg on the diamond 13 to 2. And on the soccer field it was the Blacksburg boys taking out Hidden Valley 2-1 for the district title, while the Hidden Valley girls returned the favor winning 2-1 over the Bruins.

[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-170 TC11223]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Baseball Tourney]
[ENG#=3]


In the ACC Tournament tonight, Georgia Tech beat Florida State 13 to 4 remaining unbeaten to advance to the championship. Earlier today, Clemson took care of NC State to stay alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs. Wolfpack; :00]


The Tigers put this one away early as Clemson put up a 7 spot in the very first inning.
Hard throwing left hander from Cave Spring, Tyler Lumsden did most of the heavy lifting
[SUPER=34-Clemson/12/N.C. State/1/;]

pitching 7 and two thirds innings, scattering five hits and striking out 10 as Clemson won it 12 to 1.
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[SUPER=01-Tyler Lumsden/Game Winning Pitcher; :05]
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[OUT Q=helps you out a lot."]
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[anchor=travis]
[graphic=acc]


The Tigers then had to turn around tonight and play North Carolina, a 20 to 2 winner over Duke this afternoon. Clemson and UNC are currently in the 5th inning with the Tigers leading 3 to 0. The winner faces Florida State tomorrow for the right to face Tech in the final.

[S-Roush]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-177 23:42]
[GRAPHIC=Lowes Motor Speedway]
[ENG#=4]


The Coca-Cola 600 has been a playground for Roush Racing's stable of five drivers in recent years. And Steve Mason says don't be surprised if a Roush car is parked in victory lane in Charlotte on Sunday night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Martin/13th in Nextel Cup Points; :13]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/23rd in Nextel Cup Points; :35]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Two Coca-Cola 600 Victories; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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[BBQ-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


If you're grilling out this weekend, don't forget safety along with the steaks. Every year more than 600 fires are blamed on gas grills and many people are hurt from gas grill fires or explosions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockville, MD]


If you're using a gas grill, check the tank for rust, cracks, or dents.
Every year injuries happen by defects in tanks that haven't been used since last season.
Also, move the grill away from the house, and make sure it's on a non flammable surface.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CARTER KEITHLEY/HEART, PATIO, AND BARBEQUE ASSOCIATION: WHEN YOU LIGHT THE GRILL MAKE SURE THE HOOD IS OPEN BECAUSE YOU DON'T WANT PROPANE TO BUILD UP INSIDE, YOU DON'T WANT TO LEAN OVER THE GRILL WHEN LIGHTING IT, THAT'S A SURE WAY TO GET YOUR EYEBROWS SINGED.))
[SUPER=01-Carter Keithley/Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=eyebrows singed.]
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[VO-NAT 05 plus pad]


If it doesn't start right away, turn it off, wait a few seconds and try again.
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