[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Two murders, three people charged.
We'll have the latest out of Franklin and Wythe counties.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, police nab two suspects just hours after the robbery of a Roanoke bank.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports Tony Stewart is making waves, again. Both Serena and Venus are knocked out of the French Quarterfinals,
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[VO-NAT]


and Patrick Henry picks up an easy win in the state tennis quarterfinals this afternoon at Rivers Edge.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A break from the storms today but they draw closer tomorrow. Details and our June almanac right after sports.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


Franklin County authorities identify a suspect in a recent murder.
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[IN Q=our investigation]

((OUR INVESTIGATION BELIEVES THAT HE HAS LEFT THE FRANKLIN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AREA 14))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now they want your help in tracking him down.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Franklin-Murder]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC1:07:13]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]

28-year-old Charmane Tamika Davis was found shot to death last month inside a home on Water's Edge Road near Smith Mountain Lake.
[ENG#=4]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities have now charged 32-year-old Stanley Dion Tate of Danville with murder and use of a firearm. He is Davis' boyfriend and the father of two of her three children.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 24;]

Authorities believe Tate murdered Davis, after she caught him at his home with another woman.
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[IN Q=he was living]

((QUINT OVERTON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF; HE WAS LIVING IN THE HOUSE, BUT I UNDERSTAND HE WAS NOT PAYING RENT HE WAS THE UPKEEP OF THE HOUSE HE WAS MOWING THE GRASS AND PAYING THE ELECTRIC BILL 03))
[SUPER=01-Quint Overton/Franklin Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=the electric bill]
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[VO-NAT]


Tate was already wanted in Danville on drug charges.
Authorities say they found Tate's car parked in some woods in Pittsylvania County, but they believe he may have left the area. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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[Wythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC1:22:42]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Two teenage girls charged with first degree murder in Wythe County MAY be tried as adults. A 14 year girl is charged in the stabbing death of her mother. A 15 year old friend is also charged in the Memorial Day weekend crime.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with the latest on what many in Wythe County are calling a shocking murder.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Shannon, police and neighbors tell us they NEVER saw this coming. They say there was no hint of trouble in this Max Meadows' household.
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[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff; :08]
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[SUPER=01-Janet Nelson/Neighbor; :53]
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((It's hard for many in this tight knit Wythe County community to believe a grisly murder happened behind these doors.


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((SHERIFF: I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT A SITUATION LIKE THIS WHEN THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF ANYTHING PRIOR. ))
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Sometime over the Memorial Day weekend 42 year old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas was stabbed multiple times. Her 14 year old daughter and a 15 year old friend are now charged with the murder.

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[IN Q=Thomas']

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THOMAS' BODY WAS FOUND HERE IN THIS WOODED AREA ABOUT 100 YARDS FROM HER HOUSE. SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE COVERED WITH DIRT AND LOGS. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=and logs.]


Investigators say Thomas' husband came home from a trip Sunday night and found the home ransacked and his wife and 14 year old step daughter missing. Police later found the daughter and her friend at a home in Fort Chiswell, where investigators say the girls confessed and led them to the body.

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((JANET NELSON: I'M SHOCKED AND SHE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY. SHE WENT TO CHURCH AND SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOTHER TOO. THERE WAS NOTHING BAD ABOUT VAUGHNE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=bad about Vaughne.]


Janet Nelson is family and says no-one saw a crime like this coming. Neighbors and police tell us it was completely out of the blue.

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[IN Q=A very hard]

((SHERIFF : A VERY HARD WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. VERY HARD ON FAMILY MEMBERS. JUST DEVASTATED THE FAMILIES THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH THIS.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=with this.]


Police say they found the murder weapon with the girls. A large hunting knife. ))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Investigators are still waiting on the autopsy report. The Commonwealth's Attorney tells me more charges could be coming.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Shannon, he also wants to try these girls as adults. A preliminary hearing on the matter is scheduled for later this month.

[Bank-robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:40:46]
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Two women are in custody tonight, charged with robbing a Roanoke bank.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police say the women walked into the B- B & T branch on Colonial Avenue around 11 o'clock and demanded money.
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Photos]


One of the women was carrying a gun, and surveillance photos show employees or customers lying on the floor.
Witnesses provided descriptions of the suspects and the car they used to leave the area. Bank employees recognized one of the women as a customer.
Police later arrested 24- year- old Tashika Kerian Noble of Roanoke, and 18- year- old Kiandre Annette Colbert of Roanoke County. They also recovered the money.
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[L'burg-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Police aren't sure what caused a woman to swerve her car into the path of a Lynchburg bus this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Just before two o'clock, 60-year-old Reba Tyree of Forest was headed south on Memorial Avenue when she veered into the northbound lane. Tyree's Volkswagen was broad-sided by a G-L-T-C bus. She's in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital. The driver of another car involved in the accident was shaken up and was also taken to the hospital for observation. Five passengers and the driver of the bus were not hurt. Charges against Tyree are pending.
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[Voting-Machines]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC34:58]
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While Roanoke voters will enter the electronic age with the November election, the city registrar and her staff will spend the summer getting ready.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, a tractor trailer delivered 14 pallets of electronic voting machines and supporting equipment to the municipal building.
Registrar Beryl (Burr-uhl) Brooks says her staff and election officials will train this summer, and schedule opportunities for the public to use the machines as well.
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[IN Q=We're going through the process]

((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR; WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS PREPARED AND ALL THE CHANGES THAT WE NEED TO MAKE LOGISTICALLY AND HOW WE SET UP FOR ELECTIONS, SO IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FOR EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=going to be different for everybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite recent reports questioning the integrity of some electronic voting machines, local officials believe the new equipment is an improvement that voters will ultimately appreciate.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


An influential economist is in Roanoke tonight.
Why he says the economy's on the right track when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And see how the revitalization of an old theater may raise the curtain on a new era in one small town.
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[1st-Wx]
[Forbes]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
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Magazine Publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is in Roanoke tonight.
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He'll speak to nearly 300 invited guests as part of the SunTrust speaker series.
Forbes will talk mainly about the economy, something he believes is heading in the right direction.
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((STEVE FORBES/CEO FORBES MAGAZINE: GIVEN WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS ESPECIALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR JOBS OR SOME CASES DID LOSE THEIR JOBS I THINK THOSE PERCEPTIONS ARE ALWAYS LAG THE RECOVERY, THAT IS TRADITIONAL SO I THINK IN A FEW MONTHS PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO FEEL YES THIS IS GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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[OUT Q=in the right direction]
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Forbes who is a Republican also believes President Bush will win re-election but admits it will be a tough race.


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[Horse-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC1:24:22]
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[ENG#=2]


The owner of a dog that attacked a horse earlier this year in Bedford County will have to pay for his pet's actions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./April 6;]


Animal control officers caught the pitbull in April, after it attacked Tater, a four year old miniature horse.
Now the judge has ordered that the dog be put down and that its owner, Christopher Nichols, pay the horse's medical bills.
A second dog, a boxer, was also suspected in the attack, but the judge did NOT find enough evidence against the dog, and returned it to its owner.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The stock markets closed higher on a rally in the last half-hour of trading. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 14 points.
NASDAQ gained four.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Buchanan-Theatre]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC18:26]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The face of Buchanan is changing.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A decade ago 85-percent of downtown was vacant.
[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
[SS=None]

Now Susan Bahorich says revitalization is breathing new life into some old buildings and the downtown area.
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[SUPER=01-Gloria Carter/Buchanan Theatre Owner; :21 ]
[SUPER=01-Ken Thorn/Buchanan Theatre Supporter; :49]
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[SUPER=01-Harry Gleason/Downtown Revitalization Program; 1:08]
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(([NATS/MUSIC@16:44:54:18] ((MUSIC: THE BIJOU IN BUCHANAN, TAKE ME TO SEE THE SHOW...)) [RUNS:08]
This theatre has been a fixture in Buchanan for nearly a century. It's gone by other names, had other looks, it was even deserted for a time... until one family decided to raise the curtain once again.

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[INQ=The theatre meant..]

((GLORIA CARTER, OWNER BUCHANAN THEATRE: THE THEATRE MEANT A LOT TO ME GROWING UP IN MY HOMETOWN AND I KNEW IT DID TO ALL THE PEOPLE LIVING AROUND HERE TOO. EVERYONE WAS ALWAYS LAMENTING 'WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE BUY THE THEATRE AND RESTORE IT?' ... OKAY (RAISING HAND & WAVING).)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=.. restore it? .. okay.]


Even though the Buchanan Theatre reopened in 2001, it continues to be a labor of love. The Carters estimate they've already sunk 100-thousand dollars into the theatre, investing in a new screen, air conditioning and restoring original ceiling titles.

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[INQ=It's been tremendous...]

((KEN THORN, BUCHANAN THEATRE SUPPORTER: OUR NEXT PROJECTS ARE GOING TO BE RECOVERING THE SEATS, REDOING CURTAINS, AS WE NEED TO -JUST CONSTANTLY DOING IMPROVEMENTS AS TIME GOES ON.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUTQ=.. time goes on.]


While more work still needs to be done here at the theatre- maybe the greatest improvement can be seen *outside* the theatre doors.

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[INQ=The theatre really...]

((HARRY GLEASON, DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROGRAM MGR.: THE THEATRE REALLY HAS TWO MAIN ROLES IT HAS PLAYED. ONE, IS ITS BEEN A REALLY BIG PRIDE BOOSTER, THAT BUILDING HAS A LOT OF COLLECTIVE MEMORIES FOR THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUTQ= .. for the community.]

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[INQ= It also represents...]

((HARRY GLEASON, DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROGRAM MGR.: IT ALSO REPRESENTS A BUILDING MOST PEOPLE NEVER THOUGHT WOULD COME BACK TO LIFE.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUTQ=... back to life.]


SB, News 7, Buchanan. ))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports tennis results from the high school ranks as state and regional action heats up.
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[VO-NAT]

and the Williams Sisters make packing and traveling easier today as they each lose at French open and head home.
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[S-Patriots]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-174 30:46]
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[ENG#=1]


The Patrick Henry boys tennis team has gone one step further than last season. The Patriots defeated Great Bridge today in the group 3A state quarterfinals to advance to the semifinal round.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Group AAA Quarterfinals; :00]

PH needed just 50 minutes to run through the Wildcats. In fact, out of a possible 74 games to win, the Patriots lost just 2. Patrick Henry's number one and two players Tyler Early and Brock Newton each won their matches in straight sets and did not lose a game in four sets.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Brock Newton/Patrick Henry #2 Player; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tyler Early/Patrick Henry #1 Player; :18]
[SUPER=01-Joel Higham/Patrick Henry Tennis Coach; :28]
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[OUT Q=..only get tougher"]
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[VO-NAT]


Patrick Henry will play Douglas Freeman Friday in Newport News at Hunington Park at 11 AM. This will be a rematch between the two tennis powers from earlier in the season. Freeman handed the Patriots their only loss of the season.
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[S-Region]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-167 12804TC]
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[ENG#=2]


In Region Three tennis action today at Heritage high school in Lynchburg - Hidden Valley's Luke Wray won the title by beating both Prince Edward's Josh Dudley and William Byrd's Phillip Reynolds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Region III Tennis; :00]

The Terriers top player defeated Clay Hunter early this morning in the semi-finals 6-3 and 6-4, but ended up falling to Wray 6-1 and 6-1 in the championship.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]

Wray and Hidden Valley will meet Alleghany in the team semi-finals tomorrow morning, while Heritage takes on Prince Edward in the other boys' quarterfinal.

[S-French]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-169 13235tc]
[GRAPHIC=french open]



[ENG#=]


If your name happened to be Williams - today was not the day to be playing tennis in Paris. Thanks to today's quarterfinal events in Paris, Serena and Venus now have plenty of time to shop.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN; :00]

Venus was knocked out of the tournament by Russia's Anastasia Myskina (my-SKEE-nah). She ousted Venus in straight sets 6-3 and 6-4. Venus committed 43 unforced errors. But that paled in comparison to the loss sister Serena suffered. Jennifer Capriati beat second seeded Serena in three sets 6-3, 2-6, and 6-3. Serena committed 45 unforced errors including match point. It's the first time the sisters have been knocked out in the same round of a tournament.
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[S-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=4]


NASCAR's Busch Grand National series gets very little attention on a normal weekend, but when you add a few Cup regular s to the mix and throw them in Charlotte anything is possible.
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[VO-NAT]

In what shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone - Tony Stewart may be fined by NASCAR for basically defying authority and doing whatever he likes.
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Saturday; ]

Stewart's Busch series car this past weekend had Kid Rock painted on the quarterpanel and "american bad you know what" on the hood. Nascar officials made Stewart tape over the objectionable word. However, during his first pit stop Stewart had the crew pull off the tape.
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[WX-Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=2]


May was a busy month for storms with no sign of slowing down. June brings many more things skywise and weatherwise. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has our monthly almanac.
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[OUT Q=meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]


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