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Coming up on News 7-
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The symbol of the Star City is fading. Why Roanoke's crowning glory is losing its luster. Plus, he took a request to the zoning board. And when it got denied he apparently took a bulldozer to the town. And Daimler Chrysler recalls the PT Cruiser.
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News 7 is next.

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One of the area's most recognizable landmarks is in danger of being left in the dark.
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((GARETH McALLISTER: THERE WILL BE THAT DAY WE CANNOT KEEP THE STAR BURNING. WE'RE TRYING TO BE PROACTIVE.))
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

[Roanoke-Star]


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You may have noticed the Mill Mountain Star is not shining as brightly these days.
The city knows about it and is now working to fix it. [***STAR GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here to tell us all about it. So Justin what's the problem?
Shannon, the Star is beginning to show its age.
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It's more than fifty years old and some of the original electrical components are still in use today.
City leaders say if nothing is done it could mean "lights out" for Roanoke's most prized possession.
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[SUPER=01-Mauridta Dow Massey/Roanoke Resident; :14]
[SUPER=01-Larry Davison/Roanoke Resident; :18]
[SUPER=01-Gareth McAllister/Roanoke Facilities Manager; :42]
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((((BITE WITH WOMAN SAYING "I MEAN THIS IS THE SYMBOL OF THE CITY RIGHT? WE'RE THE STAR CITY" AT 1:25:32; COVER WITH VIDEO))
It's known as the Star City thanks to the Mill Mountain star.
It's been here since 1949 and is considered to have one of the best views of the Roanoke Valley.
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[IN Q=I love the star]

((MAURIDTA DOW MASSEY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I LOVE THE STAR. I GREW UP AROUND THE STAR. I USED TO COME UP HERE ON WEEKENDS, HANGING OUT WITH MY FRIENDS.)) ((LARRY DAVISON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: JUST LOVE THE VIEW THAT WE HAVE, TO ME IT LIKE A LITTLE LOS ANGELES TO BE ABLE TO LOOK OVER THE WHOLE VALLEY.)) [Runs10]
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That look however is not what used to be.
Take a look at video we shot after September 11th when the star became red, white, and blue.
Contrast that to today and you can see some of the red neon tubes no longer work.
The city says the star needs more than a just a tube replacement to give it back its shine.
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[IN Q=The transformers some]

((GARETH McALLISTER/ROANOKE'S FACILITIES MANAGER: THE TRANSFORMERS SOME OF THEM WERE INSTALLED IN 1949, SOME OF THE ORIGINAL TRANSFORMERS ARE STILL THERE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=are still there]


When that transformer fails, maintenance crews often have to do a nationwide search to find a replacement.
Also, many of the electrical parts of the star are starting to age to a point that it's getting nearly impossible to maintain.
So the city has hired the original family that built the star to come up with possible solutions.
Workers will soon go up in a crane, like they've done in the past, to take a closer look.
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[IN Q=The study is basically]

((GARETH McALLISTER/ROANOKE'S FACILITIES MANAGER: HE WILL VISIT EVERY TRANSFORMER, AND EVERY ELECTRICAL CONNECTION AND EVERY CONDUIT AND HE WILL BE MAKING AN OBSERVATION OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO BRING THE STAR UP TO THE LATEST GREATEST TECHNOLOGY ELECTRICALLY.)) [Runs:12]
[OUT Q=greatest technology electrically]))
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It is unclear how much the upgrades will cost but city leaders concede it will be in the thousands.
The project will soon go out to bid and the city hopes work will begin by early winter.
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Shannon, as it is now the star should remain open to the public during construction.

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The lights may be on at Mill Mountain, but for more than a thousand A-E-P customers in Roanoke County -- they're off. A-E-P officials say they're not sure what caused the outtage in the Glenvar area, but crews are on the scene now, and power should be restored in a couple of hours.

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A different kind of star made a splash in Roanoke tonight, although probably not the way she'd hoped.
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((NAT SINGING))
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Under rainy skies, former American Idol contestant Kimberley Locke performed at Elmwood Park this evening.
Festival in the Park organizers said the show had to go on despite the rainy weather.
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[SOT 4:39:00]
[IN Q=There were no decision]

((STU ISRAEL/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: THERE WAS NO DECISION TO MAKE. WE ARE A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. THE ONLY REASON WE MOVED THE DOOBIE BROTHERS LAST YEAR IS BECAUSE THE CITY MADE US. THEY WOULDN'T LET ANYONE ON THE FIELD. WE HAD SIX DAYS OF RAIN. WE WERE IN FLOOD WATCH. WE NEVER, IT'S THE ONLY TIME IN OUR 35 YEAR HISTORY WE EVER MOVED ANYTHING INSIDE.))
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Just as the show got underway rain started to pour.
Organizers had hoped to have a crowd of more than five thousand people but just over a thousand showed up.
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[Bulldozer]


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Colorado's governor says he's prepared to send National Guard troops to stop a man barricaded inside a fortified bulldozer.
The man's already damaged at least five buildings in the town of Granby and police have not been able to get their hands on him.
Donna Tetretault has more.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Haddock/Business Owner; :51]
[SUPER=01-Donna Tetretault/Reporting; :59]
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((IT WAS A ONE-MAN DEMOLITION SPREE. SUSPECT MARV HEEMEYER -- ANGRY AND APPARENTLY OUT FOR REVENGE -- HOPPED INTO A BULLDOZER AND SYSTEMATICALLY RAMMED INTO SEVERAL BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN OF GRANBY, COLORADO. HE RIPPED THROUGH AN APPLIANCE STORE ... PLOWED INTO A BANK ... AND HEAVILY DAMAGED THE TOWN HALL AND THE LIBRARY. POLICE FIRED AT THE FORTIFIED VEHICLE BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE RAMPAGE. HELPLESS RESIDENTS WATCHED.
(MOS)

"They couldn't stop him. He was crazy." USING THE BULLDOZER AS HIS WEAPON OF CHOICE, OFFICIALS SAY HEEMEYER ALSO KNOCKED DOWN TREES AND POLES, KNOCKED OUT GAS SERVICE TO SOME BUILDINGS, AND EVEN TOOK AIM AT PROPANE TANKS. FRIENDS SAY HEEMEYER WAS ANGRY AT TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS BECAUSE HE RECENTLY LOST A ZONING DISPUTE. BOB HADDOCK'S CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS WAS AMONG THE BUILDINGS DESTROYED.
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"This is what he did to me. What I did to him doesn't matter. I just didn't vote his way and he got mad." IT ALL FINALLY CAME TO AN END WHEN THE BULLDOZER GOT STUCK IN A DEPARTMENT STORE. NOW THIS SMALL TOWN IS STUCK WITH A MAJOR BILL -- TO REBUILD. DONNA TETRETAULT FOR CBS NEWS))

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State troopers say a school bus driver was going too fast for today's wet conditions when she ran off the road.
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Around 12:30, a bus carrying mostly middle and high school students was headed west on Depot Road in Campbell County.
That's when the driver apparently lost control and skidded into a ditch.
Three children suffered minor injuries.
The driver, 35-year-old Saundra Griffiths, was charged with reckless driving.
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A non-profit group recognized for its efforts to improve a Roanoke neighborhood is now facing an investigation of its finances.
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The Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization has renovated older homes, built new ones and developed larger projects such as the McCray Court Senior Living Center.
But it now appears the group failed to pay taxes and other debts totaling more than 100- thousand dollars.
Alvin Nash was asked to investigate.
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((ALVIN NASH/BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORP.: THIS IS A GLITCH, BUT IT'S NOT A TERMINATING POINT. AND I THINK A POSITIVE THING IS THAT THERE'S A LOT MORE WORK TO DO AND NNEO IS QUITE CAPABLE OF REORGANIZING AND GETTING IT DONE.))
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At this point, Nash says it's difficult to say if the problems constitute mismanagement, or more serious offense.

Nash says the results of his review will be turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney.
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[PT-Cruiser]


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DaimlerChrysler is recalling more than 438-thousand P-T Cruisers because of a flaw that can cause a fire under the hood.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a high-pressure power steering hose can loosen and come into contact with other parts of the vehicle. If the hose is punctured and power steering fluid leaks out, a fire can start. A company spokeswoman says there have been nine reports of fires but no injuries or deaths. The recall covers P-T Cruisers from model years 2001 to 2005.
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D-Day veterans are marking a major milestone this weekend.
It's been 60 years since they stormed the beaches of Normandy--- freeing the French from the Nazis and changing the co

urse of WWII.
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D-Day vets were welcomed back to Normanday as heroes. They traded war stories and were reminded of good times not usually associated with battle. Jack Schegel, a paratrooper, landed three miles off course on a French farm and was quickly taken in.
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((JACK SCHEGEL/D-DAY VETERAN-WE'RE SITTING THERE DRINKING WINE AND EATING BREAD... TIL CHICK MILLER WHO RECENTLY DIED SAID HEY I THINK WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FIGHTING NOT DRINKING WINE.))
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Schegel was captured as a P-O-W four times, escaped three times and survived friendly fire once. There are only six men left in his original group, and for many, this will be their last trip to Normandy.
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One day before this weekend's D-Day commemmorations began, an American plane was unearthed in France. Germans shot the plane down four days after the initial invasion. The pilot, 22 year old Rudolph Augartem was rescued by a local farmer who kept him safe until the fighting for Normandy was over. The farmer and Augarterm remained friends for life, and even tried to dig the plane up a decade ago.
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Republicans and Democrats both say they're looking forward to victory this November.
More on their state conventions when News Seven returns.
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((IRAQ'S NEW PRIME MINISTER MAKES HIS FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED ADDRESS. I'M JENNIFER MILLER IN WASHINGTON. I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE SAID COMING UP.))
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the rain stops all but one regional title game tonight. The wet details of that one plus the new schedule of events, and horsepower from the Cup, Busch, truck and even the stable tonight on the Big 7.))
[Iraq]

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It was another costly day for American forces in Iraq.
The U.S. military reported five soldiers killed and five wounded by a powerful bomb in Baghdad. In the meantime, the country's new prime minister took to the air in an appeal for peace. Jennifer Miller reports.
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((IN HIS FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED ADDRESS IRAQ'S NEW PRIME MINISTER, IYAD ALLAWI, URGED AN END TO ATTACKS ON AMERICAN AND FOREIGN TROOPS.
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APTN VIDEO SPEAKING ON U-S FUNDED AL-IRAQI TELEVISION ALLAWI SAID THE PRESENCE OF FOREIGN TROOPS GUARANTEES SECURITY AFTER THE JUNE 30TH HANDOVER. SOME IRAQIS WATCHING THE PRIME MINISTER AGREED THE FIGHTING NEEDS TO STOP.
(English) Vox pop

"because those come here to help our land." BUT SOME INSURGENTS IGNORED PLEAS TO HOLD THEIR FIRE. APTN VIDEO
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IN SADR CITY ... FIVE U-S SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND OTHERS WOUNDED WHEN THEIR HUMVEE CAME UNDER ATTACK.
(FIREFIGHT) APTN VIDEO

NEARBY ... SHIITE INSURGENTS // SHOT MORTAR ROUNDS AND ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADES AT TROOPS HOUSED IN THIS POLICE STATION.
(NATS POP SOUNDBITE -Arabic) (THIS IS THE DEMOCRACY THAT GEORGE BUSH BROUGHT US)

"..... George Bush ...." APTN VIDEO THE FIGHTING TOOK PLACE IN ONE OF REBEL CLERIC MOQTADA AL-SADR'S STRONG HOLDS. (RTV VIDEO) BUT FRIDAY, THE SHIITE LEADER AGREED TO A FRESH, YET SHAKY, TRUCE WITH AMERICAN FORCES. RTV VIDEO PART OF THE AGREEMENT ... WHICH FORMER IRAQI ALLY AHMAD CHALABI HELPED BROKER ... HAS IRAQI POLICE, NOT U-S TROOPS, TAKING OVER THE STREETS. BUT THE IRAQIS WILL HAVE BACK UP.
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"If they have any problems, we're still there. We'll continue to give our support." STANDUP CLOSE: BUT THAT SUPPORT COULD LEAVE SOONER THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED. FRIDAY THE U-S AND BRITAIN REVISED A U-N SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION. THE CHANGE GIVES THE INTERIM GOVERNMENT THE POWER TO ASK FOREIGN TROOPS TO LEAVE AT ANY TIME. JENNIFER MILLER CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Despite a turbulent year in the General Assembly, Virginia's Grand Ole Party says it still has plenty of reasons to celebrate.
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Two thousand Republican delegates are gathering in Richmond this weekend for their two-day convention.
Just weeks ago, several G-O-P lawmakers broke from the party and voted for more than a billion dollars in tax increases.
But party officials say Virginia's Republicans remain committed to lower taxes.
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[IN Q=IT'S THE DEMOCRATS THAT MARCHED IN]

((KATE OBENSHAIN GRIFFIN/STATE REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: IT'S THE DEMOCRATS THAT MARCHED IN LOCKSTEP IN FAVOR OF TAX INCREASES. THE MAJORITY OF REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS, ELECTED OFFICIALS STOOD WITH THE VOTERS OF VIRGINIA AND OUR PHILOSOPHY THAT TAXES SHOULD BE KEPT LOW. WE FEEL GREAT WE DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE ARE ANY LOOMING PROBLEMS.))
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[OUT Q=THERE ARE ANY LOOMING PROBLEMS.]
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Ninth District Congressional Candidate Kevin Triplett addressed the delegates today.
He says he is excited about how his race is going.
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Meanwhile state Democrats are assembling in Roanoke tonight for their convention which starts tomorrow. A handful of Democrats have already committed to running for both Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General in 20-05. Many of them spent the night fundraising. Democratic leaders say the party as a whole is united and ready to rally support for Senator John Kerry's run for the presidency.
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((KERRY DONLEY/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN: I THINK THE SUCCESS THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAD IN RICHMOND THIS YEAR, LARGELY DUE TO THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR GOVERNOR MARK WARNER, HAS BROUGHT A LOT OF FOLKS TO THE FOREFRONT IN TERMS OF RUNNING FOR EITHER STATEWIDE OFFICE OR LOCAL OFFICE AS DEMOCRATS.))
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Tomorrow, Democrats will adopt a state platform and elect delegates to represent the Commonwealth during the party's national convention this summer. Vietnam veteran and former U-S Senator Max Cleland will serve as the party's guest speaker.
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We had plenty of rain today, but will it last through the weekend?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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And after five years, a local dance theater still has plenty of spring in its step.
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Five years ago, they were gathering in a crowded basement at their local Y-M-C-A.
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Now a program that teaches inner city children the art of dance has a new home.
The Dance Theatre of Lynchburg bought and renovated two old buildings on Commerce Street that were scheduled to be torn down.
Five years and 250-thousand dollars in renovations later, hundreds of children come here to get their first exposure to the arts.
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[IN Q=To give them]

((KEITH LEE/DANCE THEATRE DIRECTOR: TO GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES, ALL KINDS OF OPPORTUNITIES. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER THEY DANCE OR SING OR ACT IN THEIR LIVES, BUT I THINK THE EXPERIENCE WILL CARRY OVER AS THEY GROW OLDER AND THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS.))
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The Dance Theatre will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a recital and block party this weekend.
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[Harry-Potter]


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Critics may say the latest film in the Harry Potter series has a more grown up appeal,
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but that's not keeping young wizards and muggels from local theaters.
Many fans showed up for The Prisoner of Azkaban in wizard attire.
More than three hundered viewers showed up to watch a midnight showing last night at the Valley View Grande in Roanoke.
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We'll crown a regional champ in the rain, check on fast cars, a fast horse, and some high school college choices. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Paris, France/NBC Sports; : 00]


Guillermo Coria won 13 games in a row on his way to defeating Tim Henman, 3-6, 6-4, 6-love, 7-5 to earn a place in the final on Sunday.
He'll face Gaston Gaudio, who beat David Nalbandian 6-3, 7-6, 6-love. Sunday's match will be the first Grand Slam men's final between two players from Argentina. Tomorrow's women's final features the first all-Russian final in French Open history.
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[S-Soccer]


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The rain wiped out all but one regional title game set for tonight - the girls' region three soccer game between Lord Botetourt and Hidden Valley.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/Region III Championship; :00]

There were several girls involved in tonight's game and tomorrow's state track meet at JMU - so they needed to play tonight and get her done. The Titans had plenty of opportunities in regulation as they kept the heat on the Cavs - Meredit Grunewald's shot is stopped, but she would get one in the first overtime that turned out to be the winner.
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Alli Lewis would get the other goal in the second OT and Mary Elizabeth Weaver got both assists in the 2-to-nothing win.
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The Patrick Henry boys' tennis team is now just one win away from a state title. This afternoon the Patriots beat Douglas Freeman 5-to-3 and will play Mills Godwin for the title tomorrow at 1:30.

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The region Three boys' title game between Jefferson Forest and Blacksburg was postponed until Sunday night at 6pm.

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The Region Three baseball contest between Byrd and Cave Spring has been moved to tomorrow night at 7 at Kiwanis Field.

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In region three softball - Rustburg and Jefferson Forest will play on Sunday at 2pm at Heritage in Lynchburg.
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Plus, the Region C softball title tilt between James River and PH Glade Spring has been moved to tomorrow at 5pm at Green Hill Park.
[GRAPHIC=NCAA DIVISION ONE BASEBALL]

The rain also played havoc with the NCAA baseball regional at UVa. The doubleheader was delayed by three hours.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Vanderbilt vs. George Mason;]

The opening game would see the SEC runner-up Vanderbilt Commodores take out George Mason 7-to-3 with the help of a big four run fifth inning. The UVa game with Princeton was rained out tonight. It will start tomorrow morning at 11.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP]
[ENG#=1]


The Cup cars and drivers bounced around on the Dover Concrete today. Some went fast and others a little too fast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/MBNA 400 Qualifying; :00]

First, Greg Biffle crashed his Ford coming out of Turn Two on his warm-lap. Then the next driver out Michael Waltrip crashed hard on his second circuit. He had the 8th fastest time on his first lap, but will end up in the back in a bak-up car. Jeremy Mayfield was amazingly fast as he set a brand new track record with a lap at 161 point 522 miles an hour. Here's the starting grid for the MBNA salute to Heroes 400.
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[GO TO RACE LINEUP]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeremy Mayfield/161.522/2. Ryan Newman/160.643/3. Brian Vickers//4. Rusty Wallace//5. Brendan Gaughan//;

]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Elliott Sadler//7. Mark Martin//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Jamie McMurray//10. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Kurt Busch//12. Kasey Kahne//13. Jeff Gordon//14. Jimmie Johnson//15. Ken Schrader/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Sterling Marlin//17. Casey Mears//18. Bobby Labonte//19. Jeff Green//20. Stanton Barrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Scott Wimmer//22. Jeff Burton//23. Scott Riggs//24. Robby Gordon//25. Ward Burton//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//27. Dave Blaney//28. Ricky Rudd//29. Dale Jarrett//30. Kyle Petty//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Ricky Craven//32. Joe Nemechek//33. Kevin Harvick//34. Terry Labonte//35. Tony Raines//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Wallace//37. Johnny Sauter//38. Kevin Lepage//39. Matt Kenseth/Prov/40. Greg Biffle/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Jimmy Spencer/Prov/42. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/43. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/;]
[super=#555;reset]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last driver]
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[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=2]
[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/Busch Series Qualifying; :00]

David Green drove an untested car to a NASCAR Busch series qualifying record at Dover before the Cup cars got on the track. Green whipped his Chevy around The Monster Mile at 157.916 mph. The pole run was the 22nd for Green, the 1994 series champion. He'll seek his ninth career victory tomorrow in the MBNA 200.
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[S-Truck]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=3]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/]

After both series wrapped up qualifying, the Craftsman truck series hit the concrete for the MBNA American 200. The race was slowed by six cautions that ate up 42 laps, but in the end Chad Chaffin devoured the field. With the help of an off-sequence pit stop he was able to beat veteran Rick Crawford in a five lap shootout.
It's Chaffin's first series win in 38 starts. His previous best finish this season came at Atlanta, where he was ninth. Jon Wood was 10th.
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[S-Smarty]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-180 TC140]
[GRAPHIC=news 7 sports]
[ENG#=4]


Smarty Jones is probably settling in for a good night's rest in preparation for tomorrow's running of the Belmont Stakes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belmont, NY; :00]


The horse is bidding to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, and the first since Affirmed 26 years ago. Smarty Jones has been getting acquainted with his surroundings this week with a light workout Thursday followed by another this morning. He has a perfect record of 8 and oh.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Servis/Smarty Jones Trainer; :00]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=starting to get anxious."]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[School-Award]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-09 TC1:46:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

A Pulaski County school is celebrating a state championship for reading.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Newbern Elementary school won this year's Reading is Fundamental Challenge. It's a national competition in which more than 120-thousand students try to read as many books as they can in two weeks. Newbern is one of two schools in the state to take top honors. The students won a banner, medals, tee-shirts and each received a brand new book. Newbern also won a two-hundred dollar gift certificate to buy new books for the school library.
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