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Coming up on News 7,
Family and friends tee off in Franklin County to honor a woman murdered two years ago.
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And some fearless females take control of the driver's seat in Southside.
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Tonight in sports, an update on the Roanoke Valley Golf Hall of Fame tourney, and
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we'll take a nice leisurely drive thru the Poconos at 180 miles an hour.
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Grey skies and scattered showers made up the Sunday weather story. Not much change on the way for the workweek. The full forecast and a look at a storm in the gulf of mexico which could impact our weather later in the week. [Video-Open]
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((I HAD NO INTENTION OF BEING A PIONEER. I JUST WANTED TO PLAY YOU KNOW.))
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A woman who helped pave the way for female sports writers visits the Virginia International Raceway for an historic event.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Good Evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Southside's Virginia International Raceway has had plenty of "firsts" during it's 20-PLUS years of operation. But today it made track history. As Jennifer Wishon reports, women ruled the asphalt for the first time ever.
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[SUPER=01-Julie Allen/VIR Gold Cup Event Director; :19]
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[SUPER=01-Denise McCluggage/Sports Journalist; 1:02]
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((((NATS OF THE GOLD CUP RACE))
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The Virginia International Raceway first opened it's doors in 1957 and hosts a wide range of events with everything from vintage sports cars to motorcycles. But until Sunday the words "Ladies start your engines" had never been uttered at the track.
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((JULIE ALLEN))
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Allen has been racing cars for a decade and organized the Gold Cup Historic Race Weekend which featured Sunday's all women race. ((QUICK NATS OF RACE))
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[IN Q=It wasn't that long ago]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO THAT WOMEN WEREN'T ALLOWED HERE IN THE PADDOCKS AREA OR IN THE PIT. PEOPLE LIKE DENISE MCCLUGGAGE HELPED PAVE THE WAY FOR FEMALE JOURNALISTS AND DRIVERS TO FOLLOW.))
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In the 1950's a young Denise McCluggage started out in the sports department of the New York Herald Tribune. As one of the country's first female sportswriters she covered skiing and auto- racing then in its infancy.
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[IN Q=It was just a really]

((DENISE MCCLUGGAGE: IT WAS JUST A REALLY TERRIFIC JOB BECAUSE I DID WHAT I LIKE TO DO AND I HAD A GREAT DEAL OF FREEDOM.))
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She developed a reputation of doing what she reported on and soon became a well- known race car driver. She even raced against the likes of Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney, but as a writer she was considered an outsider.
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((DENISE MCCLUGGAGE: I MEAN I HAD TO INTERVIEW THE DRIVERS THROUGH THE CHAIN LENGTH FENCE... THEY WON'T LET ME IN THERE, YOU COME HERE.))
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Contemporary drivers are grateful for women like McCluggage who've made their drive a little smoother, but say the race for women on the track is a long way from the checkered flag.
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((JULIE ALLEN: IT'S STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO. THERE'S NOT A LOT OF LADY DRIVERS... IT'S STILL HARD TO BREAK INTO THE PROFESSIONAL STUFF.))
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((QUICK NATS OF THE RACE)) In the late '50's McCluggage founded "Competition Press" which eventually evolved into "Auto Week." She's now senior contributing editor to the weekly magazine. The world of racing has evolved into something she no longer recognizes from her days at the Herald Tribune, but McCluggage says she still watches one every chance she gets. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Halifax County.))

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A golf tournament held today in Franklin County will help one high school graduate pay for college, while trying to keep a FORMER graduate's memory alive. This as investigators release new video to try to help solve the crime. Intern reporter Jeremy Butterfield has more.
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(( Two years ago, Franklin County native Stephanie Bennett was murdered at her apartment in Raleigh. Sunday friends and family hit the fairway in an effort to keep her memory alive. Each year Bennett's family holds a golf tournament to raise money for a scholarship it started in her name.
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((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE IN THE FIELD KNOWS STEPHANIE. IT'S A GREAT TURN OUT. IT REALLY MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE COMMUNITY AND THE COUNTY OF FRANKLIN AND THE TOWN OF ROCKY MOUNT ARE BEHIND US ON THIS THING.))
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Tyler Sigmon was awarded the 25-hundred dollar scholarship this year and like Stephanie, will attend Roanoke College in the fall.
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((JAY BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S BROTHER:WELL I GAVE IT AWAY THIS YEAR TO TYLER SIGMON, WE'VE KNOWN HIS FAMILY FOR A LONG TIME AND HE'S A GREAT KID. WE WERE HAPPY TO GIVE IT TO HIM, AND HE IS GOING TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY HERE FOR A LONG TIME.))
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In addition to raising money for the scholarship the tournament is a time for family and friends to remember who they lost.
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((JAY BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S BROTHER:IT MEANS A LOT TO ME. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE AND THEY CAME OUT FOR MY LITTLE SISTER AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD/REPORTING:ALTHOUGH NO SUSPECT HAVE BEEN NAMED IN THE CASE, INVESTIGATORS HAVE RELEASED THIS NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE IN HOPES OF GATHERING MORE LEADS.))
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Raleigh police hope the video of Stephanie, and footage of her apartment, will bring new leads to the case. Investigators say they do have physical evidence tying the murderer to the scene but no name to go along with it. They believe someone has information that could lead to an arrest. Until then, police will continue combing through the evidence they have, waiting for someone to come forward. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7.))

[UVA-Fundraising]


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The University of Virginia is starting a very ambitious fundraising campaign.
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U-V-A hopes to raise three BILLION dollars in donations in the next six and a half years. The university is off to a fast start, with four potential 100-million dollar donors. Some 12-hundred people have been identified for gifts of one to five million dollars.
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Still ahead on the newscast, we'll tell you about an upcoming concert in our area that will feature some musicians known around the world...
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and also, we open up the News 7 mailbag for praise and blame.
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[1st-Wx]

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An eclectic, but well-known mix of musicians is coming to the Theater at Lime Kiln near Lexington this summer. The Mutual Admiration Society will play on August 17th, featuring the band Nickel Creek, Glen Phillips, the former frontman of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Pete Thomas the drummer for Elvis Costello, and John Paul Jones, the bassist for Led Zeppelin. The concert was booked just last week, and theater officials say they are ecstatic about the high-calibre show.
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((JOHN HEALEY/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; WE'RE ONE OF 6 DATES ON THE EAST COAST THAT THEY SELECTED TO COME. NICKEL CREEK THEMSELVES USUALLY PLAY IN 2000 SEAT VENUES. WE'LL BE UP IN THE BOWL, 700 PEOPLE. WE'LL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE THEM AS CLOSE AND PERSONAL AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN SEE THEM.))
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Tickets are 30 dollars for reserved seats, and 25 dollars for general admission.

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WDBJ viewer mail touched on a variety of issues this week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean sorts through them in News-7's Feedback.

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((The coverage of the death of former president Ronald Reagan pushed some of our newscasts on Wednesday to our new digital channels. But that bothered a viewer from Christiansburg (Dena Puckett) who said she didn't mean to sound harsh, but had been hoping for an update on the fatal shooting of a teenager. "I think that most people would rather know what is going on locally. The man is dead, bury him and get on with it. If someone is really interested in watching they can turn to MSNBC or CNN. Leave the local channels open...please!"
Our decision to identify the 17-year-old arrested in that shooting brought a rebuke from another viewer (Vicki P. Wright/Blacksburg).
"I'm surprised that Channel 7 news is more interested in sensationalism than in protecting juveniles. As your reporters admitted, they did not have all the facts in the case, however you still chose to continue showing the face of that young boy over and over again...Protecting the identity of juveniles requires more than just withholding their names. I cannot imagine what the families of both of these young boys have had to endure by having this flashed over and over again on TV."
And our story on the lack of trouble with alcohol use at Festival in the Park brought a response from a Salem viewer opposed to the idea (Patti Gilbert).
"What if only one of the "slightly impaired" drivers just happened to be driving by when my granddaughter is crossing the street from the festival? Kids are famous for not paying attention, especially when they're walking in groups and feel safe. Who would the festival spokesperson blame when the driver couldn't stop fast enough because he's only "slightly" drunk?...I don't believe ANY drinking should be allowed where there are children gathered no matter how much money they can get toward the next festival or event."
If you'd like to comment on our news coverage, send us a letter...a fax...or an email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Up ahead on the newscast, a warm up is on the way, but expect scattered showers and thunderstorms for Monday. Brent will be along with the full forecast.
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and we'll have highlights from a wild day in the Pocono's in sports.
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[Health-Review]


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In Health Review,
A local autism center offers in-home therapy.
A Roanoke native starts his own national diabetes organization.
And whether you swim in a pool, lake or the beach you should be aware of potential health risks. Joy Sutton has more.
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(( Children and the elderly are most at risk for recreational water illness. Health officials say there are a number of bacteria that can live in any natural body of water or even a chlorinated pool --that can make you sick.
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((THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES THAT REALLY RUN THE GAMUT. THERE ARE CONDITIONS THAT CAN CAUSE EAR INFECTIONS. THEY ARE CONDITIONS THAT CAN SKIN RASHES, SKIN IRRITATIONS))
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There are ways to reduce your risk. Avoid swimming in surface water after a heavy rain -- because the rain can carry contaminants. Children should not wear diapers in the water or be allowed in the water if they have diarrhea. Don't feed waterfowl such as ducks near the water --because they can contaminate the water.
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((ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION THAT WE HAVE IF YOU HAVE BREAK IN SKIN OR OPENING DO NOT SWIM IN SURFACE WATER BECAUSE THAT CAN PROVIDE AN AVENUE FOR INFECTION. THEY OTHER ONE IS THROUGH SWALLOWING AND IT CAN LEAD TO GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE ))


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In other news,
The Blue Ridge Autism Center has started an in-home program to help children like Noah Thomas. His parents say this intense behavior therapy has changed his life.
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((WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WE WERE GIVEN LITERATURE OF CHILDREN THAT JUST DESCRIBE THAT YOU'RE CHILD WILL NEVER TALK, HE WILL NEVER FUNCTION NORMALLY. THIS PROGRAM HAS JUST GIVEN US HOPE FOR HIS FUTURE AND I FEEL LIKE IT'S GIVEN US OUR SON BACK))
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One of Noah's therapist, Chrissy Layne, says the key is reaching the children at an early age.
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((BASICALLY IF WE CAN CATCH THESE CHILDREN WHEN THEY'RE FIRST DIAGNOSED AND DO AN INTENSIVE TREATMENT THAN WE CAN GENERALLY HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD SUCCESS IN TERMS OF TRANSITION THEM TO SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN WITH MINIMAL SUPPORT ))
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In other news, Roanoke native Charles Ray, the third, knows how costly it can be to manage diabetes. That's why he's started a national organization to help diabetics get free medical supplies.
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((YOU NEED THESE TOOLS FOR A FACT OF LIFE AND TO PROLONG YOUR LIFE TO ELIMINATE LONG TERM COMPLICATION. I FELT IF I WAS HAVING AN ISSUE TO DEAL WITH THESE THINGS I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE WERE))
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While Ray has received national attention over the years, he says nothing could compare to the recent support of Luther Vandross' mother -- who did a public service announcement for the organization.
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((PSA: THREE GENERATION OF MY FAMILY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY DIABETES INCLUDING MY SON LUTHER VANDROSS.)) [RUNS 10]
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((WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY A HOUSEHOLD NAME BUT PEOPLE ARE RECOGNIZING OUR NAME ACROSS THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY WITH OUR NEW PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT))
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That's health review. I'm Joy Sutton.))


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Coming up, Jimmie Johnson wins at Pocono, a preview of Game Four of the NBA Finals,
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and Annika Sorenstam cruises to her 7th major title.
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The Nextel Cup drivers were in scenic Long Pond, PA for today's running of the Pocono 500, but there was nothing peaceful about the 14th race of the season.
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The triangle can be pretty tough on parts. First Brendan Gaughan blows up and then later, last week's winner Mark Martin does the same.
With just 34 laps to go to the finish, Rusty Wallace and Michael Waltrip tangled and both drivers had a meet and greet with the concrete. Mikey finished 33rd and Rusty 32nd.
Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick got together late in the race as Dale Jarrett and Jeff Burton blew engines. That brought out the day's 10th caution. Kenseth and Harvick were just getting started though. Expect some fines later this week for those two.
Jimmie Johnson kept his nose clean and won the race under the yellow for his thrid win this season.
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The Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame golf Tournament wrapped up today at Hidden Valley Country Club. 13 year old Meredith Swanson became the youngest winner in the 26 year history of the women's event, besting the queen of Roanoke Valley golf Dot Bolling on the third hole of sudden death.
Matt Mankin won the men's title for the first time.
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The ladies that get paid to play were chasing Annika Sorenstam this afternoon. Annika fired a 64 in this morning's third round, and then held on to claim her 7th major by 3 shots in the LPGA Championship.
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At the PGA's Buick Classic, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington are in the midst of a sudden death playoff.
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Game Four of the NBA Finals takes center stage tonight just outside Detroit as the Lakers try to even the best of seven series at 2 games apiece. Shaq says if that's to happen he needs the rock.
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On Wednesday, former UVA assistant Scott Shepherd was handed the reins of the hoops program at Ferrum. Shepherd, who will officially begin his duties on July 1st, is glad to be back after helping the Panthers to two league titles as an assitant in the early 90's.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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We finish up on the diamond where Ken Griffey, Jr. inched closer to history this afternoon, cranking career homer n(------------) umber 499. But the Reds wasted the effort losing their 6th straight game 10-8 in Cleveland.