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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

A search for a suspected drowning victim in Henry County takes on a new face. The 9-11 Commission reports on al Qaida's original plans for attacking the U-S and the ones currently in the works. And, the man who crushed a youngster in his quest to catch a foul ball decides to be a good sport.
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[ANCHOR=Shan]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


Bear sightings are on the rise and incidents like the one at a local hospital could become more common.
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[SOT 7:44:01]
[IN Q=We're confident the]

((JIM BOWMAN: WE'RE CONFIDENT THE POPULATION HAS BEEN EXPANDING ALL THE DATA WE HAVE REALLY SUGGESTS THAT VERY CLEARLY.))
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[OUT Q=that very clearly]
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[ANCHOR =Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.

[Franklin-Bear]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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For safety reasons, the state says it had no choice but to shoot and kill the bear that entered Franklin Memorial Hospital last night.
The questions now are: should you beware of bears and why does it seem there are more of them? [***CLOSE ENCOUNTERS GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with answers. Justin, do we know how large the bear population is?
Shannon, here in Virginia it is hard to tell.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@Justin1]


The state says there are probably thousands and those numbers are increasing.
Therefore, you'll probably see more close encounters like the one last night.
[ENG#=3]
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Tuesday Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bowman/Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries; :12]
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((((NAT SOUND OF BEAR COMING OUT OF HOSPITAL))
What happened Tuesday night with a bear walking into Franklin Memorial Hospital is unusual.
But the fact the bear was spotted in a residential neighborhood days before is actually quite common.
[SOT 7:39:00]
[IN Q=As the landscape]

((JIM BOWMAN/DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: AS THE LANDSCAPE IS MORE COVERED WITH HOMES THERE IS A GREATER LIKELIHOOD A BEAR IS GOING TO ENCOUNTER SOME OF THOSE COMMUNITIES.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=those communities]


They tend to venture out from early spring to summer.
The state says the bear population has grown substantially in the past decade.
Typically you would only see them in mountain communities but increasingly they're seen in the Roanoke Valley and parts of southside.
[SOT 7:37:11]
[IN Q=It is simply]

((JIM BOWMAN/DEPT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: IT IS SIMPLY NATURAL GROWTH OF THE POPULATION AND EXPANSION.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=AND EXPANSION]


As a result, the state expanded hunting season this year and saw a 62 percent increase from the previous harvest.
That was a direct result from the state's new black bear management plan.
The study found bears leave the mountain because of mating season and to look for food, something they usually has no trouble finding.
[SOT 7:39:59]
[IN Q=That solves the vast]

((JIM BOWMAN/DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: THAT SOLVES THE VAST MAJORITY OF CASES JUST SIMPLY PUTTING AWAY THINGS, BIRDFEEDERS, TRASH CANS, GRILLS, PET FOOD, THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=those types of things]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


In fact it is now illegal in Virginia to feed black bears.
We should point out bears are typically shy and are not known for being aggressive.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Shannon, if you encounter one you're advised to slowly walk away and not run.

[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Rescue crews in Henry County tomorrow will resume the search for a man presumed drowned in flash flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The accident happened around three-thirty this morning. State Police say Louise Fuller was on her paper route delivering for the Greensboro News - and - Record along with her ex-husband, Booker John Henry Hutson. Police say Fuller drove into a flooded roadway and her car was washed away. Her body was recovered, but Booker Hutson's was not. Rescue officials say heavy rain sent an intense amount of water rushing down the creek bed.
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[SOT - 19:35:41]
[IN Q=]

((RICHARD COX/OLD DOMINION SEARCH AND RESCUE; FROM LOOKING AT THE TREELINE IN THERE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A WALL OF WATER THAT GOT 10-15 FEET ABOVE GROUD LEVEL HERE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FORCE GOING THROUGH THERE. THERE'S TREES YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE SIZE OF SOME OF THE TREES THAT JUST PUSHED OVER.))
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[VO-NAT]

The search is expected to resume tomorrow morning. Earlier today, co-workers identified the missing man as Buddy Fuller and said he was Louise Fuller's brother-in-law.
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[Disaster-Declaration]


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Last month, several severe storms hit Southwest Virginia.
Now federal help is on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co./Last Month]


President Bush has approved a disaster declaration for Lee, Russell and Tazewell Counties.
The declaration covers damage from a series of severe storms, tornadoes and floods that began on May 24.
The declaration allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer housing assistance, low-interest loans and grants to individuals and businesses.
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[911-Report]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Al Qaida is apparently gearing up for a repeat of September eleventh after that attack failed to measure up in size to original plans. The panel investigating the attacks says the terror network has been weakened but is now focused on chemical, bio and radiological attacks. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dietrich Snell/Investigator; 16]
[SUPER=01-Rudy Russo/CIA; 43]
[SUPER=01-Douglas MacEachin/Former CIA Deputy Dir. of Intelligence; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 1:24]
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((It was meant to have been much worse... Al Qaeda's September 11th attack plans originally called for 10 hijacked planes - aimed not just at buildings in New York and Washington DCTERMS.... but at high profile targets all across the U-S.
SOT/Dietrich Snell, staff investigator


"These hijacked planes were to be crashed into CIA and FBI headquarters, unidentified nuclear power plants and the tallest buildings in California and Washington state." TRACK: Using interrogation transcripts of Al Qaeda captives... 9-11 staff members Wednesday revealed chilling details of Osama bin Laden's original strategy. More than just the money man for the attacks, the independent commission learned, bin Laden was seemingly involved in every part of the planning.
SOT/Rudy Russo, CIA,


"In fact, not only in this plot, but in others, he was a bit of a micromanager." TRACK: Perhaps equally startling to the original scale of the attack - the commission also debunked President Bush's assertion that there was an Iraq connection to Al-Qaeda. It was this alleged "Hussein - bin Laden" partnership that the President used to help justify an Iraq invasion. SUPER: DOUGLAS MACEACHIN/FORMER DEPUTY DIR OF INTELLIGENCE, CIA "Bin Laden was said to have requested space to establish training camps and assistance in procuring weapons, but Iraq apparently never responded. TRACK: But the White House is not backing down... From Vice President Cheney to the President - they are standing tough on the Hussein connection to Al-Qaeda insisting intelligence is on their side. CLOSE: also searching for intelligence the 9-11 hearings here on the hill - are trying to determine what if anything could have been done to stop the attacks - Thursday is the last days of hearings - a final report is expected on July 26th. A.S. - CBS News, Washington.))

[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The General Assembly's veto session proved to be good day for two area museums but not so for a local research project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Lawmakers rejected 16 of 43 budget changes proposed by the Governor.
Among the amendments voted down was one that funded tobacco research at Virginia Tech.
Governor Warner allotted 85-thousand dollars a year for the program.
But delegates stripped the money away, saying the changes favored certain state programs over others.
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[SOT 03:21:40]
[IN Q=WHERE'S THE FAIRNESS OF CHERRY]

((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON: WHERE'S THE FAIRNESS OF CHERRY PICKING THESE THREE CENTERS TO THE EXCLUSION OF TWO OTHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Phil Hamilton/(R) Newport News; :00]
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[OUT Q=to the exclusion of two others.]
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[VO-NAT]


Montgomery County Delegate Jim Shuler says the money would have benefited Virginia's tobacco industry.
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[SOT 03:17:45 house #1]
[IN Q=HERE WE ARE WITH AN INSTITUTE]

((DEL. JIM SHULER: HERE WE ARE WITH AN INSTITUTE THAT HAS TAKEN THE TOBACCO LEAF WORKING ON THE BIOMASS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE USED WITHIN THE MEDICAL FIELD TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES.))
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[OUT Q=THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES.]
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[VO-NAT]


Legislators approved 200-thousand dollars for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
And also gave some money to the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
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[Report-Card]


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Meanwhile, House Republicans are getting poor marks from a business advocacy and research group.
The group called Virginia FREE gave House Democrats and Republicans about the same average scores on selected votes from the 2004 General Assembly session. But high-profile Republicans, including Speaker William Howell and Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, received conspicuously low marks.
Howell called the group ``irrelevant.''

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They say government schools are "godless."
Still ahead, some members of the Southern Baptist Convention issue a call to pull kids out of public schools.
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[VO-NAT]


And computers may not be the only electronics that get a little under the weather. Now cell phones may fall victim to a virus too.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Southern-Baptists]

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A group of Southern Baptists says public, government-funded schools are "officially godless".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;]

But the Southern Baptist Convention today voted down a proposal that would have encouraged parents to remove their children from public schools. The proposal had asked parents to provide their children with a "thoroughly christian education" by sending them to private day schools or teaching them at home. Instead, the convention adopted a broader warning against "the cultural drift in out nation towards secularism."
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Before wrapping up the annual meeting today, 85-hundred church representatives approved a call to ban gay marriage by amending the U-S Constitution.

[Grayson-Shooting]


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Grayson County authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 12 year old boy. The boy was killed on May 29th and is not being identified by police. He was shot at a home in the Providence section of Grayson County. The sheriff says the gunshot wound was not self inflicted, and may have been an accident. The investigation will wrap up later this week. The sheriff says the Commonwealth's Attorney will decide if any charges should be placed.

[Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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After a nearly six month search and more than 30 applications, Radford finally has a new police chief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

City Manager Tony Cox has picked interim Police Chief Gary Harmon to permanently hold the position. Harmon is a 27-year veteran of the Radford police force. He says he's thrilled to have the job and has many big plans. Harmon is a Radford native and graduate of Radford University. He replaces Wes Terry, who was fired by the city in January.
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[Knox]


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Roanoke pain doctor Cecil Knox faces new criminal charges. Today's indictment does not add to the number of counts against him, but does list additional acts of alleged racketeering. The new information cites Knox for splitting amphetamine pills for his own use, something he acknowledged at trial last year. That case ended in acquittal on some charges and a hung jury on the rest. Dr. Knox is set to be tried again in November along with his office manager.

[Youth-Conference]


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Summer vacation started last week, but hundreds of kids from around central Virginia are back in school.. and having a good time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Youth Connections 2004 is a three-day conference for middle school students in the Lynchburg area.
They're getting an education in things like substance abuse and violence prevention through a more hands-on approach.
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[SOT 10:03:18]
[IN Q=And a little]

((SUE HORSLEY/YOUTH CONNECTIONS 2004 ORGANIZER: AND A LITTLE MORE OF A DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLE. A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM, THE KIDS GET TO GO IN THERE AND ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE, SHARE THEIR FEELINGS AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY INTERACT WITH THE SPEAKERS AND WITH EACH OTHER. AND TO DO SOME SKITS, THEY'LL WORK ON SOME PRESENTATIONS OF WHAT THEY'VE LEARNED, SO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILS AND FUN STUFF, LEARNING BUT HAVING A GREAT TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Horsley/Youth Connections 2004 Organizer]
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[OUT Q=having a great time.]
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[VO-NAT]


Horsley says the lessons have more impact because they're being taught mostly by high school students who are volunteering as team leaders.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Will we ever get a break from thunderstorms? Leo has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus he ignited a broo-haha over a baseball. Will this over-zealous fan have a change of heart?
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[Commercial]

[Nokia-Worm]


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It seems that computers aren't the only electronics susceptible to illness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

What's thought to be the first cellular phone virus has now been unleashed. The worm spreads on software powering millions of Nokia brand phones. The virus is not considered dangerous because it does not destroy files or perform any other damaging functions. It spreads by honing in on the phone's wireless short range bluetooth-enabled connection. The virus is believed to have been created by people in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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[Blacksburg-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
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Blacksburg is hoping to re-open the door to an often forgotten past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The town is hoping to preserve this nearly 100 year old building, commonly called the Odd Fellows Hall. It was once the center of New Town, an all black community. Town council is considering turning the building into a museum. Supporters of the idea say the museum would become a monument to the contributions of Blacksburg's black citizens.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche/Myrtle Beach highlights, The Victory Junction Gang Camp is ready to open, and NASCAR hands down some hefty fines but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]


A fun night for Detroit Pistons fans is coming up in just a little while. The David Letterman show will feature Pistons guard and NBA finals MVP Chauncey Billups. Billups led Detroit to a 4-1 series win over the Lakers in the NBA finals, the first crown for the motor city since 1990.
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[S-AVS]


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[TAPE#=SP-181 7:22]
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The Salem Avalanche would try and make it two in a row against Myrtle Beach tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Pelicans vs. Avalanche; :00]


A simply beautiful night at Salem Memorial Stadium for this evenings game.
To the action. In the bottom of the fifth, the Avs Ryan Stegall puts the ball in play with the single over the pitchers head and Adam Seuss is gonna come on down to score. 1-zip Salem.
[SUPER=37-Salem/3/Myrtle Beach/0;]Lets move to the bottom of the eighth. Watch Wade Robinson hit the hard grounde

r to first for the fielders choice and Stegall finds home plate.
Then, John Helquist connects on the single with runners on first and third. John Fagan will score, 3-nothing Salem and the Avs make it two in a row against the Pelicans with a 3-zip win.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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On to major league action, and the Royals beat up on the Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Royals vs. Braves; :00]


In the bottom of the first watch Rafael Furcal take Jimmy Gobble out of the yard with a solo homer to make it 1-zip Atlanta.
But Gobble, who is a proud graduate of Virginia's John Battle high school, would settle down. Here he strikes out Andrew Jones. The Royals win 10-4 .
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[S-Majors]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/FOX; :00]

The White Sox and Marlins hit the diamond on the fish's field. Carl Pavano scattered three hits in his first shutout since 1999 to lead Florida's 4-to-0 win over Chicago. Pavano is 7-and-2 after winning his third consecutive start.
[SUPER=35-Chicago/4/Florida/0;] But the best part of the night was when former WCW and WWE wrestling champ Goldberg

put a whuppin on Billy the Marlin.
and then Pavano got a nice pie in the face in his post game interview.
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[S-Forbes]


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[TAPE#=SP-170 1:24:35]
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Last month's Cosmo scholarship was only the beginning for Lord Botetourt track star Megan Forbes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


An all state performer in the hurdles the past two seasons, she inked scholarship papers to continue her career at James Madison University today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Megan Forbes/Signs with JMU; :04]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=both of those areas."]
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[VO-NAT]


Forbes hopes to study sports medicine or physical therapy while in Harrisonburg.
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[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-178 9:49]
[GRAPHIC=U.S. Open]
[ENG#=1]


The 104th U.S. Open tees off tomorrow morning. Tiger Woods tees off at 8 am and will begin his quest to end a drought that has left him winless in the last seven majors. However, a tiger, healthy or wounded, is always dangerous.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Phil Mickelson/Masters Champion; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/7 Majors Without a Win; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sergio Garcia/2 Wins in Last 5 Weeks; :33]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=just gotta be very patient."]
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[S-Nascar]


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[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=2]


Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth are both a little lighter in the wallet thanks to NASCAR's 50 thousand dollar fine thrown at the two drivers following their demolition derby in Sunday's Pocono 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/Last Sunday; :00]


The 29 and 17 cars played a high speed game of bumper cars as the laps wound down under caution.
Harvick and Kenseth were fined 25 thousand dollars each, and placed on probation until August 11th. Neither driver was docked any points. The series is in Michigan later this week for the running of the DHL 400.
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[S-Sauter]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR; :00]


In other Nascar news tonight, Johnny Sauter has been replaced in the number 30 AOL ride of Richard Childress by Dave Blaney. Sauter will remain under contract to drive for Childress in the Busch Series.
Blaney has been driving a part time schedule for Bill Davis Racing. The 41 year old has made 155 career Cup Series starts.
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[S-Gang]


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Kyle and Patti Petty's dream is now a reality. The Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, NC is now operational.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Randleman, NC; :00]


The 75-acre camp will serve children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. . The camp was started by the Pettys in honor of their son Adam, who was killed in a racing crash four years ago.
Actor Paul Newman is joining the Pettys this week along with many drivers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Richard Petty/7 Time Winston Cup Champion; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Victory Junction Gang Camp Founder; :27]
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[OUT Q=......spirit still out there"]
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[VO-NAT]


The first campers are due Sunday and they will experience a theatre, a petting zoo and many other attractions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Harvick/Driver of #29 GM Goodwrench Chevy; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Stewart/Driver of #20 Home Depot Chevy; :07]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.......be proud of"]
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Foul-Ball]


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The boy who got bowled over at a Texas Rangers game will also get the ball.
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[VO-NAT :35]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Sunday;]

The baseball team says the man who slammed into 4-year old Nick O'Brien while diving for a foul ball Sunday has agreed to give the baseball to the child. The Rangers also say Matt Starr will send a letter of apology to O'Brien and his family. The 28-year old Starr was sitting behind Nick and was shown on T-V diving for the ball and knocking the boy against the seats. Fans chanted for him to give the ball to the boy -- but Starr refused. The former youth minister is said to have changed his mind and will also provide the O'Brien's family with an unspecified number of tickets to future Ranger games. (------------)