[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

China may soon pay the price for costing 35-thousand Americans their jobs.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR= 2-Shot]

And a 700-mile long fiber optic line could be hardier than the root of the tobacco business.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
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[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, we'll put the pedal to the metal with the Cup guys in Michigan,
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[VO-NAT]


and the US Olympic softball team is ready to take on Salem.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


The weather will improve as we head through the weekend. I'll have your forecast. [Video-Open]
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[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shan 2-Shot]

The U-S Government says local furniture companies now have a leg to stand on in their fight against china.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A new report claims China is cheating.
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[SOT:1:58:00 ]
[IN Q=WE'RE HALF]

((JOHN BASSET: WE'RE HALF WAY THERE. THIS IS LIKE HALFTIME. :58 WE SHOULD NOT FEEL CONFIDENT. BUT WE SHOULD FEEL PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WHAT WE SUSPECTED. WE FOUND.))
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[OUT Q=WE FOUND.]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Imports-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC-1:45:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[!!! Q&A AT END!!!] The Department of Commerce ruled in a preliminary report today that China IS illegally dumping wooden bedroom furniture into the United States.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

The news has the potential to affect thousands of furniture company employees in our viewing area from Henry County to Pulaski and Galax.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Shannon / Rachel Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa has more details on the ruling and reaction from local furniture companies. Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Keith and Shannon, today's ruling means the U-S government believes Chinese furniture companies are cheating, 100-percent of the time.

[ENG=4]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

The Government is saying that Chinese companies are flooding the U-S furniture market with wooden bedroom furniture at cheaper costs. More than 35-thousand U-S furniture employees have lost their jobs in the last FOUR years. The industry has largely blamed the cheaper Chinese imports. Today's ruling is preliminary and will need to be finalized, but it means the government will immediately begin imposing duties on Chinese furniture companies ranging from 5-percent to 198-percent.
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[SOT:54]
[IN Q=It will]
[SUPER=01-John Basset/Basset Furniture]

((JOHN BASSETT: IT WILL LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY BY THE SAME RULES WE PLAY BY AND THEY GOING TO HAVE TO PLAY BY WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION RULES. AND THAT'S ALL WE ASKING FOR.))
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[OUT Q=we're asking for.]
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[VO-NAT]

Local companies say the duties could even help to save American jobs. Furniture companies have cleared a major hurdle... but it's not over yet.
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


The U-S Department of Commerce still has to make a final ruling on the matter in October. That's when the imposed duties could be changed... and maybe even increased.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith&Shannon/ Rachel Microwave;]

Keith/Shannon?
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]

Rachel do what know what the new duties will do to furniture prices in the U.S.?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]

Keith/Shannon, It will be up to the different stores that are buying this furniture, but their prices are going... so the cost will likely be passed down the line somewhere. It is a possibility. But our local companies say, We should think it's worth to know we're helping to save American jobs.

[Wythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-14 TC-1:55:22]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]
[ENG#=1]

Two Wythe County teenagers accused of murder now face more charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

14 year old Nakisha Waddell and 15 year old Anastasia Belcher are charged with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Waddell's mother, Vaughne Thomas. Thomas' body was found on Memorial Day, buried in the backyard of her Max Meadows home. Waddell and Belcher face one count each of robbery, conspiracy to commit murder, solicitiation of another person to commit murder and intimidation of a witness.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

The Commonwealth's Attorney for Wythe County has said he wants to try both teens has adults.

[Shell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC-1:40:40]
[GRAPHIC=Shell]
[ENG#=2]

Radford photographer Bob Shell is asking a judge to dismiss murder charges against him and to sanction the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The 57-year old suspect is facing several charges including felony homicide and three counts of defiling a corpse. He's charged in connection with the overdose death of one his models, 19 year old Marion Franklin. Shell's attorneys filed a motion this week, claiming the Commonwealth's Attorney's office has failed to provide access to evidence against their client. A hearing on the matter has been scheduled next month.
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[Axton-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Henry County authorities are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in Axton early this morning.
It happened around 1:30 A-M at the Virginia Oaks Mobile Home Park.
Sheriff's deputies arrived to find 35 year old Christopher Junior Hairston lying in the middle of the road.
He was later pronounced dead at a North Carolina Hospital.

[Danville-RBI]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC-9:38]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Spending millions of dollars in hopes of reaping "roots of progress." That's the idea behind a 12- million dollar economic stimulus plan announced in Southside today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Jennifer Wishon joins us from our Lynchburg newsroom with the details. Shannon, State leaders are teaming up with the federal government in hopes of driving the region onto the technology super-highway.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]

The idea is to create a seamless network connecting rural Virginia to the rest of the world. ((ROLLCUE: the rest of the world...))
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It once dominated...]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :07]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :17]
[SUPER=@Hawkins; :55]
[SUPER=01-Paul Pisano/U.S. Economic Development Administration; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=broadband in rural economies]

((It once dominated the Commonwealth's economy, but the role of the tobacco plant is now withered. That's why the state Tobacco Commission -an agency designed to aid regions hard hit by the demise of the tobacco industry - is spending millions to put Southside back on track.
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[SOT 10:44:52]
[IN Q=Just as communities were]

((WARNER: JUST AS COMMUNITIES WERE LEFT BEHIND IF THEY WEREN'T ON THE RAILROAD LINE OR WEREN'T ON THE INTERSTATE. IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE BROAD BAND INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE GOOD QUALITY JOBS WILL BE SERIOUSLY DIMINISHED.))
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[OUT Q=be seriously deminished]

It's called the Regional Backbone Initiative. The plan is to create 700- miles of new fiber optic cable - providing five cities, 20- counties and 56- industrial parks with high speed internet access at an affordable rate. In the end 700- thousand citizens and nearly 20- thousand businesses will benefit. State leaders believe the technology will attract new technology based businesses and encourage entrepreneurs to stick around.
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[SOT 10:54:35]
[IN Q=We have lost the last]

((HAWKINS: WE HAVE LOST THE LAST GENERATION WE CAN AFFORD TO LOSE. WE NEED TO KEEP OUR KIDS AT HOME AND TO DO THAT WE'VE GOT TO OFFER THE TYPES OF JOBS THIS CENTURY IS OFFERING AND TO DO THAT WE'VE GOT TO PUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE.))


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[OUT Q=infrastructure in plac]

Besides 6- million dollars from the state Tobacco Commission the project is also getting a boost from the federal government. The U-S Economic Development Administration is also giving six million - making it the largest grant the agency will award this year.
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[SOT 11:01:42]
[IN Q=This grant is an]

((PAUL PISANO: THIS GRANT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT THE PRESIDENT'S STRONG INTEREST IN BROADBAND IN RURAL ECONOMIES.))
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[OUT Q=in rural economies]))
[LIVE= Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]

The project is expected to create 15- hundred knowledge based jobs in Southside.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]

Shannon, Construction is set to begin in October and should be completed by January of 2006.
[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


A European delegation brings a piece of the Normandy shores to Bedford. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And also, a replica of a sailing ship may be in irons now, but builders hope it will soon become a beacon for the world to see.
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[1st-Wx]
[Schooner-Virginia]
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[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


Sometime next year, the schooner Virginia will set sail.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

When it does, it will serve as goodwill ambassador for the state.
[ANCHOR=Keith]


Joe Dashiell recently visited the shipyard where the vessel is under construction and discovered a connection to western Virginia.
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[IN Q=Every year]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last Friday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Joseph/Shipyard Foreman; :28]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Bob Glover/Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Norfolk]

((Every year when the tall ships return for Harborfest, it's not hard to imagine the day when billowing sails were a common sight on the Elizabeth River. And soon another traditional vessel will join the parade of sail. [NAT SOUND] Taking shape under cover on the Norfolk waterfront is the Schooner Virginia, a 122- foot replica of the last sailing ship that carried harbor pilots on the Chesapeake Bay.
[SOT 24:34]
[IN Q=We use very much]

((JONATHAN JOSEPH/SHIPYARD FOREMAN: WE USE VERY MUCH THE SAME STYLE OF CONSTRUCTION THEY WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY. WE HAVE A LOT OF ADDITIONS TO THE VESSEL TO BRING IT UP TO MODERN SAFETY STANDARDS, BUT THE ACTUAL STRUCTURE OF THE HULL IS CONSTRUCTED MUCH AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IN 1915, 16, 17.))
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[OUT Q=in 1915, 16, 17.]

Now fifteen months into construction, the boatbuilders of Tri-Coastal Marine have began sheathing the hull. On a recent visit, crews steamed planks of tropical hardwood for several hours, before hoisting one overhead and hauling it into place. They hope to launch her before the end of the year.
[SOT 31:04]
[IN Q=For somebody like myself.]

((CAPT. BOB GLOVER/VIRGINIA MARITIME HERITAGE FOUNDATION: FOR SOMEBODY LIKE MYSELF WHO HAS SAILED THESE BOATS FOR 25 YEARS, THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT CREATING A WOODEN SHIP THAT HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN AND TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN, SO THE FIRST DAY THAT WE SHAKE OUT THE SAILS AND GO FOR OUR FIRST SAIL IT WILL BE A THRILL THAT YOU JUST CAN'T DESCRIBE.))
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[OUT Q=just can't describe.]


The project has a western Virginia connection. The marine engines were donated by Salem- based Carter Machinery Company.
And the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation say the schooner will represent the entire state as it travels the world.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Norfolk))


[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jbu]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC-44:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


The beaches of Normandy were the scene of great tragedy and great victory 60 years ago. Today in Bedford, Kiwanis clubs from all over Europe brought a memento of the Allied invasion to the National D-Day memorial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]

In honor of the soldiers that fought on D-Day, 23 European Kiwanis members presented a World War Two canteen full of sand from Omaha beach to the memorial in Bedford. The sand was poured out of the canteen into a garden where visitors come to pay their respects.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very important for our club and]

((SERGE ROUSSELLO/AVIGNON KIWANIS MEMBER:(VOICE OF INTERPRETER) IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR CLUB AND FOR ALL FRENCH TO REMEMBER WHAT THE AMERICANS DID ON JUNE THE 6TH 1944.))
[SUPER=39-Serge Roussello/Avignon Kiwanis Member]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=6th, 1944.]
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[VO-NAT]

The European travelers will now head to Roanoke to continue their sightseeing.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=none]

They plan to visit the Transportation Museum and go up Mill Mountain.

[Rescue-College]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC-10:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

Hundreds of emergency medical volunteers are sharpening their skills in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Each year more than 300-volunteer rescue squad members gather for the State Rescue College.
The event, which started this morning, is being held at the Airport Clarion Hotel.
The first responders are taking part in more than 50-classes and field exercises including training in terrorism awareness, hazardous materials, and swift water rescue.
The free classes are offered by the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
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[Hurricane-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC-1:22:15]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ENG#=1]


The state is still seeing the effects of Hurricane Isabel.
NINE MONTHS after the storm came ashore, central and eastern Virginia are experiencing a baby boom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/File]


When Hurricane Isabel hit in September, her high winds left thousands of Virginians without power.
James Lynn and his wife were in the dark for twelve hours.
He says it is no coincidence that his daughter, Sophia, was born nine months later.
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[SOT 14:25:30]
[IN Q=NOT REALLY]

((JAMES LYNN/FATHER OF AN "ISABEL" BABY: NOT REALLY, WITH THE LIGHTS OUT, YOU KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-James Lynn/Father of an "Isabel" Baby; :00 quick!]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=LAUGH.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say they feel confident that the hurricane is to blame for the wave of newborns.
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[SOT 15:53:35]
[IN Q=JUST LOOKING ON MY WHEEL HERE]

((DR. EDWARD SCHOEFFLER/HENRICO DOCTOR'S HOSPITAL OBSTETRICS: JUST LOOKING ON MY WHEEL HERE AS FAR AS NINE MONTHS GO THIS IS WHEN WE WOULD EXPECT TO SEE A LITTLE RUSH IN DELIVERIES. WE'VE BEEN LOOKING BACK AT THAT AND SAYING THAT IS PROBABLY THE MAIN CAUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Schoeffler/Henrico Doctor's Hospital Obstetrics]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IS PROBABLY THE MAIN CAUSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some new parents are even naming their baby girls "Isabel", after the storm.
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[New-Animals]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC-21:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Mill Mountain Zoo is crying "wolf" over its new puppy.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

"Irene" was born May third. The bouncy red wolf pup will grow to about 40-pounds. Red wolfs are an endangered species and are thought to be extinct in the wild. "Irene" is already on display. Also charming zoo-goers are four new pot-bellied pigs donated by Virginia Safari Park. The piglets were born in early spring and have a life expectancy of about 18-years. All four are female. Despite their diminuitive size they will eventually reach 80 to 90-pounds.
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[Zoo-Plates]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-13 TC-1:27:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]

If you ever wanted a license plate showing your support for Roanoke's zoo, now's the time to speak up.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

For the past two years Mill Mountain Zoo has been promoting a plate featuring a tiger like Ruby, the famous zoo inhabitant. The DMV says its need at least 350-applications before it will start making the plates. The zoo says many people have show interest but only a few dozen have submitted applications.
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[SOT 16:01:34 - 16:01:49]
[IN Q=I think I was a little surprised...]
[SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Mill Mountain Zoo;]

((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: I THINK I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVED THE PLATE, THE IDEA OF HAVING A TIGER ON THEIR CAR. I THINK EVERYONE'S, HOPEFULLY, BEEN WAITING FOR THE LAST MINUTE TO LET GO OF THE FEE INVOLVED. HOPEFULLY, THEY'RE REALIZE IT'S NOW OR NEVER.))
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[OUT Q=realize it's now or never.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The deadline is June 30th. The plates cost 25-dollars. Proceeds will benefit Mill Mountain Zoo and the Norfolk Zoo.
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You can find an application on MMZoo's website by logging onto our web page and clicking on "websites in the news."
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, we'll preview tonight's softball exhibition at the Moyer Complex, qualifying from Michigan, and
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[VO-NAT]


Lefty puts himself in position to win a 2nd straight major at Shinnecock Hills.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Sports]
[ENG#=1]


The USA Olympic softball team is less than 2 hours away from their date at the Moyer Complex against a team of local college all stars. Virginia Tech head coach Scot Thomas will be in charge of the locals tonight,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


and he knows a thing or two about the Olympians. Thomas and the Hokies dropped a 12-oh decision to the USA team in February. He says Fernandez, Finch, and company are as good as advertised.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Scot Thomas/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=to get 'em there."]
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[S-Shannon]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-172 1:24:49]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]
[ENG#=3]


The Shannon Taylor Quick Release football and cheerleading camp is underway at Patrick Henry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Among the many activities today, an autograph session with Taylor and UVa senior defensive end Chris Canty. The camp continues tomorrow and Taylor wants kids and parents to know that there are still spots open.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/Football Camp Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Canty/UVa Senior Defensive End; :16]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=.....something postive"]
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[VO-NAT]


The cost of tomorrow's session is 20 dollars.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-173 TC4201]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=4]


To the track where Jeff Gordon set the pace at Michigan in qualifying for Sunday's DHL 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI/SPEED; :00]


Gordon turned a hot lap at 190.865 miles an hour to claim the pole. He'll be surrounded by Hendrick teammates in the first two rows. Here's the starting grid for Sunday's race.
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[GO TO RACE LINEUP]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/190.865/2. Brian Vickers//3. Jimmie Johnson//4. Ryan Newman//5. Robby Gordon//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Brendan Gaughan//7. Kurt Busch//8. Jeremy Mayfield//9. Casey Mears//10. Rusty Wallace//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-11. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//12. Bobby Labonte//13. Greg Biffle//14. Ward Burton//15. Mark Martin/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Joe Nemechek//17. Jeff Burton//18. Matt Kenseth//19. Michael Waltrip//20. Scott Riggs//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Kevin Harvick//22. Elliott Sadler//23. Jeff Green//24. Sterling Marlin//25. Ricky Rudd//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Ricky Craven//27. Tony Stewart//28. Ken Schrader//29. Scott Wimmer//30. Jamie McMurray//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Terry Labonte//32. Kevin Lepage//33. Kyle Petty//34. Kasey Kahne//35. P.J. Jones//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Jimmy Spencer//37. Dale Jarrett//38. Todd Bodine//39. Dave Blaney/Prov/40. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Kirk Shelmerdine/Prov/42. Geoffrey Bodine/Prov/43. Derrike Cope/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last driver]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-176 TC3857]
[GRAPHIC=US Open]
[ENG#=1]


We finish on the links at the US Open. Phil Mickelson went out early today and took dead aim at Shinnecock Hills.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/ESPN; :00]


The lefty fired a 4-under 66 thanks in large part to the work of his putter. The flat stick was working as Mickelson took the clubhouse lead at 6-under for the championship. But Shigeki Mauryama is charging on the back nine. He si(---------------) ts at 7-under thru 14 holes.