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Coming up on News 7-
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A deadline passes for a hostage held in Iraq. The latest coming up.
Tired of paying student loans? One way you can lower what you pay.
And who will be the next Miss Virginia? The contestants prepare.
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Plus one local event is getting bigger. Justin McLeod checks it out.
News 7 is next.

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A deadline has passed and no word tonight on the fate of a Korean man being held hostage in Iraq.
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[Hostage]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
As the hours tick by, increased concern for the safety of a Korean civilian Kim Sun il.
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((I DON'T WANT TO DIE))
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[OUT Q=TO DIE.]
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A tape of the man shows him yelling in English that he doesn't want to die.
Tonight a high level delegation from Seoul is in route to Amman and ultimately Baghdad to seek the man's release.


His captors have threatened to behead him today.
Despite the pleas from the hostage's family, South Korea says it is moving ahead with plans to send 3-thousand more troops to Iraq.
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[Iraq]


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And today militants also released this tape- showing four U-S marines killed somewhere near Ramadi.
U-S officials say their bodies were found after the unit missed a radio check.
Few details though are released about the killings.
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[Prisoner-Trial]


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Three U-S Servicemen accused of torturing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were in court today for a pre-trial hearing.
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The three are accused in connection with some of the most violent abuse and torture at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Two defense attorneys said the servicemen were just following orders.
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((GUY WOMACK/SPC. CHARLES GRANER'S ATTORNEY: THEY WERE ENCOURAGED TO DO THINGS. THEY WERE CONGRATULATED FOR HOW WELL THEY WERE DOING IT. AND THEY BELIEVED THEY WERE DOING SOMETHING THAT WAS A LAWFUL PART OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM.))
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[OUT Q=war on terrorism.]
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Lawyers say they did not expect any formal trial to start before October.
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[Horse-Show]


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It's time to saddle up once again as the Roanoke Valley Horse Shows makes a return trip.
And this year, you'll notice some changes. [***ROA. VALLEY HORSE SHOW GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us all about it. So Justin what's the difference?
Jean, there will be more places for you to see the horses.
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Organizers say in order to compete they had to have more places TO compete.
It goes to show you when it comes to this show, there's no horsin around.
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((((NAT SOUND OF HORSES))
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is back for its 33rd year here at the Salem Civic Center. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF SOMETHING HORSEY))
It's considered to be one of the largest horse shows in the country.
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((MEG McKANN/RIDER: I DIDN'T KNOW IT TOO WELL BUT I HEARD IT WAS A PRETTY PRESTIGIOUS HORSESHOW SO I WAS OFFERED TO CHANCE TO SHOW IN IT AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT.)) [Run08]
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She'll have plenty of company.
The six day event attracts more than 20-thousand people and nearly a thousand horses.
Organizers say this year's show is bigger and better.
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((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW DIRECTOR: THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST YEARS SIMPLY BECAUSE WE'VE ADDED ANOTHER RING. THE HORSE SHOW HAS NEVER HAD THREE SHOW RINGS GOING ALL DAY LONG.)) [Runs07]
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The horse show needed to expand because it was simply running out of room.
The new outdoor show rings will be used to school horses and for competitions.
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((MARK STOPFORD/RIDER: EVERYTIME WE COME BACK TO THIS HORSE SHOW THEY'RE ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING A LITTLE BETTER AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS HORSE SHOW SO NICE.)) [Runs06]
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It is also nice for another reason.
It is estimated the horse show will pump in nearly 13 million dollars for the area's economy.
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((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW DIRECTOR: EXHIBITORS ARE EATING, THEY'RE SHOPPING, THEY'RE GETTING GAS. YOU'VE SEEN THE BIG TRACTOR TRAILERS THAT BRING THE HORSES IN HAVING TO HAVE GAS FOR THOSE. THEY ARE JUST ENJOYING ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE TO OFFER.)) [Runs14]
[OUT Q=we have to offer]))
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Proceeds from the show goes to a number of charities.
Of that, 50-percent goes to the Bradley Free Clinic which last year received 25-thousand dollars.
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Jean, the horse show runs through Saturday night. Nightly performances begin at 6 o'clock.
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Later in sports, Mike Stevens will show us how college riding programs are using the horse show to hone their skills and recruit new riders.

[Warner-Lynchburg]


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29 Virginia localities competed, but only five were given Enterprise Zone designations today ...and four of them are on our side of the state.
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Governor Mark Warner announced today that Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville and the Saltville-Smyth County region are home to the state's newest Enterprise Zones.
The zones are areas where the city and state can offer tax breaks and other economic incentives to lure new industry.. or keep existing businesses where they are.
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[IN Q=This is oftentimes]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS OFTENTIMES THE DEAL-CLOSER THAT HELPS BRING THAT BUSINESS DOWNTOWN TO THE COMMUNITY WITH THE TAX CREDITS AND OTHER BENEFITS THAT ARE PROVIDED. IT'S REALLY KNOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TOOLS IN OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARSENAL.))
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[OUT Q=economic development arsenal.]
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The Enterprise Zone designations are good for twenty years.
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Radford's Tyler Avenue is getting a major upgrade. City officials say some portions of the road are more than 80 years old and have never been replaced. Crews are currently widening Tyler, building new crosswalks and sidewalks, fixing the drainage and even adding bike lanes. City engineers say the project will take two summers to complete.
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[CT-Governor]


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Connecticut's governor says poor judgement is responsible for his downfall.
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John Rowland announced his resignation this evening, as a federal corruption investigation against him is gaining steam. Rowland hopes he will be remembered in a better light than what's now being cast over him.
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((GOV. JOHN ROWLAND/(R) CONNECTICUT:I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE AND THE DUST SETTLES, AND TIME CAST LIGHT BACK ON OUR TIME IN OFFICE, THAT THE PEOPLE WILL SEE THAT WE TRYED TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=we tryed to give something back as well.]
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Rowland has been under fire recently for his admitted acceptance of gifts while in office, including construction on his house and tickets to a concert. Lieutenant Governor Jodi Rell will take over for Rowland and serve the rest of his term.
Rell is a native of Norfolk and graduated from Old Dominion University.

[Student-loans]


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If you have big student loans, you could save money.
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The forces that are making jobs scarce have also pushed interest rates lower-
Financial experts say think about consolidating your student loans.
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((MARK KANTROWITZ/FINAID.ORG FOUNDER; THIS IS A ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY THE INTEREST RATES ON STUDENT LOANS ARE AT THE LOWEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM.))
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[OUT Q=student loan program.]
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The rate on the government's most popular loan .. at 8.19 percent in 2000 drops on July first to 3.37 percent, the lowest such rate on record.
But interest rates could change with inflation heating up.
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((DIANE SWONK/BANK ONE ECONOMIST; EVEN IF THE FED MOVES GRADUALLY, THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN. IT'S ALSO NOT A TIME TO BE IN AN ADJUSTABLE RATE LOAN, THEY REALLY WANT TO LOCK IN TO A LOW LONGTERM RATE.))
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[OUT Q=low long term rate.]
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If you have more than one, the government allows you to consolidate all your variable rate student loans into one fixed rate loan- a rate that will stay in place until you finish paying it off.
Experts say act now. Congress is moving to change student loan rules, because it thinks too many people are consolidating at a low rate and that's going to cost the government too much money.
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It's summer fun with a career in mind.
Still ahead, see how one local summer camp is getting kids excited about the medical profession.
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Plus the era of the Average Joe Astronaut blasts off with a new privately-funded spacecraft.
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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as overall quality gets Radford High the Wachovia Cup. South Carolina knocks out LSU at the series. The Roanoke Valley horse show takes on a college flavor. Martina serves up an old school lesson at Wimbledon, and the Lakers are closing in on Rudy T - tonight on the Big 7.))

[Space-Flight]

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A California man experienced the weightlessness of space today, and in the process may have ushered in the age of the Average Joe astronaut. Kimberly Osias has more on the historic flight.
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((It was a hero's welcome for new astronaut mike melvill.
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((Mike Melvill/Test Pilot:I was a little nervous when we got in the airplane I was not afraid all the way up but I was a little afraid on the way down.)) [RUNS:07]
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Spaceship one made history today when the privately funded rocketship blasted 62 plus miles up, into sub-orbital space. The aircraft took off right after dawn attached to the belly of its mothership white knight. It was about an hour before the pair reached 50,000 feet - higher than most commercial planes fly. It was then that spaceshipone dropped down, glided out and shot straight up into space. While in orbit more than three minutes, melvill achieved weightlessness...floating candy m & m's around the cockpit.

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((MIKE MELVILL/TEST PILOT:I LET THEM GO IN FRONT OF MY FACE AND THEY JUST SPUN AROUND LIKE LITTLE SPARKLING THINGS AND I WAS SO BLOWN AWAY I COULDN'T EVEN FLY THE AIRPLANE, I GOT ANOTHER HANDFUL AND THREW THEM OUT AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=and threw them out as well.]


Although record setting, today's flight is only the latest step in the team's attempt to win the 10-million dollar "x" prize, designed to encourage civilian space travel.

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((BURT RUTAN/SCALED COMPOSITES:WE HAD PLANNED FOR THE VERY NEXT FLIGHT TO BE THE FIRST X PRIZE FLIGHT BUT RIGHT NOW I GOTTA TELL YA WE GOTTA LOOK AT THE DATA AND DECIDE THAT.))
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[Arraignment]


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Home Shopping Network had a flaw in its accounting software that allowed an employee to issue herself 172-thousand dollars worth of bogus refunds.
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Stephanie Diane Lann pled guilty in federal court today, more than a year after the F-B-I first approached her about the fraudulent refund scheme. On the day she became a supervisor overseeing N-B-A -dot.com, Lann started buying merchandise on line, then issuing herself refunds in excess of the purchase amount. She had the highest level of refund authority there is at H-S-N.
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Over a period of a year and a half, Lann issued herself 565 refunds worth more than 170 thousand dollars.


[City-Council]


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For the last four-years they've worked together to make decisions for Roanoke, but as of July first -some new faces will be added to city council.
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Today council paid tribute to three of its members. For Mayor Ralph Smith and council members William Bestpitch and Linda Wyatt - today's meeting was their last. Smith did not seek re-election, while Bestpitch and Wyatt were defeated in the Democratic primary. The mayor says serving the city has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his life, but he is leaving office with one goal unfulfilled.
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((RALPH SMITH, ROANOKE MAYOR: NOT HAVING A DISCOUNT AIRLINE CARRIER MAKING A NUMBER OF FLIGHTS DAIILY. I THINK WE'RE CLOSER TO WHAT WE NEED TO DO, BUT I INTEND TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT GOAL. NOT DELIVERING THAT HAS BEEN A DISAPPOINTMENT.))
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[OUT Q=... A DISAPPOINTMENT.]
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Roanoke school Superintendent Wayne Harris was also recognized for his service. He announced his retirement earlier this year after 11 years with with the school system.
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[Old-Grad]


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They say you're never too old to learn-
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An 84 year old Florida man proved that point over the weekend.
He was awarded an MBA from the School of Business at NOVA Southeastern University.
The graduate says he plans to use his degree to do consulting work in Venezuela.
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Will thunderstorms return to the forecast.
Brent Watts has the answer when News 7 returns,
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Plus the Miss Virginia contestants make a splash and kick off a week of competition.
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[Health-Camp]


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One area summer camp is about as much fun as going to the dentist... and that's just fine with the campers.
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In fact, they're doing fillings, root canals, and braces as well.
It's all part of the new health careers camp at the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
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((PATRICK ROCK/CAMP PARTICIPANT; VETERINARIAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF THE CAREERS I MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN AND WE ACTUALLY GOT TO USE A DOG'S MOUTH SO THAT WAS KIND OF COOL))
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[OUT Q=that was kind of cool]
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The Science Museum says this camp is just one example of the many learning experiences it provides.
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((NANCY MCCRICKARD/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA; WE HAVE LOTS NEAT PROGRAMS GOING AND WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO EXPOSE THE CHILDREN TO A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS. AND I REALLY THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY. ))
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[OUT Q=important to the community]
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The week-long camp is designed to get students interested in the medical field.
The students will also dissect cow eyes with an optometrist, and learn about anatomy at the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine.
They'll also take a trip to Virginia Tech to learn about sports medicine. (+++++++++) [TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
For more information about this or other camps, you can find a link the Science Museum web site on our web page at wdbj7.com.
Just click on websites in the news.
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[Miss-Virginia]


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They hope to end the week as Miss Virginia.
Today, the 29 women competing for the title kicked off a week of festivities in Roanoke.
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The young women are representing local competitions across the state. Today, they posed for photographs around the pool of the Hotel Roanoke.
The scholarship pageant begins Thursday night at the Roanoke Civic Center, and concludes with the crowning of a new Miss Virginia Saturday night.
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Radford wins the Wachovia Cup, South Carolina eliminates LSU at the world series. Martina turns back the clock, and Steve Mason returns to college at the horse show. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Rudy Tomjanovich will meet with Lakers owner Jerry Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak to discuss the team's head coach opening on Tuesday, according to the LA Times. "Rudy T" arrived in Los Angeles tonight, and right now he appears to be the leading candidate to replace Phil Jackson, according to the report. The team wants to have a coach in place before Thursday's NBA draft.
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[S-College]


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The College baseball world series is rolling on tonight, and already history has been made in Omaha.
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[SUPER=03-Omaha, NE/ESPN; :00]

The South Carolina Gamecocks eliminated LSU and sent the Tigers home tonight by posting a 15-to-4 win over the Tigers.
The Gamecocks racked up 19 hits, and the two teams combined for a College World Series record 34 singles.
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South Carolina trailed 3-to-1 with two outs in the 6th, but outscored the Tigers 14-to-1 the rest of the way to post the 15-to-4 win.
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Miami lost to Cal Fullerton 6-to-3 in the other game tonight.

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The Carolina League is mostly off tonight getting set to start the second half of the season. The Avs found out today that right hander Fernando Nieve has been named to the Carolina League all-star team. He's second in the league in strikeouts, and will join teammate Mark Saccomanno in California for the game.

[S-Radford]


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Radford High School is this year's winner of the Virginia High School League prestigious Wachovia Cup in Group A.

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[SUPER=03-Radford/2003-04 School Year; :00]

The honor is given to the top high school in each classification based on its overall record in 25 state level sports.
Radford did not win a single team state title, but was in the top four in six different events and earned points in 9 different VHSL sports. No other Single A school from the area placed in the top 10.
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In Group Two A Jefferson Forest was second while Hidden Valley was fourth out of 62 double a schools. The highest placing Triple A school in the area was Patrick Henry in 27th.

[S-RVHS]


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The Roanoke Valley Horse has long been a must stop on the summer circuit for veteran riders. But Steve Mason says - it's also turning out to be a real college hangout.
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((Hollins finished fourth in the nation and to improve the program, there aren't many places better to recruit prospective student athletes than the Roanoke Valley Horse Show. ((SANDY GERALD/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY EQUESTRIAN COACH:)) ((REBECCA WALLIS/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR:)) Hollins, Virginia Tech, Radford, James Madison, and Bridgewater coaches are looking for talent this week. But the Roanoke Valley Horse show is also advantageous to the college rider as well. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((TERESA MCDONALD/VIRGINIA TECH EQUESTRIAN COACH:))
Three Tech riders are already on partial scholarships as part of the a Roanoke Valley Horse Show program. In Salem Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Wimbledon opened today with rain a woman who once reigned, and another who hopes to reign this year.
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With sister Serena and her dad watching from courtside, Venus Williams swept 106th-ranked player in the world 6-3, 6-0. Venus hit some serves at up to 122 miles an hour. It only took her 48 minutes to win, even though the match was interrupted by rain, and finished just before another down pour. The day also had a retro flavor to it.
Martina Navratilova - the Nine-time champion returned to Wimbledon for her first singles match in 10 years -- and at 47-years -- rolled to a straight set win over Columbia's Catalina Costano. The victory makes her the oldest woman since 1922 to win a singles' match on the grass.
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The Roy Stanley Memorial celebrity golf tournament is set to tee off this Friday at Hanging Rock in Salem. But if you've been paying attention the past two years, you know that the golf is almost a sidelight to the auction that takes place under the big tent at Hanging Rock.
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Besides all of the sports memorabilia and entertainment items that will be up for grabs - the most unique item of all is being donated by Kroger's Jim Heninger. The meat manager for the South County Kroger, and the official cook for the tournament, is offering anyone in the Roanoke Valley a chance to bid for his services. If you win - he will come to your house or business and prepare a full blown bar-b-que for 100 people.
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[GO TO ROY'S WEB PAGE] The tournament begins Friday at one, the autograph session runs from 6pm to 7pm and the auction opens up at 7pm. There will be a silent auction this year with a number of items, and then the 25 top items will be in the LIVE auction. Remember - all proceeds benefit the Roy Stanley Memorial scholarship fund - that in just over two years has raised more than $30 thousand dollars.
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It is only five feet deep but full of historical significance.
Today, archaeologists uncovered the State Capitol's original foundation.
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Virginia's state house was designed by Thomas Jefferson.
However, building began on the State Capitol before Jefferson's original plans arrived.
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((CHARLES LEEDECKER/PRINCIPAL ARCHAEOLOGIST: THERE WAS A FOUNDATION THAT WAS BUILT IN 1785 BUT WHEN JEFFERSON'S PLANS ARRIVED HE FOUND IT WASN'T THE RIGHT SHAPE OR SIZE FOR THE BUILDING HE WANTED SO THAT FOUNDATION WAS ABANDONED AND A NEW FOUNDATION WAS BUILT ON WHICH THE CAPITOL RESTS TODAY SO WE'RE FINDING THE VERY FIRST FOUNDATION THAT WAS REJECTED BY JEFFERSON.))
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During the excavation, archaeologists will also look for other historical items.
The dig is part of a two-year-long Capitol renovation and restoration. (------------)