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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
A crash tonight near Smith Mountain Lake-
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Horses for supper? One group fights to stop it. Find out what its doing.
Plus a teacher is charged after having sex with one of her students.
And who's been stealing yellow ribbons? The answer may surprise you.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


Horse lovers turned out in full force tonight to give a local Congressman a piece of their mind.
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[SOT 6:34:05]
[IN Q=Obviously your]

((WOMAN BITE: OBVIOUSLY YOUR CONSTITUENTS THIS IS A CONCERN SO PUT YOUR VOTE FORWARD AND STAND BEHIND US.))
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[OUT Q=stand behind us]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Horse-Slaughter]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


Many of us love horses and would never think about eating them but that's a different story in other countries.
Now, a local group is working to keep horses off the dinner table. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with details. So Justin why the local connection?
Jean, it's because Congressman Bob Goodlatte is chairman of the House Agriculture committee.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


Tonight, the Congressman held a meeting where he had hoped to talk about healthcare, the economy, and the war on terror.
But what was on most people's minds were horses.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anne Russek/Horse Lover; :11]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; :46]
[SUPER=01-Bill McKinnon/Nat. Cattleman's Beef Association; :59 (QUICK)]
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[OUT Q=MEAN SOMETHING TO US]

((((NAT SOUND OF HORSES OR CHATTING OF GIRLS ON HORSES))
Here's something you don't always see everyday, horses in downtown Lexington.
They're part of a protest against the slaughter of horses.
[SOT 6:02:41]
[IN Q=The transport of]

((ANNE RUSSEK/NATURAL BRIDGE RESIDENT: THE TRANSPORT TO SLAUGHTER IS INHUMANE. THE METHOD IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE STANDARD TO HORSE PEOPLE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=TO HORSE PEOPLE]


Several hundred of those people turned out for a town hall meeting sponsored by Congressman Goodlatte.
They want to know specifically why the Congressman opposes a bill that would end horse slaughter in America for human consumption in Europe and Asia.
[SOT 6:35:53]
[IN Q=You don't need to]

((WOMAN BITE: YOU DON'T NEED TO LISTEN TO SOMEONE IN CALIFORNIA. WE'RE FROM VIRGINIA, YOU REPRESENT US. WE DON'T WANT HORSE SLAUGHTER.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=horse slaughter]


But Congressman Goodlatte points out the bill may do more harm than good.
He fears the number of unwanted horses in this country would sky rocket.
[SOT 6:58:20]
[IN Q=We're talking about]

((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/(R) SIXTH DISTRICT: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HORSES BECAUSE THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A HORSE WHEN IT IS NOT SLAUGHTERED IS MANY YEARS UNTIL THEY ACCUMULATE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=long period of time]


Many who showed up at this meeting disagree with the Congressman but there were a few who support his position.
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[IN Q=We see it]

((BILL McKINNON/NATIONAL CATTLEMAN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION: WE SEE IT FRANKLY AS GOVERNMENT INTRUSION IN PRIVATE COMMERCE.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=private commerce]

((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
Those hoping to change the Congressman's mind went home disappointed but horse lovers say they're not giving up.
[SOT 6:04:08]
[IN Q=So I think]

((ANNE RUSSEK/NATURAL BRIDGE RESIDENT: SO I THINK AMERICANS HAVE SHOWN THAT WE LOVE OUR HORSES AND THEY MEAN SOMETHING TO US.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=SOMETHING TO US]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Those who support House Bill 857 feel Congressman Goodlatte has worked to block the bill from even getting out of committee.
The Congressman points out he is just one person of a 51 member committee.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


And Jean, Goodlatte says only 8 committee members have publicly supported this bill.

[Franklin-Ax]


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Rescue crews and state police are still on the scene of an accident in Franklin County.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Firefighters say two people have been taken to the hospital after an accident on Route 122 near Hales Ford Baptist Church.
There's no official word on their conditions or injuries.
Crews were called out around 9:30 tonight.
One lane of Route 122 has been closed for some time tonight.
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[Shawsville]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Christiansburg man faces more charges in the death of a mother and daughter in Shawsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday; ]

The pair was killed Saturday evening after being hit by a car as they walked down Route 460. 21 year old Christopher Hight is charge with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Police say Hight struck 44 year old Joyce Marie Sirry (Surry) and her six year old daughter, Betty Marie Sirry as they walked home from the post office. David Sirry, a father and husband to the victims, says more needs to be done along that section of route 460.
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[SOT: 52:42:00]
[IN Q= This law]

((DEBRA HALL: THIS LAW NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE SPEEDING THROUGH THIS AREA. DO SOMETHING ABOUT EVERYBODY THAT JUST DOESN'T CARE ABOUT NOBODY AT ALL. ))
[SUPER=01-David Sirry/Victims' Husband and Father;]
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[OUT Q=care about nobody at all]
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[VO-NAT]

Hight is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bond. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of involuntary manslaughter.
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[Merchants-Tax]


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No vote tonight on a controversial tax in the New River Valley.
The Montgomery County board of Supervisors held a public hearing tonight on a plan to slash the merchants tax.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


It's a tax on all inventory at local businesses. Several business owners maintain it's too high.
Local auto dealers have even moved their cars out of the county to avoid paying up.
The board is considering dropping the August tax assessment and lowering the tax by a dollar-45.
A vote could now come at the board's July 12 meeting.
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[Iraq]


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Another U-S soldier may have been executed by militants.
U-S authorities say Matt Maupin.... last seen in hostage video in April resembles a shooting victim in a new video.
Meanwhile tonight Iraq is officially being run by an Iraqi government.
Aleen Sirgany with more on the hostages and the surprise early handover of power.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bremer/U. S. Civilian Administrator for Iraq; :05]
[SUPER=01-Iyad Allawi/Iraqi Prime Minister; :36]
[SUPER=03-Istanbul, Turkey; 1:18]
[SUPER=@Sirgany1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((NOW THAT THE U.S. HAS HANDED OVER SOVEREIGNTY TO IRAQ'S INTERIM GOVERNMENT... PAUL BREMER/FMR. U.S. CIVILIAN ADMINISTRATOR FOR IRAQ: We welcome Iraq's steps to take its rightful place of quality and honor amongst the free nations of the world. AND THE TEMPORARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN SWORN IN... IRAQI OFFICIALS ARE TAKING ON THE COUNTRY'S MOST DAUNTING PROBLEMS -- NAMELY SECURITY. VIOLENCE BY INSURGENTS HAS GOTTEN SO BAD...MONDAY'S HANDOVER CEREMONIES WERE KEPT TOP SECRET...JUST TO THROW THE ATTACKERS OFF. AND NOW, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER IS CONSIDERING A MAJOR CRACKDOWN -- JUST SHORT OF MARTIAL LAW. IYAD ALLAWI/IRAQI PRIME MINISTER: Impose curfews maybe, whenever and wherever is necessary. BUT ON A DAY FILLED WITH PROMISE...CAME WORD THAT A U.S. SERVICEMAN IN IRAQ MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED. U.S. AUTHORITIES SAY Matt MAUPIN -- LAST SEEN IN THIS HOSTAGE VIDEO IN APRIL -- RESEMBLES A SHOOTING VICTIM IN A NEW VIDEO. THE ARAB T-V STATION, AL-JAZEERA, AIRED PARTS OF THE GRAINY FOOTAGE...WHICH SHOWS A BLINDFOLDED MAN BEING SHOT ONCE IN THE HEAD AND SEVERAL TIMES IN THE BODY. MEANTIME, ANOTHER FAMILY PRAYS FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF U.S. MARINE CORPORAL WASSEF ALI HASSOUN. MILITANTS THREATEN TO BEHEAD HIM UNLESS IRAQI PRISONERS ARE FREED. BUT FOR PRESIDENT BUSH, MONDAY'S TRANSFER OF POWER OVERSHADOWED EVERYTHING ELSE. HIS ELATION CLEARLY SHOWED AT THE NATO SUMMIT IN TURKEY. PRESIDENT BUSH: I think a free Iraq and a free Afghanistan are such a vibrant examples for others. ALEEN SIRGANY/CBS NEWS: NATO PLANS TO HELP IN THAT EFFORT BY TRAINING IRAQI FORCES, BUT NATO ALLIES FAILED TO GIVE PRESIDENT BUSH WHAT HE REALLY WANTED -- WHICH WAS MORE TROOPS ON THE GROUND. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Detainee-Rights]


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They could be terrorists.... and they may be foreigners, but the Supreme Court today ruled they are still entitled to their day in court.
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The Supreme Court has ruled that a state of war does not give the government a blank check to hold terror suspects in legal limbo.
The court ruled that both U-S citizens and foreigners seized as potential terrorists can challenge their treatment in U-S courts.
That will likely be felt at Guantanamo Bay Cuba where many suspected terrorists are being held.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You can]

((ANDREW COHEN/LEGAL ANALYST: YOU CAN STILL PROSECUTE THE WAR ON TERROR. YOU CAN STILL CAPTURE THESE GUYS AND DETAIN THEM, BUT YOU HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cohen/Legal Analyst;]
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[OUT Q=you have to justify it.]
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Also today, the justices sent the much awaited case of suspected dirty bomber Jose Padilla... back to a lower court- on a technicality.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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A group fighting a proposed drug treatment clinic wants to give its effort a shot in the arm.
Find out how next.
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[VO-NAT]


And a middle school teacher is facing charges.
More on her alleged relationship with a student coming up.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the State Am gets set to open in the Noke for the first time in three decades. This UVa baseball star earns a spot on the USA national team. Roger dodges the upset volley today Wimbledon. While the Shaq daddy puts his LA crib on the market- tonight on the Big 7.))
[Methadone]

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Opponents of a Roanoke methadone clinic say they will take their case to the community.
They're now planning a mass meeting to involve more people in their fight against the controversial project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference say their research continues to raise troubling questions about methadone clinics.
Efforts to encourage a change of location have been unsuccessful, and SCLC leaders say they are now organizing a meeting to air the community's concerns.
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[SOT 21:28:42]
[IN Q=I see now]

((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/ROANOKE SCLC PRESIDENT: I SEE NOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE A MASS MEETING. IT MIGHT BE IN EUREKA PARK. IT MIGHT BE IN OUR SCHOOLS WHERE OUR CHILDREN GO. IT MIGHT BE A STREET MEETING, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING, A MASS MEETING.))
[SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke SCLC President;]
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[OUT Q=to have a meeting, a mass meeting.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials have visited the site of the proposed clinic on Hershberger Road, but they have not yet issued a state license for the facility.
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[NRV-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More than a dozen people were indicted today on charges related to a major drug operation in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

A federal grand jury indicted 14-people on 47-charges, including distributing crack cocaine, illegally possessing and using a firearm, and assaulting witnesses. Authorities arrested 12 of the 14 this morning, including the alleged ring-leader, Richard Lighty of New York. Officials believe Lighty and his group distributed between two-and-a-half and 10-million dollars worth of cocaine, since November of 1999.
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[SOT 15:40:30]
[IN Q=these members]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY:THESE MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RISK THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY TO JUST KEEP BRINGING THEM DOWN 34 AND SO INVESTIGATIONS ARE UP AND THESE DEFENDANTS NOW KNOW IT, AND THOSE WHO ARE OUT THERE SELLING IT, YOUR TIME IS COMING.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=time is coming]
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[VO-NAT]

Authorities say Lighty and three other key players in the ring are also members of the Bloods street gang -- and used that to intimidate their associates. Police are still looking for one of them, and a woman also charged in the ring.
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[Edwards-Murder]


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[ENG#=3]

The murder trial of a Roanoke man will continue tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Jury selection began this morning in the trial of 27-year-old Carl Richardson or Kalif Freed Abdul Mateen, as he's also known. After three-hours lawyers for each side selected a jury. Two witnesses were called on this first day of the trial. Richardson faces murder, malicious wounding and a number of gun charges related to the murder of Neesha Edwards in December, 2003. Prosecutors say Richardson was an ex-boyfriend who was jealous Edwards had moved on. The trial is expected to last until Wednesday.
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[Teacher-Sex]


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A Florida teacher is charged with having sex with a student- twice.
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[VO-NAT 04]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL]


Debra LaFave turned herself into authorities today.
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[SOT 07]
[IN Q=]

((THERE IS A PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE IN THIS COUNTRY FOR ANYONE CHARGED WITH A CRIME. WE HOPE EVERYONE WILL LISTEN TO THAT. THERE WILL COME A TIME WHEN WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THIS CASE. TODAY IS NOT THE DAY TO DO THAT.))
[Super=01-John Fizgibbons/LaFave's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=THE DAY TO DO THAT.]
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The 23 year old middle school teacher is accused of having sex with a 14 year old boy.
Prosecutors say she pursued the boy when he was visiting a cousin in October.
The teacher is on paid leave. If convicted, she could face up to 30 years in prison.
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[Peterson]


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The judge in the Scott Peterson trial is tired of all the talking and he may slap a gag order on the case.
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[VO-NAT]


Judge Alfed Deluchhi says he's outraged by public comments from many involved including prosecutors and defense attorneys.
The judge today also reprimanded Modesto police officials for publicly criticizing Peterson's defense.
Defense attorneys and police have been arguing over defense claims that the police ignored evidence pointing to suspects other than Peterson.
Scott Peterson is charged with killing his wife and their unborn child.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
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Still ahead on News 7, the effort to get horse racing back to Central Virginia is off and running.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus one family just wanted to support their son in Iraq, but their yellow ribbons kept dissapearing.
We'll show you how they caught the culprit next.
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[Commercial]

[Lake-Permits]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Some new safe-guards are being taken at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape;]

The U-S Coast Guard says from now on, some events planned at the lake WILL require a permit. Those include events with 50-people or more, events that take place in an environmentally sensitive area, and events with vessels traveling more than 30-miles- an-hour. Organizations will need to obtain the permit 90-days before the event, or they may be fined.
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[Ribbon-Thief]


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A thief shocked a soldier's waiting family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bettendorf, IA]

Bob and Alexis Saskowski hung yellow ribbons to show support for their son stationed in Iraq. For eight months, the ribbons kept dissapearing.... until the family set up a hidden camera.
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[SOT: 44 seconds into tape]
[IN Q=And one afternoon I walked in]

((BOB SASKOWSKI/FATHER:AND ONE AFTERNOON I WALKED IN AND LOOKED AT THE MONITOR, THE RIBBON WAS MISSIN, AND I SAID, GOTCHA!))
[SUPER=01-Bob Saskowski/Father]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=was missin, and I said, gotcha!]
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[VO-NAT]

Bob reviewed the tape and watched as a squirrel shimmied the ribbon down the tree, gnawed it off, and ran. The family was happy to find out there was no anti soldier scheme afoot in the neighborhood and report their son is home from Iraq safe and sound.
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[S-Extra]


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Golf news from the local state-am front, plus a UVa baseball player makes the national team, and the D-Rays continues to sting in the bigs. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]

Shaquille O'Neal, who has been outspoken since the end of the season stating that he wants outs of the Lakers' organization, made a statement of a different kind today as he put his 12 thousand 500 square foot L.A. mansion up for sale. Shaq wants to be traded to Sacramento.
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[S-MLB]


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We begin tonight with the hottest thing in the big leagues - the Tampa Bay Devils Rays. That may be the only time this summer we're able to say that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/MLB-Sportsnet; :00]

But tonight at a less than full Tropicana Stadium in St. Petersburg - the Devil Rays won for the 16th time in their last 18 games. Jose Cruz hit a three run homer and his teammates roughed up the reigning American League Cy Young award winner - Ron


[SUPER=35-Toronto/2/Tampa Bay/10;]

Halladay for seven runs in five innings. The D-Rays slam the Jays 10-to-2.
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[S-Adam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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UVa's Ryan Zimmerman has earned a spot on the U.S. National baseball team that will compete against Japan and in the World University games next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

He earned his way onto the final 22 man roster with some solid play at the team trials he batted .364 after going 4-for-11 at the plate with two home runs and two singles. He also drove in six runs and scored five more. He started two of the five games he appeared in and posted six assists and four putouts to go along with his 1.000 fielding percentage. The team was sliced from 36 players down to 22.
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[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
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The Salem Avalanche will be back in action on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week and the team will be sharing space with the Salem fair. As a result, the team is starting all three games this week an hour earlier at 6:05pm. This should allow the games to end and coincide with the nightly fireworks shows at the fair every night at 10.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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The Virginia State Amateur golf tournament opens tomorrow and Wednesday with 126 amateurs trying to make the field of 32.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The top 32 will then begin match play Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The championship consists of a 36 hole final match Saturday. This is the first time since 1974 the state amateur has returned to the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=01-Jonathan Ireland/Roanoke Country Club Pro; :00]
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[OUT Q=to have this tournament here"]
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[vo nat con't] The star city and surrounding areas will be well represented. Ryan Stinnett, this year's Big East medalist and a four time NCAA regional participant will be one of many locals teeing it up.
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[OUT Q=...COME OUT AND PLAY."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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They'll also get to see the man himself - Martinsville's two-time state am champ Keith Decker tee it up.
The state AM is free to the public and play begins tomorrow morning at eight.

[S-Matt]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Atlanta Falcons training camp begins at the end of July and rookie Matt Schaub could find himself backing up Michael Vick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Schaub attended an autograph card show recently in Richmond where he signed along side some of the NFL's best, including former Redskin Joe Theisman.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/Atlanta Falcons Quarterback; :04]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...what it's all about"]
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[VO-NAT]


Schaub, who already has gone through mini camp in Atlanta,
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

could not help talking about Tech's official entry into the ACC later this week. According to the former Cav it will only intensify the rivalry.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=......could get much worse"]
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[S-Tennis]


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The rain stayed away and the top players who were still standing at Wimbledon when the day began were able to advance to the quarterfinals.
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It was a rare day free of upsets as play in the round of 16 began on center court with the men's number one seed Roger Federer leading the way. The master of grass - got past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets this afternoon. Karlovic is the tallest player in the world at six feet 10 inches tall, but no one has been more imposing than Federer in this event. Federer hasn't been broken or dropped a set all tournament. He also has now won 51 straight matches on grass.
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Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt also won today along with Lindsay Davenport who advanced to the women's quarterfinals for the 7th time in her career.
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Steeplechase racing is coming to central Virginia this fall, and some local kids will reap the benefits.
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The Oak Ridge estate in Nelson County will host a series of nationally-sanctioned steeplechase races on October 24th.
Proceeds from the non-profit event will go toward the Jubilee Family Development Center in Lynchburg.
Jubilee offers a variety of programs for at-risk children and their families.
Oak Ridge is currently seeking a Class "A" harness racing license from the state. (------------)