[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Traffic may go both ways in Downtown lynchburg-
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[VO-NAT]


Tuning up for the Fiddlefest in Roanoke means changes.
Plus some pieces of a 5-81 bridge come falling down.
And We'll hear from the wife of one of Osama bin Laden's brothers.
Plus a dog is left in a car... barely able to breathe.
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[talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[ENG#=2]
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[VO-NAT]


It lost thousands of dollars but organizers of a local music festival say the show must go on.
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[SOT 5:04:31]
[IN Q=This is a good]

((MIKE CONNER/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, THAT JUST NEEDED TO BE REFINED.))
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[OUT Q=needed to be refined]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



[Fiddlefest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC38:22]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]


In a little over a week, the Roanoke Valley will come alive with the sounds of bluegrass and traditional string music.
It's all part of the second annual Fiddlefest. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


But as Justin McLeod discovered this year there's has been a lot of fine tuning. So Justin, why the changes?
Jean, you may remember Fiddlefest started and ended on a sour note.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


It rained quite a bit and THE large crowds that were expected never materialized.
So this year there are several changes including a shorter festival, fewer locations, and lower prices.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/Festival Organizer; :40]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADDED]

((NAT SOUND OF MOWING
There's a lot of noise these days on the Hollins University campus as organizers get ready for this year's Fiddlefest.
It won't be long before the sound of the lawnmower is replaced with the sound of music (NAT SOUND OF MUSIC GOING INTO BITE)
[SOT 5:01:36]
[IN Q=Advance ticket sales]

((MIKE CONNER/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: ADVANCE TICKET SALES ARE ABOUT TRIPLE WHAT THEY WERE THIS TIME LAST YEAR.)) [Runs03]
[OUT Q=time last year]


That's pretty good when you consider last year Fiddlefest failed to strike a chord with music fans.
In its first year, the week long music festival attracted fewer than ten thousand people.
Many complained ticket prices were too high and events were held in too many different locations.
As a result, Fiddlest lost more than 50-thousand dollars.
[SOT 5:03:58]
[IN Q=It was a first year]

((MIKE CONNER/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: IT WAS A VERY FIRST YEAR EVENT SO WE'VE LEARNED THAT WE'LL START A LITTLE SMALLER AND BUILD FROM THERE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=build from there]


They've done that through a number of ways.
Fiddlefest is now entirely held on the campus of Hollins University.
The festival has also been consolidated from six days to three.
Tickets will also cost you nearly half of what it did last year. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
Organizers hope these changes will be music to your ears and if not they want to hear from you.
[SOT 5:04:42]
[IN Q=One of the]

((MIKE CONNER: ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING THIS YEAR IS WE HAVE IN OUR PROGRAM WHAT WE CALL OUR OPINION PAGE. WE ARE ASKING OUR CUSTOMERS ESSENTIALLY WHAT DID YOU LIKE WHAT DID YOU NOT LIKE, WHAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADDED.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=LIKE TO SEE ADDED]))
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[LIVE= Justin Full/BAM]


Organizers paid off last year's debt through loans.
If a profit is made this year, the money will be donated to several area organizations.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Fiddlefest begins a week from Thursday and if people want more information Jean, they can click onto our website at wdbj7dot com for a link to their website.

[Marriage-Amendment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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[ENG#=4]


A proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is on the rocks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Senate's been debating the amendment for the last few days.
And while Senators disagree on the issue, there's no disagreement the measure will fall short of the 60 votes needed to advance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is not ]

((SEN. RICK SANTORUM/(R) PENNSYLVANIA; THIS IS NOT ABOUT CONDEMNING ANYBODY OR ANY LIFESTYLE WHETHER IT'S THE LIFESTYLE OF A HOMOSEXUAL OR THE LIFESTYLE OF SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE IN A PLURAL MARRIAGE OR ANYTHING ELSE. IT SIMPLY SAYS THAT MARRIAGE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN IS A PUBLIC GOOD.)) ((SEN. BARBARA BOXER/(D) CALIFORNIA; SO WHAT WE SEE HERE, AND IT'S REALLY SAD BUT IT HAS TO BE SAID IS CRASS, COLD HARD POLITICS, DISTRACTING ATTENTION FROM THE REAL ISSUES FACING OUR NATION. THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS BEING USED AS A WEAPON OF MASS DISTRACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Rick Santorum/(R) Pennsylvania; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Barbara Boxer/(D) California; :15]
[RUNS=34]
[OUT Q= WEAPON OF MASS DISTRACTION.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


As the debate continues, an outing panic has gripped Washington's political and media circles.
Some gay activists have vowed to expose those closeted members of Congress who are supporting the amendment, as well as the closeted gay staffers of any member backing it.

[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC29:13]
[GRAPHIC=Special Session]
[ENG#=1]


They may have been a little embarrassed, but Virginia lawmakers got the job done.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The General Assembly overwhelmingly voted today to correct a blunder with the state's day of rest law.
The mistake allowed weekend workers to ask for Saturdays or Sundays off.
That was a potential problem for factories, stores and restaurants in the state.
Despite having to return for a second special session this year, House leaders say they're not ashamed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=AS A PART-TIME LEGISLATURE]

((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH: AS A PART-TIME LEGISLATURE WITH 3000 BILLS IN 60 DAYS WE'RE STILL THE MOST EFFICIENT ASSEMBLY IN THE COUNTRY. EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE WE'RE GOING TO MISS ONE. HOUSE SPEAKER BILL HOWELL: I CAN UNDERSTAND THE PUBLIC BEING A LITTLE CONCERNED BUT I THINK THE BIGGER ISSUE IS THERE WAS A MISTAKE AND WE CORRECTED IN A VERY WITH LITTLE COST OR EXPENSE TO ANYBODY AND TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEM.))
[SUPER=@Griffith; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. William Howell/(R) Speaker of the House; :09]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=AND TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


The changes to the day of rest law took effect immediately at 3:30 today when Governor Warner signed the corrected bill into law.
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC00:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Some fireworks at a Lynchburg city council work session today ... two-way traffic may become a reality in downtown ... and Home Depot is a step closer to making its home in the Hill City.
It was all on the plate for the city's three newest council members.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This building is]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Lee/Dance Theatre of Lynchburg; :35]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Lynchburg Museums Director; 1:04]
[SUPER=@ssm2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( This building is worth more than 150-thousand dollars, but Lynchburg is willing to sell it for 40-thousand.
Dance Theatre of Lynchburg has used it rent-free for more than three years, while sinking its own money into restorations.
But the Theatre let its option to purchase the property expire, and director Keith Lee came before council asking they cut the price in half.
The request sparked a heated exchange between Lee and council member Joe Seiffert who opposes giving city money to any non-profit organization.
[SOT 10:12:45]

((JOE SEIFFERT: I HAVE PRETTY MUCH CONSISTENTLY VOTED AGAINST NON-PROFITS SIMPLY FOR THAT, BECAUSE WHO ARE THE CHOSEN ONES? KEITH LEE: YOU HAVE BEEN AGAINST ME SINCE I'VE COME INTO THIS COUNCIL MEETING FIVE YEARS AGO, AND HAVE THROWN ME PEANUTS.))
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[OUT Q=thrown me peanuts.]


Council voted to extend the option for another year, giving the Dance Theatre time to come up with the 40-thousand to buy the building.
The panel also voted to study the pros and cons of converting Church and Main Streets to two-way traffic.. and to build a pedestrian bridge that would connect historic Point of Honor with the rest of downtown.
[SOT 10:20:18]
[IN Q=So this bridge]

((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUMS DIRECTOR: SO THIS BRIDGE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, WILL BECOME A VERY IMPORTANT ACCESS POINT. POINT OF HONOR AS AN OPEN-EVERY-DAY MUSEUM WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING MORE CLOSELY WITH AMAZEMENT SQUARE WITH SHARED PROGRAMS.))
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[OUT Q=with shared programs.]


In the evening session, council approved a plan by Home Depot to fill in a flood plain on land where it plans to build a store by May of 2005.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[581-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:14:05]
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Crews will continue inspecting a bridge on Interstate 581 tomorrow morning, after small pieces of concrete fell onto Williamson Road this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Engineers from the Virginia Department of Transportation were planning to inspect the bridge this afternoon, while crews worked to remove any other loose pieces of concrete.
No one was injured by falling debris, but the incident blocked two lanes of traffic on Williamson Road.
Crews will resume their work under the bridge at 9:30 tomorrow morning.
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[Vick]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC40:20]
[GRAPHIC=Marcus Vick]
[ENG#=4]

Suspended quarterback Marcus Vick won't be back in court in this part of the state until November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]

That's the earliest Montgomery County Circuit Court could schedule his NEW trial for taking advantage of under-age girls. Vick is appealing his Juvenile Court conviction where he was sentenced to time plus a fine. He was suspended from the Virginia Tech football team last week, after being arrested for reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
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[Alleghany-Vandalism]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC33:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Alleghany County's Sheriff says his deputies will keep searching for a coveted high school football trophy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-September 12, 1997]

The "Brackman Cup" is awarded each year to the winner of the Alleghany-Covington game.
[SUPER=03-Low Moor]

Deputies say the cup was taken last week when several Alleghany teens vandalized their own school. While, the trophy costs about 50-dollars, it's a prized possession the community wants back.
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[SOT@9:26:18.19]
[IN Q=Can it be replaced?]

((DALE MUTERSPAUGH/ALLEGHANY COUNTY SHERIFF: CAN IT BE REPLACED? YES, BUT I WOULD IMAGINE -AND I THINK I SPEAK FOR THE STUDENT BODY AND THE PUBLIC -THAT WE'D LIKE TO HAVE THE REAL THING BACK. IT MAY HAVE A SCRATCH OR TWO, BUT WE'D STILL LIKE TO RECOVER IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dale Muterspaugh/Alleghany Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=... recover it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Meanwhile, crews continue to clean up the mess. Backboards were broken in the gym, t-v's in classrooms and fire extinguishers were discharged throughout the building.
Damage is estimated at 25-thousand dollars.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Another ally decides to pull out of Iraq.
The latest on the decision next.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus an inside look at the world of Osama bin Laden through the eyes of his sister in law.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we ]

((I THINK WE ARE IN A CLASH OF TWO CULTURES NOW))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=two cultures now.]
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=in sports."]
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[Hostages-Update]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=bda]
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[ENG#=1]

It's a dramatic turnaround tonight as the Philippine government says it is withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately.

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[VO-NAT]


Insurgents threatened to kill a Filipino hostage today if the Philippine government did not comply. The Philippines tiny peacekeeping force was scheduled to leave the country on August 20th, but the pullout is already underway. Meanwhile, it appears another foreign worker HAS been executed in Iraq. An Iraqi militant group says it has executed one of the Bulgarian hostages its been holding. The group released a videotape to Arabic television, setting a 24-hour deadline to kill the other Bulgarian.
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[Al-Qaeda]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC1:28:56]
[GRAPHIC=Osama Bin Laden]
[ENG#=2]


A known associate of Osama bin Laden has surrendered and is in custody in Saudi Arabia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;]
[SUPER=01-Octabia Nasr/"Arab Affairs" Senior Editor; 42]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=BIG FOR THE SAUDIS.]

(( Khaled Al-harbi (KAH-LED Al-Hahr-bee) turned himself over to Saudi officials in Iran and was flown to Saudi Arabia today.
Al Harbi says he's taken up the Saudi government's offer of amensty to Al Qaeda suspects who turn themselves in during a one month period- however this may not apply to Al harbi.
Saudi officials say the amensty that would exempt suspects from the death penalty was made to suspects involved in attacks inside Saudi Arabia, not to those wanted for attacks in other countries. al Harbi was identified on videotape talkign to bin laden about the September 11th terrorist attacks in late 2001.
Officials hope he may talk and provide more information on the whereabouts of Bin laden. OCTABIA NASR/SENIOR EDITOR, ARAB AFFAIRS: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ASK THIS MAN IF THERE ARE OTHER AL QAEDA LEADERS WHO LIVED IN THAT AREA OF IF HE HAD ANY CONTACT WITH AL QAEDA LEADERS IN IRAN OR AFGHANISTAN -- IF HE KNOWS WHERE THEY ARE NOW, IF THEY ARE HIDING, WHERE THEY ARE HIDING, WHO'S HIDING THEM AND SO FORTH.
After his arrival in Saudi Arabia, al Harbi appeared on teleivsion thanking god for this belessing and urging other al Qaeda operativers to surrender as well- and take advantage of this opportunity. IT JUST PROVES THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN WORKING AND OF COURSE SOMEONE WITH THIS KIND OF EXPOSURE, SOMEONE WHO SAT NEXT TO OSAMA BIN LADEN BRAGGING ABOUT 9/11 -- THAT'S DEFINITELY BIG FOR THE SAUDIS.))

[Carmen-binladen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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A woman who knows Saudi Arabia well and married into the bin laden family- talked to Dan Rather.
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[VO-NAT]


Carmen bin laden has sought for years to get OUT of the family.
Her husband is one of Osama's 25 brothers.
The bin laden's are one of Saudi Arabias most powerful famlies.
Carmen bin Laden .. is a Swiss citizen raising her three daughters in Geneva.
She says the bin laden's like the technology of the Western world but despise the society.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CARMEN BIN LADEN: YEA I THINK THEY THINK WE ARE VERY PERMISSIVE, VERY LOOSE SOCIETY. MORALLY, I THINK THEY DESPISE THE MORALITY OF OUR SOCIETY.))
[SUPER=01-Carmen bin Laden/Osama's Sister in Law; wait til 05 quick!]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=MORALITY OF OUR SOCIETY.]
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[VO-NAT]


She saw Osama on a few occasions saying the family praised Osama's devotion to fundamentalist Islam.
Carmen has been quoted as saying she believed Osama bin Laden had the backing of some members of the Saudi royal family.
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[SOT]

((I DON'T HAVE PROOF BUT I THINK OSAMA IS VERY WELL LIKED AND I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN SAUDI ARABIA WHO SUPPORT HIM.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=WHO SUPPORT HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Carmen bin laden has authored a book Inside the Kingdom- sheding light on the family and society that produced Osama bin laden.
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[Pulaski-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:14:34]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]
[ENG#=4]

A Dublin man drowned in the New River this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Rescuers say 56 year old Roger Wayne Hinkley was fishing in Pulaski County with his young son when he apparently lost his balance, fell in the water and couldn't get out. Bystanders tried but were unable to rescue Hinkley. Rescuers found his body after two hours of searching. This is the second person in less than a week to drown in the New River.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Robin says some cooler weather's on the way.
The forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus summer heat and a closed car don't mix. It's a lesson this pooch learned the hard way.
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[Commercial]

[Dog-rescue]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=bda]
[TAPE#=]
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[ENG#=1]

A dog owner is now in hot water after leaving his pet inside a parked car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

The dog was spotted locked inside the car, but by the time her owner was located, the dog could barely breathe or move. Investigators say the heat index inside the car was a sizzling 117 degrees.
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[SOT :18 - :24]
[IN Q=When you]

((DR. DONALD BRIDGES/MO HUMANE SOCIETY; WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR AND LEAVE YOUR PET IN THE CAR, THE TEMPERATURE CAN SOAR IN EXCESS OF 160 DEGREES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Donald Bridges/MO Humane Society]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=matter of minutes.]
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[VO-NAT]

The dog was rushed to the pet E-R. Veterinarians at the Missouri Humane Society who treated her say she's now back on her feet and recovering well.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=none]

Police are considering this incident a crime and say her owner may face charges for animal abuse or neglect.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, an update on the 75th Midsummer Classic, Nascar hands down a fine for Sunday's pit road brawl, and day one highlights from the City-County Golf Championship, but first tonight's extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


North Carolina's all time leading scorer, Phil Ford is joining the Detroit Pistons and Larry Brown as an assistant coach. Ford played for the Heels from 1974 to 1978, and coached in Chapel Hill for 12 seasons. He spent the last four years trying to secure financial aid for student athletes. The Pistons have not confirmed the hiring.
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[go to scores]
[SUPER=#556;]
[SUPER=x5010;]
[SUPER=0113-/American League/9//National League/4/8//;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUTCUE=last score."]

[go to break]
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Tonight's Major League All Star game has been bittersweet for Roger Clemens. Pitching in his hometown for the home team, the Rocket gave up a 2-run homer to Manny Ramirez and a three run job to Alfonso Soriano in the first inning as the AL stars jumped on top 6-nothing after one. The National League found some offense, scoring three runs in the fourth. Right now, the AL leads 9 to 4 in the 8th inning.

[S-Baldwin]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-172 TC13733]
[GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup]
[ENG#=1]


To the track, where Nascar has handed out a penalty for Sunday's pit road altercation during the Tropicana 400 in Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Nascar; :00]


After Kasey Kahne was wrecked by Tony Stewart midway thru the race, Kahne's crew chief, Tommy Baldwin ventured down to Stewart's pit stall and he wasn't trying to make dinner plans with Stewart's guys. Baldwin incited quite a fracas involving crew members from both teams, and today he was fined 10 thousand dollars for his actions. He was also placed on double secret probation by the sanctioning body until December 31st.
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[S-Testing]


[ANCHOR=travis]
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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


Kahne is one of 22 drivers testing at Indy this week in preparation for the August 8th Brickyard 400, a race that ranks right up there with the Daytona 500 and the Coke 600 in prestige.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kasey Kahne/14th in Points Standings; :05]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/3rd in Points Standings; :24]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/17th in Points Standings; :34]
[RUNS=:41]
[OUT Q=I enjoy running here."]
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=ape]
[TAPE#=sp-181 tc2256]
[GRAPHIC=golf]
[ENG#=3]


Day one of the Women's City-County Golf Championship is in the books. Intern reporter Allison Perry has more from Hidden Valley Country Club where some familiar faces top the leaderboard.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meg Davies/2003 Women's City-County Winner; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/12 Time Women's City-County Winner; :50]
[SUPER=01-Allison Perry/Intern Reporter; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports."]

((Sixty one golfers came out to participate in the first round of the Women's City-County, including last year's champion Meg Davies. The rising JMU senior started off strong, posting a 77 to put her only two off the lead. Davies played in the same group with twelve-time winner Dot Bolling.

But it was Bolling's day to lead, firing a three-over 75. She shares the top spot with Countryside's Sara Cole. Bolling managed to shoot par 36 on the front nine despite having to use her husband's clubs. After flying home from Ireland yesterday, Bolling is not only fighting jet lag, she is waiting on her own clubs to make it home. But she still enjoyed playing with her younger competitor, Davies.
Cathi Carter came in at one off the lead with a 76, and Countryside's Marilyn Bussey rounded out the top four with a 79.))


[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-170]
[GRAPHIC=Tour de France]
[ENG#=4]


Lance Armstrong will get his chance to be a mountain man starting tomorrow with the first of several climbs through the Alps and Pyrenees. Today though, he was content to ride in the middle of the pack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gueret, France/OLN; :00]


The Texan was 44th in today's undulating, hilly 9th stage.
Australian Robbie McEwen won a sprint to the finish, claiming his second stage of the Tour.
The 32 year old passed about a dozen riders down the stretch, and then threw his bike ahead of Norway's Thor Hushovd for the victory in a photo finish.
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[S-Rolle]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]

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


And finally, from college football's ever growing court docket. Miami cornerback Antrel Rolle has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with battery on a police officer. According to a police complaint, Rolle was involved in a fight near campus early Sunday and resisted arrest. He's free on bond and is scheduled for a court appearance on August 2nd. Rolle was expected to be one of the Hurricanes top players after deciding to return for his senior season.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Zoo-Curator]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-18 TC42:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The curator of Mill Mountain Zoo is taking his expertise up the road.
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[VO-NAT :18]
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Dave Wood has been top dog at the Roanoke attraction for more than four years. But next month he'll leave the Star City to take over the curator position at Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge.

The park will also hire his wife, Laurie. Wood says the opportunity to work together was too sweet to ignore.
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((DAVE WOOD/CURATOR, MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE, NEVER EVEN LOOKED AT JOB POSTINGS. THIS JUST FELL IN OUR LAPS AND WAS SOMETHING WE FELT WE NEEDED TO DO.))
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Wood says he's most proud of acquiring Bo the Wolverine and Lian (LEE-inn), the Szechuan Takin (TOCK-inn), a relative of oxen and mountain goats.
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