[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Severe weather making news tonight: one area still cleaning up, another is being hit.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And the trophy goes... back to Alleghany High School, now that it's been fished out of Pike's Pond.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight in sports, the Tour de France hits the mountains, Tiger Woods talks British Open, and
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[VO-NAT]


Dot Bolling heads a crowded leaderboard at the Women's City-County.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The big storms go to the southside leaving most folks with gusty winds and very little rain.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[SOT - 2:02:40]
[IN Q=This mean a lot...]

((THIS MEANS A LOT TO THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY, WE'LL GET IT CLEANED UP AND PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=put back together again.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A trophy that disappeared in a high-school break-in is retrieved from a murky pond.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

It cost about 50 bucks to make, but to many people, its value can't be measured in dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young
[Alleghany-Vandalism]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:13:27]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Brackman Cup disappeared from Alleghany County High School amid a vandalism spree that caused more than 30-thousand dollars worth of damage.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The trophy is given each year to the winner of the Covington - Alleghany County football game.
[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[SS=Brackman Cup]

Now it has a whole new legend in its history. Richard Lesko shows us how it was recovered.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With his underwater...]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wesley Dew/Mountain Electronics; :26]
[SUPER=01-John Hutchison/Alleghany High School Athletic Director; :50]
[SUPER=01-Dale Muterspaugh/Alleghany Co. Sheriff; 1:03]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=News 7, Alleghany County.]

(( With his underwater camera donated for the job, electronics shop owner Wesley Dew was the first to see the Brackman Cup since it had been thrown into Pike's Pond shortly after the vandalism.
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[SOT - 1:49:19]
[IN Q=Take it back..]

[RUNS7]
[OUT Q=there's the Brackman's Cup.]

After a few minutes, deputies made the trophy catch.
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[SOT - 1:52:13]
[IN Q=Nat Sound]

[RUNS7]
[OUT Q=SPLASH]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT - 2:01:40]
[IN Q=Another story for it...]

((WESLEY DEW/MOUNTAIN ELECTRONICS; ANOTHER STORY FOR IT, IT PUTS SOME SENTIMENT BEHIND IT, AND THE FACT THAT WE'VE GOT THE ORIGINAL CUP BACK... LEAVE A LITTLE BIT OF MUD ON IT.)) [RUNS7]
[OUT Q=a little bit of mud on it.]

The vandalism left computers smashed, backboards shattered, and a mess that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damages. But county officials say the recovery of the trophy is a bright spot, and will add a level of mystique to the award.
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[SOT - 2:04:54]
[IN Q=I think the prize...]

((JOHN HUTCHISON/ALLEGHANY HIGH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; I THINK THE PRIZE AND VALUE OF THIS HAS GONE UP IMMENSELY THE WINNER WHEN WE PLAY IN SEPTEMBER WILL TREASURE THIS, AND THEY'LL BE ABLE TO TELL THEIR KIDS THAT THEY PLAYED FOR THE TROPHY THAT WAS FISHED OFF THE BOTTOM OF PIKE'S POND.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=bottom of Pike's Pond.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[SOT - 2:08:13]
[IN Q=Now it's even more...]

((DALE MUTERSPAUGH/ALLEGHANY CO. SHERIFF; NOW IT'S EVEN MORE SPECIAL, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAS BEEN RETRIEVED IT'S GOING TO GO BACK, SOME MINOR REPAIRS NEED TO BE DONE ON IT, ESPECIALLY THE BASE. BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT'S GOING TO BE THERE, IT'S GOING TO BE IN ONE OF THE SCHOOLS AND THAT'S WHERE IT SHOULD BE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=where it should be.]

Now the Brackman Cup is back in Alleghany County High School, where it will sit until this year's big game. Richard Lesko, News 7, Alleghany County.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The four teens charged in the vandalism will remain in a juvenile detention center until another hearing Friday. 18 year old Ian Brown is being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail. All five face felony larceny and vandalism charges.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=lmc]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC1:18:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=1]

Flames three stories high lit up the pre-dawn sky in Southeast Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They were coming from a house fire on Stewart Avenue. No one was home when the fire broke out and there were no injuries. Neighbors were evacuated as a precaution while firefighters worked to keep the flames from spreading to adjacent homes. City officials say the fire started in the basement before spreading to the entire home. The 64-thousand dollar structure was a total loss.
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[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Some strong thunderstorms are rumbling across the News 7 viewing area this evening
[ANCHOR=Shannon Toss-Shot]
[TOSS ACROSS=KEITH-SHANNON & ROBIN]


Let's talk to meteorologist Robin Reed.

[ANCHOR=Robin]



[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[************] [SKYTRACKER 7/FULL]RADAR ANALYSIS

[TOSS ACROSS=KEITH-SHANNON & ROBIN]
(Robin tosses to Keith & Shannon)



[Franklin-Storms]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC43:40]
[GRAPHIC=Severe Weather]
[ENG#=2]


Residents in Franklin County are still cleaning up from last weekend's powerful storms.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Strong winds knocked down power lines and uprooted trees all across the Smith Mountain Lake area. One tree nearly split this mobile home in half. Frank Zvonar (Zuh-voh-nar) of Michigan is in the area visiting his daughter. He says the storm was the worst he's ever seen.
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[SOT 5727]
[IN Q=i call it a typhoon]

((I CALL IT A TYPHOON, THAT'S MY TERMINOLOGY. IT WAS THAT BAD, IT WAS REALLY BAD, I MEAN THE WIND WAS SO TERRIFIC, I WOULD SAY PROBABLY 60-70 MILES PER HOUR, MAYBE MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Zvonar/Witnessed Storm;]
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[OUT Q=maybe more]
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[VO-NAT]

Zvonar says he's just lucky they didn't cause any damage to his family's home.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, ponying up for a spot in the area's first equestrian themed subdivision.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus we'll take you to one summer school where acting up is perfectly acceptable.
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[1st-Wx]
[Horse-Subdivision]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:14:37]
[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]


Many developers who buy large chunks of land try to build as many houses as they can on that property.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But in Bedford County, a new subdivision is being built with a different angle.. for a different target market.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom to tell us more about the area's first equestrian community.
[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith and Shannon, Serene Creek Run is likely the first subdivision of its kind in central Virginia.
It's a place where horses and their owners will feel equally at home.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=With 320 acres]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shana Beck/Serene Creek Owner; :30]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Beck/Serene Creek Owner; :36]
[SUPER=01-Tina Friar/DeWitt Realty; :55]
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[OUT Q=to do around here.]

(( With 320 acres to play in, Ralph and Shana Beck's family has plenty of room to roam.
Now they want others to experience it as well.
The Becks are turning their property off Cottontown Road into Bedford County's newest subdivision...one geared towards horse lovers and owners who want it all right outside their back door.
[SOT 13:41:05]

((SHANA BECK/SERENE CREEK OWNER: OUR WHOLE IDEA HERE IS ANYONE WHO OWNS HORSES OR LIKES TO BE WITH HORSES CAN BUY A LOT, PUT A HORSE OR BARN ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY, OR IF THEY WANT SOMEBODY ELSE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM, THEY CAN BOARD THEM IN HERE. GOT TRAILS THAT HOOK UP RIGHT TO YOUR OWN PROPERTY, JUMP ON A TRAIL AND GO RIDING. CALL YOUR NEIGHBORS UP SAY 'LET'S GO FOR A RIDE', NO MORE TRAILERING YOUR HORSE BACK AND FORTH.))
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[OUT Q=back and forth.]
[SOT 13:34:33]

((RALPH BECK/SERENE CREEK OWNER: WE REALLY WANTED THE ULTIMATE COMMUNITY WITH THE FAMILY LIFE AND THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE, AND OBVIOUSLY RESIDING HERE AS WELL, SO WE WANTED TO PUT IT ALL INTO ONE PACKAGE.))
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[OUT Q=into one package.]


The 40 available lots will vary in size from two to eight acres.
Realtors say it should be an easy sell.
[SOT 13:38:04]

((TINA FRIAR/DEWITT REALTY: THE CONVENIENCE OF IT, WHEN YOU HAVE A BUSY LIFESTYLE, BUT THEN TO BE ABLE TO COME HOME TO THAT KIND OF A GREENSPACE IS JUST UNIQUE AND I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE IT AGAIN THIS CLOSE IN.))
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[OUT Q=this close in.]
[natsot 13:39:34]

((HERE YOU GUYS GO...))
[RUNS= 02]


In addition to the horse trails, Serene Creek also will offer fishing, boating, swimming and a playground for younger children..
[SOT 13:36:37]

((THE LAST THING WE WANT IS SOMEBODY TO SAY THERE'S NOTHING TO DO AROUND HERE.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=do around here.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Serene Creek already has the blessing of the Bedford County government.. a water line should be installed within the next month..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/Microwave;]


..and the first finished homes should be ready by next spring.

[Givens-Update]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC56:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Road construction in front of a Salem bookstore could be finished by the end of the week.
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[VO-NAT :38]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Week;]

VDOT is adding a turn lane and paving parts of East Main Street and Route 419. The project has been criticized by the owner of Givens Books who says it's cutting into his business. Chip Givens expressed his displeasure on a sign directing supporters to call the city manager's office. A city zoning official removed the sign claiming it was illegal but later allowed Givens to put it back up pending a decision by the city's attorney. This morning, a Salem spokesperson said the city will most likely let the issue lie. VDOT says, weather permitting, the construction that prompted the sign to be erected in the first place could be completed tomorrow.
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[E-Library]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC39:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Checking out a book at the library is now as easy as clicking a button.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

This week, the Roanoke Valley Libraries launched a new Electronic Library system. The system lets patrons read books on their computers 24-hours a day.
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[SOT 2:06:23 ]
[IN Q=to sign on]

((MARIA SPENCER-ETIENNE/ROANOKE PUBLIC LIBRARIES: TO SIGN ON THEY WILL INITALLY HAVE TO GO INTO A BRANCH LIBRARY TO GO IN AND SIGN ON INTO THE SYSTEM, IT TAKES ABOUT 30-SECONDS TO DO, YOU WOULD PUT IN YOUR USER NAME AND A PASSWORD, ONCE YOU DO THAT IT WILL ENABLE TO ACCESS ANY OF THESE ELECTRONIC BOOKS FROM HOME OR FROM YOUR WORK LOCATION, OR ANY LIBRARY 41))
[SUPER=01-Maria Spencer-Etienne/Roanoke Public Libraries;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=or any library]
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[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke Valley Libraries include both the city and county of Roanoke, as well as Salem and Botetourt County. Right now, more than two-thousand E-books are available through the system, but officials expect to have more than 20-thousand by the end the year.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lower-than-expected retail sales last month and a disappointing forecast from Intel sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/38.79/10208.80/y/16.78/1914.88;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 39 points.
NASDAQ lost 17.
[SUPER=271-i/1.34/38.96/i/0.27/49.00/h/0.28/31.71/h/0.49/91.80/i/0.83/84.30;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.08/36.99/i/0.35/18.74/h/0.06/5.45/h/0.60/63.17/h/0.29/33.13;]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.01/14.46/i/0.36/65.75/i/0.24/35.16/i/0.11/44.69/i/0.43/52.58;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Disabled-Comedian]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC15:18]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's not easy to make fun of yourself.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But one comedian says it's his way of getting people to look past his disability.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Micheal Aronin (UH-roan-in) has cerebral palsy. And he's used it to his advantage as stand-up comic.
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[NAT SOT16:57:19]
[IN Q=I went up to the teller. She said may I help you]

((I WENT UP TO THE TELLER. SHE SAID MAY I HELP YOU. I SAID YES I'M HERE TO GET MY BALANCE))
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[OUT Q=I'm here to get my balance]
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[VO-NAT]


Aronin (UH-roan-IN) was in Salem today for the 15th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Independent living center. The center helps people with disabilities.
Aronin (UH-roan-IN) hopes his take on life will give others something to smile about.
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[SOT16:37:00]
[IN Q=Laughter can help us through any situation]

((MICHAEL ARONIN/COMEDIAN & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER; LAUGHTER CAN HELP US THROUGH ANY SITUATION. IT NOT ONLY HELPS ME BUT THE NON-DISABLED POPULATION FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH ME))
[SUPER=01-Michael Aronin/Comedian & Motivational Speaker]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=more comfortable with me]
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[VO-NAT]


Aronin (UH-roan-IN) has made his living as stand-up comic for the past 12 years. He is also a motivational speaker.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]


Coming up, we'll head to Hanging Rock for Round Two of the Women's City-County Championship, the Astros fire manager Jimy Williams, and
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[VO-NAT]


Bobby Labonte is looking for a crew chief after Michael McSwain was shown the door at Joe Gibbs Racing.
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[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-179 1739tc]
[GRAPHIC=Women's city county golf]
[ENG#=1]

The three day Women's City County golf tournament is down to the final 18 holes with a perennial golfing queen still in control, and the reigning champ playing catch-up. Mike Stevens has a look at today's second round.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Women's City-County; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meg Davies/Six Shots Back After Second Round; :20]
[SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/Leads City-County by Three Shots; 1:08]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=....NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-British]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-178 TC2626]
[GRAPHIC=British Open]
[ENG#=2]


The British Open tees off tomorrow morning at Scotland's Royal Troon. Tiger Woods is winless in majors since taking the 2002 US Open at Bethpage. Since then, there have been 8 different major winners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Phil Mickelson/2004 Masters Champ; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=it'll come around."]
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[S-Williams]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-171 TC13721]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]
[ENG#=3]


The Salem Avalanche get back on the Salem Memorial diamond tonight against Kinston. The Avs are a half game out of first. The first pitch is at 7:05.
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Salem's parent club, the Astros made a personnel move this afternoon, firing manager Jimy Williams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


The Astros have slowly but surely slid to the bottom of the NL Central standings where they trail the Cardinals by 10 and a half games.
The Stros have had no punch on offense, ranking 19th in the majors in scoring.
Phil Garner has been hired to replace Williams.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-McSwain]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-174 TC5023]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=4]

[WIPE to ENG!!]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May; :00]


Williams is not alone on the unemployment line. Joe Gibbs Racing has officially given Michael "Fatback" McSwain a pink slip.
McSwain has been Bobby Labonte's crew chief since December of 2002. The combo won two races last season and finished 8th in the points standings. Former crew chief and vice president for racing, Jimmy Makar, will fill in until a replacement is found.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=travis]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-173]
[GRAPHIC=Tour de France]
[ENG#=1]


Today's 10th stage of the Tour de France marked the first real mountain climbs of the event. But Lance Armstrong hasn't made any significant moves toward the front with the race at the halfway point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Saint Flour, France/OLN; :00]


Armstrong suffered an early flat tire today, but he did recover to finish 6th and even battled with longtime rival Jan Ullrich. But Lance is still 9 and a half minutes off the overall pace.
Today's 147 mile stage was the longest of the tour. Frenchman Richard Virenque pulled away and rode the last 40 miles by himself on his way to the finish line. Thomas Voeckler is still the overall leader.
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[Drama-Camp]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:56:18]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

They may be in a classroom for the summer, but some Blacksburg kids are still managing to ACT UP.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They're part of "Act and React" a summer drama camp in Blacksburg. These 7 to 12 year olds are learning how to build sets, write scripts, even how to sing. With the help of second grade teacher Alicia (A-lee-sha) Sptizer, the kids are trying to put together an hour long play in less than a month.
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[SOT:16:05:00; 23:11:00]
[IN Q=It brings ]

((ALICIA SPITZER: IT BRINGS TOGETHER THE SHY, THE EXPRESSIVE. THE KIDS WHO CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL AND THE VERY, VERY CREATIVE ONES AND ONES THAT ARE AFRAID MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT INSIDE, AND THEN THEY FIND OUT EVERYBODY DOES.
TANLEY BROWN: IT'S REALLY FUNA ND IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE COME ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OR WHO JUST DON'T WANT TO BE THAT SHY.))
[SUPER=01-Alicia Spitzer/Drama Teacher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tanley Brown/Camp Member; :18]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=be that shy.]
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[VO-NAT]

The kids will hold an open performance on July 30th at 10 a-m at the old Blacksburg Middle School. (------------)