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Coming up on News 7,
A Henry County company says it's coming back home.
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And some residents in Roanoke rally to evict a landlord accused of being a racist.
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In sports, Third round highlights from the British Open, Chip Sullivan, Ryan Sypniewski and other local golfers are in the thick of things at the Suntrust Open,
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and the commonwealth games roll on today, we will count you down to cycling highlights in sports.
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[WX-Head]
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After a few days of quiet conditions, unsettled weather returns for the weekend. But will scattered showers and storms mess up Sunday's outdoor plans? I'll breakdown the forecast in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((LISA GERMANIO: I BASICALLY FEEL LIKE A LITTLE PUPPET ON HIS STRING.))
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Roanoke residents meet to discuss what they call the extreme behavior of a local landlord.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Bill-White]


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Bill White recently bought and is in the process of renovating nine rental properties on Chapman Avenue in Roanoke. Last week flyers placed on windshields identified him as a neo-nazi and racist and also drew attention to his website Overthrow-DOT-com. Today a number of his tennants and concerned residents gathered in Roanoke to discuss White's actions.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda / Jenn BAM;]

Jennifer Wishon attended the meeting and is here now with more. Myranda, more than 30- people attended the meeting.
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[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]

Tenants say White's political views make them feel uncomfortable and some are now concerned about him entering their homes. Bill White on the other hand says he's simply a business man and this whole situation has been blown out of proportion because of a relationship gone sour.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Daryle Jenkins/One People's Project Co-Founder; : ]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Germanio/Tennant; : ]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Landlord; : ]
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[OUT Q=don't deserve mistreatment]


(([31:22 - OPENING SHOT] A number of Bill White's tennants and other concerned residents gathered in Roanoke under the guidance of One People's Project, a anti- racist watchdog group that reports on alleged racist groups and individuals on its website. Co- founder Daryle Jenkins says the group has been keeping an eye on Bill White for three years.
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[IN Q=A lot of people]

((DARYLE JENKINS: A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT SOMEBODY BEING A RACIST AND THINK IT'S NO BIG DEAL - HE HAS HIS RIGHT TO BELIEVE HOWEVER HE WISHES, BUT WHEN THOSE THOUGHTS AND WHEN THOSE BELIEFS TURN INTO ACTIONS AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE THEN YOU'VE GOTTA STEP IN AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
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[OUT Q=what we're doing]

At least three of White's tenants on Chapman Avenue attended the meeting where they voiced their concerns about the language White uses on his website Overthrow.com.
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[IN Q=With me having]

((LISA: WITH ME HAVING A BI-RACIAL CHILD - THAT'S WHAT SCARES ME AND HOW HE HAS SAID HOW PREJUDICE HE IS TOWARDS PEOPLE THAT MIX RACE.))
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[OUT Q=that mix race]

White says he's simply in town to make money and that his former girlfriend Erica Hardwick-Hoesch is turning a private dispute into a public matter.
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((BILL WHITE: YOU HAVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PERSONAL DISPUTES WITH ME WHO ARE SORT OF COMING TOGETHER. IT DOESN'T MATTER. I MEAN THEY'RE ALL OUT OF HERE. IN OCTOBER NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE COMPLAINING ARE GOING TO BE LIVING HERE. THAT'S NOT BECAUSE OF ME - THAT'S BECAUSE OF THEIR REFUSAL TO HONOR THEIR RENTAL CONTRACTS.))
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Erica Hardwick-Hoesch declined our request for an on- camera interview, but says she's simply trying to protect "good, honest, hardworking people who don't deserve" mistreatment.))
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White says he is not at all disturbed by today's organized meeting about him. In fact, he says he asked some of his tenants to go on his behalf to see what was discussed. Leaders with One People's Project says their presence in Roanoke is here to stay and encourage troubled residents to take their concerns to city government.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda / Jenn BAM;]

Myranda, during the meeting they also discussed raising money for legal counsel.

[Globaltex]


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A Henry County company is bucking the trend of outsourcing, and bringing more jobs to the United States. Globaltex, a textile manufacturer is closing its operations in Mexico and moving them to Henry County. Globaltex, which opened the Henry County plant earlier this year in the old V-F Imagewear facility, has operated a factory in Mexico since 1994. The company says the move will be more profitable because it takes at least five weeks to fill orders from their Mexican plant, compared to just three weeks from the Henry County plant. The move is expected to add more than 150 jobs.

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Thousands of visitors are filling the Roanoke Valley this weekend for the Commonwealth Games, and that's helping many businesses fill their tables and rooms.
Intern Reporter Lauren McKay tells us the athletes, and their families should find plenty of warm welcomes.
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[SUPER=01-Heather Harrison/Holiday Inn Tanglewood General Manager; :22]
[SUPER=19-Lauren McKay/Intern Reporter; :31]
[SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/Virginia Amateur Sports President; :39]
[SUPER=01-Tammi Jewell/VA Amateur Sports Vice President; 1:08]
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(( More than 10,000 athletes are going for gold, and local merchants are raking in plenty of green. Many of the participants come from outside southwest Virginia and most bring parents and grandparents with them. This year the economic impact from their spending in area hotels and restaurants alone is expected to be between six and eight million dollars.
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[IN Q= All of the hotels]((20:57:51, HEATHER HARRISON/HOLIDAY INN TANGLEWOOD GENERAL MANAGER; ALL OF THE HOTELS, ALL OF

THE VENDORS, EVERYBODY IN THE CITY IS GLAD TO HAVE THEM HERE, WE REALLY ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET, WE'RE THRILLED TO HAVE THEM AND I THINK THEY DEFINITELY FEEL THAT." 20:57:59))
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[OUT Q=definitely feel that.]
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[IN Q=Roanoke has long]((21:01:33, LAUREN MCKAY/REPORTING; ROANOKE HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN AS THE STAR CITY OF THE SOUTH AN

D IT'S THE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY THAT BRINGS PEOPLE BACK HERE EACH YEAR. 21:01:40))
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[OUT Q=here each year.]

Not to mention convenience.
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[IN Q=If you go to] ((00:20:22, PETE LAMPMAN/PRESIDENT OF VA AMATEUR SPORTS; IF YOU GO TO THE OTHER AREAS OF VA WITH TH

E OTHER LARGER METRO AREAS, YOU RUN INTO MORE TRAFFIC IN AN HOUR, YOU MAY GET TO YOUR GAME, YOU MAY NOT GET TO YOUR GAME IN TIME SO I THINK THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY HAS A LOT MORE TO OFFER AND PEOPLE HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE HERE AND THEY COME BACK. 00:20:33))
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[OUT Q=and they come back]

The Holiday Inn Tanglewood is the host hotel of the events and is sold out over the weekend with ninety-five percent of its guests staying for the games. Virginia Amateur Sports, the non-profit organization that organizes the games, relies on the community for help in putting the events together.
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[IN Q=Volunteer are a big]((21:00:41, TAMMI JEWELL/VA AMATEUR SPORTS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS; VOLUNTEERS ARE A BIG

PART OF THIS, WE COULD NOT HAVE THE GAMES WITHOUT THEM, WE WORK ON A STAFF OF THREE FULLTIME STAFF MEMBERS, WE HIRE THREE INTERNS DURING THE SUMMER, WE HIRE 1500 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PULL THIS EVENT OFF. 21:00:54))
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[OUT Q=pull this event off.]

The games continue through the end of the weekend, but merchants will feel their impact long after the last person checks out, Lauren McKay, News 7, Roanoke. ))
[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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And Steve Mason will have more on the Commonwealth Games coming up in Sports.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still to come on the newscast, Big Tom and Lex from Survivor make an appearance in our neighborhood...
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and also, the head of U-S Air says only the employees can save the company from bankruptcy again.
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[1st-Wx]

[US-Air]


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The C-E-O of U-S Airways is calling on labor leaders to make concessions to keep the company from going bankrupt again.
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Bruce Lakefield made the plea in his weekly phone message to the company's 28-thousand employees. The flight attendants' union and a union representing reservations agents and gate workers, have recently agreed to enter formal contract negotiations. The pilots' union is already at the bargaining table. The union representing machinists still shows no signs of talking with the company. They say the company could save millions of dollars by improving safety programs and listening to employees' suggestions on maintenance issues.
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[Biz-Review]


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State lawmakers head back to Richmond to fix a mistake, and Montgomery County *slashes* its controversial merchant's tax. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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A Buchanan plant now up for sale may soon have a new owner.
Attorneys for a company in Richmond say they hope to close a 4 MILLION dollar deal next month to buy Groendyk (Grun-dike) Manufacturing. The silicone foam company is owned by R-B-X Holdings, the same company that owns Rubatex.
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The General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to correct a blunder with the state's day of rest law.
The mistake allowed weekend workers to ask for Saturdays or Sundays off.
The changes to the day of rest law took effect immediately when Governor Warner signed the corrected bill into law.
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Auto Track Transport of Dublin announced it was closing down this year, after losing its contract delivering Volvo trucks to non-union Swift Transportation.
United Auto Workers rallied to demonstrate their displeasure with that decision. Members of the Local 20-69 were joined at their union hall by members from a dozen other locals.
They say they want Volvo trucks that are built by union labor to be shipped by union labor.
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[IN Q=These 150 people]

((CHARLIE BARBETTINI: THESE 150 PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE DISPLACED FROM THEIR JOBS WILL HAVE TO MOVE ELSEWHERE OR STAY HERE AT A LOWER STANDARD OF LIVING. WE'RE TOLD THEY'LL PICK UP THEIR INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THAT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS AND OFF OF THEIR TABLES THAT THEY'D NORMALLY HAVE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES WITH.))
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[OUT Q=to feed their families with]
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Auto Track Transport is expected to lay off as many as 100 workers by the end of the summer. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]
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And finally, auto dealers in Montgomery county no longer have a reason to move their inventory and avoid paying taxes.
The board of supervisors cut the controversial tax by about a third, and eliminated a summer inventory scheduled for next month. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still to come on the newscast, the Mill Mountain Zoo has made news for arriving animals, but we'll tell you about a departure coming soon...
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and they aren't hollywood starz yet, but two well known reality show wonders stop by the Roanoke Valley.
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[Dave-Wood]


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Animals are frequently arriving at the Mill Mountain Zoo, but now the person responsible for all those critters is leaving. As we told you earlier in the week, Dave Wood will be taking his skills elsewhere but will leave part of his heart in the Star City. Shannon Young reports.
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[IN Q=Ruby, your fans are here.]
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[IN Q=Ruby, your fans...]

((RUBY, YOUR FANS ARE HERE.))
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[OUT Q=fans are here.]

Many of us describe our work environment as a zoo. But Dave Wood means it. For more than four years, Wood's been what he calls the "conductor" of Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo. That after nearly 25 years at zoos in Philadelphia and Palm Beach.
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[IN Q=I've always been connected...]

((I'VE ALWAYS BEEN CONNECTED TO ANIMALS. MY MOTHER USED TO SAY WE'D GO TO THE PARK AND THERE'D BE A HUNDRED OTHER KIDS AND THE TURTLE WOULD WALK OUT OF THE WOODS UP TO YOU, YOU KNOW. ))
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[OUT Q=out of the woods up to you, you know.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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[IN Q=What're you doing? You're such a good girl.]

((WHAT'RE YOU DOING? YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD GIRL, YES YOU ARE, YES YOU ARE. YOU'RE FALLING APART THOUGH, ALL THAT HAIR'S COMING OFF.))
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[OUT Q=all that hair's coming off.]

Like Ruby, Wood, too, is shedding... his position. Next month he'll take over as curator at the Virginia Safari Park in Rockbrige County.
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[IN Q=They have a lot of large animals...]

((THEY HAVE A LOT OF LARGE MAMMALS WHICH I'M INTERESTED IN. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT DOING RHINOS AND OTHER LARGE SPECIES WHICH I DO HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH SO, I SORTA MISS THAT.))
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[OUT Q=I sorta miss that.]

He also misses working with his wife who he met at the zoo in Philly. Laurie Smith Wood says, like the animals on Noah's Ark, they'll be entering the Safari Park as a duo.
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[IN Q=They've never done any news releases...]

((LAURIE SMITH WOOD/ROANOKE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS: THEY'VE NEVER DONE ANY NEWS RELEASES ABOUT NEW ANIMALS. SO I HAVE THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO PUT OUT A NEW PRESS RELEASE EVERY WEEK: THERE'S A NEW SLOTH, THERE'RE ELEPHANTS, RHINOS. IT'LL BE SO MUCH FUN.))
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[OUT Q=It'll be so much fun.]

The Woods will not be changing their *home* address and say they'll have to drive right by Mill Mountain to get to their new jobs. That's a warning to zoo staff that they'll be dropping by, if only to check on Daves' favorite animals, Bo
the Wolverine and Lian (LEE-inn), the Szechuan Takin (TOCK-inn). [SOT 59:46 - 59:56]
[IN Q=I've worked with alot of different...]

((DAVE WOOD: I'VE WORKED WITHA LOT OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS AND IT'S THE TOUGHEST, MOST AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL I'VE EVER MET IN MY LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=ever met in my life.]

And you thought your co-workers were vicious. Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Survivor]


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You could call them the new odd couple.
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Today, Survivor all stars Big Tom and Lex Van de Berghe paired up in Roanoke to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Movie Starz, located on Orange Avenue and Gus Nicks Boulevard. Big Tom and Lex say they're actually good friends. In fact, Lex, who lives in California, says the only reason he was even in the area was to visit Big Tom, who lives in Rich Valley.
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((BIG TOM: WE HAD A COMMON GOAL DOING A LOT OF CHARITY WORK AND DOING A LOT OF STUFF, SO WE'RE A LOT A LIKE WE JUST LOOK DIFFERENT 38 REPORTER: YOU GUYS ACTUALLY DID GET ALONG ON THE SHOW? LEX: ABSOLUTELY, WE'RE LIKE BROTHERS.. YOU LOOK AT US, YOU COULDN'T FIND ANYONE MORE DIFFERENT, TRULY TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEEDLE DUM, BUT WE ARE SO MUCH THE SAME ON THE INSIDE.))
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Dozens of fans stood in line inside the store just to a picture or autograph of the odd couple -- some as long as four hours. Despite all the attention, though, the two still consider themselves just regular people.
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Lance Armstrong is 22 seconds from eading the tour de france, we will have cycling portion of the commonwealth games,
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and Virginia Tech's Ryan Stpnewski is tied for the lead at the Suntrust State Open of Virginia. Chip Sullivan's and other local golfers status in sports.
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[S-British]


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Todd Hamilton has one PGA tour win on his resume. Now he leads the British Open.
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[SUPER=03-Troon, Scotland/TNT; :00]

The 38 year-old is the third-round leader after posting a 4-under-par 67 today in Troon, Scotland. Hamilton is 8-under for the tournament, here he birdies eight to go seven under. he is one shot ahead of Ernie Els and two ahead of Phil Mickelson, Retief (reh-TEEF') Goosen and Thomas Levet (luh-VAY')
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[S-Chip]


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The third round of the SunTrust State Open teed off in Richmond today at the Willow Oaks Country Club.
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Virginia Tech's Ryan Spniewski from Radford fired a 67, good enough to tie him with the other leaders, Faber Jamerson of Appomattox and Spence Andrews, at 11 under. Ashley Plantation pro Chip Sullivan posted a 72 today to put him at 6 under, five back of the leaders. Martinsville's Keith Decker is 4 under. Scott Wise is even, and Ryan Stinnett is at three over.
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[S-Lance]


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Lance Armstrong won today's 128-mile 13th stage of the Tour de France.
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[SUPER=03-Plateau de Beille, France/OLN; :00]

Armstrong moves just 22 seconds behind overall leader Thomas Voeckler (VOH'kler) of France. There are only the Alps and two time trials left to negotiate next week. Armstrong won the stage ahead of Italy's Ivan Basso.
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[S-Games]


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Roanoke's version of the Tour de France mountain stage hit the pavement today in the Commonwealth Games cycling competition.
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About 50 cyclists raced in the time trial, a race against the clock. The course is 1.7 miles long and is all up hill to the Roanoke Star.
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[SUPER=01-Todd Reighley/Commonwealth Games Cycling Official; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....do this course"]
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[S-Strug]


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Most people probably remember the Commonwealth Games' Olympic guest this year for her heroics during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Eight years later, Kerri Strug is branching out. Intern reporter Pete Woody has her story.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kerri Strug/1996 Olympic Gold Medalist; :13]
[SUPER=01-Pete Woody/Reporting; :30]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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((When she isn't speaking at events like the Commonwealth Games, Kerri Strug is living and working in Washington, D.C. While she no longer competes for gold medals, she's still in the money, working in the U.S. Treasury Department.
Strug: It's different...
Stand up: Strug will be in Athens for this Summer's Olympics, but she won't be competing...
Strug: It's good to have a new challenge...
Strug was a member of the first U.S. women's gymnastics team to win a gold medal in 1996, and she is confident that the 2004 team can repeat that success.
Strug: We're the world champs right now...
While she tries to stay involved in gymnastics, speaking and coaching at camps and clinics, right now Strug has decided to focus on other things in her life and not get back into the sport full time. Pete Woody, News 7 sports.))