[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Virginia is steaming ahead with plans to put more passenger trains on the tracks.
Now, another player's chugged into the picture.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]

And, we'll check in with a Floyd County miner to see if his search for gold is panning out.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - UVa's Ahmad Bradshaw is off the team for this coming season.
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[VO-NAT]


and despite still feeling and showing the effects from his fiery crash - Dale Junior is in New Hampshire this weekend.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]


The heat and humidity will be traded in for cooler temperatures for the weekend. I'll have your forecast.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]


Don't pack your bags just yet, but the prospect for additional passenger rail service is improving.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I wouldn't look to next year]

((I WOULDN'T LOOK TO NEXT YEAR, OR THE YEAR AFTER THAT EVEN, BUT I THINK WE CAN LOOK FORWARD AND KNOW THAT EVENTUALLY THAT WILL HAPPEN.))
[RUNS=:08 ]
[OUT Q=eventually that will happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


Norfolk Southern is now at the table, and the Trans Dominion Express is putting the pieces together.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Younng. Keith is off tonight.

[Passenger-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC09:32]
[GRAPHIC=Trans Dominon Express]


It may be years before another passenger train stops in Roanoke, but the effort to restore service between Bristol and Washington DC appears to be picking up steam. [***TD EXPRESS IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /NEwsroom;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the latest developments.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@joe1;]


Until recently, Norfolk Southern Corporation has discouraged talk of passenger rail, because of potential conflicts with the railroad's freight traffic... But NS officials now say they view the Trans Dominion Express as a business opportunity.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have come to the conclusion]
[SUPER=01-Kay Strickland/TDX Committee Member; :37]
[SUPER=@markwarner; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=very supportive of that effort.]
(([SOT NS SPOKESMAN PHONER 18:08]
[IN Q=We have come to the conclusion]

(( WE HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN ACCOMODATE THAT UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS CONDITIONS WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE OUR FREIGHT TRAINS EFFICIENTLY AND SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS IN THE MANNER THAT THEY EXPECT.))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q= in the manner that they expect.]


Almost 25 years have passed since the last regularly scheduled passenger train pulled out of Roanoke.
The Trans Dominion Express would eventually run from Bristol through Roanoke and Lynchburg to Richmond and Washington DCTERMS.
And supporters of the plan believe they now have reason to be optimistic.
[SOT 15:10]
[IN Q=Norfolk Southern]

((NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS AT THE TABLE OUR GOVERNOR IS BEHIND THIS. NOW YOU SEE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT. WE'VE ACTUALLY MADE A COMMITMENT AS THE TDX ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO BUY PIECES OF RAIL, SO I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL ONE DAY SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE SOONER THAN LATER .))
[RUNS= :21]
[OUT Q=sooner than later.]


Funding remains a major hurdle. The project could require more than 100- million dollars to upgrade the rails...
But today Governor Warner said asphalt isn't the only answer to the state's transportation problems.
[SOT 08:22:34]
[IN Q=Until this announcement]

((UNTIL THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BY NORFOLK SOUTHERN, IF THE RAILROAD COMPANIES WEREN'T GOING TO WORK TO BE A FULL PARTNER IT'S A LOT TOUGHER. NOW THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO BE A FULL PARTNER IF WE CAN IN THE STATE CAN FIND THE RESOURCES TO STEP UP, I'D LIKE TO BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THAT EFFORT.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=supportive of that effort.]))
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[LIVE= JOeD /FULL BAM]


If the state can find the resources, the first passenger service would probably link Roanoke with Washington. Service to Richmond, and the trip from Bristol would come later.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JOeD /BAM;]


If you're asking how soon, Shannon, we've heard estimates from two to ten years.

[581-Study]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC50:58]
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[ENG#=1]


Roanoke and VDOT want to improve Interstate 581 and Route 220.
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[VO-NAT :26]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The city and state are studying the future transportation needs of the Roy Webber Expressway. The study will consider interchange modifications and better ways to access businesses along the corridor. The long-range vision will be based on the year 2035. The first phase of the study is expected to be complete next year with the entire project wrapping up in 2006. The Expressway is considered the most heavily traveled roadway west of Richmond.
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[Chichester-taxes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-25 TC53:24]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]
[ENG#=2]


The state's 324 million dollar surplus is renewing interest among some lawmakers in rolling back recent tax hikes.

But one Senate leader says that's a bad idea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Many Republican legislators see the budget surplus as proof that the broad-based tax increases were not needed.
But Senator John Chichester, who led the charge for higher taxes, says the one-time surplus still does not cover the state's needs.
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[SOT 10:04:50]
[IN Q=THAT'S REALLY VERY LITTLE]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER: THAT'S REALLY VERY LITTLE MONEY. IT'S A LOT OF MONEY TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, WHEN YOU HAVE A 50 BILLION BUDGET 300 MILLION DOLLARS IS NOT THAT LARGE OF A PERCENTAGE OF IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=THAT LARGE OF A PERCENTAGE OF IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


He says cutting taxes every time there's a surplus or raising taxes every time there's a deficit is no way to run the state.
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC54:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Pittsylvania County authorities are still deciding whether to file charges against a man who shot at three intruders, apparently killing one of them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The three men tried to force their way into David Lee Gammon's home near Dry Fork early Wednesday morning.
Police say Gammon and the men exchanged gunfire, and one of the suspects.. 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Weadon was apparently hit as he fled the scene.
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[SOT 14:50:18]
[IN Q=If that individual]

((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: IF AN INDIVIDUAL COMES AT YOU WITH A WEAPON, THEN THERE'S A THREAT LEVEL THAT IS THERE. IF THAT INDIVIDUAL LEAVES, EVEN THOUGH HE MAY STILL POSSIBLY HAVE A WEAPON, THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT AND SO YOU CANNOT MEET A THREAT WITH NO THREAT. SO YOU CANNOT USE DEADLY FORCE IF IT'S NOT A THREAT TOWARDS YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=a threat towards you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Commonwealth's attorney David Grimes says he has "not" yet reviewed the facts of the case.
One suspect.. 42-year-old Michael Robin Wilson is in custody.. police are still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton in connection with the break-in.
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[School-Announcement]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=School Info]


We do have one school announcement for tonight.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
A water problem is causing trouble at New River Community College's Dublin campus.
There will be no classes there tonight.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, why treasure hunters are heading into the hills of Floyd County.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus improvements at the Martinsville Speedway are right on track... but will they be enough to secure the track's future in NASCAR?
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[1st-Wx]
[Floyd-Gold]

(MINI OPEN)



[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-22 TC1:06:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

It's no secret there's a treasure in the hills and streams of Floyd County. For years, people have been hunting for gold. But as New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa reports the gold "rush" is more than a hobby, it's a way of life.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some might call]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Wurtz/Gold Hunter; :27]
[SUPER=01-Bob Bodnar/Virginia Tech Geo-Sciences Professor; 1:14]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=news 7, floyd county]

((NATS- poking with stick
Some might call Tom Wurtz a modern day treasure hunter, though he'd prefer the title gold miner.
NATS: 1:10:40:00 THIS IS CALLED A GOLD SPEAR. GOLD DETECTOR. WHEN IT TOUCHES GOLD A YELLOW LIGHT GOES OF AND IT MAKES A BEEPING SOUND. :49
For the last 20 years he's been looking for gold.
NATS: 1:13:04:00 THAT'S THE GOLD SOUND. :08
and he's often found it.
NATS: 1:13:49:00 THAT'S GOLD!!!

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[SOT:1:20:38:00 ]
[IN Q=This is just another]

((TOM WURTZ:THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS FOR ME. I CAN BE OUT IN THE SUMMER TIME WHEN I CAN'T HUNT. I CAN BE LOOKING FOR GOLD.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=for gold.]


Most of the gold ever found in the county is in the form of flakes or dust. Sometimes you need a microscope just to see it. But that doesn't stop Wurtz from believing there's more out there.

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[SOT: 1:14:41:00 ]
[IN Q=There's got]

((TOM WURTZ: GET. THERE'S GOT TO BE NUGGETS CLOSE BY. CAUSE THAT'S GOLD YOU SEE, YOU CAN FEEL, YOU CAN HOLD AND THE NEXT SHOVEL MAY CONTAIN A NUGGET. KNOW BODY EVER KNOWS. NOBODY EVER FOUND ANY THAT I KNOW OF, IF THEY DID THEY CAN CALL ME.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=can call me.]


Experts say Floyd County does have the perfect conditions for finding large gold deposits. These large metamorphic rocks typically carry gold. Wurtz has even found a large quartz vein on his property that may be the start of a mine.

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[SOT: 1:34:10:00 ]
[IN Q=If somebody.]

((BOB BODNAR: IF SOMEBODY WHERE TO DRILL AND FIND A HIGH GRADE GOLD DEPOSIT. WOULD I BE SURPRISED? NOT AT ALL, IT'S THE CORRECT GEOLOGY, IT'S THE CORRECT ROCK TYPES. AND JUST BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T FOUND ONE THERE YET, DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T IN THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=the future.]


NATS- Panning for gold sounds.
The possibility of "striking it rich" is the driving force behind Wurtz passion.

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[SOT:1:17:19:00 ]
[IN Q=I guess I'm]

((WURTZ: I GUESS I'M JUST A MINOR AT HEART, I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GOLD MINOR.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=to be a gold miner.]


He says as long as he's here, he'll take advantage of this golden opportunity.
NATS: 1:13:28:00 SEE IT...
Rachel DePompa, News 7, Floyd County.))


[Franklin-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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[ENG#=2]


Franklin County now has the green it needs to develop a Workforce Development Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]

Governor Mark Warner brought a check for 700-thousand dollars to Rocky Mount today. Warner says the grant will benefit low-and moderate income residents, infrastructure and job training programs.
24 other communities around the state also received grants today totalling more than 15 Million dollars.
Halifax County is getting money for housing.
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[SOT 08:25:16:28]
[IN Q=:overall it would]

(( EARL HOWERTON/SOUTHSIDE OUTREACH GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; OVERALL IT WOULD JUST BENEFIT OUR OBJECTIVE, AND OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO BENEFIT LOWER MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES BY PROVIDING THEM WITH SAFE, AFFORDABLE, AND DECENT HOUSING .))
[SUPER=01-Earl Howerton/Southside Outreach Group Executive Dir.]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and decent housing]
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[VO-NAT]

Governor Warner says today's grants will benefit some four-thousand Virginians.
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[Convention]


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Our digital channel "7-too" will present both Democratic and Republican party conventions gavel-to-gavel, with no interruptions and no anchor commentary.
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[TAKE 7-TOO FS EVENT523] Our presentation of the Democratic convention begins Monday at 4:00 p.m. on Digital Channel 7-too. Cox digital cable customers can see it on Channel 107.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Concern about slower corporate earnings sent Wall Street lower today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/88.11/9962.22/y/39.97/1849.09;]


The DOW fell 88 points.
The NASDAQ lost 40.
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[SUPER=272-h/0.07/38.37/h/0.83/19.01/i/0.11/5.14/i/0.20/62.68/i/0.36/32.52;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.22/10.14/i/0.30/40.75/i/0.16/16.28/i/0.23/25.39/i/0.12/4.29;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.01/13.99/h/0.03/65.36/h/0.71/35.32/i/0.11/44.66/h/0.25/53.16;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-19 TC1:27:23]
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[ENG#=1]


Ever since the Martinsville Speedway was sold to the International Speedway Corporation earlier this year there's been speculation about the future of the Southside landmark. But, as Jennifer Wishon reports, new construction is ensuring its future is just as rich as its past.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :16]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :49]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Martinsville.]
(([SOT 15:20]

((NATS OF TRAIN WHISTLE.)) [RUNS03] It wasn't too long ago that racing fans could hop a train to the race track. But times have changed and these tracks are now what stands in the way of expansion at the Martinsville Speedway.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:57]
[IN Q=It's been probably]

((CLAY CAMPBELL: IT'S BEEN PROBABLY A TWO YEAR PROCESS OF DEALING WITH THE RAILROAD AND GOING BACK AND FORTH ON THAT. THAT WAS THE HARDEST PART PROBABLY - JUST THE PAPERWORK INVOLVED IN DOING SOMETHING SO SIGNIFICANT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=something so significant]



[SOT]

((QUICK NATS OF CREWS MOVING DIRT.)) Now comes the dirty -work. Crews are moving countless tons of dirt to create a rail bed suitable for trains about 200 feet from the speedway. The 2- million dollar project will start here where the track bends into the speedway and will actually create a straighter route for the railroad.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 24:22]
[IN Q=Moving the railroad tracks]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: MOVING THE RAILROAD TRACKS WILL MAKE ROOM FOR UP TO 30,000 NEW SEATS, BUT BEFORE THOSE EVER BECOME A REALITY DRIVERS WILL HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN USED TO A BRAND NEW TRACK.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=brand new track]



[SOT]

((QUICK NATS OF WORK ON TRACK)) [RUNS02]
[COVER BITE]
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[SOT 5:52]
[IN Q=I've riden around it]

((CLAY CAMPBELL: I'VE RIDDEN AROUND IT A COUPLE TIMES AND IT'S REALLY SMOOTH. I THINK THE DRIVERS ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. PROBABLY NEXT WEEK, THEY'LL START ON THE ASPHALT PORTION OF IT AND THAT WILL TAKE ABOUT A WEEK TO TWO WEEKS SO BY THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST WE'LL BE ALL DONE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=we'll all be done]

Done with the track, but at the place where NASCAR'S roots run deep renovations are far from over. Campbell says there are many more projects on the agenda ensuring Martinsville will continue to be a stop on NASCAR'S premiere series.
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[SOT 3:59]
[IN Q=The future looks]

((CLAY CAMPBELL: THE FUTURE LOOKS REALLY GREAT. IN FACT, I THINK THE FUTURE LOOKS BETTER NOW THAN IT DID BEFORE THE PURCHASE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=before the purchase]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Martinsville.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - another UVa football player is put off the team for the upcoming season. Dale Junior is back on the track in a limited capacity,
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[VO-NAT]

and Lance kicks back today and stays completely in control of the Tour.
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-180]
[GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP]
[ENG#=1]


The Nextel Cup circuit is in Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend, and this morning all at the track were thrilled to
[GRAPHIC=DALE JR.]


see Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in attendance. Dale Junior talked about his fiery crash last Sunday for the first time since the accident and told all that he's well enough to start Sunday's race and then hand over the reigns to a relief driver.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE SITUATION...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Will Start Sunday's Race; :00]
[SUPER=04-Sunday's Crash in California; :12]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...try and do what we can do."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] He'll start Sunday's race and then get relief from Martin Truex, Junior who qualified the car third. Here's the starting grid.
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[GO TO QUALIFYING BOARDS]
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Ryan Newman/132.360/2. Jimmie Johnson/131.984/3. Martin Truex, Jr.//4. Michael Waltrip//5. Jamie McMurra

y//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Kasey Kahne//7. Jeremy Mayfield//8. Rusty Wallace//9. Tony Stewart//10. Ricky Craven//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Terry Labonte//12. Ward Burton//13. Elliott Sadler//14. Dave Blaney//15. Scott Riggs/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Greg Biffle//17. Ken Schrader//18. Joe Nemechek//19. Kevin Harvick//20. Bobby Labonte//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Robby Gordon//22. Casey Mears//23. Brian Vickers//24. Jeff Gordon//25. Dale Jarrett//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Mark Martin//27. Jeff Burton//28. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.//29. Brendan Gaughan//30. Jeff Green//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Matt Kenseth//32. Kurt Busch//33. Carl Long//34. Ricky Rudd//35. Jimmy Spencer//;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Mike Wallace//37. Sterling Marlin//38. Scott Wimmer//39. Kyle Petty/Prov/40. Todd Bodine/Prov/;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Morgan Shepherd/Prov/42. Ted Christopher/Prov/43. Hermie Sadler/Prov/;]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...last driver]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-178 3359tc]
[GRAPHIC=uva]
[ENG#=2]

UVa head football coach Al Groh announced this afternoon that incoming freshman Ahmad Bradshaw will not participate with the team this season. Bradshaw, was arrested early Saturday morning outside of a Charlottesville nightspot and charged with underage alcohol possession and obstruction of justice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bluefield/Last December; :00]

Bradshaw was a Super Prep all-American at Graham high in Bluefield. He was projected to play defense for UVa, but now he will do nothing this season. Bradshaw had some other off-the-field legal problems before arriving at UVa.
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[S-ECHL]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-173 1:02:30]
[GRAPHIC=ECHL]
[ENG#=3]


The ECHL's decision to dissolve the Express and Greensboro Generals has caused former goalie Daniel Berthiaume a lot of frustration that he directs towards the league.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hardy; :00]


Berthiaume is now confronted with the possibility of the UHL coming to Roanoke.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

This league has teams is Missouri, Illinois, Michigan , New York Richmond and Connecticut to name a few places. The league is somewhat spread out geographically but is interested in putting a franchise in Roanoke. Berthiaume says the UHL could learn a lot from what he calls many mistakes the ECHL has made as he explains what the problems are with the league.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Former Express Goalie; :00]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=.....15 years ago"]
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-168 14047TC]
[GRAPHIC=tour de france]
[ENG#=4]


Lance Armstrong still has his 4 minute and 9 second advantage at the Tour de France.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lons-Le-Saunier, France/OLN; :00]

Lance began today completely at ease, although a report back home in the New York Times indicated that he was planning to skip the Tour next year. He went out today with his US Postal service teammates and finished 74th, but did not lose a second of his lead. The Tour finishes up Sunday.
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[War-College]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-17 TC1:24:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Some of the best and brightest high school R-O-T-C students are sweating out part of the summer in Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

V-M-I is hosting the first ever Junior War College this summer, teaching students about tactics, strategy, and team building. The school is designed for students who are interested in a military career, and especially for those who might attend V-M-I.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 17:39:46]
[IN Q=We decided that the...]

((CORY BENSON/JUNIOR WAR COLLEGE STUDENT; WE DECIDED THAT THE JUNIOR WAR COLLEGE IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXCITING AND THE MOST BENEFICIAL BECAUSE WE'RE BOTH DECIDING TO GO INTO THE MILITARY AND MY FRIEND, HIS FIRST CHOICE OF COLLEGE IS TO GO TO VMI.))
[SUPER=01-Cory Benson/Junior War College Student; :05 ]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=is to go to VMI.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the third and final group to go through the 10 day course. V-M-I officials say they are looking at making the program a permanent addition. (------------)