07/08/05

6 p.m.


JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Your Real Estate taxes- could they
go down? What the candidates for
Governor want.

ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT


KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Family friends react- after a boy is
charged in the death of his sister left
in a washing machine.

And could Colin Farrell grace Roanoke
County? The latest on movie plans for

this region.

(END VO) END VO


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

Tonight on News 7 sports a
qualifying update from Chicago where
Tony Stewart wrecked and was taken to
the hospital.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And the rain left the area just


in time for the Commonwealth Games
baseball competition to begin at
Kiwanins Field.

(END VO) END VO


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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None After the recent weather events, it's


time to call for a quiet weekend. We
will do just that in a moment.
JEAN 4-Shot JEAN 4-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 4054


*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com
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VO-NAT VO-NAT

JEAN on VO

JEAN on VO

The teenager accused of putting
his sister in a washing machine makes
his first court appearance.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=My client JOHN GRAHAM: 19:16:00 MY CLIENT IS


GRIEVING. HE'S ALSO SCARED. HE'S A KID.

:22

RUNS=:07 (END SOT)



OQ=he's a kid.





VO-NAT VO-NAT


KEITH on VO KEITH on VO

Family members say it was too
soon for police to file charges.

(END VO) END VO


KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry
JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

And I'm Jean Jadhon
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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

The 14 year old boy was arraigned
on a manslaughter charge this
afternoon.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

His sister died after being
trapped inside a washing machine.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-JEan & Rachel/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa spent the day in
Chilhowie.
JEAN'S MIC JEAN IN BOXES

Rachel what was the reaction from

folks in town to the charge?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Keith/Jean,

Sadness, there's a lot of sadness
in Chilihowie.

Little Rebecca Hope's death cast
a shadow over town and now that her
half-brother is charged, the grief
continues.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=He left the




*CG locator Chilhowie
:13
*CG 2line John Graham
Teen's Attorney
:19


*CG 2line Dwayne Sheffield
Chilhowie Police Chief
:48

RUNS=1:20 (END SOT)



OQ=loves his sister I'm sure. <<
SOT FULL SOT FULL




INQ=He left the JOHN GRAHAM: 17:57:00 HE LEFT THE


COURTHOUSE IN TEARS. HE IS GRIEVING
THE LOSS OF HIS SISTER. :03

RUN:07 (END SOT)



OQ=his sister.



INSERT PICTURE OF REBECCA HERE

5 year old Rebecca Hope Wagoner's 14
year old half brother was formally
charged with involuntary manslaughter.

END PICTURE OF REBECCA

Family member told News 7 off camera,
they don't believe the teen should have
been charged.



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INQ=Shocked and JOHN GRAHAM: 17:30:00 SHOCKED AND


DISAPPOINTED. :33 THIS WAS A TRAGIC
ACCIDENT A TRAGIC, TRAGIC ACCIDENT :37

RUN:07 (END SOT)



OQ=tragic accident (third time)



The teen is accused of putting his
sister in a triple load washing machine
like this. Rebecca's mother told police
she broke the glass with a rock, but
her daughter died an hour later of
asphyxiation. You can still see the
marks on the floor of the Laundromat
where the actual machine used to sit

Police say making the decision to

charge the teen was difficult.



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=I would really DWAYNE SHEFFIELD: 14:57:00 I WOULD


REALLY LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT THIS WOULD
PUT SOME CLOSURE ON IT. BUT WE AS FAR
AS THE COMMUNITY, THE FAMILY AND EVEN
OURSELVES AS LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE'VE
ENDURED THE LOSS OF A CHILD AND WE
CAN'T CORRECT THAT. :09

RUN:12 (END SOT)



OQ=can't correct that.



This family, who did not want to be
identified, visited the laundromat for
the first time this week. They knew
Rebecca Hope and her brother.



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INQ=I think that's 7:22:00 I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE HARSH


FOR A CHILD AND I'M SURE THAT IF HE
KNEW SOMETHING LIKE THIS WAS GOING TO
HAPPEN. HE WOULD HAVE NEVER PLAYED IN
IT. :31I MEAN HE LOVES HIS SISTER I'M
SURE. :33

RUN:10 (END SOT)>>



OQ=i'm sure.





LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg


Several people told us they don't
blame the brother, they blame the
machines. Machines they said should of
had an automatic shut off switch.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & Rachel DOUBLE BOXES



Keith and Jean.

QUESTION: So is the family considering
legal action over this?

I spoke with the girl's father
off-camera. He says lawsuits are coming
against the washing machine makers.


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Nielson The Danville man accused of killing


his pregnant twin sister says he does
not remember doing it, but he later
knew he had made a mistake.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Twenty eight year old Larry Ray


Nielson was arrested March 21 for the
stabbing death of Tabitha Bonaparte.
(BONE-UH-PAR-TAE)

Police say Nielson killed his sister
during an argument after both had been
drinking and smoking crack cocaine.
*CG locator Danville Nielson's attorneys are trying to
March 21 prove he acted in the heat of the
moment and because it was not
premeditated, Nielson is only guilty of
second degree murder.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Prosecutor Bill Fuller grilled


Nielson on the witness stand today
getting him to admit he had threatened
to kill his sister during previous
arguments.

The defense just rested its case.

We'll have more tonight at Eleven
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. Police are looking for a Roanoke man


they believe committed murder on the
fourth of July.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Irvin Pete Williams is charged with


murder and use of a firearm in the
commission of a felony.
*CG locator Roanoke
July 5 He's wanted for the death of 28-
year- old Toby Antonio Preston, who was
shot and killed outside the Hurt Park
Apartments on 17th Street.
CRIMELINE APRISA FULL APRISA CRIMELINE FULL


Investigators are asking anyone with
information who may be able to help
locate Williams to call Crimeline at
344- 8500.
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WIPE TO VO-NAT


KEITH's MIC


*CG locator Roanoke
December There's a break in a nearly seven
month old murder investigation.

Late last year police found
52-year-old Lonnie Marsh stabbed to
death inside the American Motel on
Williamson Road.

Now police have issued a murder
warrant for 50-year old Marcella
Martin.

Anyone with information on
Martin's whereabouts is being asked to
call the Roanoke Police Department.

(END VO) (END VO)



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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Fact Check Some are celebrating plans by two


of the candidates for governor to lower
real estate tax assessments, but some
localities fear the plans could cause a
real mess.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer/State DOUBLE BOXES


Micro Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer
Wishon is here to tell us why.

LIVE=Jennifer/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com


*CG live Richmond

??, Real estate taxes are the
major source of revenue for all local
governments.

Some fear a trend of offering tax
relief at the expense of localities
will affect the services they're able
to offer.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=Education is just one of the things




*CG file File Tape

:00


*CG 2line Jim Campbell
VA Association of Counties Director
:13
*CG 2line Tim Kaine

(D) Candidate for Governor


:41
*CG 2line Jerry Kilgore

(R) Candidate for Governor


1:00
*CG 2line Russ Potts

(I) Candidate for Governor


1:23



RUNS=1:34 (END SOT)



OQ=AND PUBLIC SAFETY APPARATUS AT ALL <
OUR LOCALITIES. things local governments fund using
real estate tax money.

That's why plans to address
rising property assessments by two of
the gubernatorial candidates are
creating concern.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=Because, once again 58:10 JIM CAMPBELL: BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN


WE SEE A STATE OFFICIAL MAKING PROMISES
THAT HE CAN'T DELIVER ALONE BUT IN FACT
IT IS THE POCKETS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
THAT ARE BEING PICKED.


RUN11 (END SOT)



OQ=that are being picked. The Virginia Association of


Counties is studying the two plans,
{INSERT GILES COUNTY BOS VIDEO} but
some localities are taking their own
action.

This week, the Giles County Board
of Supervisors {END INSERT HERE} passed
a resolution asking Tim Kaine and Jerry
Kilgore not to create local tax policy
at the state level.

But Tim Kaine says his plan gives
governments an optional tool he wishes
he'd had as Mayor of Richmond.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=It would allow local 1:11:55 TIM KAINE: IT WOULD ALLOW


LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, NOT REQUIRE, IT
WOULD ALLOW THEM TO EXEMPT SOME PORTION
OF THE VALUE, UP TO 20- PERCENT OF THE
VALUE OF AN OWNER OCCUPIED HOME FROM
PROPERTY TAXATION AND I TRUST LOCAL
GOVERNMENTS TO USE THAT TOOL OR NOT USE
IT AS THEY SEE FIT AND DESIGN IT THE
RIGHT WAY.

RUN14 (END SOT)



OQ=design it the right way. Jerry Kilgore says rising


property assessments need regulating.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=My legislation doesn't 1:06:50 JERRY KILGORE: MY LEGISLATION



DOESN'T INTERFERE WITH THE RIGHT OF A
LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO SET THE TAX RATE,
BUT IT REQUIRES THEM TO NOT DO A BACK
DOOR TAX INCREASE BY LETTING REAL
ESTATE TAX ASSESSMENT GET OUT OF HAND.

RUN14 (END SOT)



OQ=get out of hand. But Independent Russ Potts says


both candidates are out of hand.

He calls messing with local
revenue streams bad policy.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=All it would do would be 10:46 RUSS POTTS: ALL IT WOULD DO


WOULD BE TO IMPACT THE QUALITY OF LIFE
AND PARTICULARLY THE LOCAL SCHOOL
SYSTEMS AND PARKS AND PUBLIC SAFETY
APPARATUS AT ALL OUR LOCALITIES.

RUN12 (END SOT)>>



OQ=all our localities.





LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Richmond

Rockingham County has also passed
a resolution on the tax plans and sent
copies to every city and county in
Virginia.


DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer DOUBLE BOXES



??, The Assocaition of Counties
predicts statewide opposition to the

plans, at least, among local
governments.

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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Alleghany County didn't want
it... now some members of another area
community are saying no.

More on the fight over a
MeadWestvaco Distribution Center when
News Seven returns

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT




JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Plus the stars may soon shine
at a local attraction. Why you may see
Virginia's Explore Park on the Big
Screen.

(END VO) END VO


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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN/2-SHOT

Some homeowners in Buena Vista
aren't happy about plans to build a new
Mead WestVaco distribution center.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH/2-SHOT

They think the center will
disturb their quality of life.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE But others say it will help boost


the city's economy.


Alex Lawson has the story.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ="These homeowners....


*CG locator Buena Vista
:00


*CG 2line Robert McMullen
Opposed to distribution center
:
*CG 2line Lemuel Byers
Opposed to distribution center
:
*CG standup Alex Lawson
alawson@wdbj7.com
:
*CG 2line Mike Clements
For the distribution center
:



RUNS=1:38 (END SOT)



OQ=AL, News Buena Vista. <


(END SOT) These homeowners say their quality of


life is about to change.

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INQ="My daughters.. 15:08"MY DAUGHTERS PLAY OUTSIDE,


THERE'S NO NOISE. IT'S JUST A
BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO PLAY. WE GO OUT TO
LOOK AT THE STARS AT NIGHT. I'M NOT

SURE WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO THAT
ANYMORE."15:17

RUN=9 (END SOT)



OQ=...that anymore. Instead of looking at fields and trees,


they'll see a new Mead WestVaco
distribution center that will operate 7
days a week 24 hours a day.

And these folks say they don't mind
having economic development in their
backyard, they just want it done the
right way.l

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INQ="I can't say... 10:57"I CAN'T SAY WE NEED 200 OR SO


TRUCKS SITTING, RUNNING, IDLING ALL
NIGHT AND THE NOISE LEVEL THAT WILL
EVEN COME FROM THE TRAINS."11:07

RUN=10 (END SOT)



OQ=...the trains."





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INQ="Other residents... SU 50:03"OTHER RESIDENTS ARE FOR THE


NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER. THEY SAY THE
BENEFITS FAR OUT WEIGH THE CONCERNS.
ONE OF THE BENEFITS WOULD BE CREATING
NEW JOBS FOR THE CITY."50:12

RUN=9 (END SOT)



OQ=....for the city."





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INQ="I'm 100 percent... 06:21"I'M 100 PERCENT FOR IT BECAUSE OF


THE ECONOMY THAT IT'S GOING TO BRING IN
50 JOBS. AND I'VE ALWAYS BEEN TOLD,
IT'S A 7 TO 1 RATIO, AND IF YOU'VE GOT
50 JOBS, THAT'S GOING TO HELP 7 PEOPLE
TO ONE, YOU DO THE MATH."06:32

RUN=11 (END SOT)



OQ=...you do the math." Mike Clements who lives on Highway 501


says the traffic problem can be
prevented.


SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ="We have a fine.... 7:13"WE HAVE A FINE POLICE DEPARTMENT


THAT COULD DEFINITELY TAKE CARE OF
THESE TRUCKS THAT THEY'RE GOING THE
SPEED LIMIT AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
ABOUT THE SPEED OUT OF CONTROL."7:21

RUN=8 (END SOT)



OQ=...control." But others are worried the plan will


get out of control, forcing them to
move.

11:22 "I JUST DON'T THINK THAT I WOULD
WANT TO LIVE HERE WITH ALL THAT NOISE,
POLLUTION, THAT IT'S GOING TO PUT
OUT."11:28

Alex Lawson, News 7, Buena Vista.

>>
KEITH ON CAM KEITh ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NON The city manager says they will



listen to citizens concerns, before the
final plans are approved.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=581 Accident State Police have located a man who


helped rescue three people from a
burning car thursday morning.

And Marc Davis hopes another person
who stopped to help will come forward.

ENG#= VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Yesterday This afternoon Davis said he was
still shaken by the incident. and his
thoughts were with the family of the
driver who was killed.

He doesn't remember much about the
rescue, but says two young children
popped out of a car window.

He wonders if their mother pushed
them to safety. Tonight, she's listed
in good condition.

Meanwhile, Davis wants to speak
with a woman who also stopped to help.
He says she kept him focused, and
encouraged him to get away from the car

moments before it exploded.

(END VO) (END VO)


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Police say they've arrested a man


for several robberies in the Roanoke
Valley.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Yesterday morning, Ace Cleaners


on Route 419 in Salem was robbed.

Then last night, a clerk at Eagle
Tobacco on West Main Street reported a
robbery.

He said he was hit in the face
before a man grabbed some money and
ran.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Michael Cooper Michael William Cooper was


arrested early this morning after a
robbery at a Ready Mart in the County.

Cooper now faces charges in both
Salem and Roanoke County.
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Investors found enough good

economic news to end the week on a high
note.
KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot
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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

Could Colin Farell or Brad Pitt be
coming to Roanoke County?
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

News 7's learned one movie company
has picked Virginia's Explore Park to

film its next motion picture.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=




*CG locator Roanoke Co.




*CG 2line Debbie Pitts
Virginia's Explore Park Executive Dir.






*CG 2line Clark Sage
Native American Coordinator
*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com









RUNS=1:29 (END SOT)



OQ=after major names <<



These geese may have to make way for
a flock from Hollywood-

One movie company wants to spread
it's seeds at Explore Park when it
films a movie about John Chapman-
better known as Johnny Appleseed.


SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=wE'VE BEEN WORKING 25:53



DEBBIE PITTS: WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH
THE FILM COMPANY FOR OVER A YEAR NOW.

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=OVER A YEAR NOW It started when movie scouts were


here in 2004- looking for a site that
depicts the Midwest- they liked what
they saw.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=THEY COMPLIMENTED 6:57:03



CLARK SAGE: THEY COMPLIMENTD US BY
SAYING THIS WAS THE MOST ACCURATE AND
FRIENDLIEST PLACE THEY HAD COME ACROSS
IN THE COUNTRY.

RUN08 (END SOT)



OQ=IN THE COUNTRY. everything at the Totera Indian


Village from the wigwams to the animal
skins and baskets inside- is
historically accurate.

Move then to the 19th century
village- and it's the same.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=ONE OF THE REASONS standup TAKE#5



25:13

JEAN JADHON/NEWS 7: ONE OF THE REAONS
THE COMPANY LIKES EXPLORE PARK IS THE
BUILDINGS ARE REAL NOT REPLICAS.

FOR EXAMPLE THE HOFAUGER HOUSE USED TO

SIT AT THE CORNER OF COLONIAL AND OGDEN
IN ROANOKE COUNTY WHERE SUNSCAPE
APARTMENTS ARE UNTIL IT WAS DISMANTLED
AND PUT BACK TOGETHER HERE.

RUN18 (END SOT)



OQ=BACK TOGETHER HERE Movie producers will also use the


Houtz barn,

the blacksmith shop-

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=nat sot blacksmith nat sot of blacksmith shop somewhere


here.

RUN02 (END SOT)



OQ=nat sot and the park's stretch along the


Roanoke River.

The movie company is now screening
actors for the lead role.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=i HEARD COLIN FARREL 28:27 jean: i heard COLIN FARRELL IS


PLAYING THE LEAD ROLE IS COLIN FARREL
COMING I CAN'T GIVE YOU AN ANSWER TO
THAT. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE SCREENING
THEY HAVE EEN GOING AFTER MAJOR NAMES.

RUN10 (END SOT)>>



OQ=AFTER MAJOR NAMES.




JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

The role was offered to Brad Pitt-
but he turned it down.

The independent film company is

waiting on funding- before a contract
is signed with Explore Park.
aprisa website APRISA

For more on the movie- go to
WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in
the news.
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GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7
ENG#=APRISA sports - a qualifying update from


Chicago.

The Commonwealth Games baseball
competition begins at Kiwanis Field,

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and Lance Armstrong survives
another day of rain and accidents on
the Tour de France.

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GRAPHIC=COMM Games When you look at the Alumni List


from the Baseball competition in the
Commonwealth Games, you see that a lot
of talent has come through the Valley.
In this years Major League Baseball
Draft, the 1st and 4th overall picks
Played in the Games. Grant Kittelson
checks in from the Showcase being held
today, where the next major leaguer may
be discovered.

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*CG locator Salem
Kiwanis Field
:00


*CG 2line Nathan Furry
Salem High School Junior
:14


*CG 2line Barry Shelton
Ferrum Assistant Baseball Coach
:24



*CG 2line Wally Beagle
Games Baseball Director
:57


*CG 2line Brandon Lower
Hidden Valley Junior Infielder
1:13


*CG standup Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com
1:27



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OQ=News 7 Sports. < (END SOT) for the over 60 players participating


in the Commonwealth Games Baseball
competition this year. Over 80
professional and College Scouts were on
hand to watch. .

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(Shelton Bite:)

For the second year, in the batting
cage, players have had to swing 1
session with an aluminum bat and
another with a Wooden Bat.

(Wally Bite)

If things didn't go well during
the workout, the players still have
chances to impress the scouts.


(Lower Bite)

(Standup:)

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Tony Stewart - the winner of the


past two races on the circuit wrecked
in practice at the Chicagoland Speedway
this morning - the site of this
weekend's Nextel Cup race - the USG
Sheetrock 540.

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*CG locator Joliet, IL
Speed The right front and right side of :00 the car were heavily damaged when he
smacked the wall. The car then rolled
to a stop in the infield grass and
Stewart was assisted by track workers.
He was transported to St. Joseph's
Hospital in Joliet for precautionary
X-rays after complaining of pain in his
upper torso.

He was released from the
hospital, but did not qualify this
afternoon.


Joe Gibbs' Busch driver J.J. Yeley took
the team's backup car out on the track
and ended up putting it in a very
respectable 13th in time trials.

Jimmie Johnson won the pole with
Ryan Newman second.

We'll rundown the starting grid
for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

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GRAPHIC=TOUR DE FRANCE The Tour de France veered into


Germany today, as Aussie Robbie McEwen
won his second straight stage, and
Lance Armstrong held his 55 second
lead.

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*CG locator Karlsruhe, Germany
OLN Armstrong finished 53rd in the :00 main pack of riders in what turned out
to be a rainy 7th stage.

The 142 mile trek on slick,
treacherous roads produced only two
minor incidents, including this one in
the pack about halfway to the finish as

the riders attempted to cross over
railroad tracks.

The sprinters week is over and
the riders will tackle the mountains
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