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An accident kills one person tonight in Southside.
People who live here say N-S trains are dumping human waste on their land.
Plus the Air Force releases new information tonight about that missing A-10 jet.
And this is not for the squeamish- bugs bugs and more bugs in Martinsville.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A fatal accident tonight in (----------------)
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Pittsylvania county.
It happened at about six tonight on Route 360- involving one car.
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The Air Force now confirms- the metal protroduing from a Colorado Mountain is in fact part of a missing A-10 war plane.
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Some folks in Bedford say N-S is throwing human waste off its trains onto their property. Len Besthoff begins a series of reports tonight.
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Bugs bugs and more bugs in Martinsville- but these 11 million insects are in a closed quarters.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

D'ville-Fatal


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An 18 year old woman is dead tonight after crashing her car into a tree just a few minutes from home.
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This was the scene- on route 360 in Pittsylvania county.
State police say 18 year old (Shereecka) Sureka LaShone Brown lost control of her car- skidded off the road and into a tree.
It happened around six tonight just outside of Danville.
Brown is from Danville- State police say she died at the scene.
The accident blocked traffic in both directions on 360 for at least an hour.
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Rosser


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The 8-year old Pittsylvania County boy accused of killing his stepfather will NOT stand trial.
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After a 45-minute hearing in Juvenile Court... charges were dismissed against the young suspect.
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((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY: I THINK THE COURT MADE A FAIR DECISION HERE. IT WAS PROPER FROM ALL THE FACTS IN THE CASE. I DO BELIEVE THE YOUNG MAN'S INNOCENT. AND IF IT EVER GOT TO THAT ISSUE... IF IT HAD GOTTEN THERE. I BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOWN. ))
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Four months ago, the boy's stepfather, 55-year old Bernard Rosser was found dead
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inside the family's Gretna home.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
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No one involved in today's hearing would talk about the boy's future.
But authorities outside of the case say the court has now lost its authority to determine where the child lives.

Crawford-Edmonds


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Former Virginia Tech football players James Crawford and Brian Edmonds WILL stand trial for rape and sodomy.
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A Montgomery County grand jury today returned indictments against Crawford and Edmonds.
Their accuser told News-7 the men had a party at their apartment last December and she stayed behind after it was over.
She said the men, whom she considered her friends, took advantage of her while she was drunk.
Crawford and Edmonds are both scheduled for trial September eighth.
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Missing-Plane


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The wreckage recovered from a Colorado Mountain is in fact parts of missing A-10 war plane.
The Air Force confirmed that tonight.
Bill Vitka has the latest details as the mystery unfolds.
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((After weeks of searching the Colorado Rockies, The Air Force has confirmed it's found the wreckage of a missing warplane. MAJ. GENERAL NELS RUNNING/USAF:
The discovery came after these pieces of the A-10 attack jet were recovered by one of the Air Force's most stable helicopters, the M-H-53. The chopper lowered a rescuer over the wreckage first spotted sunday. Officials recovered the debris, small enough to fit into a shopping bag.
Two teams of para-rescue troops are on New York mountain near the wreckage. They'll look for more clues, and traces of Capt. Craig Button. His fate is still unknown. Three weeks ago, while flying the A-10, he mysteriously left his training mission and headed for the Rockies. The investigation into the crash has cost the air force millions of dollars. now that officials have found out "where" the warplane crashed, they hope to soon find out "why". BILL VITKA CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))


Flooding


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The Mayor of Grand Forks, North Dakota is urging residents to pull together and rebuild.
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Pat Owens told people not to give up- despite the devastating floods.
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((PAT OWENS/GRAND FORKS' MAYOR: I KNOW THERE ARE SOME FRIGHTENED PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT RELOCATING. I HEARD A COUPLE ON THE RADIO THIS MORNING. JOIN BACK WITH US. HELP US FIGHT TO GET BACK. WE CAN'T QUIT NOW. WE CAN GO AHEAD. WE NEED OUR PEOPLE.))
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The Red River has fallen about half a foot, but it will be quite some time before basic services are restored.
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((AL GRASSER/GRAND FORKS' CITY ENGINEER: PEOPLE DO NEED TO REALIZED IT'S GOING TO BE AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE THE WATER RECEDES TO A POINT WHERE WE CAN EVEN GET DECENT ACCESS TO MOST AREAS OF THE CITY.))
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Schools been cancelled for the year in Grand Forks, and across the river in
East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
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Red-Cross


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Roanokers are joining the flood relief in North Dakota.
Today, Red Cross Chapter Manager Tom Brown left for Fargo.
He will help feed or shelter the thousands of residents who've left their homes.
With earlier floods in the Midwest, it's been a busy Spring for the Red Cross.
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((TOM BROWN/CHAPTER MANAGER: WE'RE ANTICIPATING THIS ONE UP IN FARGO TO BE A 10 MILLION DOLLAR JOB JUST FOR THE RED CROSS AND ADDED ON TO THE OTHERS WE'VE HAD, WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT SOMEWHERE AROUND 25 MILLION WHICH IS A LARGE SPRING.))
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A second red cross volunteer left Roanoke this afternoon, and four more are heading out later this week.
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Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke police warn residents about a traveling band of burglars,
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and some Bedford County residents are upset with Norfolk Southern railroad. They say the train's engineers are dumping bags of human waste on their property.
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1Hopping-Mad


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Norfolk Southern has a fairly strong track record recently, with a come-from behind victory pursuing Conrail, and strong earnings just released today.
But all this doesn't impress some Bedford County farmers, who say for years they've had to clean up after the railroad nicknamed "The Thoroughbred of Transportation. take full screen HOPPING MAD GFX?
Len Besthoff explains in part one of his series, "Hopping Mad at N-S".
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((KENNY CHATTIN/BEDFORD CO. FARMER: THERE'S URINE AND HUMAN WASTE IN IT, I MEAN, YOU'RE HAVING TO HANDLE THIS STUFF WITH YOUR BARE HANDS.))
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The Chattin family says for years they've been finding plastic bags filled with human waste on their Bedford County farm.
They believe the bags are coming from Norfolk Southern trains that run along the property.
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((LARRY CHATTIN/BEDFORD CO. FARMER: WE'VE TALKED TO SEVERAL RAILROAD PEOPLE THAT'S TOLD US THEY USE THESE KIND OF BAGS.))
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If N-S employees on board the trains want to go to the bathroom, they have to use the "dry hopper" system, instead of a toilet.
Workers relieve themselves in a plastic bag that's draped over a commode.
The bags are tied up and stored in a bucket.
N-S is the only class one freight railroad using the "dry hopper" system.
Railroad workers say the smell of the accumulated bags can become too much to bear, especially when it may be a while before the waste buckets are replaced at a maintenance stop.
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((CHESTER MELVIN/RETIRED NS ENGINEER: I HAVEN'T BEEN OUT THERE IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. THEY MAY BE DOING A BETTER JOB. BUT WHEN I WAS OUT THERE A LOT OF TIMES YOU'D RUN INTO A BUCKET THAT LOOKED LIKE IT HAD BEEN THERE FOR A MONTH YOU KNOW.))
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In the past, Norfolk Southern has denied its workers toss the bags off its trains.
Twice before the railroad has reached out of court settlements with the Chattins, without admitting any guilt.
But the Chattins say the bags keep showing up on their farm, on several occasions this year in fact.
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((KENNY CHATTIN: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AFTER WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH THAT THEY WOULD BE, THAT THEY WOULD'VE GONE THE EXTRA MILE AND TRIED TO GET SOMETHING DONE, OR CHANGED SOMETHING TO STOP IT.))
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Now the farmers are bringing the matter in front of a jury, suing the railroad giant for three- quarters- of- a- million- dollars.
They say they don't want the money, they just want this stopped.
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((LARRY CHATTIN: IT SHOULDA HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO, WE TRUSTED THE RAILROAD, AND THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY SAID YOU KNOW.))
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(( Norfolk Southern won't comment because of the pending litigation.
The case is expected to be heard later this spring.
Len Besthoff, News-7 Bedford County ))
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Gypsy-Theft


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Roanoke police are warning residents to watch out for strangers.
They say traveling band of burglars also known as "Gypsies" are targeting the Roanoke area.
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Police say the burglars divide into small teams.
Often a man will drive two women into an upscale neighborhood and drop them off.
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((SGT. R.L. ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.;ONE OF THE FEMALES WILL INVOLVED THE RESIDENTS IN CONVERSATION WHILE THE OTHER ONE SLIPS INTO THE HOUSE AND REMOVES OR LOOTS THE HOUSE OF SILVER, CASH AND JEWELRY. ))
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Two such robberies have already occurred.
Arrington says if you're doing yard work or sitting on the porch, make sure all the doors to the house are locked.
He adds, if you see any suspicious activity, call the police.

Reed


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Ralph Reed is stepping down as the head of the Christian Coalition- after eight years.
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((RALPH REED: THE SHORT ANSWER IS I NEVER REALLY INTENDED TO MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THIS JOB. ))
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Reed is forming his own political consulting firm, Century Strategies.
Reed says the coalition will be energized by new people and ideas.
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((RALPH REED/CHRISTIAN COALITION: I ALSO BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR AN ORGANIZATION TO BE BUILT AROUND PRINCIPLES AND NOT AROUND PERSONALITIES.))
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Reed says his departure is amicable.
He'll remain on the group's board of directors and help search for a successor.

Mill-Star


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Don't be surprised if you don't see the Mill Mountain Star.
The city's pulled the plug on the neon symbol, while crews do a major facelift.
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Kinsey Crane and Sign Company built the star back in 1949... and work men started the renovation today by removing neon tubing.
By the end of June, the entire structure will be refurbished and repainted.
The project will cost the city 60-thousand dollars, but officials say it'll keep the star shining for another 20 years.
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Coming up in just a moment, the Virginia Museum of Natural History gets a version of beetlemania,
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and we'll see how Mother Nature has unleashed an unusual friendship in California where a cat is a snake's best friend.
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Birth


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It is the world's oldest successful pregnancy.
A 63 year-old California woman has given birth to a healthy girl.
The birth late last year was just made public today.
Doctors at the University of Southern California say the mother lied about her age to get into an in-vitro fertilization program.
The woman's husband is 60. they have no other children.

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When a museum has too many bugs and not enough space, it doesn't just throw them out.
It looks for a willing recipient--Like one Martinsville researcher who gladly accepts surplus critters.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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(( It's an exterminator's dream-- 11 million dead insects.
And they are all neatly packed away in 173 plastic jars.
Richard Hoffman is in charge of all the bugs-- They came as a gift from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
The bugs were collected in four Virginia Counties--
Hoffman's research team is trying to figure out what type of bugs live in Virginia, and how they relate to the ecology.
Although a lot of insects were killed in the study-- Hoffman says that nothing BUGS him more than household bug zappers.
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((RICHARD HOFFMAN/ENTOMOLOGIST: MANY PEOPLE HAVE THOSE THINGS RUNNING DAY AND NIGHT, AND OVER A SUMMER...THEY MIGHT KILL HUNDRED'S OF THOUSANDS OF INSECTS, AND THE IRONY IS, PRACTICALLY NONE OF THEM ARE MOSQUITOES.))
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Hoffman's research staff will spend years cataloging the bugs. Each bug has to get sorted, dried, labeled, and then mounted onto a pin for display.
The process could take years.
Hoffman says research done at the museum is world-class, They even discovered a new insect species-- the Virginia Beach Bug.
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((RICHARD HOFFMAN: WE CAN STILL FIND NEW AND UNUSUAL INSECTS IN VIRGINIA, AND THIS ONE WAS TAKEN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH AT SOUTH STATE BEACH. ))
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Hoffman believes insects are Virginia's last frontier-- there are still many organisms that have not been discovered.
The insects don't have brains-- so they think much about the doctor's research.
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The rest of the research might take awhile-- It takes at least four days to go through one of the jars.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Martinsville.))
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S-Score


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former Salem Avalanche star Jamey Wright improved his record to 3-and-1 yesterday and padded his batting average to boot.
Wright led the Rockies to a 7-to-3 win over the Marlins by getting two hits and two rbis, and pitching six strong innings.
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The NHL's first round of playoffs continued last night in three series.
In one of those, one of the league's all-time greats put on a show.
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To Madison Square garden we go for game five of the Rangers-Panthers series.
And what a night this would be for Wayne Gretsky, or make that what period.
In the second ties it at the 3:07 mark.
Then at the 6:46 mark he almost rips John Vanbiesbrouck's head off with rocket shot from 10 feet away.
Finally, at the 9:30 mark, the eventual game winner, with pure skill. Rangers win 3-to-2 and lead the series 3 games to 1.
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In Pittsburgh the Penguins needed a win to extend Mario Lemieux's career at least one more game.
And none other than Super Mario helped Pittsburgh do it.
He scores his second of the playoffs and Pittsburgh wins 4-to-1.
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The Buffalo-Ottawa contest went to overtime with Ottawa winning game four 1-to-nothing.
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Also, last night Rochester beat Syracuse 4-to-2 in the AHL playoffs.
Dave Gagnon did not play, as Frederic De Sheen was in net for the Americans.

S-Fuzzy


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For the hard water, to the place that's had enough water and enough controversy for one week.
The Forest Oaks Country Club, is hosting this week's Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
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And its hard to figure out if the rain or Fuzzy Zoeller has been the biggest distraction, so far.
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Heavy rain over night and more rain this morning forced tournament officials to delay and then completely cancel the pro-am.
Then this afternoon, Fuzzy Zoeller, held a newsconference to announce that he's withdrawing from the tournament in the wake of the Tiger Woods controversy.
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Fuzzy referred to Tiger as that little boy, and suggested fried chicken and collard greens would be Tiger's pick for his Masters' championship dinner menu.
Last night K-Mart cancelled its sponsorship agreement with Fuzzy. The company has since set up an 800 number to handle reaction. (1-800-63 Kmart)

S-Chip


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Chip Sullivan returns to the PGA tour today for his first event in three weeks.
The former teaching pro at Hanging Rock tees off at 8:59, starting on hole number 10.
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If you can't catch Chip today he plays his second round on Friday with a 1:49pm tee time.
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You can catch the final two rounds of the Greensboro Classic this Saturday and Sunday right here on Your Hometown Station.
Plus, we'll have a complete report on Chip opening round tonight right here.

S-Bonds


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The National League's front runners in the east and west met out west yesterday with the Giants getting the best of the Braves - 4-to-3.
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Barry Bonds keyed the Giants with a big play in the bottom of the first inning.
Bonds lifts the Tom Glavine offering down the left field line and past the outstretched glove of a diving Ryan Klesko, who hits the dirt and decides to stay their for awhile.
Bonds, meanwhile, gets on his high horse and motors around the bases for the inside the park homer.
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Jose Viscaino and Glen Allen Hill score in front of Bonds and the Giants beat the 4-TO-3.
Braves are now 13-and-5, the Giants improve to 14-to-3.
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S-MLB


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SUPER=03-New York/Reds vs. Mets;:00


At Shea stadium, Martinsville native Todd Hundley slammed a pair of two-run homers and had five rbis as the Mets beat the Reds 10-to-2 to complete a two game sweep.
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In another borough known as the Bronx, the Yankees doubled up the Brewers 10-to-5 thanks to the bat of Tino Martinez.
He drove in five runs on the day. Three came home in the second inning on this double to the center field wall.
Yanks win it 10-to-5.
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Sports Tease


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And News 7 sports continues right after this short break as we
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jump in the fast lane with some of the top performers on the NHRA drag racing circuit who are coming to Richmond this weekend.
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S-Dragster


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The NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series invades the commonwealth tomorrow for a weekend worth of thunder.
Steve Mason has more.
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((More than 700 machines ranging from the the 55 hundred horsepower top fuel dragsters to funny cars to the pro stock bikes will burn up the asphalt at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie.
The sixth event of the season marks the continuation of Gary Scelzi and Joe Amato's back and forth NHRA Winston Points battle. ((GARY SCELZI/TOP FUEL POINTS LEADER:))
While Scelzi is the points leader; many eyes will be on the king; Kenny Bernstein. The Budweiser dragster is the defending Winston racing champion. ((KENNY BERNSTEIN:))
Shelly Anderson is the defending Top Fuel Richmond champion and is in 7th place the points race. ((SHELLY ANDERSON:))
John Force leads the funny car points race and has never lost at the Virginia Motorsports park track. ((JOHN FORCE:))
Fans will also get a look at the pro stock division and the pro stock bikes. Nearly 1 and a half million dollars in prize money is up for grabs this weekend. Racing begins Friday Morning. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) ((
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If it's true that a dog is man's best friend, what would be a cat's best friend?
Would you believe a snake? That seems to be the case for one Los Angeles family.
Steve Hartman has more.
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