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Mars Pathfinder makes history as its rover's wheels touch the Martian surface.
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And people in Pittsylvania County say hogs don't make good neighbors.

Sports-Head


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In sports, Pete Sampras wins the Men's singles title at Wimbledon we'll check in with the Roanoke Wrath.
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And Randy Lajoie takes over the Busch points standings winning the Milwaukee 250.
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Plenty of clouds today...
We'll get rid of the clouds overnight, and another cool night is on tap.
The complete forecast is coming up.

Mars-Pathfinder


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Sojourner is ready to roam the rocky surface of Mars.
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Late last night, NASA scientists moved the rover down the ramp of Pathfinder and onto Mars itself.
In the process it became the first mobile vehicle to traverse another planet.
NASA says despite earlier communications problems, everything is now going perfectly.
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((JAKE MATIJEVIC/MPF ROVER MANAGER; THE IMAGES YOU SEE TODAY SHOW A COMPLETELY DEPLOYED ROVER THAT WAS DRIVEN DOWN A PERFECTLY DEPLOYED RAMP AND GOT TO THE SURFACE OF MARS MAKING ITS FIRST TRACKS IN THE SOIL OF THIS NEW PLANET. TO US, IT'S OPENING A NEW ERA (CHEERS)))
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Sojourner will use its high tech sensors to explore the red planet's terrain.
One of the things it's looking for are clues that might indicate some sort of life.
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One prominent science fiction writer says the mission is a milestone.
Arthur C. Clarke, author of "2001 A Space Odyssey", says it's an important step towards putting a human colony on Mars.
Pathfinder also has a new name. Yesterday the small outpost was named Carl Sagan Memorial Station, in honor of the late astronomer, and NASA consultant.
Sagan died last December.

HOG-FARM


ANCHOR=Eric
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Pittsylvania County residents are fighting plans to move a hog farm into their neighborhood.
They're afraid the hog waste will end up in their drinking water.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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((RAN WITCHER/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: WITH TEN THOUSAND HOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE IT HALF A MILE FROM YOUR DOOR AS YOUR NEIGHBOR? I CAN'T FIND NOBODY YET THAT SAYS YES.))
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A North Carolina swine producer wants to set up a hog farm on 550 acres here.
The land is bordered by creeks that run into Bannister River.
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((TERESA KLEIMAN/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: ONCE THAT HOG WASTE GETS UNDERWATER IT'S GOING TO GO INTO ALL OUR CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE OTHER THING IS IT CAN REACH THE HALIFAX COUNTY WATER SUPPLY AND SO THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALERTED IT'S A POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR THEM AS WELL.))
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Last February, the Pittsylvania County supervisors made special permits and public hearings unnecessary for facilities like these.
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((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: NOW YOU KNOW IF IT WAS NEXT TO ME AND THEY HAD TALKED TO ME AND GAVE ME THEIR CONCERNS, PERHAPS I WOULD BE AS CONCERNED AS THEY. BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ AND FROM WHAT I'VE STUDIED, THERE IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT RUNOFF.))
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There will be a public hearing on the issue Monday at 7 pm in the Chatham courthouse.
TT, News 7.))

DEQ-Audit


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A state auditor says the new deputy director of the Department of Environmental Quality knew about overtime payments that forced his predecessor to resign.
The agency paid former spokesman Michael McKenna more than 78-hundred dollars in overtime after McKenna resigned in mid-January.
McKenna claimed he'd worked 261 extra hours in 1995 -- but he didn't have the paperwork to prove it.
Criticism from the incident forced T. March Bell to resign as deputy director.
James McDaniel replaced him.
In a report dated June 24th, internal auditor Merritt Cogswell says McDaniel was warned the overtime payment could be improper but did nothing to stop it.
McDaniel says it was Bell's job to decide whether to allow the payment, not his.



Storm-Victim


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The storm that ripped through Wytheville Friday knocked out windows, damaged cars and in some cases DESTROYED homes.
Now residents are hoping their insurance will cover the damage.
Denise Allen has their story.
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((ELIZABETH KENNEDY/STORM VICTIM: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO TWIST IT OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE US WITH IT. IT WAS SCARY WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING BUT WHEN IT BLEW THE WINDOWS THAT'S WHEN I REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.))
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Elizabeth Kennedy's mobile home was pelted with hail.
Almost every inch of the siding is dimpled by what she calls baseball size hail.
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((GLASS, THIS, IT WENT EVERYWHERE. MATTER OF FACT THE HAIL WAS SO HARD THEY WENT ACROSS MY BEDROOM TO THIS SIDE AND KNOCKED CRACKS IN THE OTHER MINI-BLINDS.))
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((THE WATER WAS SO EXTENSIVE THROUGH HERE IT WAS LIKE WALKING IN A PUDDLE AND IT WEAKENED THE FLOOR IT FINALLY GAVE WAY.))
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Clara Callahan lost all but two of her front windows.
She's lived in her house for 30 years and says she's never seen anything like Friday's storm.
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((HOW MUCH HAIL DID YOU GET? CLARA CALLAHAN/STORM VICTIM: THE YARD WAS FULL AND THE PORCH RIGHT THERE WAS UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW.))
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The national weather service is calling it a super cell thunderstorm.
Meteorologists say it's larger and lasts longer than normal thunderstorms.
And super cell storms have strong rotating winds and are often associated with tornadoes.
Kennedy says those winds bent the frame of her trailer and she believes her home is totaled.
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((IT HAS WARPED THE CEILINGS AND BUCKLED THE ROOF AND IT'S NOT SAFE.))
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Insurance assessors will inspect the damage at both the Kennedy and Callahan homes this week.
Both say they're anxious to find out if their home owner's policy will cover damage done by mother nature.
Denise Allen News 7.)) Roll
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Natural-Cigarettes


ANCHOR=Eric
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With the recent tobacco settlement threatening to increase the price and government regulation of cigarettes, some smokers and tobacco companies are turning to an alternative...
Reporter Staci Elgin tells us about natural cigarettes.
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A spokesperson from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta says they haven't studied whether natural cigarettes are better or worse than others, but they add that smoking ANY type of tobacco is bad for your health.

Business-Review


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It looks like they WON'T strike at G-E in Salem, and a Roanoke County company has a big week.
Here's Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
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((Union workers at G-E, including 900 from its plant in Salem, will vote on a new, three- year contract next Wednesday.
G-E and organized labor reached a tentative agreement on a new deal this week.
Two big milestones for Optical Cable this week.
The Roanoke County company has signed a deal to gain entry into the difficult- to- penetrate Japanese market, and its stock is now being included in the Russell 2000 Index.
Gas prices in our area dipped below the one- dollar mark just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Crude oil prices have fallen, and analysts say retailers are passing the savings along to consumers.
Uni Mart could close several stores in Virginia.
The Pennsylvania based company could close about 50 stores-- mainly in Roanoke, Richmond and Hampton Roads, because of disappointing earnings.
A strong week for the financial markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 208 points, closing at a new record.
The Nasdaq Composite also finished in record territory, up 29.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.)) Nat Sot
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Stocks


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Still to come on News 7 at Six, a Blacksburg group visits a Central American country to investigate reports of abused workers.
But first here's a look at your weekend stocks..
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[Bassett Fur/ Bedford Bancshares/Dimon/ETS]

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[Main Bankshares/ Optical Cable/ Pulaski Furn./ Roanoke Elec. Steel]

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[Roanoke Gas/ Stanley Furn/Tultex/Valley Bank]


Witness-Peace


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Blacksburg's Witness for Peace Program says businesses in Nicaragua are mistreating workers.
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During a recent trip members say they saw child labor, poor working conditions, and an unemployment rate of nearly 50 percent.
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((PAUL CALDWELL/ DELEGATE TO NICARAGUA: SEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE NICARAGUA WAS INTEGRATED INTO THE WORLD ECONOMY. YET, "REAL PROGRESS" HAS NOT COME TO NICARAGUA;TO THE CONTRARY, THE COUNTRY HAS DETERIORATED. ))
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The government has also decreased programs to improve literacy and help working families.
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((DALE WIMBERLEY/ DELEGATE TO NICARAGUA: THE GOVERNMENT HAS CUT BACK HEALTH AND EDUCATION SPENDING SEVERELY AND HAS FIRED MANY GOVERNMENT WORKERS. WHILE IT INVESTS LITTLE IN THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS, THE NICARAGUAN GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED ITS POLICY TO EXPORT AS MANY RESOURCES AS POSSIBLE. ))
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The Witness for Peace program hopes the trips to Nicaragua will help to find solutions for these problems.

Cat-Show


ANCHOR=Eric
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Hundreds of felines put their best paws forward in hopes of scratching out a victory at this weekend's cat show at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Star City Cat Fanciers Association hosted the event.
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Breeders from all over the country stopped in Roanoke to have their cats judged on beauty and body structure.
Each breed has different standards.
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((BARBARA SUMNER/JUDGE: I WANT A NICE ROUND HEAD, SHORT SNUB NOSE WITH THAT BREAK RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES. THEN I FEEL HERE FOR THE SMOOTHNESS IN THE HEAD BECAUSE MANY TIMES YOU'LL FIND BUMPS AND RIDGES AND THAT IS WHAT YOU DON'T WANT.))
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About 40 breeds were represented.
A win could earn the lucky cats points towards champion status.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, Highlights from the Braves and Orioles afternoon baseball games Randy Lajoie wins a Busch race in Milwaukee.
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And Pete Sampras wins his fourth singles title today at Wimbledon.
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S-Wimbledon


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For the fourth time in the past five years Pete Sampras has won at Wimbledon. He picked up his fourth title today beating Frenchman Cedric Pioline.
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It's been sometime since a player has dominated at Wimbledon like Sampras. In today's match Pioline earned only four points on Sampras's serve in the first set and only three in the second a total of just 11 points in nine service games.
Sampras's serve was only broken twice in the entire two week tournament.
Sampras has never lost to the Frenchman and he captured the title today with a straight set 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win.
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Sampras earned his 10th grand slam title tieing him with Bill Tilden on the career list of Grand Slam singles title's.

S-Busch


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Randy Lajoie made his move at the right time and he takes the checkered flag winning the Milwaukee 250.
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Kevin Lapage was crusing up front on lap 89 of the 250 lap race around the Milwaukee Mile.
Then on lap 121 Buckshot Jones, who won on the track a year ago, got lose bringing out the caution.
Elliott Sadler was the leader on lap 167 with red hot rookie Steve Park right on his rear bumper.
But the action heated up on the final two laps Todd Bodine was running second when he ran into Chris Diamond and hit the wall bringing out the caution.
Lajoie then took the checkered flag under caution winning the race and taking over the points lead in the Busch Series.
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Elliott Sadler was second and his brother Hermie third.

S-Braves


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Montreal Pitcher Jeff Juden threw a six hitter striking out 11 as the Expos beat Atlanta 6 to 2.
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Expos manager Felipe Alou keeping a close eye on the game.
He had to like this Mike Lansing lays down the perfect bunt it rolls into the outfield scoring a run and the Expos took the one to nothing lead.
Atlanta came back in the top of the fifth. Jeff Blauser comes through with this two run homer over the left field wall to make it 2 to 1 Braves.
Expo rookie Vladimir Guerrero drove SUPER=35-Montreal/6/Atlanta/2/;in

three runs two with this homer over the left field wall and Montreal breaks a four game losing streak with a 6 to 2 win.
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S-Orioles


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The Detroit tigers banged out 10 hits over four innings on their way to a 14 to 9 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
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Detroit started in the bottom of the first Travis Fryman sends this Scott Erickson pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer and a 2 to 1 Tiger lead.
Then in the fourth, Brian Johnson takes Erickson deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and the Tigers led the Orioles by a score of 6 to 4.
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Geronimo Berroa getting all of this pitch and sending it to the upper deck for a solo homer but the Tigers win it 14 to 9.
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S-Wrath


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The Roanoke Wrath is 7 and OH. The perfect record is somewhat of a surprise; considering the team fighting through injuries to some key players. Steve Mason has a mid season progress report.
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((While the Wrath was introduced to the media well before it's season began; the team did not come together in time in registering with the USISL. So this season the Wrath mainly plays glorified club teams. The players have made the most of it.)) ((GRAYSON PRILLAMAN:)) ((The Wrath has also overcome some key injuries. Starting goalie and former Roanoke College All-American Aaron Ewert has been sideline with a broken left arm.
Ian Spooner; the leading scorer from last years River dawgs team has missed the entire first half of the season while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Will he return this season?)) ((:)) ((Other Wrath players have picked up the slack and Roanoke's premiere soccer team heads into the second half with momentum and confidence.)) ((:)) (( The Wrath's next home game will be played at Rivers Edge sports complex July 12 against Atlas Football Club. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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