Up next on News 7 at 11...
Lynchburg Police investigate the discovery of a body in a burning car.
A Roanoke firefighter who broke his back yesterday is expected to recover...
And there won't be any new cars on the GM assembly lines anytime soon.
News 7 at 11 is next.
The results of tomorrow's autopsy will help Lynchburg authorites determine if a man found dead in a car fire was murdered.
Around ten this morning, police responded to heavy smoke on Mill View Lane.
When they arrived they found a car completely engulfed in flames.
Once the fire was extinguished they discovered the body of a man burned beyond recognition.
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The car was a newer model forest green Chevy Malibu with Massachusetts plates. Authorities ask anyone with information to call Lynchburg police.
A Campbell Avenue house fire has left one Roanoke firefighter more seriously injured than first reported.
Robert Earley suffered three broken ribs, a couple of punctures to a lung and worst of all, two crushed vertebrae in his lower back when the porch collapsed on him.
According to a local fire chief, Earley's injuries are the worst ever suffered by a city firefighter in the line of duty.
The 19-year veteran was transferred to the UVA Medical Center yesterday.
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((COLIN GEE/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF; THEY COULD HAVE DONE THE SURGERY HERE. BUT THE DOCTOR THAT SPECIALIZES IN SPINE INJURIES HERE IS NOT AVAILABLE. SO THAT'S THE REASON FOR TAKING HIM TO UVA. THEY'VE GOT DR. JANE UP THERE OF COURSE AND HE'S THE ONE THAT WORKED ON CHRISTOPHER REEVES AND HE'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY. THAT TO ME, I'M MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT AND I'M SURE HIS FAMILY IS, TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Chief Colin Gee/Roanoke Co. Fire;]
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Gee says Earley will undergo a battery of tests before doctors conduct fusion surgery to repair his back.
The fire chief says doctors expect Earley to make a full recovery.
High level talks between G-M and the United Auto Workers union suddenly ended today.
G-M executives walked away and went home, calling the strike illegal and union demands unreasonable.
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((GERALD KNECHTEL/GENERAL MOTORS; WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED
GIVEN THE IMPACT THIS WORK STOPPAGE HAS ON OUR PEOPLE, 180,000 PEOPLE
AND ON THE COMPANY AND IT'S FOR BAD REASONS.
RICHARD SHOEMAKER/UNITED AUTOWORKERS; THE COMPANY OBVIOUSLY HAS THE WHEREWITHAL TO SETTLE THIS STRIKE, THEY'VE DECIDED THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT ADN THE STRIKE WILL OF COURSE CONTINUE.))
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[OUT Q=of course continue]
Union officials say they're dissappointed, but called the company's recent optimism about a settlement unwarranted.
A standoff between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland took a deadly turn..
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Protestants have been demonstrating because they were barred from marching through a Catholic neighborhood.
This weekend three young boys died when their house was firebombed.
[IN Q=what went]
((RONNIE FLANAGAN/CHIEF CONSTABLE; WHAT WENT ON LAST NIGHT WASN'T PROTEST, WE BELIEVE WE ARE INVESTIGATING SECTARIAN MURDER, OF THREE CHILDREN, RICHARD, MARK, AND JASON QUINN, ASLEEP IN THEIR BEDS, NOT PROTEST, THAT'S MURDER;))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Flanagan/Chief Constable;]
[OUT Q=that's murder]
The deaths have divided the protestant protestors. Northern Ireland officials are asking them to give up and go home.
Eric tosses to Andrew in the Chromakey
Danville's fighting crime with celebration.
in Pennsylvania a frisbee party gets dangerously out of hand.
Details on the rioting when the news continues.
A late night frisbee game turned into a full fledged riot at Penn State.
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150 people assembled for the game near several off-campus housing units.
As the the bars closed down, someone threw a trash can into the street and set it on fire.
The crowd swelled to 1500, and people started running through the streets, setting more fires and vandalizing cars and smashing store windows.
The rampage went on for 2 and a half hours.
Fourteen police officers were hurt, and 24 people were arrested, at least 11 were Penn State students.
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Drug problems in a small West Virginia town are being felt in our area.
Two men were arrested on drug charges yesterday in Botetourt.
Police suspect Victor Duane Helm and Carlos Renaldo Ivy bought the crack cocaine and marijuana found in their possession with the intent to sell it to their neighbors in Keystone, West Virginia.
Authorities say the small town of about 650-residents has an ongoing problem with drugs, particularly crack cocaine, being brought in from larger cities like Pittsburgh and New York.
Both men are charged with possession with intent to distribute.
Danville is gearing up for a National Night Out celebration to top all others.
This year's event will be held August 4th at the Crossing at the Dan.
National Night Out is aimed at encouraging crime-free communities.
Organizers of the Danville event have chosen a Mayberry theme-- complete with a Barney Fife impersonator.
Law enforcement officers believe National Night Out is all about fun and education.
[IN Q=The bottom line]
((STEVE ANDERSON/DANVILLE POLICE CRIME PREVENTION: THE BOTTOM LINE WE FEEL LIKE IS TO BRING THE NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSER TOGETHER, THE COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUPS CLOSER TOGETHER BUT ESPECIALLY TO BRING LAW ENFORCEMENT CLOSER TO THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Anderson/Danville Police Crime Prevention;]
[OUT Q=closer to the public.]
Other activities will include fire safety demonstrations, food, and games for the whole family.
And by the way, it's all FREE.
He was the first American to orbit the earth.
Then John Glenn traveled to Washington as a Senator.
This weekend his travels brought him to Roanoke, where he discussed his newest mission for NASA, researching aging and prolonged stays in space.
77-year old John Glenn, who first circled the earth 36 years ago, will assist six other space shuttle crew members on the research.
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[IN Q=IF WE CAN LEARN]
((JOHN GLENN/SPACE RESEARCH VOLUNTEER; IF WE CAN LEARN WITHIN THE BODY WHAT TURNS SOME OF THESE THINGS ON AND OFF. LIKE IMMUNE SYSTEM CHANGES AND OSTEOPEROSIS AND MUSCLE SYSTEM CHANGES AND COORDINATION CHANGES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. IF WE CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE THINGS, THERE'S A BENEFIT TO THE 34-MILLION AMERICANS THAT ARE OVER 65. AND THAT FIGURE NUMBER IS DUE TO TRIPLE OVER THE 50 YEARS. AS WELL AS BENEFIT THE ASTRONAUTS UP THERE. SO THAT'S THE MAIN REASON I GO.))
((ANNIE GLENN/JOHN'S WIFE; I THINK WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW THAT CAUSES YOU TO BE AFRAID. SO I'VE LEARNED AN AWFUL LOT AND I'M 100-PERCENT BEHIND HIM. I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL.))
[SUPER=01-John Glenn/Space Shuttle Research Volunteer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Annie Glenn/John's Wife; :25]
[OUT Q=IT'S WONDERFUL.]
Glenn makes his return to space in October.
Norfolk Southern racks up another safety award.
And another textile manufacturer in Southwest Virginia closes it doors.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's Business Review.
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This week on the Review:
Seven out of 10 American cities say they're in good financial health.
But not Roanoke.
The Star City reports it will be "less able" to meet its financial needs in the coming years.
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((JIM GRISSO/ROANOKE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: I WOULDN'T CLASSIFY IT AS GRIM BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE LESS ABLE NEXT YEAR, PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
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Roanoke overestimated how much money it would collect from the personal property tax on cars and the sales tax.
Speaking of the personal property tax ... some of this year's refund checks are already in the mail.
It's the first part of Governor Gilmore's four-year plan to phase out the car tax.
A group of Roanoke eye doctors lost its latest battle with the state.
A division of the Virginia health department is recommending against the doctors' application to open an independent eye-surgery center.
Health care giant Carilion had fought the center, saying it would cost Carilion three-million dollars a year.
The Fates are not smiling upon Dublin's Lucky Winner sewing plant.
The facility is shutting down, leaving 70-people out of work.
This is the ninth time this year a textile factory has closed in Southwest Virginia.
Once again, Norfolk Southern was chosen as the nation's safest big railroad.
N-S won the prestigious Harriman award for the ninth straight year.
The railroad's injury rate is two-thirds lower than the national average.
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A good week on Wall Street.
The Dow picked up 80 points to close at 91-05.
The Nasdaq gained 49.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
A horse is a horse of course of course, but News 7 found a man who says he can talk for a horse.
the fourth of July was last weekend, so why did fireworks light up the Salem sky tonight?
We'll have the story and the explosive performance in tonight's video of the day.
It's never too early to get started on career goals. That's what 34 Central Virginia middle school students are learning as they spend a part of their summer vacation on the "path" to planning a career.
Intern Dave Cummings has our story.
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[SUPER=01-Ashley Lambert/Pathfinders Student; :19 QUICK]
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[SUPER=01-Daniel Vanderpol/Computer Instructor; 1:14]
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Twelve year old Sarah Roehrich will only be a seventh grader at Forest Middle School this fall but has already decided on a career as a veterinarian.
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((SARAH ROEHRICH/PATHFINDER STUDENT: BECAUSE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF ANY OTHER SCHOOL WHO TEACHES KIDS THIS YOUNG ABOUT VET MEDICINE AND MY MOM FOUND IT AND SAID `WHY DON'T YOU GO THERE AND TRY IT OUT' SO I DID.))
[OUT Q=so I did]
[IN Q= WE'RE LEARNING]
((ASHLEY LAMBERT/PATHFINDER STUDENT:WE'RE LEARNING WHAT MAKES UP AN ORGANISM AND HOW THEY WORK AND WHY THEY WORK AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
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Sarah and Ashley and thirty two other boys and girls from around Lynchburg are taking part in a summer program called Pathfinders at Central Virginia Community College.
The program is geared towards middleschoolers interested in getting a head start in careers, and to get a taste of college even before entering high school.
[IN Q= What this does]
((BILL SPRUILL:COORDINATOR CONTINUING EDUCATION: WHAT THIS DOES -IS EMBRACE ONE OF THE MISSIONS OF THE COLLEGE.. TO BE A BRIDGE TO THE COMMUNITY, TO REACH OUT NOT WITH JUST EDUCATION BUT WITH SERVICE AND TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH COLLEGE AS A PLACE TO BE THAT'S FUN.. A PLACE TO LEARN.))
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[IN Q= students say]
((Students say they are having fun learning subjects such as veterinary science, computer technology and telecommunications.
But is it too soon for these kids to be thinking about a career?
Instructors say that it's never too early to get a head start.))
[OUT Q=head start]
[IN Q= It's called pathfinders]
((DANIEL VANDERPOL/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTOR: IT'S CALLED PATHFINDERS AND I THINK IT REALLY DOES HELP THEM CHOOSE A PATH AND GEAR THEMSELVES TOWARDS A PATH AND A POSSIBLE CAREER. AND I WAS REALLY SURPRISED AT HOW MANY ALREADY, AT THIS YOUNG AGE, HAD AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO.))
[OUT Q=wanted to do]
Though these kids won't be computer programmers, veterinarians or news reporters tomorrow, they say they are enjoying the valuable skills they're learning today.
Dave Cummings for News 7.))
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With the new movie Doctor Doolittle out in theaters you may be wishing you too could understand your pets.
There may be a way.
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Bill Northern talks FOR the animals-- particularly horses.
He calls himself a "horse psychic," and he's probably the only commercially employed one in Virginia.
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[IN Q=I started]
((BILL NORTHERN\HORSE PSYCHIC: I STARTED DOING THIS WHEN I WAS IN NEW ZEALAND STAYING WITH A FELLOW WHO TRAINED HORSES AND WAS CHIROPRACTER FOR HORSES. AND ONE MORNING HE TOLD ME I COULD DO IT, AND SURE ENOUGH, I COULD JUST LOOK AT A HORSE AND TELL EXACTLY WHERE IT WAS SORE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Northern/Horse Psychic;]
[OUT Q=was sore.]
But it's more than that.
The Smiths hired Northern to come to a Maryland race track and tell them if their horses are happy.
They're NOT skeptics.
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[IN Q=Not really]
((DON SMITH: NOT REALLY BECAUSE HE'S PICKED UP THINGS THAT I KNOW HE HAD NO IDEA WERE GOING ON. HE'D NEVER SEEN THE HORSES BEFORE. HE JUST PICKED UP SOMETHING ON THIS LITTLE FILLY WHEN I WAS GOING DOWN HER LEG, THAT SHE HAD JUST BARELY BUMPED. HE COULDN'T SEE THAT FROM OUTSIDE. AND AS SOON AS I TOUCHED IT HE SAID SHE WAS SORE THERE. AND I KNEW THAT HAD HAPPENED TWO DAYS AGO.))
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((MRS. SMITH: CAUSE WE LOVE OUR HORSES. OUR HORSES LOVE US BACK. IT WAS VERY FUNNY. I ALMOST TEARED UP, HE SAID THIS HORSE IS SO HAPPY TO BE HERE CAUSE HE JUST COME, AND HE DEFINITELY DOESN'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Don Smith/Horse Trainer;]
[SUPER=01-Mrs. Smith/Horse Trainer]
[OUT Q=to leave you.]
Northern charges 20 dollars per horse.
For a 10 or 20-thousand dollar horse, some trainers from Virginia to New Zealand think his psychic readings are a bargain.
A Southeast Roanoke woman had more of a green thumb than she suspected when she decided to grow a garden for the first time.
Rita Mitchell grows vegetables in a space next to her house. Some of them, like her radishes, are not the average garden variety.
Some of them are four inches long and weigh nearly three pounds.
Mitchell says she doesn't understand it.
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((RITA MITCHELL/AMATEUR GARDENER; THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER GROWED A GARDEN. I'M AN AMATEUR AT THIS STUFF. I ALWAYS HEARD THAT MAN SAY ON T-V THAT IF YOU USE MIRACLE GRO, YOU'LL HAVE BIG TREMENDOUS GARDENS. SO I THOUGHT OKAY I'LL TRY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rita Mitchell/Amateur Gardener;]
[OUT Q=I'LL TRY IT.]
Mitchell has had similar success with other veggies, including tomatoes, cabbage and onions.
Not all of her vegetables grow to astronomical sizes, but according to her, the garden grows faster than the average one does.
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France stunned Brazil and the world today winning the World Cup Soccer tournament for the first time with a 3 to nothing win over the four time champions.
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The French waving their flags as the match gets underway.
France would score in the first half when Zinedin Zadane scores the first of his two goals on this header to make it 1 to nothing France.
The French would score their third goal of the game
in the 90-th minute for the three goal difference the biggest margin of defeat for Brazil in World Cup history.
Baltimore compleged a four game sweep with an 11 to 7 win over the Boston Red Sox.
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The Oriole players relaxing in the Dugout during the game.
They had to like this. Eric Davis takes this pitch deep over the left field wall for a grand slam and a 4 to nothing Oriole lead in the bottom of the third.
But the Red sox would rally for four runs in the fifth two scored when Darren Lewis doubled to left field to make it 4 to 2 Orioles.
Boston took the lead with a big fifth then in the
Orioles fifth they would score four Brady Anderson's single scores two to make it 8 to 6 and Baltimore goes on to win it 11 to 7.
The Marlins won 3 of 4 games with the Braves today beating Tom Glavine 5 to 3.
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The Marlins would add to their lead in the second inning Mike Redmond hits a shot in the gap at right centerfield scoring Derek lee to make it 3 to nothing.
Atlanta would come back in the top of the fourth Chipper Jones taking this pitch over the right field wall for a solo homer to make it 3 to 1 Marlins.
Redmond, a rookie, had three hits and drove in
two runs for the Marlins and Florida holds on for the 5 to 3 win over the Braves.
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Mark McGwire has broken his own record for reaching 40 homers the fastest.
This afternoon in St. Louis, McGwire connected for two homers in the Cardinals 6 to 4 win over Houston. McGwire hit homers 39 and 40 to reach the mark in 281 bats this year compared to 294 in 1996.
He is 3 shy of the Cardinal season record of 43 set by Johnny Mize in 1939.
The Salem Avalanche was over in Lynchburg tonight for a game with the Hillcats. For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Jeff Burton dominates at New Hampshire Gil Morgan wins for the fourth time on the P-G-A Senior Tour.
And a couple of local gymnasts have made their marks at the national level.
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Jeff Burton led 191 of 300 laps to win his second straight Jiffy Lube 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire.
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Burton had a strong car early in the race here he passes Jeff Gordon to take his first lead of the race.
When the cars took green flag stops, Bill Elliott stayed on the track to lead the race, his first time to lead at New Hampshire.
Rick Mast would have some problems he hits the wall in turn one on lap 115 bringing out the caution.
Burton's car was tuned in and he would lead the race at the half way point and he was the leader on lap 170.
Dale Earnhardt was running 16-th but he gets lose and goes to the high side of the track dropping back to 19-th.
The caution came out on lap 222 when Rich Bickle hit the wall for the second time.
Rusty Wallace was in the lead pack here he battles Mike Skinner for the fourth position on the track.
But Burton was just two strong he built up as much as a 9 second lead taking the checkered flag winning the Juffy Lube 300.
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[OUT Q=...our shoulders."]
Mark Martin was second, Jeff gordon third Rusty Wallace fourth and Mike Skinner fifth.
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In June, Colleen McCarthy and MacKenzie Payne made their mark on the National gymnastics scene placing 10-th in competition.
Denise Allen has more.
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[SUPER=01-MacKenzie Payne/Gymnast; :22]
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Hundreds of the nations best gymnast traveled to a national competition near Orlando, Florida, and Colleen McCarthy and Mackenzie Payne were among the top competitors.
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((COLLEEN MCCARTHY/GYMNAST: WE JUST PRACTICED EVERYDAY FOR LIKE FOUR OR FIVE HOURS A DAY AND DID OUR ROUTINES OVER AND OVER UNTIL WE GOT THEM DOWN.))
[OUT Q=got them down]
[IN Q=17:39:58 MY GOAL]
((MACKENZIE PAYNE/GYMNAST: MY GOAL WAS TO MAKE IT BACK TO FINALS AND DO WELL.))
[OUT Q=DO WELL]
And do well she did Mackenzie placed 10th in the nation competing against other level nines.
And Colleen ranked fifth over-all against other level eights.
The competition is important because it's one of their only opportunities to see gymnast from all over the country.
[IN Q=17:36:43 WELL LIKE]
((COLLEEN: WELL LIKE YOU SEE STUFF YOU LIKE THAT THEY'RE DOING AND YOU GO BACK AND TRY.))
[OUT Q=BACK AND TRY]
[IN Q=17:40:28 i'm a little]
((MACKENZIE: I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS BUT MOSTLY I'M CONFIDENT BECAUSE I DOO GOOD IN PRACTICE AND I WORK REALLY HARD AND HAVE GOOD COACHING.))
[OUT Q=good coaching]
Both say succeeding has inspired them to work even harder.
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((MACKENZIE: IN THE SUMMER WE WORK ON NEW SKILLS TO GO UP TO A HIGHER LEVEL.))
[OUT Q=a higher level]
At eleven, Mackenzie is working on level 10 skills and wants to become an elite gymnast.
Colleen is sixteen and moving up to level 9. She wants to earn a scholarship and compete in college.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
Steve Jones, the 1996 U.S. Open Champion, won the Quad City Classic today. He shot a 4 under par 66 to finish at 17 under par for a one shot win over Scott Gump.
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In Dearborn, Michigan Gil Morgan birdied six of his first 10 holes today to win the Senior Players championship.
Morgan shot a final round 66 for a total of 267, 21 under par and a three shot win over Hale Irwin.
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On the L-P-G-A tour, Se Ri Pak set tour records for the lowest one round score and the lowest 72 hole score.
Pak followed Friday's 61 with a 63 yesterday and a 5 under par 66 today to win the Jamie Farr Classic.
Her 23 under par 261 breaks the 72 hole record by four strokes.
Explosions is Salem.
The big blasts closed out the fair season.
Fireworks highlighted the last night of the week-long Salem Fair.
We'll close tonight with out own look at the fireworks.
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