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Coming up on News 7-
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An alleged serial killer was in custody a few weeks ago and then set free-
Something may have fallen off an American airlines jet on takeoff tonight-
And one local city needs to start moving- it's ranked lowest in the nation for exercising.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next. [Open]
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((I'M NOT GOING TO DISCUSS WHETHER IT WAS A MECHANICAL ERROR OR AN ERROR AT ALL. YOU'LL HAVE TO GET THAT FROM IMMIGRATIONS.))
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A frustrated FBI .. after word that the alleged railroad killer was in custody just a few weeks ago- and then let go.
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[Serial-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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The FBI has confirmed that Rafael Resendez Ramirez was in the custody of immigrations- but then released.
Just days later he allegedly killed four people in two states.
Drew Levinson has the latest photograph and information.
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[SUPER=01-Don Clark/FBI; 12 quick!]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:14]
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((THE LATEST PICTURES OF RAFAEL RESENDEZ RAMIREZ WERE TAKEN JUNE 1ST. THE FBI CONFIRMS THAT'S WHEN THE MAN KNOWN AS THE RAILROAD KILLER WAS INTO CUSTODY BY IMIGRATION AGENTS
DON CLARK/FBI: "Obviously he was let go but I'm not going to comment where it was obtained from. HOUSTON CBS-TV STATION KHOU REPORTS RESENDEZ-RAMIERZ WAS CAUGHT BY BORDER PATROL AGENTS EARLIER THIS MONTH IN NEW MEXICO AND DEPORTED TO MEXICO. SINCE THEN FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE CONNECTED FOUR MORE MURDERS TO RESENDEZ-RAMIREZ. CLARK: EIGHT IS ENOUGH.... ONE IS ENOUGH... THAT'S ALL I CAN ASSURE THE PUBLIC RIGHT NOW....
FBI AGENTS BELIEVE RSENDEZ-RAMIERZ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EIGHT DEATHS IN THREE STATES SO FAR. ALL OF HIS SUSPECTED VICTIMS WERE KILLED NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS AND AUTHORTIES THINK HE'S GOING FROM TOWN TO TOWN HOPPING TRAINS. THE FBI WOULD NOT COMMENT ON WHY A SYSTEM THAT SHOULD HAVE IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER FAILED TO NOTIFY AGENTS HE WAS A WANTED MAN. I Don't think it's a blow to our investigation I mean seriously we would like to have him right this minute, we would have liked to have had him some time ago." THE FBI ALSO SAYS A SPECIAL TASK FORCE DESIGNED TO CATCH RESENDEZ-RAMIREZ WASN'T PUT TOGETHER UNTIL A WEEK AFTER HE WAS DETAINED. THAT PROVIDES LITTLE COMFORT FOR THOSE PEOPLE LIVING NEAR AMERICA'S RAILROAD TRACKS. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))


[Sleepwalker]


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A man claimed he was sleepwalking when he stabbed his wife, dragged her to the family pool and held her under water.
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[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ]


An Arizona jury did not buy that defense- and today convicted Scott (Fa-LAY-ter) of first degree murder.
Falater stabbed his wife 44 times then drowned her in the family swimming pool-
He claims he was sleepwalking and doesn't remember a thing.
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((THERESA BEAUBIEN/JUROR: I CAN NOT SWALLOW THAT HE WAS SLEEPWALKING WHILE HE GRABBED HER HANDS AND DRUG HER TO THE POOL AND THEN SWUNG HER FEET AROUND PUSHED HER IN AND HELD HER HEAD DOWN.))
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Jurors had the option of second degree murder but decided on first degree.
Prosecutors will likely seek the death penalty.
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[OK-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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In Oklahoma, the big story is rain. It just won't let up.
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[- 15NA - 15:00:19]
One of the hardest hit areas is Oklahoma City, still recovering from April's tornados.
Slow-moving thunderstorms have sparked flash floods, and it looks like waterlogged residents could be in for still more rain over the weekend.
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[City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
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But scattered showers are providing little relief from drought conditions in western Virginia.
In the city of Roanoke, residents could face mandatory water restrictions in as little as ten days.
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The water level at Carvins Cove is now almost 23 feet below the spillway.
Once it drops another foot, mandatory restrictions will take effect.
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((KIT KISER/ROANOKE UTILITIES DIRECTOR: IF YOU JUST LISTEN TO THE NEWS YOU KNOW THAT THE FARMERS ARE LOSING THEIR CROPS, THEIR WELLS ARE GOING BAD. WE KNOW IT'S DRY. IT'S DRY. JUST UNDER THE SURFACE, YOU'VE GOT DUST. PLEASE CONSERVE.))
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Once the water level at Carvins Cove drops to 24 feet below the spillway, Conservation officers will patrol the city, and issue warnings to most violators.
When the water level falls to 30 feet below the spillway however, penalties and higher rates will be a reality.

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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Patrick.

[Salem-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The rain didn't keep the crowds from the Avalanche Game at Salem Memorial or the Roanoke Valley Horse Show at the nearby Civic Center.
And that meant thousands of cars competing for parking spaces. It was a problem tonight, and if you're heading to either event tomorrow, be ready for more of the same.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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The cars were backed-up bumper to bumper each driver hoping to get one of the last available parking spaces.
And those who weren't so lucky were forced turn their vehicles around and finding parking elsewhere.
This had several drivers upset and frustrated.
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((JEANETTE POAGE: IT SUCKS! THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TWO THINGS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME. YOU HAVE TO WALK A MILE TO GET UP TO WHERE YOU'RE GOING AND IT'S RAINING OUT HERE AND I AM NOT HAPPY))
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((WANDA DUDDLING: THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER, MADE A BETTER SCHEDULE THAN THIS. and this is making you late? OH YEAH WE'RE LATE FOR THE AVALANCHE GAME))
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Carey Harveycutter with the Salem Civic Center says the horse show was scheduled a year ago...and the decision to have two events came from the Carolina league who decide to have a game during this time.
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((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/CIVIC FACILITIES DIRECTOR: YOU TRY TO PROTECT THE DATES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE LEAGUE I GUESS WAS FORCED TO SCHEDULE TO GET THE...TO SCHEDULE THE GAMES DURING THE HORSE SHOW))
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And Harveycutter says they have tried to accommodate drivers by offering shuttle service from the GE plant and helping people find a parking space.
Joy Sutton, News-7 Salem.

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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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The shuttle bus service will be available once again tomorrow starting at 5pm









[Tech-BigEast]


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There could be more traffic coming to Virginia Tech athletic events, if the university accepts a Big East invitation.

Tech will have to pay a hefty fee to join the Big East, but in the end, the school's athletic coffers will score some big bucks.
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The Big East "revenue-sharing" program would give Tech more than 500-thousand dollars a year.
That's more than five times as much as Tech gets as a member of the Atlantic-10.
The school and the Big East are still negotiating how much Tech will pay to join the conference.
But the publisher of the Roanoke Valley Sports Journal has no doubt the ball ultimately will bounce in Tech's favor.


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((JOHN MONTGOMERY/RKE VALLEY SPORTS JOURNAL: WHETHER WE'RE TALKING A MILLION OR TWO MILLION, COMPARED TO THE RETURN, IT WOULD BE A DROP IN THE BUCKET OVER THE NEXT DECADE.))
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The Big East is offering Tech full membership in the conference.
Tech expects to negotiate a deal by the end of the summer.
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[Hog-Rally]


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Hundreds of "hogs" are converging on Lynchburg this weekend.. "hog" motorcycles, that is.
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[VO-NAT]
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For the first time, the Hill City is hosting the annual Virginia Hog Rally for Harley Davidson owners.
15-hundred participants are expected for the three- day event.. and despite all the chrome and leather, these are NOT your stereotypical bikers.
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((TROY PRICE/RALLY ORGANIZER: WE'RE MORE FAMILY-ORIENTED, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S GOOD. IF YOU WANT TO DO THOSE OTHER THINGS, THERE'S OTHER EVENTS THAT HAVE THAT, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT HERE, WE TRY TO KEEP A NICE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE.)) ((DONNIE GRAY/HARLEY OWNER: YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYBODY, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, EVERYBODY.. THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO MUCH FUN, YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S WHO (LAUGHS).))
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Tomorrow's events include a bike show and guided tours of central Virginia attractions.
The public is invited.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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An O-J Simpson trophy gets a new purpose. Still ahead on News 7, see how it's now helping battered women.
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And a plane loses power just moments into the air. The pilot says something fell off.[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a Friday night full of stuff including the Jack Russell Terriers, a horse that wags its tongue like Jordan, and qualifying results from Sonoma.
Plus, things got a little physical at the Roanoke Wrath game tonight.
All that and some gymnastics' awards are coming up in a few minutes on the Big 7.))
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[Plane-Landing]


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Trouble for an American Airlines jet on the West Coast-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mirmar Air Station, CA]


The plane with 133 passengers aboard had just taken off from San Diego when it lost power in one engine.
The pilot reported that something may have fallen off of the MD-80.
The jet was able to land safely about 20 miles away at a Naval Air Station-
Inspectors are now trying to figure out what happened- they're scouring the San Diego runway but it's not known if any MD-80 parts were found.
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[Clinton]


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President Clinton says he's no lame duck- even though he only has 18 months left in office-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; QUICK!]


Today he turned his focus from Kosovo- to domestic affairs- medicare in particular.
The president will introduce a program next week to keep Medicare solvent for 25 years, introduce competition to hold down costs and for the first time- provide prescription drugs.
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((WE SHOULD OFFER A DRUG BENEFIT, BUT WE THINK WE SHOULD DO IT IN A WAY WON'T BREAK THE BANK. THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO MONITOR ITS COST AND SEE HOW ITS GOING.))
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As for Gun control, the president scolded Congress for not passing gun control initiatives.
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[Simpson-Trophy]


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A trophy that used to belong to O-J Simpson is being used to help battered women.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX]

Simpson's A-F-C player of the year trophy is being melted down to make angel shaped pins. The international gem and jewelry show bought the trophy at an auction to pay for Simpson's civil suit. The pins will be given to anyone who can prove they have given at least a hundred dollars to a battered women's shelter.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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The pins are similar to the one Denise Brown wore Simpson's criminal trial. [Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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It's a major labor dispute, and today it comes to Richmond. That story is still ahead on News 7.
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And which local city ranks dead last in the country for exercising?
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((I NEVER HAD TIME AND I NEVER TRIED TO MAKE TIME.))
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[OQ=...to make time.]
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It's same city that ranks FIRST for diet shakes.[Danville-Exercise]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's hot in Danville, but a recent study says residents there aren't working up enough of a sweat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


A private research firm says Danville ranks last out of more than 300 cities nationwide for getting regular exercise.
That comes as no surprise to local fitness center operators.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Snyder/Danville YMCA Director;]

((DAVID SNYDER/DANVILLE YMCA DIRECTOR: I'VE BEEN HERE 15 YEARS AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT A GOOD DEAL. ABOUT THE LACK OF INTEREST BY THIS COMMUNITY OVERALL IN PEOPLE EXERCISING AND IN THEIR WELLNESS AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=in their wellness as well.]
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Danville also has the highest rate of heart disease related to lack of exercise in Virginia.
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[SUPER=01-Jayme Wright/Danville Regional Medical Ctr. RN; ]

((JAYME WRIGHT/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR. RN: WE SEND A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DUKE TO HAVE THEIR HEART WORKED ON, SO SOMETHING'S GOING ON HERE.))
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[VO-NAT]


One other interesting finding in the study: Danville residents are the biggest consumers of diet shakes and bars.

[Putney]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Bedford's long-time delegate has offered himself up again for Speaker of the House.
Lacey Putney is the senior member of Virginia's General Assembly, and its only independent.
It means a Putney speakership is a possible compromise in a House that, for now, is divided evenly between the parties.

[Hobbs]


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A Lynchburg city councilman can keep his business ... AND his public office.
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The commonwealth's attorney ruled today that Stewart Hobbs' contract with the city does NOT violate the conflict of interest rule.
Hobbs owns Virginia Aviation. It was recently awarded a five- year deal to serve as the fixed base operator at the Lynchburg airport.
Officials say as long as Hobbs abstains from any vote regarding his business, he can remain on council.
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[Shipyard-Strike]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Virginia is a right-to-work state, hardly a union stronghold, but labor put on a strong display of solidarity today.
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((WE WANT A CONTRACT...WHAT DO WE WANT?))
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Hundreds of striking steelworkers protested in Richmond.
They represent 92-hundred workers who've been on strike for 12 weeks.
The occasion was the annual shareholder's meeting of Newport News Shipbuilding-- Virginia's second largest private employer.
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[SOT 12:34:09]
[IN Q=What we're]

((BILL FRICKS/NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING CEO: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO OBVIOUSLY SAY IS UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT. UNDERSTAND WHAT WE CAN PAY AND STILL HAVE JOBS. AND THEREIN, WE'VE GOT TO NARROW THIS GAP.))
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((LEO GERARD/UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA: HE CAUGHT HIMSELF IN HIS OWN WORDS. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN STOCKHOLDER VALUE. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN BUSINESS. HE TALKED ABOUT THE TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN EARNINGS. WHAT HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT WAS ANY INCREASE FOR WORKERS.))
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[VO-NAT]


The company says the workers make the second highest shipyard salaries of all six of the nation's ship building companies.
The union says the company's paying less than Connecticut's Electric Boat, because it believes it can exploit southern labor.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Qualifying results from Sonoma are on the way along with, Wrath hilites, the Jack Russell Terrier races, and a horse that wags its tongue like Michael Jordan.
But first on tonight's Extra point, the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics is home to a national champion.
The girls just returned from the National Championships, in Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Roanoke Co.;]


Kelsey Largen won first place on the bars in the Level Four competition.
Laren Sisler placed third on the bars and floor exercise and fourth on the beam in the Level 10 -Open division.
Nancy Barr made the finals in Level Seven and Amanda Heptinstall and Jenna Watson reached the finals among the Level nines.
As a team the Level Fours placed third in the nation and the level nines placed sixth. Now the scores.
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[S-Wrath]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Wrath was hoping tonight's game against the 1 and 5 Myrtle Beach Seadawgs would be a breeze. However, the boys from the beach would bring a hurricane to Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Seadawgs vs. Wrath; :00]


The Wrath welcomed Mike Botta back from an injury, but not even this stocky defender could stop the Seadawgs.
Roanoke's Nate Fairchild makes good on the Pat McSorely corner kick, heading the ball in for a 1-nothing Wrath lead five minutes in.
Myrtle Beach's Chris Dantier answers at the 13th minute with a shot that gets by [SUPER=34-Myrtle Beach/4/Roanok

e/2;]Roanoke goalie Danny Britton to tie the game up at 1 a piece.
The Seadawgs would get two more goals, both off the foot of Chris Welling. This direct kick goal put Myrtle Beach up 4-1,
in a game that got very physical. But the Seadawgs go on to win 4-2.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 12946tc]
[GRAPHIC=SEARS POINT]


The Winston Cup stars spent this afternoon qualifying on the wicked Sears oint road course in Sonoma, California this afternoon.
50 drivers tried to make Sunday's Save Mart 350 in time trials today, but no one was faster
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonoma, CA/espn2; :00]


Than defending race and pole champion Jeff Gordon. Jeff went out late in time trials and had to really pick up the pace to beat Jerry Nadeau, who sat on the provisional pole most of the afternoon.
But Gordon mastered the 12 turn course in one minute and 11 seconds posting a speed of 98 point 519 miles an hour.
It's his 5th pole of the season.
He'll be joined on the front row by Tony Stewart just as he was at Daytona. Stewart qualified second in his first ever attempt on a road course.
Here's the top 25.
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[talent=mike]
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Ward Burton was 39th, and Elliott Sadler failed to finish his lap. He was 47th





[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=BUSCH SERIES]


The Busch Grand National drivers are at Watkins Glen this weekend.
Tomorrow night, the band Blessid Union of Souls will be joined by Edwin McCain and a regional North Carolina rock band, Bridge for a pre-race concert.
The members in Bridge are all good friends of Dale Earnhardt Jr., and "Little E" plans to join them on stage tomorrow night.
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The Trucks are at Watkins Glen as well this weekend. Stacy Compton quailfied 4th today, while Jimmy Hensley was 14th.

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The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with their first round draft, former Virginia defensive end Patrick Kerney, today by signing him to a five year contract.
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Kerney, who was the 30th NFL draft pick overall, moves in as a back up end and situational pass rusher for the Falcons. The Atlanta front office said today that the Falcons coaching staff is extremely pleased with the 6' 6", 265 pounder's progress in the weight room. Kerney recorded 15 sacks his senior year, 24 in his career at Virginia.
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Still to come tonight we'll head to the horse and check on the world famous Jack Russell Terrier races, and
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we'll meet the Michael Jordan of the horse show. Hey - don't stick your tongue out at me.
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The Roanoke Valley Horse show is winding down in Salem, with the Grand prix set for tomorrow night.
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Mary Ann Charles of Southern Pines, North Carolina was working a horse this morning at one of the outside rings at the Salem Civic Center.
But "Bombay" will not compete in the Grand Prix. If you look closely you'll notice that "Bombay" performs just like Michael Jordan with his tongue is hanging out and wagging.
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Charles will compete in the grand prix riding Tangeruie. She will join at least 20 other riders including two time defending champ Aaron Vale in the 50-thousand dollar event.
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[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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And finally tonight, we present the Jack Russell Terrier races!
Each year this is one of the highlights of the Horse show for the fans and the owners.
The dogs get situated in the gates and then take off chasing the "fox tail" on a rope. But some dogs prefer to go right for the camera.
Sometimes things can get a little confusing at the start, and even if you're in the lead along you need to be careful!!
For the third straight year, Myron the Magnificent was the top dog winning for owner Magan Walker.
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Walker's other Terrier won second place to cature the tag team belts.

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Tokyo is getting a little tired of monkeying around.
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Since mid-June this monkey has been on the loose in the city. It doesn't seem to care whether it's climbing trees or skyscrapers. And nobody has been able to catch it. The monkey has been outwitting reporters and policemen alike. It was even hit by a car, but didn't get hurt and fled the scene. The police think the monkey is wild and wandered into the city from a nearby forest. No matter where it came from it looks like the monkey's not leaving anytime soon. (------------)