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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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VMI expels it's top cadet for unbecoming conduct toward female students.
Federal agents explain why a serial killer slipped through their fingers.
And some troops come home, as others face a tense situation in Kosovo.
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[anchor=Eric]
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News 7 at 11 is next.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-15 1:15:03]
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Virginia Military Institute expels one it s top cadets for allegedly demanding sex from three female freshman.
Jerry B. Webb, the second, was dismissed last month during the last week of school.
Only a short time before he had been chosen to serve as the regimental commander of the Corp of Cadets for the upcoming year.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SUPER=09-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent/May 15;25]
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(( It was just a month ago that the first female cadets graduated from Virginia Military Institute.
And during a press conference at the May graduation VMI Superintendent Major General Josiah Bunting even agreed that the assimilation process had been going well, making no indication that there were any problems.
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[SOT12:01:32]
[IN Q=General the whole]

((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT:general the whole assimilation of women here seems to have gone pretty well.IT HAS..why..BECAUSE VMI IS A DUTIFUL PLACE ))
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And at that time it hadn't been made public that one of VMI's top cadets Jerry B. Webb II had been dismissed for allegedly demanding sex from three female students.
Even VMI Roanoke Alumni President Timothy Cordle had NOT heard about the incident before we mentioned to him.
And he was very upset to hear what had occurred.
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[SOT 00:46:31]
[IN Q=Obviously quite]

((TIMOTHY CORDLE/VMI ALUMNI:OBSVIOUSLY I'M QUITE DISAPPOINTED AND SADDENED BY IT. WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE ASSIMILATION PROCESS AT VMI AND I SUPPORT THE ADMINISTRATION RESPONSE WHICH WAS SWIFT AND DECISIVE))
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Bunting told the associated press that this doesn't mean there is a widespread problem and that the quick dismissal of the student shows the school procedures for reporting misconduct are effective.
However, this isn't the first time sexual misconduct has occurred at VMI.
In March of 1998 a male and female student were caught in a sexual encounter...both were confined to the barracks for the remainder of the school year and part of the next year.
In May of 1998 a male student was dismissed for having a sexual relationship with a female exchange student.
However, in both of these incidents, the conduct was consensual.
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[IN Q=I was unable]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: I WAS UNABLE TO REACH A VMI OFFICIAL TO TALK ON CAMERA. BUT SOMEONE ON THE VMI BOARD OF GOVERNORS DID TELL ME THAT SCHOOL IS TAKING THE SITUATION VERY SERIOUSLY TO MAKE SURE IT IS HANDLED PROPERLY))
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[Serial-Killer]


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Federal officials are trying to explain how U.S. Patrol Agents caught serial killer suspect Rafael Resendes Ramirez earlier this month, and let him go.
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Ramirez was arrested as an illegal alien in El Paso, Texas, he was photographed and finger printed... and then deported back to Mexico.
Agents didn't know who Ramirez was, because the INS does not routinely run it's suspects through the FBI computer system.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=everybody has been]

((DON CLARK/FBI SPOKESMAN; EVERYBODY HAS BEEN VERY RESPONSIVE AND AS A RESULT, THIS PHOTOGRAPH HAS COME UP, CLEARLY WE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD IT BEFORE, BUT IT'S COME UP NOW AND WE WANT TO DEAL WITH THE INFORMATION WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US. MICHAEL PEARSON/INS; THE AGENTS ON THE SCENE WHEN THEY MADE THE ORIGINAL STOP ON JUNE FIRST HAD NO IDEA HE WAS WANTED FOR ANYTHING, THE BORDER PATROL STOPPED LAST YEAR A MILLION AND A HALF PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY))
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Pearson says if they ran a computer check on everyone stopped at the border, traffic would quickly grind to a halt.
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[anchor=Eric]
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One of Ramariz's uncles says his real name is Angel Reyes Ramirez, and he says he believes his nephew is innocent.

[Gaylor]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=Sat 11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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The bombing death was a murder for hire ... in 19-76. Now a Covington man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for his role in it.
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Authorities say Gene Gaylor and another man planted the bomb in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
The bomb killed Billy Ray Abshire , and Gaylor was reportedly hired by Abshire's wife.
He is the first of the defendants to stand trial in connection with the murder.
He was convicted earlier this month, and sentenced to life in prison yesterday.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [06/26/1999]
WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Kosovo]


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[WRITER=eea]
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Several homecomings for U.S. troops today.
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The 171st Air Refueling Wing recieved a warm welcome as they returned to Pittsburg today.
[SUPER=03-Holloman AFB, NM]


And a squadron of stealth fighters returned to Holloman Air Force Base, where they were greeted by relatives, including one very happy young boy, who couldn't wait to see his dad.
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[IN Q=I missed him a lot]

((PATRICK MAYFIELD/SOLDIER'S SON; I MISSED HIM A LOT WHEN HE WAS GONE AND I COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL HE GOT BACK))
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[VO-NAT]
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They leave behind a tense situation.
Ethnic Albanians scuffled with KFOR peacekeepers today as they tried to cross a bridge separating them from a Serbian zone.
The leader of the Kosovo Libaration Army calmed the crowd, promising to negotiate with the Serbs to open the bridge.
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[miss-virginia]


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One Virginia woman came a step closer to becoming Miss America tonight.
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After days of competition - the winner of the miss Virginia pageant was crowned at the Roanoke Civic Center.
26 young women from across the state competed for the coveted title.
This year's theme for the Miss Virginia pageant was "Steppin' out on a Saturday night".
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[TAKE SUNDAY MORNIN' FULL SCREEN]
If you want to hear more from the new Miss Virginia - she will appear on News 7 Sunday Mornin' tomorrow.
Andrew Freiden will have a live interview.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead in this week's Business Review - The Big East comes calling -
But will Virginia Tech say yes?
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[VO-NAT]


And in tonight's Video of the Day - it wasn't the jump that brought skydivers in China so much attention.
It was the landing - on one of the world's most famous landmarks.
Stay with us.
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[Business-Review]


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[WRITER=sgo]
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Virginia Tech considers a marriage proposal from the Big East.
But Roanoke's airport has troubles courting new airlines.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK -- NO SUPER FOR TECH STUFF!] (([from 99-14 at 1:47:32] [*****NO SUPER!!!!]
This week on the Review:
Virginia Tech's invitation to full membership in the Big East is a three-point play for the school's coffers.
More money from conference revenue-sharing ...
More money from ticket sales ...
And more marketing power, coming from more exposure on national TV. [tape 99-16 at 1:22:43]
Airport officials say efforts to land a low-fare airline in Roanoke have encountered some turbulence.
Southwest said the Star City just isn't big enough. [AIRTRAN VIDEO FROM "AIR TRAN FILE" TAPE]
AirTran won't come without a promise passengers would be willing to fly the former ValueJet. [tape 99-20 at 40:25] [start with video of Gilmore panel]
The man who axed Virginia's car tax is leading a national panel looking into putting a NEW tax on the Internet.
Governor Gilmore and 18-others have to decide if tax-free shopping online is hurting old-fashioned stores and taking too much tax money out of the economy. [from 99-20 at 43:06]
In Danville, 13-turn-of-the-century cotton mills were spared from the reaper.
The vacant buildings were going to be demolished ...
Now the historical society says they'll become apartments and shops on a revitalized riverfront. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street this week, fears of higher interest rates brought down the stock market.
The Dow lost 300-points.
The Nasdaq lost 11.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
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[Model-Exhibition]


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The small things in life -
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brought modelers from across the Roanoke Valley to the Tanglewood Mall - where they showed off their work today.
The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society has about 20 members - and it wants to attract more.
Members want people to know - a hobby doesn't have to be hi-tech to be fun.
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Area modelers are looking forward to the Virginia Shootout.
The event takes place August 7-th.
It's the largest model contest in the area.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead - skydivers mark the spot, on China's Great Wall.
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[VO-NAT]


And a man sets up his shop of whimsy and enchantment at Natural Bridge.
A look, in this week's Time Off.
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Pick 3:
0-3-8

(zero, three, eight)


Pick 4:
3-5-2-3

(three, five, two, three)


Cash 5:
7-13-18-20-34

(seven, thirteen, eighteen, twenty, thirty-four)


Lotto:
3-4-6-32-35-43

(three, four, six, thirty-two, thirty-five, forty-three)


Kicker:
5-5-8-9-1-3

(five, five, eight, nine, one, three)




[Enchanted-Castle]


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[***ANCHOR TAG****]
What do a tornado, Elvis, and a bungee-jumping pig have in common?
You can find the answer at an amusement park less than an hour from Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Kimberly McBroom visits Enchanted Castle Studios in this week's "Time Off".
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((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: FOLKS, I'M GOING TO TAKE YOU INTO THE CASTLE NOW, BUT ALL THAT I ASK IS THAT YOU DON'T WAKE UP FIFI. HEY! WHAT HAPPENED HERE? DID SOMEBODY LEAVE THE GATE OPEN AND LET THE GATOR COME IN? WE USED TO HAVE A POODLE IN THERE. I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO CALL THIS THING FIFI. ALL RIGHT, FOLLOW ME IN.)) [RUNS:16]
In the spirit of Willy Wonka, owner Mark Cline leads visitors into the Enchanted Castle...
One of the first stops on the tour is a room dedicated to Cline himself...four walls of newspaper clippings tracing his career in entertainment...which had rather humble beginnings...
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[SOT 11:37:06]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: EVERY SINCE I WAS A KID. THE ONLY THING I EVER WANTED TO DO WAS ENTERTAIN PEOPLE. SO, I STARTED THE BUSINESS BASICALLY FROM THE BASEMENT OF MY PARENTS' HOME. I NEVER WENT ON TO ANY ART INSTITUTE OR COLLEGE FOR THIS-- JUST HAVE A REAL LOVE FOR WHAT I DO.)) [RUNS:15]
And a great sense of humor...mostly at his OWN expense.
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((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: ONE, TWO, TWO-AND-A-HALF, FOLLOW ME.)) [RUNS:07]
There ARE walls where you don't expect them and walls that AREN'T where you expect them.
Another obstacle to watch out for--a falling ceiling with pointed fangs.
And long before the blockbuster graced movie screens, Cline re- created the "Titanic".
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((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: WHOA! WHOA! OH, MY GOSH! SOMEBODY FIX THAT CAMMODE.)) [RUNS:09]
Another "disastrous" exhibit includes the tornado room.
Or, how about a quickie wedding cermony to Cindy Crawfish...
And after a marriage like that, you might be ready for a trip to the moon....
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[SOT 11:10:08 ]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: HEY, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!! PULL THE PLUG!)) [RUNS:09]
OUTDOORS....you'll be amazed by the high- flying antics of a bungee- jumping pig, as well as many talking exhibits, include the KING himself.
Without revealing too many of his secrets, Cline takes visitors behind-the- scenes of his workshop.
He creates props for other attractions like Natural Bridge and the Six Flags Theme Parks, as well as local restaurants.
While Cline says he doesn't want to become another Walt Disney, he DOES echo a similar philosophy...
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[SOT 11:39:34 ]

((MARK CLINE/ENCHANTED CASTLE: IF YOU STICK WITH YOUR DREAMS AND YOU BELIEVE IN THEM AND REALLY HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE, YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.)) [RUNS:06]
Cline's dreams include expanding the Enchanted Castle.
He says he'd also like to someday become a teacher, sharing his genius with other aspiring artists..
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
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[TAKE HOMEPAGE FULL SCREEN]
Starting next month, the Enchanted Castle will be open daily from 10 to 6.
For directions, you can check out our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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[Video]


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A feat for the record books in China -
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[15:24:11]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
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[SUPER=75-Mu Tian Yu, China]

is tonight's Video of the Day.
For the first time ever parachutists landed on the Great Wall today.
3 women and a man dove out of a helicopter just outside of Beijing and landed on a section of the Great Wall that is one of the most heavily- frequented by tourists.
The event was broadcast on live TV today.
The stunt was made to mark the approaching millienium and the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Roanoke Valley Horse Show ended last night at the Salem Civic Center with the Grand Prix.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


More than 30 riders would challenge the tight ring for the big purse. The Civic Center crowd would once again cheer for two time defending champion Aaron Vale. Vale aboard Areco had a perfect round in the jump off to win his third straight Grand Prix at the event.
Areco was the 30-th horse in the first round to go and the last horse to make the jump off
He wins 50 thousand dollars for the effort.
Todd Minikus was second behind Vale. He had 3 of the 8 horses in the final jump off.
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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Over at Memorial Stadium, Tom Sears hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10-th to lead the Avalanche over Myrtle Beach 4 to 3 in 10 innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Salem vs Myrtle Beach; :]


Muggsy signing autographs for the fans at the ball park.
The Pelicans get on the board when Jeff Spencer triples to left centerfield scoring Mike Hessman to make the score 2 to 2 in the fourth.
Myrtle Beach would take the lead when Ryan Lehr hits the grounder into the fielders choice scoring Jason Bass from third to make it 3 to 2.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Myrtle Beach/3/;]


The Avalanche would get their first hit of the game as Brian Keck just misses a home run with this triple of the right field wall and the Avalanche wins it 4 to 3 in 10.
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[S-Yanks]


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Tino Martinez homered and drove in three to lead New York to a 7 to 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :]


An Austin Powers banner hanging at the yard.
New York gets on the board in the top of the fifth Shane Spencer with this solo homer over the left field wall to make the score 1 to nothing Yankees.
Leading 2 to nothing, Martinez goes deep this solo homer over the right centerfield wall to make the score 3 to nothing Yankees.
[SUPER=35-New York/7/Baltimore/5/;]


Baltimore's Cal Ripken then connects off this David Cone pitch for a solo homer to make it 3 to 1 but the Yankees win it 7 to 5.
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((A NEW TRACK FOR THE FOLKS IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. MORE WHEN WE RETURN.))



[S-MLB]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Cincinnati moved to within one game of Houston in the National League Central with an 8 to 1 win over the Astros this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Astros fell behind by 2 in the third.
Then in the seventh Sean Casey sends this pitch deep over the centerfield wall for a two run homer and the Reds led the Astros 7 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/8/Houston/1/;]


Cincinnati would add to that lead in the 8th Eddie Taubensee with the big bat a solo homer over the right field wall, his 8-th on the season and the Reds beat the Astros 8 to 1.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33 (1:15:35)]
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Sammy Sosa hit his 27-th homer of the season and the 300-th of his career but the clubs lose to the Phillies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX SPORTS; :]


In Boston, The red Sox scored 11 in the first in a 17 to 1 win over Chicago.
Nomar Garciaparra had two homers and five runs batted in as the Red Sox had their best first inning since August 1933.
Now, here are tonights scores.
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[S-Spurs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 (1:29:52)]
[GRAPHIC=nba finals]


The N-B-A world champion San Antonio Spurs received a warm welcome as they returned home this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/KENS; :]


Thousand's of fans were at the airport as the Spurs exited the plane with the N-B-A championship trophy.
And the players dedicated the championship to the city and its fans.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Duncan/Series M-V-P; :11]
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[OUT Q=...its for you."]
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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And coming up, A new track for Franklin County a tennis rally at the Rivers Edge.
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[VO-NAT]


And a rough night at Victory Stadium as the Roanoke Wrath hosted Eastern Shore.
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[S-Wrath]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
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Roanoke's Patrick McSorley would score the hat trick last night as the Wrath rebounds for the 4 to 3 win over Eastern Shore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wrath vs Sharks; :]


The Wrath rested Danny Britton and Aaron Ewert would take over at Goal.
Roanoke would get on the board first as McSorley takes the ball and works it to the right of the goal for the first of his three scores and Roanoke led the Sharks 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=34-Roanoke/4/Eastern Shore/2/;]


But the Sharks would tie it up in the first half when Jim Wakefield gets in behind the defense and scores the goal past Ewert to tie it but the Wrath comes back to beat the Sharks 4 to 2.
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[S-Track]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
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Franklin County showed off one of its latest accomplishments yesterday.
The county dedicated the new track at the high school to former principal Bruce Kent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Kent is credited with creating the first track at the school.
In '94 Franklin County residents approved a bond referendum which included money to upgrade that track.
And this is the result--an all-weather, 400 meter facility.
Construction was completed last fall.
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Oakes says they plan to put up lights so the track can be used in the evenings.
The new facility now allows Franklin County High School to host local, regional and state track meets.
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Wimbledon is in full swing and the Roanoke Valley Tennis Association and the USTA are hoping Virginians want to get in the game.
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The RVTA sponsored the second annual Community Tennis Rally this morning.
This year players of all skill levels gathered at The River's Edge Courts.
The day included a Round Robin Mixer, serve contest, drills and a chance to increase your odds at hitting the ball by supersizing the racket and the ball.
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A trip to a tennis camp at Wintergreen resort and a Wilson tennis racket were among the prizes up for grabs.
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There's a tie for the lead after round one of the Linwood Ladies Invitational in Martinsville.
Roanoke's Dot bolling shot a 1 under par 71 to share the lead with Millie Witt. Mary Ann Hedgpeth and Fran Hensley share second place at 74 and Jessica Witcher is next at 75.
Michael Grant is the pro leader at the Greater Blacksburg Open. He shot 67, 5 under. Dickie Linkous is second at 69.
Brandon Lacroix leads the amateur division at 68. And Chuck Hartman leads the seniors after a 74. ((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))





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