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Coming up on News 7 at 11.
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Another fatal drive-by shooting near Chicago, but police now have a suspect and an arrest warrant.
Southwest Virginia bakes under record breaking heat.
And a new hot dog king is crowned, as a coveted trophy is returned to America.
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News 7 at 11 is up next.
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Police issue an arrest warrent for a 21 year old man in connection with a continuing series of drive-by shootings in the Chicago area.
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[Shooting]


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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart
Another person died today, as the shooting spree continue.
The suspects girlfrield says he won't stop until police kill him.
Drew Levinson has the latest.

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[SUPER=01-Cmdr. Bill Hayes/Chicago Police Dept.; :21]
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((POLICE SAY A MAN DRIVING A BLUE FORD TAURUS FIRED FOUR SHOTS INTO A CROWD AT A KOREAN CHURCH IN BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA SUNDAY. ONE WORSHIPPER WAS KILLED.
INVESTIGATORS ALSO THINK THE SATURDAY SHOOTING OF AN ASIAN COLLEGE STUDENT IN URBANA AND THE ATTEMPTED SHOOTING OF TWO BLACK MEN IN SPRINGFIELD THAT SAME NIGHT ARE RELATED.

(SOT CMDR BILL HAYES/CHICAGO POLICE DEPT.)

"If you just look at his vicitms you could say it's a hate crime."
POLICE AND THE FBI ARE LOOKING FOR BENJAMIN NATHANIEL SMITH.. POLICE SAY SMITH HAS A HISTORY OF HANDING OUT RACIST LITERATURE. HE MATCHES THE DESCRIPTION GIVEN BY CHICAGO POLICE OF THE GUNMAN WANTED THERE IN THREE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS OVER THE WEEKEND. FRIDAY NIGHT-SIX ORTHODOX JEWS WERE WOUNDED WHILE WALKING HOME FROM SYNAGOGUE.

A LITTLE WHILE LATER ---FORMER NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL COACH

RICKY BYRDSONG WAS SHOT AND KILLED NEAR HIS HOME. TWO ASIAN AMERICANS WERE ALSO SHOT AT BUT NOT HIT. POLICE BELIEVE THE SHOOTER WAS IN THE SAME FORD SEDAN. POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP TO FIND THAT CAR.
SUNDAY, ONE OF THE CHICAGO VICTIMS TALKED ABOUT THE SHOOTING.

SOT EPHRAIM WOLFE/SHOOTING VICTIM


AUTHORITIES HAVE LINKED SMITH TO A WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP CALLED THE WORLD CHURCH ORDER OF THE CREATOR. A WEBSITE CLAIMING IT BELONGS TO THE CHURCH SAYS THE GROUP CONDONES NEITHER VIOLENCE NOR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES, BUT ITS OBJECTIVE IS ``THE SURVIVAL, EXPANSION, AND ADVANCEMENT OF THE WHITE RACE..'' DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, CHICAGO.))


[Wythe-Protest]


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They don't want A-E-P to put a new power line through their counties, so they spent their July Fourth evening underneath a PRESENT high-voltage line.
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[Take Full Screen]
At issue is the proposed line that would carry power from Wyoming West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties to AEP's Jacksons Ferry Station.
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And just a short distance from Jacksons Ferry, at Fosters Falls, dozens of opponents rallied in opposition this evening, right under a major high-voltage line
They say there is no need for another one running through their counties.
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((I think that A-E-P is trying to set themselves up for deregulated market, in which they can sell the excess energy at the cost of our society here. We already have a power line in Wythe County. We have already beared the burden for utilities.))
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A-E-P says it needs a new line to meet the region's future power needs.
The state will conduct public hearings later this month.
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Six families spent their holiday forced out of their homes, after two Norfolk Southern trains collided near Danville this morning, in Caswell County North Carolina.
One car spilled half a ton of a potentially flammable powdered chemical.
The families were evacuated for nine hours until the chemical was cleared away.
No one was hurt.




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It was hot and sticky today...as the July heat wave sent temperatures into the mid 90's.
Even though these temperatures aren't unusual for this time of year doctors say some people are being treated for heat stroke.
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Around Roanoke this afternoon we found several people outside during the times when the sun was the hottest---playin

g basketball, riding bikes or just taking a walk.
And although these activities can seem harmless...in this type of heat they can be dangerous especially if you're doing something strenuous.
Roanoke Memorial says this week alone several people have gone to the emergency room for heat related illness.
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((DORIS DUFF/ROANOKE MEMORIAL: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COMING IN WITH NAUSEA, VOMITING, STOMACH CRAMPING. USUALLY WHEN THEY HAVE A HEAT STROKE THEY DON'T SWEAT, BUT DIZZY AND WEAKNESS))
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Remember heat stroke is life threatening. Roanoke Memorial says to be smart..and they can't stress enough drink plenty of fluids...and stay inside when the sun is at it 's hottest.

[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/04/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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The hot dry weather in Utah has firefighters on duty through the holiday.
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Erratic winds continue fanning a wildfire that is still threatening two towns.
The flames have consumed 42 thousand acres near near Eureka and Mammoth.
So far only two buildings have been burned, but about 60 residents have evacuated, and more may have to leave before it's over.
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[Pulaski-Ax]


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July 4th was a deadly day for a motorcyclist in Pulaski County.
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The cycle and a pickup truck collided on state route 100, just south of Interstate 81 this afternoon.
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State Police have not yet released details, but reports from the scene indicate after the pickup and motorcycle collided, the pickup went down an embankment and into a creek.
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[NOTE:**ANCHOR TAG**]
It was a year ago today that seven people were killed in accident on Interstate 81.
And for one man the memory of the fatal crash has impacted his life forever.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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A cross, a wreath, a teddy bear and flowers serve as a memorial for the seven people who were killed in an accident July 4th, 1998.
When a car traveling southbound on I-81 near the Arcadia exit in Botetourt county hydroplaned into the median and then into the path of a tractor trailer.
Both vehicles fell over the bridge and landed on route 11.
For Ray Sloan with the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department it's a day he will never forget...as he and other fire and rescue workers recovered the victims bodies.
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((RAY SLOAN/BUCHANAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET OVER SOMETHING LIKE THIS SOON. IT'S SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE FORGOTTEN))
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And Sloan says every time the tones sound at the fire station his heart starts to race...
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((RAY SLOAN/BUCHANAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: YOU ALWAYS HAVE IT IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. IS THIS GOING TO BE ANOTHER JULY 4TH))
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Sloan says since the day of the accident the words "July 4th" have taken on a new meaning--the are used to describe an accident he hopes will never be repeated.
Joy Sutton, News 7 Botetourt County.
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The accident was just the start of a very difficult month for the Chittum family of Buena Vista.
Among the victims was Kevin Chittum, the father of Rebecca.
By early August, it was learned that Rebecca was one of two girls switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center.




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U.S. Troops in Kosovo may be half a world away, but they still had a chance to commemorate Independence Day.
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Complete with a hand-shaking politician... Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole.
Dole joined soldiers in Camp Bondsteel, enjoying a holiday meal of steak, fried chicken and ribs.
Dole is in Kosovo as the chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons, which is searching for thousands of Albanians who vanished during the conflict.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
[writer=kwe]
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Having an e-mail address may help you keep in touch with friends and family.
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But coming up in tonight's Webwatch you might be surprised to hear what most people use e-mail for.
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[WebWatch]


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If you're wondering where all our rain went this weekend, you can track it down on the web.
Details in tonight's WebWatch.
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As those hit and run thunderstorms blow through the area, you can track the rain-fall totals with the Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System... or IFLOWS...
On the Botetourt County map, pay close attention to rain guage 1103... that's the rain guage at the dwindling Carvin's Cove reservoir.
The main Virginia IFLOWS map will give you access to data in other counties.
Someone apparently DOESNT like the forecast at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the lastest government website hit by hackers. The attack temporatily disabled the Agency's Storm Prediction center. The FBI is investigating the series of attacks on government sites.
Keep an eye on your e-mail... a new study suggests more people are using electronic mail to deliver bad news, because it's easier than a face to face confrontation... and researchers found e-mail senders don't sugar coat it... so if "You've Got Mail"... you may have trouble....
Finally we celebrate the Independance Day Holiday with a visit to the document that got it all started. The National Archives and Records Administration has a high resolution image of the original document, along with transcripts, and a history lesson, including a section on how Thomas Jefferson was influenced by the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Visit these sites by clicking on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))


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For the third year the Roanoke Civic Center was crawling with cats as the Star City Cat Fanciers sponsored their annual cat show.
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Breeders came from all over the country to show their prize cats. Rico Hill knows what it takes to show a winner. He has been breeding award winning Rappers for sixteen years. His cat Plain White Wrapper is the top feline in the nation.
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(RICO HONEY: THERE IS A 100 POINTS TO EACH CAT STANDARD AND EACH CAT STANDARDS DESCRIBE THE IDEAL OF THAT BREED.)
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The show featured 275 felines in 37 different breeds.
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Celebrating the Fourth of July by watching fireworks is a tradition of many folks.
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But coming up in tonight's Virginia Profile we'll show why these Virginians are celebrating more then just Independence Day.
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For most people, the Fourth of July means picnics, fireworks and a three day weekend away from work.
But for 72 people from around Virginia, today marks the first day of the rest of their lives as new Americans.
They'll be taking their citizenship oath in the shadow of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello this afternoon.
Steve Smallshaw spoke with two of our country's newest members for this week's "Virginia Profile".
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(( Nelson County's apple orchards attract more than just tourists each year.. hundreds of migrant workers also flow here from Mexico to find jobs to support their families.
Among them is Dario Sanchez, who first began working the fields at Mountain Cove Orchards in 1986.. he moved here for good a few years later and on Sunday this native of Mexico will become one of America's newest citizens.
Dario's English is still improving, but his work ethic is second to none.
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((TOM BOMAR/BOSS: IN TERMS OF BEING A FELLOW WHO APPLIES HIMSELF TO THE UTMOST, YEAH, DARIO IS A VERY HARDWORKING FELLOW, DOES HIS PART, IS VERY RELIABLE AND I THINK HE'LL BE A GOOD AMERICAN.))
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Sydney native Maureen Gall is taking a somewhat different path to citizenship.
Gall came to America in 1969 to work at the Australian embassy in Washington.. she ended up marrying an Army officer here, had a family and is now semi- retired in Nelson County.
Gall doesn't feel like your typical immigrant.
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((MAUREEN GALL/NEW AMERICAN CITIZEN: WHEN YOU COME FROM A COUNTRY THAT YOU WERE BORN AND RAISED IN AND LOVED AND DIDN'T REALLY DESERT OR LEAVE, YOU GET A LITTLE TORN, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I FEEL AMERICA IS AS MUCH MY HOME AS AUSTRALIA WAS.))
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Gall says there are many others like her who are becoming citizens partly for the tax incentives and partly because their adopted country feels like home.
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((GALL: YOU EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF THE COUNTRY, YOU SEE THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS THAT ANY COUNTRY HAS AND ABSORB WHAT YOU LIKE AND YOU PUT THE REST THROUGH A SIEVE AND THROW OUT WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE AND YOU TRY AND CONTRIBUTE AND MAKE SOMETHING OF YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE.))
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Maureen and Dario say they'll always carry a little bit of their native homes in their hearts, but from now on they'll share a birthday with the United States.. a day of freedom, a day of patriotism.. a day with many reasons for celebration.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

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The Baltimore Orioles snapped a 10 game losing streak when B.J. Surhoff hit a grand slam to beat the New York Yankees 7 to 3.
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An Oriole fan looking on at Yankee Stadium.
In the bottom of the first, Derek Jeter hits a chopper down the line into left field scoring Chuck Knoblauch to make it 1 to nothing Yankees.
Then in the second Chilli Davis gets all of this Juan Guzman pitch sending it over the right field fence and the Yankees took the the three to nothing lead on the Orioles.
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But the Orioles rallied in the seventh. Surhoff hits the tie breaking grand slam over the right field wall and Baltimore beats the Yankees 7 to 3.
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[S-Scores]


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The Cubs and Phillies hooked up on a hot day in P-A.
In the top of the second, Sammy Sosa takes this Curt Schilling pitch over the left field wall for his 32-nd homer of the season Chicago led 1 to nothing.
But Schilling settled down he would strike out 13 over 7 innings to lead the Phillies over the Cubs.
Now, here are the scores.
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A big celebration at Kiwanis field in Salem this afternoon.
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American Legion Post 3 celebrated its 60-th anniversary of Legion baseball and Judge Jack Coulter was on hand to throw out the first pitch.
Coulter, who caught for Post 3 in 1939, was joined by former Major Leaguer Ron Hodges of Rocky Mount and others who played legion ball.
The celebration also included a game between the Roanoke and Salem Legion teams.
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[S-Connie]


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He's a legend among little league umpires.
Denise Allen tells us for more than two decades everyone has loved the way Connie Welch makes the call.
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((CONNIE WELCH: COMING DOWN, THROW IT TO SECOND. PLAY BALL!))
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Connie Welch has been starting rec league games this way for 22 years.
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((CONNIE WELCH/PARKS AND REC UMP: I LOVE IT BECAUSE IT'S CLOSE TO MY HEART TO LOVE THESE KIDS AND THE KIDS LOVE ME THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
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((MOVE BATTER. MOVE BATTER. WHEN I TELL YOU TO MOVE HE'S COMING HOME. GET OUT OF THERE.))
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The Roanoke Sanitation and Solid Waste worker is no ordinary ump--he doesn't just call balls, strikes and outs.
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((BALL BRING YOUR PITCHES IN. GIVE YOUR PITCHER A TARGET.))
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((I TRY TO TEACH THEM THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GAME, OF SLIDING, OF GETTING OUT OF THE WAY WHEN A GUY'S COMING FROM THIRD AND KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL 'CAUSE HE'S THROWING HARD MOST OF THE PITCHERS OUT THERE DO.))
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((STRIKE. I'M CALLING THOSE CONNERS. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL.))
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((SHIRLEY HENRY/PARKS AND REC DEPT.: HE'S BEEN DOING THIS FOR SO LONG HE'S ABOUT AN INSTITUTION. I APPROACHED MY BOSS ABOUT HAVING THIS FIELD NAMED AFTER HIM.))
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((THEY HAVE RESPECT FOR MY CALLS. I DON'T GIVE NOBODY NO BREAKS AND I CALL THEM LIKE I SEE THEM.))
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Shirley Henry has been keeping score for Connie for three years. Each season she asks to work with Connie because his love for the game is contagious.
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[IN Q=HIS MOVEMENTS]

((HIS MOVEMENTS. HE JUST GETS EVERYONE INTO THE GAME. IT'S EXCITING . IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
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But his words aren't just about baseball. He also encourages the children to stay in school and do their best in everything they try.
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((I'M JUST GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL THE GOOD LORD SAYS RETIRE. BUT I'M GOING TO KEEP ON DOING IT. WORK WITH THESE KIDS OUT THERE.))
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((STRIKE THREE. THAT WAS A GOOD PITCH.))
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Denise Allen NEws 7 Sports.))



[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, Sampras and Davenport win titles at Wimbledon Casey Atwood wins his first Busch race.
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[VO-NAT]


And Tiger Woods moves back to the number one spot on the P-G-A tour with a win in the Western Open.
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[S-Tiger]


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Tiger Woods is again the number one player on the P-G-A tour.
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Woods had his A game working in the final round of the Western Open.
He made super shots from the rough he hit bunker shots to within inches from the hole to win the tournament.
Woods shot a final round 71 finishing at 15 under par for a three shot win on Mike Weir.
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The United States has advanced to the final of the Womens World cup soccer championship.
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A near capacity crowd was on hand as the Americans faced Brazil.
Briana Scurry provided the defense in goal and Cindy Parlow would score in
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in the fifth minute of the first half to make it one to nothing and the Americans hold on to win it 2 to nothing. The U.S. won the tournament in 1991.
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Pete Sampras won his sixth Wimbledon title today.
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Sampras and his buddy Andre Agassi squared off in the men's singles finals at Wimbledon.
Sampras completely dominated the match and he would breeze through the first two sets 6-3, 6-4.
Agassi would make a run in the third set and was tied at 5 to 5 before Sampras took over again.
He would win the match with his 17-th ace to win his sixth Wimbledon crown in 7 years and overtake Bjorn Borg for the most titles in the Open era.
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Steffi Graf played for a final time at Wimbledon today losing to Lindsay Davenport in 2 sets.
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Davenport would take on seven time champion Steffi Graf.
The third seed played her usual baseline game and cruised to a straight set, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Graf.
It's the second Grand Slam title for Davenport, who's the 1998 U.S. Open champ. Davenport was playing in her first Wimbledon final and she did not lose a single set during the tournament.
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The Busch cars were in Wisconsin taking on the Milwaukee mile.
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Dale Earnhardt Junior was racing with a cracked shoulder blade. He came from the back of the field and finished third.
Casey Atwood and Jeff Green would battle in the final laps of the race. Atwood tapped Green in the rear on the final lap and he takes the checkered Flag winning the DieHard 250 for his first Busch victory.
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Finally tonight, Coney Island is known for its hot dogs and today it crowned a new hot dog eating champion.
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A number of people participated in this year's contest, but Steve Keiner ate his way to victory by downing just over 20 hot dogs in 12 minutes.
Today's win was not the first for Keiner. He won a hot dog eating contest in Philadelphia two weeks ago.
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