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[SUPER=19-Denise/Allen;]
[SUPER=19-Andrew/Freiden;]

Coming up...... Tensions rise between the U-S and Russia over the peacekeeping efforts in Kosovo....

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and reaction today from Chicago residents after a string of shootings left one dead and several injured... we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


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The deal with Russia concerning the peacekeeping mission in Kosovo is about to come unglued.
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[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]


Currrently Russian troops are carrying out their mission of searching for mines and boobie traps but Russian troops have NOT been deployed in Kosovo.
The agreement states the troops would be deployed in three zones, but now Russia doesn't like those areas because they are strongholds of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
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But the U.S. feels this arguement is just a smoke screen and that Russia is trying to get four contiguous areas which would creat one large Russian zone.
That's what Russia wanted in the first place and what the U.S would not allow.
Russian troops will not be deployed until this matter is settled.
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Friday's drive by shootings in Chicago are having an impact on the way some celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in the Windy City.
Former Northwestern basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong died from his injuries, a 15 year old Jewish boy is recovering from his.
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Authorities say they don't have enough evidence at this time to say these were hate crimes.
But none the less some people are giving up their holiday to find the person responsible.
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Others have changed their plans out of fear.
This man was walking with his children when he heard the police sirens.
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The American Jewish Committee is putting up ten-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
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The body of an Evington man was discovered around 6:30 yesterday morning at Smith Mountain Lake near Mariners Landing.
34 year-old Hank Edward Little had been missing since Thursday night.
He disappeared while spending time at the lake with friends.
Little had told them he was going for a swim-- that was around 10:30 Thursday night.
But he never returned.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( Authorities say Hank Edward Little's body was found fully clothed approximately 50 yards from where he was last seen wading in Smith Mountain Lake.
Little's body was discovered by a woman renting this house on Lake Retreat property.
The woman says she saw a body floating in the cove area behind the house.
Jim Ottinger who lives close to the lake says he was worried about discovering the body.
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((JIM OTTINGER: IT'S GETTING AWFUL CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST SO GLAD THEY FOUND THE BODY. SO WE WON'T BE AROUND TO SEE IT)) [RUNS7]
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Ottinger says none of the neighbors he spoke with heard any noises in the lake the night Little apparently drowned.


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((JIM OTTINGER: NOT A THING IN THE WORLD. NO NOISES OF ANY KIND. TALKING OVER THERE. HE DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING AND HE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO IT)) [RUNS9]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: AUTHORITIES SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT LITTLE AND HIS FRIENDS HAD PERMISSION TO BE ON THE PROPERTY. AND THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH. BUT THERE WILL BE AN AUTOPSY PEFORMED IN ROANOKE EARLY NEXT WEEK. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7)) [RUNS]
[OUT Q=News-7]))







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A Forest teenager is dead after his car ran off the road, overturned and hit a tree. State Police say the accident happened around 2:15 yesterday afternoon on Route 704 in Bedford County.
They say 16 year old Brandon Scott Nelson died more than an hour later at Lynchburg General Hospital.

[11-81-Ax]


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An accident on interstate 81 killed one person and had traffic backed up for over four hours.
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It happened shortly before noon yesterday at the northern end of Rockbridge County between Lexington and Staunton. Apparently a tractor-trailer tried to move into the passing lane and struck a car. Both vehicles went into the median and the truck flipped over. The driver of the car walked away with only minor injuries, however the truck driver was taken to Stonewall Jackson by EMS and pronounced dead. Traffic didn't get moving on the interstate until 4 o'clock.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Still to come on News7 Sunday Morning.......
We'll hear about the "Mysteries Of Egypt" from Leslie Bochenski of the Science Museum.
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plus we have music that is sure to get you in the 4-th of July spirit. The Bel Canto trio will sing for us throughout the newscast...plus we talk to the group a little later

but first here are the lottery numbers.....
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The Americans take center court today at Wimbledon as Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi face-off in the men's finals.
On the women's side, American Lindsay Davenport goes against seven-time Wimbledon champ Steffi Graf. In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we look back at a Virginian who won at Wimbledon and made history.
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A new computer questionnaire at Lewis-Gale Clinic is helping asthmatics and the Appalachian Red Cross is trying to head off a summertime blood shortage. Tonya Flory has more in this week's health review.
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[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross; :12]
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((The Appalachian Red Cross is asking people to roll up their sleeves and get to work donating blood.
They're trying to recruit younger volunteers to donate.
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[IN Q=If you got]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THE MORE WE CAN CREATE THE AWARENESS, IF YOU DON'T GIVE BLOOD, WHO WILL? THAT IT WILL NOT BE ON THE SHELVE FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT, AND I THINK THE YOUNGER FOLKS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ARE STARTING TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE THE FUTURE MULTI-GALLON DONORS THAT THE W.W.II VETERANS HAVE BEEN FOR SO LONG.)) [RUNS:18]
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The Appalachian Red Cross is trying to head off a potential nationwide blood shortage crisis. [Panda field tape] Meantime -- a dental care program is trying to prevent child abuse. The Panda program which stands for Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness is made up of organizations including delta dental training dentists to spot signs of abuse and neglect in children. Social service workers say more than half of all child abuse injuries occur to the head, neck or mouth.
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Asthma patients are using a new touch screen questionnaire to help doctors pinpoint their problem.
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((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & ASTHMA: SEVERAL OF THOSE QUESTIONS THROUGH THE COMPUTER ARE THEN ORGANIZED TO TELL YOU RIGHT AWAY WHETHER THERE IS A HOT SPOT, GEE THIS PERSON IS HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH A CERTAIN ASPECT OF THERE ASTHMA, AND IT SURVEYS A WIDE AREA, AND YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HIT ON ALL THOSE AREAS IN A SHORT VISIT.)) [RUNS:18]
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The system has been in the Allergy Department at the clinic for about a month. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))

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Coming up in the second half hour of News 7 Sunday Morning...... the body of the Evington man is recovered in Smith Mountain Lake ...
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[dENISE ON cAMERA]
and a North Carolina man is injured after crashing a plane in Craig County...
we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.


[2-shot toss to hello][2-11Bedford-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-17]
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The body of an Evington man was discovered around 6:30 yesterday morning at Smith Mountain Lake near the Mariners Landing area.
34 year-old Hank Edward Little has been missing since Thursday night.
He disappeared while spending time at the lake with his friends.
Little had told them he was going for a swim-- that was around 10:30 pm.
But he never returned.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( Authorities say Hank Edward Little's body was found fully clothed approximately 50 yards from where he was last seen wading in Smith Mountain Lake.
Little's body was discovered by a woman renting this house on Lake Retreat property.
The woman says she saw a body floating in the cove area behind the house.
Jim Ottinger who lives close to the lake says he was worried about discovering the body.
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[IN Q=It's getting close to]

((JIM OTTINGER: IT'S GETTING AWFUL CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST SO GLAD THEY FOUND THE BODY. SO WE WON'T BE AROUND TO SEE IT)) [RUNS7]
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Ottinger says none of the neighbors he spoke with heard any noises in the lake the night Little apparently drowned.


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((JIM OTTINGER: NOT A THING IN THE WORLD. NO NOISES OF ANY KIND. TALKING OVER THERE. HE DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING AND HE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO IT)) [RUNS9]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: AUTHORITIES SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT LITTLE AND HIS FRIENDS HAD PERMISSION TO BE ON THE PROPERTY. AND THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH. BUT THERE WILL BE AN AUTOPSY PEFORMED IN ROANOKE EARLY NEXT WEEK. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7)) [RUNS]
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A small plane crashed in Craig County injuring the pilot.
State Police say the plane was on a test flight when the engine stalled. Pilot Charley Shuffler of Charlotte, North Carolina then turned left to land when the plane clipped the top of a tree. Authorites say Shuffler was the only one on the plane. It crashed around 2:10 yesterday afternoon off Route 311 one mile north of New Castle.

Police say they do not know the extent of Shuffler's injuries.[Wildfires]


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Fire fighters are still battling wildfires in Utah this morning.
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So far the blazes have destroyed 40-thousand acres and are threatening two small communities in central Utah.
Three hundred fire fighters are working to contain the fires and reinforcements arrived last night to relieve crews that have been working since Friday.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
They say one possibility is that it was sparked by repair work on some railroad tracks.
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Wildfires in Northern Claifornia and Nevada have each destroyed two thousand acres.

Fire fighters in Colorado are also battling blazes there.[11Fire-Safety]


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The grand finale of the 4-th of July is the fireworks,
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so if you're planning on lighting your own fireworks at home..you need to be extra careful because of the drought conditions.
The grass is very dry and can ignite easily..
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Fire officials say it's best to light fireworks on the pavement and to keep them as far away from grassy areas as possible.



[Fireworks]


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If you plan to see the fireworks on a larger scale, we have a list of places where you can check them out.

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A kids parade in one local community commemorates Independence Day.
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The Green Valley Neighborhood has been putting on their parade for more than 28 years.
The parade travels about ten blocks with the children waving flags commemorating the fourth of July.
Parade organizer Wally Hillman says it's a good opportunity for kids to celebrate the holiday.
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((WALLY HILLMAN/PARADE ORGANIZER: TRYING TO GIVE THE CHILDREN SOMETHING THEY CAN ENJOY AND REMEMBER AS THE REAL 4TH OF JULY))
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Each young person participating in the parade receives a trophy or ribbon.
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[60-Minutes]


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The private, terribly shy, but proud people of Finland seem to have a difficult time with physical contact unless its on the dance floor.
Here's Morley Safer with a preview of tonight's 60 minutes.


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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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Still to come on News 7 We'll talk to the Bel Canto Trio
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[AUDIO FROM THE SMALL STUDIO]
plus today is more than cookouts and fireworks for some people in the Commonwealth. Steve Smallshaw talks to two people who become U-S Citizens today in this week's Virginia Profiles.....but first if you are traveling today [Andrew ad-lib into the travel forecast]
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For most people, the Fourth of July means picnics, fireworks and a three day weekend.
But for 72 people from across Virginia, today is the first day of their lives as Americans.
This afternoon, they'll take their citizenship oath in the shadow of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
Steve Smallshaw spoke with two of our country's newest citizens for this week's "Virginia Profile".
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[SUPER=01-Maureen Gall/New American Citizen; :58]
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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.
[SOT 00:09:05]

((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.)) [RUNS 12]
[OUT Q=a good American.]


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.
[SOT 00:20:20]

((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.)) [RUNS 18]
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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.)) [RUNS 20]
[OUT Q=choose to live.]


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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Is Connie here? That's the question you'll hear the children ask before a baseball game at Westside Park.
No Connie isn't the best player in the league, more surprisingly he's the umpire.
For years everyone has loved the way Connie Welch makes the call.
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[SUPER=01-Connie Welch/Recreation League Umpire; :14]
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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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[IN Q=I TRY TO TEACH]

((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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[Ebert-Picks]


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Going out to the movies is one way to beat the heat.
Here's Roger Ebert with his weekend picks.
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You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station. [2-shot toss to bump]