[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A bus crash in Caroline County injures several migrant workers...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And forecasters are expecting record temperatures in the east-- and power officials are feeling the heat.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[national-heatwave]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Temperatures are again climbing this afternoon throughout Virginia.
Forecasters expect today to be at least as bad as yesterday, when the mercury hit or topped 100 in parts of the state and high humidity made it feel more like 115 degrees
Virginia Power officials say they're expecting to shatter power-use records, and they're hoping to ward off power outages from overuse and overheated transformers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


The heat wave is gripping Maine to the Mississippi Valley.
[SUPER=03-Needham, MA;]


In Needham, Massachusetts, 5-members of a drum corp -- marching in a holiday parade were overcome by the heat and taken to an area hospital.
They were treated and released.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


But not everyone seemed to be bothered by the soaring temperatures -- many sports enthusiasts ignored the advice of heath experts and jogged, walked, roller-bladed and cycled thru New York CIty's Central Park
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

and around Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]


Many heat advisories remain in effect today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Patrick Evans joins us to tell us more about this dangerous heat[WX-One]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


For more on what we can expect this afternoon let's talk to Patrick Evans.
[CK=WXPro Full]
[ANCHOR=Patrick]

[MAPS]

(toss back to Melanie)



[Bus-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-14 TC2:01:18]
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23-migrant workers were hurt when an old school bus crashed in Caroline County early this morning.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
39 people were on board the bus when it crashed just after four this morning near the town of Port Royal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Caroline Co.;]


Officials say most of the workers suffered neck and back injuries, but none appeared to be life threatening.
State police say the driver was going too fast around a curve when the bus flipped.
He's charged with reckless driving and not having a valid commercial driver's license.
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[Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural]


Richmond city officials are looking for public input on a revised set of murals for the city's canal walk.
The committee is planning to take public comment for six days.
Then it will review the responses and decide whether or not to make any revisions.
Meanwhile, the Sons of Confederate Veterans hopes former Klan leader David Duke stays out of the Lee mural controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Duke says he wants to come to Richmond July 15th and join the debate over the lee portrait.
Duke wants to urge whites to organize politically to preserve their heritage.
But brigade commander Brag Bowling of the S-C-V says a compromise has almost been reached and Duke's input is not welcome.
All the artwork from the flood wall will be put on display beginning today so a committee of community leaders can gather public comment before the gallery re-opens.
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[Sea-World-death]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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A trip to Sea World turned deadly for a tourist fascinated with whales.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]

[10:04:15]
The body of a man was found this morning inside the killer whale tank.
The man reportedly was a tourist who hid out in the park at closing, than took off his clothing and went into the tank with a whale.
It's not known yet how the man died.
Sea World canceled the morning killer whale shows at the park.
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[Midwest-shootings]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The leader of a white supremacists group thinks he knows what sent one of his members on a shooting ramapage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Matt Hale is the leader of the so called World Church of the Creator, and he says Friday the Illinois Supreme Court denied him a law license. [4:07:42-VIDEO OF SMITH AND CRIME SCENES]
He believes that's what spurred fellow member Benjamin Smith to turn violent just hours later.
The anti-defamation legaue's Chicago office had been keeping tabs on Smith and knew of his activities.
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[SOT]

[10:02]
[IN Q=]

((HARLAN LOEB;TALKING WITH THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR IN CHICAGO , HE AND I TALKED ON FRIDAY, WHEN MATT HALE'S LAW LICENSE WAS AGAIN DENIED BY THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT, AND WE FELT THAT THERE WAS SOME POSSIBILITY OF DISTURBANCE, BUT NOT TO THIS EXTENT."))
[SUPER=01-Harlan Loeb/Anti-Defamation League;]
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[OUT Q=not to this extent.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith shot himself Sunday night when police caught up with him.
He's believed to have killed two men and wounded more than a half-dozen others in his three day assault on minorities.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Wilderness groups are calling for greater protection of the Jefferson National Forest.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Hillary Rodham Clinton makes a major move in her bid for a of New York Senate seat.
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[Hillary-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the first step toward a possible run for senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:20;06 from top stories]
This morning she filed papers setting up an exploratory committee for a Senate bid in New York.
If Mrs. Clinton decides to take on the challenge, it would be the first time a first lady ever ran for public office.

[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN;]


Meantime, President Clinton continues to tour some of the poorest regions of the U-S.
Today he travels from Memphis to hoping to spur economic growth.
[SUPER=03-Hazard, KY;]


Yesterday, he spoke to residents in rural Kentucky.
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[4:13]
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((CLINTON:"I BELIEVE AT THIS TIME IF WE CAN'T FIND A WAY TO GIVE EVERY FAMILY A CHANCE TO TAKE PART IN THE FUTURE... WE'LL NVER MAKE IT."))
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[OUT Q=we'll never make it..]
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[VO-NAT]


The President's four-day tour is patterned after international trade missions to developing nations.
The President hopes government incentives will lure businesses to poor rural America.
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[Jefferson-National-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A coalition of environmental groups says another 276-thousand acres of the Jefferson National Forest need protection from logging and road construction.
In a report issued last week, the coalition says the Jefferson has been used for too long as a commodity farm for
loggers and road building.
The group is made up of the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, the Southern Environmental Law Center and dozens of other organizations.
About 40 percent of the Jefferson Natioanal Forest is considered suitable for logging and roads under current guidelines.
Only about seven percent is permanently protected wilderness.

[S-School-Board]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:26:55]
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Marsha Ellison has served as Roanoke's School Board Chairman for three challenging years.
Later this month, she'll pass that responsibility to another member of the board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ellison won't seek another term as chairman when the board reorganizes in mid-July.
She says she's proud of the board's work on issues large and small.
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[SOT 12:56]
[IN Q=There are other things]

((THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT DON'T SOUND SO EXCITING, BUT FOR EXAMPLE WE COMPLETED CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION. YOU KNOW WE INITIATED A POLICY REVIEW. AGAIN THAT'S LABORIOUS AND IT MIGHT NOT SEEM THAT EXCITING, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN UPDATED POLICY BOOK AND THERE ARE OTHER THINGS OF THAT NATURE WHICH I AM QUITE PROUD OF.))
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[OUT Q=that I'm very proud of.]
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[VO-NAT]


The School Board's vice- chairman, Melinda Payne, is expected to win the chairmanship without opposition.
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[S-Galax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:19:47]
[GRAPHIC=Car Tax]


Car tax refund checks should be on the way to folks in Galax.
The city's commissioner of revenue says the D-M-V is to blame for the delay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]


David Hankley says his office forwarded the necessary information to the agency prior to its February 28th deadline.
But he says, despite his repeated calls to the D-M-V, the agency has NOT sent any refund checks to city residents.


To make matters worse-- Hankley says residents who phone the car tax refund hotline are being told that the city has NOT filed for any refunds.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((DAVID HANKLEY/GALAX COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: I'M SURE IT'S BEEN QUITE FRUSTRATING FOR THE TAXPAYERS HERE WHO HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM OTHER PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTIES THAT THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR CHECKS AND ARE STILL WAITING ON THE CITY TO GET THEIRS. SO, WE'VE DONE, AS FAR AS I KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=we can do.]
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[VO-NAT]


This week-- Hankley wrote to Senator Madison Marye and Delegate Tom Jackson about the situation.
A D-M-V spokeswoman says the problem has been worked out and that city residents should begin receiving checks in the near future.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A wild weekend at the box office translates into big bucks for one movie.
More on this weekend's winners and losers when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll see how an old mill may rise from the ashes.
Stay with us.
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[1-Series]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-25 TC37:09]
[GRAPHIC=Sandwich Generation]


You may or may not have heard of a new group emerging in society, it's known as the "sandwich generation."

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's the baby boomers who are feeling the "squeeze" of increased responsibility.
Many are in the middle of raising teenagers, as well as acting as primary caregivers for their own elderly parents.
When you combine all of this with the daily pressure of a full- time job, it can create a stressful lifestyle....
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((TINA THOMAS: RIGHT NOW, I'M TAKING CARE OF MY MOTHER. SHE HAS ALZHEIMER'S AND ALSO I HAVE A BROTHER, WHO'S MENTALLY RETARDED THAT I WATCH AFTER, TOO.))
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[OUT Q=watch after, too]
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[Take Full Screen Board]
You can spend a day in the life of busy baby boomer Tina Thomas, as Kimberly McBroom begins our series, "The Sandwich Generation" tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 7:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Graves' Mill may rise again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The old mill was built in 1774. It burned about thirty years ago.
But now a member of the Graves family wants to rebuild it and turn the site into a tourist attraction.
Paul Graves actually wants to make the grain mill fully operational again.
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[SOT 12:20:39]
[IN Q=I'm 81]

((PAUL GRAVES/MILL OWNER: I'M 81 AND I HATE TO THINK I'M GOING TO LEAVE THIS EARTH WITH THIS PLACE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN WHEN IT WAS WILLED TO ME.))
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[VO-NAT]


Last week, the Lynchburg Planning Commission okayed a plan to rebuild the mill and locate an antique store and specialty shops on the site.
A cottage on the property is the oldest known structure in Lynchburg and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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[Box-office]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


``The Wild Wild West'' had an explosive Fourth of July.
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[7:38:56]
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[VO-NAT]


Estimates show the movie took in close to 40 million over the long holiday weekend.
It's made an estimated 50-point-one million since it opened Wednesday.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Big Daddy'' slips to second place with 26.4 million.
``Tarzan'' is third with just over 19 million.
And rounding out the top five are South park and "the General's daughter."
Both took in nearly 15 million.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 42 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in Sports-- Baltimore's officially broken their losing streak.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the Wood brothers mark their golden anniversity with NASCAR.
All the details are coming up after the break.
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[Casserly]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


Redskins General Manager Charlie Casserley appears to be on his way out.
The Washington Times reports that new Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is expected to fire Casserley by the end of the week, giving coach Norv Turner more power over personnel decisions.
Snyder's 800 million dollar purchase of the team is expected to close any day now.
Sports industry experts say the Bethesda businessman is looking for aggressive ways to market the franchise.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (1:26:30)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Two big-name pitchers did battle last night on the diamond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/KTKV; :]


The rematch was set in St. Louis last night between Randy Johnson and Jose Jimenez. The last time these two pitchers met Jimenez's threw a no hitter.
Jimenez would strike out 13 before giving up his first hit.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/1/Arizona/0/;]


Meanhile the Cardinals would get the only run of the game in the fourth when Thomas Howard hits a single to left field scoring Mark McGwire and St. Louis wins it 1 to nothing.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 (1:35:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles/Yankees]


Over in the Big Apple the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees making it two straight wins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/HTS; :]


Baltimore got off to a quick start. In the top of the first Albert Belle singles to centerfield scoring Mike Bordick from second to make the score 1 to nothing Orioles.
But the Yankees would answer in their half of the first. Paul O'Neil hits the fielders choice to second base scoring Chuck Knoblauch from third to tie the score at 1 to 1 after an inning.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/New York/1/;]


The Orioles would take the lead in the second Charles Johnson singles scoring Cal Ripken Junior to make it 2 to 1 and Baltimore goes on to win it 9 to 1.
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[S-Astros]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-36 (1:41:15)]
[GRAPHIC=Astros/Reds]


Cincinnati beat the heat and the Astros to secure it's first place spot in the National League Central.
The Reds beat the Astros 5 to 2 yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/KNWS; :]


A hot day at the park for the match up.
Leading 1 to nothing Greg Vaughn hits a grounder up the middle to center field scoring Michael tucker and Cincinnati took the 2 to nothing lead in the third.
Still in the third, Aaron Boone hits a grounder to short for an infield single Shawn Casey scores the run and the Reds led the Astros 3 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/5/Houston/2/;]


Cincinnati would ice the win in the sixth Mike Cameron hits this two run homer off Chris Holt and the Reds beat the Astros by a score of 5 to 2.
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[S-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-37]
[GRAPHIC=wood brothers]


This marks the 50th year the Wood Brothers have been invloved in NASCAR. Glen Wood was the last family member to race. But now his grandson Jon has decided to get into the driver's seat. Steve Mason has more on another racing hopeful.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jon Wood/Driver of #16 Tonka-Nerf Ford; :10]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Wood/#21 Citgo Ford Crew Chief; :26]
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[SUPER=01-Talmage Thomas/Jon Wood's Crew Chief; 1:20]
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((Hes avoided enough trouble to remain in the top 10 in points with one win in his first season at New River Valley Speedway, a track his grandfather Glen used to run at. ((:))
But the Tonka-Nerf number 16 Ford driver' s main advisor is his dad Eddie, the crew chief of the Winston Cup #21 Ci

tgo Ford. ((:)) ((:))
Jon has a full late model stock car crew and is headquartered at the Wood Brothers shop in Stuart right along Elliott Sadler. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The rising Patrick County senior maintains a 3.7 grade point average thanks in part to his other advisor, his mom. ((:)) Wood will be 18 this October, the age when a driver can begin pocketing money from late Model Stock car performances. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))


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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 (1:27:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Jarrett]


With the Winston Cup season half way through-- Dale Jarrett is leading the points race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Saturday; :]


Saturday night at Daytona, Jarrett took the checkered flag under caution to win the Pepsi 400.
Jarrett has won three of the last seven races and he has 6 top 5 finishes.
He's leads Bobby Labonte by 177 Points, the largest point margin of the season.
The cup cars next stop is Loudon, New Hampshire next Sunday for the Jiffy Lube 300.
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