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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning Rubatex workers agree to return to their jobs.
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And the jury reaches a verdict in the Church Avenue arson case.
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We'll have more on that coming up.

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Good morning, I'm Joy Sutton.
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It's Saturday . And Welcome to New-7 Saturday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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Striking Rubatex workers say they'll go back to work, under the terms of their old contract. The decision came last night.
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After almost 9 months on the picket line, the vote was unanimous.
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((THIS IS THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR UNION TO DO AT THIS TIME FROM A STRATEGIC POINT OF VIEW. THIS IS ALSO THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE COMMUNITY. THE COMPANY IS RUNNING THE FACILITY INTO THE GROUND.))
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Rubatex has five days to respond to the contract offer. Strikers say all replacement workers will be removed, and union employees could return to work in less than two weeks. No word yet from the company.
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A Roanoke jury has convicted an accomplice in the Church Avenue Arson case.
Brian Jackson was found guilty of setting the fire plus six counts of First Degree Murder
Keith Humphry has the story.
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(( Jackson sat stunned, quietly shaking his head.
It had taken the jury 7 and a half hours to reach a verdict... guilty on all counts.
Jackson's mother couldn't believe it, either.
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But the jury believed Jackson was involved in setting the fire at 502 Church Avenue, having threatened to burn the place down, said he wanted the fire set, even arranging to buy the gasoline.
All that was according to Jay Clements, the man who's already serving 25 years for the crime.
The Prosecutor waited until the end of his final argument to read the jury part of a letter Jackson sent Clements a few months after the fire.
It warned Clements about telling what happened that night, because somebody might be recording his comments in jail.
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((THE BIG QUESTION FROM THE DEFENSE WAS WHY SHOULD YOU BELIEVE JAY CLEMENTS. AND THE ANSWER WAS THE LETTER HE WROTE CLEMENTS. WE DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF EVIDENCE AGAINST ANDREW TERRY.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=andrew Terry.]


Terry is the third man implicated in the crime... the one who bought the gasoline.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell had been asked whether Terry will be tried for the same crimes.
Jackson got 20 years on each of the murder convictions, plus 5 years for arson. That's the minimum sentence.
Both sides said they may ask the judge to impose something less than that, though.
Keith Humphry NEWS. 7.))

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The man charged with Tara Munsey's murder heard two witnesses provide revealing testimony against him.
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A judge certified capital murder and firearms charges against 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
Two of his friends provided testimony yesterday, implicating him in the murder.
Barbara Helton said he confessed to shooting Munsey after making a pass at her and sparking a fight.
Another friend, Kevin Williams, said he left the gun authorities linked to Munsey's murder in the back of Thomas' car days before she was killed.
Thomas' case will go to a grand jury on June 26th.
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Dog traps have come up empty so far.
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Animal control officers in Henry and Pittsylvania counties are searching for four dogs that attacked an 11 year old boy.
It happened Thursday night when the boy was playing at a nearby creek.
Officers say call the sheriff's department if you spot the two Chow dogs and two German Shepherds. But they say do not try to catch the dogs yourself.
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((PETE BOSWELL/PITTSYLVANIA ANIMAL CONTROL: THERE'S A CHANCE THEY MAY MAKE ANOTHER ATTACK. WE HAVE EFFORTS TO GET THEM UP.))
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Animal control officers have been picking up dogs that fit the descriptions but don't believe they have found the ones responsible.
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The LA-Lakers won last night's game against the Indiana Pacers -- giving a to 2-to-0 lead in the N-B-A playoffs.


Here are yesterday's scores.
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"Great Strides" for Cystic Fibrosis steps off later this morning in Roanoke. We'll tell you a lot more about it, next.
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And before you complain about gas prices around here,
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[TAKE VO] wait till you see what people are paying in other parts of the country. And this time, it's not California.
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has big plans for today, and for the future.
We'll start by looking ahead. The foundation is planning to open an office in Roanoke. But there are still no CF specialists who have practices in the area. Tonya Flory tells us there is a place here where doctors call feel at home.
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((BLOW IT OUT LILY, BLOW, BLOW, BLOW, BLOW, BLOW, BLOW, GOOD GIRL.))
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Six and a half year old Lily Hull is getting a check up at the Children's Specialty Clinic in Roanoke. University of Virginia pediatric pulmonologist Deborah Froh travels to the clinic once a month from Charlottesville bringing the latest Cystic Fibrosis treaments to about 40 patients. CF causes the body to produce thick mucus lining organs such as the lungs and pancreas which causes digestive problems.
The genetic disease can be controlled with nutrition and new medications.
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The defective CF gene was discovered in 1989 creating advancements in research.
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((DR. DEBORAH FROH/CF CENTER DIRECTOR: FOR OUR PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS BEING DIAGNOSED NOW WE HAVE A REALLY POSITIVE OUTLOOK, WHERAS YEARS AGO, THE OUTLOOK WAS NOT SO GREAT, THINGS ARE REALLY DIFFERENT NOW.))
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Doctor Froh says effective inhale antibiotics to control lung infections will ensure Lily and the 30-thousand others with CF will have a better quality life. Tonya Flory, News 7.)) [Live-Guest]
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You just saw one reason for funding Cystic Fibrosis research and treatment. There are many others.
That's why "Great Strides" steps off in Roanoke at 10 this morning.
Lori (Bod-JOHN-ee) Bodzioney is one of the organizers. She is a respirary therapist who works with people who have C.F.

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(Patients like Lily have a shorter life expectancy than most people. Can their lives still be full ones?)



(How has research helped improve patients' lives?)




(Do researchers have a sense as to what the likely direction of their next big anticipated breakthrough? Would it be tr

eatment or a cure?)
[Take Pinnacle Page Full- GREAT STRIDES] The GREAT STRIDES walk benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Virginia. It will be held at Hollins University this morning at 10:00.

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If you think gas prices are high in our area ... Be glad you don't live in the Midwest.
Gas prices in some areas are up more than 40 percent from last month.
Cynthia Bowers Reports.
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(Narr;) After gas prices jumped by 20 cents a gallon almost over night

in Columbus Ohio even some ministers are seeking divine intervention.

(SOT/Russ Martin) I wish it would go back to a dollar 40 a gallon or

even a dollar.

(Narr:) For three straight weeks now prices in the Midwest have gone

up and up, in the Motor City more than 40 cents since last month.

(MOS) Somebody's making a lot of money, I wish I had stock in Shell Oil.



(Narr:) With tempers flaring and fingers-pointing the federal government

has summoned nine oil companies to an unprecedented meeting Monday to explain why gas prices are so much higher in the Midwest and to determine if any price gouging is going on.

(Sot/Robert Perciasepe EPA) Prices shouldn't be this high we want to

know why.

(Narr:) Ironically, it is the EPA rather than the oil companies that is

feeling the heat. That's because of new guidelines that require metropolitan areas from coast to coast to burn a cleaner fuel, called reformulated gas or RFG.

(Sot/Robert Perciasepe EPA) We don't see these kind of price increases

in other places where RFG is in use.

(Narr;) For 27 years Steve Rabin's medi-cars have been a lifesaver to

Chicago's sick and elderly, now he's laying off people and cutting back deliveries and wonders how much longer he can survive spiraling costs.

(Sot/Steve Rabin) I just wonder which price is going to be the last one

to say you know what its just not worth keeping the doors open any more.

(StandUpClose) With so much at stake, the price of gas is likely to be

a volative issue at the polls as well as the pumps, which is why there is so much pressure for the federal government to find an explanation - and soon. Cynthia Bowers CBS NEWS Chicago.))



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In sports, Steve Mason brings us the highlights from across the region in high school baseball and softball action..

Good morning Steve
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In the N-B-A playoffs, the L-A Lakers have taken a 2-to-0 lead, beating the Indiana Pacers last night 111-to 104.
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But it was a difficult start for the Lakers -- after the loss of Kobe Bryant, who sprained his ankle in the first quarter --and did not return to game.
It was a close game throughout the night. In the 3rd quarter -- Reggie Miller -- gets an easy to two giving Indiana the lead.
But all hands were on Shaq -- as the Pacers focus their strategy on sending Shaq to the foul line.
But Shaq came out of with 40 points and 24 rebounds.
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Now onto game three in Indiana this Sunday.
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Kobe Bryant is listed as day-to-day for the game.

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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calender.
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Weekend diner heads to the Roanoke County Career Center today. Here are Beth, Crystal, and Jessica with a quick and easy spaghetti pie recipe.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A nine month strike may be over in Bedford.
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And two witnesses link Jeffrey Thomas to the Tara Munsey murder.
We will have more on those stories coming up in just a few minutes.
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Good morning, I'm Joy Sutton
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It's (time) on Saturday . Welcome back to News-7 Saturday morning.
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The long strike at Rubatex may be over soon. The striking workers say it is. They agreed to return to their jobs last night, under the terms of their former contract.
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The vote was unanimous, the latest chapter of the nine-month strike.
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((THIS IS THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR UNTION TO DO AT THIS TIME FROM A STATEGIC POINT OF VIEW. THIS IS ALSO THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR THE COMMUNITY. THE COMPANY IS RUNING THE FACILITY INTO THE GROUND.))
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Rubatex has five days to respond to the contract offer. Strikers say all replacement workers will be removed, and union employees could return to work in less than two weeks. No word yet from the company.
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A new three- year contract has been approved by Union workers at the Blacksburg Corning plant.
The agreement includes annual wage increases, plus improvements in the retirement plan and other benefits.
The new labor agreement takes effect immediately. It runs through July 2003.

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A Roanoke jury has convicted an accomplice in the Church Avenue Arson case.
Brian Jackson was found guilty of setting the fire plus six counts of First Degree Murder.
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Jackson sat stunned, quietly shaking his head.
It had taken the jury 7 and a half hours to reach a verdict... guilty on all counts.
Jackson's mother couldn't believe it, either.
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But the jury believed Jackson was involved in setting the fire at 502 Church Avenue.
He got 20 years on each of the murder convictions, plus 5 years for arson.
Both sides said they may ask the judge to impose a shorter sentence.

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The case against Tara Munsey's accused murderer goes to a grand jury later this month. Yesterday, he heard two witnesses testify against him.
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A judge certified capital murder and firearms charges against 30-year-old Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
Two of his friends provided testimony yesterday, implicating him in the murder.
Barbara Helton said he confessed to shooting Munsey after making a pass at her and sparking a fight.
Another friend, Kevin Williams, said he left the gun authorities linked to Munsey's murder in the back of Thomas' car days before she was killed.
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((BRIAN SCHEID/THOMAS' ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT, JEFF THOMAS, STILL MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE. AND AS I THINK WAS CLEAR IN THE EVIDENCE, THE COMMONWEALTH HAS SOME SIGNIFICANT CREDIBILITY PROBLEMS.))
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Thomas' case will go to a grand jury on June 26th.
Meantime, he's being held in the Regional Jail in Dublin.
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning.......Anna Wentworth reviews "Gone in 60 Seconds" with Nicolas Cage.
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And Denise Allen meets up with "Third Thyme Out", a bluegrass band that's doing quite well on the charts.
But first if you are traveling today........
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Third Tyme Out seemed destine to be a success, from the first time the group stepped out on a stage.
The Bluegrass group's current release, "John and Mary" was holding at the number two spot on the charts when the group appeared in Lexington.
Denise Allen has more on the award winning sounds of Third Tyme Out.
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IIIird Tyme Out has a sound all its own. It's not just traditional bluegrass, though you can hear mountain roots in their music, there are gospel songs that bring fans to tears and an a-cappella version of The Platters' "Only You."
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((RAY DEATON/BASS VOCALIST: WE HAVE A LOT OF VARIETY IN OUR MUSIC. WE'RE REAL VERSATILE IN THE STYLES WE PLAY FROM BLUES TO GOSPEL, A-CAPPELLA GOSPEL, STRAIGHT AHEAD BLUEGRASS AND WESTERN SWING))
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These guys can jam too. Ray Deaton was named bass fiddle player of the year for 2000.
Wayne Benson....
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was the fans choice for mandolin player of the year as well as the top choice of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music.
For Wayne making music his career was an easy choice.
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((WAYNE BENSON/VOCALIST & MANDOLIN PLAYER; NOT HAVING TO WORK ON A FRAMING CREW ANYMORE. AT THAT TIME I WAS DOING CONSTRUCTION WORK))
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The group has won SPGMA's(spig-ma) vocal group of the year for the last three years.
The members will tell you, the reaction from the fans helps bring about the great sound.
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((STEVE DILLING/VOCALIST AND BANJO: WE DO A FEW SONGS THAT YOU CAN LOOK DOWN AND SEE PEOPLE CRYING, SOME OF THESE GOSPEL SONGS WE DO. IT GIVES YOU A FEELING OF SELF SATISFACTION TO KNOW THAT SOMEBODY'S REALLY DIGGING WHAT YOU'RE DOING SO MUCH THAT IT'S EFFECTING THEM EMOTIONALLY.))
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The group says the emotion the fans feel probably comes from the feelings of family the band members have for each other.
They say it's that feeling that comes out in their music.
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Time now for this week's Movie Review with Anna Wentworth.
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"Gone in Sixty Seconds" is an exhilarating movie. The action is non stop and absorbing. The characters are well drawn and easy to care about.
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[Producer will call for VO] Nicolas Cage is Memphis Raines, a car thief who has gone straight for six years. He returns to Long Beach to save his brother Kip who messed up a car theft and as a result, is threatened with death by a very nasty criminal. To save Kip, Memphis has to boost fifty high end cars in one night. He recruits his old friends, most of whom have gone straight, and some of Kip's friends to help. Angelina Jolie is Sway, a former girlfriend who was adept at breaking into cars, now she fixes cars and works in a bar; Robert Duvall's character used to own a chop shop, now he restores classic cars. Reluctantly, they and the others decide to join Memphis for one last heist. Delroy Lindo is a cop assigned to car theft cases who knows Memphis from before and is watching him. The question becomes, will Miami's gang be able to meet the deadline and save Kip before the police figure out what's going on and nab them? The story is simple, but there is a lot going on every minute in this movie. The script is well written with some neat little touches and some lighthearted, even comic moments. The amazing car chases guarantee the pace never slows.
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"Gone in Sixty Seconds" is a good escapist summer movie. Grade B+.
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In sports, some Major League Baseball action -- John Rocker makes his first appearance for the Richmond Braves.
Steve Mason brings us those stories -- plus a look at the highlights in high school baseball, softball and soccer.
Good morning again Steve.
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Inter league play continues in the Majors, and the Avalanche winning streak is over. Here are yesterday's scores.
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One day after the U-S Senate voted down a "patients' bill of rights" for H-M-O reform, Chuck Robb hit the campaign trail on the issue.
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Health care was Robb's first major policy speech of his 2000 Senate campaign.
Reforming HMO care is high on his list of priorities.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: SO MANY WOMEN IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IS THEIR OB-GYN. IN FACT, THEIR OB-GYN IS THE ONLY DOCTOR THAT THEY ACTUALLY KNOW.))
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Robb would like patients to be able to sue H-M-Os for decisions that affect their safety.
Republican George Allen says the ability to sue is a bad idea.
Both candidates favor an independent review board.
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It's an unusual talent -- but for some high school students it could earn them a chance to perform on the David Letterman show.
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These students are competing in the 35 annual Piedmont High School Bird calling contest in California.
The students are judged on their poise, authenticity, appearance -- and of course delivery.
So, of course there was a lot of chirping and shrieking -- as the students tried to out squawk one another.
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Local NASCAR driver Ward Burton has gained a lot of popularity .. so has stock car racing.
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The South Boston native says sometimes he can't believe how the fans flock to him. He also says he doesn't know where the popularity will end. But the local celebrity has many more interests besides his love of racing. He started a wildlife conservation organization in his name.
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((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER: I HAD A REAL STRONG BOND WITH MY GRAND DADDY WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. HE WAS ALWAYS INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND A POLITICAL AGENDA. HIS ENTHUSIASM AND TEACHINGS RUBBED OFF ON ME.))
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Ward Burton is the subject of our Virginia Profile this week. We'll hear more from him tomorrow on News 7 Sunday M(------------) orning.