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Coming up on News 7-
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This is the latest picture of the Air France Concorde-
The latest on the investigation coming up-
Just how does the P-T cruiser fare in crash tests.
Plus they're more than just friends. The wedding tent is in place for Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt-
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: WE PULLED TOGETHER AND DID WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A TREMENDOUS JOB.))
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The Lexington community comes together to honor the fire fighters who tried to save their church.
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It was just last week when the Lexington Presbyterian Church went up in flames. Now the community is overcoming the shock and thanking the men and women who battled the blaze.
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Kate Weidaw was at the ceremony tonight and joins us from the newsroom with more.
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A lot of tears have been shed since the fire but now church members and the community are looking to the future for the Lexington Presbyterian Church. But before any repairs are made they wanted to honor the firefighters who tried to save it.
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It's a day many wish would have never happened. The day Lexington watched flames destroy its historic Presbyterian Church. Now the community is coming together to pray and reflect on the day they lost their church.

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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE CHIEF: I CAN'T TELL YOU THE NUMBER OF TIMES I SAW PEOPLE BRINGING WATER UP AND DOWN THE STREETS TO GIVE IT TO THE FIRE FIGHTERS.))
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Lexington Fire Chief Robert Foresman called it one of the worst fires he ever saw. It took 6 exhausting hours for fire fighters to extinguish the flames, something they train year-round to do. And now the men and women who put their heart into saving the church are being called heroic.

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((BILL KLEIN/PASTOR: IT WAS AMAZED THEY WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE EDUCATION BUILDING I WAS AMAZED IT DIDN'T GET CONSUMED THE WHOLE BLOCK SO I THINK THEY'RE HEROIC.))
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Frances Tolley sat in the same pew with her husband for 56 years. But instead of looking to the past she's looking forward to her future in the church.

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((FRANCES TOLLEY/CHURCH MEMBER: IT'S SAD BUT WE CAN'T SIT AROUND AND BALL AND CRY ABOUT IT WE HAVE TO PICK UP AND MORE ON.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: WHILE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE HAPPY THE FLAMES DIDN'T SPREAD TO OTHER BUSINESSES, QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK.))
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And Pastor Klein reminds his parish that they may have lost a building but it has brought the community closer together.))

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So far the structural engineer has not been in to see if any of the building can be saved.
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In the meantime the church plans to continue to hold service in their annex.


[Pledge]


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The recently-indicted Roanoke Police Officer is out of jail, free on bond tonight.
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Frederick Pledge spent nearly four days in jail. He was released today when his girlfriend's father posted property in Martinsville, clearing the way for his release on 100-thousand dollars bond.
Court papers filed by his attorney this week indicate Pledge has been cooperating with investigators, since they broke it to him on June 9th that he was a criminal suspect.
Pledge was indicted a week ago, accused of racketeering and drug trafficking.
His attorney says Pledge maintains his innocence.
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[NS-Shops]


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More than 200 Norfolk Southern employees will be able to keep their jobs an extra five days.
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Next Friday was supposed to be the last day of work for 228 workers at the East End shops but the railroad has changed that date to August ninth.
Coal exports are now on a rise ..... a possible cause of the furlough delay.
But it's only a delay .. the company cited a decline in the quantity of coal demanded as the reason for the workforce cutbacks.

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Is it ok to spank or shake children in a Foster home?
The public never got a say the first time-
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But now that the state has suspended regulations that would allow spanking and shaking of children in Virginia foster homes-- parents and lawmakers on both sides are sounding off.
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((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: THESE CHILDREN HAVE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS. AND JUST ASKING THEM NOT TO DO THAT SOMETIMES JUST ISN'T ENOUGH TO GET THEM TO STOP AN UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR. THEY QUITE OFTEN ARE CANDIDATES FOR BEING SHAKEN OR PINCHED UNTIL YOU GET THEIR ATTENTION.))
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But a 24 year foster parent doesn't agree.
Same goes for one of the legislature's experts on children's issues.
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((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: IT'S CRAZY! I MEAN IT'S RIDICULOUS. AND NOBODY IT APPEARS IS REALLY FOR IT EXCEPT A CERTAIN GROUP. A SMALL GROUP SEEMS TO BE FOR IT. AND DON'T KNOW WHERE IT'S REALLY COMING FROM. IT SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING THAT WAS SNUCK UNDER THE RADAR AS SOMEBODY PUT IT TO ME. AND ALMOST DELIBERATELY.))
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A public hearing on the new corporal punishment regulations has been scheduled for September 5th in Richmond.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [07/27/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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Investigators are painting a chilling picture of what happened moments before the Air France Concorde crashed Monday.
It may not have just been engine trouble on the ill fated Concorde- but landing gear problems too.
Lee Cowan has the latest on the investigation along with a new picture that shows the plane on fire just as it left the runway.
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((In Paris, the grieving came from around the world to pay tribute to the 113 victims of Tuesday's Concorde disaster. now, another still photo has emerged that shows the jet was already on fire even before it left the runway. it is just another clue that investigators say points to mechanical failure. in addition, debris from the plane was found strewn from the runway all the way to the crash site, including bits of tire on the runway. The French transport ministry announced the Concorde's black boxes revealed not just one but both left engines may have had a problem, and the jet's landing gear may not have retracted on take off. That, they say, is enough evidence to be able to rule out sabotage and probably pilot error as well, in fact, most analysts say the captain did a remarkable job or keeping the jet in the air as long as he did. LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS: GONESSE, FRANCE MAY HAVE BEEN THE LARGEST COMMUNITY NEAR THE CRASH SITE BUT THERE WERE A HOST OF OTHER SMALLER VILLAGES THAT WERE EVEN CLOSER, LIKE HERE IN THELLAY. RESIDENTS HERE ARE COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS.
"LITTLE TO CLOSE... HAD IT GONE MORE HERE IT WOULD HAVE CRASHED THIS WAY, JUST HERE. Analysts do not expect Air France to suffer a significant drop in business revenues from the concorde account for less than 2 percent of overall earnings and few passengers on British Air, who has resumed flying the Concorde are expressing any worry over the plane's safety. Still compensation for the 113 victims could top tens of millions of dollars, something an Air France spokesman has said the airline would pay as a matter of course and has already been paying for victims' funeral expenses. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Gonesse, France.))

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In just a matter of hours- music lovers who burn C-D's off the internet will be left without their tunes.
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((MUSIC .. THAT'S LIFE. THAT'S LIFE.))
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Life for music lovers will change tomorrow afternoon.
A federal judge ordered the website NAPSTER to stop trading copyrighted music online.
The injunction came after musicians claimed NAPSTER violated copyright laws.
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((TO US IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN WALK INTO TOWER RECORDS, STEALING A METALLICA CD AND WALKING OUT WITH IT.))
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But some say shutting down NAPSTER won't stop the craze.
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((ARAM SINNREICH/INTERNET MUSIC ANALSYT: IF YOU CUT DOWN NAPSTER TODAY TWELVE MORE HEADS WILL GROW UP IN ITS PLACE TOMORROW AND THERE'S NOTHING THE RECORDING INDUSTRY CAN DO ABOUT IT THAT'S THE FACT.))
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Music analysts are advising musicians to join in and work with internet companies.
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[Marriage-Tax]


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Republicans found an unsuual way to send their marriage tax bill to the President-
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House Majority leader Dennis hastert handed the bill to a couple in wedding attire- who walked down the Capitol steps and into an awaiting car- which headed for the White House.
The bill would reduce income taxes for married couples- including the 25 million Americans who pay higher rates than they would if they were single.
The President says he'll veto the bill.
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Speaking of marriage, one of Hollywood's hottest couples is getting ready to tie the knot .. and soon.
A publicist confirms Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston will be married this weekend.
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Workers have already put up a huge tent for the event ... along an ocean bluff in Malibu California, just outside Los Angeles.
About 200 people are expected to be invited to witness the exchange of vows.
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A Tech professor is in trouble with the law. Still ahead, he's also out of a job.
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And a judge's ruling leaves 800 children out of a soccer league at this sports camp.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with comments from the Big East football Media day as the Canes get their props. Doug Flutie is the latest big name to suffer a training camp injury. Steve Mason checks in from the Panthers-Lions scrimmage with campers from the Commonwealth. And mark it down on the scorecard with a Dot - tonight on the Big 7.))

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A judge has ruled that eight hundred kids can no longer compete in soccer leagues at a Roanoke County sports camp.
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Roanoke County planners sued Rising Star Sports Camp .. saying it had turned into a commercial day care center .. in an area zoned for agriculture. Judge Diane Strickland brought league games to a stop today -- and also said Roanoke's two athletic teams cannot practice at the camp.
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((OUR LIVELIHOOD IS NOT AT STAKE BUT I DON'T LIKE TURNING AWAY KIDS. I DON'T LIKE TELLING A PARENT OR CHILD THAT THEY CAN'T COME TO MY FACILITY BECAUSE THEY THINK I'M RUNNING A LEAGUE.))
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The camp can continue to run its after school programs as long as the kids learn skills, not just play games.
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[Moonshine]


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A federal moonshining case brought more pleas of not guilty today.
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Four defendants were arraigned in Roanoke federal court this morning. They will remain free on bond until their trial in September.
The indictments follow Operation Lightning Strike, a two- year investigation based in Franklin County. Twenty-seven people are now facing federal charges as a result of the investigation
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Pleading not guilty were Jason Stanley, Leroy Marshall, Shirley Whitlow, and Kenny Cobler (COBB-luhr).
Two other defendants, Rodney Lee James and Autrey Lee Cooper also appeared in court, but they are not yet represen

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A former Virginia Tech professor is charged with using his employee credit card for personal expenses .. about 34-thousand dollars' worth.
George S. Libey was a professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Science department.
Tech cancelled his contract after a Montgomery County Grand Jury handed up the indictment.


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Lee County Community Hospital may be down but it's not out .. after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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Thanks, at least in part to embezzlement on the part of the hospital administrator, the facility is unable to pay its debts.
Bankruptcy Attorney Chip Magee says about 25 people may have to be laid off. The hospital has about 280 employees.
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The acting administrator says the hospital will remain open while it reorganizes its finances and settles more than 5-million dollars in debt.

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There's a different kind of problem at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, but not for long.
The Center is getting rid of its eldercare program to relieve overcrowding.
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The hospital is gradually doing away with the on-site nursing facility over the next year.
After that, the 27-bed space will be used to treat emergency care patients.
The "year-old" hospital has 97 beds.
During busy times, it's been forced to put two patients to a room.
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((VIRGINIA OUSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: THIS AREA IS AN AREA WE CAN EXPAND AND GROW INTO WITHOUT ANY LARGE CONSTRUCTION, MINIMAL CONVERSION DOLLARS...AND SO THAT ALSO LED TO THE DECISION WE HAD TO MAKE.))
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The hospital says NO jobs will be lost.
It's offering to help its elderly patients find new nursing homes.
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Turning Virginia's wind into power. We'll grasp at windmills next on News 7 at 11.
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And one of the country's hottest cars banged up the crash test dummies. Still ahead, how the "P-T" fared in government tests.
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[Lotto]
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[AEP-Turbine]


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A local power company is hoping to harness the wind as a potential new source of energy for area customers.


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Crews for American Electric Power were in Forest today, putting the finishing touches on the first wind turbine in the state of Virginia.
Wind spins the turbine blades, generating electrical energy which is then sent to a nearby substation.
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((LARRY JACKSON/AEP DISTRICT MANAGER: BASICALLY, ALL WE'VE DONE IS JUST TIE IT IN TO OUR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, SO IT COULD HAVE GONE JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. WE ALSO WANTED IT TO BE CLOSE TO A MAJOR HIGHWAY TO MAKE SURE FOLKS KNEW THAT WE HAD THIS WINDMILL, AND ON THE SIDE OF IT, THE TURBINE ITSELF, IT GIVES YOU THE WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN PULL IT UP AND SEE IT.))
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By logging on to "aep-dot-com", customers can see just how much energy the wind turbines produce.
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State police say a traffic stop in Wythe County led to a two-hour foot chase.
Police say a trooper found crack cocaine, marijuana, and lots of money inside a car speeding along I-77.
That when the driver allegedly took off into the woods.
He identified himself as Clifton Johnson after police nabbed him.


[PT-Cruiser-Test]


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The hot-selling new 2001 P-T Cruiser may not be without its safety faults on the highway.
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It didn't fare too well in government front crash tests.
The government says that a driver has a 36 to 45 percent chance of serious injury in a head-on collision when behind the wheel of this retro-looking car.
The Cruiser did better in the test of passengers in head on collisions.
Overall both drivers and passengers fared better in side-impact crashes.
The waiting list for the P-T Cruiser, a crossover between a sedan and compact SUV, extends past the end of the year.
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[Weather] [07/27/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER]
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The Canes get the nod over the Hokies at the Big East media day. We'll check at the Panthers' camp with Steve Mason. And Dot Bolling wins again at the City County. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=75-Pittsford, NY; :00]

The Buffalo Bills lost quarterback Doug Flutie to injury today as he suffered a severe groin pull after slipping while running a quarterback draw in practice. He is out until at least September. Fellow Starter Rob Johnson is also sidelined with a severe stomach virus. That means the Bills have former JMU quarterback Mike Cawley and and rookie Phil Stambaugh as their signal callers.
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[S-East]


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The Big East football media event was held at the Meadowlands today, and the results of the preseason media poll are sure to have Tech fans raising Cane!
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[wipe to pinnacle 1000] Reporters from around the league gave the Miami Hurricanes 15 of the 24 first place votes cast, while the Hokies got the other 9. The biggest disappointment the rest of the way is that West Virginia is considered no better than 6th. As for the Canes they like the favorites' role.
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[talent=mike]
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By the way, the new official Michael Vick web site we introduced you to on Tuesday night, got over 900 hits in its first hour of operation.



[S-Pepper]


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In one other college note, North Carolina's two sports star Julius Peppers is facing misdemeanor assault and battery charges tonight. Police say he got into a fight outside of a 24 hour barbeque restaurant on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. He has an August 28th court date.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL;:00]

In the NFL, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner finally got his contract tonight. Warner, who has been playing for the NFL minimum wage signed a six year $47 million dollar deal with the Rams tonight.
The deal includes $17 and a half million in bonuses.
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[S-Camp]


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The Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers decided to spend some time together this week so players on both teams could get a taste of some outside competition.
Tonight Steve Mason and photographer Mark Hollandsworth check in from Spartanburg, South Carolina with come familiar faces from the Commonwealth.
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The women's city-county golf championship, better known as the Dot Bolling Invitational, wrapped up today with Hot Dot winning yet another title. Bolling, who has now won this tournament six years in a row, also now has 11 overall city-county wins.
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Bolling started today's final round with a six shot lead after shooting an opening round 72 at Ole Monterey.
She came in with a final round 76 on the tight course at Hunting Hills finishing the tournament at 148 for a 9 shot win over Nancy Snodgrass, who finished second at 157.
Up next for Bolling, and her husband caddy Jay is a trip to the Homestead for the Senior Amateur. Bolling won the amateur championship earlier this month.
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((DOT BOLLING/ROANOKE CITY COUNTY CHAMPION: HOPEFULLY HE'LL BE WITH ME NEXT WEEK WHEN I GO TRY TO WIN THE SENIOR STATE AMATEUR. IF I PLAY WELL I CAN WIN THAT ONE AND I'LL BE THE FIRST ONE TO EVER WIN BOTH OF EM.))
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The Roanoke Express picked up an enforcer today as head coach Perry Florio signed 20 year old left winger Nick Jones. The six-one, 201 pounder from Sudbury, Ontario racked up over 200 penalty minutes in his three years of junior hockey. Florio also announced today that Joe Murphy, Steve Sabo and Dion Del Monte will NOT be coming back next season.

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