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[TALENT=Jean]

Tonight on News 7 at Six-- Rubatex fires back at its union.

We'll hear from both sides.
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[VO-NAT]


And new information about what was on-board that plane that crashed in Lexington last week.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports, East Carolina weighs in on the Hokies. Anthony Poindexter talks about the joy of getting back on the field in the NFL.
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[VO-NAT]

And Stacy Compton is also almost back to full strength heading into Richmond this weekend.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Leo]
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After weeks of rain showers.... finally some drier weather moves into our area... I'll have your chilly forecast coming up....

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not over]

[TC: 15:52:28] ((IT'S NOT OVER. AND IT WILL NOT BE OVER UNTIL THE COMPANY GIVES US A FAIR AND DECENT CONTRACT.))
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[OUT Q=and decent contract.]
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[VO-NAT]


Labor disputes at Rubatex rage on.... this time the company takes action against the union.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-23 TC1:49:47]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Rubatex Corporation filed 14 unfair labor practice charges against its union.
The company says union workers antagonized replacement workers and plant managers during their nine month strike.


[Double Boxes=Jennifer and Jean/Newsroom]


Jennifer Miele is in the newsroom with comments from the both sides.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1]


Jean a company filing unfair labor practice charges against its union is rare. The National Labor Relations board will now review those charges and may even launch an investigation.
A Steel Worker's Union representative says the charges are untrue, and some may even be invalid.
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[IN Q=We always put]
[SUPER=01-Johnnie Dodd/Union Representative; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :10]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :35]
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[OUT Q=give us a contract.]
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[IN Q=We always put out]

((JOHNNIE DODD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: WE ALWAYS PUT OUT THE TRUTH TO OUR MEMBERSHIP, WHAT'S GOING ON, AND WE HAVE NO REASON TO LIE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP OR THE COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=or the community.]

[PRE-PRO]
Knowingly making false statements to bargaining unit members is one of 14 allegations that Rubatex has made against local 240.
The company also says the union continued to encourage the harassment of replacement workers...
Falsely disparaged company products at trade shows...
Canceled bargaining meetings without explanation and refused to discuss future dates...
And condoned illegal picket line activity... [END-PRE-PRO]
During their nine months on the line, union members fought to end mandatory overtime and increase retiree benefits. In September they went back to work under terms of their old contract.
They say it was an effort to save the company, and they won't let the company forget that they are working without a contract.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not out]

((JOHNNIE DODD/UNION REPRESENTATIVE: WE'RE NOT OUT HERE VIOLATING THE LAW, WE'RE NOT OUT HERE HARASSING PEOPLE. NOW THE COMPANY MAY NOT LIKE, AND I KNOW THEY DON'T LIKE WHAT WE'RE DOING. BUT THEY'VE GOT AN EASY WAY OUT. AND THE EASY WAY OUT IS TO GIVE US A CONTRACT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=give us a contract.]))
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The U-S-W-A is not planning to issue a response to the allegations, and Jean,
[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer/Newsroom]


the local Union says it will continue to fight for a new contract.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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State police say they may never know if the plane that crashed in Lexington was carrying drugs.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week;]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC20:43]

They say the substance found in the wreckage was so badly contaminated with dirt and oil, that a drug test could not identify it. Investigators say the substance filled about an inch of a large plastic bag. Meantime the medical examiner is waiting for test results showing whether the victims had consumed drugs or alcohol before they crashed.
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[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Investigators say they've found NO evidence that an explosion caused last night's house fire in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;]


43- year old Anthony David Dooley suffered third degree burns after his home in Montvale caught fire shortly before midnight.
Dooley and 30- year old Davis Welch told investigators they were watching television when they heard an explosion.


But investigators say, so far, they've only found evidence of an intense fire.
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[SOT 00:04:34]
[IN Q=Mr. Dooley]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: MR. DOOLEY RAN TO HIS FATHER'S RESIDENCE WHICH IS, I BELIEVE, ACROSS THE ROAD, TO CALL 911. MR. DOOLEY SUSTAINED INJURIES TO HIS FEET AND LEGS AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO RMH.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=to rmh.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dooley is in serious condition... Welch was NOT injured.
This afternoon-- investigators returned to the house with a search warrant after finding what appeared to be an M-16 rifle among the debris.
Authorities say Dooley does NOT have a federal firearms license.
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[Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An 80 year old Martinsville man accused of neglecting and abusing his wife went on trial today.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Prosecutors say Paul Stolbun deprived his wife, Elizabeth, of food, water and medication.
When social services and the health department found the 75 year old woman, she was covered with severe bed sores, bruises and urine.
Social Services attorney Robert Haley was there last November when Elizabeth was discovered.
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[SOT 1:09:45]
[IN Q=I went inside]

((ROBERT HALEY/SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY: I WENT INSIDE TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON BRIEFLY AT THAT TIME. THEY TRIED TO GET HER UP AND CLEAN HER UP. THAT WAS THE TESTIMONY THIS MORNING. SHE WAS IN A SAD STATE OF HEALTH AND CONSENTED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR AND WANTED MEDICAL CARE.))
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[OUT Q=wanted medical care.]
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The defense attorney says Paul Stolbun, a Russian native who speaks limited English, was honoring his wife's wishes. He says Elizabeth did not want medical care early on and wanted to die in her home.
The trial should continue tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The couple's son also faces charges, but authorities haven't found him yet.

[M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Martinsville Police have made an arrest in a two year old murder case.
Authorities charged 56 year old (RAM-sey SHARE-eef) Ramzee Shareef for fatally shooting Richard Lee Ross in 1998.
Shareef's charged with capital murder.
Officers are still trying to figure out a motive.

[Motel-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:26:06]
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Police are looking for the man who robbed a Roanoke motel Saturday night, and today they released a surveillance video they hope will lead them to a suspect.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the man walked into the Extended Stay America on Ferndale Drive around 10 Saturday night. The clerk had left the front desk to use the restroom. The gunman bound the woman with duct tape, before stealing the cash drawer and a safe deposit box.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Police are investigating a rash of recent robberies at local motels, but investigators do NOT believe the same person is responsible for all of the incidents. Police are asking anyone with information on the latest robbery to call Crimeline.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Blacksburg is attracting the attention of the Clinton Administration-- find out why later on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And next-- find out why a biology textbook is creating controversy in Lynchburg's schools.
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[Biology-Book]


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The Lynchburg School Board plans to remove a picture of a woman's genitals from a high school biology book, saying it's too explicit. Tina Tenret explains.
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[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman; :15]
[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jim McCormick/Superintendent; 1:07]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Lynchburg]

(( This is the ONLY picture in the new biology book that labels the OUTER parts of a woman's genitals. Still, the Lynchburg School Board will remove the picture before high school juniors and seniors study the book for advanced biology.
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[IN Q=We don't necessarily]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO BE AS EXPLICIT AS THAT PICTURE WAS TO TEACH EFFECTIVELY WHAT WE TEACH IN BIOLOGY TWO.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=biology two]

The same chapter on human sexuality offers several clinical cross-sections of both men and women, showing different organs further inside the body than these.
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[IN Q=I found nothing]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD: I FOUND NOTHING ABOUT THAT PICTURE TO BE PROFANE OR PORNOGRAPHIC.)) [RUNS:09]
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Only Harry Smith voted AGAINST removing the picture.
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[IN Q=At age 17 and 18]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD: AT AGE 17 OR 18 BUTT BUTT BUTT I THINK THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW. IN FACT I TALKED TO MY DOCTOR EARLIER THIS MORNING AND HE THINKS IT'S A SHAME YOUNG PEOPLE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE THESE PICTURES.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=THESE PICTURES]

The superintendent has not yet decided whether to tear out page 462 or cover it up. The same page explains endometriosis, for example, and pap smears.
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[IN Q=Students will]

((JIM MCCORMICK/SUPERINTENDENT: STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THE INFORMATION. IT'S THE ILLUSTRATION THAT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=NOT BE AVAILABLE]

Two hundred of the textbooks are scheduled to arrive next month. Tina Tenret News7 Lynchburg))

[Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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From a legal standpoint, the state Attorney General's office says Virginia's new corporal punishment regulations for foster parents are okay.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But from a parenting standpoint, Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley says he thinks they are a bad idea.
The regulations were approved by the state Social Services Board in June -- included at the eleventh hour in a stack of regulations the board had reviewed for many weeks.
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[SOT 12:49:03]
[IN Q=My wife]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: MY WIFE AND I WERE FOSTER PARENTS ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO. WE HAD TWO LITTLE BOYS FOR A PERIOD OF A FEW MONTHS, AND I MEAN, MY OWN FEELING IS THAT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WITH FOSTER CHILDREN NOT TO USE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE CHILDREN ARE COMING FROM ABUSED ENVIRONMENTS TO BEGIN WITH.))
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[OUT Q=begin with.]
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[VO-NAT]


32 child advocacy groups spoke out against the new physical discipline regulations.
So last month, Governor Jim Gilmore's social services commissioner suspended her own regulations pending further public comment.
The public comment period ends September 13th.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Optical Cable announced double digit sales growth today.
The company's revenues were up more than 32 percent for the quarter that ended in July. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The major markets were mixed-- the DOW gianed 52-points, but NASDAQ lost 130.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index fell about three-quarters of a point.
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[Cuomo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Blacksburg's legendary Internet-savvy inspired a visit from a top Clinton cabinet member today.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo visited with town and university leaders and local businesses.
He came to learn how the town of 36-thousand became the most wired community in the nation.
The Blacksburg Electronic Village -- a joint effort between Virginia Tech and the town government started in 1991 -- made the Internet available to all citizens.
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[SOT 16:08:11 - :24]
[IN Q=I came down and]

((ANDREW CUOMO/HUD SECRETARY: I CAME DOWN AND WANTED TO SEE IT FOR MYSELF. I HAD HEARD ABOUT IT AND READ ABOUT IT. BUT I WANTED TO GET A FULL UNDERSTANDING MYSELF. AND WE WANT TO WORK WITH OTHER COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SEE IF THEY CAN LEARN FROM WHAT BLACKSBURG IS DOING.))
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[OUT Q=Blacksburg is doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The town estimates that last year, 87-percent of its citizens used the Internet regularly.
Cuomo says he wants to use the Blacksburg Electronic Village as a model for getting other communities, including poor and rural areas, online.
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[Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:15:54]
[GRAPHIC=81 Sinkhole]


Road crews spent the day fixing a sinkhole on I-81 in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


The repairs closed one of the southbound lanes at mile marker 204 near (ray-FEEN) Raphine.
The hole at the edge of the travel lane and shoulder was about seven feet deep, eight feet wide and six feet across.
VDOT says that's relatively small as these things go.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, we'll get up to date for former player of the week and current Raven Anthony Poindexter. Plus, Stacy Compton is on the mend and ready for Richmond.
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[VO NAT CON'T] But are the Hokies ready for East Carolina? The folks from Greenville check in just a moment on the Big 7.
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[S-ECU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Countdown to tomorrow night's steel cage match in Greenville, North Carolina is on. The Hokies head out of town later tonight, and tomorrow they will go through a walk through at Noon at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The folks at ECU have been pointing to this game ever since it was announced, and Michael Vick's arrival in town has the whole team buzzing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MICHAEL...]
[SUPER=01-Steve Logan/ECU Head Coach; :04]
[SUPER=01-Mbayo Ahmadu/ECU Nose Guard; :19]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Was Recruited by ECU; :27]
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[OUT Q=...the most of it."]
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[S-Dex]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-71 1:21:02]
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Former Jefferson Forest and UVa star safety Anthony Poindexter is finally ready to make his mark in the NFL as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00]

At this time, Anthony is the second string strong safety. Dex Got his first taste of live NFL action in the Ravens opening preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is completely healthy after his 1998 knee injury, one in which he tore three of the four ligaments in his left knee.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Right now]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/Baltimore Ravens Safety; :00]

((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/BALTIMORE RAVENS SAFETY:))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....my mind totally"]
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Dex has had a solid start to his pro career. He was in on several tackles against the Eagles and even made an interception and fans can rest assured the old, hard hitting Poindexter is back.
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[IN Q="even]
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[OUT Q=....off any other players"]
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[GO TO PINNACLE FOR NFL] And you catch Poindexter and the Ravens in action this Sunday at one right here on Your Hometown Station as Baltimore shoots for its second straight shutout as the team battles the Jaguars.
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[S-Cowboys]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
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And while Dex will play this weekend, Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman will NOT.
Aikman's ninth career concussion will prevent him from playing against Arizona on Sunday.
Randall Cunningham will start instead. Aikman got the concussion during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.



[S-Compton]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Richmond International Raceway plays host to the Winston Cup circuit this week with qualifying on Friday and start of the Chevy Monte Carlo on Saturday night.
[GRAPHIC=STACY COMPTON]

Stacy Compton hopes to be back and safe in the saddle when as he returns to one of his favorite tracks. Stacy broke his collarbone several weeks ago, but he is definitely on the mend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S ALMOST WELL...]
[SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Melling Ford Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...me a lot."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=04-2000 Season; ]

Stacy finished 22nd at Richmond in the spring, but after a fairly solid start of the season, he says his rookie campaign has been less than he hoped for.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="The year...]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=....TO GET BETTER."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Head Coach Perry Florio has inked another rookie for The Roanoke Express.
20 year old Adam Dewan is from Ontario.
The 6'3" 205 pound left wing played Junior hockey the past three season for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.
Last season Dewan scored 17 goals and 20 assists in 56 games and also registered 152 penalty minutes.

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's still officially summer, but the recent cool temperatures are a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Meredyth/Microwave]

That's why we sent Meredyth Censullo to check out an international conference here in Roanoke that hopes to make life a little easier when Jack Frost settles in ...
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[SUPER=@Meredyth1]
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[OUTCUE= tonight at 11.]
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