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Coming up on News 7-
Higher taxes for people in one local community- and higher pay for teachers there too.
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Tensions are high in Cincinnati- three nights of unrest-
And an intense playoff game at the roundhouse.
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And why it's better for men to have children when they're younger.
News 7 is next.

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((JESSE TUCKER: IT'S THE FIRST STEP TO KEEPING THEM IT'S NOT THE FINAL STEP.))
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The battle between education and higher taxes is over in Bedford County tonight, teachers will see a pay raise.
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Good evening...

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The Bedford County Supervisors approved the pay raise tonight by a vote of 4 to 3.
The good news for tax payers is their real estate tax will go up by just 3 cents instead of the proposed 8 cents.


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Kate Weidaw was at tonight's meeting and joins us now with more.
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It took several different motions from the Board of Supervisors before they settled on approving the 4 point 3 million dollars the school board asked for to increase teacher salaries.
Many teachers say this is just one step in making the county more competitive with other school districts.
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((Only a handful of teachers sat in on the Board of Supervisors vote, many said they were optimistic the raise would be approved. Teachers like Fred Glover at Forest Middle School say the raises are necessary to compete with surrounding counties like Roanoke and Lynchburg.

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((FRED GLOVER/TEACHER: WHAT THIS COUNTY WANTS TO SET AS A PRIORITY WHETHER IT WANTS TO RETAIN COMPETENT AND CAPABLE TEACHERS OR JUST BEING SATISFIED WITH MEDIOCRE.))
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With 10 point 6 percent raise, Bedford County's teacher pay will rank 6th out of the 9 surrounding counties.

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((JESSE TUCKER/PRES. TEACHER ASSOCIATION: IT'S A GOOD FIRST STEP WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGHT AGAIN NEXT YEAR IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER BIG YEAR BECAUSE 10.6 PERCENT DOESN'T EVEN GET US TO THE AVERAGE.))
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But for teachers like Glover the raise boosts morale and makes him want to stay in Bedford County instead of looking for a higher paying job else where.

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((FRED GLOVER: I'VE KIND OF SET ROOTS THE PLACE GREW ON ME SO TO SPEAK AND HERE I AM SECOND YEAR AND I'M PROBABLY GOING TO STAY HERE A GOOD WHILE LONGER.))
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The school board will approve the raises for the teachers sometime next month.
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The three cent tax hike for the county goes into effect immediately so residents should see it on their next bill.


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A vigil tonight for the Roanoke man found dead over the weekend.
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Friends and relatives of Billy Ray Green placed a small cross next to Campbell Avenue.
Green was found dead in the canal that runs along the street.
He had a cut on his head, but so far, no one knows exactly what happened.
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Those at the vigil say they hope the city erects railings along the canal so no one else gets hurt.
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[Cincinnati]


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Cincinnati is in a state of emergency tonight- after three nights of unrest there.
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No one is allowed out tonight until six tomorrow morning.
This is why ... rioting for four days in a row on the streets.
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((THE VIOLENCE ..IT'S RUNNING RAMPANT.))
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Demonstrations started early this week after a white police man shot an unarmed black teenager.
The teen was the 4th black man killed by a white police officer in Cincinnati since November.
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((WE'RE GETTING TIRED OF THEM KILLING US BLACK FOLKS FOR NO REASON.)) ((NOW THE PEOPLE OF CINCINNATI ARE SO FED UP, THAT THEY'RE SO ANGRY AND EVERYBODY'S HURTING INSIDE AND NOW THEY'RE LASHING OUT.)) [**NO SUPERS**]
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Anyone caught roaming the streets tonight will be arrested.
The mayor says he may ask the state to call in the national guard.
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[China-Plane]


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A hero's welcome for the 24 U-S spy plane crew members back from China.
The men and women were greeted by bands, cheering crowds and the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest.
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((They were all smiles on the flight from China to the United States. And shortly after their Air Force jet landed in Honolulu, it was obvious the 24 servicemen and women were happy-- even overjoyed-- to be home. Shane Osborn: "The first thing is were definitely glad to be back, and second, we want to assure the families and loved ones of these fine crew members they're all healthy, miss them very much (chokes up) and ready to get home." Shane Osborn was the pilot of the ill-fated spy plane flight. He's being called a hero for safely landing the crippled plane. On the flight to Guam, he talked about the accident, and it was apparently worse than anybody thought. With two engines out, the plane went into an almost inverted 8-thousand foot dive. Tom Pinardo/ Continental Pilot: "During that period of time they thought about jumping off the airplane, preparing for evacuating the airplane, then they came, got the airplane under control and thought about ditching." Osborn literally muscled the plane to a safe landing. At the White House, President Bush welcomed the crew home. Crew in Pearl Harbor for checkups and debriefings, will fly to Washington for a huge welcome home with family members-- and hopefully be at their individual homes by Easter Sunday. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Hawaii.))

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The lines are drawn.
The votes are in.
Virginia's House and Senate signed off on their own redistricting plans today.
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The Republican majority says it's the closest Virginia's ever come to the one man, one vote principle.
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((DEL. JACK RUST/R-FAIRFAX: I HOPE THAT AFTER THE RANCOR OF THE PAST TWO DAYS, AND THE DIFFICULTIES THAT THIS DECENTENNIAL PROCESS INVOLVES, THAT WE'LL BE BACK TOGETHER AS A LEGISLATURE UNDER THE NEW BILL.))
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Democrats who've been squeezed into districts with other incumbents say the party will survive, with or without them.
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((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: BAD NEWS IS CANCER OR CAR WRECKS. THIS IS NOT BAD NEWS. WE'LL DEAL WITH THIS.)) ((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I DEFINITELY, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT INTEND TO RUN AGAIN-- UNLESS MY PARTY NOMINATES ME. laughter))
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That could mean a showdown with Republican Bo Trumbo in 2003.
Senator Marye says he's unlikely to move to Fairfax, where his Senate district was transported.
Marye says that would be like the Beverly Hillbillies moving to L-A.
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[2001-Campaigns]


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Democrat Mark Warner says he's raised 5-point-4 million dollars so far in his bid for governor this fall.
Republican John Hager's staff says he'll file a report Monday showing only about 1 and half million raised.
Republican Mark Earley's campaign was giving NO indications today on his dollar total.
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But while Earley was taking another day off from the Attorney General's office to campaign in Charlottesville, a group of Republican lawmakers rallied to his cause at the State Capitol.
They say Earley now has the momentum over Hager for the G-O-P nomination.
Roanoke Senator John Edwards got a similar nod from some fellow Democrats in his bid for Attorney General.
Edwards has lined up seven senators and six delegates.
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Danville Delegate Whitt Clement is also in that race for the Democratic Attorney General nomination... as is Richmond Delegate Don McEachin and Richmond attorney Sylvia Clute.
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In just a few weeks, Timothy McVeigh's execution will be broadcast on closed-circuit television.
Details next on News 7.
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And later, the man convicted of stallking tennis star Martina Hingis learns his fate.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight, The Roanoke Express and Toledo Storm battled in game three of their E-C-H-L playoff series tonight at the Roundhouse, The Boston Bruins fire head coach Mike Keenan and Michael Vick was in San Diego today working out with Charger quarterback Doug Flutie.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[McVeigh]


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Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh will be put to death- in less than five weeks-
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And some of the victims relatives will be able to see the execution on closed circuit television.
U-S Attorney General John Ashcroft says the 250 survivors and families of victims will be allowed to witness McVeigh's death.
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((JOHN ASHCROFT: THE BROADCAST WILL USE THE LATEST ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED WITH STATE OF THE ART VIDEO CONFERENCING OVER HIGH SPEED DIGITAL TELEPHONE LINES. FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY RECORDING OF THE EXECUTION.))
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At least one media outlet is suing for more access- and even McVeigh has suggested more exposure- like a nationally television execution- But that won't be allowed.
McVeigh will be put to death at the Federal Prison in Indiana- next month.
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[Accidental-Shooting]


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Yesterday's skeet shooting accident has taken a deadly turn. The 12 year old boy shot in the head has died.
It happened as Matthew Strange of Charleston, South Carolina was visiting relatives in Pittsylvania County. The sheriff's department says he was accidentally shot by his 10 year old brother.

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Deputies say an argument may have led a Bedford County woman to shoot her ex-husband this morning.
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It happened in their Montvale mobile home.
Deputies say 32-year-old Angelia Michelle Bowles called authorities and told them she shot her husband in the stomach as they struggled for the gun.
46-year-old Walter Lester Morris is in critical condition.
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Bowles is charges with malicious wounding and use of a firearm.
She being held in jail without bond.

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Another domestic incident, this one in Campbell County.
Now a man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attacked three people with a knife last night.
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Police were called to this home on Reynolds Drive just before nine.
That's where they say 51- year- old James Murrell had stabbed his former girlfriend, 45- year- old Ella Ma Brown.. in the face and neck eight times.
Murrell also allegedly stabbed Brown's 21- year- old son Shannon and a friend, 39- year- old Kirk Burton.
Police aren't sure how, but Murrell also suffered a stab wound to his throat.. he's hospitalized in serious condition.
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Police don't know for sure, but they think a cell phone may be to blame for a fatal auto accident.
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Investigators say the driver of the black pickup truck veered off route 24 near Rustburg, in Campbell County this afternoon. The pickup struck a fence and a telephone pole, killing the driver on impact.
Authorities found a cell phone in his hand and say it's possible he was distracted while using the phone and ran off the road.
The victim's name has not been released.
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Did Norfolk Southern break promises made before the Conrail Merger?
Some legislators want to find out.
That's just one story still ahead on News 7.
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[Lottery]

[Hingis-Stalker]


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A man who stalked tennis star Martina Hingis has been sentenced to two years in prison.
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The Sentence was handed down today by a judge in Miami-
46 year old (Do-BRAV-ko RAY-cheh-VICH) Dubravko Rajcevic says he's not happy.
The sentence includes an order for the man to stay away from the tennis tar.
(Ray-cheh-VICH) claims he was only trying to romance Hingis.
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[Painter]


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A Blacksburg lawyer appears in a Montgomery County court today, not as counsel, but as a defendant facing felony charges.
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54-year-old Joe Painter is accused of deliberately setting brush fires to new housing construction behind his home... the prosecution says they have video of him in the act.
But instead of starting his trial today, as part of a plea agreement, Painter pled guilty to two misdemeanors and no contest to three others.
His suspended sentence includes 5-years probation, an order to pay 75-hundred dollars restitution and an agreement to write letters of apology.
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[Cole]


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A woman showed up for sentencing in a Salem courtroom today .. to hear she's going to jail. Only it's not really a sentence, and no one knows for how long.
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Kelly Cole does not contest stealing 71- thousand dollars as a Kroger cashier.
Today, her attorney said he'd only recently come to question her mental state. Tony Anderson mentioned certain phone calls Cole had made, but declined to say what prompted him to ask for a mental competency evaluation.
Judge Richard Pattisal granted the request, saying he would lock Cole up to "ensure that she's available for this evaluation".
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Norfolk Southern is about to close its only remaining freight car repair shop in Pennsylvania.
Legislators there want to know why.
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At a hearing there today, NS officials explained the Conrail merger did create problems, but a slowing economy forced them to make cutbacks.
One union leader here says he's just impressed someone is standing up for people who lost their jobs.
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[PRE PRO]
In response, Delegate Dick Cranwell told News 7, "All of us who hold an elected office are concerned about the economy in the Roanoke Valley -- but facing the railroad head to head is futile. Instead, we're working to bring other jobs and other industry to the Valley."
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Legislators in Pennsylvania will have another chance to prod N-S officials for information at a hearing in two weeks.

[Men-Children]


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It's usually women worried about having children before they reach a specific age-
Now there may be reason for men to start families early.
Researchers say older fathers are more likely than younger ones to have children with Schizophrenia.
Previous research suggested children of older fathers are at risk for some birth defects and cancers-
Now a study found, men who fathered children at ages 45 to 49 were twice as likely as those under 25 to have schizophrenic children- and men 50 and older were three times as likely.
The reason- sperm de-generation.
During a man's lifetime sperm cells divide hundreds of times- each time with a slight risk of genetic defects.



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The Roanoke Express and Toledo Storm hooked up in game three of their E-C-H-L playoff series and Michael Vick works out in San Diego.
But first our Extra point.
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[SUPER=75-Cooperstown, NY/WRGB; :]


They disappeared from the Baseball hall of fame nearly 30 years ago. Now, four baseballs signed by former presidents of the 19-th century have been rediscovered.
The Baseballs considered priceless were stolen from the Hall of Fame in 1972. They were recovered by the F-B-I this week.
They were signed by William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover.
And here are tonight's numbers.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express played game three of it's best of five first round ECHL playoff series with Toledo tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Steve Mason joins from the Round House with all of tonight's playoff action Steve.
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(Rolllcue:the express losses game 2 4 to 3. )
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[S-NHL]


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Mike Keenan's days in Boston are over.
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The Bruins confirmed today that the team will not pick up the two year option on Keenan's contract.
Newspaper reports say that assistant coach Peter Laviolette will be elevated to head coach.
The 51 year old Keenan coaches by intimidation and that reportedly didn't go over well with the players. His case was further hurt when the Bruins failed to make the playoffs.
Keenan took over the job when Pat Burns was fired by Boston 8 games into the N-H-L season.
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[S-AVS]


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The Salem Avalanche dropped another one at Salem Stadium last night.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans scored a run in the top of the first and that was enough as the Pelicans beat the Avalanche 1 to nothing.
Salem remains at home opening a three game weekend set with Frederick.

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Milwaukee's Jose Hernandez tied a 31 year old franchise record with 7 R-B-I's in the Brewers 12 to 4 win over the Houston Astros.
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Jeff Bagwell in the dugout waiting his turn at the plate.
The Brewers led 2 to 1 after four but Houston's Julio Lugo gets all of this pitch sending it over the leftfield wall for a solo homer and the game was tied at 2 to 2 heading to the fifth.
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Hernandez got the majority of his R-B-I's in the bottom of the fifth with this Grand Slam homer and the Brewers cruise to the 12 to 4 win over the Astros.
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[S-A's]


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In Oakland, The Seattle Mariners completed their first three game sweep pounding the A's 7 to 3.
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Seattle is off to a franchise best 7 and 2 start.
In the bottom of the second Oakland's Eric Chavez sends this pitch deep over the rightfield wall off Jamie Moyer and the A's took the early 1 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Seattle/7/Oakland/3/;]


The Mariners answered in the top of the third Edgar Martinez take's A's starter Tim Hudson deep over the left field wall for a three run homer and the Mariners hold on for the 7 to 3 win.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.

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Michael Vick took his workouts to California yesterday.
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Vick was in San Diego yesterday working out with some of his future teammates if he is chosen by the Chargers in the first round of the N-F-L draft.
It's the same workout Vick has taken part in the past few weeks but this time he was watched closely by Doug Flutie, who expects to be the Chargers starting quarterback this season.
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Toledo beats the Express at the Roundhouse. More later on Mornin.

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Denver quarterback Brian Griese has agreed to a new deal with the Broncos.
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Greise, who emerged last season as one of the N-F-L's best young quarterbacks, received a deal worth 39 million dollars and includes a signing bonus of just over 12 point 5 million.
He threw for over 26-hundred yards and 19 touchdowns and four interceptions in 10 games last season.
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