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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Up next on News 7--
Local help is on the way for flood victims in Southern West Virginia.
We'll have a live report on what volunteers are doing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And just hours after allegedly committing armed robbery and stealing a vehicle, the suspect shoots and kills his passenger.
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A cold front's now pushing through the region which will lead to cooler drier weather for the rest of the week...I'll have your forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is straight ahead.

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[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-25 2:04:33]
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Police are investigating a fatal shooting and robbery in Northwest Roanoke.
They say it all started with a robbery around 11-30 last night at the corner of Aspen and Clifton Streets.
19- year- old Benjamin Chastang says he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint.
Authorites say the suspect left the scene in Chastang's car with a passenger.
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[VO-NAT]
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Early this morning, police found the body of the passenger, 22- year- old Ryan Fisher lying in the yard beside a house in the 12- hundred block of Prillaman Avenue.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
Authorities are searching for the stolen car, a green 19-96 Chevrolet Malibu.
It has the license number Y-R-C-1-1-7-2.

[Willis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A man wanted for questioning in a 12-year-old murder case is back in the Franklin County jail he fled nearly three weeks ago.
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Timothy Wayne Willis did not return to jail from work release the day after Ether Adean Smith's body was found.
Divers found her body inside a metal drum in Philpott Lake.
Authorities say Willis was an acquaintance who was questioned when she disappeared 12 years ago.
He was caught in Cherokee, North Carolina, two days ago.
Now, he faces charges of escaping custody and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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[Flood-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-37]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]


Local volunteers and rescue organizations are fanning across Southern West Virginia today to help flood victims. A devastating storm swept through the region on Sunday leaving behind an estimated 20-million dollars in damage. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us now with more on one town that's reaching out. Rachel?
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Kimberly, an official for the Town of Blacksburg says the devastation is just too close to sit by and watch.
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So to help - - a fleet of town vehicles and employee volunteers are spending two-days assisting flood victims in any way they can.
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(([COVER WITH FLOOD PICTURES]
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((OUR HEARTS WENT OUT TO THOSE PEOPLE JUST IMAGINE WHAT ALL KINDA FEELINGS THEY WENT THROUGH LOSING EVERYTHING THEY HAD.))
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Quick Nats - truck pulling out 30-volunteers get an early start (SUN SHOT) on the two and a half hour trip to Mullens, West Virginia. The Wyoming County town was one of the hardest hit but Sunday's storm.
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((GARY HUFF/BLACKSBURG TOWN MANAGER; WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF OUTREACH AND HOW WE CAN HELP THE COMMUNITY.))
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In addition to manpower, outreach includes many of the town's public works vehicles...dump trucks, loaders and a service truck.
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((WE'LL BE DOING A LOT OF CLEANUP, PLANNING AND ENGINEERING STAFF, WATER AND SEWAGE EXPERTS WERE GONNA TRY AND HELP THEM WITH THEIR UTILITIES.))
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The group will stay overnight at a local hotel and wake-up Thursday to what is sure to be another long day.
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((12 HOURS AT LEAST PROBABLY TILL DARK TILL WE CAN'T WORK ANYMORE.))
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There's certainly no shortage of work to be done and I'm told there was no shortage of employees willing to volunteer their time. Some even had to be turned away because their wasn't any room.
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Kimberly, in addition to the kind of efforts Blacksburg is providing, flood victims are eligible for federal disaster funds and state assistance.

[Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-30 22:57]
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A Montgomery County community is taking the next step in solving long running problems with its water supply.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prices Fork/June 20;]

Officials in Prices Fork voted unanimously to move forward with a water source agreement with Alliant Techsystems in Radford. Last month fecal bacteria was found in the community's raw well water, forcing a boil water order for health concerns.
In the Alliant agreement, water from the New River would be pumped in for the area's 267-customers.
Officials say a pipe system could be up and running by next Fall.
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[Missing-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Police have already searched his apartment, now Congressman Gary Condit may have to undergo a lie detector test.

Authorities are NOT saying what they found, or whether it'll help in their search for missing intern Chandra Levy.


Aleen Sirgany has the latest from Washington.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/D.C. Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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(( TRACK: POLICE WILL NOW BEGIN POURING OVER BAGS AND BOXES CARTED FROM CONGRESSMAN GARY CONDIT'S HOME. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ANY SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE, INCLUDING BLOOD AND HAIR SAMPLES.

SOT: CHIEF CHARLES RAMSEY/DC POLICE 06:31:55

I can't get into any specific in terms of what we recovered, but that doesn't mean we found anything that ultimately turns out to be of significance with this case. That's the whole point of the search.
TRACK: ONE DAY AFTER THE CONGRESSMAN'S LAWYER INVITED THE SEARCH, POLICE WENT IN. THEY USED THE CHEMICAL LUMINOL, WHICH DETECTS BLOOD EVEN ON SURFACES THAT HAVE BEEN CLEANED UP OR PAINTED.

(NAT "EXCUSE ME")


TRACK: CONDIT, WHO HAS REPORTEDLY ADMITTED TO AN AFFAIR WITH LEVY, "WAS" IN THE APARTMENT DURING THE SEARCH. POLICE STILL WANT HIM TO SIT FOR A LIE DETECTOR TEST.

SOT: RAMSEY 06:34:34

There's still discussions going on with mr. condit's attorney, but i do think it's going to happen and i am hopeful that it will happen soon.
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TRACK: POLICE CONTINUE TO SAY CONDIT IS "NOT" A SUSPECT IN THE INTERN'S DISAPPEARANCE... AND THAT THEY ARE SIMPLY FOLLOWING EVERY LEAD TO FIND HER.

SOT: RAMSEY 6:34:05

"I think it is in everybody's best interest that we find out one way or the other whether or not there's any connection between her disappearance and congressman condit." (08)
ALEEN STAND UP: MEANWHILE, A FLIGHT ATTENDENT WHO CLAIMS SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH THE CONGRESSMAN AND THAT HE ASKED HER TO SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT LYING ABOUT IT IS IN WASHINGTON TODAY. SHE'S EXPECTED TO MEET WITH THE U-S ATTORNEY, WHO COULD PURSUE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST CONDIT IF WHAT SHE SAYS IS TRUE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.


))[Wildfires]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A team is investigating the deaths of four firefighters battling a wildfire in Washington State's North Cascades.
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600- more firefighters are heading to the blaze with additional equipment.
Initially, the fire was fairly small.
It exploded to about 25- hundred acres within a matter of hours.
High temperatures and strong winds helped fan the flames.
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Four other firefighters were injured, and had to be airlifted.
Authorities say it's one of the worst losses of life in a wildfire since a Colorado fire in 1994.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up on News 7- is the freedom to decide what is best for your home a good price to pay to ensure a beautiful neighborhood?
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And fertility doctors in Australia want to change a basic conception about pregnancy. We'll have that story after the break.
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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A neighborhood in Lynchburg is being divided in a battle over historic preservation versus home owners rights.


Last night, city council attempted to settle the disagreement, as it voted down a proposal to create a historic district.
Jennifer Miele reports.
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[Fertility]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Australian researchers say they've created a revolutionary technique in fertility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Canberra, Australia;]


They've found a method of fertilizing female eggs WITHOUT the need for male sperm.
Right now, they're testing it on mice.
The procedure uses genetic material from any cell in a person's body, either male or female, to fertilize a human egg.
In tests, scientists have used the technique to fertilize mouse eggs.
The research is said to still be in its early stages.
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[5-Artificial-Heart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
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Last week, doctors in Louisville, Kentucky, extended the life of a dying man by implanting the first self- contained artificial heart.
The procedure could eventually offer new hope to thousands of heart patients who do not qualify for a heart transplant.
So far the device is working well.
That's due in no small part to the contributions of a local company.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more from Radford.
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((
The engineers at Kollmorgen in Radford know first hand the science behind this self-contained artificial heart pump.

That's because the company designed and produced it's motor.
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[IN Q=The motors function in the Abiomed]

(( THE MOTORS FUNCTION IN THE ABIOMED PUMP, IS TO PUMP FLUID AGAINST A FLEXIBLE DIAPHRAGM AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF THAT DIAPHRAGM CAUSES THE BLOOD TO FLOW. THAT'S THE ACTUAL PUMPING ACTION OF THE HEART ITSELF )) [RUNS17]
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((KOLLMORGEN FIRST STARTED BY MAKING MOTORS FOR MILITARY AIR CRAFTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS AND MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS BUT MORE AND MORE EXPANDED TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LIKE CT SCAN AND PROSTHETIC JOINTS)) [RUNS11]
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But designing a motor for the heart wasn't an easy task --because it had to be able to withstand the body's corrosive nature --and compact enough to fit inside the pump.
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[IN Q=It certainly has the heart beat capacity of the natural heart]

((IT CERTAINLY HAS THE HEART BEAT CAPACITY OF THE NATURAL HEART --HOWEVER I DON'T IF KNOW YOU WOULD EVER BECOME AN ATHLETIC PERSON OR DO STRENUOUS THINGS)) [RUNS09]
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But Kollmorgen employees say it's rewarding to know that their work --may help prolong someone's life.
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((I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZES THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR ONE OF OUR OWN LOVED ONES IN THE FUTURE)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=one in the future]


So far, the artificial heart has been a success -- the goal is to prolong a patients life for up to six month.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Radford.))

[Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Although the games in question are seven YEARS away, four people are under arrest for protesting against Beijing's bid for the 2008 Summer Games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


The demonstrators were taken into custody this morning.
In an un- usual show of force, Russian special police troops were deployed to handle the small group of protestors.
They were just across from the International Trade Center where the International Olympic Committee is now in session.
Beijing, China is favored to win the bid for the 2008 games.
The winning city will be announced Friday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up on News 7 - The Virginia Lottery may be trying its luck at a new sort of game -
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And - Julia Roberts opens up about her games of the heart. Don't go away - News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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[11Trash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=bmo]
[TAPE#=01-29 34:52]
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Some southwest Roanoke residents who have had their garbage piling up shouldn't have to wait much longer for relief.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials say garbage piled up along Day, Elm, and Marshall Avenues should be picked up today.
The trash has been sitting there ever since the city made changes to its garbage pickup procedures.
It means some residents must move their trash cans from the alleys to the curb on the streets.
Officials say route adjustments should continue for the next three to four weeks.
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[11VA-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-36 18:43]
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Do you remember when a million dollars still sounded like a lot of money? The Virginia Lottery does and it wishes more players did as well.
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[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery 1991]


Lottery officials say ten years ago, when these pictures were taken, a 20 million dollar Lotto jackpot would attract five or six times the number of players expected to buy tickets for tonight's drawing.
The lottery cites "jackpot fatigue" .. the mega-multi-state jackpots .. for the lessened interest in "only" 20 million.
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[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery;]
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: It's hard for us to understand that. We think a million dollars is a lot of money, but it seems that collectively, the public is not really responding to that in the same way, and hence it's one of the reasons why we're looking at some possible changes for the game.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


One change under consideration is creating what lottery officials call a "Mini Multi-State" game.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kor]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has lost 28 points.

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Nasdaq has dropped 19.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7 - The Steam is under pressure after its latest loss -
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[VO-NAT ]

And - Baseball's 'Iron Man' is THE MAN when it comes to the All-Stars. We'll have details after the break.
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[S-Cal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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Major League Baseball's All-Stars took to the plate last night -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/MLB-Fox Sports;]

In the top of the first - Alex Rodriguez walks over to third base and Cal Ripken, and tells him to play short. Cal declines the offer at first - but Joe Torre signals him over and Cal goes short. Then - the first batter of the night - Luis Gonzalez pops out to third, and A-Rod makes the catch... with a little trouble. In the bottom of the third, Cal gets a standing ovation at the plate.. and he rips a solo homer off Chan Ho Park and gets the curtain call. Ripken- in his 19th and final All-Star game - is named the All-Star game's MVP.
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((IT'S BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF FUN MY WHOLE CAREER. THE ALL-STAR GAMES, I'VE BEEN VERY, VERY FORTUNATE TO GO TO QUITE A FEW OF THEM. BUT I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU THAT THIS ONE IS THEM MOST SPECIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Cal Ripken, Jr./All-Star MVP]
[OUT Q=is the most special]




[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 49:27]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

Negotiations are still underway for ownership of the Express - including those from a LOCAL ownership group who is trying to buy it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Ashby Coleman, who owns Aylett Coleman Realty, is heading up the local team.
Sources close to the negotiations say that Coleman's group has increased its offer to roughly 700 thousand dollars.
Coleman confirmed his group made another offer to current ownership last night.
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[IN Q="we submitted]
[SUPER=01-Ashby Coleman/Potential Express Buyer; :00]

((ASHBY COLEMAN/POTENTIAL EXPRESS BUYER:WE SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL WE FELT WAS A VERY GOOD PROPOSAL, WE ARE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK, IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE OUR FINAL PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME. IT'S VERY GENEROUS TO THEM AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO HEAR BACK. IT WAS THE THIRD OFFER...YES.))
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[OUT Q=......was this the third offer....YES"]
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[S-Lonchar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sma]
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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Attorney Mike Lonchar is the third member of the potential local ownership group that wants to buy the Express. He grew up a Capitals' and Red Wings' fan.
His dream of being involved in some form of sports as a career intensified in law school at Richmond.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Lonchar/Potential Express Buyer; :00]
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[OUT Q=practicing law"]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-103 tc 08:55]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]

The Roanoke Steam has played itself into a do or die situation with last weekend's loss to Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The loss puts the Steam into a situation where it must rely on other teams to get into the playoffs.
A lot of puzzle pieces have to fall into place for the seven and seven Roanoke squad to earn a shot the post season.
First the Steam MUST win its remaining two games.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we need]
[SUPER=01-Steven Jerry/Steam Head Coach;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=Macon to win out]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Roanoke's last home game is this Saturday night at 7:30 against the Lincoln Lightning.

[Roberts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And finally today--
Julia Roberts' love life seems to be what Hollywood movies are made of--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Worldwide Pants, Inc.;]


The actress appeared on "David Letterman" last night to set the record straight about her high- profile break-up with Benjamin Bratt.
Roberts took the opportunity to blast the media for NOT accepting that the couple parted on good terms.
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[SOT 10:32:07]
[IN Q=Not ugly...]
[SUPER=01-Julia Roberts/Actress;]
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[OUT Q=in my life.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roberts says the relationship came to a "kind and tender- hearted end".
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