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Coming up on News 7-
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Roanoke City Council votes on a bond issue that could help replace Victory Stadium .. if it's approved. We'll have the outcome.
Chandra Levy's computer leads police to a Washington park.
and a piece of civil war history is plucked from the ocean.
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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((I KNOW IT'S LEGAL, BUT LEGAL DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT.))
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A bond issue that includes millions to replace Victory Stadium comes up for a vote... and comes up one vote short.
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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.[Bond-Vote]


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It may prove to be a temporary setback for supporters of the plan, but tonight Roanoke City Council failed to approve a 31- million dollar bond issue.
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Joe Dashiell is here tonight with more on the surprising vote, and the prospect for a reversal.
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Jean, City Council needed four votes to approve the bond issue, but with two council members absent, one member voting against the proposal, and the mayor not voting at all... the bond issue came up one vote short.
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[IN Q=Council members had approved]
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[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; :09]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :21]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :48]
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[OUT Q=where all seven members can be present.]


((Council members had approved the projects back in June, so city officials were surprised by the opposition.
But Alvin Hudson wanted a referendum.
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[IN Q=I'm not against curbing and guttering]

((I'M NOT AGAINST CURBING AND GUTTERING AND THE THINGS THAT'S IN HERE. I'M AGAINST THE WAY IT'S BEING PRESENTED.))
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[OUT Q=the way it's being presented.]


Mayor Ralph Smith was concerned with the amount of debt the city is incurring.
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((WE HAVE SUDDENLY GOT ON THIS WISH LIST, THAT WE'RE DOUBLING AND HEADING TO TRIPLING THE DEBT OF THIS CITY AND YES WE CAN DO IT. THE COUNCIL CAN LOOK GOOD WITH ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL THINGS WE DO, BUT WE'RE LEAVING THAT DEBT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.))
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[OUT Q=for the next generation.]


About half of the proceeds from the bond issue were earmarked for the facility that will replace Victory Stadium.
City officials are hopeful that plans for that project and the other improvements included in the bond issue will not be sidetracked.
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[IN Q=We will clearly bring this item back]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WE WILL CLEARLY BRING THIS ITEM BACK TO THE COUNCIL AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN, AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE AT A MEETING WHERE ALL SEVEN MEMBERS CAN BE PRESENT.))
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When that will happen is unclear... the city attorney will have to research whether council can just take another vote.... or must advertise another public hearing.
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In any event Jean, tonight's vote added another surprising wrinkle to the long-running debate over Victory Stadium.

[SCLC]


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Tonight, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference leveled charges of brutality against the Roanoke Police Department, and the Roanoke City Sheriffs Department.
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Board Chairman Jeff Artis told city council the organization has investigated reports that two men were beaten following their arrest for being drunk in public.
Artis says the group wants to bring in the Justice Department.
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((JEFF ARTIS: WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AND WE WANT THE FEDS TO COME IN AND INVESTIGATE AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS, AND WHILE AT THE SAME TOKEN LOOK AT THE PRACTICE THAT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE HERE IN THE CITY WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS AND DRUNK IN PUBLIC ARE ARRESTED AND TAKEN DOWNTOWN AND HAVE THE DAYLIGHTS BEAT OUT OF THEM.))
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[OUT Q=the daylights beat out of them.]
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Tonight, Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham said she has "utmost confidence" in the police and sheriffs departments, but said the city will evaluate the S-C-L-C complaint.

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In other news from City Hall, Roanoke's city manager is asking for more time, and patience, to make the city's new trash collection system work properly.
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Darlene Burcham defended the changes before City Council this afternoon .. and said she is confident the system is starting to work.
It hasn't worked entirely as planned for the first two weeks. Some residents reported garbage piling up outside their homes.
Some City Council members wondered if the changes were the best way to go, but for now, the new system will continue.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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Eight hours may mean the difference between going to prison and going free for a 15-year-old accused of capital murder.
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Alexander Hudson was 14 when he was arrested for the robbery and murder of a Rocky Mount man.
Authorities say that on New Year's Eve, Hudson and two friends used a shoelace to strangle 61-year-old Ralph English in his bed.
Hudson's attorney claims the boy's been held too long without trial.
The judge released him from jail to his parents' custody yesterday... just 8 hours past the deadline for a speedy trial.
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((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/HUDSON'S ATTORNEY: IF THE COURT RULES THAT HE WAS NOT TRIED WITHIN THE 5 MONTH PERIOD, THEN THE COMMONWEALTH IS BARRED FROM FURTHER PROSECUTION AND THE CASE IS DISMISSED. ))
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The judge will decide Wednesday whether Hudson will be prosecuted.
That's when his trial was scheduled to begin.
Prosecutor Cliff Hapgood says that according to case law.. the boy is STILL getting a speedy trial.
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[Wythe-Rape]


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A truck driver from Arkansas is charged with raping a woman in his rig yesterday, along Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
33-year-old Gerald Darnell Green allegedly picked up the victim and her boyfriend as they were hitchhiking.
Green reportedly dropped the woman's boyfriend off after telling him he needed him to change a tire, then raped the woman who was sleeping in the truck's sleeper compartment.

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A 40 year old was shot by a police officer over the weekend. Now the man's mom wants to know why the officer opened fire.
It happened on Route 460-
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Frieda Hall says her son Eric was pulled over early Saturday morning.
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Hall says her son questioned Officer Riley Meador (Med-dor) about being pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving and that the officer used pepper spray and hit Hall on the back of the knees. Hall says when the officer came toward her son, he hit the officer with a flashlight.
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((FRIEDA HALL/VICTIM'S MOTHER; HE SAID HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING AFTER THAT WHEN I CLUNKED HIM ON THE HEAD THE NEXT THING I KNEW HE JUST PULLED OUT HIS GUN AND SHOT ME RIGHT HERE.))
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Hall has undergone surgery- He's in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The Roanoke County Police Chief says he's awaiting results of a State Police investigation. Officer Riley (Med-or) Meador is on administrative leave with pay.
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[There is an anchor tag!]
Police in Washington DC say missing Intern Chandra Levy was on her computer for several hours the day AFTER she was last seen.
Investigators say she got directions to a Washington Park- and that's where police searched today.
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((CHIEF RAMSEY: W'RE JUST SEARCHING A LOT OF AREAS WE DOING AS EXTENSIVE SEARCH AS POSSIBLE.
On Foot and on Horseback police searched the Rock Creek park- Police say they found several small bones, but they believe they're animal remains.
Police say Levy used her computer to get directions to this mansion.. which is in the park-
The mansion is not far from Levy's apartment and even closer to the home of Congressman Gary Condit.
Meanwhile police today say they still haven't seen the results of a private lie detector test Condit arranged for himself. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS ASKED WHERE THE FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS SHOULD'VE BEEN ASKED. WE DON'T KNOW HOW THE POLYGRAPH EXAMINER COULD'VE DONE THE TEST WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS IN THE CASE.
It's been 77 days since Levy disapepared.. her parents are back home in California. FATHER: OF COURSE STILL MIND ALLOWING CHANDRA HARD TO HARD EVERYTHING LIKE WE WOULD DO OTHERWISE.. WE THINK ABOUT IT FOR ELEVEN WEEKS .. WE NEED TO GET AWAY FROM IT FOR AWHILE.))
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Police say they still don't know what happened to Levy.. but they say after combing the city they're not sure how much more they can do.

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His lawyer says Robert Downey Junior can still take some acting jobs, but plans to focus on recovery while in drug treatment.
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Downey cut a deal on his drug charges.
Prosecutors dropped a third charge against him after Downey pleaded no contest to possessing cocaine and being under the influence.
Judge Randall White sentenced Downey to live in drug rehab for a year- Downey also received three years probation and must submit to random drug testing.
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((JUDGE RANDALL WHITE/RIVERSIDE COUNTY: THIS IS NOT A GIFT OF THE COURT. THIS IS GOING TO BE HARD WORK.))
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The judge warned Downey could go to prison for up to four years if he violates the deal.
Today's deal was struck under a new California law which replaces prison time with rehab for NON-violent drug offenders.
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100 new jobs on the way, for a region that needs them. That story is still ahead.
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And raising Civil War history from the depths of the Atlantic. We have the ironclad facts, next.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office highlights from Game three of the Kinston-Salem series. We'll also check in with the Steam which got back to work tonight. The WNBA all-star game was the top attraction in Orlando this evening and the new Express owners have begun the healing process in the community. Details coming up o

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For the first time since the Civil War, a part of the U-S-S Monitor ship sees the light of day.
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It was an historic moment off the North Carolina coast.
The 30-ton steam engine from the ship was lifted from the water.... It took a crane aboard a 300-foot barge to raise the engine from the ocean.
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((NO REAL DAMAGE DURING THE LIFT. IT WAS SUBJECTED TO A LOT OF STRESS AND STRAIN BUT ALL THE LINKAGE AND I THINK IT WILL MAKE A BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM PIECE SOME DAY.))
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To prevent corrosion, transporters are constantly bathing the engine on its trip to the Mariners Museum in Newport News.
The Monitor sank during a storm while being towed to North Carolina in December 1862.
It took part in the historic battle with the Confederate ship "Merrimac" .. the first sea battle between two ironclad ships .. forever changing naval combat.
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[Tazewell-Jobs]


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A new call center in Tazewell County means 100 new jobs... good news for the region hit hard by last week's floods.
A company called VeriSign Incorporated, a provider of Internet trust services, will establish a call center near Bluefield.
The company secured a 74-thousand dollar grant from the Governor's Opportunity fund for site preparation.

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Roanoke police are asking for your help in locating two people with outstanding warrants.
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25-year old Michael Anthony Branch and 31-year old Loretta Lynn Hurt are wanted for obtaining money by false pretense. Police say they used computer-generated fake paychecks to obtain money from several area businesses.
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[Take Pinnacle FS]
If you have information on where they are, you are asked to call the Roanoke City Crime Line at 344-85-hundred.

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[Crime Prevention]


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Meantime, the City of Roanoke is sending a "sign" to criminals .. that crime is not welcome.
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The City erected its Certified Crime Prevention "status welcome" sign in a ceremony today.
In March, the City of Roanoke was one of only two jurisdictions to receive the award throughout the Commonwealth.


This award recognizes Roanoke nationally as a leader in community safety.
City officials say the award will not only benefit people in Roanoke but those thinking about coming here too.
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[SUPER=01-Joseph Benedetti/Director of Dept. of Criminal Justice]

((Joseph Benedetti/Director of Dept. of Criminal Justice; FOR THEM TO EITHER COME AND SETTLE, OR TO BRING IN A BUSINESS, OR JUST TO VISIT. SO I THINK IT HELPS AND WE HOPE IT HELPS A WHOLE LOT.))
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To obtain this status, the city had to meet twelve standards relating to services for citizens and businesses.
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[Diabetes]


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Diabetics have to be extra careful when it comes to taking care of their feet.
That's because they are more prone to develop foot problems if they're not properly controlling their diabetes.
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Connie Page suffers from charcoat (Sharko) joint. It's a condition in which the ankle collapses because of nerve damage --a result of diabetes.
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((CONNIE PAGE/DIABETIC:MY FOOT WAS TWISTED AND IT WAS DIFFICULT IN WALKING AND THIS RIGHT FOOT BEGAN TO LEAN))
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Page can only wear this pair of specially made shoes --because it's the only way to prevent her condition from getting worse.
She's say she wishes doctors had warned about the importance of proper foot care.
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((WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BASICALLY DON'T ANYTHING AS DIABETIC TO YOUR FEET --THAT INCLUDES YOUR NAILS AND ESPECIALLY THE NAILS BECAUSE WHEN YOU START GET THICK FUNGAL NAIL --SO MANY TIMES WE DO AMPUTATIONS ON PEOPLE AND ALL THEY DID WAS TRIM THEIR NAILS A LITTLE BIT OR CLIP NAILS BACK OR GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES))
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Doctor Wimbish say once there's a problem it's hard to reverse it --so it's important that diabetics control their blood sugar level to avoid foot problems.
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You've probably heard of Warner, and Earley ... but how about Redpath? Still ahead, the OTHER candidate on the ballot for Governor.
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And Virginians buy more booze .. and that means more money for the Old Dominion.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Libertarians]


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Who are the three candidates on the ballot for governor this fall?
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[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Well, Bill Redpath is the one you probably don't recognize.
Redpath is the Libertarian candidate -- the first candidate to petition his way onto the ballot for governor since 1977 -- and the first Libertarian ever on the ballot for governor of Virginia.
His major issue is electoral reform.
He'd elect the state Senate from a slate of candidates from all over the state, based on their issues.
He'd let voters put their own issues on the ballot.
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((BILL REDPATH/L-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHAT WAS SAID BY POLITIICIANS 35 OR 40 YEARS AGO WOULD NOT PASS -- THEY'D GET BOOTED OUT OF THAT BUILDING TODAY FOR SAYING THINGS THAT WERE STANDARD FARE 35 OR 40 YEARS AGO. AND I THINK THAT THINGS DO CHANGE, THEY JUST CHANGE SLOWLY.))
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[OUT Q=They just change slowly.]
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The Fairfax County financial anaylst has a running mate.
Gary Reams wants to turn the race for lieutenant governor into a referendum on marijuana legalization.
Reams calls his campaign "a reef-erendum."
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[Geisler]


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In other campaign news, a Carroll County lawyer says he wants to follow in his father's footsteps...all the way to Richmond.
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[SUPER=403-Hillsville;]

Today G-O-P Brett Geisler (Geese-ler) announced his candidacy for the 10th District House of Delegates. The former teacher and volunteer firefighter faces five-term Democrat Ward Armstrong. Geisler's father Jerry is a former member of the General Assembly.
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[Bryant]


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In the 23rd district, three-term state delegate Preston Bryant wants to make it four.
The Lynchburg Republican announced today he'll seek re-election.
So far, he has no opposition.
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We'll check in with the Avalanche, the Steam, and the Express. Plus, have some highlights from tonight's WNBA all-star game in Orlando.
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[SUPER=03-Aux-Les-Bains, France;]


First in tonight's Extra Point - Russian rider Sergei Ivanov won the 115 mile 9th stage in three hours, 57 minutes and 48 seconds.
Two-time defending champion Lance Armstrong was 32nd, finishing 24 seconds behind Ivanov.
Australia's Stuart O'Grady retained the overall leader's yellow jersey.
Five grueling mountain stages through the Alps and Pyrenees are coming up over the next six days.
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The WNBA stars were in the spotlight of Orlando tonight as they invaded the "O-Rena" for the league's 3rd annual all-star game.
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[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :00]

Not surprisingly, the game was a complete party atmosphere in central Florida. The West which has won the other two all-star game in league history was tough early on as Tamika Dixon drives of the right side and scores. Then veteran Lisa Leslie, who was not voted in as a starter made her point and her mark with a dozen points in the first half. She also had 6 blocks. The West had a superior size advantage, but the East had the playmakers - watch former UVa great Dawn Staley create in the paint and score two for the East.
[super=33-West Stars/80/East Stars/72;]

Washington Mystics star Nikki McCray would get this hoop in transition, but the West stars win another one as they take it 80-to-72.
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[S-Avalanche]


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Kinston's dominance of Salem is over ... at least for one game. The Indians were hoping to sweep the Avalanche in a three game series at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche;]


Kinston had beaten the Avs in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.
Salem had a three to nothing lead going into the third, but Jhonny Peralta's single up the middle ends Kinston's scoring drought.
Still in the third, Salem's Seth Taylor bobbles Troy Cameron's hit, another Kinston run scores and the Indians are closing in.
[SUPER=37-Kinston/5/Salem/6/Final In 12 Innings;]


Kinston put five runs on the board in the third inning, but Greg Catalanotte hit a solo shot in the 12th to give Salem the 6-to-5 win.
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[S-Fred]


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Fred McGriff proved today that winning isn't everything. McGriff was traded last week from his last place Devils Rays to the first place Cubs. But because his contract has a no-trade clause in it - McGriff had the right to turn down the trade. He took five days to think about it and then said no thanks but no thanks.
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McGriff has been hitting 329 with 18 homer this season while playing in his hometown.

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The Roanoke Steam's playoff hopes ended Friday night at the hands of the Lincoln Lightning.
Now the Steam is working to end the season at the 500 mark with a win this Friday in Norfolk.
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Roanoke is seven and eight on the season, a vast improvement over its first year record of three and 13.
While play has improved, first year head coach Steven Jerry says looking back he regrets not expecting more from his players at the beginning of the season.

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The ECHL team owners still have not given formal approval to the sale of the Express. ECHL officials told us this afternoon that right now no timetable is in place for that vote. But Steve Mason say all involved with the team busy not only building excitement, but also healing old wounds.
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[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Veteran Goalie; :44]
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[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; 1:50]
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((The ride the old Express owners took when they purchased the Express started out smooth but was rocky over the last two seasons. One reason, poor management. But fans were concerned that the owners were rarely seen at games and, aside from Mark Fackrell were not visible in the hockey community. ((:))
On the ice, the players were focussed on their job of reaching the playoffs each and every year of the team's existence, but some off ice problems that they say can be traced back to the owners did have an affect on moral. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Perry Florio is quickly developing a reputation around the league as an effective recruiter. He has also worked hard in the last few days securing a contract for himself. ((:)) Florio should get the players, but he cannot make two thousand more fans come out or bring back the corporate businesse

s that left a few years ago. But the Express booster club says give the new owners a chance.))[ABC-Sales]


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Virginians are saying yes to hard liquor more than ever before.
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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reports record sales for the fiscal year that just ended.
Virginia stores sold 382-million dollars worth of liquor -- up 27-million dollars over the year before.
It means 172 million dollars in annual profit goes into the state General Fund. (------------)