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Coming up-
The F-B-I is supposed to track things down.. so how come it can't keep track of it's own stuff?
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Fire at a Roanoke Mall tonight- We'll have details coming up.
Two popular minivans fail a crash test.
And talk about pigging out. It's hog heaven for these guys.
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News 7 is Next.

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Fire chases customers from a Roanoke Valley Mall tonight.
Now managers are assessing the damage.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening...

[Tanglewood-Fire]


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Flames broke out inside the T-J Maxx Store at Tanglewood Mall just after seven tonight.
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The fire was contained to merchandise in a storage area on the second floor of the store.
But the blaze spewed smoke into the rest of the store and other parts of the mall.
Firefighters credit sprinklers and thermal imaging cameras for getting the flames out quickly.
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((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF; WE DID USE THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS TO FIND THE FIRE VERY QUICKLY AND TO ELIMINATE IT IN OTHER AREAS.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie King/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief]
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One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion, but no customers or staff were hurt.
Firefighters don't know yet how the blaze started.
The mall's marketing manager says T-J Maxx hopes to re-open tomorrow, if smoke and water damage can be cleaned up in time.
The rest of the mall will be open normal business hours.
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[FBI-Missing]


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The FBI.. It's supposed to be a top notch organization... known for tracking down criminals.
So how come the FBI can't seem to keep track of it's own belongings?
New reports that the F-B-I is missing at least one laptop computer and 4-hundred weapons.
Stephanie (LAMB-i-dakis) Lambidakis has the story.
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[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General; : :09]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :24]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lambidakis/Reporting; 1:15]
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((On Tuesday... the Attorney General was giving the FBI a pep talk... but telling them in essense... he's had enough of their mistakes. ASHCROFT FROM FBI SPEECH:
"The problem of the Hanssen case joins the difficulty with the files in the McVeigh case in injuring the public trust. And these cases harken back to earlier tragedies in Texas and Idaho."
But 24 hours later... the Acting FBI Director Tom Pickard was giving Ashcroft the latest bad news... an audit showing hundreds of lost weapons and laptop computers.
By the FBI's own account, 187 weapons... including long guns and sidearms have been stolen from FBI agents.
Last year, an agent in the Washington, DC field office had his car broken into, and several weapons were stolen from the trunk. An additional 265 weapons are lost or unnacounted for... out of the Bureau's 50-thousand weapons in service.
of their 13-thousand laptops... 184 are missing or have been stolen... with FBI officials conceding one contained classified information from a closed investigation. three others had information that officials say MAY have been classsified.
Attorney General Ashcroft immediately ordered the Inspector General to investigate the FBI's inventory procedures... as well as those of the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the U-S Marshals Service... and the Immigration Service.
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Although the missing weapons are just a fraction of the FBI's arsenal... one stolen weapon was used in a homicide. That presents the FBI not only with a public embarassment, but a public safety issue, and with FBI hearings scheduled for later today, the timing of the audit could hardly be worse.
Stephanie Lambidakis, CBS News, Washington.))

[Levy]


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It is a vigil at the Levy family home tonight- as the parents of Chandra Levy ask anyone who knows anything to come forward.
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((ROBERT LEVY/CHANDRA'S FATHER: PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFORMATION HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING OUT. WE REALLY ANYTHING TO HELP FIND CHANDRA.
A stream of visitors stopped by the Levy family house into the evening tonight-
While in Washington today the search continued in Rock Creek park- police finding a pair of men's sneakers and a box-cutting knife.
Police are going over what Levy called up on the internet before she was reported missing. TERRANCE GAINER/ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF: SHE LOOKED AT INFORMATION ABOUGT AIR TRAVEL, TRAIN TRAVEL. SHE LOOKED AT A VARIETY OF NEWSPAPERS BOTH IN THIS AREA AND IN CALIFORNIA. SHE WAS LOOKING AT WEBSITES THAT DEALT WITH COMMITTEE WORK OF THE CONGRESS.
Today Gary Condit returned to Capitol Hill- appearing at that committee meeting.
Meanwhile his private lie detector test results have been sent to the FBI))

[Melrose-Murder]


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A shooting in Akron, Ohio, led police to two suspects wanted in a Roanoke murder and robbery.
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Akron police responded to a call Sunday night and found 19-year-old Antoine Lamarr Thompson of Roanoke shot in the leg.
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Police believe he hitched a ride with two young Roanoke men at the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue last week ... then robbed them at gunpoint when they dropped him off.
19-year-old Ben Chastang got away, but someone shot and killed his friend, Ryan Fisher, as he tried to run.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 17-year-old boy from Roanoke who was with Thompson is also being held in Ohio.
Police say they anticipate more charges.

[Formula-Theft]


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It's been a hot item on the black market for years.. and central Virginia authorities say it's no surprise that a truckload of baby formula was stolen in broad daylight Sunday.
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A trucker had left his trailer at the Amelon Square shopping center while he went home to watch the NASCAR race on TV.
When he got back a few hours later, the trailer was gone, and with it...about 100- thousand dollars worth of baby formula.
Authorities say formula is a popular target of thieves.
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((SGT. MARK CANNADAY/VA STATE POLICE: IT IS THESE DAYS. APPARENTLY THERE ARE MARKETS IN THE NEW YORK AREA, UP THAT WAY, THAT THIS COULD BE MADE A LOT OF PROFIT OFF OF.))
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The truck looks like this one, with the letters "F-W-C" on the rear doors and front corners.
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Anyone with information should contact Central Virginia Crimestoppers at 1- 888- 798- 5900.
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[Smoking]


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Smoking- Is it good for government by cutting down on the cost of health care... when smokers die young?
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That seems to be the latest ploy used by Philip Morris in its effort to woe the Czech government.
A company study outlines the indirect POSITIVE effects on smoking- detailing savings in public health care costs, housing and state pensions due to early mortality of smokers.
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((JOE CHERNER/ANTI SMOKING ACTIVIST: NO OTHER COMPANY IN THE WORLD WOULD CLAIM THAT KILLING CUSTOMERS IS GOOD FOR SOCIETY.))
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((KATE MUVELY/INFACT: IT REALLY LAYS BARE THE REAL PHILIP MORRIS BEHIND THE WARM FUZZY IMAGE THEY'RE TRYING TO PROJECT.))
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[Vo-Nat]
The Czech government is facing a dilmena- it must adopt anti smoking laws or be kept out of the European Union.
Philip Morris says it deeply regrets any impression from the study that the premature death of smokers represents a benefit to society.
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Are two popular mini-vans safe?
We'll have results from new crash tests next on News 7.
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((JENNIFER MILLER/REPORTING; ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN JOURNALISM HAS PASSED AWAY. I'M JENNIFER MILLER. I'LL HAVE HER STORY COMING UP.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting]
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with highlights from the Pulaski Rangers' 8th straight win. Roanoke's NBDL nickname is unveiled in Boston. The Steam coach is moonlighting at college, Perry gets a contract extension, a raise and a new job title. And this woman gets a new perspective on life after the ride of her life to

night on the Big 7.))[City-Schools]


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The Roanoke City school system hired employees with criminal backgrounds-- that according to an audit report.
Now the School board is trying to figure out what to do about it.
It took at look at a draft audit report critical of the system's hiring practices- saying it hired people with criminal histories.
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's school board meeting and joins us now with reaction.
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[Crash-Test]


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The safety of two of the country's most popular minivans is being questioned.
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The 2001 Dodge Caravan and the Chrysler Town and Country, built basically the same, are getting low marks on crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The reason- the institute claims is a leaky line between the fuel pump and the gas tank in the Dodge Caravan.
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((BRIAN O'NEILL/INSURANCE INSTITUTEPRESIDENT; THERE WAS A CRACK IN THE FLANGE OF THE TANK WHERE THE FUEL PUMP GOES INTO THE GAS TANK THAT CRACKED ALLOWED THE LIQUID THAT WAS IN THE FUEL SYSTEM TO LEAK OUT OF THE VEHICLE.))
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Daimler-Chrysler says that during its own tests it could not replicate the leak and that it would be virtually impossible for such a problem to occur in a real accident. The company has re-designed the fuels systems in its 2002 models, as well as those built after July 6th. Still, there are no plans to recall the minivans made before that.
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[Graham]


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She was an underdog in a man's world. But that didn't stop Katherine Graham from becoming a pioneer for women, for not only running one of the most well respected newspapers, but putting the publication on the map. But today, at the age of 84, Graham died. Jennifer Miller reports.
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(( Katharine Grahams career, which spanned more than half a dozen white house administrations, began with low expectations. Her father, who bought the Washington post in 1933, hired her to work on the editorial page, but said, if it doesn't work out we'll get rid of her. Clearly it did work out. Although the paper was handed to Graham's husband, she took over when he killed himself in 1963. Even she didn't think she was up to the job.
((SOT, KATHARINE GRAHAM, WASHINGTON POST PUBLISHER, FEB. 1997: I THOUGHT THE WAY MEN THOUGHT, THEY WERE IN CHARGE AND I

WAS A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN.)) But Graham soon gained a reputation for ruthlessness and demands for excellence.
((SOT, DAN RATHER, CBS EVENING NEWS, SHE WAS LIVING BREATHING EXAMPLE OF PERSEVERANCE.))

She defied government threats by printing the pentagon papers, hounding the Nixon white house during watergate and investigating the Vietnam War. ((Jennifer Miller: KATHARINE GRAHAM NOT ONLY TURNED THE POST INTO A POWERHOUSE BUT SHE BECAME A ROLE MODEL. SHE PROMOTED THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT AND IN 1974, WAS THE FIRST FEMALE ELECTED TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. IN 1980 SHE WAS NAMED THE NATION'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMAN BY THE WORLD ALMANAC. HER INFLUENCE LIVES ON THROUGH A NEW GENERATION OF JOURNALISTS.))
((SOT, DAN RATHER, CBS EVENING NEWS, TO STAND UP FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVED IN AT THE PINNACLE OF YOUR CAREER, MAN OR WOMAN.

.. SHE WAS A GUTSY LADY.)) JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Bad-Checks]


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Police have caught a man wanted for passing bogus paychecks.
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Officers say Michael Branch has been using computer generated paychecks to obtain money from several different area businesses.
Police are still looking for Loretta Hurt -- wanted for the same offense.
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Anyone with information on where she is should call the Roanoke city Crime Line at 344-85 hundred.
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Next on News 7, a crackdown that could hit college students in their pocketbooks-- Get good grades or lose your financial aid.
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And later, it's a tropical dream come true... for two pigs in the Caribbean.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Student-Aid]


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Students who want some types of financial aid in the state will have to make the grade to keep the money coming in.

The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia found a way to change state financial aid regulations on its own- after the General Assemby would not.
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The new policies take effect in two years.
They require juniors and seniors to keep a 2-point-0 grade point average.
And, if you don't graduate in four and a half years-- for whatever reason -- you lose your financial aid after that.
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((JOHN PADGETT: EVEN CHILDREN WHO DON'T NEED FINANCIAL AID, IF THEY DON'T PERFORM, PARENTS GENERALLY STEP UP AND SAY...AND A 2.0 IS NOT MUCH TO ASK.))
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((ANGELA HAWK/VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.: I THINK IF YOU'RE RECEIVING FINANCIAL AID, YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO BE DOING SOMETHING WITH IT.))
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Virginia Tech financial aid director Barry Simmons says the Council's heart may be in the right place -- but state mandates tie the hands of people like him, trying to make the best decisions for individual students.
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[Teacher-Award]


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Speaking of school... one man's love for teaching wins him a national award.
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Wade Whitehead was honored by faculty, students, and friends with a flag raising ceremony today.
Whitehead received the Milken National Educator Award in October.
He received one of ONLY 155 awards nationally, which included a 25-thousand dollar grant.
Whitehead says he hopes others can follow his lead and try to be better teachers and learners.
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((WADE WHITEHEAD/ MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENT; I ALSO HOPE THAT OTHER TEACHERS NOTICE THE CRITERIA THAT THE MILKEN FOUNDATION IS PAYING ATTENTION TOO AND PLACE A VALUE ON THOSE AND STRIVE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IT'S NOT OUT OF REACH.))
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Among the factors the Milken Foundation considers-- a teacher's commitment to each individual student and the community.
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[S-Extra]


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The Pulaski Rangers are making news along with Coach Jerry and Coach Florio. Jordan is also speaking up and a young area woman is pedaling to free herself from the passive southern women's complex. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Roanoke's NBDL coach Kent Davison unveiled the nickname of our new club today in Boston. Roanoke will be known as the "Dazzle." The season tips-off in November and today all 8 teams announced their names. They range from the Riverdragons to the Groove to the Revelers. More on the Roanoke name in a moment.
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[S-Rangers]


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The Pulaski Rangers continue to be the hottest thing going in local baseball. Last night the Rangers won their 8th straight game beating Martinsville 6-to-3.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Astros vs. Rangers; :00]

A nice crowd was on hand tonight at historic Calfee Park to watch the team extend its longest winning streak since 1999. They would see Martinsville score first as Reinaldo Ruiz rip one out over the left field fence with a runner on, and suddenly the Astros are in front 2-to-nothing in the third inning. They would take a 3-to-nothing lead before the Rangers would answer in the fourth as Scott Heard smacks one to center field. Brad Stockton will come in from third on the sacrifice fly and the comeback is on. Heard would deliver in the 6th with a monster shot of his own as the southpaw rips of over the right field wall with a runner on base.
[SUPER=34-Martinsville/3/Pulaski/6;]

The Rangers get the 6-to-3 win, their fourth straight at home and 8th straight overall.
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[S-Jerry]


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Roanoke Steam head coach Steven Jerry will spend the off season coaching for East Tennessee State.
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Jerry is taking a part time position working with the offensive backs.
As a first year head coach he's led the Steam to a seven and eight record.
Roanoke's last game is on the road against Jerry's former team, Norfolk, on Friday.
He and his family plan to return to Roanoke next season if a contract can be worked out by September first.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express's new owners aren't playing around.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Yesterday head coach Perry Florio inked a three year contract extension that will keep him in charge of the team on the ice through 2004. Terms of the deal were not released, but it is a huge relief for Florio, his family and the returning players he hopes to bring back into the fold. The new contract also give Florio some extra duties - he is also now the team's General Manager.
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If you think Jagr has folks in DC jumping, just wait until Michael Jordan makes his comeback official. Jordan elected not to take part in the Wizards 6 game summer league that began yesterday in Boston, but he still working out and lifting weights with a comeback in mind. Yesterday he had this to say about such a return.
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[S-NBDL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Roanoke's new NBDL nickname was unveiled in Boston yesterday. Back here in town team President Donna Daniels showed us the name at the Civic Center.
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The Dazzle was picked for a certain reason. The official team colors are blue, yellow and black.
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[S-Erin]


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Roanoke's Erin Garvin discovered her true inner self while riding a bike. But it's where she wrote that caught our attention. Denise Allen has more.
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((Erin Garvin spends several days a week seeing the world from the seat of a bike, but it was back in 1998 she got a good look at herself while peddling a trial no other woman had ever traveled.
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Erin was 25, working as the exercise supervisor for the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, when she decided to resign and ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
It's the longest mountain bike trail in the world, 25-hundred miles long, from the Montana-Canada boarder to the New Mexico-Mexico line.
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Seven riders started the 60 day trip. Six finished. Erin and Sarah Thompson were the first women to complete the journey. At times the nearest town was five days away. They passed through two deserts and experienced 175-thousand feet of elevation change.
The cycling continued through 16 days of hale, ice and snow in Montana.
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Erin says the journey helped her learn to stand up for herself and get rid of what she calls "the passive southern woman complex."
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Erin says the journey was a catalyst for development and she's written about those changes in a book called, "Conquering the Divide: a Woman's Journey to Self Discovery." It's available in all Roanoke book stores.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

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Beer hog takes on a whole new meaining with these guys.
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Meet Oreo and Jay-Jay, they love beer and people don't mind giving up their brewskies to keep them happy.
Their home is behind a bar on the island of St. Croix.
Don't worry about these two staying sober-- both drink only non-alcoholic beer.
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