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Coming up on News 7-
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Daily doubles mean a double dose of heat for local college and high school football teams. We'll show you how players are protecting from the weather. Plus, a thrill ride takes a turn for the worse when two roller coaster cars smash into each other. And, she sent America into hysterics. Now Americans can send Lucy on a letter.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]

An accident in Roanoke tonight proves fatal for the driver.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good I'm Shannon Young, filling in for Jean Jadhon.

[Hershberger-Fatal]


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The crash happened about an hour ago near the overpass at Hershberger Road and 581.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

State police say the driver, who was in his 50's, died at the scene. His wife and son were taken to the hospital but there's no word yet on their conditions. State police say the man's wife told them her husband became ill just moments before he lost control of their S-U-V. At this time-- authorities aren't certain if the man died from his injuries or a medical condition. The victim's name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
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[Stringer-Funeral]


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Minnesota lineman Korey Stringer was buried today in his Vikings uniform.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Warren, OH]


Stringer died from heat stroke last week.
Some 13-hundred people attended the funeral in Stringer's hometown of Warren Ohio.
For those who could not get a seat in the church, the service was broadcast on closed-circuit television.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm just happy]

((KENNY MCELROI/FORMER HIGH SCHOOL TEAMMATE; I'M JUST HAPPY TO SEE EVERYBODY BECAUSE IT'S KIND OF HARD FOR ME AND A LOT OF THE PLAYERS, BECAUSE HE WAS JUST THE NICEST GUY.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny McElroi/Former High School Teammate;]
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[OUT Q=just the nicest guy in the world.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several of Stringer's teammates took the day off from practice to attend the funeral, along with Vikings coach Dennis Green.
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[Practice-Heat]


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Stringer's death and the heat outside is raising warning flags for Virginia Tech football officials.
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[VO-NAT :19.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Hokies start practice this week and athletic trainers say keeping players fully hydrated is a priority. An athlete's water intake, weight loss and urine color is closely monitored. Four certified trainers are on hand at practices which are held early morning and late afternoon to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
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[SOT 2 :45:22/ 2:41:24]
[IN Q=we try to get them]

((KEITH DOOLAN/ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER; WE TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION AVAILABLE WE HAVE THE KIDS GO THROUGH PHYSICALS WE HAVE A GATORADE MACHINE IN THE LOCKER ROOM THE KIDS ARE SUPPLIED WATER THROUGH COACH GENTRY AND THE STRENGTH CONDITIONING PROGRAM SO THEY HAVE AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF RESOURCES.)) ((MIKAL BAAQEE/VT MIDDLE LINEBACKER; I JUST GOT TO STAY HYDRATED THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES IF I'M NOT FEELING RIGHT SAY SOMETHING TO THE TRAINERS BASICALLY JUST RECOGNIZE WHEN I'M NOT FEELING RIGHT.))
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[SUPER=01-Mikal Baaqee/VT Middle Linebacker; :11]
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[OUT Q=I'M NOT FEELIING RIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech Freshman players report to practice tomorrow, upperclassmen start Thursday.
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[Barry]


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One-time Tropical Storm Barry is still dropping rain, although the system is weakening.
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[SUPER=03-Destin, FL;]

The storm dropped up to six inches of rain in parts of the southeast, knocking out power to thousands and driving hundreds from their homes. The system blew ashore with winds of 70-miles an hour but lost strength quickly and was downgraded to a tropical storm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bought some radios, batteries, flashlights...]

((HARRY MOREL/RESIDENT: BOUGHT SOME RADIOS, BATTERIES, FLASHLIGHTS, SO WE WERE PRETTY WELL PREPARED. WE HAD THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO HIT THE NEW ORLEANS AREA, SO I BOARDED UP MY HOUSE...HERE WE ARE SITTING HERE, SITTING DUCKS OVER HERE BUT WE DECIDED TO STAY SINCE IT REALLY WASN'T THAT BAD A STORM.))
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[OUT Q=it really wasn't that bad a storm.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some people are thrilled about the downpour. The rains have helped peanut and cotton farmers struggling with crops in dry fields.
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[NS-Flooding]


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Some 200 families that lost their homes in month's flooding will get new ones, thanks in part to Norfolk-Southern and one of its subsidiaries.
N-S will donate 42 acres of flat land in McDowell County, West Virginia to provide temporary and permanent housing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kimball, WV/July 10]


The West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency will develop the land to house those displaced by July's floods.
Norfolk-Southern is one of several companies blamed by some for last month's severe flooding.
Six lawsuits allege the companies' impoundments and dams failed to contain runoff during heavy rains.
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[Walker]


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The suspect in a Christmas eve murder in Roanoke made his first appearances in court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


By the time he got to Circuit Court on the murder charges, Bernard Maurice Walker had quit taunting the victim's family. He just stared at them.
Walker is accused of killing Reaco Hilton in a Roanoke convenience store.
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[SOT 20:41:10]
[IN Q=I'm going to be there]

((NIKITA THOMAS/VICTIM'S MOTHER; I'M GOING TO BE THERE ALL THE WAY, FROM EVERYTHING HE HAS GOING ON. I'M GOING TO BE THERE EVERY DAY EVERY DAY EVERY WAKING DAY. HE'S GOING TO BE TIRED OF NIKITA THOMAS. HE'LL GET TIRED OF SEEING ME.))
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Victim's Mother]
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[OUT Q=get tired of seeing me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thomas has already proven how determined she is. She has worked very closely with police and U-S Marshals to ensure Walker's arrest. He was picked up July 18th in Atlanta. An October trial date was set today.
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[Grand-Jury]


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Murder charges have been returned for the first time in the case of a Salem man gunned down on Melrose Avenue July 10th.
TWO men were indicted today by a Roanoke Grand Jury, alleging a conspiracy to commit robbery. Antoine Lamar Thompson faces nine felonies. A nearly identical indictment was returned against Robert A. Bradburn. This is the first time Bradburn's name has surfaced in this case.
He's one of three or four suspects in the death of Ryan Fischer.

[Giles-Search]


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Authorities are looking for two men and are asking for your help to find them.
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22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior escaped police custody in Giles County today. Authorities searched for him with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours this morning before the trail went cold.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

The West Virginia man is wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery. Bailey and three others were arrested in the early morning hours after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot. Curtis Bailey was the only one to escape from custody.
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And Blacksburg Police want to talk to this man. They believe he has information about a July bank robbery. He is described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 25;]

The man was spotted in blue jogging pants near the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 shortly before it was robbed on July 25-th. Police are not calling him a suspect but do want to talk to him.
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[Gun-Lawsuit]


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Gun Manufacturers dodged a bullet in California today.
The California Supreme Court ruled that gun manufacturers couldn't be held liable for illegal acts committed with their products.
The court's decision stems from a massacre in 1993 of eight people in a San Francisco law office building.

[Fackler]


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A teenage girl who was blinded by a gunshot to the face is hoping for a new set of eyes.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


Amanda Fackler lost her eyes after her uncle shot her in the face two years ago.
Now, she's back to her normal teenage life, swimming and hanging out with friends.
She's hoping for a set of baby blue prosthetic eyes.
Her mother doesn't know if they'll be able to pay for them.
They're waiting to find out if the state will cover them out of a fund for crime victims.
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[IN Q=It took Mama]
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((AMANDA FACKLER: IT TOOK MAMA A WHILE TO ACTUALLY LET ME OUT OF THE HOUSE. BUT WHEN SHE DID, I COULD DO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING I COULD DO BEFORE. ))
[SOT 1:02:32 - :42]

((WANDA MIZE: SO FAR, SHE'S REALLY NOT BEEN SCARED OF DOING ANYTHING. AND MOST OF THE TIME, SHE'LL TELL YOU IT'S NOT REALLY BAD BEING BLIND. YOU JUST CAN'T SEE. ))
[SUPER=07-Amanda Fackler; :00]
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[OUT Q=just can't see.]
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Amanda says she forgives her uncle, William Edward Mize.
He's serving a 51 year sentence for shooting her.
Amanda begins 10th grade at Bassett High School this fall.
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A replacement for Victory Stadium gets the financial green-light.
Find out what else is in store for the Star City next on News 7.
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And he wanted to set a record with a jet powered S-U-V, instead he ended up in the hospital after a spectacular crash.
Details on that when we return.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Search-Update]


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An update now to a story we told you about earlier.
Giles County authorities say they've caught the man who led them on a chase this morning, then escaped from custody.
Curtis Ray Bailey Junior was captured in Bluefield, West Virginia tonight.

[City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council took another step forward in its plan to replace Victory Stadium today. After much debate-- city council approved the funds needed for the project. Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Council; :19]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :52]
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[OUT Q=TH, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( This is the second time Roanoke city council has voted on the 31- million dollar bond issue. About a month ago-- the resolution failed to pass when two council members were absent. But this time-- the measure got the green light paving the way for several projects... including replacing Victory Stadium.
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[in q=The water]

((BILL CARDER/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: THE WATER FILTRATION PLANT IS GOING TO RETURN BACK TO THE CITY IN TERMS OF CASH FLOW. THE AMPHITHEATER AND SPORTS COMPLEX IS GOING TO RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT THAT'S AN INVESTMENT NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF MONEY BUT IN TERMS OF QUALITY OF LIFE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q= quality of life.]
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((LINDA WYATT/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE THINGS THAT PROVIDE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THIS CITY TO BE WHAT IT NEEDS TO BE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= needs to be.]

During a previous meeting-- Mayor Ralph Smith abstained from voting. But this time approved the bond issue however noted he's concerned the city's taking on too much debt.
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[IN Q= I don't support]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T SUPPORT THAT. IT HAS NOT SERVED ME IN MY PRIVATE LIFE TO BE EATEN UP WITH DEBT AND I DON'T THINK TI'S APPROPRIATE FOR THIS GOVERNMENT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= FOR THIS GOVERNMENT.]

Alvin Hudson was the only council member to vote against the resolution... saying the issue should be put to the voters.
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((ALVIN HUDSON: I JUST THINK THAT THESE TYPES OF THINGS, IN A DEMOCRACY, LET THE PEOPLE VOTE ON THEM AND WHEN THE PEOPLE VOTE ON IT AND AGREE WITH IT THAT'S FINE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= THAT'S FINE.]

In other news... city council also agreed to lease space in the old Sears building on Williamson Road. The space will be occupied by several city agencies including Social Services. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))

[Roller-Coaster]


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22-people are hurt, after two cars on a rollercoaster collided in Massachusetts this afternoon.
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The accident took place on the Superman Ride of Steel at the Six Flags New England amusement park. Victims and witnesses say one train rear-ended another one as it was leaving the platform to begin the ride. One victim estimates the train was going up to 40 miles-per-hour when it hit the other one. A statement from park officials says the injuries don't appear to be serious. The superman Ride is closed while engineers investigate the cause of the wreck.
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[Jet-Truck]


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The driver of a jet-powered truck that flipped over at a Cape Cod Air Show this weekend is listed in good condition.
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Ken High Junior was speeding down an Otis Air National Guard Speedway Sunday when his vehicle flipped multiple times. The jet-powered truck reached speeds of nearly three hundred miles an hour and was slowing down when it flipped. High managed to escape. He'd been trying to set a landspeed record for S-U-V's. A preliminary investigation indicates the drag parachutes that were supposed to stop the S-U-V malfunctioned.
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[L'burg-Fire]


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Authorities are still trying to determine why a Lynchburg home caught fire twice in two days.
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[VO-NAT]
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Firefighters were called out last night for a blaze at this home on Craig Street.
Crews had to go back this morning when a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof.
Authorities say today's fire apparently started in a first floor closet near some heating and ventilation equipment.
The fire marshal says it's possible yesterday's blaze was hot enough to rekindle another fire today.
The cause is under investigation.
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[River-Advisory]


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A fish consumption advisory went into effect today for carp in sections of the New and Bluestone Rivers.
Department of Environmental Quality tests showed high levels of P-C-Bs.
The NO consumption advisories for carp run on the New River from just north of Radford to the West Virginia line.
The advisory for the Bluestone River runs from just south of Bluefield to the West Virginia line.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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The mystery surrounding the title of the next Star Wars movie is over.
Find out what it will be called when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- a salute to the queen of comedy on her 90th birthday.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Allen-Tour]


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Tomorrow morning, a member of Governor Jim Gilmore's cabinet looks into whether a Norfolk clinic is breaking a new state law banning human cloning.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last Week;]


Secretary for Health and Human Resources Lou Rossiter tours the Jones Institute.
That's the private fertility clinic that made national headlines last month for creating human embryos for research -- with the consent of informed sperm and egg donors.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Now, politicians like U-S Senator George Allen find themselves having to take a stand.
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[IN Q=The difference is, is that]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: THE DIFFERENCE IS, IS THAT I JUST FEEL IT CROSSES THE LINE IF YOU'RE SIMPLY CREATING HUMAN EMBRYOS FOR HARVESTING.))
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[OUT Q=creating human embryos for harvesting.]
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Kicking off his first R-V listening tour as a U-S Senator, Allen says he's NOT for banning any embryo research.
And he'd even support federal funding for research with discarded embryos left over from "in vitro" fertilization efforts.
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[SOT 09:59:09]
[IN Q=Those embryos which are]

((THOSE EMBRYOS, WHICH ARE THOSE THAT COULD BE OTHERWISE DISCARDED, DESTROYED, THROWN AWAY, THE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH THAT COULD COME FROM THAT I THINK COUILD BE BENEFICIAL FOR LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=could be beneficial for life.]
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Governor Jim Gilmore and President George Bush have yet to take a stand on the issue.
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[Star-Wars]


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The next "Star Wars'' movie finally has a name.
The fifth installment will be called "Star Wars: Episode Two -- Attack of the Clones.''
The film is due in theaters next spring.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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Lots of sports tonight including Pulaski/Martinsville appy league highlights and we will tell you about 97 softball teams that have invaded the valley, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that he has traded John Sadowski to the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
Sadowski, a second year center in the teil jersey, tallied 14 goals with the Express last year but was looking to play in a city with a warmer climate. Sadowski goes to Mississippi along with future considerations.
In return, the Express gets veteran right winger and enforcer Brad Essex and left wing Tyler Deis. Essex has played in 270 pro games and helped the Sea Wolves win the 1999 Kelly Cup
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[S-Mart]


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We start down in Martinsville with a little Appalachian League action for you as the Astros welcomed the Pulaski Rangers to town.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Rangers vs. Astros; :00]


A hot night and what better way to cool down than to have a water balloon tossing contest.
On to the bottom of the third, watch the Astros Abraham Ayala smack the pitch with power into left field and that allows Kerry Hodges to come on down from second. 1-nothing.
[SUPER=34-Martinsville/6/Pualski/1;]


To the fifth and a big inning for the Stros. Reinaldo Ruiz with the sacrifice bunt down the first baseline, that brings in Randy Rojas.
Then, Hodges at the plate, says see ya later to this pitch, a two run homer to give Martinsville a 6-zip lead and the Stros win it 6-1.
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[S-Yankees]


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On to major league baseball where the Yankees and the Angels would fight it out in a low scoring contest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :00]


Anaheim pitchers shut down the New York Yankees 3-to-1. The Angels didn't need much run support. In the top of the fifth Garret Anderson singles to right and that scores David
[SUPER=35-Anaheim/3/New York/1;]


Eckstein and it was 3-nothing Anaheim.
Lou Pote threw three-hit ball, allowing just a home run, and what a blast it was as David Justice cranks out this shot in the fifth. But the Angels take the 2 run win.
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[S-Softball]


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This morning, the Amateur Softball Association girls class A fast pitch 18 and under national championship tournament begins at the Moyer sports complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


97 teams from all 50 states will play. Last night at the Salem Civic Center, the tourney held it's opening ceremonies.
U.S. gold medalist pitcher Michelle Smith, whose Olympic gold team will play the women's professional softball league all stars Thursday, was the keynote speaker.
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The tourney runs through Sunday and is a double elimination format. Fans can expect nothing but the best softball.

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[S-Salem]


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August 24th, Friday Football Extra begins another season. Yesterday morning, high schools all over the valley began preparing for the season. Salem will try and figure out how to top a state championship year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Salem vs Park View; :]


After starting last season 3 and 3, The Spartans would capture the Group Two A state championship with a win over Park View.
But there was little talk of that championship when the Spartans hit the field to open practice yesterday morning.


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[VO-NAT]


Realistically, The Spartans could be headed to another state championship. Six players return on both sides of the ball.
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[S-Heat]


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Learning plays and getting shape are only two of the challenges high school footbal players are facing. The heat h
as been a huge concern all summer, especially after the death of Minnesota Viking offensive lineman Korey Stringer and

Northwestern safety Rashidi Wheeler.
Roy Stanley explains.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]
[SUPER=01-Chris Tucker/Salem Trainer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; 1:25]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:44]
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[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]

((For many high school players, The drills of summer practice are enough. Then add the temperature, which is forecast to hit the 90's and that makes water breaks very important.))
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((The key is to prevent dehydration. At Salem 80 gallons of water is located at several points on the practice field and that's a gallon of water for each player.)) ((CHRIS TUCKER/SALEM TRAINER:)) ((Veteran coaches like Salem's Willis White and Jim Hickam of Northside do not place special emphasis on water breaks. However, they are broken down within the teams practice schedule. White and Hickam do place emphasis on pre season conditioning and the majority of the players report to summer practice already in pretty good shape.)) ((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:)) ((JIM HICKAM/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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[Lucy-Stamp]


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Today would have been Lucille Ball's 90th birthday.
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[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA]


To mark the occasion, the Postal Service honored Lucy with a new commemorative stamp.
Lucy's younger brother and actress Virginia Mayo joined others in honoring the queen of comedy.
The stamp goes on sale nationwide tomorrow.
CBS will celebrate "I Love Lucy's" 50th Anniversary in November. (------------)