[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Each member of city council casts a vote this time in the debate over Victory Stadium and a new bond issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And we'll have a young woman's story- -a girl blinded by a shotgun blast- -now struggling for a normal life.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, injury concerns at Redskins training camp surround quarterback Jeff George, the Express makes some roster moves
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[VO-NAT]


and high school football practice begins all across the valley, we will check in with the defending state champion Spartans.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The second week of August is setting up as the hottest of the summer. Throw in some wicked humidity and folks should take care to avoid strenous outdoor activity.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Aye, Aye, No, Aye.]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Mayor Smith, Aye.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


After much debate, Roanoke City Council approves a 31 million dollar bond issue.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's a move that paves the way for replacement of Victory Stadium.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[City-Council]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#01-29 TC56:30]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


This is the second time in a month the bond issue has come up for a vote.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The first time it failed when two council members were absent, but this afternoon, the bond issue passed.
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton was at the meeting and joins us outside the Roanoke Municipal Building.
[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: air their thoughts. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Debt equals investment]
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke City Council; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :37]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=should go to referendum.]
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[Live=Teresa Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Teresa/Microwave]



[Grand-Jury]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder invest.]


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 the night Ben Chastang's car was stolen at gunpoint.

[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC1:28:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Another Roanoke murder suspect made two appearances in court today.
The first time- -even though he was handcuffed to another inmate- -Bernard Maurice Walker managed to pull up the sleeve of his shirt with his teeth to reveal the tattoo of a gun on his arm- -all for the benefit of Reaco Hilton's friends and family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The second time the victim's family simply exchanged stares with Walker in Circuit Court, as he made his initial appearance on murder charges.
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[SOT 20:39:50]
[IN Q=Bernard's mood earlier]

((NIKITA THOMAS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: BERNARD'S MOOD EARLIER TODAY WAS REAL SMUG, REAL ARROGANT, UNREMORSEFUL, SHOWING NO RESPECT TO ME OR MY FAMILY, SHOWING US HIS TATTOO, MAKING LITTLE GESTURES.))
[SUPER=01-Nikita Thomas/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=showing us his tatoo, making little gestures.]
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[VO-NAT]


David Damico was appointed to represent Walker on the murder charges.
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Video - December 24, 2000]


The shooting occurred inside the Stop and Save Mini Mart on Melrose Avenue Christmas Eve.
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[Giles-Search]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC51:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Authorities need your help finding two men in un-related cases.
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[VO-NAT]

22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey Junior escaped police custody in Giles County early this morning.
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Authorities searched for him with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours before the trail went cold. The West Virginia man is wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery. A Narrows Police Officer arrested Bailey and three others in the early morning hours after they led him on a chase and resisted arrest. Bailey was the only one to escape custody.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Robbery-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC30:02]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE ** WIPE ** WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]

Blacksburg authorities need help locating a man they believe has information about a bank robbery there. He's described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/July 25;]

On July 25th, he was spotted near the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 shortly before the bank was robbed. The man was wearing blue jogging pants. Police say he's not a suspect but they do want to talk to him.
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[L'burg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC1:40:40]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities still aren't sure what caused a Lynchburg home to catch fire twice in less than 24 hours.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Firefighters were called out last night for a blaze at this home on Craig Street.
The fire started in the basement and had heavily damaged the building before it was extinguished.
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.
It took firefighters about twenty minutes to bring it under control.
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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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


High School and College athletic teams are heading back to the practice fields.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Still ahead on News 7, we'll see how they're beating the heat and avoiding heat-related injuries.
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[VO-NAT]


And a company blamed by some for flooding in West Virginia, comes to the aid of those who lost their homes.
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[Fackler]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-22 TC1:57:19]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


She lost her sight at 14... when an uncle shot her in the face.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now, a teenager from Bassett is finding a new life in her old surroundings...
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=none]

with just a few obstacles in her way.
Marya Jones caught up with her... enjoying a day outside.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Step, step]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Amanda Fackler; :32 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./2000; :35 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Wanda Mize/Amanda's Mother; :55]
[SUPER=@Marya2; 1:38]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Patrick Co.]
(((///// SOT /////)

[NATSOUND 54:21 - :24]
((NATSOTS: "STEP, STEP."))

[RUNS:03]
It's been an uphill climb, but Amanda Fackler is finally falling in step with her normal life again.
Two years ago, her uncle shot her in the face, leaving her blind and with lead poisoning.
After a painful recovery, Amanda's back to being a normal teenager again...
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[SOT 1:18:07 - :10]

((AMANDA NATS: WELL, WHY DO YOU TREAT ME LIKE A CHILD? WON'T LET ME GO OUT.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda lost both eyes after the shooting.
She's hoping to get baby blue prosthetic ones... but her mom's not sure how they'll pay for them.
They're waiting to see if the state will come through with money from a fund for crime victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:08:00 - :03]

((AMANDA FACKLER: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED BLUE EYES... BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES.)) [RUNS:03]
Amanda's uncle, William Edward Mize, is serving a 51-year sentence for shooting her.
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[SOT 1:07:16 - :20]

(( I'M NOT MAD AT HIM FOR SHOOTING ME. IT STILL KIND OF BOTHERS ME HE SHOT MY MOM. )) [RUNS:04]
Her mother, Wanda Mize, was also hit with shotgun pellets.
She says caring for Amanda the last two years has kept her from working a normal job.
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[SOT 59:56 - 1:00:07]

((WANDA MIZE: WE LOST OUR HOME, OUR VEHICLE, EVERYTHING. RIGHT NOW WE'RE STARTING FROM SCRATCH AND TRYING TO REBUILD OUR LIVES.)) [RUNS:11]
For a while, Amanda attended a school for the blind.
But she missed her friends and family.
She'll start 10th grade at Bassett High School this year.
Just another step toward her old routine....
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:05:13 - :24]

((AMANDA FACKLER: GOING SKATING, TO THE MOVIES, JUST RIDING AROUND LIKE A NORMAL TEENAGER.... MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MOVIES? JUST LISTEN?.... AMANDA FACKLER: USUALLY THROW POPCORN AT MY FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:11]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:02:19 - :25]

((WANDA MIZE: SHE STILL WANTS ME TO TAKE HER TO PARKING LOTS AND LET HER DRIVE. (LAUGHS). SHE'S GOT A REAL GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. )) [RUNS:06]
Amanda will probably never see again... but her view on life is anything but dim.
Marya Jones, News-7, Patrick County.))

[River-Advisory]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's Health Commissioner issued a fish consumption advisory today for carp in sections of the New and Bluestone Rivers.
Department of Environmental Quality tests showed high levels of P-C-Bs -- man-made chemicals that have NOT been produced in the U-S since 1977... but may still exist in the environment.
The NO consumption advisories for carp run on the New River from just north of Radford downriver to the West Virginia line.
The advisory for the Bluestone River runs from just south of Bluefield down to the West Virginia line.
Again, the warning is just for carp.
NO other fish in either river show unacceptable P-C-B levels.

[NS-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=01-38 TC41:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


Some 200 families displaced by last month's flooding will get new homes, 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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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Wall Street started the week with a loss. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/111.47/10401.31/y/32.07/2034.26;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 111- and- a- half points.
NASDAQ lost 32.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-i/0.27/69.66/h/0.04/65.54/i/0.41/53.27/i/0.43/71.06/i/0.89/54.50;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Allen-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:27:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When does human life begin?
It's a question every politician takes on with the abortion question -- and now with stem cell research on human embryos.
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[VO-NAT :09]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Republican George Allen kicked off his first R-V "listening tour" today, immediately having to articulate his position on the issue.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:57:43]
[IN Q=I look at an embryo as]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN: I LOOK AT AN EMBRYO AS A HUMAN EMBRYO. BUT IT IS NOT LIVING UNTIL IT IS GETTING NOURISHMENT IN A MOTHER'S OR WOMAN'S WOMB.))
[SUPER=@Allen;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=mother's or woman's womb.]
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[VO-NAT :23 ]


That being said, Allen says he's NOT for any research ban on human embryos.
But he does NOT believe in giving federal funds to clinics like that create human embryos specifically for the purpose of research.
The Jones Institute stunned the nation with news that it was doing just that in Norfolk last month.
It receives NO public funds for its research.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


Tomorrow, Governor Gilmore's Secretary of Health and Human Resources tours the Jones Institute.
The Governor's trying to decide if the Institute's creation of embryos from informed sperm and egg donors violates a new state law banning human cloning.

[Practice-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC32:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The hot, dog days of summer will not stop Virginia Tech's Hokies from taking the field for practice this week.
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[VO-NAT :20.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Athletic Trainers say a player's water intake, weight loss and urine color are closely monitored to make sure athletes stay fully hydrated. Practices are held in early morning and late afternoon to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Already this summer, three football players, two at the college level and one pro, died because of extreme heat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:45:11]
[IN Q=WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE]

((KEITH DOOLAN/ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER; WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY INCIDENCES BUT I THINK ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAKES EVERYBODY AWARE MAKES EVERYBODY AFRAID YOU KNOW THAT COULD BE US, YOU COULD BE WRITING ABOUT US NEXT WEEK BUT WE DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN SO WE TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION AVAILABLE. )) ((MIKAL BAAQEE/VT MIDDLE LINEBACKER, IT JUST MAKES YOU A LITTLE MORE TIRED THAN NORMAL YOU WANT TO DRINK A LOT MORE WATER THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Doolan/Asst. Athletic Trainer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mikal Baaqee/VT Middle Linebacker; :13]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=things along those lines.]
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[VO-NAT]

Freshman report to practice tomorrow and full Varsity sessions start Thursday. Each member of the team undergoes a physical beforehand.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Redskins quarterback Jeff George and his shoulder are worrying his coach, high school football practice opens
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[VO-NAT]

and Roy Stanley will take a closer look at how coaches and players are keeping an eye on the heat index.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-95 (1:03:11)]
[GRAPHIC=Friday football EXtra]


Friday Football Extra kicks off another season with our preview show August 24th. Today high school football practice began all across the valley. We start with the Salem Spartans.
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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 this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We just....]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....our lesson early."]
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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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It would really...]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....TO SHOW THAT."]
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[S-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 (44:48)]
[GRAPHIC=Football Practice]


For coach Willis White and other coaches, handling the heat is always a priority and especially this year after th
e death of Minnesota Viking offensive lineman Korey Stringer and Northwestern safety Rashidi Wheeler.


Roy Stanley has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[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]
[RUNS=1:51]
[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.))
((NAT SOT))

((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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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 27:27]
[GRAPHIC=Skins camp]


Jeff George's sore shoulder has the Redskins a little worried.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]


The quarterback had an MRI on the shoulder today as doctors tried to figure out what's wrong. Coach Marty Schottenheimer says his QB is still hurting and that he wants a thorough diagnosis. George threw yesterday for the first time in six days. Todd Husak is expected to start in Sunday's exhibition game in Kansas City.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-98 51:36]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Express head coach Perry Florio announced today that he has traded John Sadowski to the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]


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.
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=hold express!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]


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.

[S-Yankees]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees]


The New York Yankees could not figure out the Anaheim Angels pitching staff today.
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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. (------------)