[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]

Would be doctors may soon be walking on Virginia Tech grounds.
We'll have the latest on plans for a medical school.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a judge didn't buy her claim that she killed a Roanoke woman in self defense. Now, the Vinton teen is headed to prison.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Tonight in sports, the Cavaliers refuse to talk candidly about their injuries. The US Open opens with some rousing play.
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[VO-NAT]

And Frank Beamer goes for career win number 100 at Tech this Saturday.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Brief but really heavy rain highlights the forecast coming up. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 is next.
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[SOT]
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((IT'S A GROUP OF OUTSIDE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE LOOKING AT PUTTING IN THIS COLLEGE, AND THEY ARE ASKING VIRGINIA TECH TO ASSIST THEM.))
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[OUT Q=Tech to assit them.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A new addition to the Virginia Tech campus is just around the corner.
[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


It's a hundred million dollar, privately funded medical school.
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[ANCHOR=SHannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Osteopath-Center]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-20 TC28:42]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A school of Osteopathic Medicine is supposed to open in the fall of 2003.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


While the school would not be directly affiliated with Virginia Tech, it would be located in Tech's Corporate Research Park. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer /MB SET;]


Jennifer Miele is here now with some specifics.
Keith and Shannon, Virginia Tech officials are being pretty tight-lipped about the school,
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL MB SET]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]


mainly because there's no official affiliation yet... they say it's not their project.
But they did say Virginia Tech IS interested in adopting this medical school, and that negotiations are currently taking place.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Nathaniel Christian/Va. Osteopathic Medicine Assoc.;:11]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;:51]
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[OUT Q=human health research.]

(( Dr. Nathaniel Christian is a practicing Osteopath in Lynchburg whose been working on plans for the new college.
He's a board member of the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association.
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((DR NATHANIEL CHRISITIAN/OSTEOPATH:)) [RUNS15]
Dr. Christian says a private endowment will fully fund the Osteopathic School of Medicine that's supposed to be built at Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The school, scheduled to open in 2003, would train doctors for under-served rural areas.
Christian says he expects about 35 students to enroll in the first class.
Tech Officials are interested in an official affiliation, and meetings have taken place, but nothing has been decided.
[SOT]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN: AS A RESULT, I THINK IT MIGHT OPEN UP SOME NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREA FOR THE UNIVERSITY IN HUMAN HEALTH RESEARCH.)) [RUNS07]))
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Carilion Health System says it has been approached about participating in the clinical training of the school's students.
Carilion is already committed to U-V-A med students, but IS exploring the possibility of involvement.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Jennifer /MB SET;]

Keith and Shannon.

[Amherst-Escapee]


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


Amherst County authorities are on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from the county jail this afternoon.
19- year- old Jason Owen was supposed to go on trial tomorrow on robbery, malicious wounding and breaking and entering charges.
Owen is a white male, six feet tall, weighing about 125 pounds with blondish- brown hair.
He may be wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt and bluejeans.
Police say Owen is considered dangerous.

[Colby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-24 TC1:39:45]
[GRAPHIC=Exie Colby]

A nine- year marriage- -a six-year old daughter- -with another child on the way. Now Exie Diane Colby is going to prison for hiring a man to kill her husband.
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[SUPER=01-Marian Kelley/Prosecutor; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=sentence starts now.]

(( Scott Colby still loves his wife, he says. They continued having sex- -even while the murder conspiracy case against her was pending. But he says he can't be 100% sure the child is his.
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[OUT Q=say it's not.]

The DEFENSE called the intended victim to testify on Diane Colby's behalf. He said he wasn't sure WHAT the judge should do with his wife, especially after having heard the state police wire tap. Hit man John Conner asked if she wanted Scott killed. Scott didn't take it well, when she said "not yet."
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[IN Q=and I just couldn't get]

[RUNS12]
[OUT Q=that's a yes. (2nd time)]

It all started when Diane Colby was charged with felony child abuse after her daughter got locked in the trunk of a car. To avoid losing custody of the child to Scott, she decided to have him eliminated.
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[SOT 12:25:50]
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[OUT Q=out of anger.]

Diane Colby had agreed with Conner to say it was all a joke, if they ever got caught.
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[OUT Q=year to serve.]

And the judge accepted that recommendation. MRS. Colby said she needed time to pack, had scheduled a sonogram tomorrow. Judge Pattisal said the sheriff can get her to the doctor. The one- year sentence starts now.))

[Brown]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-29 TC1:16:35]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


A fight that left one Roanoke woman dead last December is sending another young woman to prison.
Today, 18- Year- old Nastassia (nah-STASS-yuh) Brown was sentenced to serve six years for the stabbing death of 22- year- old Monique (mo-NEEK) Swain.
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((NASTASSIA BROWN/DEFENDANT: I DIDN'T KNOW HER, JUST LIKE SHE DIDN'T KNOW ME. AND I WOULD NEVER INTEND TO KILL ANYONE.))
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[VO-NAT]
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Brown said she was only trying to protect herself during the fatal confrontation.
But the prosecutor argued that Brown had armed herself with a deadly weapon and went looking for a fight.
And Monique Swain's mother asked for the maximum sentence.
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((SONJA SWAIN/MONIQUE SWAIN'S MOTHER: AND THEN I FEEL AT LEAST THE WORLD WILL KNOW I TRIED. I CAN'T BRING HER BACK. THERE'S NO BRINGING HER BACK.))
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[OUT Q=no bringing her back.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in May, following a plea agreement with prosecutors.
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[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After today's hearing, Sonja (SONE-yuh) Swain said there was no satisfaction, but a measure of relief in the judge's ruling.

[Poll-React]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-33 TC54:22]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


What was a five point race in mid-June is now a sizable lead for Democrat Mark Warner -- but the Earley campaign says all things considered, it should be bigger.
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=404-File Tape;]


In a Washington Post poll published yesterday, Warner led Earley by 14 percentage points among registered voters.
A spokesman for Mark Earley says Warner's T-V ad onslaught generated that.
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((DAVID BOTKINS/EARLEY CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN: WELL OUR INTERNAL POLLS AS WELL AS THE WARNER CAMPAIGN'S INTERNAL POLLS HAD IT CLOSER THAN THIS. WE'RE SHOWING AROUND NINE POINTS. THE LIKELY VOTERS ARE WHAT'S IMPORTANT HERE. THAT GAP IS ONLY 11 POINTS. I WOULD REMIND YOUR VIEWERS THAT MARY SUE TERRY WAS AHEAD OF GEORGE ALLEN IN 1993 BY 29 POINTS, IN THE SUMMER OF '93.))
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[OUT Q=in the summer of '93]
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/July 23;]


Democrat Mary Sue Terry went on to lose decisively in November of that year... and has now moved back to Patrick County.
The Warner campaign says it's happy voters are responding to Warner's message of a new style of leadership.
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[Teachers-Election]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
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For the first time, Virginia's largest teacher organization will televise ads across the state, urging voters to demand candidates to commit to more funding for public schools.
Three spots will air starting tomorrow.
The Virginia Education Association endorsed Democrat Mark Warner over Republican Mark Earley in the Governor's race... but the ads are nonpartisan.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Virginia Tech is cracking down on potential drug use by student athletes.
Details on that are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And find out why there's an early end to summer fun at a Lynchburg swimming hole.
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[Legion-Lake]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-32 TC1:15:36]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


An early end to the summer in Lynchburg.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Health concerns have forced Lynchburg's American Legion hall to close its public swimming lake .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Post 16 officials say a large flock of Canada geese has made the lake and surrounding park their home.
Geese droppings have made the area largely unusable, and the Lynchburg health department has received phone calls from citizens concerned about the situation.
The American Legion voluntarily closed the lake for the rest of the summer, and will drain it later this year.
Health officials say the droppings could cause high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water which could then lead to health problems in those exposed to it.
No health problems related to the lake have been reported.
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[Streamguage]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-26 TC1:39:38]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Flooding is less likely to take Roanoke residents by suprise thanks to updated equipment along the Roanoke River.
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[VO-NAT :12]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Congressman Bob Goodlatte today announced improvements to the streamgage network used by the United States Geological Survey. Roanoke's gage sits along the Roanoke River under the Walnut Street Bridge. The device measures steamflow information and provides date used in making water resource management decisions.
The site's partly funded by A-E-P because the company uses the information to determine how much electricity can be generated by the dam at Smith Mountain Lake. Improvements included the addition of satellite equipment that make the gage's information available over the internet.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL SCREEN] For more information you can check out the webwatch section of our homepage at wdbj7.com.
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[Alleghany-Development]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
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An agency in Allegheny County has run into some serious money trouble.
The Allegheny Highlands Economic Development Authority filed for Chapter nine bankruptcy Friday.
The filing is similar to Chapter eleven, where a municipality tries to reorganize and work out a payment plan for creditors.
A-H-E-D-A debt began to accumulate
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./1999]

after the county broke ground on a shell building in 1999, hoping a company called L-K-M would move in.
Things fell through when L-K-M went under, and left the development authority with the bill --
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

200- hundred thousand plus for building upgrades and 100 thousand dollars for a bond issue.
A foreclosure on authority property was scheduled for last Friday .

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A fairly quiet start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 41 points.
NASDAQ lost four.
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[Police-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:29:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]

More than a dozen new Roanoke city police officers will soon be on the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Roanoke Police Academy today graduated 13-officers, including two women. A ceremony held at the Jefferson Center included a speech by guest speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Presentation of Colors by the Roanoke Police Color Guard. Today's graduates and thirteen other students started the Academy in February. Only half the class completed the course. The new officers will start work with the City of Roanoke in a couple days.
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[Va-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-31 TC51:48]
[GRAPHIC=VA Tech]


Officials at Virginia Tech say substance abuse among athletes is NOT a problem and that's the way they want to keep it.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Effective today the school is adopting a stricter drug abuse policy.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Over the past year officials have researched and studied guidelines at other schools in an attempt to update their rules. The biggest change at Tech is that some penalties are now mandatory.
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[SOT 16:09:00]
[IN Q=counseling is]

((SHARON MCCLOSLKEY/ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT; COUNSELING IS MANDATORY FOR ANY DRUG TEST AND THERE WILL BE MISSED COMPETITION TIME FOR ANY POSITIVE DRUG TEST, ANYONE WHO TESTS POSITIVELY FOR ANY OF THE LISTED DRUGS, WILL MISS COMPETITION TIME .))
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[OUT Q=MISS COMPETITION TIME.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tech's athletic department decided to emulate the University of Florida because of its strict policy. Drug tests are still random throughout the academic year.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Hokies get ready for U-Conn and U know what. A former Cavalier is cut in the NFL this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason reports from Charlottesville tonight where an ankle injury has cut down Antwoine Womack.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=smike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-104 40:21]
[GRAPHIC=Uva football]


The Virginia football team was still licking it's wounds Monday morning after Saturday's 26-17 loss to 22nd ranked Wisconsin. Steve Mason has more on the condition of Antwoine Womack and a decision on the quarterback for this weekend against Richmond.
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[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Monsanto Pope/UVa Senior Defensive Tackle; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Jermaine Hardy/UVa Freshman Cornerback; 1:26]
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[S-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Tomorrow is the official cut down day in the NFL as each of the league's teams must get down to the 65 player limit at this stage of the preseason. The Redskins say they will cut Michael Bankston even though they are very thin on the defensive line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; ;00]

Former UVa linebacker and captain Yubrenal Isabelle, wearing number 18, was released today by the New England Patriots. Besides playing collegiately at UVa, Isabelle starred in high school for the Bluefield Beavers.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE=sp-98]
[GRAPHIC=tech]

Tech's opener against Connecticut will likely be milestone moment for Tech head coach Frank Beamer. Now in his 15th season at Tech, Beamer needs just one more win to have 100 career victories at his alma mater.
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[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...really been special."]
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[vo nat con't] The Hokies open with the Huskies on the east coast, but at least one member of the team is already making some "Rosy" west coast plans for after Christmas.
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[OUT Q=...ALL STARTS."][S-Express]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express and head coach, general manager Perry Florio continue to line up the roster for the upcoming season. Today the team inked Chris Cava, a six-foot 200 pound defenseman who finished up last season with the Toledo Storm. The Express opens training camp on September 28th.

[S-Open]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101]
[GRAPHIC=US OPEN TENNIS]


The US Open tennis championships began today in New York with Martina Hingis getting an easy 46 minutes win in the opening round. Men's 6th seed Patrick Rafter also won today but not without a great effort from Bob Bryan in the near court. Take a look and listen as Bryan give the term "laying down on the job" new meaning.
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[OC...NAT SOUND FADES.]
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[VO NAT CON'T] Bryan lost the match in straight sets but certainly won over the crowd.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 10119tc]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE SPORTS CLUB]


And things at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club are looking up tonight. At least those in attendance will be as six-foot eight inch George Lynch comes back to the valley to address the club's membership.
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[VO-NAT]

Big George is now getting ready for his 8th season in the NBA and his 4th with the Philadelphia 76ers. If you can't make it to the sports club tonight be sure to join us on News 7 at 11 as we get George's thoughts on the NBDL coming to Roanoke, plus see how is foot is after surgery. (------------)