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Coming up on News 7-
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A warning about possible terrorist attacks in California.
A judge throws out an award in a lawsuit over a Roanoke woman's fingernails.
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Plus one the country's most popular politicians chooses sides in Virginia's Governor's race.
News 7 is next.

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Authorities are preparing just in case.... after information that terrorists plan to target bridges on the West Coast... sometime in the next several days.
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((GOV. GRAY DAVIS/CALIFORNIA: WE'VE RECEIVED FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT SOURCES THREATS THAT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY BELIEVES ARE CREDIBLE THAT BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2ND AND NOVEMBER 7TH AT RUSH HOUR THERE WILL BE AN EFFORT TO BLOW UP ONE OF THOSE BRIDGES.))
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[Terrorism]


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The surprising announcement has the state of California on high alert
Governor Gray Davis says four famous bridges may be terrorist targets.
Meanwhile tonight the battle is on to beef up airport security- but it's hitting some stumbling blocks in Congress.
The House and Senate are still at odds on a plan to protect America's airports and airplanes.
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Jennifer Miller join us now from Capitol Hill with the latest developments.
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((WITH A SLIM FOUR-VOTE MAJORITY, THE HOUSE DEFEATED THE DEMOCRATIC VERSION OF THE AVIATION SECURITY BILL. IF PASSED, IT WOULD HAVE PUT AIRPORT SCREENERS ON THE FEDERAL PAYROLL. BUT THE VOTE NOW CLEARS THE WAY FOR THE REPUBLICANS PLAN TO KEEP SCREENERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
(Rep. Tom DELAY/R-Texas (Majority Whip) SOT - 20:57:53 "The house and the republican caucus have supported this preside

nt, and his position all along.) AND LATE THURSDAY EVENING, AMERICANS LEARNED AIRPLANES AREN'T THE ONLY TARGETS TERRORISTS MAY ATTACK. CALIFORNIA, GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS, MADE A STUNNING ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EVEN CAUGHT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES BY SURPRISE.
(Super: Gov. Gray Davis, D-CA)
(18:04:42 "Between Nov. 2nd and Nov. 7th, during rush hour, there will be an effort to blow up one of those bridges.")

The Golden Gate, The Vincent Thomas, even the Picturesque Coronado Bridge in San Diego. Davis says all were named 'potential terrorist targets' by a number of credible sources.
(DAVIS 18:04:50 "The best preparation is to let the terrorists know, we're ready, we know what you're up to, it's not g

onna succeed.") To foil a potential plot... California highway patrol, the coast guard, and national guard troops are all on high alert.
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MEANWHILE, anthrax IS NOW SHOWING UP IN MIDDLE AMERICA. Post offices in Missouri and Indiana have found spores. And in New York, where anthrax killed a Manhattan Hospital worker, disease detectives remain baffled, not knowing how the woman became infected. With his city on edge, Mayor Rudy Giuliani urges New Yorker's to stay calm.
(MAYOR RUDOLPH GIULIANI/(R) NEW YORK - "Life is scary, but the risk of anthrax statistically is considerably less than

many other risks you face in life that you don't know the answer to.")))
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[Special-Forces]


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As American jets continue to bomb the Taliban front lines, the U-S is stepping up its preparations for a ground campaign by the Northern Alliance.
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The military is trying to infiltrate more special forces into Afghanistan and may double or triple the small number already on the ground.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; WE HAVE A NUMBER OF TEAMS COCKED AND READY TO GO. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF HAVING THE RIGHT KIND OF EQUIPMENT TO GET THEM THERE AND THE LANDING ZONES ON PLACES WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THEM IN AND OUT.))
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The U-S is also air dropping food and ammunition to the anti-taliban forces in other parts of Afghanistan.
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An emotional plea tonight from the parents of an Amherst County school student who was struck and killed near her bus stop last month.
They want administrators to take a hard look at overcrowding on the county's buses.. so that another tragedy doesn't have to happen.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( 17- year- old Dana Roberson died October 17th, trying to cross a dark, busy highway to get to her schoolbus.
Roberson apparently was one of many students who would risk crossing Route 29 in order to get a seat on the bus.. which parents say was dangerously overcrowded.
Roberson's parents are asking the school board to do something.
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((LYNN ROBERSON/FATHER: WE FEEL THAT THE OVERCROWDING SITUATION ON OUR SCHOOL BUSES CONTRIBUTED TO CHILDREN PUTTING THEMSELVES AT RISK IN ORDER TO CATCH A BUS SO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO STAND OR SIT ON THE FLOORBOARD.))
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School officials say they've identified about ten buses that may be overcrowded and are keeping an eye on those daily ridership figures.
But Bus 78.. Dana Roberson's bus.. has been much lighter since the accident.. parents apparently are reluctant to let their kids back near the highway.
Superintendent John Walker says without reliable figures, he can't yet recommend any changes.
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((DR. JOHN WALKER/AMHERST CO. SCHOOL SUPT.: WE HAVE NOT MADE CHANGES AT THIS MOMENT FOR THE MOST PART, BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD ALL THE INPUT WE COULD SO WHEN IT WAS TIME TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS WE'D HAVE THE BEST INFORMATION POSSIBLE AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE HASTY AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO EXCLUDE ANYONE'S COMMENTS.))
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((LYNN ROBERSON: WHATEVER YOU DO WILL NOT BRING MY DAUGHTER BACK. BUT I THINK THIS NEED IS URGENT.))
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Walker says he'll have more detailed information at the next board meeting.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

[Top-Nail]


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You may remember the case.. the Roanoke woman who sued a nail salon saying they permanently destroyed her nails. A jury awarded her 150 thousand dollars this past August.
But as of tonight Carol Webb hasn't seen a dime, and she may not.
The judge has thrown out the award... saying it was too excessive.
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((CAROL WEBB: IT'S LIKE HE'S PLAYING GOD. HE'S PUTTING A PRICE TAGE ON MY FINGERNAILS. THEY'RE NOT HIS NAILS HE CAN'T PUT A PRICE TAG ON MY FINGERS.))
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It was April of 1995 that Webb got her nails done at Top Nails in Roanoke. She sued claiming permanent damage to her nails.
At the first trial the jury awarded only the amount of her medical bills... little more than 15-hundred dollars... The second trial a new jury agreed on a larger award-- 150 thousand dollars. Webb thought the case was over.
But the attorneys for Top Nails asked the judge to throw out the verdict and the award. Judge James Swanson did not set aside the jury's decision that the salon is liable, but he did order a new trial to determine just how much Webb is owed.
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((WEBB: YEA WE'RE GONNA GO ON AND FIGHT IT. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THAT THE JUDGE BE REMOVED FROM THE TIRD TRIAL. IN MY OPINION HE'S BIASED.. THAT'S MY OPINION.))
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In the judges decision he says the award was not the product of a fair and impartial decision based on the facts and the law.
Tonight News 7 spoke with the attorneys for Top Nails who say they're pleased with the judge's decision.. although they had hoped the entire case could be re-tried.


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An accident killed two people in Patrick County this afternoon.
State Police say 81 year old Hazel Haller of Eden North Carolina was driving south on Route 8 when she ran off the road.
The car then went down a ravine and struck an embankment.
Haller and her husband 90 year old Phillip Haller died a short time later at an area hospital.

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Roanoke Police need your help solving an early morning shooting.
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28-year-old David Lee Tickle was shot in the back just after
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midnight on Hunt Avenue in northwest Roanoke. He died at the scene. His girlfriend Candy and a friend were waiting for him in a car as he visited a friend.
Tickle never returned,
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Candy's mother says David and her daughter lived in this mobile home with her on Pine Run Road in Draper for the past six months. She says they recently got an apartment together in Pulaski.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Roanoke Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Crime Line at 344-8500.
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A Charlottesville man pleaded guilty to killing and robbing his stepfather today, avoiding a possible death sentence.
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23-year-old Charlie English pleaded guilty to the first degree murder of Ralph English last year.
The 61-year-old Rocky Mount man was strangled in his bed with a boot lace.
Two of Charlie English's friends have already been convicted of helping.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says he agreed to the plea because his evidence showed the OTHER two killed Ralph English.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; UNDER VA LAW, THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN GET THE DEATH PENALTY UNDER THE LAW IN A CAPITAL CASE IS THE PERSON THAT ACTUALLY COMMITS THE TRIGGER OFFENSE AND CHARLIE ENGLISH WAS NOT THAT PERSON.))
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English will be sentenced in January.
Under the plea agreement, he could receive up to 50 years in prison.
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His popularity is almost unmatched right now.... and Mark Earley's hoping it will rub off a little.
Find out who's backing the candidate next on News 7.
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And Virginia is NOT Florida.
It's NOT the new state slogan... It's the message the State Board of Elections.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the new look Tech basketball team Ds up in exhibition action. The Roanoke Dazzle drafts 12 players today while Hines ignites the team in Atlanta. NASCAR hopes to end the madness, the Stros get Jimy, and Andre Davis get a huge honor tonight on the Big 7.))
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[Guiliani]


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Virginia polls show Republican Mark Earley needs a six to ten point burst of good will from voters this weekend to pull out a victory Tuesday.
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The Earley campaign hopes a new T-V and web-site ad by New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani can help provide it.
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((BUT NOW, MORE THAN EVER, VIRGINIA AND AMERICA NEEDS REAL LEADERSHIP AND YOU'VE GOT A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN MARK EARLEY WHO CAN PROVIDE EXACTLY THAT KIND OF LEADERSHIP. IF I WERE A VIRGINIAN, I WOULD VOTE FOR MARK EARLEY.))
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A spokesman for Mark Warner says Warner has a great deal of respect for Mayor Guiliani.
But the Democrat thinks the race will be decided by Virginians on Virginia issues... like the budget impasse and resulting lack of resources for law enforcement officers.

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150 thousand voter guides at polling places Tuesday should make sure you can exercise your right to vote.
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It's all part of an effort by the State Board of Elections, the N-double-A-C-P, an ethics watchdog group, and the major politial parties to prove one thing: Virginia is NOT Florida.
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((CAMERON QUINN/STATE BD. OF ELECTIONS: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT TURNED UP IN FLORIDA IS THAT A LOT OF THE BALLOTS WEREN'T COUNTED AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL, THEY WERE COUNTED CENTRALLY. AND AS THE STUDIES IN THE MEANTIME HAVE SHOWN, THAT TENDS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS THAT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN COUNTED. ALL PRECINCTS COUNT ALL BALLOTS IN VIRGINIA AT THE PRECINCT LEVEL.))
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Virginia also has "conditional ballots," letting you vote even if you can't be found on the voter rolls until the next day.
A new "two corner" standard for punch card chads was set by state lawmakers this year.
The voter guide tells you you can vote WITHOUT a voter I-D, just by signing a piece of paper.
And some localities will be testing the very latest in voting technology on Tuesday.
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A Roanoke software company is getting national recognition.
See how it's changing doctor's offices around the country next on News 7.
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And legend says George Washington's teeth were wood, but experts say otherwise.
Find out how you can judge for yourself when we return.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Provox]


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If you think technology companies are a bad investment these days, a local firm will talk you out that....
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((NAT SOUND: NEW PARAGRAPH... FOLLOW UP TOMORROW SECONDARY TO THE ACUTE PAIN PERIOD. NEW PARAGRAPH.))
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Provox technologies developed software that translates the spoken word to text, and is used by hundreds of doctors across the country.
The company is growing so quickly that it plans to triple its size by the end of next year.
Provox's success caught the eye of Microsoft... it won the 2001 award for Innovative Health Care Solutions.
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((STEVE BENNINGTON: IT'S A WONDERFUL THING FOR US WE FEEL IT KIND OF VALIDATES A YOUNG COMPANY'S TECHNOLOGY, AND WILL CERTAINLY GIVE US A BOOST IN OUR SALES AND PROMOTIONAL EFFORTS IN THE FUTURE.))
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Physicians typically pay medical transcriptionists about 700 dollars a month.
Provox says it can do the same job for less than a third of that cost.
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[Washington-Teeth]


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Being the first president isn't George Washington's only claim to fame... legend has it his teeth were made of wood.

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Well, the legend is wrong but the truth about his teeth is probably just as interesting. For the first time, Washington's dentures are on display at his Mount Vernon home, complete with a sign that says human teeth, cow teeth, hippopotamus trunk and elephant ivory all make up his not so pearly whites. Museum curators say since there is a renewed interest in history, now is a perfect time for the unveiling of the infamous set of teeth.
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[Almanac]


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Now that we are spending more time raking leaves and less time tending to our gardens... We can almost feel Thanksgiving and the winter season are right around the corner. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner tells us what we can expect in the month of November.
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The Dazzle drafts, the Hokies hoop it up at the Cassell, Andre is a Giant in the classroom. We have the week 10 schedule for Friday Football Extra, plus we're biking and hiking at the Explore Park.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Houston Astros have hired Jimy Williams to be their new manager. Williams was fired by the Red Sox earlier this year, but in 1999 he was baseball's manager of the year.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team played its only exhibition game of the preseason last night as the Hokies hosted a NIKE elite team made up of former college players coached by Bill Frieder.
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Third year Tech coach Ricky Stokes has some high hopes for this year's squad. And the players would show flashes of brilliance - Joe Hamilton with the wicked pass to Carlton Carter for the layup.

How about the three ball prowess? Bryant Matthews takes the rock beyond the arc and knocks in the triple as Tech goes up by five. Then Carlos Dixon would take his turn outside the three point line and he cans the jumper to push the lead to eight.
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Dixon would score a game high 17 points in all tonight as the Hokies beat Nike Elite 83 to 57. Tech's home opener is on November 17th.
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The National Basketball Developmental League's inaugural draft was held yesterday.
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The Roanoke Dazzle and the league's 7 other teams each picked 12 players to join the four allocated guys they already had on the roster. These players will practice in Georgia today before opening training camp here in Roanoke at Hollins University next week.
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The Dazzle used their top pick in the draft to select former University of Alabama star Artie Griffin. He has played under head coach Kent Davison in both the CBA and the United States Basketball League.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE 1000] The Dazzle's 12 picks yesterday include a couple of intriguing players. Lee Wilson, who played at Arkansas is a six foot 11 inch center who weighs 306 pounds.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1001] In the sixth round, the Dazzle took JaRon Rush from UCLA. Cornelius Jackson played at Marshall. And Terry Sellers is 7-2, but he only weighs 220 pounds. Charles Hathaway was drafted in the 10th round, but he already has quit the team.
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The long shot to make the team is of course Roanoke's Derrick Hines, but don't count out the little man from Fleming just yet. In yesterday morning's scrimmage against Mobile - Hines was the man scoring 9 points and playing great defense.
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To put that in perspective - neither Harold Deane nor Keith Friel scored a single point. The Dazzle opens its home season November 10th.

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Nearly 100 drivers, crew members and car owners met at Joe Gibbs race shop in Huntersville, North Carolina to discuss ways to putting an end to the super dangerous, super speedway racing.
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The changes appear to be marginal at this point with the restrictor plate openings remaining the same. The rear spoilers are being dropped 15 degrees and the roof blade is being taken off. But really the biggest change is that preseason testing January will have different makes at the same test. NO more manufacturer exclusivity.
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Virginia Tech's Andre Davis is one of 16 recipients nationwide of an $18 thousand dollar post-graduate scholarship.
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The National Football Foundation and the College hall of fame bestowed the honor upon Davis who is a three-time academic all-Big East conference selection. He already has earned his bachelor's degree and he's a member of Tech's honor society. He also takes great pride in being a positive example for young kids to follow.
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Andre will receive the honor on December 11th at Waldorf-Astoria in lower Manhattan at the Foundation's 44th annual awards dinner.
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[S-Bike]


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The Explore Park is the place to be this weekend for more than just the fall color. Steve Mason tells us why.
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((No plans this Saturday? How about a run....then short bike ride....followed by a quick run over and through the hills and valleys of the scenic Explore Park. Most people are familar with the triathlon, but the Duathlon is becoming more popular while it goes through some changes. ((:))
The Explore Park Duathlon requires a mountain bike. Competitors begin with a two mile run followed by a 10 mile bike and the event closes with another two mile run. The race is for men and women ages 15 to 70. ((:))
Lewis Gale dietitian Don Mankie is an accomplished triathlete who has tried out the duathlon course.)) ((:))((Don Mankie/Lewis Gale Dietitian:))