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Coming up on News 7-
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Their dogs attacked and killed a woman- Now the trial begins.
Will they stay or will they go. The latest on these signs-
More than 200 jobs are coming to Southside.
And the gas wars go to Richmond. What will that mean at the pump?
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News 7 is next.

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Family and friends gather tonight in a Georgia church to once again remember their loved ones-- as the crematorium body count nears 200.
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[Memorial]


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Memories flooded back tonight as residents in a small Georgia town are facing loss once again...
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Many packed a local church tonight to make peace again with hurt they were already tried to heal.
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But tonight-- they lit candles and supported one another as they deal with the discovery. It's left many searching for answers-- thinking that they had properly buried and honored those who had died.
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At the Tri-State Crematorium, the count now stands at 191 sets of remains. The count rose today after investigators found several caskets containing corpses that had previously been buried elsewhere. Investigators are now looking into gas records to determine exactly when the incinerator was last used.
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((STEVE WILSON/ SHERIFF/ WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA: IT COULD NOT BE THAT COSTLY TO JUST FIRE IT UP TO CREMATE THE BODY. THAT'S THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, I GUESS, IS, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN OVER THESE PERIOD OF YEARS WHEN IT WOULD SEEM THAT JUST CREMATING THE BODY WOULD BE VERY MINIMAL AS TO WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW.))
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The state's chief medical examiner says he's already researched 79 sets of ashes returned by families whose funeral homes used the crematory. One of those families had the remains of someone else-- while their loved one's body was identified on the grounds. Investigators are finding that most did not get the remains of the deceased.
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((DR. KRIS SPERRY/ GEORGIA CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER: THERE ARE SEVEN ACTUALLY, THAT WERE EITHER WHOLE OR IN PART ADULTERATED WITH, AGAIN, WHAT APPEARS TO BE CONCRETE DUST. THERE IS ONE SET THAT APPEARS TO BE DIRT, BASICALLY POTTING SOIL. WE COULD NOT FIND ANY HUMAN REMAINS IN IT, IT APPEARED TO BE DIRT.))
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The operator of the Tri- State crematory- Ray Marsh- remains in custody. As of today-- 16 theft- by- deception charges have been filed against him.
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[Appomattox]


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Signs and sludge dominated tonight's meeting of the Appomattox County board of supervisors.
Citizen pressure helped convince the board to change their mind on one issue.. now residents hope their voice will be heard on the other too.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( They like their history in Appomattox County and they like their old signs.
When the county recently sought to replace these old welcome signs with new, more modern-looking signs, the public outcry was tremendous.
So instead, the board voted to keep the old signs and spend a little money fixing them up.
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((FRANK CARWILE/APPOMATTOX CO. SUPERVISOR: THE WAY I SEE IT IS THESE SIGNS WHAT THEY NEED IS A LITTLE TOUCH-UP. ))
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If they HAD put up new signs, they might have read: "Welcome to Appomattox, Just Don't Take a Deep Breath".
Eleven farmers here want to spread biosolids-- treated human waste-- on their fields as fertilizer.
The state says localities can't legally keep biosolids out.. residents don't want them in.
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((BETTY SIANO/RESIDENT: HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE FLIES, THE MOSQUITOES, GNATS THAT COME IN THE SPRINGTIME AND WILL CARRY THE GERMS AND THE VIRUSES THAT ARE IN THAT MUCK.))
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((LEE MUNSICK/OPPOSES BIOSOLIDS: NO ONE CAN TRULY KNOW WHAT IS OR MAY BE IN THE SO-CALLED BIOSOLIDS AT ANY GIVEN TIME.))
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Lacking any guidance from the state, the board voted to adopt an emergency ordinance that places some restrictions on biosolid applications.
Supervisors say they'll likely go back and add more.. farmers have indicated the issue may end up in court.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))

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An old Roanoke train station damaged by fire just over a year ago is one of the country's most endangered.
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The old Virginian Railway Station was being used as a feed store when caught fire in January 2001.
What's left is slated for demolition by Norfolk Southern... and that's why the Great American Station Foundation has put the building on its Most Endangered list.
Originally built in 1909, it was the Virginian Railway's premiere station until it closed in 1958.
The Foundation says it could serve as a shuttle site between downtown and the planned Biomedical Center.
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Also on the foundation's list this year are stations in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Mexico.

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Another big step today toward making Roanoke home to a new stadium and amphitheater complex, but not without a few fireworks.
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Today-- city council awarded a one and a quarter million dollar contract to Rosser International for architectural and engineering services. A citizen's committee recommended Rosser for the job but Mayor Ralph Smith argued other qualified businesses were NOT given a fair shot.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: YOU INVARIABLY GET THE SAME SUCCESSFUL BIDDER TIME AFTER TIME. I THINK THAT IS A CONCERN, IT NEEDS TO BE OPEN TO ALL AND I'VE SEEN THAT BEING IN PRIVATE BUSINESS I'VE SEEN THAT WHEN GOOD BUSINESSES WERE SHUT OUT OF THE PROCESS NOT BECAUSE THEY'VE HAD AN INFERIOR PRODUCT BUT SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T CONNECTED.)) ((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; THIS BID PROCESS FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT EXPERTISE VERSUS BUYING A TRUCK OR A PRODUCT, I MEAN, YOU CAN ACTUALLY HAVE A BID WHERE YOU CAN COMPARE PRICES, THIS IS WHERE YOU FIND THE PERSON YOU BELIEVE CAN DO THE BEST JOB AND I THINK THAT'S THE THIN I THINK WE'VE LOST TRACK OF HERE.))
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City council meetings are taped and broadcast by Roanoke Valley Television-- but a consultant persuaded council not to broadcast the citizen's comment portion of meetings. This angered a number of residents-- so council has changed its mind and will again broadcast all citizens comments.


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[Wilder-Commission]


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Just how efficient is state government? That's what the Governor wants to find out. He says his new commission studying government efficiency should be bold and creative- and move quickly.
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Warner told the group to look at services the state provides, and consider which ones should be consolidated or simply eliminated.
Former Governor Doug Wilder is heading the commission- It also includes Emory and Henry President Tom Morris, and former Carilion CEO Tom Robertson.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE MUST REVISIT WHETHER STATE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING THE APPROPRIATE SERVICES AND WHETHER THEY ARE PROVIDING THOSE SERVICES IN AN APPROPRIATE CONSUMER- ORIENTED MANNER. NOT A MANNER THAT IS DRIVEN NECESSARILY BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OR BUREAUCRACIES BUILT IN SILOS.))
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The group will also consider how the state can make the best use of technology, and modern management techniques.
The Governor has asked for a report before the end of the summer.
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[Gas-Prices]


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Places like Sheetz will be able to continue selling gas at low prices.
Legislation to fight "predatory pricing" at the gas pump ran into a skeptical House committee this afternoon.
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The bill would have prohibited the sale of gasoline below cost.
Small retailers say some large chains are taking a loss to drive competitors out of business.
Approved by the Senate, the measure came before the House Commerce and Labor Committee.
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((MIKE CORTEZ/SHEETZ VICE PRESIDENT: WE HAVE DETERMINED DIFFERENT WAYS TO BRING GAS TO THE MARKET CHEAPLY. AND IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE CONSUMERS. IT IS NOT A PROBLEM. )) ((CHRISTOPHER JUDD/ASHLAND STATION OWNER: I DON'T BEGRUDGE THE WAR CHESTS THAT CORPORATE AMERICA HAS ACCUMULATED. I WOULDN'T WANT DEEP POCKETS MYSELF. DON'T ASPIRE TO ATTAIN THAT. HOWEVER WHEN NOT HAVING DEEP POCKETS BECOMES A HANDICAP FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY, THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG.))
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Representatives from Sheetz and other large chains say they try to sell gasoline as cheaply as they can, but insist they aren't trying to put competitors out of business. The committee killed the legislation on a close vote.
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New jobs are on the way to Southside.
We'll tell you how many next on News 7.
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Plus nearly 300 K-mart stores are on the way out... including some in our area.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as district tournament week opens big time. We'll check out tonight's action in the Blue Ridge and the Three Rivers - which is being staged in Christiansburg. Plus, VMI and the Citadel have agreed to play the military classic of the south in Charlotte. And the folks in DC give Mike Tyson a boxing license, but they might not be a crazy as these guys. Tonight on the Big 7.))

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Henry County's getting new jobs and a new technology center.
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State and local money will go toward a new technology campus at the old DuPont site.
Crews are already tearing down some parts of the facility and getting it ready for new high-tech industry.
The Campus' first tenant will be (Serx-on) Cerxon Microelectronics.
The company makes high-tech parts for automobiles, cell phones, and medical products.
Cerxon will hire 250 people over the next three years.
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((MIKE SEIDLE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE MADE SOME CHANGES THAT WE THOUGHT IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OUGHT TO E HANDLED IN THE COUNTY AND IN THE CITY. WE MADE THESE CHANGES AND THIS IS THE VERY DAY THAT WE THOUGH... AS JACK DALTON USED TO SAY, GET A PLAN AND IT WILL WORK. WE GOT A PLAN AND IT WORKED.))
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Jobs at Cerxon will pay on average 14 dollars an hour plus benefits.
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[K-Mart]


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Two K-Mart stores in our region will likely close later this year.
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In bankruptcy court documents, K-Mart says it will sell the inventory of 291 unprofitable stores .. to save 250-million dollars a year. Stores in Radford and Madison Heights are on the list .. along with one in Richmond and another in Northern Virginia.
A judge is scheduled to rule on that plan next month. The Radford store manager says he can not comment on the closing and will not say how many people work there.
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[Dog-Attack]


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A woman attacked by two dogs screamed for help- and tried to crawl to her apartment- but she never made it.
Now the dog's owners are on trial for the woman's death.
As Chris Lawrence reports- prosecutors say the owners knew the dogs were dangerous.
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((Prosecutors began opening arguments Tuesday and showed the jury graphic pictures of Diane Whipple. Her neighbor's dogs savagely mauled Whipple as she tried to get into her San Francisco apartment last year. Prosecutors described how Whipple desperately tried to crawl away and promised testimony from a neighbor who heard the attack. Jim Hammer/prosecutor Help me those are the last words.... Marjorie Knoller was holding her dogs when they attacked. She has been charged with second degree murder. But defense attorneys say Knoller did all she could to stop the dogs. Nedra Ruiz/Defense Attorney crouching down, from this position .... Prosecutors accuse Knoller and her husband Robert Noel of keeping dogs they knew were dangerous. Prosecutors say the couple had 30 warnings, including the time Bain bit Noel's hand and sent him to the hospital. Diane Whipple's mother watched from the courtroom.
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i still have nightmares.... The case received so much publicity that it was moved to Los Angeles, but the judge told jurors to put ll that aside as they begin to hear evidence.))

[Yates]


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Five small pairs of pajamas were entered into evidence in a Houston Courtroom....
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the pajamas the Yates children were wearing the day their mother drowned them.
37 Andrea Yates began methodically rocking back and forth- craning her neck to get a a closer look at what her children were wearing the last time she saw them.
Today Yates mother in law testified- saying sometimes Andrea would stare at nothing for hours- walk in circles- or scratch at her head until her hair fell out.
Prosecutors don't dispute that Yates is mentally impaired- but they contend she knew what she was doing when she drowned her children.
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It's created a tidal wave of abuse and crime all across the country.
Now for the first time, a doctor's being held criminally responsible for the overdose death of a patient.
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And nearly 20 workers have to swim for it... when their drilling rig collapses
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[Oxycontin-Doctor]


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In Florida a jury finds a doctor guilty of manslaughter in the Oxycontin overdose deaths of four patients.
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Doctor James Graves faces up to 30 years in prison.
It's believed he is the first U-S doctor to stand trial on manslaughter or murder charges in the Oxycontin death of a patient.
Graves testified he did not know his patients were abusing drugs and said no one would have died if the drug had been taken as prescribed.
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A Bland County doctor is the latest in Virginia sentenced to prison for illegally writing prescriptions for narcotics, including OxyContin. Tomorrow at Six-- Doctor Freeman Clark shares his story with Teresa Hamilton in part three of our series, "A Dose of Trouble".

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The Coast Guard pulled 19 workers out of the Gulf of Mexico today.
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Their mobile gas drilling rig was about 20 miles off the coast of Alabama when one of its legs collapsed early this morning.
The rig sank and the workers were dumped into the choppy sea.
Six of the rescued workers are hospitalized, though none of their injuries appear to be life-threatening.
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Plenty of high school basketball tournament action is coming up tonight. Plus, VMI gets a football game in Charlotte and Tyson gets a license in DCTERMS.
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[SUPER=03-Snowbird, UT; :00]

But first, the Olympics aren't quite ready for these guys. 32 of the best snowboarders in the world are hooked up this week for the annual "Huck fest" in Snowbird, Utah. There are jumps, rails and plenty of chances to test your "jibbing" skills while hitting a 720 or a 900. Now tonight's numbers.
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[S-Burg]


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The Blur Ridge District boys basketball quarterfinals tipped off last night at the Salem Civic Center.
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Lets start with the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers taking on the Blacksburg Indians.
The Indians Cory Price is gonna drive hard to the basket, pull up and hit the jumper. Price scored 12 points and was one of four Indians in double figure scoring.
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But the leading scorer on the night belonged to Botetourt as senior Chris Tucker would pour in 27, including this J. But it was 51-41 Blacksburg.
Blacksburg's Sam Wheeler tickles the twine here after the Indians break the press. Blacksburg advances to the semifinals with the 77-55 win.
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The Indians would stick around to see if they would meet either Salem or Alleghany in the final four.
The Spartans were 2 and OH against Alleghany comnig in but junior Montell Watson looked to erase that stat. He scored basket after basket in the opening few minutes. He tallied a game high 21 points.
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The game was to close to call in the fourth period. Adam Farabaugh gets the ball to Carter Tate, he finds the nylon to put Salem up 44-42 with under two and a half minutes to play.
Matt Collins, who scored 19, benefits from Farabaugh's steal, he slams it home and Salem squeaks out the 46-44 victory.
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The tourney rolls on tonight. Northside battles William Byrd at six followed by William Fleming and Pulaski.

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The Three Rivers district tournament also opened last night with quarterfinal action.
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Christiansburg high school is playing host to the tournament once again all week long. Auburn's James Morrison goes inside and battles hard for the offensive board. He gets the rebound, the score and the foul. It's 48-to-39 Auburn. Glenvar's Brian Dunn, who had a team high 19 points, knocks down this three pointer as Glenvar cuts the Auburn lead to 3 with under four minutes to go.
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But Auburn's Travis Regay drives, scoops and scores. The Eagles advance to Thursday night's semi-finals with the 58-to-50 win.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Buffaloes vs. Mustangs; :00]

In the nightcap, the Floyd County Buffaloes battled Eastern Montgomery. Floyd takes an early lead when the big man Matt Gardner hauls in the pass and scores down low on the easy two pointer.
The Mustangs come back with Jordan Stewart picking off the pass and taking it all the way for the score as he gets the shooters roll.
[super=33-Floyd Co./54/Eastern Montgomery/51;]

But Floyd would prevail to win it 54-to-51, as Hunter Cannaday knocked in a game high 29 points. Floyd advances to Thursday's semi-finals to meet regular season champ Radford.
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The Pioneer district opened its tournament last night but also had a special playoff to determine the regular season champ. Covington beat Bath County 92-to-89 to win its fourth straight Pioneer crown.

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Michael Jordan's right knee will keep him out of the Wizards next game tomorrow night in Detroit. The problem is tendinitis. He plans to play Thursday night against New Jersey.
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Meanwhile, his old team the Chicago Bulls pulled off a big trade with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers ship Jalen Rose, Travis Best and Norman Richardson to Chicago in exchange for Ron Artest, Ron Mercer, Kevin Ollie and Brad Miller.

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Mike Tyson was granted a boxing license today in DC by the Washington Boxing and Wrestling commission. He vote was unanimous. This clears the way for the much anticipated Tyson-Lennox Lewis bout in the nation's capital.
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VMI and the Citadel don't like each other, but they certainly respect one another. Their football rivalry dates back to 61 prior meetings. This coming season they'll meet again, but not in Lexington or Charleston, but rather Charlotte.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/2000 Season; ;00]

This afternoon the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission announced the "Military Classic of the South" will be played at American Legion Memorial Stadium each of the next two years. The organizers hope to turn the game into a mini-version of the Army-Navy game. This year's game will be played on November 16th.
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The Ward Burton victory tour continued today in New York as he dropped in on the set of of "Regis and Kelly".
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Ward came in decked out in his leather winner's jacket, and while he was easy to see, his NASCAR-dialect wasn't always easy to for poor ol' Regis to comprehend.
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