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Coming up-
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The conviction is overturned for the man in prison for murdering a Radford Teen.
Toxic packages are sent to several top British officials----


Is tuna safe for pregnant women? We'll have a story.
Plus A-B-C may add a D.. as in Dave Letterman.
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News 7 is next.
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The man convicted of murdering a New River Valley teenager WILL get a new trial.
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[Thomas]


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You probably remember the case- a Radford teen missing- her body found- and then the man accused convicted of murder.


Today the state Supreme Court today overturned Jeffrey Thomas' murder conviction and death sentence.
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Thomas spent the past year on death row for the attempted rape and murder of 16-year old Tara Munsey. But the Court says the original trial judge failed to properly consider the impact of pre-trial publicity. It was not just the extensive coverage the case generated. According to today's supreme court opinion- "The tenor of the publicity went beyond dispassionate reporting...."
Justice Elizabeth Lacy said one newspaper article said police had tied the bullets to the suspect, when in fact the bullets could not be linked to Thomas. Last year, Judge Colin Gibb refused to move the trial out of Pulaski, believing he had seated an impartial jury. But that was not easy. It took five days to find enough people to fill the jury. "...the more difficult it is to seat a jury," Justice Lacy says: "the more likely it is that the public will believe the judicial process to be tainted by prejudice."
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[React-Thomas]


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People on both sides of the case are reacting to the decision.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Fleenor says he's surprised but is prepared to try the case again. Fleenor believes the Supreme Court will decide where it will be once a notice is filed to prosecute Jeffrey Thomas a second time. Sheriff Jim Davis says the evidence is strong no matter where it's heard and that it's difficult for the families involved.
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((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF; I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WILL FIND THE STRENGTH AND THE WILLPOWER TO SIT THROUGH ANOTHER TRIAL, THEY'RE LENGTHY THEY'RE VERY MOVING THE EVIDENCE IS VERY REVEALING AND I DO FEEL SORRY FOR THAT. ))
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Tara Munsey's mother did not return calls to News 7 ...while Thomas's former brother-in-law, Gary Davis says he's glad there'll be a new trial. In a phone interview, defense attorney Brian Scheid said...We're pleasantly surprised by the decision.... the Supreme Court really focused and asked a lot of questions about change of venue.... hopefully now we'll have something more like an even playing field."
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[Toxic-Packages]


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Some toxic packages are apparently turning up at the offices of top British officials.
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16 packages of a caustic material were mailed to British politicians including Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Scotland Yard says an anonymous phone call warned police that 16 packages were mailed.
The caller claimed to belong to the Scottish National Liberation Army.
Police say the packages were sent as a complimentary sample of an aromatherapy product- with the contents described as eucalyptus oil-
Scotland Yard says the tests found the substance to be a caustic material that can burn the flesh.
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[Shadow-Government]


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It's an idea that originated during the Cold War -- but it was never tested until September eleventh.
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Officials say a ``shadow government'' has been set up in secret locations outside Washington, to ensure the government keeps working after an attack on the capital
At least 75 officials from all branches of government are living and working in bunkers on the East Coast.
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(( BUSH: WE TAKE THE CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT ISSUE SERIOUSLY BECAUSE OUR NATION WAS UNDER ATTACK.))
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President Bush activated the shadow government fearing the al-Qaida terrorist network would launch a nuclear attack on the United States:
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((VICTORIA CLARKE/PENTAGON SPOKESPERSON: I FEEL VERY, VERY CONFIDENT OF THE PLANS THAT ARE IN PLACE AND THE PRACTICES THE PEOPLE ARE ENGAGING IN TO MAKE SURE, IF SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS, THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO FUNCTION. ))
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An official says the bunkers have all the comforts of home and office- including computers, command centers and telephones.
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[Yates]


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Andrea Yates mental condition was the topic in a Houston courtroom today.
Defense psychiatrists today painted a picture of a psychotic woman barely fit for motherhood-
Jim Acosta has the latest in the case of the Houston woman accused of murdering her 5 children.
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((IN COURT THE EXPERT TESTIFIED IT IS HIS OPINION THAT ANDREA WAS LEGALLY INSANE THE DAY SHE KILLED HER FIVE CHILDREN.
RESNICK POINTED OUT HE TURNED DOWN A CHANCE TO WORK FOR SUSAN SMITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA MOTHER WHO DROWNED HER CHILDREN IN A LAKE. IN THAT CASE RESNICK THOUGHT SMITH WAS SANE -- THE SAME VERDICT REACHED BY THE JURY.
IN THE MORNING -- PSYCHIATRIST STEPHEN ROSENBLATT TOLD THE JURY WHAT HE OBSERVED WHEN HE ANALYZED ANDREA YATES FIVE DAYS AFTER THE MURDERS. Stephen Rosenblatt, Defense Psychiatrist: "I thought she was very disturbed and very psychotic at that point." IN COURT ROSENBLATT SAID YATES TOLD HIM "SHE FELT IT WAS WRONG TO KILL HER CHILDREN." BUT THE DOCTOR TESTIFIED HE DID NOT BELIEVE YATES SAYING SHE WAS SEVERELY PSYCHOTIC: "HER ACTIONS WERE BASED UPON A DELUSIONAL SYSTEM SHE DID NOT KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG."
PROSECUTORS SUGGESTED IT WAS THE DEATH OF YATES' CHILDREN AND HER ARREST THAT MADE HER PSYCHOTIC. BUT ROSENBLATT SAID -- BASED ON YATES' CONDITION WHEN HE SAW HER -- HE BELIEVED ANDREA WAS "OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY" ON THE DAY OF THE MURDERS.
Rosenblatt: "I know she's sick. There's no doubt in my mind at all."
NEXT WEEK THE DEFENSE IS EXPECTED TO CALL TO THE STAND THE PSYCHIATRIST WHO TOOK ANDREA OFF AN ANTI-PSYCHOTIC MEDICINE THAT WAS MAKING HER BETTER. A MEDICINE HER LAWYERS BELIEVE COULD HAVE SAVED THE YATES CHILDREN. JIM ACOSTA CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))

[Animal-Cruelty]


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Legislation prompted by acts of animal cruelty in western Virginia will soon be on the Governor's desk.
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The recent deaths of two dogs in western Virginia prompted lawmakers to take a serious look at the legislation.
Similar bills have now cleared both houses of the General Assembly... and today the Senate approved ammendments requested by the House.
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((WE TOOK CARE OF SOME TECHNICAL AMMENDMENTS TODAY . IT WILL BE GOING TO THE GOVERNOR. WHAT THIS MEANS IT WILL BE A FELONY FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE TO TORTURE AND KILL A DOG OR CAT THAT IS A COMPANION ANIMAL. AND I THINK IT'S TIME TO MAKE THIS A FELONY.))
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Roanoke Senator John Edwards says he expects Governor Warner to sign the legislation.

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Still ahead- hundreds gather today to remember a former Lynchburg and Danville city official.
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Plus, is the fish industry putting pressure on the government and are pregnant women at risk as a result? We'll have the story when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Grand-Am]


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A race driver on the Grand Am series was killed today when he crashed during practice.
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Jeff Clinton lost control of his car when it veered off the course in the first turn at Florida's Homestead Speedway.
The 38-year-old driver from St. Louis died at the scene. He was preparing for the start of his first full season in the Grand Am Circuit.
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[Tuna-Mom]


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The F-D-A issued a warning to pregnant women not to consume some kinds of fish- because they could contain mercury levels that could harm an unborn fetus-
But now an environmental group is accusing the government of softening its warning because of industry pressure.
As Marti Johnson reports, tuna is at the center of the debate.
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[Intermet-Suit]


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Victims of an explosion at a Radford plant have filed suit.
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The blast at New River Castings killed three people and seriously injured others in March of 2000. Court documents list five-plaintiffs....the estates of the deceased and two injured employees. Multiple defendants are named in the suits including the plant and it's parent company Intermet International.
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[Franklin-Fire]


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Firefighters in Franklin County spent two hours battling a blaze at an auto parts store this morning.
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It happened at Holley's Used Auto Parts.
The fire was sparked by an explosion that occurred while an employee was removing a gas tank from an automobile.
The employee and two of his co-workers got out safely.
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[Savage-Crash]


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Their names exist only on an accident report in the Navy archives.. but a local minister says it's time to do more to honor three men who died when their AJ-1 Savage crashed in Bedford County more than a half century ago.
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Pastor Jeff Clemens is trying to raise 3-thousand dollars to erect a memorial to the victims of the 1950 crash.


But Clemens says the effort is about more than just a bronze plaque with a few names on it.
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((JEFF CLEMENS/MEMORIAL ORGANIZER: IT'S MORE PEOPLE AND THE STORIES AND CLOSURE AND HONOR TO THE FAMILIES. AND YOU SAW THAT LAST MAY, IT WAS VERY MEANINGFUL TO THE FAMILIES, IT WAS A GIFT. AND IT MADE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES, THERE WAS FINALLY CLOSURE, THERE WAS HONOR AND RESPECT.))
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Clemens also spearheaded a drive to honor the crew of a B-25 bomber that crashed in Bedford in 1943.
He hopes to have the Savage memorial in place by Veterans Day.
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[Church]


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Hundreds of people said goodbye today to former Danville and Lynchburg city manager Charles Church.
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Church died Tuesday after a long battle with prostate cancer.
A large crowd packed First Christian Church in Lynchburg this afternoon for a memorial service honoring Church's life.
His pastor says Church will be remembered for his commitment to his family, his friends and his community.
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((REV. ROGER ZIMMERMAN/FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH: HE VIEWED THE UNREALIZED PROMISE FROM AFAR AND HE TOOK POSSESSION OF THE FUTURE BY HIS ACT OF FAITH, BY HIS VISIONING, BY HIS STRATEGIC PLANNING, BY HIS WARMTH OF CHARACTER, AND THIS FAITH CONTINUED INTO HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, WITH NEIGHBORS, WITH CITY EMPLOYEES, WITH COLLEAGUES THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA.))
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Charles Church was 56 years old.
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Still to come on the newscast, a problem on the Space Shuttle could cut its latest mission short.
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Also could David Letterman pack up his top ten lists and head to another network? It's being discussed. We'll have the details.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Shuttle]


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The Space Shuttle Columbia had a perfect launch this morning...but the mission may have to be cut short.
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Not long after Columbia arrived in orbit, NASA engineers discovered a problem with its cooling system.
Debris blocking the coolant loop reduced the flow of freon to some radiators.
Engineers are trying to find ways around the problem in order to keep the eleven-day mission on schedule.
The purpose of the journey is to renovate the Hubble Telescope. The team is expected to catch up with the telescope on Sunday.
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[Letterman]


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Dave Letterman's gone from NBC to CBS.. and now perhaps.. he's heading to ABC-
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Yes, Letterman could be making the network jump yet again.
ABC is trying to persuade the late night host to work for them.
Sources close to the negotiations say Letterman's people are talking to both ABC and CBS.
Letterman has been unhappy since leaving NBC for CBS in 1993-
If Letterman does move to ABC, he'd replace Nightline- The Washington Post says Ted Koppel is already furious.
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[Almanac]


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Weather changes rapidly this time of year, but our own Leo Hirsbrunner has all the right numbers to prepare us for March.
Here's our monthly Almanac.
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[Weather] [03/01/2002] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Almanac [MUSIC UNDER]
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[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

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On the first day of free agency the Redskins signed former Tampa Bay receiver Reidel Anthony for one year.
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The Skins also inked former New York Giants linebacker Jesse Armstead, he will get a three year deal worth 4.5 million bucks. The deal will include a signing bonus of 1.25 million.
The Baltimore Ravens waived quarterback Elvis Grbac today after he would not restructure his 30 million dollar contract, he wouldn't take a five million dollar pay cut.
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[S-Volley]


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We start with the group A state volleyball semifinal between Craig County Altavista. The Rockets lost the first game, won the second but lost third and their season ends in the final four. The 2A state volleyball semifinal match was held at Amherst high school last night.
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In that match, William Byrd would battle Chancelor. The Terriers had all of the school support out after a long hall to Amherst.
The Terriers would come out hard and would register this spike in the opening game of the three game set, but the Generals would pull rank.
Chancelor comes back to dominate the first game 15 to 6. The Generals win the second 15-11 and end Byrd's season and advance to the state title.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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To hoops and the Region III basketball championship between Blacksburg and Jefferson Forest. The winner hosts the Region IV runner up, that game is played tonight between Martinsville and Laurel park.
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This game would tip off at Heritage high school and the Indians and the Cavaliers would go back and forth.
Blacksburg's Lane Trear with the inbounds pass to Jaron Giddings and he hits the spinning jumper.
Forest's Adam Beam brings the ball down court and takes it all the way in for the lay up [SUPER=33-Jefferson Forest

/78/Blacksburg/81;]and led by four.
The Indians Paul Vilander works the ball inside to sam Wheeler, he scores despite solid defense.
The Cavs Brandon Rosser dishes to Matt Kidd and he rips rope from three point land, Blacksburg wins 81-78.
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[S-South]


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The Big South announced last night that, after two years here in the Star City, the league is moving its' basketball tournament once again.
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The Big South will play next season's tournament at a familiar place, the Vine Center on the campus of Liberty University.
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The Roanoke Civic Center did not have the dates needed for next season. Radford had a semifinal date with High point in the men's night cap.
Watch the Highlanders big man Andy Savtchenko take the rock inside, make the strong [SUPER=33-High Point/72/Radfo

rd/70;]dribble and go up for the basket.
High point answers with a slashing Joe Knight, who buries this jumper.
Then, RU's Correy Watkins pulls for the quick J, but High point pulls out the 72-70 overtime win and will meet Winthrop in the title game, a 77-66 winner over Elon.
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[S-Liberty]


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On the women's side, Liberty University has reached the Big South tournament championship again.
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Liberty, the number one seed, warmed up for the semi final game against Charleston Southern.
The lady Bucaneers made a run at the Flames early in the second half Cesurian Champagne pulls up and hits the jumper and Southern led by 1.
But the Flames answered the call when Katie Feenstra knocked down the short jumper to tie it at 31 to 31 in the half she scored a game high 16 points.
Liberty took the lead the next trip down the floor Ana Sousa hitting the jumper to make it 33 to 31.
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The Flames sealed the win with a 14 to 2 win with 8 minutes to go and Liberty advances to the championship game with the 54 to 41 victory.
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Liberty will play Coastal Carolina the lady Chanticleers upset Winthrop 58 to 56.

[S-Qualify]


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Las Vegas is a place where you can gamble and Todd Bodine would do just that yesterday, qualifying for Sunday's UAW-Chrystler 400 without a sponsor.
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The gamble paid off as Bodine puts the number 66 Ford on the pole with a record breaking speed of 172.849 miles an hour.
This is Bodine's fifth pole and it has to be his sweetest, considering K-mart, which declared bankruptcy in January, left his team as a sponsor after Rockingham.
Rookie Ryan Newman will start on the outside pole. He turned and burned the 1.5 mile tri oval in the Alltell Ford at 172.838 miles an hour. Ford owned the top three sports and the first Chevy was Michael Waltrip who qualified fifth. Now the complete grid.
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[S-State]


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The state wrestling tournament rolled out the mats at the Salem Civic Center this morning. While much of the talk has been about Group Two A powers Grundy and Christiansburg, there's a rivalry taking shape in single A as well.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


Defending champion Brentsville is favored. But the Indians of Rural Retreat, the Region D champions, appear to be ready to make a run at the Tigers from Nokesville.
Rural Retreat has 10 wrestlers competing for state titles.
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[VO-NAT]


A State championship this season would be very special for Brentsville. Their long time coach Thaddeus Kiesnowski is retiring after the season.
Kiesnowski has been a teacher for 38 years. 30 of those years he's been the wrestling coach at Brentsville and during that time he's won 7 state titles and he's going for his 8-th title this year.
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