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Coming up on News 7-
Where should Roanoke spend taxpayer money? We'll hear what people think?
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Will the company stay or will it go. Tonight an answer in Patrick County.
Cleaning up after tornados in this part of the country.
Plus the lowdown on high gas prices?
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News 7 is next.
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A sigh of relief in one Southside community.
One of Patrick County's biggest employers is staying put-
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[CMI]


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The C-M-I Industries plant in Stuart will remain in operation, but it won't have the same owner.
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Late today the plant announced it had been bought by Narroflex Incorporated.
According to a company press release, work will continue uninterrupted at the Stuart plant, which will be known as the United Elastic Plant.
All of the 300-or-so current employees will be kept on.
Narroflex is a Canadian company with plants in Graham, North Carolina and Ontario.
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Martinsville is also celebrating tonight.
The city made Site Selection magazine's top 50 list of small town development sites in the country.


[Roanoke-Budget]


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Roanoke city council got an earful from residents tonight. Council held a public hearing to find out what people think about its proposed budget... and councilmembers heard plenty. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's hearing... so what was on people's minds? Jean, the events of September eleventh resonated throughout tonight's meeting.
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Many who spoke say council needs to spend more money on keeping its residents safe.
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((HELEN DAVIS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I THINK YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO THE TABLE SERIOUSLY AND LOOK AT THESE ISSUES, THIS IS CRUCIAL TO OUR CITY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= crucial to our city.]

Helen Davis-- like many in the audience-- wants council to reconsider its 194- million dollar budget. The budget contains a small pay raise for city employees and an increase in funding for public education... But it also calls for an increase in the admissions tax, higher fees and a reduction of 35 positions... more than a dozen of which could come from the police, fire and sheriffs departments.
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((MARK CHANDLER: THINK ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU, MOST WOULD AGREE, THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND TO FEEL SAFE AND SECURE IN YOUR HOUSES AND IN YOUR PERSONS.)) [RUNS10]
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((ZOE HEWITT-STENNETT/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE POLICEMEN WHERE DO WE SEND THESE PEOPLE AT 12 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT AT THREE O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, THERE IS FIVE DRUG DEALERS WITH GUNS AND KNIVES, IF YOU SEND ME LIKE THIS I'M NOT GETTING OUT, I'M AFRAID SO HELP THEM CAN WE GIVE THEM GOOD MONEY CAN WE SUPPORT THEM, YOU ALL CAN DO IT YOU'RE GOOD MANAGERS, YOU CAN MANAGE THE MONEY GOOD, WE BELIEVE IN YOUR, YES, WE LOVE YOU, THANK YOU.)) [RUNS20]
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After the meeting-- Mayor Ralph Smith expressed sympathy but said-- the cuts have to come from somewhere-- adding that although some positions will be cut or phased out-- under the plan NO one will lose their job.
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Jean, also tonight-- there was a big push to fund the Dumas Center for Artistic Development-- A final vote by council will take place May 13th.

[Campaign-Spending]


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The Roanoke city council election is shaping up to be a costly one. Today-- eight of the candidates turned in their latest campaign finance reports.
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Figures show Rupert Cutler is the biggest fundraiser and spender... having raised a little more than 33- thousand dollars. He's followed by Jack Parrott-- who's raised a little more than 27- thousand dollars. Alfred Dowe, Mark Hurley and Nelson Harris have each raised more than 12-thousand dollars. Steve Mabry, Don Hogan and write- in candidate Angela Norman round out the list. Norman has raised just 500- dollars-- but has spent nearly eight thousand dollars in her quest for election.
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Doug Troutt missed today's deadline to turn in his information.

[Bedford-Storm]


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Central Virginia is still cleaning up after yesterday's tornado.
It touched down first in the city of Bedford. The storm destroyed three businesses, damaged 58 more businesses and 25 homes.
But many in the city are feeling fortunate that no one was seriously injured.
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Plunkett Street had the worst damage.
A warehouse was reduced to rubble. Several buildings lost their roofs. And a cinderblock wall in Bob McKinney's Auto Repair Shop crumbled a few minutes after he left the building.
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((BOB MCKINNEY/AUTO REPAIR SHOP OWNER; I'M JUST THANKFUL IT WAS MY BUSINESS AND NOT MY HOME. AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW, NOBODY WAS INJURED. WE'RE STILL HERE. WE'LL SCRATCH UP A DOLLAR, TWO NINETY EIGHT AND WE'LL FIX THE OLD JOINT BACK UP.))


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Damage was widespread, though less serious in other parts of downtown Bedford.
Repairs are under way, but some businesses and homeowners will be feeling the impact of the storm for months to come.
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Bedford County residents are digging out from the tornado's wreckage ... most with a sense of relief that the tornado claimed property and NOT lives.
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Seven county homes were so severely damaged, they had to be condemned.
Winds of up to 200 miles-an-hour knocked them from their foundations, damaged roofs and uprooted trees.
Jim Hudgins will have to move into a new home.
He escaped his living room just seconds before the tornado hit his house.
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((JIM HUDGINS/HOMEOWNER: ALL OF A SUDDEN, ALL THE WINDOWS IN THAT ROOM BLEW OUT. I YELLED FOR MY WIFE, MARY. WE BOTH RAN INTO THE KITCHEN, LAID ON THE FLOOR. AND IN 5 SECONDS THE WHOLE THING WAS OVER.))
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Contractors were already at work putting a new roof on Glen Hilbish's (HILL-BISH's) house -- after the tornado tore it off.
He says insurance will pay for it.
Bedford County estimates the damage to homes and businesses will be in the MILLIONS.
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The Bedford County Red Cross is ready to help victims of yesterday's storms.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS]
Anyone who needs assistance can call the Bedford County Chapter at 540-586-7792.
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A wide swath of destruction.. many NARROW escapes.
The storm injured ten people in Campbell County last night, noneseriously.
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Dozens more came through without a scratch.. even as their homes were falling down around them.
Jennifer Simonton was home with her sister and two children when the skies turned black.
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((JENNIFER SIMONTON/HOMEOWNER: WE WERE IN THE KITCHEN AND WE ALL RAN BACK HERE. AND BY THE TIME WE DID, THE ROOF IN THE LIVING ROOM STARTED COMING OFF AND WE ALL JUST SAT RIGHT HERE BY THE DOORWAY WHERE WE'D BE OUT OF THE WAY OF EVERYTHING.))
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Members of Simonton's church helped salvage what they could from the couple's home.
Down the road, the Lawyers Missionary Baptist Church was left with just two walls standing.. its congregation is vowing to rebuild.
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This region did not suffer any fatalities from the storm- the rest of the nation was not as fortunate. Six people died including three in Maryland where we find Aleen Sirgany with the latest from there.
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((A MASSIVE CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY IN LA PLATA, AFTER A POWERFUL TORNADO WHIPPED THROUGH THE TOWN ... FLATTENING HOMES AND
BUSINESSES ... AND OVERTURNING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE IN ITS PATH. (SOTS: WITNESSES) (nat) PRELIMINARY TESTS SHOW TH

E TWISTER WAS AN F-5 ... THE HIGHEST RATING FOR MEASURING TORNADOES ... AND THE STRONGEST STORM ON RECORD TO HIT MARYLAND. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE KILLED, AND NEARLY A HUNDRED OTHERS WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO ALSO LEFT A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION -- THAT STRETCHED FOR MILES. (NAT - MANAGER) MBAYE CISSE WAS THE MANAGER AT THIS KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN WHEN THE TORNADO HIT. HE SAID AS THE SOUNDS OF THE TWISTER GREW LOUDER, HE GRABBED HIS EMPLOYEES AND RACED TO THE BACK OF THE RESTAURA
NT ... FOR WHAT HE FEARED WOULD BE THE LAST MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE. (SOT: MBAYE CISSEE/STORE MANAGER) IN ALL, ABOUT 40 TOR

NADOES AND OTHER SEVERE STORMS PLOWED THROUGH THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY ... INCLUDING MISSOURI, OHIO, AND TENNESSEE. (STANDUP) TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF JUST HOW BAD THIS TORNADO WAS, THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE EVEN CLOSE TO IT HERE IN LA PLATA ... AND THAT WAS BACK IN 1926 WHEN A TWISTER RIPPED THROUGH THIS TOWN WITH A VENGENCE. THAT ONE KILLED MORE THAN A DOZEN CHILDREN. AS FOR THIS LATEST TWISTER, ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW MUCH DAMAGE IT HASLDREN. AS FOR THIS LATEST TWISTER, ONLY TIME WILL TELL HOW MUCH DAMAGE IT.))
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Who's to blame for rising gas prices?
Some say big oil... some say big demand.
We'll get to the bottom of it when News 7 returns.
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And 10 years after the riots, President Bush is welcomed to South Central L-A.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the late Roy Stanley gets a huge honor is him hometown. Dale Earnhardt would have turned 51 today and fans turned out in Mooresville to celebrate his birthday. The Avalanche comes from behind and get a windy win today over Kinston. Plus, VMI officially inks its first international hoopster in nearly 100 years - all that plus NBA highlights tonight

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President Bush marked the 10th anniversary of the Rodney King riots- by visiting a church in South Central-L-A.
They welcomed him with open arms.
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((THE HONORABLE.... GEORGE W. BUSH... CHEERS...))
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The President applauded the city for re-building from the devastation-
Bush says L-A's comeback shows what can happen when people put aside differences and focus on what's best for all.


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[Trigon]


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The providor that insures more than 2 million Virginians is being bought out by an Indiana company.
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Anthem Incorporated will spend more than four Billion dollars to buy Trigon Healthcare.
Under the agreement, Trigon's shareholders will receive 30 dollars in cash and just over one share of Anthem common stock per Trigon share.
The merger would create the nation's fourth-largest managed-care health insurance company.
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Company officials say they hope to close the deal by October.
It must be approved by state and federal regulators and shareholders.

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Authorities say a D-N-A sample taken from a man charged in the slayings of two female hikers does NOT match evidence in the unsolved slayings of three Spotsylvania County girls.
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David Darrell Rice was charged earlier this month in the 1996 slayings of two hikers in the Shenandoah National Park.
The FBI compared the D-N-A of Darrell David Rice with evidence in the slayings of 16-year-old Sofia Silva, 15-year-old Kristin Lisk, and her twelve-year-old sister, Kati Lisk.
Authorities believe Silva and the Lisk girls were all killed by the same person.
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[SCV-Plates]


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The Sons of Confederate Veterans may still get their special license plates... complete with the Confederate flag logo.
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A U-S District judge from Danville last year rejected the General Assembly's restriction DIS-allowing the flag on the tag. Today the Court of Appeals affirmed Judge Jackson Kiser's view.
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The Sons said the purpose of the special plates was to allow individuals to express pride in their heritage. The D-M-V had argued the plates allow the government to express state- approved messages. The Court said they're both wrong; the program is designed to make money. Virginia reaps 4-and a half million dollars a year from special plates.

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Just who is to blame for high gasoline prices?
When gasoline shot past two bucks a gallon last June Oil companies blamed the price on a heavy summer driving season and depleted inventories.
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But a Senate investigation puts the blame squarely on the oil companies.
In a report... out today... Big Oil is accused of manipulating the market to drive up profits.
The report concludes that refiners have sought to increase prices by reducing supply- [38.5]
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((SEN. CARL LEVIN/D-MICHIGAN: WE HAVE DOCUMENTS SHOWING THAT IT IS THEIR PURPOSE TO KEEP SUPPLIES AS LOW AS POSSIBLE CAUSE WHEN THAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS AN INCREASE IN DEMAND IT MEANS PRICE GOES UP.))
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The report also says a wave of mergers has concentrated the industry's power.
The charges in the report will be aired in hearings on Capitol Hill.
Congress hopes to pressure oil companies- so this summer's driving season is less painful than last.
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Some 20 communities we'll be putting the pressure on... to make sure you buckle up.
That's next on News 7.
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And some never before heard recording of John Lennon and his family go on the auction block.
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[Seat-Belts]


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Local law enforcement agencies want people to Buckle Up Now.
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It's the name of a seat belt program happening in the month of May. Officers will be stepping up enforcement of safety belt laws and putting out educational messages on how buckling up can save lives. Over 20-jurisdictions along Interstate-81 are participating.
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((DOUGLAS MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF; BECAUSE ON INTERSTATE 81 YOU KNOW THE DANGERS THAT WE HAVE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW AND WITH THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS WE CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO HAVE OUR CHILDREN IN SEAT BELTS I MEAN IN THE CHILD SAFETY SEATS AND THE PARENTS IN SEAT BELTS.)) ((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF; PROBABLY 97-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE THAT I'VE SEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE TO DAY OR NOT HAVE SUCH SEVERE INJURIES IF THEY HAD THE SAFETY BELT ON.))
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Officials say 72-percent of Virginians use seat belts. They would like Buckle Up Now to increase that number to around 80-percent. Lynchburg launched a similar program in 2000 - officials say usage jumped more than 10-percent.
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[Lennon]


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Beatles fans have a chance to grab some un-released John Lennon recordings...
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The recordings will be sold tomorrow at Christie's Auction house. The bi-annual Pop Memorabilia sale has two John Lennon cassettes from 19-66. The first tape is 25-minute recording that Lennon gave to his wife's ex-husband, Tony Cox. The second cassette features Lennon and his step-daughter, Kyoko, singing songs and nursery rhymes. The tapes are expected to sell for around 2-hundred- 25- thousand dollars. The auction will also feature work from another Beatle, Paul McCartney. His lyrics for the song "Hey Jude" are expected to bring in more than one- hundred- 20-thousand dollars.
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The NBA and NHL playoffs roll on tonight, plus the Avs get a come from behind victory and two respected sports figures are honored posthumously today - we'll have the latest on Dale Earnhardt and our own Roy Stanley. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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He committed to VMI back on January 30th, and today Roanoke Catholic's Tadas Mankevicius
(MAN-CAV-UH CHUS) formally signed with the VMI Keydets.

The six foot nine inch 220 pound Lithuanian will make history on post when the steps on the Cameron Hall court later this year. He will become the first international player to suit up for the Keydets in the 93 year history of the program.
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In the N-B-A Playoffs, the Toronto Raptors have forced a deciding game five in their first round N-B-A Playoff series with the Detroit Pistons.
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The Raptors returned home trailing two-games-to-none after a pair of losses in Detroit. The Pistons tried to end the series behind Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse buries a shot from the right side cutting the lead to just 3 points in the 4th Quarter.
[SUPER=33-Toronto/89/Detroit/83;]

But Toronto gets a career playoff high 20 points from Moris Peterson to beat the Pistons 89-to-83 to tie the series at two games apiece and force a game five Thursday night in Detroit.
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Another first round playoff series in the east is history as the 8th seeded Montreal Canadians eliminated the top seeded Boston Bruins last night in game six.
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The eventual game winning goal came on the power play early in the third period. After a flurry of activity in front of the net Yanic Perreault (PUR-ROW) flicks the puck in the net. As the Canadians advance to meet Carolina.
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Montreal goalie Jose (YO-ZUH) Theodore made 34 saves in the series clinching win.
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[S-Roy]


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All of us at WDBJ-7 have been deeply touched by the many expressions of sympathy many of you have expressed to us since the passing of Roy Stanley Miller. There also have been a number of tributes to the Dean of Sportscasters. And this morning there is word that Roy has received the ultimate honor from his hometown. The Wythe County Sports Hall of Fame Committee announced yesterday that Roy is a unanimous selection for the Hall of Fame Class of 2002. Roy played Softball and Baseball at George Wythe High School
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And after joining your hometown station as a sportscaster in 1972, spent many Friday Night's on the sidelines covering one of his passions High School Football. Roy covered his final game in Wytheville last fall as Chilhowie defeated George Wythe.
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Roy joins his father Roy Miller Senior in the Wythe County Hall of Fame. Roy Senior -- who was a star football player at Wytheville Training School -- was inducted in 1996. His proud son was there that night to photograph the moment.
Roy will be officially recognized in a ceremony at George Wythe High School's September 20th Hall of Fame game against Rural Retreat, and you know Friday Football Extra will be in the house for that one.
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Yesterday would have been Dale Earnhardt Senior's 51st birthday. Like Roy, but one a much larger scale, he always will be on the minds of folks who followed his career.
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[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]

Yesterday at the Mecca that bears his name in Mooresville, North Carolina - fans gathered to celebrate the day. From eight yesterday morning until nine last night, thousands of fans filed through Dale Earnhardt Inc., watched some of Earnhardt's greatest moments on a portable jumbotron and took pictures of his show cars. But they mainly came out of respect and admiration for the man in Black.
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The first fans arrived at 5:30 yesterday morning - two and half hours before the event started.
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[S-Dale]


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Dale Earnhardt, Junior is sore, but determined to race on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/Fox; :00]

In fact, he not only will be at Richmond later this week, but he plans to test at Lakeland, Florida tomorrow. Dale Junior suffered a bruised right ankle during the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at California Speedway yesterday.
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[S-Richmond]


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Fans heading to Richmond for the racing this weekend will want to take note of the track's new cooler rules. Fans can still take a cooler inside the track, but it must be of the small soft sided variety. To make up for this inconvenience the track has lowered concession prices slightly. A soft drink is now $3 bucks, a beer $4 dollars and bottled water $2.

[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche played a businessman's special yesterday afternoon at Salem Memorial and those who were able to sneak away from work and stay to the end were treated to a win over Kinston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00]

30 miles an hour winds greeted fans for the one o'clock start against the Indians. Kinston went on top 4-to-nothing before the Avs lit up the scoreboard. Christian Berroa who was hitting 135, lines one past third in the bottom of the second to plate Brad Hawpe and it's 4-to-1. Then in the fifth the Avs gave themselves a chance to win the game as they battled back to pull even. Jeff Winchester's blast to deep center goes to the base of the wall and he ends up with a standup double. Cory Sullivan would then lay down the nice bunt on the third base side. He will be safe on the throwing error by Carlos De La Cruz, and Winchester will score to make it a 4-to-2 game. Justin Lincoln would make it 4-to-3, as he scores on Melvin Rosario's fielder's choice to the right hand side of the infield.
[SUPER=37-Kinston/5/Salem/6;]

And then Chris Moore's sacrifice will chase home Sullivan as the Avs tie it in the fifth and win it with two in the ninth 6-to-5. They close out their three game series tonight at 7. (------------)