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Coming up on News 7:
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[V/O-NAT] New information that links a South Carolina man to multiple murders in Virginia. Reaction from Rumsfeld on yesterday's Afghan village incident. Madison Marye's decision to quit the state Senate. And what they're saying about the likelihood of a Roanoke Valley regional water authority.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

News 7 is next.

[County-Body]


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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean is off tonight.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in Roanoke County at this hour..
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The body was discovered around 10 o-clock underneath the Roanoke River Bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Officials say the body was found by a group of fishermen.
Investigators are just getting to the scene.
They say the body has not been identified and a cause of death has not been determined.
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[Roanoke-Body]


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Roanoke Police were chasing a suspect when they stumbled across a body.
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About 4 this afternoon, officers were running after a man they were trying to arrest near the Roanoke River.
The chase ended abruptly when they spotted a dead body on the river bank.
The man apparently died in his chair while fishing.
Police aren't releasing his name yet ... but they say he was in his 30s and appears to have died as a result of serious health problems.
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((SHIELA PHILLIPS: WE HAD COME AROUND ABOUT TWO HOURS BEFORE THEN AND THE MAN WAS SITTING THERE FISHING. SO, EVIDENTLY THE POLICE STUMBLED UP ON HIM OR HE HAD DIED OR HAD A HEART ATTACK OR WHAT.))
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The man police were trying to arrest got away.
Officers are still looking for him.
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[Evonitz]


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New information on the man suspected of killing three teenage girls in Spotsylvania County more than five years ago.
South Carolina investigators say Richard Evonitz confessed to his sister that he had killed someone and committed many other crimes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sarasota, FL/Thursday]


This was just hours before he took his own life in Florida last week.
Evonitz, though, did NOT identify his victim or say when he supposedly killed that person.
Investigators say he matches the profile of a serial killer, given what they know so far.
A task force is looking closely at Evonitz's life to see if any more clues connect him to the killings of sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk and Sophia Silva.
A search of his apartment and car turned up a newspaper article about the May, 1997 killings of Lisk sisters, as well as handwritten directions to a road near their home.
D-N-A tests are also being done on evidence from the murder scenes to determine if there is a connection to Evonitz.
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[FM-Shooting]


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A 92- year old man shot his wife and then took his own life at a Roanoke County retirement community.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A spokesperson for Friendship Manor says Duane Collier shot his wife in the Health Care Center before turning the gun on himself around nine A-M. Collier died at the scene. His 91- year old wife, Grace, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Her condition has NOT been released. The couple lived in an apartment in the independent living section of Friendship Manor for several years. But Grace Collier had recently been moved to a private room in the health care center. Employees say when Duane Collier entered her room-- they heard a noise and went in to find the couple. No one else was hurt.
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[Airport-Security]


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Your baggage will soon be screened by FEDERAL employees at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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The Transportation Safety Administration is required to take control of passenger and baggage screening at the nation's 429 airports by the end of the year.
Roanoke is among the first 160 airports to be assessed.
Starting tomorrow, federal officials will review the security checkpoint and start making changes.
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[IN Q=The end result]

((JACKIE SHUCK/AIRPORT DIRECTOR: THE END RESULT IS MORE DELAY. AND AFTER THE YEAR WE'VE GONE THROUGH AND WHAT PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN THROUGH, WHAT YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO DO IS MAKE TRAVELLING MORE DIFFICULT. YOU WANT TO MAKE IT LESS DIFFICULT.))
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Passengers' bags WILL be checked more thoroughly at the ticket counters and security checkpoints.
Right now, contract employees screen passengers and baggage.
Sometime before November, the Transportation Safety Administration will hire its own workers to do the job.
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[Snakehead-Fish]


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Biologists in a Washington, suburb are on the hunt for one mean fish. Teri Okita takes us to Crofton, Maryland, where the tales of the walking snakehead fish are as tall as the trees.
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((IT'S THE STUFF THAT'S BECOME LEGEND AROUND THESE PARTS. AN EXOTIC, CHINESE SNAKE HEAD A FISH WITH ONE VORACIOUS APPETITE CRUISES THE BOWELS OF THIS POND. ITS AGGRESSIVE. ITS NASTY. AND IT CAN SURVIVE OUT OF WATER FOR UP TO THREE DAYS!
(Super: Gary Sigler/Aquarium Center)
SOT: They're very opportunistic feeders. They'll feed on just about anything that comes across their path. (:05)

THEY AREN'T DANGEROUS TO HUMANS, BUT HERE'S A FISHING TALE: SNAKE HEADS CAN WALK. Super: Mike Slattery/U.S. Fish & Wildlife
SOT: Its more of a waddle or a crawl, but it has modified pectoral fins that allow it to get somewhat more erect when i

t is attempting to move from one location to the next. (:10)
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STANDUP BRIDGE: Its anyone's guess how the snakefish got into the pond, but biologists think: Maybe it was an unwanted pet that got dumped here or came from an Asian specialty market. (:07) THEY MAY LOOK HARMLESS IN THIS FISH TANK, BUT BIOLOGISTS ARE SO CONCERNED THAT THE SNAKE HEAD MAY DINE ON ALL THE FISH IN THE POND THAT THEY'RE HANGING WANTED POSTERS ASKING ALL ANGLERS TO CATCH BUT NOT RELEASE.
SOT: Slattery: It could do some significant, ecological damage if introduced into an open system. (:04)

ON SUNDAY, THREE FISHERMEN CAUGHT THE SNAKE HEAD. BIOLOGISTS THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED UNTIL THEY COMPARED NOTES AND REALIZED THERE'S MORE THAN ONE.
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TRACK: SO, FISHERMEN HEAD BACK TO THE BANKS. NATSD OF MAN It'd be nice to get one WHOEVER DOES OUT SNAKE THE SNAKE HEAD WILL BECOME PART OF THIS TOWN'S FISHING FOLKLORE. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, CROFTON, MARYLAND.))

[Afghan-attack]


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U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says it's too early "to make judgments" regarding what happened yesterday during an incident at a central Afghan village.
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Village residents say anywhere from 40 to 100 people, including women and children, died in the attack. They say villagers were firing weapons into the air to celebrate a wedding when warplanes attacked. The Pentagon will only say that four children were confirmed as being wounded. U-S forces say an A-C-130 came under fire from ground weapons. Marine General Peter Pace says "the air crew in the plane believed they were returning fire against anti-aircraft weapons."
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE; IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. IT ALWAYS HAS, AND I'M AFRAID, IT ALWAYS WILL. AND THE TASK FOR ALL OF US IS TO SEE THAT IT IS AS LIMITED AS POSSIBLE.))
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A B-52 was also dropping guided bombs in the vicinity. Six of the bombs hit cave complexes, according to the Pentagon.
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[911-Plate]


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Virginians can now use their cars to pay tribute to the victims of September Eleventh.
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The Commonwealth unveiled a new license plate today honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks and in the war on terrorism.
The widow of the pilot who died when his plane was crashed into the Pentagon received the first plate.
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[IN Q=This new license]

((SHERRI BURLINGAME/WIDOW; THIS NEW LICENSE PLATE SHOWS VIRGINIANS WILL NOT FORGET THE LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN THAT DAY AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.))
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[OUT Q=show their support.]
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The plate's design came from a Texas artist who created it as part of a makeshift memorial in front of the Pentagon.
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[Danville-Jobs]


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A toothpaste tube factory is bringing new jobs to Danville. Governor Warner's office says Essel Pro-Pack will locate its first U-S plant in Danville .. creating 81 new jobs. The company is the world's largest maker of laminated and plastic tubes. The plant in Airside Industrial Park will manufacture toothpaste tubes for a Procter and Gamble factory in Greensboro.

[Va-Unemployment]


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The news is not as good in another part of Southside.
Martinsville had the highest May unemployment rate in Virginia at 18-point-6 percent.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the statewide jobless rate was four-point-one percent, a slight increase from the April level of four percent.
The May rate was Virginia's highest May jobless level in five years.
Five communities had an unemployment rate below two percent including the city of Lexington and Highland County.
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Still ahead on News 7, Virginia's senior State Senator calls it quits.
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Plus the Food and Drug Administration flushed the idea of nicotine water.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Marye]


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A special election will have to be held to fill the seat of retiring state senator Madison Marye.
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The 76-year-old cattle farmer and Democratic representative for 29-years has announced his plans to leave the General Assembly. Marye will send Governor Mark Warner his resignation in 60-days. He says he wants to have more time with his family and that redistricting played a role. When the new lines were drawn - the 39th District was moved to Northern Virginia.
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((MADISON MARYE/(D) VIRGINIA SENATOR; ONE PERSON TELLS ME WELL YOUR SUPPOSE TO REPRESENT PEOPLE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THEN ANOTHER PERSON TELLS ME I WON'T SAY NAMES BUT YOU JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU REPRESENT THE PEOPLE THAT ELECTED YOU IT'S NOT FAIR TO SOMEBODY IN MY JUDGMENT, IT'S VERY IRRITATING.))
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Marye has a year and a half left in his current term. Jerry Kilgore said today that state law is clear that a special election should be held in Northern Virginia...the site of the new district... to fill the seat.
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[React-Marye]


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During his 29 years in the Senate, the colorful Shawsville Democrat championed populist causes like repealing the sales tax on groceries.
Marye was a vocal opponent of former Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax initiative.
The 76-year old cattle farmer is best known for his common sense appeal and folksy references.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said today that Marye's humor will be missed.
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[OUT Q=miss him but miss his wit.]
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Governor Mark Warner said today that the Virginia Senate is not only losing a great advocate of higher education but one of the best storytellers.
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[D-Day-Tours]


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If you've been considering a visit to Bedford's D-Day Memorial, but wondering whether you should brave the scorching temperatures, help is on the way.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Starting this week, the memorial now offers hourly walking and, perhaps more useful: riding tours for visitors.
For a few extra dollars, a tourist can enjoy a personalized and motorized tour of the monument, while staying out of the sun.
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[SOT 14:01:26]
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((SHANNON BROOKS/ASST. SITE MANAGER: IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE TAKE YOU IN HAND AND TELL YOU ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IF YOU JUST READ A PAMPHLET OR READ SIGNS OR PLAQUES OR WHATEVER. IT'S A VERY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.. A LOT OF OUR GUIDES IN FACT COME OUT OF THE TOURS LATER ON AND TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEY'VE MET, THE FRIENDS THEY'VE MADE. WE HAVE HAD RELATIONSHIPS SPRING FROM OUR GUIDES AND OUR DOCENTS AND CART DRIVERS ENCOUNTERING VISITORS HERE ON THE SITE.))
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D-Day Memorial officials say they'll continue the special tours throughout the summer season.
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[City-Water]


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Both sides say they're ready to make a deal, but there are many details, both large and small, that must be ironed out before a regional water authority becomes a reality.
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


As Roanoke's water problems have deepened, city and county officials have been meeting behind the scenes.
They say they have reached the conclusion that a regional authority is in both communities' best interest.
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((GARY ROBERTSON/ROANOKE CO. UTILITIES DIR.: I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT FOR THE VALLEY AS A WHOLE, THAT IT WILL BE A BENEFIT, BUT IT WILL BE SOME TOUGH THINGS TO WORK OUT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.)) ((MIKE MCEVOY/ROANOKE CITY UTILITIES DIR.: IT'S KIND OF, I WOULD SAY, SIMILAR TO AN OPTION ON A PIECE OF PROPERTY. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO BUY IT, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE'VE GOT TO GET SQUARED AWAY FIRST BEFORE WE CONSUMMATE THE DEAL.))

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[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Roanoke City Utilities Dir.; :14]
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Those negotiations could require several months, and it would likely be several years before the two systems are fully integrated.
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[Nicotine-Water]


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The F-D-A is blowing smoke about Nico-water-- touted as an alternative to smoking.
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Today, the administration decided that the product - which is water laced with nicotine- cannot be sold to consumers.
Nicotine water was first promoted as a dietary supplement, but later found to be a way smokers can kick the habit. Nicowater now joins the list of similar products that the F-D-A has ruled illegal - including nicotine lip balm and nicotine-laced lollipops- which it says attracted kids because of their resemblance to candy.
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It took six tries and nearly a decade... but a millionaire ballonist has finally made it around the globe.
We'll hear from him next on News 7.
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And if you thought our weather was rockin and rolling this afternoon... wait till you see what it was like on the sun.
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[Balloon-record]


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After 10 years of trying, millionaire Steve Fosset has finally set a record, becoming the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. Drew Levinson has the story.
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((Just after he floated into history by becoming the first solo balloonist to go around the world Steve Bassett sounded very calm as he spoke to reporters via satellite phone. VOICE OF: STEVE FOSSETT/BALLOONIST "IT HAS BEEN A LONG TRIP AND I AM REALLY GLAD TO GET ACROSS" SUPER: JUNE 18 On June 18th the 58-year old Chicago man took off from Australia. After logging more than 19-thousand miles he once again entered Australian airspace. Squeezed into a tiny capsule--Fosset sometimes reached speeds of 200 miles an hour and altitudes of more than 30-thousand feet. Going around the world was no easy task for Fossett or his mission control team back in St. Louis. This was his sixth attempt. JOE RITCHIE/MISSION CONTROL DIRECTOR "FOR 10 YEARS NOW STEVE FOSSETT HAS BEEN WORKING, PLANNING AND TRAINING TO FLY A BALLOON AROUND THE WORLD. In 1998 his adventure ended with the balloon plunging 29-thousand feet into the Coral Sea. WE NEVER APPRECIATED HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS TO FLY A BALLOON AROUND THE WORLD SOLO" Though a millionaire, he did have some backing, his balloon was sponsored by a beer maker, and when asked how he would celebrate, he knew what to say. "I DO HAVE FEW BOTTLES OF BUD LIGHT BUT I AM SAVING THAT FOR THE LANDING, NO ONE HERE TO DRINK IT HERE WITH." Fosett holds several world records not only in ballooning, but flying airplanes and sailing. He swam and the English Channel, and participated in the Iditarod dog sled race and the 24 hours of Le Mans. And now he has his sights set elsewhere.
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"I ALWAYS HAVE MORE THINGS IN MIND, DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH BECAUSE I'M NOT EVEN ON THE GROUND YET." Fosett will land his balloon in Australia on Wednesday. Drew Levinson, CBS News.))

[Solar]


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Our storms tonight were dwarfed by the display our star put on yesterday. Spotted by the NASA satellite called SOHO,
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loops of magnetic energy large enough to encompass 40 earths blew out into space. It was a good thing the erruption of the prominence was not aimed directly toward Earth. It would have resulted in disruption of radio signals and satellite transmissions. On the other hand, it could have caused a very large aurora display.
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[TO WEATHER PRO]

[S-Extra]


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Avalanche highlights, plus the NHL free agent shooping rolls on and Michael Westbrook has signed with the Bengals,
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[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


But first our extra point. Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this weekend's Western Open because of a non-specified illness. The two time champion of the event had planned to make it his final tuneup before the British Open later this month. Tiger had played in 7 of the past 8 Western Opens. The tournament gets underway Thursday with Scott Hoch as the defending champ.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche wrapped up a three game homestand with Winston Salem last night.
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A hitters night...maybe if that wind is blowing the batters way and it seemed that way early.
In the bottom of the first, Salem's Jorge Piedra hits a shot to the center field wall that plates Cory Sullivan and Piedra's triple makes the count 1-1.
On to the bottom of the third and the Avs go up by a run when catcher Jeff [SUPER=37-Salem/13/Winston-Salem/6;]Winch

ester crushes the rock over the left center field wall and Salem was rolling offensively.
Not bad defensively either as Piedra handles the line drive and then he guns down the Warthogs runner at the plates, Avs win 13-6.
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[S-Salem]


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The Avalanche now embarks on a 12 day, nine game road swing to Lynchburg, then to Potomac and finally to Myrtle Beach, a swing the Avs say is crucial at this early stage in the season.
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[S-NHL]


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The NHL free agent frenzy rolled on yesterday.
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Saying he wanted a chance to win the Stanley Cup, free agent Curtis Joseph has signed with the Detroit Red Wings. The 35-year-old goalie gets a three-year, 24 million-dollar contract to take the place of Dominik Hasek (HAH'-shehk), who retired after leading the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup last month. Joseph spent the last four seasons with Toronto.


The Maple Leafs in turn have signed free agent goalie Ed Belfour to a two-year, 13-point-five million dollar contract. The 37-year-old has spent the last five seasons with Dallas.
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[S-Wimbledon]


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The women's tennis tour announced today that it will begin random out-of-competition drug testing. The testing for performance enhancing drugs will begin this year, according to tour officials. Venus Williams indicated she didn't have any objection to out-of-competition testing, but is opposed to no-notice testing. Williams disposed of her opponent today in 44 minutes at Wimbledon.
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Williams won the quarterfinal matchup in straight sets 6-2, and 6-love. Venus has dropped just one set in her five Wimbledon matches.
She'll now face off with Justine Henin in the semifinal round, a rematch of last year's finals. Henin survived two rain delays and Monica Seles this afternoon to win 7-5 and 7-6.
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[S-Westbrook]


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Michael Westbrook has agreed to a three-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals after spending seven tumultuous seasons in Washington.
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Westbrook was the fourth overall pick in the 1995 N-F-L draft. He caught 277 passes for nearly 43-hundred yards and 24 touchdowns.
Westbrook's best season came in 1999, when he had 65 receptions for one-thousand-191 yards and nine touchdowns to help the Redskins win the N-F-C East.
But Westbrook clashed with coaches and teammates during his time with Washington.
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Fun in the sun, all summer at the beach...thoughts most recently graduated high school seniors are having this time of year. Thoughts foreign to college bound football standouts Justin London and Anthony Hackett.
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((Five days a week, nearly three hours a day, UCLA's Justin London and Ohio University's Hackett push their bodies to the limit. ((:)) ((:))
The countless number of campers weren't the only ones listening closely to Ronde and Tiki Barber at their camp. London and Hackett were all ears when two of the NFL's brightest stars spoke up. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Through internet surfing, Hackett found and ordered the speed parachute, a device endorsed by Deion Sanders and Barry Sanders. That exercise, in addition to a speed sled, hill running and serious weight lifting and London has added 15 pounds of muscle in 8 weeks. Hackett has gained 30 pounds without losing speed. ((:)) ((:))
Hackett reports to freshman camp August fifth while London arrives at UCLA August 12th where he will begin practice immediately with the entire team. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))