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Coming up on News 7-
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Tonight is the night for people to speak out and did they ever- what they think about restrictions on the New River.

Congress kicks out one of its own.....
And from the stage.. to space? N'Sync's Lance Bass work to go into outerspace.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 17:03:35]
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((NATHANIEL DAVIS/CONCERED RESIDENT; I THINK CLOSING THE RIVER IS MISGUIDED.))
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Area residents continue to object to a local security proposal. The Radford Arsenal's plan to restrict access to the New River is anything but smooth sailing...
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[Arsenal-River]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It's not good enough. That's what a majority of speakers said tonight at a public hearing about plans to restrict access to the New River. Radford Arsenal officials are proposing a modified plan they say will keep the plant safe during these uncertain times.... while also allowing recreation on the waterway. But as New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon reports, many residents aren't satisfied...
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[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Brian Butler/Radford Arsenal Commander; :14]
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((NATS
Under the modified plan...boaters can travel through the section of river that borders the arsenal....but they wouldn't be allowed to stop and fish. Several months ago, officials proposed shutting down that 4-miles of water.
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((LT COL. BRIAN BUTLER/COMMANDER RADFORD ARSENAL; I FEEL ITS A GREAT COMPROMISE ON OUR PART AND I FEEL I CAN DO THIS WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THE SECURITY OF THE PLANT.))
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Security is on Colonel Butler's mind. Officials say the arsenal is classified at medium risk....known in the military as forced protection Charlie. But many in the crowd of over 1-hundred say the latest plan restricts but doesn't protect.
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((MARIANNA FILLMORE/CONCERNED RESIDENT; IT IS BEYOND OUR COMPREHENSION HOW CLOSING ACCESS TO THE ARSENAL SECTION OF THE RIVER WILL SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF THE ARSENAL TERRORISTS ARE HIGHLY TRAINED AND COULD EASILY PENETRATE THE PROPERTY BY LAND, BY WATER, OR AIR.))
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Speakers had a 5-minute limit, many gave ideas on how to let the fishermen fish while tightening security. Army officials say they will consider all comments.
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((ROCKY FORTNER/CONCERNED RESIDENT; MY CONCERNS ARE WITH RIGHTS AND I DON'T WANT TO SEE OUR RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY.))
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO COMMENT ON THE PLAN UNTIL AUGUST 30TH, AT THAT POINT COLONEL DAVID HANSEN WILL GO OVER THOSE COMMENTS AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, THEY HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN THIS MATTER AND WHAT THEY DECIDE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FAIRLY QUICKLY. RC, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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[Ronile]


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An explosion at a Rocky Mount industrial plant sent two men to the hospital ... one of them with life-threatening burns.
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It happened just before one at the (Row-nile) Ronile plant.
The plant's owner says workers were servicing a boiler when it exploded.
John Gregory -- an outside contractor-- suffered burns to more than 80 percent of his body and is in critical condition.
(Row-nile) Ronile employee Jeff Jones had burns to his face and lungs and is in fair condition.
Both went to U-V-A Medical Center's burn unit.
At the time of the blast, about 80 of the plant's 250 workers were inside.
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((TOMMY CAMPBELL/RONILE EMPLOYEE: I WAS IN THE PLANT AND ALL I HEARD WAS AN EXPLOSION AND THE BUILDING SHOOK. I RAN OUTSIDE AND SAW SMOKE AND FLAMES COMING OUT THE TOP OF THE BUILDING.))
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[VO-NAT]


Emergency officials say they're investigating what caused the boiler to explode.
They say the plant has an excellent safety record.
(Row-nile) Ronile makes and dyes yarn used in carpets.
The plant's owner says MOST employees will be called back to work Thursday.
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[Traficant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It is an historic move- only the second time since the Civil War.
Tonight the United States House gives the boot to one of its own.
The vote came just moments ago- house members voted to expel Ohio Representative James Traficant.
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Traficant had said he would go to jail before he would resign- or admit to something he did not do.
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((REP. JAMES TRAFICANT/(D) OHIO; NO AMERICAN SHOULD FEAR THEIR GOVERNMENT AND THIS GUY DOESN'T. I'M READY TO GO. YOU EXPEL ME. IT WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR ME TO REALLY JACK ME GOOD.))
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[OUT Q=jack me good.]
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In April, the nine term democrat was convicted of racketeering, bribery, and tax evasion and faces several years in prison.
Traficant remained defiant insisting on his innocence.
Last week the house ethics committee recommended his expulsion last week and backed it with testimony on the floor.
The only lawmaker voting against Traficant's expulsion was Gary Condit of California.
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[Capitol-Renovations]


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Tens of millions of dollars in repairs and renovations to Virginia's Capitol are on hold.
That's because policy-makers aren't sure the state can afford them.
Architects and engineers are now trying to re-calculate the costs.
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The Capitol itself -- first built to Thomas Jefferson's designs in 17-88 -- needs a refitting from foundation-to-roof.
That could cost as much as 90-million dollars.
One financing option that officials are willing to consider is asking for private contributions. A few other states have done that.
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[Warner-Howell]


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Could the state's budget problems be ushering in an era of bipartisanship in Richmond?
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Democratic Governor Mark Warner and Republican Speaker-designate Bill Howell met today for a "get-to-know-you lunch" at the Executive Mansion.
Although they arrived separately, both said that working together will be a priority during the next General Assembly as the state grapples with one of the worst budget shortfalls in its history.
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((GOVERNOR WARNER: SAME WAY I TRIED TO WORK WITH THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER, SPEAKER WILKINS, I THINK ITS VERY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE CHALLENGING BUDGET TIMES THAT WE WORK IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION.))
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((SPEAKER DESIGNATE BILL HOWELL: MY VIEW IS THAT THE BUDGET OUTLOOK AT THIS POINT IS SO GRIM THAT WE'RE OBVIOUSLY ALL GOING TO HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER ON IT...IT'S MY HOPE.))
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Government revenues for the budget year that ended last month were down 3-point-8 percent.
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[Pony-Swim]


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A 77 year old tradition continued today on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
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About 150 wild ponies hit the water at Assateague Island and swam 80 yards across a channel to Chincoteague.
50 thousand tourists looked on.
Yearlings and younger will be auctioned tomorrow to thin the herd and raise money for the town's volunteer fire department.
Firefighters care for the animals all year long and drive the ponies into the water for the swim.
Ponies that aren't sold will swim back Friday to roam free for another year on a national wildlife refuge.
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[AOL-Investigation]


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Another huge company is under investigation- this time it is AOL-Time Warner.
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The world's largest media company says federal securities regulators are looking into a series of transactions that boosted its revenue.
AOL-Time Warner's Chief Executive says the company is cooperating.
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[Adelphia]


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Adelphia Cable's former CEO and his two sons- are free on bail tonight.
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The three were arrested earlier today charged with stealing from the company- and using the funds for many personal things including a golf course on family land.
Prosecutors say 77-year-old John (Ree-gas) Rigas, Adelphia's founder- and his sons, Timothy and Michael used the company as their "personal piggy bank."
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((LARRY THOMPSON/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: MEMBERS OF THE RIGAS FAMILY THAT CONTROLLED ADELPHIA SYSTEMATICALLY LOOTED THE CORPORATION.)) [butt to 1:31] ((JIM COMEY/U.S. ATTORNEY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK: THE CHARGES COULD BRING POSSIBLE IMPRISONMENT OF UP TO 100 YEARS.))
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[Super=01-Jim Comey/U. S. Attorney, NY Southern District; 07]
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Adelphia Communications is based in Pennsylvania- it provides cable to millions in the U-S including several communities in this region.
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[Park-Murder]


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Roanoke police finally know WHO got shot in Loudon Park this week.
But they still don't know who did it.
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The victim was 25-year-old Dorian Deon Pierce. A native of Detroit, Pierce had been in the Roanoke Valley just a few months.
Fingerprint records from other police departments helped confirm his identity.
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[Roark]


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The man who runs the Cable T-V outlet in Henry County was sentenced today to serve 90-days in jail
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Charles Roark got caught stealing C-D's from WalMart in Roanoke last November. He told the judge today that he couldn't explain it, except that he has an impulse problem.
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((CHARLES ROARK/CABLE SIX; WHEN THOSE IMPULSES DO OCCUR, I'VE GOT TO TAKE A QUICK FLASHBACK OF ALL THE MESS THAT I'VE CREATED MYSELF. AND THE VICTIMS THAT HAVE BEN VICTIMIZED BY MY BEHAVIOR. AND KEEP IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.))
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The prosecutor pointed out that Roark has managed to avoid any active prison time, so far, despite the fact that this is his FIFTH larceny conviction. She recommended 90 days to serve, and Judge Jonathan Apgar adopted that sentence, though he said Roark may qualify for work release.
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[Tire-Fire]


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A new attorney will now represent the 15- year old Roanoke County boy accused of setting the tire fire on Willie Keeling's property.
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Punishment was supposed to be fixed today for the teenager but the hearing was continued after the boy's parents revealed they have hired a new attorney to represent their son. Salem attorney Jeff Dorsey will now represent the teenager-- who was found responsible for setting two fires. The judge hearing the case says he'll also be appointing a guardian to represent the teen. The judge says he wants a lawyer to assure decisions made by the boy's parents are truly in the teenager's best interest.
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U-S Airways could be taking an express flight to bankruptcy.
Detail's still ahead on News 7.
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Plus thousands say goodbye to Samantha Runnion.
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[Sports-preview]
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[Runnion-Funeral]


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A little more than a week after Samantha Runnion was kidnapped and killed- her family is saying a final goodbye.

Chris Lawrence is in California- where the funeral for the five year old is underway tonight.
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((When Samantha Runnion disappeared, she became an entire community's little girl. And Wednesday night that community said goodbye. Thousands of people gathered at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, all to remember the 5-year old whose abduction and murder shocked a neighborhood ..and a nation. The district attorney stayed away from the funeral so he wouldn't become too personally involved. On Monday he charged Alejandro Avila with murder, kidnapping and committing forcible lewd acts on Samantha Runnion. Avila says he was at a shopping mall when Samantha was abducted, and will enter a plea early next month. Samantha was abducted during daylight from her mothers apartment complex. The next day a man discovered her body on the side of a road and called 911. I think its that little girl from the news! As the week went on, neighbors built on a shrine to Samantha, eventually filling much of the courtyard outside her home. CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS))

[PA-Kidnapping]


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Police are looking for two suspects who may have kidnapped a Philadelphia girl.
This girl is safely back home- but only after she chewed her way through duct tape to escape.
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Police say Erica Pratt was grabbed kicking and screaming from her front yard on Wednesday. She was bound with duct tape and left alone in the basement of an abandoned house - sitting in her own waste - for nearly 24 hours. That's when officials say she managed to chew her way through the tape, break a locked door and make her way to the first floor. Today some other children spoke about how they heard her call for help.
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((DUSTIN BALLARD/RESCUER; SHE FOUND A HAMMER, SO I TOLD HER TO BANG OUT ONE OF THE WINDOWS, AND I BANGED THE OTHER ONE OUT AND RIPPED THE SCREEN OUT. SO THEN AFTER WE DID THAT I LIFTED HER OUT THE WINDOW)) ((VANESSA PONDS/RESCUER; WHEN SHE RAN OUT THE HOUSE SHE GRABBED MY ARM. AND I TOOK HER HAND, I WAS GOING TO TAKE HER TO THE COPS DOWN THERE, BUT THE PEOPLE ON THE CORNER WAS LIKE BRING HER OVER HERE WE GOING TO CALL THE COPS FROM OUR HOUSE.))
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The victim's family knows both men and witnesses gave the suspects' names to investigators

[US-Airways]


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An official of US Airways says the next ten days may determine whether the airline files for bankruptcy protection.
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US Airways has lined up federal loan guarantees for 900- million dollars in new financing, but the deal depends on successful agreements with the airline's labor groups.
Pilots and flight attendants have agreed to concessions, but unions representing customer service agents and maintenance workers are still negotiating.
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[IN Q=Without those agreements]

((JOHN TINGLE/DISTRICT SALES MANAGER: WITHOUT THOSE AGREEMENTS WE HAVE PUBLICLY STATED THAT WE WILL SEEK THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT, AND THEN WE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM TO GET RELIEF FOR THOSE CONTRACTS.))
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[OUT Q=for those contracts.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


District Sales Manager John Tingle says the airline would continue to fly, after filing for bankruptcy protection.
Today, he told members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, that operations at Roanoke Regional Airport should not be affected.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The trees may be safe for now... but the woman accused of starting the fire that could have destroyed some of the nation's oldest trees is in big trouble.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus a boy-bander gets ready for blast off.
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[Commercial]

[Sequoia-Fires]


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Police have arrested a woman suspected of starting a fast moving California wildfire-
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Dry conditions are fueling the wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest-
Hundreds have had to leave...
The only way to save some horses was to set them free.
The Rose-end lodge burned down- apparently started by a woman cooking at an illegal campsite.
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((MIKE BURFORD/RESIDENT; HER WORDS THAT I HEARD FROM THE OFFICER WERE I'VE STARTED A FIRE WHAT DO I DO. THAT'S WHEN WE RAN OUT AND SAW WALL OF FLAMES. ))
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[VO-NAT 10 PLUS PAD]


The groves of old Sequoia tress- Some of the oldest living things on the planet are safe for now.
The fire has come within a couple of miles of the ancient trail of 100 Sequoias..
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[L'burg-Firefighters]


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Lynchburg firefighters say it doesn't have enough manpower- and it's time the public know about it. Firefighters say the shortages could someday threaten the safety of firefighters and the citizens they protect.
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The local firefighters association says a recent lack of personnel has forced the department to put equipment and an entire fire station out of service.
They hope city leaders take note and start looking at how to pay for more positions.
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[SOT 13:36:36]
[IN Q=We still teeter]

((ART LIPSCOMB/L'BURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: WE STILL TEETER IN A DELICATE BALANCE. CHIEF MARTINETTE WAS QUOTED IN THE PAPER AS SAYING THERE IS A DELICATE BALANCE OF WHAT COMMUNITY IS WILLING TO PAY FOR AND WHAT THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS. THIS IS VERY TRUE. I HOPE THAT AFTER TODAY, THE PUBLIC WILL START TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PROTECTION THEY HAVE AND WHAT THEY NEED AND WANT.))
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Lipscomb says the firefighters still fully support Chief Buddy Martinette.
Martinette says it's "unfortunate" the association shared its concerns through the media and not with city leaders.
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[N'Sync-Space]


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N'Sync's Lance Bass could be singing in space this fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Star City, Russia]


The boy-band member has been undergoing training at the Star City Training Centre outside Moscow.
He has been cleared by Russian space doctors for a space flight that is most likely due in the autumn.
Bass has said it is his childhood dream to travel into space.
Neither the space agency nor Bass have commented on financial details of his bid.
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[S-Extra]


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Coming up in sports, the Redskins try to get from three quarterbacks down to one, Virginia Tech finds its place in the Big East's preseason poll, and Michael Vick talks about younger brother Marcus,
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[VO-NAT]


but first in tonight's extra point, the rich get richer in baseball. Today, the New York Mets signed pitcher Al Leiter two a 2 year contract extension worth 18 million dollars. Leiter agreed to the deal rather than test an uncertain free agent market in an offseason threatened by another strike. [go to scores] [GO TO MOTION] [go to break]
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[S-Hokies]


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The Big East held its annual football media day yesterday at the Meadowlands, and Virginia Tech was picked to finish 2nd in the pre-season poll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00]


For the 8th time in ten years, Miami was picked by the media as the pre-season favorite to win the league, collecting all 24 first place votes.
The Hokies hope to make a run at the 'Canes with eleven returning starters.
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[VO-NAT cont'd]


Another big question mark for the Hokies is the quarterback spot, where Grant Noel is recovering quickly from that ACL injury.
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[OUT Q=team will get behind them."]
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[S-Vick]


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[WRITER=mdo]
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Former Hokie and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is preparing for his second season in the NFL
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

as his brother Marcus, is prepping for his freshman year as a Hokie. Having been in Marcus' shoes, Michael has these wishes for little brother.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Falcons Quarterback; :11]
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[OUT Q="the next year."]
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[VO-NAT]

As a former redshirt, Michael realizes the importance of the extra year to get acclimated to the college game.
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[IN Q="Redshirting I was able..."]
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[OUT Q="...things that I learned"]
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[S-Skins]


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Steve Spurrier isn't the only former Florida Gator in Redskins training camp this week. Two others are competing for the starting quarterback job, along with Sage Rosenfels. As Mike Stevens explains, the competition is just getting started.
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[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sage Rosenfels/Second Year Quarterback; :35]
[SUPER=01-Shane Matthews/19 Career TD Passes; :54]
[SUPER=01-Danny Wuerffel/1996 Heisman Trophy Winner; 1:04]
[SUPER=@mike1; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports."]

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