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Coming up on News 7-
Do Vodka and Virginia go together. Why one person says the state should not control the liquor.
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[VO-NAT]


What do the Skaters think of the alleged skating fix.. We'll hear from them-
And a woman agrees to house sit cats- only to find out there are 30 cats-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


Government and alcohol don't mix, so says former Governor Doug Wilder.
The goal is to save the cash-strapped state money.
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[Wilder-Commission]


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It could change everything from where you buy your favorite drink to who controls the state's historic sites.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Doug Wilder heads up a state commission looking at how to streamline government.
The former Governor is proposing the elimination of five agencies and a Cabinet position.
He also says it's about time that the government gives up control of the liquor business.
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[SOT 11:31:48]
[IN Q=IT'S A QUESTION OF WHETHER VIRGINIA NEEDS]

((FORMER GOVERNOR DOUG WILDER: IT'S A QUESTION OF WHETHER VIRGINIA NEEDS TO BE INVOLVED IN CERTAIN THINGS. AS I POINTED OUT, SHOULD VIRGINIA BE INVOLVED IN THE LIQUOR BUSINESS? SHOULD WE HAVE PRIVATIZATION OF LIQUOR? SHOULD IT BE A STATE ENTITY? THESE ARE THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT AND TALKING ABOUT AND EVERYONE PASSES THE BUCK.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman]
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Wilder says privatizing the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and cutting redundant government services could save the state up to a billion dollars.
The Commission on Efficiency and Effectiveness isn't due to release its official recommendations until December.
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Fire at a Giles County home tonight- causes heavy damage.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]


The blaze broke out at this house on (Clen-DEN-in) Clendennin Road just after five.
Firefighters were able to contain the flames to one room but the rest of the house had extensive smoke damage.
No one was home at the time.
A passerby saw smoke coming from a window and called 9-1-1.
No one was hurt.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[FU-Car-Fire]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Investigators in Roanoke are trying to figure out how much damage a car fire caused to the First Union Tower parking garage.
The fire broke out around six o-clock.
No one was hurt, but the blaze caused quit a commotion because of the nearby First Fridays event.
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[81-Accident]


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An accident on Interstate 81 tonight near Salem tied up rush-hour traffic.
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State Police say another vehicle cut off a southbound tractor trailer.
The rig crossed the median and both northbound lanes before flipping over on an entrance ramp.
Luckily no other cars were hit and no one was hurt.
State Police say the driver will face reckless driving charges.
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[Star-Solutions]


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Everyone agrees something needs to be done to make I-81 safer.
Today, V-DOT returned one proposal that would have widened the roadway and charge trucks a toll to pay for it. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 MONITOR GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Pulpit;]


Justin McLeod joins us now with reaction to today's decision. Justin?
Jean, Star Solutions says it's just a minor bump in the road.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]


It's a coalition of construction companies that wants to widen the interstate and create separate lanes for cars and trucks.
But today that plan hit a major roadblock.
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
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V-DOT's commissioner announced he is returning five private sector transportation proposals including the Star Solutions plan to widen Interstate 81.
The commissioner says more study is needed before deciding whether Star Solutions is the best solution.
V-DOT is hoping its own research on the future of I-81 will provide useful answers.
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[IN Q=By October the first]

((PHILIP SHUCET/VDOT COMMISSIONER: BY OCTOBER THE FIRST OF THIS YEAR V-DOT WILL DO ITS HOMEWORK AND PAINT THAT BROAD VISION OF SOLUTIONS THAT WE FEEL ARE POTENTIALLY VIABLE ON INTERSTATE 81.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Shucet/VDOT Commissioner]
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[OUT Q=On interstate 81]
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The Star Solutions plan still has a future.
It can re-submit the proposal and it appears that will happen.
In a statement faxed this afternoon, Star Solutions says it "is firmly committed to providing the citizens of Virginia and all users of I-81 with a timely, achievable solution to the highway's safety and congestion issues."
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL Pulpit]


Now, you may remember the proposal to have truckers pay a toll has been strongly opposed by the trucking industry.
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Jean, V-DOT's commissioner said today that opposition played no role in deciding to send this proposal back.

[Appox-Farmers]


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Appomattox County farmers have won their battle to use treated human waste to fertilize fields.
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


County supervisors adopted ordinances last winter that severely restrict the use of bio-solids after residents voiced concern about the smell and possible health effects.
But eleven farmers- that already had state permits to use the waste- sued the county, claiming they're losing money and crops.
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Today they claimed victory when federal judge Norman Moon issued an injunction prohibiting the county from enforcing the ban.

[9-11-Detainees]


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A federal judge says the government must release the names of people its detaining in connection with 9-11- and it has 15 days to do it.
Civil Libertarians call it a victory-
The Justice Department is attacking the ruling- saying it will impede one of the most important investigations ever- and increase the risk of future terrorist threats to our nation.
The judge did say some exceptions would be allowed on a case-by case basis.
The Justice Department detained almost 12-hundred people after 9-11.
In June, at least 147 people were still being held.

[Russians]


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The reputed mobster charged in the Olympics scandal says the case against him is a farce.
Meanwhile the International Olympics Committee member says if it's found the games were fixed, the medals should be annulled.
The Russian Pairs Skaters today said they were shocked and surprised when they heard about the arrest.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]


And when asked if they should give back their medals if it's found out the games were fixed....
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((makes a face and silence.. WHY? BECAUSE I NEVER KNOW THIS.))
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[OUT Q=never know this.]
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Went on to say he doesn't think it would possible to fix the competition- he says it was a difficult sporting competition.
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((IT WAS NOT OUR FIRST COMPETITION. WE WON WORLDS. WE DON'T NEED HELP TO WIN COMPETITION.))
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[OUT Q=to win competition.]
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[Canadians-Olympics]


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Reaction is similar from the Canadian pair who also won Gold.
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Jamie (Sa-LAY) and David Peltier were awarded gold meals days after a French judge said she was pressured to vote for the Russians.
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((DAVID PELLETIER/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST: WELL JAMIE AND MYSELF USED TO JOIKE AND SAY WELL THE RUSSIAN MAFIA MUST BE INVOLVED IN THIS JUST MAKING JOKES. BUT ACTUALLY IT ENDS UP MAYBE NOT BEING A JOKE.))
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[OUT Q=NOT BEING A JOKE.]
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But other skaters said they're not surprised that some competitions are rigged.
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((ANABELLE LANGOIS/OLYMPIC PAIRS SKATER: IT'S NOT A SURPRISE. WE KNEW ABOUT IT. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT. WE'RE TIRED ABOUT IT AND WE WOULD LIKE SKATING TO TAKE A NEW TURN NOW.))
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[OUT Q=NEW TURN NOW.]
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Meanwhile the attorney for the Russian jailed in Italy says he will fight extradition to the U-S and plead innocent.

[Rockbridge-Courthouse]


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Rockbridge County and Lexington officials are asking voters there to approve a referendum to build a new courthouse.
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In the past 20 years, Rockbridge County's case load has increased from fewer than 100 cases a year, to more than 800.
The increased demand as well as improved technology have put a strain on the workers and building.
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[IN Q=This is an old building...]

((GORDON SAUNDERS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.; THIS IS AN OLD BUILDING, AS COMPUTERS HAVE COME ALONG IT'S BEEN VERY HARD FOR THEM TO UPGRADE, IT'S REQUIRED MORE CIRCUITRY AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THE WIRING IN THE BUILDING IS OLD, THERE WAS A FIRE THAT STARTED IN THE BASEMENT, PART OF THAT MAY HAVE DUE TO THE WIRING OR THE FURNACE.))
[SUPER=01-Gordon Saunders/Rockbridge Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;]
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[OUT Q=wiring, or the furnace.]
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To build the new courthouse, voters would have to approve two issues, one that would approve the 12 million dollars for construction, and another that would officially move the courthouse to the new location.
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Parts of the South are under a state of emergency... as the West Nile Virus spreads and takes four lives.
Details when News 7 returns.
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Plus employees of one of Virginia's biggest power companies pull the plug on negotiations and hit the picket lines.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Virginia-Power]


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Union Workers at Virginia Dominion Power are on the picket line tonight.
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Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers went on strike at noon, after eight months of negotiations and still no agreement.
In Halifax County, 97 hourly workers walked off the job at the Clover Power Plant.
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[IN Q=We're not trying to bankrupt the company]

((MARK NICHOLS/CONTROL ROOM OPERATOR: WE'RE NOT TRYING TO BANKRUPT THE COMPANY OR DO ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO MAINTAIN WHAT WE HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=maintain what we have.]
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The union represents 37- hundred workers in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina... including linemen, electricians, meter readers, and power plant staff.
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[Economic-Development]


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Virginia Tech is making another cut to deal with budget reductions...
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

This time it's the office of economic development. Tech is freezing the job... which linked the school to businesses. The office made it easier for companies to work with Tech faculty, students and research. In five-years it helped link 650-businesses... but the University says it has to react to losing 40-million in funding...
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[IN Q=I don't think]

((LARRY HINCKER/VT SPOKESMAN; I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO OBVIOUSLY DESTROY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BUSINESSES BECAUSE WE LITERALLY HAVE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSITY WHO INTERACT WITH BUSINESSES.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VT Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=WITH BUSINESSES.]
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John Phillips headed up the economic development office for about resigned in the spring. Tech says the job will be left vacant. Hincker says various departments in the University will pick up tasks related to the office. Tech expects another updated budget report from the state this month.
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[West-Nile]


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It's a potentially deadly virus spread by mosquitos and is taking its toll on the South. West Nile Virus has invaded just about every part of Louisiana and the governor has declared an emergency. Chris Lawrence has more.
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[SOT 16:55:43 and 17:08:24]
[IN Q=Spraying hasn't stopped]
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Roy Campbell/Centers For Disease Control; :18]
[SUPER=01-Toni Matherme/West Nile Victim; :52]
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((Spraying hasn't stopped it. Doctors and veterinarians have barely slowed it down. The West Nile virus has spread to 34 states. And the most recent outbreak is terrifying people in Louisiana. At least 58 residents have been infected, four of them have died.
SOT - Dr. Roy Campbell/Centers For Disease Control

It's not time for panic, it's time for people to take sensible mosquito precautions. Spraying continues to kill some mosquitoes, which spread the virus from infected birds to humans. Most people only develop flu-like symptoms, and some don't get sick at all. But others develop swelling of the brain.
SOT - Dr. Campbell

"When people have a virus in their environment that's spread by mosquitoes and infecting their brains, it's always a public health crisis." The Governor of Louisiana has declared a statewide emergency. Twelve people are still in the hospital there. And victims who beat the virus say, it wasn't easy. Toni Matherme/LA, west nile victim You have really bad headaches, you have nausea, fever that you cant break. Feel like somebody drained the blood out of you. West Nile has infected people from New Orleans to New Jersey, and many states in between. Experts say it won't be long before it breaks out West.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

The first, and worst, outbreak happened here in New York a few years ago when seven people died. But the state received federal money to fight the virus, money that Louisiana needs to fight its own epidemic. Chris Lawrence CBS News New York.))

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A Collinsville man is accused of shooting a woman in the head, then fleeing to North Carolina.
Henry County Sheriff's deputies say early this morning they found 39-year old Concepcion Romero on the floor of her apartment.
She was airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem with a head wound. Sheriff Frank Cassell says her last reported condition is "stable but serious."
Investigators later arrested 23-year old Jose Rafael Gomez Romero in Winston-Salem and charged him with malicious wounding.
Deputies say he's not related to the victim.

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Two men were injured in an early morning shooting outside a Lynchburg restaurant.
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Police say a "fairly large crowd" was gathered outside "Mario's Pizza" on Bedford Avenue around two AM, when two vehicles pulled into the lot. Words were exchanged and officials say shots were fired by at least one but probably two people. The two victims are identified as 18 year old Greg D. (Usher-ee) Usury and 26 year old Jamal R. Davis. There's no word on their conditions and so far, police have made NO arrests.
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Most of us have taken care of a neighbor's pet for a few days... but how about a few years!
We'll explain a little later on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus the turret of the civil war ironclad Monitor could be just days away from coming to the surface.
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[Air-Show]


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A plane came crashing down at an air show, but amazingly the pilot was able to eject.
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Check out the video- the Harrier jet loses control at an air show.
Royal Air Force pilot Tony Cann is able to eject safely- just moments before it dropped into the sea.
Cann was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but he was apparently able to maintain his cool during the whole event.
Witnesses say he was waving to the air show crowd as his parachute opened.
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[Monitor]


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The big prize from the wreckage of the Civil War ironclad Monitor may be pulled from the ocean this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Cape Hatteras, NC]


A spokesman for the government expedition to raise the Monitor's turret from the ocean floor off Cape Hatteras says the lift could come tomorrow or Sunday.
The turret now is cradled in a claw-like lifting device some 240 feet below the surface.
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[IN Q=it's a wonderful]

((CMDR. BOBBIE SCHOLLEY/MONITOR EXPEDITION; IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE IT'S THE MONITOR. THERE'S JUST A LOT OF FEELING OF KINMANSHIP WITH THE SAILORS AND THE MONITOR ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Cmdr. Bobbie Scholley/Monitor Expedition; :00 QUICK!!! ]
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[OUT Q=the monitor itself.]
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Once the turret is brought to the surface it will be taken to the Mariners' Museum in Newport News.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche highlights, some Winston Cup drivers go bowling, another Redskins training camp report, and a local soccer product gets a chance in England, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington is the cover athlete for EA Sports NCAA Football 2003, a game that captures the essence of college football.
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[SUPER=01-Joey Harrington/Detroit Lions Rookie Quarterback; :00]
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[OUT Q=....thats the game I want to be attached to"]
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche and the Kinston Indians continued their battle for the Carolina League's wildcard playoff spot last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00]


Blue tongues were en vogue last night at Salem Memorial Stadium.
The Indians got on the board first in this one. Hector Luna takes Kip Bouknight deep with the line drive homerun to left field. Kinston led it 1-nothing after one inning.
The Avs answered in a big way in the bottom of the second. Cory Sullivan rips a deep shot to centerfield off the base of the scoreboard. Sullivan's 7th dinger of the season is a three run shot and the Avalanche led it 3-1.
Justin Lincoln added another run with this RBI single in the 6th that plated Brad Hawpe. Salem wins
[SUPER=37-Kinston/2/Salem/4/;]

last night by a final of 4 to 2.
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[S-Suspend]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]


Major League Baseball is suspending five players for their roles in a brawl between the Orioles and Red Sox last weekend. Baltimore's Willis Roberts is out for seven games, and teammate Melvin Mora sits for four. Boston pitcher Derek Lowe gets five games, Jason Varitek four, and Rey Sanchez three. Boston pitching coach Tony Cloninger gets a two-game suspension. Eight others involved in Sunday's fracas have been fined but not suspended.
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[S-Dot]


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To the links. Peggy Woodard beat Dot Bolling 4 and 2 to win the Women's State Amateur at the Homestead. The event was tied after 12 holes and Woodard won 13, 14, 15, and 16.

[S-Rank]


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Some college football rankings to talk about. William and Mary has been picked to win the Atlantic 10 in a preseason poll and, in a Dixie Conference preseason poll, Ferrum was chosen to place second.

[S-Football]


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Freshman UVa punter and former Cave Spring standout Tom Hagan
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

practiced with his new team for the first time yesterday. Hagan felt good about the first practice and welcomed advice from coach Groh.
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[OUT Q=..help us get better]
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[VO-NAT]


Now the Cavaliers got a brief scare after practice yesterday when former Fleming star and UVa defensive back Jermaine Harder had to be carted out of the locker room do to cramps and exhaustion after conditioning. He was OK and practiced in the afternoon.
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Florida State is motivated for the season. The Seminoles finished 8 and 4 last season and did not win at least a share of the ACC title for the first time since 1991.
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The biggest key for this season will be the play of quarterback Chris Rix. The rising sophomore threw for over 25 hundred yards last as a freshman, but tossed 13 interceptions. His second year should be a lot better.
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[OUT Q=...a big difference"]
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[S-Camp]


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Temperatures were not the only things hot in NFL training camp today.
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[SUPER=03-Thibodaux, LA; :00]


A scrimmage between the Saints and the Jaguars got heated when Jacksonville receiver Damon Gibson and New Orleans linebacker Roger KNight got into a fist fight after a play. Both will most likley be fined.
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Terry Cook won the Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke Diesel 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park last night. Winston Cup drivers qualify for the Brickyard 400 later this morning at 11.
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Winston Cup drivers joined four time champion Jeff Gordon in his first annual celebrity bowling event at AMF Raceway lanes in Indianapolis. Proceeds for the event go to the Jeff Gordon Foundation which benefits Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
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Virginia forward/center Travis Watson has been named to the 50 member 2002-2003 Wooden Preseason All-American Basketball team.
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The 6 foot 8 senior led the ACC in four statistical categories last season. Watson averaged 14.1 points a game and was a second team All conference selection.
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Rising Northside senior Danny Karbassiyoon is headed for England today for two weeks of training with the Arsenal professional soccer team.
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Karbassiyoon was selected to be one of one hundred and fifty players to attend the Adidas Elite Soccer Program at the beginning of July. He was named the winner of the golden boot award, which means he was the best offensive player at the camp. There were close to two hundred college scouts at this camp, and also the chief scout from Arsenal's program.

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Karbassiyoon will be with the reserve team, which is a step below the top team. He will be training, working out, and living with these players while he is there.
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One NBA note. The Milwaukee Bucks have traded Glenn Robinson to the Atlanta Hawks for Toni Kukoc, Leon Smith and a 2003 first-round pick.
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Robinson has spent his entire eight-year career with the Bucks, averaging 21.1 points per game. The Bucks failed to make the playoffs last season after being touted as probable Eastern Conference finalists prior to the season.
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It's a common occurrence-- people go out of town and get their neighbors to watch their pets. That's just what happened when a New York woman was asked by a friend to watch her cats. But the cat owner neglected to tell her she'd be watching...
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30- felines... The cat-sitter was shocked when two sheds full of cats showed up on her property.. But the biggest shock was when she found out the cat's owner would be gone for two and a half YEARS.
That's the length of her federal prison sentence for defrauding a bank of nearly one MILLION dollars. However, authorities recently convinced the owner -- while in jail-- to allow the cats to be adopted.
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