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Coming up on News 7-
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[vo-nat] Another shooting- in Northern Virginia. .. this one in Falls church. We'll have a live report coming up. Some of the victims of the Bali explosion are Americans.
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Plus will you have to pay more for cell phones in Salem? A vote tonight.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Yet another shooting tonight in the D-C suburbs- this one in Falls Church in Northern Virginia-
These are pictures from the scene tonight.
Police say the shooting happened outside a Home Depot- at the Seven corners center.
A police spokesman in Fairfax County says roads are being closed in the area- about ten miles west of Washington.
These pictures show how backed up traffic is in that area right now.
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[Sniper]


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Good Evening.
It has been three days since the last sniper shooting and officials fear tonight's shooting is the latest.
Again... one person is dead. This time the victim is a woman.
Again.. no suspects are in custody.
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Aleen Sirgany is following this breaking story- she joins us live with the latest from Rockville, Maryland.
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(( Falls Church, VA Traffic Cam: The latest shooting happened in Fairfax County Virginia. This time in the parking lot of a Home Depot. Authorities shutting down nearby highways to stop potential escape routes. Police not sure if this attack is connected to the series of sniper shootings that has terrorized the area. And with few leads, investigators are back to pleading for the public's help...even asking for people to mail in their tips. Chief Charles Moose/Montgomery Co MD Police: "We realize that not everyone has email, or other electronic ways to communicate." Experts say the police are talking to both the public...AND the sniper. James Fox/Criminologist/Northeastern University "The motivation could be some message the killer gave police. " Meanwhile, as area residents fill their tanks, they remain on high alert. Three of the victims were killed while pumping gas. Marty Westphal/Spotsylvania Resident "Whenever we see a police vehicle now we think my God there's been another shooting... where before we didn't think anything about it." Now it's all they seem to think about and as long as the sniper remains on the loose, residents here say they can't afford to let their guard down. Kathleen Abercrombie/ "It's very scary, I've been telling people I'm as scared as I've ever been in my life." ))
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[White-Van]


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Law enforcement officers in Virginia and Maryland are on the lookout for anything suspicious.
Earlier today, authorities in Baltimore seized a white van and found an assault rifle, a sniper manual and ammunition similar to that used in the attacks.
They now say it has no connection
An Oklahoma man travelling through Roanoke County earlier today found out State Police and the F-B-I aren't taking any chances.
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Otis Higginbotham was headed to Oklahoma City when he broke down near exit 140 on Interstate 81.
Ordinarily that wouldn't raise suspicion, except someone noticed Higginbotham was hauling a white van inside his Ryder truck.
The Oklahoma man also sounded more alarms after police learned he purchased the van in Maryland and had maps of the D-C area in his truck.
In the end though, it all turned out to be a coincidence.
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Higginbotham's ordeal lasted a little more than three hours before he was cleared to leave.
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[County-Supers]


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There will soon be a new face on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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Tonight, the board selected Mike Altizer to fill the seat vacated by Harry Nickens.
During the last election, Altizer actually ran against Nickens and garnered what Chairman Butch Church thought was impressive support.
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Mike Altizer selected from 5 applicants.
The board hopes to have him sworn in by November First.

[Warner-budget]


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Governor Mark Warner responded to comments made by Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith that the governor lacks leadership.
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Last week Griffith said Warner is taking too long to announce budget cuts and layoffs.
The governor says the state's budget crisis should not be a partisan issue.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I GUESS IT WAS TOO MUCH TO EXPECT THAT EVEN WITH THIS ENORMOUS CHALLENGE THAT EVERYBODY WOULD PUT ASIDE THE KIND OF OLD FASHIONED PARTISAN POLITICS.))
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Warner will announce the first round of his budget cuts tomorrow in a statewide address.
At least one thousand state workers are expected to lose their jobs as a result of the two billion dollar budget shortfall.
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News 7 will carry the governor's address live, beginning at 7-o-clock tomorrow night.
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[Salem-Phones]


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Salem is also dealing with a tight budget.
City residents will soon be charged extra for using their cellular phones. City council tonight voted unanimously to implement a 3-dollar cell phone tax. The extra revenue will be used to help pay for renovations and additions at Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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City Manager Forest Jones says, until now, Salem residents have been fortunate to escape the tax.
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((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: WE'RE THE LAST, PROBABLY ONE OF THE LAST LOCALITIES IN VIRGINIA TO ADOPT THIS TAX. I'M SURE ALL THE OTHER VALLEY LOCALITIES HAVE A CELL PHONE TAX SO IT'S NOTHING MORE THAN WE'RE COMING IN LINE.))
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Renovations to Andrew Lewis Middle School will also be paid for by an increase in the car-decal fee, an increase in the lodging tax and Salem's new cigarette tax which will go into effect in December.

[Shenandoah-Homes]


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It turns out the night manager at Shenandoah Homes was asphyxiated.
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With that ruling from the Medical Examiner's Office today, Roanoke County Police have ruled Helen Cadd's death a homicide. They have yet to make a link between her and Danny Ray Taylor. The homeless man from Chesapeake was found at the retirement center the night Cadd's body was found.
They've taken hair and skin samples from Taylor, but the lab work has not been complete. Authorities said earlier that Cadd had also been the victim of sexual assault.
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[Bowman]


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The man investigators plan to question about the Short family murders wants to return home to clear his name.
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That's according to Garrison Bowman's friends.
Several have come forward to contradict allegations laid out by Bowman's landlord in search warrants... and they say Bowman will set the record straight.
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((ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS HE WANTS TO DO IS TAKE CARE AND RESOLVE, GET TO THE BOTTOM AND RESOLVE. HE DEFINITELY WANTS TO DO THAT BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO HIDE. HE WAS NOT A PART OF THAT. ))
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((I KNOW IN MY HEART... THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY PART OF THAT WHATSOEVER. HE LOVED LIFE, HE WAS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST AND LOVED THE ANIMALS, LOVED CHILDREN.))
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Authorities say Bowman MAY be deported from Canada to the U-S sometime in the next two weeks.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says Canadian officials will escort Bowman to an undisclosed location in the U-S ... then local investigators will meet him.
Because Bowman is NOT a suspect, he's not obligated to talk to them.
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[Meat-Recall]


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A huge meat recall- Pilgrim's pride is recalling 27 million pounds of its ready to eat turkey and chicken products- for fear the meat may have been contaminated with Listeria.
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The meats were processed at a single plant -- and sold under at least a dozen different brand names -- but all had the same stamp: the plant number; P-1351 inside the USDA inspection seal of approval.
The meats were sold nationwide for more than 5 MONTHS before the problem was detected -- a fault some claim is the government's lack of oversight.
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((PATTY LOVERA, PUBLIC CITIZEN: I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW INFREQUENTLY THIS KIND OF ANALYSIS IS GETTING DONE IF THEY HAVE TO GO BACK FIVE MONTHS TO REALLY MAKE SURE THEY GOT IT ALL."))
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[vo-nat 07 plus pad]
Both the U-S-DA and Pilgrim's Pride insiste there are no known illensses linked to the products affected by the recall.
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Still ahead, CBS reveals its new game-plan for morning news.
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Plus is Al-Quaida responsible for this blast that killed nearly 200 people?
We'll have the latest next.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as former Tarheel Bobby Jones drops in on the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. The start time for the Tech game with Temple is announced - again no TV. Steve Mason visits with the ACC defensive player of the Week. And yesterday's winner at Charlotte - likely will NOT race at Martinsville. Details tonight on the Big 7.)) [Terror]


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New amateur video is released of the moments after an explosion hit a Bali nightclub.
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[VO-NAT 11]
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This video taken shortly after the deadly blast.
Today President Bush today said the bombing is a reminder of just how dangerous the world can be if Al -Qaeda is allowed to roam free-
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((CLEARLY THE ATTACKS IN BALI. I THINK WE HAVE TO ASSUME IT'S AL QAEDA.))
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He warned there is every reason to believe mainland America is still in the terrorists eyes.
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((I AM CONCERNED ABOUT OUR HOMELAND. OBVIOUSLY IF I KNEW OF A SPECIFIC PIECE OF INTELLIGENCE THAT WOULD INDICATE A MOMENT OR A PLACE IN WHICH THE ENEMY WOULD ATTACK WE'D DO A LOT ABOUT IT.))
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President Bush declared what happened in Bali is no different than what happened September 11th- when cold blooded killers decided to take innocent lives.
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[Bali-victims]


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Two people still missing from the Bali attacks are Americans-and many Aussies are among the dead and missing-
Dan Rather now with more on the victims and the survivors of this deadly blast.
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(( In Australia today, survivors of the attack began arriving... I'm lucky to be alive mate. It was a bitter homecoming.
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Its really sad, its really sad...
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When Craig Salvatore put his children on a plane home from Bali last night, their mother, Kathy, was among the missing. By the time they landed. It was confirmed she was among the dead. Today would have been her 38th birthday.
A group of 15-year-old girls waited to meet four friends traveling home alone ... because ALL of their parents are missing.
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I love her like my sister, i just can't wait to see her.
Also Among the missing -- two Americans
Jake Young, a two-time All-America football player for the University of Nebraska. He was an Attorney working in Hong Kong. He was in Bali to play one last rugby tournament before returning home to his wife and two-year-old son.
Surfer Steve Webster had re-scheduled his trip to Bali because of the September 11th attacks. This was to be his last surfing trip abroad. Webster, 41 years old, was supposed to return today.))

[Abandoned-Baby]


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A baby found outside a home this morning in Portsmouth- is in good condition tonight.
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The baby is between six and eight weeks old- and was found by a pediatrician on his front lawn.
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((DR. GEORGE ORNDORFF: I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO BECAUSE I KNEW EHT POLICE WOULD WANT TO INVESTIGATE SO I GOT SOME BLANKETS AND WRAPPED THE BABY UP WHERE SHE WAS. BUT SHE LOOKED TO BE HEALTHY AND GOOD CONDITION. IT'S GOOD I CAME OUT I GUESS AT THE RIGHT TIME.))
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The bay was wearing a lavender onesie- and was left in a cardboard box.
Dr. Orndorff says he's glad he found the baby when he did because it was a cool morning out.
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[Early-Show]


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The C-B-S network has dumped the old Early Show anchors AND the show format for a NEW feel - with four new anchors.
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Network Execs hoping the switch will launch the Early Show's ratings past its N-B-C and A-B-C competitors. Returning to the mix after a six year absence - is Harry Smith. He'll be joined by Hannah Storm - a 10-year N-B-C sports anchor, and Renee Syler - an anchor from Dallas. There WILL be one old face returning - Julie Chen - who will fill the last seat.
She says the chemistry between them is great and that they're all very excited.
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((JULIE CHEN: WITH THE FOUR OF US ALL IN ONE ROOM, ON TOP OF EACH OTHER FOR THIS PHOTO SHOOT--WE WERE ALL GIGGLING AND LAUGHING AND TELLING STORIES AND ASKING EACH OTHER QUESTIONS, THEY COULDN'T SHUT US UP SO THAT'S A GOOD SIGN. ))
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[OUT Q=that's a good sign.]
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The ``Early Show'' had been co-anchored by Bryant Gumbel and Jane Clayson. Gumbel left the show in May, and Clayson was reassigned to other duties at C-B-S News.
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Still ahead on News 7, an unexpected customer tries to out-fox some KMart employees.
We'll show you.
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And later, a North Carolina town remembers its favorite son... Dale Earnhardt.
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[Fox-KMart]


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It was not the fox in the hen house- but the fox in the garden center at K-Mart.
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Maybe the wild gray fox was looking for a blue light special- but somehow the fox got in and could not find its way back out.
The furry fox appeared scared when he ran up onto a display of palm trees and got stuck in the jagged fence.
It was Lloyd Brown of Miami Dade wildlife to the rescue-
It did not take him long to pul the frisky fox to safety.
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((YOU OK? YOU READY TO GO BACK INTO THE WILD AND STAY OUT OF K-MART.))
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As you heard Brown say--- it is back to the wild for this wild gray fox.
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[S-Extra]


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A former Sixer great drops in on the Roanoke Valley Sports Club, while a former UVa great is now a Sixer.
And Steve Mason chats ACC player of the week - Darryl Blackstock, but first tonight's Extra Point. (------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; :00]

Jamie McMurray, who just yesterday won at Charlotte, is not expected to race at Martinsville this coming weekend. McMurray tested at the track on Wednesday of last week, but told us Mike Bliss likely will drive the car. He has a Busch commitment in Memphis.
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[S-Jones]


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The Roanoke Valley Sports Club welcomed one of the greatest players in ACC history to town last night for its monthly meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Bobby Jones, the former North Carolina Tarheel and NBA great, packed them in at the Community Room last night. Among those in attendance, fellow Tarheel and former Patrick Henry coach Dick Kepley, and 30 area members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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Jones played 12 years in the NBA and was a members of 1983 Sixers World title team and all-NBA defensive team member 10 straight years.
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Jones who always shares his Christian faith about how he played hoops so well and so long despite being an epileptic now coaches high school basketball in Charlotte.
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[S-Polynice]


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While a former Sixer was in town a former Cavs was becoming one tonight.
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Olden Polynice, the former UVa great who starred from Terry Holland from 1983 through 1986 was signed to a free agent contract today by the Philadelphia 76ers. Polynice is a 14 year NBA veteran, who has now played with six teams. Last season he was with the Utah Jazz.
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[S-FFE]


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The rain last Friday night soaked southside and, as a result G.W. Danville and E.C. Glass decided to play their week seven game last night. George Washington gets the Western Valley District win 35-to-20 over the Hilltoppers. Running back Kenny Lewis scored 3 touchdowns including a 92 yard scamper just before the end of the first half. GW quarterback Jon Fulton injured his knee in the second quarter. He needs to get well in a hurry. GW hosts Patrick Henry on Friday night.

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The injury to New York Giants lineman Keith Hamilton may not be as bad as first feared. The former Friday Football Extra star from Heritage High in Lynchburg had an MRI test done on his torn right Achilles tendon today, an early indications are that it is a partial tear. The Giants say they are confident the injury will not end the 11 year veteran's career.

[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies will be heavily favored to whip both Rutgers and Temple in the next two weekends. Apparently, TV thinks the matchups will be too brutal for viewers. Neither will be televised. Tech announced today that the Temple will start at the same time as this week's Rutgers' contest - with both kicking off at one pm.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Saturday; :00]

VMI freshman slot back Gary Price is the Southern Conference's ROOKIE of the week. The five ten, 170 pounder from Woodbridge had six catches for 65 yards and touchdown in this past Saturday's 27-to-16 win over eighteenth ranked Wofford. It was VMI's first win over a ranked opponent since 1995. VMI travels to UT Chattanooga Saturday looking to improve to 4 and 4.
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[S-Blackstock]


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The Virginia Cavaliers have won five straight games, but don't blame Al Groh's squad if it still defensive about its play.
The Cavs are still ranked just 98th in the nation in total defense.
But Steve Mason says you gotta give it up for freshman linebacker Darryl Blackstock - who this afternoon was named the ACC's defensive player of the week.
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((UVa's defense yielded 412 yards to Clemson Saturday but stopped the Tigers at crucial times and turned in perhaps its' best performance of the season. The Wahoos have a very simple defensive philosophy that after a slow start, seems to be kicking into gear. ((:))
Big things are happening for Blackstock. He recorded his sixth sack of the season against the Tigers and he is now f
irst in the nation in that category tied with Minnesota's Charlton Keith. But mastering the art of the sack is somethin

g he mastered in high school and then last year at Fork Union. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Blackstock is also fourth in the nation among freshman in tackles per game with 8 and he leads the ACC in all freshman defensive statistical categories and while he is confident he has room to improve. ((:))
Blackstock and his Cavaliers face the ACC's number one passing offense Saturday. North Carolina is averaging nearly 300 yards through the air a game. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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[Earnhardt]


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Dale Earnhardt's hometown honored his memory this morning...
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[SUPER=03-Kannapolis, NC]

with the unveiling of a Dale Earnhart statue.
The town of Kannapolis was filled with family and fans of the late NASCAR driver to witness the dedication of the large bronze likeness of Earnhardt.
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((DANNY EARNHARDT/DALE'S BROTHER; WE JUST APPREACIATE ALL THEIR SUPPORT. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW WHAT DALE WAS ALL ABOUT... PEOPLE. IT'S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE.))
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The statue stands in Dale Earnhardt Plaza. (------------)