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Coming up on News 7-
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What to do with Patrick Henry High School... renovate or rebuild. and how the state money crunch might affect plans.
Some people aboard a cruise end up cruising to the hospital.... More than 150 people get sick.
And lasers are helping diabetics.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Plans to build a new Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke will have to wait until the state budget situation becomes clearer.
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[Patrick-Henry]


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City School Board members tonight approve an architectural firm- It'll draw up plans for a new Patrick Henry High School, but there is a catch. [***PATRICK HENRY IN MONITOR]
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Richard Lesko is here to explain why. Jean, the School Board requested proposals in June
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for a new school building that would put all of its 17-hundred students under one roof. Tonight the board selected the firm of Rife and Wood to draw up plans for the building. However, the architects will not be able to start work on the plans until at least March, because the board will have to wait to find out how much funding they will receive next year.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH WOULD PUT A 6 MONTH DELAY ON THE PROJECT, AND IT'S A DIRECT RESULT OF THE BUDGET CRISIS IN THE STATE.))
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Meanwhile Harris says, so far there are no plans to take a look at renovating the aging school, instead of constructing a new building
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; WE HAVE NOT PURSUED DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN DOING THIS FIRST RATE, BUT CERTAINLY WE COULD DO IT IN PHASES, BUT THAT'S NOT A DESIRABLE WAY TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT.))
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The plan calls for a new two-story building that would replace the current campus layout.
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Jean, even with this delay the earliest this project could be completed is in 2-thousand-4.

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35 people are now confirmed dead from a string of tornados across
Many people are still missing and tonight rescuers are going door to door looking for them.
Jim Acosta has more on the twisters that tore a path from Louisiana to Pennsylvania.
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((WHAT ONCE WAS A MOVIE THEATER IN VAN WERT OHIO LOOKS MORE LIKE A DRIVE-IN TODAY AFTER A TORNADO BARRELED THROUGH THE MOTION PICTURE SCREEN ON SUNDAY LAUNCHING CARS INTO THE FRONT ROW. Sounded like 100 freight trains. Amazing. WHAT'S AMAZING IS THAT THE FILM PLAYING HERE ENDED MINUTES BEFORE THE TWISTER STRUCK. THE AUDIENCE WAS ABLE TO MOVE INTO THE CENTER OF THE BUILDING TO RIDE OUT THE STORM. NO ONE WAS HURT.
SOT: It was unreal.

DOZENS ARE FEARED DEAD AND MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE ARE INJURED IN MORE THAN SIX STATES AFTER TORNADOES CLOBBERED THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST. "YESTERDAY WE OWNED A HOUSE AND 4 VEHICLES, NOW WE DON'T EVEN OWN A TOOTHBRUSH." EMERGENCY CREWS SAY THE NUMBER OF DEAD COULD RISE AS THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE MISSING IN THE HARDEST HIT REGION OF MORGAN COUNTY TENNESSEE. "I HAD MY SON RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF ME, IT STARTING SUCKING HIM UP, I HAD TO LIE ON TOP OF HIM AND HOLD HIM DOWN."
SOT: "THE SOUND IS WHAT SCARED ME, I KNEW IT WAS COMING, IT WAS BIG."

VIOLENT STORMS ALSO RIPPED THROUGH GEORGIA WHERE SOME SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AND THOUSANDS ARE WITHOUT POWER. FOR SOME SURVIVORS THEIR ONLY POSSESSION IS THEIR PAIN. I don't have hardly anything, i have nothing, it's like you have to start your life all over again, but we are alive, that's all that matters.))

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The storm that passed through western Virginia early this morning left its mark on Bedford County.
No one was killed there, but several families, a church and at least one business all suffered significant losses.

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The worst of the damage was centered along a half-mile stretch of US 460 near Thaxton.
Two mobile homes were hit hard, several outbuildings were destroyed, and many large trees were uprooted or snapped in two.
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((GENE SMITH: IT SOUNDED LIKE A 747 COMING THROUGH FULL THROTTLE AND THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AND EVERYTHING KIND OF WENT DEAD EXCEPT FOR THE LIGHTNING. OF COURSE WE COULDN'T SEE MUCH TIL DAYLIGHT, COME OUT AND SEE WHAT IT DID TO US. JUST BARELY MISSED THE HOUSE. WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE.))
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The Bedford Chapter of the American Red Cross offered food, shelter and supplies to the families who were affected by the storm.
And utility crews spent the day working to restore power to thousands of customers.
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Some residents suffered minor cuts, bumps and bruises, but it appears that no one was seriously injured.

[Bush-Vets]


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With the possibility of military action against Iraq looming - President Bush spent Veterans day honoring those who've fought in past wars and those who may fight in the near future.
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He began with a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial -
and later paid his respects at Arlington National Cemetery. The president paid tribute to the thousands of men and women who fought for our country and reminded current servicemen and women of what may come.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: THE DICTATOR OF IRAQ WILL FULLY DISARM, OR THE UNITED STATES WILL LEAD A COALITION AND DISARM HIM. ))
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Bush has approved a tentative plan for invading Iraq, and says America's military will prevail.
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Meanwhile, a celebration in Branson, Missouri -billed as the largest Veterans Day celebration in the country. For the past week - more than 60 special events were held to salute veterans. Today, the 68th annual Veteran's Parade marked the final tribute as thousands joined hands and hearts to show their love and appreciation.
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((CLIFFORD ASHLEY/TEXAS: "IT MAKES YOU FEEL REALLY PROUD... AND IT'S A TIME TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO DIDN'T MAKE IT HERE." ))
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[D-Day-Veterans]


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Closer to home, the youngest members of the military today honored those who came before them and fought America's battles.
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150-Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Franklin County, William Fleming and Monticello High Schools today participated in a Veteran's Day ceremony at the National D-Day memorial in Bedford. They were joined by more than 100-spectators. Veterans from each branch of the military were recognized. The event included performances of the National Anthem and God Bless America along with a flag-folding ceremony. The American Legion held seperate festivities at the Memorial this afternoon.
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Governor Warner spoke before about 200 vets at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke.
He praised them for their service and promised that the state will honor its obligation to the more than 780-thousand veterans that call Virginia home.
But he says its already failed them in one way...
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((MARK WARNER: DO YOU REALIZE THAT VIRGINIA IS THE ONLY STATE IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS NOT PAID ITS SHARE ... $334,000 TO THE WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.?))
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Warner said Virginia earmarked the money for the memorial, but that the General Assembly cut it from the budget.
To this day, 36 other states have paid their share.
Warner vowed he'll fight to reinstate it... despite tough budget times.
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[Diabetes]


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For the more than 15- million people in the U-S suffering from diabetes, eye disease can be a debilitating complication.
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Diabetics have a greater chance of developing problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, and disorders of the retina. And because of that doctors say it's important for them to have their eyes examined regularly.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: NO MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING SYMPTOMS OR NOT, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS OR NOT WITH YOUR EYES GET THEM LOOKED AT EVERY YEAR AND THEY NEED TO BE DILATED. IT NEEDS TO BE A GOOD DILATED EYE EXAM EVERY YEAR.))
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If patients schedule regular checkups and closely monitor their blood sugar levels Till says eye problems can be caught at an early stage or avoided. And with the help of laser technology many eye disorders can be improved if not eliminated.
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It's getting more expensive to attend the area's biggest university.
Find out by how much when News 7 returns.
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((Hey, folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office - as the Dazzle stays perfect in the preseason with a win over Mobile at an empty Civic Center. Tech's Ernest Wilford is the Big East offensive player of the week. We'll check on the Tech injury situation, plus Bonds is the NL MVP and Steve Mason checks the pulse of the Cavaliers.

Tonight on the Big 7.))[Bishops]


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America's Catholic Bishops are in Washington to make history-
They're expected to approve a policy that bans sexually abusive priests from all church related work.
This latest policy is different from the one the bishops proposed in June- and as Aleen Sirgany reports, some Catholics aren't happy with it.
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((MONDAY NIGHT, AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS WERE CONFRONTED BY SOME OF THEIR HARSHEST CRITICS -- THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY PEDOPHILE PRIESTS "Who sees the tears and the pain every night. Who understands the victim." IN AN EFFORT TO SHOW THEY DO UNDERSTAND, THE BISHOPS HAVE GATHERED IN WASHINGTON DC TO MAKE HISTORY. THEY'RE EXPECTED TO APPROVE A POLICY THAT BANS SEXUALLY ABUSIVE PRIESTS FROM ALL CHURCH-RELATED DUTIES. BISHOP WILTON GREGORY/U.S. CONFERENCE OF BISHOPS: "We will not step back from our compassion for those who have been harmed." U.S. BISHOPS AGREED TO AN INITIAL PLAN AT A DALLAS CONFERENCE LAST JUNE. BUT IT WAS LATER REVISED BY THE VATICAN. THE REVISIONS ENSURE DUE PROCESS FOR ANY PRIEST ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE ... TAKING AWAY POWER FROM THE LAY PEOPLE .. AND GIVING IT TO THE BISHOPS ... WHO CAN WORK IN SECRET. CHANGES ALSO INCLUDE A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON SEX ABUSE ALLEGATIONS. ALLEGED VICTIMS MUST COME FORWARD BY AGE 28. VICTIMS ADVOCATES SAY CATHOLIC LEADERS ARE BACKING DOWN FROM EARLIER PROMISES. LAURA BREAULT/PROTESTER FROM BOSTON:"I think really they're just window-dressing. They want to placate people with just a little bit, just a tender morsel. Then they are probably going to go back to the way things are." GROUPS REPRESENTING THE VICTIMS SAY THEY WILL NOT BE SILENCED. ON TUESDAY, THEY PLAN TO RELEASE A LIST OF MORE THAN 800 PRIESTS ACCUSED OF ABUSE ... ONE DAY BEFORE THE BISHOPS PLAN TO VOTE ON THE NEW RULES. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Tech-Visit]


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Students at Virginia Tech may want to start saving their money.
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Today, the university's Board of Visitors approved a 400-dollar tuition increase for the Spring semester.
Officials say the increase will bring in another nine-million dollars, but, that's only a fraction of what it needs to make up for the state budget cuts.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: PART OF IT WILL COME FROM A TUITION INCREASE, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM PROGRAM REDUCTIONS, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM INTERNAL RE-ALLOCATIONS, SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE BUDGET 2:11))
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State budget cuts cost Tech an estimated 42-million dollars this year alone.
In response to the tuition boost, the university says it will also set aside an additional 800-thousand for financial aid.
University officials also say Tech is still one of the least expensive schools in the state.
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[L'burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg police say a man found dead in a city motel yesterday was shot to death.
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22-year-old Travis Jerome Murphy of Rocky Mount, North Carolina was discovered early Sunday in his room at the Travelodge on Main Street.
Authorities say Murphy had been seen earlier walking along Route 29, at the Greyhound bus station and at River Ridge Mall.
He checked into the Travelodge at 10:30 Saturday night and was found dead three hours later.
The regional homicide squad has been activated to investigate his murder.
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A vacation goes bad... when illness spreads through a cruise ship.
Details when News 7 returns.
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Plus a Tech graduate is hoping to brew success in Blacksburg.
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[SLA-Appearance]


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The last fugitive member of the Symbionese Liberation Army or S-L-A may be ready to surrender.
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James Kilgore appeared in a South Africa court- at the start of the extradition process-
Word is that he may agree to a deal- and receive the same sentence as four other S-L-A members -
Those four got six to eight year sentences last week.
Kilgore is wanted in connection with an un-exploded bomb found with his fingerprints on it and the death of a bank employee during a 1975 robbery.
Kilgore was arrested Friday in Cape Town where's he's lived under a fake name for five years.
He has been on the U-S most wanted list for nearly 27 years-
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[Cruise-Illness]


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A cruise is supposed to be fun.. It was anything but for some passengers aboard a Holland America Ship- they got sick.
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About 163 passengers out of 19-hundred aboard apparently contracted a food borne illness.
42 people had to fly home from St. Thomas rather than continue on the ship.
One of the people infected with the Norwalk virus was hospitalized for dehydration- but no one else was in serious condition.
The intestinal virus is passed by fecal- contaminated food or water.
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((RICK NICKERSON/CRUISE PASSENGER: PEOPLE STARTED GETTING SICK. AMBULANCES AT EVERY PORT. ST. THOMAS THERE WAS A BIG STACK OF PEOPLE GETTING OFF.. BIG BIG STACK OF LUGGAGE. NOBODY SHOOK HANDS, NO SALT AND PEPPER ON THE TABLES. AT THE BUFFET LINE THEY ALL SERVED YOU. YOU WEREN'T ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANYTHING.))
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The Amsterdam headed back out to sea this afternoon- and it could carry the same virus.
The Holland America lines president says every passenger who boarded got a letter letting them know there was a virus on the ship.
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The Dazzle dukes it out tonight with Roy Jones Junior. Ernest is the king of the Big East. And Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville.
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This afternoon the baseball writers of America named Barry Bonds the Most Valuable in the National League in unanimous fashion. Bonds did everything this season winning the national league batting title with a 370 average. He also had 46 homers, 198 walks and an 800 slugging percentage. He is baseball's first ever five-time Most Valuable player having also won the honor last year, in 1993, and in 1992 and 1990 with the Pirates.
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The Roanoke Dazzle played its only home preseason game at the Roanoke Civic Center last night as the Mobile Revelers came to town. Tickets were just five bucks tonight, but few folks showed up.
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Roy Jones, Junior - the man considered to be the best boxer alive was in the house. He is trying to prove he's the best pound for pound point guard in the NBDL. The Dazzle has a lot of new faces including Cory Alexander who finds Jamal Robinson with the no-look pass just like they did it in U-hall back in the mid-90s. Jamal had a dozen - Cory scored 11. Mobile's Bobby Simmons drains the jumper on this play - but the Revelers were behind on the scoreboard. The Dazzle again as Cypheus Bunton gets the rock under the hoop and he will lay it in for two. The Dazzle is on top.


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Alexander and Robinson tore it up as the Dazzle beats Mobile 89-to-85. Roanoke opens the regular season Friday night at home.
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The latest BCS standings are out and while it's no surprise that Virginia Tech has dropped off the top 15 - it is somewhat surprising that Miami is still not number one.
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[go to pinnacle page] Ohio State is on top this week with the Hurricanes second. Washington State takes the three spot, Oklahoma, which was number one last week, falls to fourth and Texas is fifth. Notre Dame is hanging around in the 7 spot, LSU - on the strength of that unlikely finish against Kentucky is now 13th and Penn State beats Virginia and replaces Tech in the 15 spot.
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[S-East]


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Tech's loss to Syracuse dropped them polls and out of the BCS, but wide receiver
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Ernest Wilford has been honored for his amazing day of receptions in that losing cause by earning Big East offensive player of the week honors. His 279 yards in receptions not only set a Tech school record, breaking the mark set by Ricky Scales 30 years ago, but it also broke the all-time Big East conference record. His touchdown grabs of 75, 34, 87 and 6 yards also tied the Big East mark, and his 8 catches were a career high.
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[S-Injury]


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The off-week comes at a good time for the Hokies.
Sorely missed middle linebacker Vegas Robinson has been cleared to return to practice, he, running back Kevin Jones and receiver Justin Hamilton are all listed as probable for the West Virginia game. Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth also tells us that Kevin Lewis has pectoral strain - he will have to have an MRI exam on that. And Floyd native Josh Spence is being treated for a concussion. As for DeAngelo Hall - his lower back problems that began two and a half weeks ago are not responding to treatment. He is a question mark for the West Virginia game.
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Tech rover Michael Crawford has his open biopsy done yesterday. We won't know for several days if the test supports the earlier evidence of lymphoma found during a needle biopsy. Crawford plans to be back in classes this week.

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UVa plays game two of its murderous four game finish to the season this coming weekend. N.C. State rolls into Charlottesville Saturday having lost back to back games after opening the season with 9 straight wins. Steve Mason has more the Noon kickoff that will televised right here on WDBJ-7.
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[Brewery]


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A recent Virginia Tech graduate is brewing up a new business.
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24-year-old John Bryce is operating Blacksburg Brewing Company out of a warehouse in Christiansburg. The Richmond native is currently making test batches of four different beers. He expects to be selling kegs by the end of the month and has a long term goal of opening a brew pub in downtown Blacksburg.
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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; I THINK IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF PRIDE AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEIR OWN BEER ON TAP AT THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS THAT THEY LIKE TO VISIT.))
[SUPER=01-John Bryce/Blacksburg Brewing Company;]
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[OUT Q=LIKE TO VISIT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Bryce works 19-hour days doing the brewing process and business side of the venture. One of his beers is called Hokey Pokey Lager. It's spelled like the dance, not the Tech mascot, to avoid any trademark issues. (------------)