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Coming up on News 7-
The price to take a puff in one local city is going up.
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[Vo-nat]
A man who shot and killed a neighbor's dog finds out his punishment.
Plus putting some fizz into the campaign for this year's Fiddlefest-
Plus an unusual visitor to one post office today.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[SOT 2:56:23]
[IN Q=For the Roanoke Valley]

((LARRY SABATO: FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY IT'S A REAL SETBACK TO LOSE THIS MUCH SENIORITY ALL WITHIN A SPAN OF JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS.))
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[OUT Q=couple of years]
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[VO-NAT]


A political dynasty is about to come to an end and that could affect our area for years to come.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Legislators]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jus]
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They've been at it for years and it's all about to come to an end.
Two have already retired and three other legislators from our area will do so at the end of the year.
Tonight, all five were honored at a dinner at the Hotel Roanoke. [***News 7 @ 11 in Monitor***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here to tell us why not everyone is cheering their retirements. Justin?
Jean, they've all wielded considerable clout in the General Assembly.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


That is why many fear that clout will soon diminish considerably.
But the legislators who are retiring believe it won't be like that for long, some however disagree.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; :09]
[SUPER=@woodrum; :41]
[SUPER=@trumbo; :58]
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((((NAT SOUND OF BELL RINGING AT 2:59:37))
It is something that definitely rings true for our area, we're about to see the end of a legislative era.
[SOT 2:56:29]
[IN Q=It will take decades]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO REBUILD THAT POWER IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=General Assembly]


This all made possible due to the impending retirements of Democratic Delegates Chip Woodrum and Vic Thomas of Roanoke and Republican Senator Bo Trumbo of Fincastle.
Our area has already lost considerable clout with the retirement of Delegate Richard Cranwell of Vinton and Senator Madison Mayre of Shawsville.
This dinner was to honor all five men for their years of service.
They call it "A Tribute to the Titans."
[SOT 2:51:30]
[IN Q=It's very nice]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: IT'S VERY NICE BUT A BIT OVERSTATED BUT IT'S VERY NICE FOR THEM TO SAY THAT.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=to say that]


Here's why someone would say that.
The men have served a combined 130 years in the legislature.
During their careers, all held positions on key budget or tax writing committees.
[SOT 2:55:10]
[IN Q=For some people]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: FOR SOME PEOPLE THIS IS THE END OF AN ERA, FOR OTHERS IT'S A BEGINNING OF AN ERA SO I TEND TO THINK IN LONG TERMS THE ROANOKE VALLEY WILL BE WELL REPRESENTED WHOEVER IS THERE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=whoever is there]


And some familiar faces hope to be a part of that.
The three who will retire at the end of the year all plan to stay active in politics.
[SOT 2:47:32]
[IN Q=I'm not goingt]

((DEL. VIC THOMAS: I'M NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF THE POLITICAL I WILL BE THERE WHEN I'M ASKED TO HELP.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=asked to help]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


They may be asked to help this November when the Democrats try to regain the House and Senate.
Political analyst Larry Sabato who was tonight's master of ceremonies believes the Democrats have no chance of regaining the House and a small one in the Senate.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Jean, we should mention tonight's dinner was a fundraiser for the Apple Ridge Farm which provides educational opportunities for inner city kids.

[Dooley]


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Today friends and family said goodbye to a Pulaski solider who died serving his country.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belmont, PA]


23-year old Michael Dooley was laid to rest today in his wife's hometown of Belmont, Pennsylvania.
Dooley was killed less than two weeks ago, while patrolling a checkpoint near the Iraq-Syrian border.
Michael Dooley is survived by his wife Christine and an unborn son.
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[SOT 16:38:19]
[IN Q=He has been my]

((CHRISTINE DOOLEY/WIFE: HE HAS BEEN MY BEST FRIEND, MY SOULMATE, MY HUSBAND, MY SOLIDER, AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO AND MY ANGEL.))
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[OUT Q=hero and my angel.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dooley's met in 2000, while Michael was stationed in Bosnia.
The young couple fell in love BY MAIL, after Christine responded to an ad that said troops needed letters from home.
In a letter received just 11 days before his death, Michael told his wife he wanted to name their son Shay.
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[Iraq-Illness]


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Another U-S soldier was killed last night while on patrol in Baghdad.
The army says he was shot in the back by a sniper.
[SS=War in Iraq]


As U-S troops continue to serve in Iraq, many want to find out what it was that made tens of thousands of veterans from the first Gulf War sick.
This week a group is meeting in Washington to try and get to the bottom of the so called Gulf War Syndrome.
Elaine Quijano has more.
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[SUPER=01-Joel Graves/Gulf War I Veteran; :06]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Principi/Secretary of Veterans' Affairs; :49]
[SUPER=01-James Binns/Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Quijano/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=I'm Elaine Quijano]

((THE IMAGES OF AMERICAN TROOPS SERVING RIGHT NOW IN THE IRAQI DESERT ... BRING BACK MEMORIES FOR JOEL GRAVES. The oil well fires we were in ... we were unable to read a simple book 12 inches in front of your face... A GULF WAR I VETERAN ... HE SUFFERS FROM A MYRIAD OF SYMPTOMS: INCLUDING MEMORY LOSS, FATIGUE, AND MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN -- NONE OF WHICH PHYSICIANS CAN EXPLAIN. My hair started falling out in clumps, large clumps and I went to the doctor and said what's going on, and he said, well I don't know. 12 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST GULF WAR ... THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS STILL DOESN'T KNOW, EITHER. IT FORMED A RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO ... TO LOOK AT EXISTING STUDIES ... AND ADVISE THE V-A ON WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH MIGHT BE NEEDED. MUCH OF THE FOCUS HAS BEEN ON VETERANS' EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS IN THE GULF ... Environmental hazards can be as deadly as a bullet wound or as sharp metal. AND ALTHOUGH RESEARCHERS NOW KNOW THAT SOME VETERANS SUFFER FROM BRAIN DAMAGE ... THERE ARE NO CONCLUSIONS YET. We're still not able to then say that if we prescribe this pill or this drug, that they'll get better. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs says he's committed to pouring more resources into studying Persian Gulf Illness ... and he's also focused on finding treatments. ... A GOAL JOEL GRAVES ... NOW A MEMBER OF THE RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE ... HOPES TO HELP ACCOMPLISH. IN WASHINGTON, I'M ELAINE QUIJANO.))

[Army-Band]


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There was plenty of patriotic music in Roanoke this evening.
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[VO-NAT]


"The Band of the Nation's Capital" performed tonight at Patrick Henry High school.
The 257th Army band is steeped in tradition with noted historical performances at the burial of the unknown soldier in 1921 and the State Funeral of President Harding.
The band will be back in the area on July 4th to peform in Lexington.
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[Murder-Suicide]


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Botetourt County deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide tonight.
Officers say a passing citizen found the bodies of a man and woman, both 50 years old, inside a car around 7:15 tonight.
It was parked at Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church near Fincastle.
Deputies say the two were husband and wife and both died of gunshot wounds.
A note found with them indicates the deaths were a murder and a suicide.
No more information is being released until family members are located and notified.

[C'burg-Cigarettes]


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The cost of smokes will be going up in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The town council voted unanimously tonight to put a tax on cigarettes. That means a smoker will pay an additional twenty cents a pack. Officials say state budget cuts and a reduction in local revenue are behind the tax, which they hope will generate about 200-thousand dollars per year. The new tax will take effect on September 1st.
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[Sex-offenders]


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A group of citizens in Petersburg is taking the state to court.
They say the proposed place to house violent sexual predators will be a threat to public safety.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Petersburg]


Starting July 1st, the Southside Virginia Training Center will house convicted pedophiles and rapists who are determined to be too dangerous to be released.
But the facility is directly across the street from a daycare center.
Last week a group of angry residents filed an injunction against Governor Warner and the state to keep the facility out of their neighborhood.
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[SOT 10:14:26]
[IN Q=WE PURPOSE TO ]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: LET'S REMEMBER THIS WAS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE TO SAY WE NEED TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE IN TREATMENT AND NOT PUT BACK ON THE STREETS. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Leonard Davis/Daycare Center Owner; :00]
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[OUT Q=NOT PUT BACK ON THE STREETS.]
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A hearing on the injunction is set for Friday.
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[Downloading-Music]


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Downloading a song from the Internet illegally could cost you if one senator has his way.
Orrin Hatch says he supports developing technology that would destroy computers used to illegally download music.

Hatch says the technology would twice warn a computer user about illegal online behavior, then -- in his words-- destroy their computer.
Hatch heads up the Judiciary Committee.

[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


She was the plaintiff in the landmark case that legalized abortion.
Now the woman known as "Jane Roe" wants the decision reversed.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And thinking of buying a small S-U-V?
Stay tuned, some aren't getting good marks in recent crash tests.
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[Sports-preview]


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[OUT Q=...in sports"]
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[SUVs-Testing]


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If you're in an SUV and you get hit from the side how well would you fare?
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[VO-NAT]


New testing simulates a 31 mile an hour side collision of a pickup truck into a small SUV-
Out of 12 sport utility vehicles tested, the Subaru Forrester performed the best.
It's equipped with standard side airbags that protected both driver and passenger.
The Ford Escape with side airbags also got a good rating.
The Hyundai Santa Fe scored acceptable in crash testing.
While the Honda CR-V and Jeep Wrangler each earned a marginal rating.
Other SUV's received lower scores. In one test, the dummy in the driver's seat sustained crushing injuries to the head, pelvis and torso.
SUV's receiving Poor scores included the Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda Element, Saturn Vue, Landrover Freelander, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Rav 4 and the Ford Escape WITHOUT side airbags.
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[SOT 1:04]

((ADRIAN LUND/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: AS A CLASS THEY DID NOT DO WELL. THESE VEHICLES HAVE NOT BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE MOST PART TO PROTECT THEIR OCCUPANTS FROM COLLISION WITH SUV'S AND PICKUPS WHEN THEY STRUCK THEM IN THE SIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Adrian Lund/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE SIDE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The tests clearly show that side airbags make a difference protecting the dummys in the testing from more severe injuries.
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[NS-Strike]


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More than one hundred machinists at Norfolk Southern in Roanoke walked off the job this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials with the International Association of Machinists Local 165 say Norfolk Southern is using unfair trade practices, and is in violation of the Railway Labor Act. A company spokesperson says the dispute stems from work done on locomotive fuel pumps by the manufacturer.
She says the pumps needed to be replaced under warranty by the manufacturer, instead of local machinists. A temporary injunction against the union was issued this morning in U-S District Court, forcing the striking employees back to work.
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[Dog-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Floyd County man will not serve jail time for the death of a neighbor's dog.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

Bob Kempa, Junior today pled no contest to a felony charge of cruelty to animals that was reduced to a misdemeanor. His attorney says Kempa shot the german shepherd when it lunged at him while he was hunting in the Copper Hill area last August.
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[SOT 4:39-4:58]
[IN Q=My client went home...]

((MIKE MASSEY/KEMPA'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENT WENT HOME, DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, LEFT THE DOG THERE, HE WENT HOME, POLICE OFFICERS WERE CANVASSING THE NEIGHBORHOOD LATER THAT DAY TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT IT, AND MY CLIENT 'FESSED UP RIGHT THEN, SAID YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO SHOT A DOG, I SHOT THE DOG, SO HE NEVER TRIED TO HIDE ANYTHING, HE JUST SAID "I SHOT THE DOG 'CAUSE IT WAS COMING AT ME.)) ((JOHN FALLON/DOG OWNER: IT SEEMS PRETTY COMMON PLACE FOR SICK PEOPLE TO SHOOT PETS UP IN THIS COUNTY AND I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE BASICALLY PUT UP WITH IF IT WAS IN A LARGER METROPOLITAN AREA.))
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[SUPER=01-John Fallon/Dog Owner; :20]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Fallon says he doesn't know why Kempa was hunting on his property. Kempa was sentenced to a 30-day suspended jail term and 35-hundred dollars restitution.

[Roe-Wade]


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She was the ``Roe'' in Roe-v-Wade -- the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
Now Thirty years later, she wants the landmark decision overturned.
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[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX]

Norma McCorvey and other anti-abortion activists held a press conference in Texas announcing a petition to reopen the "Roe versus Wade" case. McCorvey and her legal team asked the high-court to vacate its 19-73 ruling.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=:32,"New Scientific evidence on..."]

((ALLEN PARKER/MCCORVEY'S ATTORNEY: NEW SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE ON THE HUMANITY OF THE CHILD SINCE 1973, WHEN THE ROE COURT SAID WE DON'T KNOW WHEN HUMAN LIFE BEGINS, THERE HAS BEEN AN EXPLOSION OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, DNA TECHNOLOGY, CLONING, THINGS THAT LIKE THAT SAY, IT IS A HUMAN BEING.))
[SUPER=01-Allen Parker/McCorvey's Attorney]
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[OUT Q="...it is a human being."]
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[VO-NAT]

Since McCorvey was party to the original litigation, her attorneys say she can petition the court to reopen the case.
McCorvey has converted to Catholicism and has become an anti-abortion activist since the ruling.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


A Roanoke music festival is hoping to taste success thanks to some advertising help from a soda giant.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus an unusual customer at one postal service counter.
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[Commercial]

[Fiddlefest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC1:44:45]
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Roanoke's celebration of traditional string music is now just five weeks away, but organizers of Fiddlefest hope a million cans of pepsi will help them spread the word.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The pepsi cans include a red, white and blue panel with the fiddlefest logo, and information about the week- long event.
Soon they'll be hitting store shelves in nine states.
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[SOT 01:58]
[IN Q=It's hard to put a value]

((MIKE CONNER/FIDDLEFEST CO-CHAIRMAN: THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN MARYLAND, DELAWARE, BOTH OF THE VIRGINIAS, BOTH CAROLINAS, SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY, SO WE'VE GOT SOMETHING KIND OF DIFFERENT THERE. IT WAS ABOUT A FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLAR IN KIND DONATION WHICH WAS JUST FANTASTIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Conner/Fiddlefest Co-Chairman]
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[OUT Q=which was just fantastic.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fiddlefest begins July 21st, and will feature more than 60 performers, and more than 70 different events.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Organizers still hope to raise about 60- thousand dollars to cover expenses.
A raffle of musical instruments, a Friday night fundraiser at the Mill Mountain home of Mayor Ralph Smith, and sales of an Eric Fitzpatrick print should bring them closer to their goal.

[Postal-Deer]


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You might not see this everytime you drop off your mail at the post office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grand Rapids, MI]

A downtown Michigan post office got an unexpected visitor today. A deer wandered into the the building cruising the lobby before jumping over the service counter. He was cornered shortly afterwards, and shot with three tranquilizers so he would calm down. The deer will be transported North and released.
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[S-Extra]


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The Avalanche and the Pelicans are rained out, the latest on the Big East/ACC expansion, the barbers get ready for Nelly, but first our extra point,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]

NASCAR has made it official. NEXTEL will become its new top sponsor.
Starting next season, the wireless phone company will replace R-J Reynolds Tobacco which had sponsored the Winston Cup since 1972.
It is not known what Nextel will pay NASCAR, but Reynolds put 30 to 60 MILLION dollars a year into the series.
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[S-Yankees]


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The New York Yankees brought a four game winning streak into a double header against Tampa Bay today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

The Devil Rays boss is former Yankee Lou Pinnella and his boys would bring an end to the Bronx Bombers win streak with an 11-to-2 victory in game one of the doubleheader.
Aubrey Huff drove in four runs while Travis Lee and Marlon Anderson homered and drove in three each to pace [SUPER=3

2-New York/2/Tampa Bay/11;]the Devil Rays 18-hit attack. Winning pitcher Jeremi Gonzalez allowed Jason Giambi's home run as the only hit he surrendered in six innings.
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[S-AVS]


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The Salem Avalanche game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans was postponed tonight due to rain. The two teams will play a double header tomorrow at Salem Memorial Stadium beginning at 6:05.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


This is the beginning of a three game set for the Avs against Myrtle Beach and while the rain might dampen some athlete's spirits, nothing can keep these players down when it comes to competing at home.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Macko/Avalanche General Manager; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....being at home"]
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[S-Appy]


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The Appalachian League Pulaski Blue Jays season opener was postponed this afternoon. The Blue Jays game against Martinsville is now tomorrow in a double header that begins at six PM
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00]


The Blue Jays did get acquainted with their new surroundings this past weekend in the New River Valley.
The strength of the club appears to be several strong arms, both in the starting rotation and in the bullpen.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Lee Guetterman/Pulaski Pitching Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=of becoming major leaguers."]
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[S-Tugwell]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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Tech baseball players Mark Tugwell and Matt Dalton have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-American Team. Dalton was a third team pick as a relief pitcher.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Tugwell, the Hokies second baseman, was a second team selection. Tugwell batted .398 with eight homeruns and 59 RBI's. The Big East Co-player of the year committed just six errors in 308 chances.
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[S-Pres]


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President Bush held a news conference at the White House today to honor four national champion collegiate athletic teams. Big East schools UCONN and Syracuse were congratulated for basketball,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
and Minnesota for hockey as well as the women of Minnesota-Duluth for ice hockey. UConn was not as welcome by the presi

dent thanks to the fact the Huskies made it farther than Texas in men's hoops.
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[S-Big]


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The Atlantic Coast Conference issued a statement saying it may not vote on expansion until later this month.
The A-C-C is considering the addition of Big East schools Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. The A-C-C has a teleconference planned between school leaders and commissioner John Swofford later this morning.
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Swofford will conduct the conference call with the ACC chancellors. Reports have surfaced that indicate that adding just Miami is possible in a first wave of expansion, giving the ACC 10 teams. The Big East has been working to make the conference more attractive and even presented a situation where both conferences work together
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If the Big East just lost Miami, the conference would retain its spot in the Bowl Championship Series.

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While some conference schools are worried how the conference will be affected, Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg feels good about Tech's sports programs.
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Greenberg spoke to the kids at Ramon and Damon Williams Twin Cord basketball camp this morning and even in the uncertainty, he says the Hokie programs will land on their feet.
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It's no day at the beach for artists in Germany,
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but there is a lot of sand.
17 artists from ten countries are transforming sand into sculptures.
It is the first International Sand Sculptures festival in Berlin.
22-hundred tons of sand have been dumped near the remains of the Berlin wall.
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