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Coming up on News 7-
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People march to make a point- they want Victory Stadium to stay.
Workers at one local company are also marching.. the picket line. They went on strike late today.
And an electrifying look at some new lights on the Eifel Tower.
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((ONCE WE SAW THE PACKAGE WE PRETTY MUCH KNEW WE WERE GOING TO BE GOING OUT ON STRIKE.))
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Union workers at ITT Night Vision take to the picket lines, but the company says business will proceed as usual.
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Nearly 600 ITT Night Vision workers went on strike today after contract negotiations failed. As Jennifer Wishon reports, workers say they're not greedy -- they just want a fair shake.
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((((Nats of striker)) Union workers of the Local 162 are hourly employees of ITT Night Vision. They say they're striking to in hopes of gaining some respect from their employer.
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Saturday afternoon around 3:00 the union took a private ballot vote. 94 percent voted in favor of striking.
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When ITT learned about the strike they agreed to re-open negotiations. Union leaders say both sides agreed on a cooling off period. ((Nats of strikers)) In the mean time workers will continue to strike. But they don't feel their demands are unreasonable.
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((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE MEMBERS IN THE UNIT WHO WORK FOR ITT HERE IN ROANOKE WHO HAVE WORKED FOR THE COMPANY FORTY YEARS OR MORE, THEY HAVEN'T COLLECTED ANY PENSION BENEFITS FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS.))
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At the very least, Dillon says they'd like to have the amount of their monthly pension increased to the average rate.


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((LEE DILLON/UNION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE INSURANCE THAT'S PRETTY GOOD INSURANCE BUT THE PRICE KEEPS GOING UP, UP, UP, IT EATS UP OUR YEARLY INCREASES.))
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Along with affordable insurance, workers would like to see a wage increase, reasonable vacation time and no more mandatory overtime.
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ITT released a statement Saturday afternoon. It says although bargaining unit employees have elected to strike, ITT's business operations will proceed as normal. They also say they'll continue to negotiate and work towards a solution. ((Quick Nat burst)) And until that solution is found, union members say they'll continue to strike. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke County.))







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Another day. Another A-C-C President's Conference Call.
As with previous ones, this one ended with no decision.
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That leaves Virginia Tech still wondering whether it'll receive an invitation to join the conference. The A-C-C released a statement after today's conference call.
It says in part, the conference "moved closer to the completion of the expansion process", and A-C-C presidents "made progress that will enable the conference to reach its goal of concluding this process by the end of this month."
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Former Tech player Lee Suggs was in Roanoke today. He says he doesn't see why any Big East Teams would leave in the first place.
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((LEE SUGGS/FORMER TECH PLAYER: PERSONALLY I THINK THE BIG EAST IS BETTER THAN THE ACC, MIAMI AND TECH WIL BE ANTOHER BIG EAST. THEY'LL PROBABLY BE PLAYING FOR THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY YEAR.))
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Suggs did say if Syracuse, Boston College and Miami go, then Tech should go too.
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[Victory-Stadium]


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Suggs was in Roanoke today for another reason: showing his support for renovating Victory Stadium instead of building a replacement.
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He and some fellow teammates from William Fleming High are joining forces with Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision. The group wants to convince city council through a petition that voters want to restore the historic landmark.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITIZENS FOR A SENSIBLE STADIUM DECISION: I WOULD ARGUE AS SOMEONE WHO WORKED ON THE HOTEL ROANOKE PROJECT THAT VICTORY STADIUM PROBABLY HAS MORE MEMORIES FROM MORE PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS IN ROANOKE THAN EVEN THE HOTEL ROANOKE.))
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Both Patrick Henry and William Fleming alumni remembered the thrill of playing on the stadium's field.
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((LEE SUGGS: I REMEMBER MY DAD BRINGING ME OUT HERE WATCHING GAMES WHEN I WAS SMALL AND I COULDN'T WAIT TO COME OUT HERE AND PLAY ON THE FIELD.))
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((JOSH BERRY/WILLIAM FLEMING ALUMNI: WHEN I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY HERE AND HAD MY NAME CALLED BY THE ANNOUNCER, IT WAS A MOVING EXPERIENCE.))
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City officials say they considered renovating Victory Stadium, but building a new Stadium- Amphitheater is the best move for the city. Advocates for Victory Stadium say it's not too late to save the landmark.
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[Texas-Steakhouse]


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Roanoke police say a masked man was waiting with a handgun .. when a restaurant manager got into her car today to make a bank deposit. The man robbed the manager of the Texas Steakhouse near Valley View Mall around 10-45 this morning. No word on how much was taken.

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A massive wildfire near Tuscon is raging out of control for another night. Today the state's governor got a first hand look.
The fire's already destroyed hundreds of home- and more could be in harms' way.
As Chris Lawrence reports firefighters can't seem to get this one under control.
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((THIS IS WHATS LEFT OF SUMMERHAVEN, ARIZONA. HALF OF THE HOMES, NEARLY 270, DESTROYED. THOSE WHO LIVED IN THIS MOUNTAIN-TOP HAMLET GOT OUT BEFORE THE FLAMES MOVED IN. MANY DONT KNOW IF THEIR HOMES ARE STILL STANDING. BUT THE BONE-DRY FUEL IN SUMMERHAVEN ONLY WET THE FIRES APPETITE. ITS MOVED ON AND SHOWS NO SIGNS OF STOPPING. LARRY HUMPHREY/INCIDENT COMMANDER "We're callin' it still zero percent contained, and you're probably gonna see that for a large number of days yet."
FIRECREWS ARE FINDING THEY ARE NO MATCH FOR MOTHER NATURE WITH HER CHOKING SMOKE, TOWERING FLAMES, AND WINDS THAT WONT DIE. Chris Lawrence/CBS News: Officials expect up to one-thousand firefighters will be fighting this fire for the next two weeks, possibly three. ARIZONAS GOVERNOR TOURED THE DEVASTATION SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO SEE FIRST-HAND SOME OF THE 6-THOUSAND ACRES THE FIRE HAS DEVOURED. 8 MILES TO THE NORTH THE TOWN OF ORACLE WAITS WITH NO WAY TO IGNORE WHAT'S HEADING ITS WAY.
Bertha Henneman/Oracle Resident: The smoke billows over the hill. And its just over the hill. Its scary. SCARIER STILL -- THE ONE THING THAT COULD STOP THE FIRE IS STILL WEEKS AWAY. THERES NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, NEAR TUCSON, ARIZONA.))


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A new video allegedly has Al Qaeda warning of more attacks to come.
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The man on the tape gives his name but conceals most of his face.
Claiming to speak on behalf of Al Qaeda, he declares that the suicide bombings last month in Saudi Arabia and Morocco were the work of the terrors group and he warns of more attacks.
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((JESSICA STERN/TERRORISM EXPERT: WHY ARE THEY CONTINUALLY RELEASING VIDEO AND AUDIO TAPES? ONE POSSIBILITY IS TO MAKE SURE THE ATTENTION OF THE WORLD IS FOCUSED ON THEM.))
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Even if authentic, the tape only confirms what the U-S already knows: that al qaeda continues to engage in acts of terrorism and remains a threat.
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Thousands of Iraqi Shi 'ites protested today- outside U-S forces headquarters in Baghdad.
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They chanted in the streets calling for U-S troops to leave Iraq.
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((NAT PROTEST CHANTING))
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The protestors also called for a unified Iraq, ruled by its own people and for the release of several Shi'ite Clerics captured by U-S troops.
Shi'ites make up two thirds of Iraq's 26 million people including Sunni
(Soo-nee) Muslims, Kurds and Muslims.
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Iron Mike goes behind iron bars once again. The latest on Mike Tyson is just ahead.
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And Prince William celebrates the big 2-1 tonight. And even the queen must show up in African clothing.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the latest on the ACC expansion situation. Grand finale highlights from the Roanoke Valley Horse Show, and Lee Suggs weighs in on life as a professional football player, while this former Hokie signs on with the Skins. Plus, Ted Musgrave outruns Jon Wood in Memphis. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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The second in line for the throne of England is celebrating his 21st birthday tonight.
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The royal family is celebrating with an "Out of Africa" theme birthday party for Prince William. The prince is making sure the party is thrown his way, so everyone, including the queen of England, was required to dress up in African clothing. The prince says he wanted "the family" to have a chance to dress up, but out of black tie. More than 300 friends and relatives were invited to the party at Windsor Castle.
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A different kind of day for a former member of boxing's royalty. More sidewalk scuffles and more legal troubles for Mike Tyson.
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He was arrested early today after a brawl with two men outside a New York hotel.
Tyson's been charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
The brawl broke out at about 5:30 this morning outside the Mariott where Tyson was staying.
Tyson was treated for for minor cuts to his hands- after the two men apparently retrieved an object from the hotel lobby and used it against him.
All three men were hauled off to a nearby police station.
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The annual U-S conference of Catholic Bishops has ended with assurances that reforms for dealing with sex abuse are still on track.
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The bishops' goal was to evaluate progress made in dealing with priests who commit sexual abuse. Last year they set rules for dealing with the problem and agreed to remove any priest involved in the abuse of a minor. The bishops say things have gotten better since last year, and more will be done.
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((BISHOP WILTON GREGORY/PRES., U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS- WE REALIZE THAT THE REAL HEALING THAT IS NEEDED AND CALLED FOR MUST TAKE PLACE ON THE LOCAL LEVEL AND I CAN ASSURE THAT THE BISHOPS OF THIS COUNTRY ARE COMMITTED AS LOCAL PASTORS TO ACCOMPLISHING JUST THAT))
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But, the man leading the Church's National Review Board resigned this week, saying there was a lack of cooperation from priests.



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One player won it all, and he or she is indeed worth Megamillions.
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Lottery officials say the winning ticket from last night's drawing was sold in Baltimore.
It's worth about 180 million dollars.
In addition to the grand price winner, 42 players matched all five numbers, but not the Mega Ball number.
They'll each receive 175 thousand dollars.
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A Ferrum professor releases her own book on the Harry Potter series. The details are just ahead.
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And the Eiffel tower has never looked exactly like this. Stick around for the high-powered story.
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Police in Danville hope autopsy results will tell them exactly what led to a man's death last night. Officials say 19-year-old Troy Christopher Reeves was found dead on the 700 block of Chatham Avenue. Neighbors reported hearing shots in the area AND there was a car accident at the same time.





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On the same day the latest Harry Potter book is released, a Ferrum professor was in Roanoke today signing copies of a book she edited about the Potter series.
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Cantos bookstore hosted Lana Whited (WHITE-ed) today as she signed copies of "The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter." The book is a series of essays by literature professors from the U-S, Great Britain and Canada. Whited says each essay touches on a different aspect of the Harry Potter books. She says the book appeals to readers of different ages, but children can really relate to Harry.
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((LANA A. WHITED/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CLOSE TO HARRY'S AGE WHO ARE READING THE BOOKS IN DROVES, I THINK THEY LOVE HARRY, NOT BECAUSE HE IS FANTASTIC, BUT BECAUSE HE'S FAMILIAR TO THEM BECAUSE HE IS AT TIMES AWKWARD, HE'S SORT OF A MEDIOCRE STUDENT, HE NEEDS THE COMPANIONSHIP OF HIS FRIENDS WHEN HE'S DOWN.))
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Whited focused her essay on how reading the books helps children develop morally and ethically. She plans to release another book after the Harry Potter series is complete.
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It starts with apples, lots of them, but a Bedford County orchard has branched out in a much different direction.

Shannon Young shows us what's on the vine at Johnson's Orchards in this week's Time Off.
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((SHANNON JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S ORCHARDS: WE FIND THAT TAMING BLACKBERRIES IS LIKE TRYING TO TAME A WOMAN... WE HAVEN'T GOT ANY BLACKBERRIES TAMED YET EITHER.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=blackberries tamed yet, either.]

Blackberries may be the only fruit the Johnsons haven't mastered. From grapes to peaches to figs, the family's 250 acre farm is bursting with variety. But, with about 200 different kinds, apples are the biggest sellers.
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[IN Q=Some of 'em are nothing in the world but seedlings...]

((DANNY JOHNSON/JOHNSON'S ORCHARDS: SOME OF 'EM ARE NOTHING IN THE WORLD BUT SEEDLINGS THAT I HAPPEN TO LIKE AND SEE ALONG THE ROAD, THIS ONE FOR EXAMPLE CAME FROM OVER AROUND THE GRAND AMHERST AREA, THEY SAY THIS ONE MAKES A WONDERFUL CHERRY PIE BUT IT'S GONNA TURN RED ON THE INSIDE AS YOU CAN SEE.)) [RUNS:17]
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The Johnsons have been farming for five generations. Less than a decade ago they expanded to include the Peaks of Otter Winery. Now, the mom, pop and son business puts out up to two thousand cases of wine a year, with each getting personal treatment.
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[IN Q=Everything's done by hand, as you can very well see.]

((DANNY JOHNSON: EVERYTHING'S DONE BY HAND AS YOU CAN VERY WELL SEE. WE BOTTLE BY HAND, WE LABEL BY HAND, WE CORK BY HAND.)) [RUNS:09]
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90-percent of the fruit used to make 28-different flavors is grown on site.
The transition from vine to wine can take more than half a year.
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[IN Q=Anywhere from six to nine months...]

((SHANNON JOHNSON: ANYWHERE FROM SIX TO NINE MONTHS. REPORTER: REALLY, THAT LONG? JOHNSON: YEAH, YOU CAN PUSH IT AND MAKE IT IN FOUR BUT, WE LIKE TO TAKE OUR TIME.)) [RUNS08]
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Time is of the essence at the Orchards. If you have it you can spend it visiting the animals.
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[RUNS:03] The pigs will be happy to see you. If you want more of it you can rent out the old Johnson family homestead for a taste of life on the farm. Danny says he's not in the agriculture industry... rather, with orchards, a winery, and a vacation rental he thinks of himself as being in the education and entertainment business.
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[IN Q=It's fun, so far it's fun...]

((DANNY JOHNSON: IT'S FUN, SO FAR IT'S FUN, WE'RE HAVING FUN, WE HAVE FUN DOING IT. IF IT GETS TO BE WORK THEN WE'VE GOTTEN TOO BIG.)) [RUNS:09]
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Proving that variety, even on a small scale, is the spice of life. Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))


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Tonight in sports, the ACC is apparently still in disagreement over expansion, highlights from the Roanoke Valley Horse Show's Grand Prix, and Lee Suggs talks about life as a pro, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Lee's former teammate at Tech, Larry Austin has been picked up by the Washington Redskins. The cornerback is one of four current NFL Europe players to be signed by the Redskins. Austin was an undrafted free agent who played with Houston in 2002.
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[S-Expansion]


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It's safe to say that the ACC is at an impasse over league expansion. The conference call between the nine ACC Presidents this morning failed to produce a vote on expansion, but sources say that the group did discuss three different scenarios, two of which included Virginia Tech. One plan involved expanding with Miami only. Another would make the ACC a 13 team league by adding Miami, BC, Syracuse, and Virginia Tech. And the final plan, which seems likely included Tech, Miami, and one or the other between Boston College and Syracuse.
The ACC Presidents also could not reach a two thirds majority to change the conference's by-laws to allow expansion to move forward with six votes as opposed to seven. The next conference call could come as early as Tuesday.

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The 32nd annual Roanoke Valley Horse show wrapped up tonight in Salem with the 50 thousand dollar Grand Prix. When the dust had settled a familiar face had won the 15 thousand dollar first prize.
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Ian Silitch had a clean ride here aboard Brave Ally. Silitch later came back on a horse named Cable to claim second place.
The man to beat was Aaron Vale. Vale was the first rider out on W-P Cadbury. But Garcon carried Vale to the victory. Vale has now won 7 Grand Prix events here in the Valley. Terry Gonzalez was third aboard Cotton eyed Joe.
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The College World Series is down to just two teams. Stanford and Rice began the best of three series for all the marbles tonight in Omaha.
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We go right to the tenth. Stanford pitcher Kodiak Quick makes a crucial throwing error allowing Rice's Chris Kolkhorst to score from second with the winning run. Rice leads the series 1-oh after a dramatic 4-3 win.
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In the big leagues, the White Sox won the battle for Chicago jumping all over the Cubbies early and hanging on late. Joe Crede rips a double off the ivy in deep left field, just missing a homer.
But Sammy Sosa led the Cubs back with an Rbi single in the ninth to make it 7-6.
That's as close as it got though as Billy Koch picked up his tenth save of the season as the White Sox won game two of the series 7-6.
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In Philly, the Red Sox bullpen squandered another solid outing by Pedro Martinez. Todd Pratt cranked this 2 run homer in the 13th inning off of Rudy Seanez and the Phils knocked off the Bosox 6 to 5.
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Former Virginia Tech running back Lee Suggs doesn't have to worry about what conference the Hokies will play in next season. Suggs is more focused on the Cleveland Browns training camp which is just around the corner, and rehabbing his ailing shoulder.
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Suggs says that he has gotten an education during his short time in Cleveland, and that getting used to being a professional has been quite the adjustment.
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Stuart's Jon Wood made history today, starting on the pole for the first time in his career at the O'Reilly 200 in Memphis. But Ted Musgrave will get credit for winning the 200th race in Craftsman Truck Series history.
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Wood, who lost the Navy as primary sponsor three weeks ago had the dominant truck thru the early part of the race.

Rick Crawford was a victim of some beating and bangin as he gets turned around and barely grazes the wall.
Bill Lester then went out with a flat right front tire.
And Chad Chaffin didn't fare much better with a blown engine although Chaffin made a great save to keep his truck off the wall.
In the end Ted Musgrave nudged his way past Wood and hung on for the win. Wood finished 4th.
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We finish up tonight with news of the death of a hockey pioneer--one of the first coaches to use video in his teaching methods. Hall of Famer Roger Neilson passed away this morning at the age of 69 after a long bout with cancer.


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Neilson was the head coach for 8 NHL franchises during his 15 year career. He never won a Stanley Cup but he made it to the playoffs eleven times. He spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Senators. Neilson had been battling skin and bone cancer. He passed away this morning at his home in Ottawa, Ontario.
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The City of Lights unveiled the Eiffel Tower's new lighting system, and it's hard to miss.
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The new lighting fixture features 20-thousand bulbs, and 60 tons of new material. 25 mountain climbers were needed for the five month installation, the cost about 5 million dollars. Over the next decade, the twinkling lights will be fired up for ten minutes each day from dusk til two A-M.
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