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Coming up on News 7-
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Is this man competent to face the death penalty. The debate is in court tonight.
Beer and alcohol once again bring out the debate. Tonight the beer wins out in Radford.
And Miss Virginia is honored in her hometown ..right here in our region.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

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Radford city council puts the lid on an issue that's divided the community.
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[Radford-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Radford city council tonight approved a measure allowing vendors to sell beer and wine on city owned property at certain events. But this may not be the last we've heard on the issue.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa /Newsroom;]

Teresa Hamilton joins us now with more on the controversial decision. Jean, city council approved the ordinance by a vote of three to two,
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

but at least two council members questioned whether the wording of the policy should be changed.
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(( The ordinance will allow the sale of beer and wine at six locations in the city during special non-city events-- areas that include Bissett Park, Riverside Park and the Radford Recreation center. It's an issue that's divided many in the city--
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((GARY TILLEY/ORDINANCE SUPPORTER: I JUST DON'T FORESEE ANY PROBLEMS JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE HAVING A FEW BEERS, EVERYBODY IS THERE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND IF YOU DON'T PARTAKE YOU DON'T HAVE TO. )) [runs11]
[out q= you don't have to.]

But the majority who spoke tonight were against the sale of alcohol-- and presented council with more petitions opposing the ordinance. However, the signatures would not sway the outcome. The ordinance would go on to pass-- But one of those who voted in favor of the ordinance said he would like to explore restricting the use of Bissett Park and the Rec Center... where young people might be present.
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((POLLY CORN: I WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR HIM SAY THAT BECAUSE I WAS HONESTLY GOING TO PROPOSE THAT, THAT'S WHAT OUR PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, THEY CONSIDER IT A FAMILY FACILITY AND THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REST. )) [runs14]
[out q= about the rest.]))
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[LIVE= Teresa /FULL NEwsroom]

Supporters of the ordinance say the policy is restrictive as it's written now-- only allowing the sale of two alcoholic beverages per person.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Teresa/Newsroom]

Jean, it's unclear when council might revisit the issue and possibly tighten it even more.

[L'burg-Murder]


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A Lynchburg man now faces murder charges for a fight he was allegedly involved in six weeks ago.
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It happened in the parking lot of the Radisson Hotel on June 14th.
Police say 31-year-old Gary Webb of Hurt was cut on the face and arm during the altercation.. he never regained consciousness and died Saturday morning at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Police had charged 38-year-old Keith Henry Booth with malicious wounding.. that charge has now been upgraded to murder.
Booth is being held without bond.
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[Walton]


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Percy Levar Walton says he has no memory of the crimes he once admitted committing. He says he doesn't know why he's on death
He knows he's due to be executed May 28th, 2003, but doesn't think that day has come yet and doesn't know what will happen when it does. "I don't know. I don't even know," Walton kept saying over and over on the witness stand in federal court this evening.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The judge spent all day hearing evidence from opposing psychiatric experts, on whether Walton is mentally competent to be executed.
[SUPER=03-Danville/1997]

Walton was convicted of killing three of his neighbors in Danville. He pled guilty to capital murder and said he deserved the electric chair. Now the experts say he's schizophrenic, lives in a "very bizarre" world, pacing his cell, staring into space, refusing to take a shower, laughing at inappropriate times.
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The judge will rule later ...on Walton's competence.

[Missing-Athlete]


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The man charged with murdering a teammate on the Baylor University Basketball team may have had psychological problems.
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Carlton Dotson's mother in law told a Dallas newspaper Dotson had told her in the fall he was hearing voices and having visions.
Dotson remains in a Maryland jail without bond.
[Super=03-Waco, TX;]


Patrick Dennehy's remains have now been positively identified. They were discovered over the weekend in a field- just five miles from campus.
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((DAVE BLISS/BAYLOR UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL COACH: THIS IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT BECAUSE THE GRIEF IS COMPOUNDED BY THE UNBELIEVABLE SENSE OF THE WAY HE CAME TO DIE. THIS IS FEELING OF BETRAYAL THAT A YOUNG MAN OPPORTUNITY WAS TAKEN AWAY IN HIS FRUITFUL YEARS.))
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Bliss said Dennehy was a born again Christian who had hoped to succeed not only on the court, but also in the classroom.
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[Bob-Hope]


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Bob Hope is being remembered across the nation- the legendary comic died last night at his California home at age 100.
When you watch the clips it's hard not to laugh. That's what Bob Hope was best at... putting a smile on the faces of generations of Americans.
Jennifer Miller takes a look back at his life.
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((BOB HOPE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR MAKING PEOPLE LAUGH. BUT NOW HE'S LEFT THEM FEELING SAD. FANS AROUND THE WORLD ARE MOURNING THE DEATH OF THIS LEGENDARY COMEDIAN -- AND THEY'RE THANKING HIM FOR THE MEMORIES. HOPE DIED OF PNEUMONIA SUNDAY AT HIS HOME IN TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA. HE WAS 100 YEARS OLD. BY HOPE'S SIDE, HIS WIFE DELORES AND THEIR FOUR CHILDREN. LINDA HOPE/BOB HOPE'S DAUGHTER: "I can't tell how you beautiful, serene and peaceful it was. And the fact there was a little audience gathered even though it was family warmed Dad's heart." HOPE FIRST FOUND AN AUDIENCE IN VAUDEVILLE AND IN RADIO. IT WAS A FOLLOWING THAT LATER GREW WHEN HE MOVED ON TO THE BIG SCREEN. HOPE'S MOST POPULAR FILMS WERE A STRING OF ROAD PICTURES HE DID WITH DOROTHY LAMOUR AND BING CROSBY. BUT THE ROLE BOB HOPE CHERISHED MOST WAS WHEN HE TRAVELED OVERSEAS TO LIFT THE SPIRITS OF AMERICAN TROOPS. PHYLIS DILLER/COMEDIAN: "He was such a positive spirit. And he had done it all, seen it all, been everywhere, and it was time to go." JENNIFER MILLER/HOLLYWOOD: "He was the nation's most honored comedian...earning not just one star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame ... but four." HOPE ALSO RECEIVED SCORES OF HONORARY DEGREES AND AWARDS FOR HIS HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS. HE WAS EVEN KNIGHTED IN HIS NATIVE BRITAIN. BUT HE'LL BE REMEMBERED AS KING OF THE ONE-LINERS ... AND FOR A SONG WE'LL NEVER FORGET. "THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES..." JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, HOLLYWOOD.))

[Miss-VA]


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This year's Miss Virginia is being honored at home.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Officials from Martinsville and Henry County presented Nancy Redd with gifts in a ceremony today. Redd represented the area in the Miss Virginia competition and will now take her skills to the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.
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((NANCY REDD/MISS VIRGINIA; I'M SO HONORED AND I THINK IT'S BE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU DON'T FORGET WHERE YOU COME FROM THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS BECAUSE I HAVE A SOLID FOUNDATION HERE EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE PERSON YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DO ))
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Local officials say Redd is and ideal ambassador and spokesperson for the Southside area. Today, she walked away with the key to the City of Martinsville.
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Southside textile employees are on pins and needles, wondering about the fate of Pillowtex.
The latest on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus U-S troops say they have Saddam Hussein on the run.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Saddam-Search]


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The tips keep coming in say U-S officials on Saddam Hussein's whereabouts- but he continues to slip through the cracks.
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U-S officials say he is reportedly moving from one safehouse to another.
On Sunday Soldiers raided a house in Baghdad where they thought Saddam was hiding.
The home was destroyed.
Neighbors say three Iraqis were killed, but still no Saddam.
Loyalists continue attacking Americans- Today an American was killed, several others were wounded when a grenade was dropped from a bridge onto their humvee.
Still the President says the U-S must stay focused on the big picture.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: A FREE IRAQ WILL NOT BE A TRAINING GROUND OR FUNNEL MONEY OR WEAPONS TO TERRORIST TO STRIKE OUR COUNTRY.))
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Iraqi contractors have begun demolishing the house in Mosul (mow-sul) where Saddam's sons were killed last week
Intelligence sources believe Saddam was in that same town the day they died.
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[US-Airways]


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U-S Airways restructuring may be paying off.
The airline posted a 13 million-dollar profit in its first quarter since emerging from bankruptcy protection.
The bottom line was bolstered by a 214 million-dollar handout from the government that masked operating losses.
Still, its 13 million-dollar profit was significantly better than a year-ago, when it lost 248 million dollars.

[Pillowtex]


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Uncertainty is growing at a Henry County plant now that workers are being told not to report to work.
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Financial problems continue to plague Pillowtex, the owner of this large plant in Fieldale. Pillowtex is operating under a new extension on its bank loans that runs through Thursday. But residents say rumors continue to circulate that it will close for good.
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((LINDIA BOOTHE/PILLOWTEX WORKER; IT'S GOING TO DEVASTATE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE A WHOLE LOT OF WORKERS THAT WORK THERE.)) ((DAVID S. DAVIS/CHAIRMAN HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS; YOU KNOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A 1-THOUSAND 12-HUNDRED WORKERS AT THAT AREA THAT WILL REALLY RAISE OUR UNEMPLOYMENT HERE LIKE I SAID WE'RE ALREADY ECONOMICALLY DEPRESSED ALREADY.))
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Davis says he remains hopeful the company can make a deal with banks or a buyer.
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[Bonds]


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A Roanoke man who went to West Virginia to have sex with someone he thought was a young girl will spend two years in federal prison.
53-year-old Frank George Bonds was sentenced today in Huntington, West Virginia.
Bonds pleaded guilty in May to crossing state lines to engage in a criminal sex act with a minor.
He arranged the meeting last year in an Internet chat room, but the supposed 13 year old girl was actually a U-S postal inspector.

[Concord-Fatal]


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State Police have identified the man killed in an Appomattox County crash this afternoon.
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Emergency crews were called to Route 608 near Concord around 1:45.
State police say 42 year old John Thomas Hudison of Lynchburg was headed south when he ran off the right side of the road, spun around and hit a tree.
He was killed instantly. No one else was involved in the crash.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


An Evington man was killed when his tractor was hit by a car on Route 29 in Campbell County this morning.
State police say 75-year-old Albert Cox Junior was driving in the right-hand southbound lane around 8:30 when his tractor was hit by another car.
The impact threw Cox from the tractor. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The other vehicle was driven by 29-year-old Wendy Brumfield of Gretna. She was treated and released for minor injuries.
Police say Brumfield lost control of her car. No charges have been filed.
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[Sub-teachers]


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The weather is still hot but back to school time is just around the corner.
That means students will be returning to classrooms and Roanoke school officials say they are expecting improvements from last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In the past, Roanoke has had problems recruiting substitute teachers to work in the city, but a new marketing campaign may be changing that.
Two school buses are driven around to advertise that jobs are available.
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((SCOTT MEADOWS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SPOKESPERSON: THE IDEA OR THE OBJECTIVE IS TO INCREASE THE POOL OF SUBSTITUTES THAT WE HAVE IN THE CITY.))
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[OUT Q=we have in the city.]
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[VO-NAT]


Increasing the pay from 65 to 85 dollars a day is also helping draw subs to Roanoke.
School officials say sub applicants have roughly doubled since last fall and the substitute teacher shortage should be diminishing.
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Police cars in one southern town might soon read to "protect, serve and advertise."
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus see how Global Positioning Systems could soon be keeping track of kids.
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[Commercial]

[GPS-Kids]


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Global positioning systems have all sorts of uses ranging from help finding automobiles to locating missing Alzheimers patients.
Now, a Chesapeake company has found another use-- zeroing in on lost children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]


ICU-Technology is selling a GPS Bracelet for kids.
The bracelets cost three to four hundred dollars. Parents can log on to a computer and locate their child within minutes.
Still, one rescue worker says the GPS bracelet sounds great but technology can't replace a parent's watchful eye.

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[Police-Ads]


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In one small Florida town, the police have a deal that seems like a steal.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Lawtey, FL]

Police in the town of Lawtey only have three police cars. But they plan to buy a fourth. The town only has to pay one dollar for each of its cruisers. But there's a catch, each cut rate cruiser will sport corporate and business logos. It will be a rolling advertisement.
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[IN Q="It also says no...]

((GARY MATTHEWS/LAWTEY POLICE OFFICER: IT ALSO SAYS NO ADVERTISEMENT FOR DONUT SHOPS, BUT I WOULDN'T MIND RIDING AROUND IN A KRISPY KREME CROWN VIC.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Matthews/Lawtey Police Officer; :02]
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[OUT Q=...kreme crown vic."]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say it's a small price to pay for what they'll get.
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[S-Extra]


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Avalanche highlights, words from the Redskins and the Cowboys, plus a fire side chat with former Tech lineman Chad Beasley and ECHL news,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998 Season; :00]


But first our extra point. A former Roanoke Express coach takes another step closer to the NHL. Scott Gordon has been named the head coach of AHL Providence. Gordon coached the Roanoke Express from 1998 until 2000 where he amassed a 82-44 and 16 record and a berth in the Northern Conference finals. Gordon had been the Providence assistant coach for the past three years.
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[S-AVS]


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North and South met tonight as Frederick battled Salem in a game between the North Division leaders and the Southern Division third place team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00]

Salem, at 17 and 17, was hoping to burn up one of the hottest teams in the league, the Keys came into this three game series at 19 and 15.
In the top of the first, Omar Rogers puts the rock into left field on the base hit and that plates Gary Cates from second and Frederick is up by a run.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/5/Salem/3;]A few batters later, Mike Higgins brings in Omar with single to center and the Keys

have a two run cushion.
Salem comes back in the fourth with Brooks Conrad, he smacks this ball to left field, it hits the wall and Trevor Mote is gonna come on down. 4-1.
Hector Himinez adds to his RBI total with a basehit, Conrad scores, but Frederick wins 5-3.
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[S-MLB]


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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Phillies vs. Reds; :00]

On to the majors where the Cincinnati reds cleaned house today, firing G.M. Jim Bowden and manager Bob Boone and two other coaches.
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/6/Philadelphia/5;]The Reds then went out and beat Philadelphia 6-5. In the bottom of the 10th, b

ases loaded and nobody out for Kelly Stinnett. He drops a blooper into short right field to plate the winning run, Reds win 6-5. The Reds were 14 games below 500.
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[S-Skins]


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The Washington Redskins opened training camp this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]


Second year coach Steve Spurrier should be more involved in game planning, defense and special teams this season and he should have a better grasp of the league and his team in his second season in the NFL. The former Gator coach struggled last year at judging talent but he feels all areas of the Skins are better.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Second Year Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=....coach better"]
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[VO-NAT]

The Skins will have 17 new players this season who will either start or play key back up roles.
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[IN Q=]
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[S-NFL]


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Redskin rival Dallas has a new coach and a question mark at quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00]


The Dallas Cowboys began camp July 25th with serious excitement now that Bill Parcells is running the show. The biggest competition so far is at quarterback where Quincy Carter and Chad Hutchinson are battling it out. Carter started seven games last season while Hutchinson started nine.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Cowboys Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...truly fair"]
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[S-Chad]


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The Cleveland Browns came to terms with first round draft pick Jeff Faine today.
That means they've signed two of their seven picks and Lee Suggs is not one of them.
His former teammate Chad Beasley is the focus of Mike Stevens' Browns training camp report.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[S-Tech]


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Beasley's old team begins practice in Blacksburg in mid August.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Station, TX/September 21, 2002; ]


Perhaps Tech's biggest rising star is receiver Ernest Wilford. He caught a a school record 51 passes, racked up 925 yards receiving and scored 7 touchdowns last seasons.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Football Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....he's gonna get"]
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[S-ECHL]


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The ECHL's annual jamboree in the Roanoke Express's back yard this past weekend turned out to be very informative.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Among the hot topics were all the changes the league has undergone in its 15 year history-- everything from expansion to rising costs and even recent sagging attendance.
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[SUPER=01-Henry Brabham/ECHL Founder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pat Kelly/First ECHL Commissioner; :23]
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[Bears-Loose]


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You may expect to see bears if you're camping or in the woods, but
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one Massachusetts family looked out their back window and saw a bear cub in the backyard tree.
They heard the baby cut cry and realized the cub was crying for its mother.
Police came in to help.
They were able to find the mother and two other cubs.
The bear family was reunited- The mom and cubs dodged cars as they ran across the street and back into the woods. (------------)