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Coming up on News 7-
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Will a drug clinic open up on this Roanoke County corner? What people nearby have to say about it.
People come out to remember a deadly shooting in Roanoke three years ago tonight.
And the maytag man and star of WKRP in Cincinnati passes away.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

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Roanoke county residents team up tonight to fight plans to bring a drug treatment center to their community.
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[Methadone-Clinic]


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More than 150- people turned out tonight to learn more about the plan and what they can do to keep the center out of their neighborhood. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's meeting and joins us now with more on what took place.
[LIVE= Teresa /FULL Newsroom]
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Jean, county officials were on hand to answer residents questions and to listen to concerns. They're also helping residents form a committee to continue to fight the center because the facility has not yet been granted a license from the state to began operating.
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(( THE FIRST TIME MY CHILD IS EXPOSED IN ANY WAY, TO A DRUG DEALER OR ADDICT YOU'RE GOING TO GET A PREDICTABLE RESPONSE AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE RATIONAL. ))
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Allen Trigger was one of dozens against the Life Center of Galax's plan to locate a methadone clinic at the corner of Ogden Roan and Colonial Avenue in Roanoke County. Neighbor say the facility has no place in a residential area-- voicing concerns over traffic and nearby schools.
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((A HALF MILE FROM FISHBURN... ONE MILE FROM NEW VISTA.. WE NEED TO FIND ANOTHER LOCATION.))
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County leaders and supervisor Fuzzy Minnix told residents they too are concerned--telling the crowd they're committed to trying to find another location in the county for the facility.
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(( FUZZY MINNIX/SUPERVISOR: IT'S NOT THAT WE HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST... BUT THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR IT.))
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County leaders say it appears the center does have the necessary zoning but again they have not secured a license from the state to operate.
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Jean, supervisor Minnix says tomorrow he'll ask his fellow supervisors to consider requiring centers such as this one to also secure a special use permit-- as a way to prevent other facilities from locating in residential areas in the future.

[Drug-Bust]


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A drug operation that stretched from New York to North Carolina is busted up in Halifax County.
Seven men from South Boston, Danville and Maryland are under arrest, charged with drug possession and distribution.
Police say the alleged ringleader was responsible for distributing 80 kilos of cocaine and crack over the past two years.
Officers say 80 kilos has a street value of nearly eight-million dollars.

[Backstreet-Cafe]


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Tonight marks the third anniversary of the shooting at a Roanoke gay bar.
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About 20 people braved the rain to remember the seven people shot inside the Backstreet Cafe.
Danny Overstreet was killed and 6 others wounded
The event tonight on Salem Avenue wrapped up a weekend of remembrances.
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[John-Major]


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The world economy is changing fast, but the U-S is still in the drivers seat.
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That's the message former British Prime Minister John Major brought to Roanoke tonight.
Major spoke to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Information Technology Symposium at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[IN Q=For the moment]

((JOHN MAJOR/FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER; FOR THE MOMENT AMERICA IS THE PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR TO EVENTS. IN THE YEARS TO COME, THE E-U, CHINA WILL BECOME EVER MORE IMPORTANT. BUT FOR NOT THEIR INFLUENCE IS SECONDARY.))
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[OUT Q=influence is secondary.]
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Major says markets, not governments, now rule economies. And growing technology now ensures those markets never sleep.
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More than 800 senior-level business, government and educational leaders are discussing critical technology issues at the symposium.

[Conrad]


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A Radford native is western Virginia's newest federal judge. The U-S Senate confirmed Glen Conrad to the U-S District bench today.
Conrad was nominated by President Bush back in April.
He's spent his entire adult life working in the federal judicial system -- first as a probation officer and then as a U-S Magistrate in Charlottesville and Roanoke. Judge Conrad will fill the position created when Judge James Turk assumed senior status last year.

[Bush-Visit]


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"If you need help, let us know."
That's the word from President Bush who today offered federal help to states that took the worst hits from Hurricane Isabel.
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The president stopped by the Virginia State Police Academy this afternoon to thank F-E-M-A employees and local emergency personnel for working around the clock to guide relief efforts.
He says everything is being done to get power restored and to get supplies like water and ice to those who need it.


President Bush also thanked ordinary citizens for offering a helping hand.
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((PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: THE TRUE CHARACTER OF THIS COUNTRY COMES OUT IN TIMES OF STRESS AND EMERGENCY AND THIS COUNTRY HAS RESPONDED ONCE AGAIN.))
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President Bush says he will grant Governor Warner's request to expand the state's emergency declarations to 43 additional jurisdictions.
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[Richmond]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Governor Warner says it will be days before there is an official price tag on the damage.
But he says V-DOT has already spent over 70 million dollars preparing for and cleaning up after Isabel.
Today the governor surveyed the damage in some Richmond neighborhoods that remain without power.
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Officials at Dominion Power say there are still 700-thousand Virginians without electricity.
They say it may be days before the lights come back on for everyone.
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[Appomattox]


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Several thousand residents of Appomattox County are still coping without power tonight, but utility crews are making progress in repairing electrical service there.
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Today, many residents visited the Fire Department, where the American Red Cross distributed a supply of food vouchers, and other volunteers passed out bottled water supplied by the state.
Near Isabelle Street, and other areas touched by the hurricane, crews were working to clear damaged trees and other debris.
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((RAYMOND HENSLEY: WE HAD A FEW CUSTOMERS BLOCKED IN. THEY COULDN'T GET OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAY. WE HAD SOME THAT WERE OUT OF TOWN AND COME BACK AND COULDN'T GET TO THEIR HOUSE, SO WE TRY TO GET TO THOSE AND DO WHAT WE CAN.))
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[OUT Q=and do what we can.]
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Officials are asking county residents to report residential damages caused by Hurricane Isabel.
Citizens can submit estimates to the county administrator's office until two Friday afternoon.
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[Schools]


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[WIPE TO SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
And as the work continues, Appomattox County schools will be closed tomorrow with personnel code 2.
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[Marty-Baja]


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Another hurricane forces hundreds of people from their homes --- this one off Mexico's Baja penninsula.
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Hurricane Marty brought wind gusts of up to 120 miles an hour and torrential rain to the peninsula area stretching south from California parallel to the west coast of Mexico. Marty is the second hurricane to threaten the popular tourist destination this season. Hurricane Ignacio brushed the southern tip of the peninsula last month but did not cause major damage.
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It was on, then off. Will California's recall election be on again?
The latest when News 7 returns.
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Plus the bodybuilder accused of offering to kill Kobe's accuser faces a judge.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Braves skipper gets a two game vacation. The wildcard and divisional races continue to take shape tonight. Michael Crawford is the Big East player of the week. And Steve Mason tries to make some sense of the quarterback situation in Charlottesville tonight on the Big 7.))

[Kobe-Hitman]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The man who allegedly said he'd kill Kobe Bryants accuser was in court today-
Bodybuilder and aspiring actor Patrick Graber said nothing in a brief appearance before a judge in L-A.
As Kelly Cobiella reports, prosecutors are charging him with two counts including solicitation to commit murder.


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((HIS LETTER ARRIVED WITH THE FAN MAIL.....AND IT LANDED HIM IN JAIL, AND THAT IS WHERE 31-YEAR-OLD PATRICK GRABER WILL STAY, HIS ARRAIGNMENT ON CHARGES OF OFFERING TO KILL THE WOMAN WHO HAS ACCUSED KOBE BRYANT OF RAPE, DELAYED. PROSECUTORS SAY THE 31 YEAR OLD BODYBUILDER SENT A LETTER TO THE BASKETBALL STAR, LOOKING FOR A THREE MILLION DOLLAR PAYOUT FOR HIS SERVICES. BRYANTS STAFF TURNED THE MAIL OVER TO THE POLICE.... ....AND THEY SET UP A STING OPERATION. GRABERS ATTORNEY CALLS HIS CLIENT A NAIVE GUY LOOKING FOR MONEY....WHO NEVER INTENDED TO KILL ANYONE. Peter Knecht/Defense Attorney: "This blew him away, he didn't think he was doing anything that wrong!" THE SWISS NATIONAL HAS BEEN LIVING IN THIS HOME IN THE LOS ANGELES SUBURB OF EL SEGUNDO ON AN EXPIRED VISA, AND WAS ARRESTED NOT FAR FROM HERE LAST THURSDAY. LOS ANGELES COUNTY DETECTIVES SAY HE KNEW TOO MUCH ABOUT BRYANT'S ACCUSER TO BE IGNORED. KELLY COBIELLA/CBS NEWS: KOBE BRYANT AND HIS ALLEGED VICTIM WERE ALSO IN THE LEGAL SPOTLIGHT ELSEWHERE MONDAY. IN COLORADO THE SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE AGAINST THE BASKETBALL STAR IS MOVING FORWARD. A JUDGE IS NOW CONSIDERING SEVERAL KEY ISSUES: AMONG THEM, WHETHER TO ORDER BRYANT'S ACCUSER TO TESTIFY AT A PRELIMINARY HEARING. IN LOS ANGELES, KELLY COBIELLA FOR CBS NEWS. ))
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Graber is being held on one million dollars bond.


[CA-Recall]


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A federal appeals court could rule as early as tomorrow morning about whether California's Recall vote will proceed.
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Judges aggressively questioned lawyers about whether the vote should be postponed or go forward on October 7th.
The issue is over the state's paper punch card ballots.
The A-C-L-U argues the ballots are prone to errors- and because six counties still use them, the election won't be fair.
The state says the current voting system is good enough.
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[BRAUN]


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The PResidential election's still more than a year away, but another Democrat's in the race.
Carol Mosely Braun formally declared herself a candidate today.
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Braun is the only woman vying for the Democratic nomination.
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((CAROL MOSELY BRAUN/(D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE "TOGETHER WE WILL BREAK DOWN BARRIERS. TOGETHER WE WILL REBUILD AND RESTORE OUR COUNTRY. AND TOGETHER WE WILL GIVE OURSELVES THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL - AN AMERICA WE CAN BE PROUD OF."))
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Braun was the only black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and was appointed ambassador to New Zealand by President Bill Clinton.
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[Iraq-Bomb]


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President Bush will face the United Nations tomorrow asking for more help in Iraq.
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But just one day before the meetings- a suicide bomber strikes near the U-N headquarters in Baghdad- killing an Iraqi policeman and injuring 19 others.
The U-N Secretary General says he's distressed by the latest bombing but he also added a warning.
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((KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL: IF IT CONTINUES TO DETERIORATE THEN OUR OPERATIONS WILL BE HANDICAPPED CONSIDERABLY.))
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In the streets of Fallujah Saddam Hussein supporters cheered.. there are rumors here that Saddam is returning- and a letter purportedly from Saddam saying he is coming back.
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[Fulcher]


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A Patrick County landowner was so incensed when authorities came on his property to talk about using his land for a natural gas pipeline ...he allegedly threatened to kill a Deputy U-S Marshal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Now Harvey Glenn Fulcher may benefit from a ruling by the same judge who gave the utility the right to seize his property. Fulcher had reached an agreement to plead guilty today to a reduced charge. But Jackson Kiser rejected it, saying "we're using a baseball bat to kill a gnat." The judge urged the government to put Fulcher in a pre-trial diversion program.
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((BASICALLY, IT'S LIKE PROBATION. THAT YOU DON'T BREAK THE LAW. THE BEST THING ABOUT IT IS THAT HE ENDS UP WITH NO CRIMINAL CONVICTION. There wouldn't even be a misdemeanor? NO, THERE WOULDN'T EVEN BE A MISDEMEANOR. ))
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Either way, Fulcher would be on probation for two years.
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He was always waiting...
Tonight the Maytag repair man passes away.
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Plus it's football weather, but there's plenty of work going on at an area baseball stadium.
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[Jump-Obit]


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He played a befuddled radio station manager on WKRP in Cincinnati as well as the lonely Maytag repairman- Actor Gordon Jump had died from a condition called pulmonary fibrosis.
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[vo-nat 05.5]
Jump played Arthur Carlson on WKRP which aired on CBS from 1978 until 1982.
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((WELL WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE INJURED AT THE STATE FAIR? NONE OF THOSE MIDGETS WAS ACTUALLY INJURED.))
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[vo-nat 12 plus pad]
Jump portrayed the Maytag repairman- a well recognized advertising symbol from 1989 until he retired from the role in July.
A Cousin says Jump died at his home in Southern California. Jump was ____.
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[High-DEf]


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You may have heard about high-definition T-V, but are still not quite sure about what it means.
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So this week, Your Hometown Station is hosting an H-D-T-V theater here at our studio on Hershberger Road.
You'll be able to see the new CBS primetime lineup and learn about the new television technology.
It starts each night this week at 7:30.
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[S-Extra]


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UVa is getting for Wake - but are they getting ready for Schaub. Steve Mason will try to sort out the mystery from Charlottesville. Plus, Crawford gets Big East props and former Express coach Perry Florio gets the Godfather treatment in South Carolina. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Braves manager Bobby Cox was suspended for two games and fined Monday by the commissioner's office for prolonged arguing during a game against Philadelphia on Sept. 11. Cox was ejected for the ninth time this season after arguing with third-base umpire Chuck Meriwether . Cox managed tonight against Florida and will start the suspension tomorow when the Braves open a two-game series against Montreal. Cox says he will NOT appeal the suspension.
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The New York Yankees are continuing their march to the AL East title tonight trying to maintain their 5 and half game lead on the Red Sox and made some history in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/YES-Yankees; :00]

New York second baseman Alfonso Soriano hit his 13th leadoff home run of the year to set a major league record. He had shared the mark with Brady Anderson at a dozen before he went yard tonight off pitcher Bartolo Colon. Soriano led off the third inning with another homer off Colon, this one to center on the first pitch. It was the sixth multihomer game of his career, and second of the season. He hit two homers at
[SUPER=35-New York/3/Chicago/3/Tenth Inning;]

Baltimore last Monday. The Yankees and Sox are tied at 3 in the 10th.
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[S-Sox]


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The Red Sox took care of business tonight, as well. They may have given up on the division, but the Sox are determined to hang on to the wild card spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NESN; :00]

Tonight the Red Sox hosted the Orioles. Manny Ramirez, Trot Nixon and David Ortiz each homered for Boston and the Sox needed all of the long balls as they win it 7-to-5 to
[super=35-Baltimore/5/Boston/7;]

stay comfortably in front of the Mariners in the wild card chase.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia Cavaliers come off a bye week to face ACC rival Wake Forest this Saturday afternoon at 3:30. But UVa's media gathering today was more about the monday morning quarterback. Steve Mason has more.
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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The oddsmakers in Vegas are listing the UVa-Wake game as a a tossup. Also, UVa announced this evening that the Cavs game the following week on October 4th in Chapel Hill against North Carolina will NOT be televised. It will kick-off at 1:30pm.

[S-Crawford]


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The now fifth ranked Virginia Tech Hokies are favored by 23 in this coming Saturday's game with much improved U-Conn. Earlier today one of the top players from last week's win over Texas A&M was honored.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Thursday; :00]

Michael Crawford was named the Big East Conference's defensive player of the week today. The senior rover from Baltimore had a career-high 18 tackles, including 11 unassisted. He also had four tackles for losses.
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The Hokies and Huskies kick things off on Saturday at Noon.

The game is being televised regionally by the Big East network and ESPN regional.[S-ECHL]


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The East Coast Hockey League season is scheduled to start in less than a month, but still there is no sign of an agreement to end the current player's union strike.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6297] Former Express boss Perry Florio - who is now with the Pee Dee Pride appears ready to use some muscle to get the thing resolved. Actually Florio and team vice-president Jack Capuano are part of the Pride's Godfather promotional campaign this preseason.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6298] Florio got the Godfather nickname when he was in Alaska - and it followed him to South Carolina where he's in his 1st year with Pee Dee.
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[City-Stadium]


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After losing three months of work to snow and rain, construction crews say they'll finish renovations to Lynchburg's City Stadium by the end of the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The ballpark is undergoing a five-million dollar renovation that will upgrade seating and concessions and add five skyboxes.
The work was supposed to be finished last spring, but wet weather delayed much of the construction.
Now fans can look forward to the 2004 season opener.
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[SOT 14:58:13]
[IN Q=I think we]

((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK WE SEE, LIKE YOU SAY, THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL NOW AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND WE'RE EXCITED AND HOPEFUL THAT EVERYTHING'S GOING TO GO WELL DURING THIS OFFSEASON TO WHERE WE WON'T HAVE ANY HEADACHES COME APRIL ONE.))
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[OUT Q=come April One.]
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Sunwall says the construction and other weather-related delays cost the team tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
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