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Coming up on News 7 -
Another presidential candidate steps out of the race-
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while the Governor's race goes into its final night in California.
The race is on to make 81 safer.. the newest plan may prompt people to slow down.
Plus we'll meet multi million dollar lottery winners from Lynchburg.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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[VO-NAT]


The push to improve safety on Interstate 81 will soon include more than fresh pavement
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[81-Safety]


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The competing plans to widen interstate 81 get most of the attention,
But the Virginia Department of Transportation will soon target specific stretches of highway for special action.
[***I-81 GRAPHIC IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD /Newsroom;]


And tonight, Joe Dashiell reports, state traffic engineers are asking residents of western Virginia for their help.
[LIVE=JoeD Full/NEWSROOM]
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Jean, recent legislation authorized VDOT to establish highway safety corridors... specific zones where the volume of traffic, the number of accidents, and other statistics indicate that special attention is needed.
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[OUT Q=fines to be doubled in the safety corridors.]


((Last year, 913 people died, and more than 78- thousand were injured in crashes on Virginia roads. In an effort to reduce those numbers, the state is reviewing crash data, accident reports, traffic studies to isolate accident prone areas and warn drivers.
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The designation will bring more attention from State Police, V-DOT engineers and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If new warning signs don't grab drivers attention, officials say hefty fines should. The legislation allows fines to be doubled in the safety corridors.))
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A public hearing in Salem tonight drew a handful of citizens, but state officials are hopeful that more will weigh in with suggestions on stretches of highway that require extra law enforcement, driver education or safety improvements.
They're asking anyone with suggestions to send an email to highwaysafetyzones@VirginiaDOT.org
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JOeD /Newsroom;]


Jean, they're starting with 11-hundred miles of interstate highway, and hope to designate the first safety corridor next year... but they will eventually tackle the state's primary roads as well.

[SML-Plan]


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Residents of Smith Mountain Lake now have three more months to let the federal government know what they think of A-E-P's new shoreline management plan.
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[VO-NAT from 03-27 TC 1:15:50]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/August;]


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission extended the public comment period for the plan 90 days.
It will now take feedback through January 10th.
Last month, Franklin County officials asked for more time, saying 30 days was not enough for public review of the lengthy document.
It's intended to control development and deal with environmental issues on the lake.
A-E-P is already enforcing it, but FERC has the power to approve, overturn or change it.
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[Bob-Graham]


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One of the Democrats vying for the Presidential nomination is out of the race.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July]


Florida Senator Bob Graham announced tonight that he is dropping out.
Graham campaigned in Roanoke back in July.
He said tonight that's he made the judgment that he can not be elected president.
He said his campaign failed because he started too late and had trouble raising money.
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[CA-Recall]


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Time's almost up for the candidates in the California recall race.
The frontrunners spent a hectic final day campaigning, in what has become a very tight race for governor.
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[SUPER=03-Huntington Beach, CA]


Arnold Schwarzenegger started his last full day of campaigning flanked by female supporters, but made no mention of the growing number of sexual harassment allegations against him. Instead he zeroed in on Gray Davis.
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((ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER/(R) CANDIDATE FOR CA GOVERNOR; GRAY DAVIS HAS TERMINATED JOBS, GRAY DAVIS HAS TERMINATED DREAMS, GRAY DAVIS HAS TERMINATED OPPORTUNITIES NOW IT'S TIME WE TERMINATED GRAY DAVIS))
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Governor Davis's camp says momentum is on their side.
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((GOV. GRAY DAVIS/(D) CALIFORNIA; I UNDERSTAND THESE ARE HARD TIMES, PEOPLE ANGRY, ACKNOWLEDGED SOME MISTAKES, WORKING OUR WAY THROUGH THESE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Gray Davis/(D) California; ]
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[OUT Q=through these problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


The most recent polls still show Californians in favor of recalling the governor, and putting the movie star turned candidate in his place.
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[Bedford-Accident]


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Tomorrow morning, state police will reconstruct the scene of an accident that sent four people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
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State police say it happened about 3:45 this afternoon just outside the Lynchburg City limits in Bedford County. Troopers say a Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme abruptly crossed every lane of Route 221 and hit a Mazda pickup head on. Kenneth Bernard Wright, the elderly driver of the pick up, was airlifted to U-V-A medical center. 56 year old Judy Hensley Forest of Lynchburg is in critical condition at Lynchburg General -- her daughter and grandson are in serious condition.
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[Brown-Award]


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Bedford County's highest law enforcement officer is receiving high honors.
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Sheriff Mike Brown has won the national "Wired Cops" award from a non-profit Internet safety agency.
Brown's department has been a leader in cracking down on child pornography and on-line pedophiles through its "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder" task force.
The group "Wired Safety" will present Brown with the award in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
Previous winners include the F-B-I, the Secret Service and the U-S Customs service.
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[Henry-Crime]


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Henry County and Martinsville authorities tonight are tracking down 126 people accused of dealing and possessing illegal drugs.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The arrests are the result of a year-long undercover investigation involving federal, state and local narcotics officers.
The investigation again targeted the community of Sandy Level, which drew national attention for its drug problems several years ago.
12 people from Sandy Level face FEDERAL charges.
Authorities say the arrests mainly targeted street-level dealers and that the majority of offenses involved crack and powder cocaine.
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[Red-Cross]


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Hurricane Isabel has left the American Red Cross... in the red.
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[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/File Tape]


Officials say the storm has depleted the organization's disaster relief fund.
The Red Cross has spent over 14 million dollars in disaster aid for those affected by Isabel.
That's eight million dollars more than what was raised.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine and the head of the state's homeland security, John Hager, are leading the effort to replenish the fund.
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((FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JOHN HAGER: THE RED CROSS HAS BEEN THERE FOR US THE LAST TWO WEEKS. IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR US FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. NOW ITS OUR TURN TO BE THERE FOR THEM. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE RELIEF FUND IS REPLENISHED BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW EITHER IN VIRGINIA OR SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHEN THE NEXT CLAIM ON RED CROSS DOLLARS WILL BE.))
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Those interested in making a donation to the Red Cross can call 540-985-3539.
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A thumbs up tonight from tiger-trainer Roy Horn.
An update on his condition when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Kobe's in training camp and firing off at the media.
That's next.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the first Associated Press top 10 polls of the year are out and guess who is number in the state. Bryan Randall picks up another Big east honor on his way out of the conference, Blackstock racks up another weekly honor in the ACC.

And the Big league playoffs are heating up from coast to coast. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Kobe-Speaks]


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In just a few days L-A Lakers star Kobe Bryant will leave the basketball court for a court of law-
And just days before his preliminary hearing on felony sexual assault charges, Bryant has some complaints-
Chris Lawrence has more from training camp in Hawaii.
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((THE CAMERAS ARE ALL POINTING ONE WAY WHENEVER KOBE BRYANT IS IN THE BUILDING. EVEN WHEN HE DOESN'T PLAY. ON MONDAY, BRYANT LASHED OUT AT WHAT HE CALLS INACCURATE REPORTS FROM THE MEDIA. Kobe Bryant/L.A. Lakers Star:Some of you guys check your facts, and some of your don't. That makes me angry. BRYANT HAS BEEN UNDER SCRUTINY SINCE A TRIP TO COLORADO AT THE END OF JUNE. HE'S ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WORKED AT THE HOTEL WHERE HE WAS STAYING. WHEN BRYANT PUBLICLY SAID THEY HAD CONSENSUAL SEX HIS WIFE WAS WITH HIM, AND ON MONDAY BRYANT DISPUTED REPORTS THAT HE WANTED TO LEAVE HER.
Kobe Bryant/L.A. Lakers Star: I've heard mentioned today that I wanted to divorce my wife four months ago come on man, you kidding me? Chris Lawrence/CBS News/Honolulu:The Lakers will decide if Bryant is healthy enough to play in the exhibition games here in Hawaii. But the bigger decision this week will be made by Bryant's legal team. HE'S SCHEDULED TO BE BACK IN A COLORADO COURTROOM FOR A BAIL HEARING THURSDAY. THE PRELIMINARY HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME DAY. BUT A JUDGE HAS RULED THE 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DOES NOT HAVE TO TESTIFY AND HER MEDICAL RECORDS WILL REMAIN SEALED, SO THERE MAY BE LITTLE TO GAIN FOR BRYANT'S DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AND THEY COULD WAIVE THE HEARING AND HEAD STRAIGHT TO ARRAIGNMENT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, HONOLULU.))

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Some positive signs today for Roy Horn- part of the Siegfried and Roy magic duo- who was mauled by one of his tigers Friday night.
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Today word that Horn was able to move his hands and feet- and give thumbs up- all signs he's improving.
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((BOBBY BALDWIN/CEO MGM MIRAGE: HE'S RESPONDED TO DOCTORS AND ASKED IF HE CAN GIVE A THUMBS UP AND HE DID.))
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Horn was attacked by the white tiger without warning.. the animal at first grabbed onto his arm and then his neck.
People in the audience thought it was part of the act.
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((KURT BASER/AUDIENCE MEMBER: ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SAW MR. ROY TRAGICALLY BEING DRAGGED OFF THE STAGE IN THE TIGERS MOUTH HE HAD IT AROUND THE SHOULDER AND NECK AREA BUT AT THAT POINT EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE YOU JUST ASSUME IT'S PART OF THE SHOW.))
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[Vo-nat]
In the ambulance Roy Horn apparently told workers not to kill the cat.. saying it is a good cat. He lost a lot of blood though and then became unconscious.
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[Pet-Tiger]


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The man accused of keeping a tiger and alligator in his apartment is out of the hospital... and in the hands of police. 31 year old Antoine Yates tried to pass his wounds off as a dog bite, but doctors knew better.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

New York City police and animal control officers removed the 425 pound tiger and a five foot alligator. The cat is being kept at a wild life preserve.
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((ELLEN WHITEHOUSE/NOAH'S LOST ARK ANIMAL PRESERVE; I CAN'T BELIEVE HE LIVED IN AN APARTMENT FOR THAT LONG AND NO ONE EVER SAW HIM. HE'S VERY VERY AGGRESSIVE HE'S VERY FRIGHTENED RIGHT NOW...))
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Whitehouse says the tiger will be quarantined for at least a month before being introduced to the sanctuary's 45 other big cats.
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[KIK-Statement]


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We told you last week that the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating a Salem company.
Today officials with the company released a statement.
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Last week, agents with the E-P-A raided the KIK Virginia plant.
Affidavits allege the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging high levels of chlorine.
The E-P-A believes that contamination killed a number of fish in the Roanoke River in late August.
KIK Virginia released a statement today saying "we are responding to the concerns expressed and are cooperating with the investigators."
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The company, which makes a number of household products, has not been charged with any violations.
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He and his wife won 17 million from Lotto South.
But a Lynchburg man says he'd give it all back... find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Bridges of Madison County have already burned... now the house used in the movie burns too.
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[Commercial]

[Ghost-fleet]


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They are World War Two era ships- part of Virginia's Ghost Fleet.
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Now they are being towed from the James River on they're way across the Atlantic to England.
The ships are among about 100 rusty hulks anchored off Fort Eustis.
They will be towed about 45-hundred miles to a salvage yard in England.
The ships are among four deemed seawaorthy and able to make the trip.
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[Madison-County]


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"Suspicious" is how officials in Iowa are describing a fire at a farm house used in the movie "The Bridges of Madison County."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winterset, IA;]

The two story house was built in the late nineteenth century. It was the home of the lead character played by Meryl Streep in the 19-95 movie. Officials are concerned that the fire may be related to other arsons that destroyed two of the famous covered bridges, and damaged another.
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[S-Extra]


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The Red Sox try to join the Cubs in the Major League final four. Randall and Blockstock get trophies, and Gretna gets a big state wide honor. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]

The Cubs and former Salem Buccaneer Moises Alou continue their quest to make it to the world series tomorrow night when they open up their best of seven game National League championship series against the Florida Marlins. Josh Beckett will face Chicago's Carlos Zambrano. The first pitch flies shortly after 8 tomorrow night.
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[go to scores] [go to break]
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[S-MLB]


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Forr hard core baseball fans getting the Cubs to advance in the postseason was hard enough work. Getting both the Cubs and Red Sox in league championship series would certainly signal that the end is near.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/FOX; :00]

Game five Boston and Oakland with the winner moving on to meet the Yankees for the American League championship belts.

mike will ad lib manny homer in the 6th
[SUPER=35-Boston/4/Oakland/3;]
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[S-VHSL]


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The new Associated Press top 10 high school football polls are out tonight. Not a single local school even got a single vote in the Triple A ranks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/Last Friday; :00]

But that's not the case in the Group Two A ranks. Fresh off of their 61-to-21 whipping of William Campbell the Gretna Hawks are the number one team in the state. The Hawks and their star quarterback Vic Hall have plenty of company.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] The Liberty Minutemen out of Bedford are ranked third, while Amherst is fourth. The Lancers and Liberty play this Friday night in Amherst. Fellow Seminole member Heritage is ranked 8th giving that district three in the top 10.
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[GO TO PINNACLE ] Gate City leads the way in the Group A ranks with unbeaten Bath County tied for third. Riverheads is fifth tied with Powell Valley. William Campbell is 8th, while unbeaten Eastern Montgomery is 9th and Radford 10th.
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[S-Randall]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies improved to 5-and-0 last Saturday when their offense blew up for 473 against Rutgers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Last Saturday; :00]

This afternoon the man who engineered the Tech attack - Bryan Randall was named the Big East conference's player of the week. Randall hit 16 of 22 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns against the Scarlet Knights. For the season he is hitting 68 percent of his passes and he has thrown 9 touchdowns. Remember last season - he broke the Big East and school records by throwing for 504 yards
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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The early line on the game has Tech a 19 point favorite, despite the fact the Cuse has won each of the past two seasons.

[S-ACC]


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The ACC handed out its postseason honors this afternoon and two UVa players were recognized for their efforts against the Heels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Last Saturday; :00]

Virginia's linebacker Darryl Blackstock had six tackles and two sacks in the Cavaliers' 38-13 win over Carolina. The 6-4, 230-pound sophomore's performance was his second career multi-sack game and his two sacks for a loss of 16 yards helped Virginia hold the Tar Heels to 58 yards rushing, the fewest the Cavaliers have allowed in nine years. Blackstock also recovered a fumble and recorded three quarterback hurries.
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D'brickashaw Ferguson was named the league's offensive lineman of the year.

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UVa is back in the top 25 with and unbeaten record in conference play. That's something Clemson would like try and ruin Saturday at noon in a game you can catch right here on your Hometown Station. Steve Mason has more on the well-traveled Cavaliers.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has a preseason game set for this Thursday night at the Ice Station at eight against Greenville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The team opened practice yesterday and this afternoon the Express announced that four key players have formally agreed to return to the team this season. Rick Kowalsky, Duncan Dalmao, Dan Carlson and Tim O'Connell have officially signed contracts for the upcoming season.

Kowalsky, who is now 31, has 165 points in his first two seasons in Roanoke.
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[Lottery-Winners]


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A Lynchburg couple still can't believe they won the lottery.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Martha and James Featherston were today presented with a check for 17-point-6 million dollars from Lotto South. James bought his ticket at the Kroger on Boonesboro Road the night before the September 17th drawing, saying he had a feeling he might win. Martha knew just what to do with the money.
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[IN Q=Well, the first thing I did...]

((MARTHA FEATHERSTON/LOTTERY WINNER: WELL, THE FIRST THING I DID WAS PAY OFF ALL MY BILLS. ZIP, NO BILLS.))
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[OUT Q=Zip, no bills.]
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James says he's grateful for the money but that he's even happier his wife and son survived a recent car accident.
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[IN Q=I'd rather have their health...]

((JAMES FEATHERSTON/LOTTERY WINNER: I 'D RATHER HAVE THEIR HEALTH THAN TO HAVE THAT CHECK.))
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[OUT Q=than to have that check.]
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The Featherstons chose the cash option of 9-point-5 million dollars. After taxes they'll take home about five-million. (------------)