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Next on News 7-
A huge surprise tonight on that proposed drug clinic for Roanoke County.
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A decision on what will happen to this empty building in Lynchburg.
Plus a girl is assaulted at a local library.
And one supermodel will soon be trading lingerie for maternity wear.
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News 7 at Eleven is Next.

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It is the news no one expected.
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((ED NATT/ATTORNEY: I THINK IT IS DEAD IN THE WATER PERIOD.))
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((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY: VERY SURPRISED. ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, THIS IS A TEN.))
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The future of a proposed drug treatment center in Roanoke County is decided.
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[Methadone-Clinic]


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They were prepared to fight.
But in a surprise move tonight, the Life Center of Galax dropped plans to build a methadone clinic in Roanoke County.
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Justin McLeod is here to tells us why. Justin?
Jean, it's an announcement that stunned just about everyone.
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Tonight, Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors planned to hear one of Life Center's appeals.
But it all came to unexpected halt when the company's attorney got up to speak.
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[SUPER=01-Merri Romberg/Opposed Methadone Clinic; 1:02]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CROWD CHEERING))
This was the reaction just seconds after opponents found out their fight is over.
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((MARK GRAHAM/OPPOSED METHADONE CLINIC: WE ARE DELIGHTFULLY SURPRISED. IT'S A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT.)) [Runs04]
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A gift that came after months of controversy.
It all began in September when the county found out that Life Center of Galax wanted to open a methadone clinic at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road.
After strong neighborhood opposition, the Board of Supervisors and the board of zoning appeals denied Life Center's request.
In response, the company filed two appeals and even a lawsuit in circuit court.
But Tuesday night that all came to an end.
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((ED NATT/ATTORNEY FOR LIFE CENTER OF GALAX: MY CLIENT IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT PUBLIC RELATIONS AND THE PEOPLE AND THEY UNDERSTOOD THAT THE DISRUPTION THAT IT WOULD HAVE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND IN THE END THEY DECIDED THAT WAS A CONTROLLING FACTOR.)) [Runs13]
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So Life Center plans to drop all appeals.
The company may look at other facilites in Roanoke County but the Colonial Avenue site is no longer an option.
Nearby residents say their work is done and they're relieved.
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((MERRI ROMBERG/OPPOSED METHADONE CLINIC: IT SHOWS THAT PEOPLE DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE CAN STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN AND IT WORKS, THE SYSTEM WORKS.)) [Runs07]
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The Attorney for Life Center believes his client had a strong case but the company felt a legal fight that could take up to two years just wasn't worth it.
Ed Natt says there is a still a need in this area for a methadone clinic and that is why the company may try to open a facility in a different location.
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But Jean, it won't be easy in Roanoke County. The Board of Supervisors recently changed its zoning laws to prevent drug treatment facilities from opening in residential areas.

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Roanoke County is moving forward with plans for a new public safety building, and tonight county officials identified one possible location: property near the county school administrative offices on Cove Road.
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The site includes 43 acres, and the school board has given the okay to offer the location as one of several possible alternatives.
But officials stress the project is still at a very preliminary stage.
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((DAN O'DONNELL/ASST. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; UNDER THIS PROCESS, THE PPTA PROCESS IT'S REALLY UP TO THE DEVELOPERS, THE PROPOSERS TO TELL US IF THAT'S A GOOD SITE, OR IF THEY HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE THAT'S BETTER.))
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The county had solicited proposals for the project, and tonight the supervisors learned that one of three potential developers has dropped out of the process.
The current public safety building houses County Police, Fire and Rescue, the 911 center, and the Department of Information Technology.

[Falwell-Ericsson]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell calls it a great Christmas gift.. Lynchburg city council approves his request to rezone the former Ericsson plant.
That means Falwell can relocate Thomas Road Baptist Church and expand Liberty University..
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Steve Smallshaw is is in our Lynchburg Newsroom tonight. Steve, what does this mean for the average citizen?
Jean, no doubt this is great news for Falwell and his team..
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it's what they've been working towards for almost a year now.
But it also has some public benefits as well.
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(( What was once Lynchburg's biggest employer has since languished as its biggest industrial eyesore.
But where some see empty warehouses and floor space, Jerry Falwell sees opportunity: for a law school, an iceskating rink, public recreation areas and more.
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((JOE SEIFFERT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'VE GOT A LEMON AND LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WANTS TO MAKE SOME LEMONADE.))
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But the recipe needed city council to okay the rezoning from industrial to a business district that would allow some commercial uses... an important distinction that would allow the university to make the ice rink and recreation areas available to the public.
With no potential industrial tenant on the horizon, council agreed this was the best use for the property.
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((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THINGS COME AND THINGS GO AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S COMING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE OF OUR LARGEST CITIZENS TO GET A LITTLE BIT LARGER AND A LITTLE MORE ORGANIZED AND THAT'S GOOD FOR THEM.))
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Acquiring the Ericsson property essentially doubles Liberty University's academic floor space.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: AND ADDING TO IT A TREMENDOUS RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, YOU KNOW SIX GYMNASIUMS, A SWIMMING POOL, AN ICE ARENA AND INTRAMURAL FIELDS THAT ARE NOT EVEN A PART OF THIS, AND THEN WE'RE BUILDING THIRTEEN DORMITORIES RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK.))
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Tonight's vote gives Falwell the chance to start relocating offices and classrooms during the next month, while Liberty students are gone for winter break.
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He's also got a year to make the road improvements the city has required for the rest of his campus.. Jean?

[Library-Assault]


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A report of an assault at an area library has both parents and police on alert.
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The alleged incident occurred LAST Tuesday afternoon at the Blacksburg library. According to library officials, a man lured a six-year-old girl into the adult section of the library, pulled down her pants and then touched her underwear. The incident prompted library officials to post signs throughout the library warning parents about their children's safety.
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((MARSHA HERTEL/MONTGOMERY-FLOYD REGIONAL LIBRARY: AN EVENT LIKE THIS REALLY DOES WAKE US UP THAT THE RESPONSIBLITY OF BEING A PARENT IS FULL TIME.))
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The library also plans to install security cameras and mirrors. Police are investigating the incident, but are NOT releasing any details.
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[Saddam]


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The interrogation of Saddam Hussein was officially turned over to the C-I-A today.
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Officials say the captured Iraqi dictator is being treated well, but not deferentially.
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((DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HE IS BEING ACCORDED THE PROTECTION OF A P.O.W., BUT HE'S NOT BEING LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ONE AT THIS STAGE.))
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The chief tactics being used in the interrogation appear to be stress and sleep deprivation. Officials point out that sleep deprivation is "within the rules". And although Hussein is able to understand a fair amount of English the interrogation is all in Arabic.
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[Franklin-Soldier]


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The family of a U-S soldier serving in Kuwait got just what they wanted for Christmas.
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Specialist Wesley Heims (Himes) came home to a warm welcome at the Roanoke airport.
He hasn't seen his family since he left Franklin County with his National Guard unit in April.
He won his two-week trip home in a lottery drawing.
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((SPEC. WESLEY HEIMS/1032ND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: OH THIS IS ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ... SO THAT'S ALL I NEEDED.))


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Heims is a junior at Emory and Henry College.
He got called up for duty in February, along with the other members of the 10-32nd transportation company in Rocky Mount.
He brought home a purple heart, which he received after being injured by enemy fire in July.
After catching up with family, Heims says his next mission is to catch up on sleep.
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The catholic church tries to stop the spread of the flu... by stopping some time-honored traditions.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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((WOMEN MAY SOON BE ABLE BE ABLE TO GET THE MORNING AFTER PILL OVER THE COUNTER. I'M ELIZABETH SANCHEZ IN NEW YORK. I'LL HAVE THAT STORY COMING UP.))
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as Blacksburg's Sam Wheeler puts a show in the star city with 30 rebounds against PH. UVa stays unbeaten on the season with victory over JMU. Darren Venable earns D-3 all-America honors. And the Tech women continue to climb in the national polls. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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Women should be able to buy morning-after contraception pills without a prescription. That's the advice of federal health advisors.
But if the change goes through, they say the pills should be packaged with more clear instructions and warnings.
Elizabeth Sanchez has more.
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(( The morning after pill...that can prevent pregnancy from developing..... could soon be as easy to get... as aspirin.
An FDA panel has recommended the pills, called Plan B, can be sold over the counter ...without a prescription.
SOT: Daniel Davis,MD

Thre's a low potential for misuse and abuse, the safety risks are very limited. Track: But FDA opponents worry that if the drug is available over the counter, women wont TALK with a doctor and they wont understand how and when to take Plan B. The FDA says the pills should be used within 72 hours to be effective at preventing pregnancy. Another fear IS THAT the morning after pill will be used as a regular birth control method.
SOT: Carole Ben Maimon, MD, "Plan B" Researcher

The name plan "b" was chosen in order to communicate to women this is plan "b." Plan A is abstience, family planning and routine forms of birth control." Stand up: There are still obstacles to overcome before women can get the morning after pill without a prescription. There are age restrictions to consider and label concerns. Nat/SoT Maybe there can be a web site...... on those labels. And the FDA panel wants warnings on those labels....telling women who have taken the pill...that they may still need to contact their doctor. Five states already allow women to buy the emergency contraception from certain pharmacists. But it could still be several months before the FDA gives its final approval allowing women across the country to get the pill. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News, New York))

[Flu-Church]


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The severity of this year's flu season has the Catholic church in San Francisco reconsidering some time-honored traditions.
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Parishoners will no longer share chalices when receiving communion. And they won't be hugging, kissing or shaking hands during the "sign of peace" portion of masses either. The Archbishop of San Francisco hopes that by minimizing person-to-person contact his parishoners will be less likely to pass the flu. He admits the measures are drastic, but says they are necessary.
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[Clower]


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Former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower has pled "not guilty" to the new FEDERAL charges against him.
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He was arraigned in U-S District Court this afternoon. It was Clower's first public hearing since a federal grand jury indicted him two weeks ago on one count of mail fraud plus five counts of tax perjury. Clower's probation officer notified the court that Clower still owns 6-thousand dollars worth of stock. The Judge ordered Clower to turn it over to the court. The proceeds would be used to pay Clower's court-appointed counsel or to help pay back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he stole from the Public Service Authority.
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[Malvo]


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A jury will now decide the fate of the second sniper suspect.
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Just after 4 this afternoon, a Chesapeake judge sent teen-age sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo's case to the jury.
The panel of eight women and four men, eight whites and four blacks, have selected a foreman and are set to begin deliberating tomorrow morning.
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Still to come on News 7-
One superthin supermodel is about to gain some weight. We'll tell you why.
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And the subway tunnel is no way for a deer to travel, but one ended up there. Details coming up.
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[Teen-Fatal]


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The death of a friend or family member has some high schoolers driven to address traffic safety.
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A dozen students from local high schools today participated in the "Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety program." By learning about the factors that cause wrecks they hope to be able to communicate with others their age the importance of paying attention, obeying the speed limit and avoiding drinking and driving. One student from Rockbridge County says her high school's lost three students over the past two years.
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((SHERYL WATKINS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: WE'VE HAD A LOT OF ACCIDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL. WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TRYING TO HELP OUR SCHOOL OUT AND STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=help our school out and stuff.]
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Most, if not all, the students said they know someone who died in a car wreck. The DMV says crashes are the number one killer of young people.
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[Klum-Pregnant]


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Supermodel Heidi Klum will soon be a supermom.
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The model- known for her Victoria's Secret ads- told reporters today she's expecting her first child.
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The German model says the father is the boss of Formula One's Renault (Ra-KNOW) team- Flavio Briatore.
Klum did not say when the baby is due or whether she's expecting a boy or girl.
The 30-year old has been with 53 year old Briatore since splitting with her husband of five years last November.

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Virginia beats JMU by 10, Sam I am gets 30 boards for the Burg and Bonnie Ball keep moving up in the rankings.
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[SUPER=03-Ferrum/This Season;]

Ferrum's Darren Venable has earned third team all-America honors on the Football Gazette's squad for the second straight season. The Covington native was named the conference's defensive player of the year for the second straight season, as well.

Venable also earned first team honors on the College division all-state team that was released today.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia men's basketball team improved to 6-and-0 tonight with a 10 point victory over in-state rival JMU in Charlottesville.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Dukes vs. Cavaliers; :00]

Bassett native Sherman Dillard and his Dukes would have their moments against the Cavs. Ray Barbosa will remember this night for awhile. The JMU guard threw down a game high 33 points. But the Cavs were just too balanced as they placed four players in double figures including Elton Brown who muscled up 19. Devin Smith started at forward and responded with 19 points of his own. Todd Billett led the Cavalier attack again as he threw in 20 points.
[super=33-James Madison/80/Virginia/90;]

The Cavs led the game by 15 at the break and win this thing 90-to-80 in from of 76 hundred and 45 fans at U-Hall.
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[S-PH]


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In high school hoops tonight - Blacksburg took on Patrick Henry for the second time this season.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Bruins vs. Patriots; :00]

The Patriots were able to handle the Bruins earlier in the season, but tonight - the football star was in prime hoops condition. Sam Wheeler put on a clinic in the first half as he comes down as a trailer, takes the Paul Velander no look and powers in two. This time, good spacing and more good passing, and even more inside power from Wheeler. Bruins by a dozen. PH would mount a comeback with its press - Seth Chapman with the steal, the aggressive drive, and he will get the basket and the foul, as well.
[super=33-Blacksburg/76/Patrick Henry/48;]

But Wheeler dropped in 26 points and pulled down 30 rebounds, as the Bruins whip PH 76 to 48.
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[S-Women]


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The Virginia Tech women play the JMU women in Harrisonburg on Sunday, but right now Tech is riding high in the polls.


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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00]

Bonnie Henrickson's club is ranked 17th in the latest Associated Press writers' poll and 16th in the new coaches' poll that is out this afternoon. Tech is 7-and-0 and while the team is very balanced - it's still guard's world - and sophomore point guard Carrie Mason continues to play like a senior.
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[SUPER=01-Carrie Mason/VT Sophomore Point Guard; :42]
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[OUT Q=...NEED TO LEARN A LOT."]
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[S-House]


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The Express has three games coming up this weekend including a date with Kelly Cup finalist Columbia.
Steve Mason has more in Round House Wrap Up.
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[SUPER=01-Tony MacAulay/Express Head Coach; :14]
[SUPER=04-Pride vs. Express; :26]
[SUPER=01-Joe Dusbabek/Plays in 200th Career ECHL Game Friday; :36]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
((Carlson's return is day to day, and several players have responded to MacAulay's challenge Joe Dusbabek has scored in nine of his last 10 games. ((:)) ((:))
The Express defense has also stepped up, allowing just two goals in the last three games. 6 foot 5 goalie Jason Wolfe has played huge. He has given up just two goals in the last three games and in his last nine starts, he faced 41 shots each time out.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
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[Deer]


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Talk about bucking authority-
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That's just what one deer did when he jumped the fare and ran into the subway station in Washington D-C.
Security cameras show the deer walking around, running down the escalator and then darting down a platform past a waiting train.
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