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A surprise development in the debate over Roanoke's new stadium and amphitheater.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And "Lord have mercy." A first-hand account of an encounter with a 20-ton boulder.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - ARod tries on pinstripes, Kasey looks to keep his stripes with the Panthers,

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And Tony McAulay and his Roanoke Express hit the ice tonight at home for the first time in 22 days.
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[WX-Head]
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As an east coast storm slowly moves away, we look for a warming trend with sunshine to brighten our spirits for the rest of the week.
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News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
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A surprise vote by Roanoke City Council leaves the new stadium and amphitheater in limbo.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


In a close vote, council members put the project on hold until after the May elections.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Council]
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Linda Wyatt supports the new facility.
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But today she said the issue has become so divisive, it was important to let the new council decide if it should move forward. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell was on hand for the surprise vote, and has reaction.
Keith and Shannon, council has previously approved the new stadium,
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[SUPER=@Joe1;]and it it wouldn't have come up for another vote unless one of the four members who support the project b

rought it up.
Linda Wyatt says she was watching television last night... when she decided that the delay was necessary.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council; :32]
[SUPER=04-February 7; :45]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/(D) City Council Candidate; :59]
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[OUT Q=there were four members today to do that.]
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[IN Q=If it needs]

((WE'VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD, THREE YEARS THAT I KNOW IN THE TIME THAT I'VE BEEN ON COUNCIL, AND IF IT NEEDS TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD ONE MORE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE INPUT FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE SAY-SO, SO THAT EVERYBODY FEELS LIKE THEY'VE BEEN HEARD, AND THE DECISION THEN IS A COMMUNITY DECISION, THEN THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=then that's what we need to do.]


Site preparations are almost complete on the site near the Roanoke Civic Center.
And city officials have been negotiating with the low bidder to bring the construction project under budget.
Now those negotiations will be put on hold until after the council elections in May.
[SOT 17:00:34]
[IN Q=I think it is appropriate]

(( I THINK IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ALLOW THE NEW COUNCIL THAT WILL BE SEATED IN A FEW MONTHS TO WEIGH IN AND DEPENDING ON HOW THE ELECTIONS GO, THE STADIUM AMPHITHEATER MAY CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD.))
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[OUT Q=continue to go forward.]


Following the Democratic primary in which incumbents Bill Bestpitch and Linda Wyatt were defeated, Victory Stadium supporters have asked council to make the May election a referendum on the future of the Roanoke landmark.
Today, they hailed Wyatt's motion and council's vote.
[SOT 17:03:36]
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((SO WE WERE VERY VERY PLEASED, SURPRISED AND PLEASED TO FIND OUT THAT THERE WERE FOUR MEMBERS TODAY TO DO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=four members today to do that.]))
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Where today's vote leaves the stadium and amphitheater project isn't clear at this point.
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But Keith and Shannon, most of the candidates running for mayor and three seats on city council have made support of victory stadium part of their platforms.

[City-Schools]


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Roanoke school officials admit they've made some mistakes when it comes to reporting school violence.
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They say they failed to include certain incidents that occurred on school property in their quarterly reports to the State Department of Education. They include incidents after school hours, where an offender was not identified and where the offense did NOT involve a Roanoke city student.
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[SOT 10:25:18]
[IN Q=this was something]

((GLORIA MANNS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIR: THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS DISCOVERED AND IT DIDN'T PLEASE US THAT IT WAS DISCOVERED, HOWEVER WE HAVE TO PUT FORTH THESE CORRECTIVE MEASURES AND WE ARE PLEASED THAT WE HAVE A NINE WEEK REPORTING MECHANISM SO WE CAN CATCH THINGS LIKE THIS.))
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Manns says a state representative told the board the incidents did NOT have to be included in the reports, but critics say that's no excuse.
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[SOT 13:45:22]
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((ALICE HINCKER/PARENT: IT'S BEEN IN THE INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR YEARS, AND I PULLED IT OUT TODAY AND LOOKED BACK OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THERE.))
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[VO-NAT]

The school board says it will now receive weekly reports of all incidents on school property that involve police, regardless when it occurs.
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[XGR-Taxes]


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One plan calls for tax increases, the other asks businesses to pay more.
Legislators are looking at two competing approaches to shoring up the state's finances.
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Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with more.
So far, the House and the Senate have
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[SUPER=@Meghan1]
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staked out very different positions on tax reform.
At least for the time being, neither side is budging.
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[OUT Q=but it can be done.]
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((DELEGATE WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: EVEN THOSE OF US WHO ARE DOWN HERE REALLY DON'T KNOW THE OUTCOME. IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE A REAL CONTEST.)) [RUNS:05]
In the battle for the budget, it is Senator John Chichester and Governor Mark Warner in one corner and Speaker Bill Howell and House Republicans in the other.
Chichester, whose plan was approved by the Senate Finance Committee, is championing tax increases of one billion dollars a year.
He says it is the only way to strengthen Virginia's economic future.
[SOT 14:33:30]

((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: IT'S ABOUT STRATEGIC THINKING AND ITS ABOUT PLANNING AND INVESTMENT. ITS NOT ABOUT COBBLING TOGETHER A REVENUE SOURCE THAT WILL SATISFY THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT.)) [RUNS:12]
But House leaders have a very different vision of what they want Virginia's budget to look like.
[SOT 09:51:13]

((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL/R-FREDERICKSBURG: I CERTAINLY HOPE THERE WILL BE NO STATEWIDE SALES TAX INCREASE, NO STATEWIDE INCOME TAX INCREASE, NO STATEWIDE GAS TAX INCREASE. WE DON'T NEED TO.)) [RUNS:07]
House Republicans say they can close the budget gap by taking away millions of dollars in tax breaks to businesses.
But some groups are raising questions about how much that proposal will save and what it will end up costing the state.
[SOT 09:54:50]

((HUGH KEOGH/VA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE DON'T KNOW THE IMPACT AT THIS POINT. WE DON'T KNOW THE IMPACT ON DOLLARS TO ACCRUE TO THE COMMONWEALTH NOR DO WE KNOW THE IMPACT ON JOBS THAT WOULD BE CREATED.)) [RUNS:08]
Even with less than four weeks to go before the session ends, most are confident that a concensus can be reached.
[SOT 09:50:18]

((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL/R-FREDERICKSBURG: OBVIOUSLY IT WON'T BE A WALK IN THE PARK BUT IT CAN BE DONE.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=BUT IT CAN BE DONE.]))
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Today Governor Warner came out against the House's plan to repeal many business sales tax exemptions.
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He says it would only partially meet the state's needs.

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V-DOT breaks bad on some boulders.
Still ahead see how a rock-slide's being cleared.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus the auction of a landmark Southside building is over, before it even begins.
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It's back to business as usual in Alleghany County.
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Since Sunday morning, two 20-ton boulders have been "decorating" the side of Route 220, a reminder of a weekend rock slide.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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As Susan Bahorich tells us, V-DOT brought in the "big guns" to smooth out the bumps in the road.
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[IN Q= See the broke tree...]
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[INQ=See the..]

((TIMMY FITGERALD, VDOT: SEE THE BROKEN TREE HERE AND ANOTHER BROKEN TREE...)) [RUNS:04]
[OUTQ=.. broken tree..]


It was this path nearly 50-tons of rock took- landing right in front of Herman Anderson's car.

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[INQ=I was going...]

((HERMAN ANDERSON, ROCK SLIDE VICTIM: I WAS GOING SO I COULDN'T STOP. I KEPT GOING UNTIL I HEARD NORMA JEAN YELLING 'LORD HAVE MERCY!' THERE WAS A GREAT BIG ROCK RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUTQ=.. front of me.]


It took just moments for the boulders to fall, but the better part of the day to break them up.

[SOT@15:26:21:12]
[INQ=It's not real...]

((TIMMY ANDERSON, V-DOT: IT'S NOT REAL COMMON TO SEE THAT SIZE OF ROCK COME DOWN. IN THIS AREA WE HAVE, WE DO SEE A LOT OF SMALLER ROCKS COME DOWN WHICH DON'T CAUSE A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR US.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUTQ=... pretty easy.]


But, the bigger the rocks, the bigger the job. This job has been in the works for more than two-days. After the initial clean up on Sunday, two 20-ton boulder have met their match.
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[INQ=What we have..]

((TIMMY FITZGERALD, V-DOT: WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS TAKE AN AIR DRILL AND DRILL HOLES INTO THE ROCK IN SEVERAL PLACES. ONCE WE DRILL THE HOLES, WE TAKE A HYDRAULIC SPLITTER, WHICH GOES INSIDE THE HOLES THAT ARE DRILLED AND BY THE USE OF AIR, IT SPREADS OUT THE ROCKS AND ULTIMATELY CREATES CRACKS.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUTQ=... creates cracks.]


[vo @ 15:39:26:00] But when that doesn't work- a chain and a little bit of know-how is brought in to roll and break the these boulders down to size.
And while Herman Anderson and his family may not choose to make this trek anytime soon, the road is now clear for those who do.
SB, NEWS 7, IRON GATE.))

[Public-Safety]


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Roanoke County's public safety center was built as a school house 70 years ago.
Now officials say it's overcrowded and out-of-date.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


This morning, they lead reporters through the cramped facility on Peter's Creek Road.
In the 9-1-1 center, for example, dispatchers have recently seen a 40 percent increase in emergency calls.
And there's little room to expand to deal with the cell phone calls that were previously handled by state police.

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[IN Q=We started]

((PAIGE DESILVEY/ROANOKE CO. DISPATCHER; WE STARTED OFF WITH 19 DISPATCHERS WHEN WE MOVED INTO THAT ROOM. THAT WAS FINE IT WAS A GREAT ROOM IT WORKED WELL FOR OUR NEEDS. NOW WE HAVE 35 PEOPLE, SO WE'VE ALMOST DOUBLED IN SIZE WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE HAVE IN THE ROOM AND OBVIOUSLY SPACE HAS NOT GOTTEN ANY BIGGER.))
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[OUT Q=space has not gotten any bigger.]
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The county is now entertaining proposals from two firms that hope to construct the new public safety center.
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The new building could be completed in two to three years.

[Stocks]


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A major merger in the wireless industry and other deals inspired investors to buy. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 87 points.
NASDAQ rose 27.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Morris]


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Danville's former police chief says 44 years in public service isn't enough.. he still wants to give something back to his community.
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Neal Morris had been the city's top cop for 33 years before he retired last May.
Now he wants to bring that experience to city council.
Morris says a large number of people have encouraged him to seek one of the five seats up for election in May.
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[IN Q=I think once]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK ONCE YOU SERVE, AND I DID THAT FOR SO LONG, THAT AND I STILL GET CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO SAY 'I KNOW YOU'RE NOT THE POLICE CHIEF ANYMORE, BUT..' YOU KNOW, SO IF YOU'RE GOING TO SERVE AND LIVE IN A COMMUNITY, YOU NEED TO BE ACTIVE AND DOING EVERYTHING YOU CAN SEE THAT THE COMMUNITY'S MOVING FORWARD.))
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Morris is running as an independent.
Four of the five incumbents have said they'll seek re-election.
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[Masonic-Auction]


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A chance to buy one of Danville's downtown landmarks was going, going, gone before it even became a reality this morning.
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Several would-be investors showed up at the city courthouse today for an auction of the 80-year-old Masonic Temple building.
But the trustees appointed to handle the sale called things off at the last minute.
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[IN Q=We were just]

((ED HODGES/TRUSTEE: WE WERE JUST CONCERNED ABOUT SOME ISSUES THAT HAD BEEN RAISED AND JUST WEREN'T COMFORTABLE WITH PROCEEDING AT THIS POINT. AND AGAIN IT'S SUCH A RECENT DEVELOPMENT, WE REALLY HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO FULLY EXPLORE WHAT THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THOSE DEVELOPMENTS MAY BE.))
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[OUT Q=developments may be.]
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Hodges would not specify what those developments were.
He says Florida-based Four Diamond Investment Corporation holds a half-million dollar deed of trust on the building.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports -the Express is home tonight. Junior hits the talk show circuit, the Panthers re-sign a key member,
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and A-Rod gets his stripes and a new number - now he'll have to earn them on the best team money can buy.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is dead locked with Greensboro in six meetings this season posting a 2-2 and 2 record against the Generals.
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While the two teams have played even this season, they are in two different positions in the standings. The Generals are in second place in the Southern Division and while the Express is fighting for its playoff life in sixth place in the division.
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[OUT Q=.....continue to strive to be(DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!)"]
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Face off is set for seven o'clock and we will have the highlights at 11.

[S-Arod]


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The Hot Stove in baseball boiled over today as Alex Rodriguez officially joined the New York Yankees.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; ;00]

A-Rod was joined on the podium by manager Joe Torre and Yankees' captain Derek Jeter. Jeter will remain at shortstop and Rodriguez has agreed to move over to third. This afternoon Jeter also helped A-Rod's wife Cynthia understand why they call it the "Bronx Zoo."
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[OUT Q=...just begun, so.... ha ha ha.]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The addition of A-Rod gives New York without a doubt the most expensive lineup in baseball history. To put this year's New York Yankees on the field it will cost $72 thousand 13 dollars an inning.
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[S-Panthers]


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It may not be as big as the A-Rod deal, but for fans of the Super Bowl runnerup Carolina Panthers
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[SUPER=04-2004 Playoffs; :00]

it is an important signing. John Kasay, the lone member of the original Carolina Panthers expansion team, has signed a five-year contract with the NFC champions. He has been in the league for 13 seasons and says he plans to retire at the end of this five year deal. Kasey is an oddity in that he represents himself.
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[S-Martin]


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Earlier this month when all the talk centered around some of Friday Football Extra's top players signing scholarship papers - one player - who thought he's be celebrating a division one deal wasn't jumping up and down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

Northside's Isaac Martin came into the 2003 season with high expectations and lots of attention. But he broke his ankle just three games into the season and some colleges looked elsewhere. But Martin stayed positive, kept the faith and ended up at division two West Virginia Tech.
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[SUPER=01-Isaac Martin/Signs With West Virginia Tech; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :17]
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[OUT Q=...a different person."]
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[S-Junior]


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Dale Earnhardt Junior's post Daytona road show has set up shop today in the Big Apple.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Regis and Kelly; :00]

Junior was on the Regis and Kelly show this morning right here on Your Hometown Station from nine to 10 am. Now if you missed Dale Junior this morning - don't worry because you can catch him later tonight. He and Kelly Ripa are guests tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman. That can be seen at 11:35 right on WDBJ-7.
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[S-George]


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And finally - those of you out there with a George Foreman grill - raise your hand!
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[VO-NAT]

America's greatest salesman is about to sell himself back in the ring. 55 year old George Foreman is planning to get back into the ring for $20 million bucks. The return would be 30 years after he and Ali tangled in Zaire. Foreman says he needs to lose some weight - maybe as much as 50 pounds. (------------)