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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A Roanoke middle school may soon take the co- out of co-ed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And a Wythe County crime scene speaks volumes about alleged elder abuse and neglect.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll begin our two part series on athletes who act like they're above the game and the law. Steve Mason will join us - plus
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[VO-NAT]


we'll tell you about yet another local athlete who has gotten into trouble at Clemson.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Quiet weather for the time being. Temperatures stay up but humidity goes down.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

New details are emerging on the death of an elderly woman in Wythe County.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Court documents detail the gruesome scene deputies discovered when they found the body.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Wythe-Abuse]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-16 TC1:47:43]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A 65 year old Wythe County woman was found dead Tuesday evening.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Members of her family are now behind bars. But it's what deputies found in the house that has investigators calling this a serious crime.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with the story. Keith/Shannon, some of those details may be disturbing for some of our viewers.
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Even Wythe County investigators aren't publicly talking about what they found inside a home this week. But this search warrant affidavit filed in court today tells quite a story.
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[SUPER=01-Chief Deputy Doug King/Wythe County Sheriff's Office; :18]
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[OUT Q=more charges are likely.]

((A rescue call by a neighbor to this home in the Speedwell section Wythe County quickly turned into a crime scene early Tuesday morning. Deputies say they found 65 year old Esther Crigger dead on a bed, her left arm being eaten by her dogs.

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[SOT5:54:28:00 to 34]
[IN Q=The conditions]

((DOUG KING: THE CONDITIONS THAT HE FOUND IN ADDITION TO THE VICTIM, THAT'S WHAT LED UP TO THE CHARGES AGAINST THE FATHER AND THE TWO SONS NEGLECT.)) [RUNS:06]
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[INSERT VIDEO OF MUGSHOTS] Esther's Husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger are all charged with felony neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. [END INSERT] Police say Esther likely died of natural cases from a severe lung disease, but they say she was also neglected at the time of her death.

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((RACHEL: ESTHER CRIGGER WAS RELEASED FROM A CARE FACILITY ON SATURDAY. POLICE SAY THEY FOUND HER IN A SOILED DIAPER THAT HADN'T BEEN CHANGED FOR SOME TIME AND A THEY SAY HER OXYGEN UNIT WAS UNPLUGGED FROM THE WALL.)) [RUNS:10]
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((DOUG KING: SHE WAS UNATTENDED FROM WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO ASCERTAIN CERTAIN THINGS THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE, WHERE NOT BEING DONE. :04)) [RUNS:09]
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[INSERT MUGSHOTS TO THE END] According to the search warrant all three men told police they knew her oxygen tank was unplugged, but none of them plugged it back in. Police are waiting on autopsy reports, but they say more charges are likely.))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Elmer and Donald Crigger are both being held on 3-thousand dollars bond. Daniel Crigger is being held without bond, because of his prior record.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon, if convicted on the current charges, each man faces up to 10 years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine.
(KEITH QUESTION: Rachel, what's going to happen to the dogs?)

I counted about 20 hound dogs today Keith/Shannon. Police say for now they will remain at the home and a family member has said they will take care of them.

[Hampton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jwi]
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The secretary of former Bedford County Supervisor Kirby Richardson pled guilty today to three counts of embezzlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Angela Hampton worked for Richardson at Old Dominion Fabricators as his secretary. Today she was sentenced to three years in prison which were suspended on the condition she pay back the more than 16- thousand dollars she's accused of embezzling. The 35- year- old will be on probation for two years and is not allowed any contact with Kirby Richardson. Hampton's attorney says Richardson made her his mistress. Hampton says she was given full access to Richardson's bank accounts, but agreed to plead guilty to avoid prison time because she has two small children.
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[Special-Session]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[ENG#=2]


This year's General Assembly session was the longest in history, and next week legislators are heading back to Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Governor Mark Warner has officially called a special session to fix the legislative mistake that would have guaranteed Virginia workers Saturday or Sunday off for worship. The session will be held on Tuesday and is not expected to last more than a few hours. Last week a coalition of businesses and the state Chamber of Commerce obtained an emergency temporary injunction to keep the law from taking affect.
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[White-Layman]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC32:43]
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A Roanoke landlord who is investing in a city neighborhood is also attracting attention for an extreme website, that has included racist and anti-semitic language.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell spoke with Bill White this afternoon, and with a former tenant who claims discrimination.
[LIVE= /FULL]
[SUPER=@joe1]


Shannon, officials with the Southern Poverty Law Center describe White as a fairly major player on the neo-nazi scene. One of the group's publications included him in a cover story, 40 to watch.
He says he is landlord who is improving a neighborhood, and willing to rent to anyone regarless of race, religion or ethnic origin.
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[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke Landlord; :54]
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[OUT Q=to promote and protect free speech.]


((Bill White has acquired nine properties in the Chapman Avenue area since April.
He says he eventually hopes to purchase and renovate more than 100 rental units in the neighborhood.
But this morning, flyers placed on car windshields identified him as a racist and a neo-nazi.
Former tenant Angie Layman says she believes she was evicted in part because her boyfriend is African American, and her children are biracial.
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White says the flyers are the work of an ex-girlfriend. He says Layman is a disgruntled tenant with a criminal record who was evicted for failing to pay her rent.
He says he has never discriminated against any of his tenants.
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White is listed as editor on the website, Overthrow.com, and acnkowledges a financial interest in the company that owns the site.
He says extreme language is included on the website in an effort to promote and protect free speech.))
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This dispute may also be headed for court... White and the woman he describes as his ex-girlfriend, have been involved in two recent altercations and have filed complaints against each other.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]


Shannon, a judge is scheduled to sort that out in August.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


A local sheriff is I-D'd as one of the nation's top crime fighters.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus Western Virginia's only osteopathic medical school marks a milestone and some promising research projects.
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[1st-Wx]
[Osteopath]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It's only been open for two years -- and already the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]


The college is adding new research labs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


A ribbon cutting ceremony today marked the opening of eight new labs.
Officials hope the college will soon become a leader in medical research.
[SOT2:22:01]
[IN Q=It's the job of any medical school]

((DR. DIXIE TOOKE-RAWLINS/DEAN & VP OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS; IT'S THE JOB OF ANY MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ADVANCE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE. SO THAT WE DO A BETTER JOB ALL THE TIME OF TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS AND PREVENTING DISEASE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dixie Tooke-Rawlins/Dean & VP of Academic Affairs]
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[OUT Q=and preventing disease]
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[VO-NAT]

One of the building's new residents is working on an anti-aging drug that could increase a lifespan and treat diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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[IN Q=They've called it similiar to the fountain of youth]

((BEVERLY RZIGALINSKI/PROFESSOR & RESEARCHER; THEY'VE CALLED IT SIMILAR TO THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. BUT I WOULDN'T GO THAT FAR, BUT IT DOES HOLD A LOT OF PROMISE FOR TREATMENT IN THE FUTURE ))
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[OUT Q=treatment in the future]
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[VO-NAT]

Plans are already in the works for another reasearch building. It's expected to open by 2007.
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[Girls-School]


[ANCHOR=Shannon ]
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The adolescent years can be a rough time-- for girls in particular.
At least that's the theory of many scholars and researchers--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


To help young women find their way through rough terrain, a single-sex middle school is being planned in Roanoke, to open in the Fall of 2005.
Mill Mountain School, a private, non-profit endeavor, would focus on the academic, social and developmental needs of girls in grades six through eight.
[SUPER=@File; ]


The school would focus on collaborative education in a hands-on environment, using the cultural and academic resources of downtown Roanoke as an extended classroom.
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((MEREDITH WINN/MILL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PLANNING DIRECTOR; ONE REALLY HOT TOPIC THESE DAYS IS FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR ADOLESCENTS BECAUSE THEY'RE TARGETED TOO MUCH BY THE MEDIA AND THEY'RE THE FASTEST GROWING CONSUMER POPULATION IN THE U.S. AND THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A CHECKBOOK AND THEY JUST WANT TO BUY, BUY, BUY AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT A CREDIT CARD IS, AND WITH A REALLY SMALL SCHOOL LIKE THAT YOU CAN REALLY DO THESE KINDS OF ENRICHMENT SEMINARS.))
[SUPER=01-Meredith Winn/Mill Mountain School Planning Director]
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Board members say Mill Mountain School is a way to create a counter-culture to a society they say devalues young girls and their academic potential.
They hope to raise 300-thousand dollars over the next year to open the school, which will start with a class of 20 sixth graders.

[Stocks]


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Reports of slower retail sales last month sent the stock market lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 69 points.
NASDAQ lost 31.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Bedford-sheriff]


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He dresses in brown but is known for fighting white collar crime.
Bedford County's sheriff was honored today in Richmond.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Sheriff Mike Brown beat out 16-hundred other groups to win an award from the National White Collar Crime Center.
Brown and his deputies were recognized for their work in fighting internet crimes against children.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: YOU HAVE ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATED YOUR UNRIVALED EFFECTIVENESS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT. MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: I HAVE A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE WORKING FOR ME. I THINK ITS OBVIOUS FROM THE AWARDS WE'VE BEEN PRESENTED AND THE STUFF WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THE LAST EIGHT YEARS IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
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The Bedford County Sheriffs Office runs Operation Blue Ridge Thunder and the Safe Surfin' Foundation.
Both programs are designed to help safeguard children from Internet solicitations.
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[Salem-PD]


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The Salem Police Department is expanding.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Chief Jim Bryant says the building on East Calhoun Street will grow by about 10-thousand feet over the next 15-months.
The first floor will be expanded. A second and third floor, including a new communications center, will be added. Bryant says the department outgrew the current space in the early '90's. The project is expected to cost 3-point-8 million and is scheduled to be completed in October of next year. Construction on the courthouse to expand the Commonwealth's Attorney's office is part of the same project.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports. The place to be in the Carolina League tonight is Lynchburg. An ACC school other than Tech or Miami is making the wrong kind of news this week.
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And Steve Mason has part one of our two part series focusing the troubles that athletes at Tech and UVa have been experiencing off the field. Some interesting insight when we come back.
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[S-Game]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-175 18:28]
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Six Virginia Tech and UVA football players have had serious brushes with the law this year that resulted in suspensions which have raised concerns over coaches' control over their programs.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike & Steve/BAM]
[GRAPHIC=Above the Game FS in BAM]

Steve Mason begins a two-part look into whether big time college athletes are "Above the Game".
[LIVE=Steve Full/BAM]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]


Let's begin with two quarterbacks named Marcus. Tech's Marcus Vick already has one criminal conviction this year, and last weekend, he was charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana. UVa's Marquis Hagans was arrested for disorderly conduct and vandalism after a teammate was shot at a Charlottesville party. UVA's Marquis has been acquitted, and the other Marcus has been indefinitely suspended from the Tech football team.
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[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/Va. Tech Head Men's Basketball Coach; 1:44]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Women's Basketball Coach; 2:10]
[SUPER=01-Craig Littlepage/UVa Athletic Director; 2:25]
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((Marcus Vick has a cannon of an arm, lethal speed and blood lines that put him on track for the the NFL. But a January incident in which Vick, Tech running back Mike Imoh and receiver Brenden Hill gave alcohol to minors at a private party have temporarily sacked his career. All three were suspended for the first three games of the 2004 season. Then came Vick's traffic stop, and he's now off the team till further notice. Tech coach Frank Beamer will not comment, but associate head coach Billy Hite did. ((BILLY HITE/VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
UVa's Hagans and teammates Brandon Lee and Kenneth Tynes are off the hook. But that's not the first incident involving a Virginia player in the last two years. Star linebacker Amad Brooks was charged with marijuana possession in May of 2003, but the charges were dropped after Brooks met probation requirments. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
Over the last two seasons UVa men's basketball coach Pete Gillen suspended guards Keith Jennifer and Jermaine Harper for dicipline problems.Both have left the program. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA)) At Tech, coach Seth Greenberg says its not so much that athletes are different but the super information highway that invades their lives is. ((SETH GREENBERG/VIRGINIA TECH MEN'S BASKETBAL COACH:)) UVa women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan says internet overload and talk radio at times negatively affect how her girls see themselves and that can lead to diciplinary problems. ((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:)) UVa athletic Director Craig Littlepage, who coached in the late 80s, has noticed that more and more athletes enter UVa's basketball programs parentless.)) ((CRAIG LITTLEPAGE/UVA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:)) ((BILLY HITE:))
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[LIVE=Steve Full/BAM]
[GRAPHIC=Above the Game Tomorrow Promo in BAM]

And we will hear about some of the actions these coaches and administrators are taking to address these problems at Tech and UVA Friday on News 7 at Six in part two of "Above the Game".
[DOUBLE BOXES=Mike & Steve/BAM]



[S-Clemson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-172 13536TC]
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Not to beat a dead horse, but the beat goes on in the ACC tonight, and specifically at Clemson where the Tigers have their own problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]

Tigers' defensive lineman Chris McDuffie, a former star at both G.W. Danville and Hargrave Military was arrested on drug charges and he has been suspended from the team. McDuffie faces two charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Both charges are felonies, according to the university.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[graphic=hold Clemson]

Clemson coach Tommy Bowden says McDuffie is suspended, but he may return team. He was red-shirted during the 2003 season and has not played a game for the Tigers.
[New-Magazine]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:08:28]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Salem wants its residents to know just how special the city is.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

So it's come up with a quarterly publication called Salem City Magazine. Spokesperson Melinda Payne says the articles and glossy pictures allow everyone from school board members to local business owners, public servants to educators to share their opinions and ideas, post event listings and, in general, accentuate the positive. The second edition is about to be printed.
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[IN Q=Our first edition came out...]

((MELINDA PAYNE/CITY OF SALEM: OUR FIRST EDITION CAME OUT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. FOLKS REALLY LIKED IT. IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO KEEP TELLING THEM ABOUT THE THINGS THAT GO ON HERE.))
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[OUT Q=about the things that go on here.]
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The magazine is free. Salem sends a copy to every resident but copies can also be picked up at the police and fire departments, city hall, libraries, and the civic center.
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