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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire at a Roanoke apartment building tonight.
Women are told to be aware- a man is entering unlocked apartments and fondling sleeping women.
and plans are in the works for new links in town on this property.
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Plus two big beer makers join forces and brews.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Seven people can not go home tonight after fire hits their apartment building.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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The blaze broke out just before nine tonight at an apartment building on Mountain Avenue in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters say all of the residents got out unharmed.
Crews quickly knocked down the flames, but they had already destroyed two of the four apartment units inside the building and caused some 40-thousand dollars in damage.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the blaze.
The Red Cross is providing housing for the seven residents of the building.
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[Golf-Course]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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I-73 was suppose to go right through southeast Roanoke County but those plans have changed.
So now a developer wants to build a golf course in the same area near the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod attended a community meeting tonight on the proposal. So Justin are people teed off?
Actually Jean, there appears to be no major opposition.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@justin1]


In fact, it looks like the project has a lot of supporters.
Many nearby residents feel a golf course is on par for what that area needs to keep its beauty.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lester George/George Golf Design; :09 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Linda Faltz/Nearby Resident; :25 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Mike Altizer/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :58]
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[OUT Q=SURE IT HAPPENS OR CAN HAPPEN]

((((NAT SOUND OF RAIN AT THE PROPOSED SITE))
The sound of nature here in the Mt. Pleasant Community of Roanoke County could one day be replaced with the sounds of golf swings.
[SOT 7:45:00]
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((LESTER GEORGE/GEORGE GOLF DESIGN: IN MY SEVENTEEN YEARS THIS IS PROBABLY THE FOURTH BEST SITE I HAVE SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=IN THE UNITED STATES]


That site would be located here on the old Saul Farm located on Pitzer Road.
It is here where Lester George wants to build a 250 acre golf course, similar to the one you see in these pictures.


[SOT 7:42:35]
[IN Q=I think that would]

((LINDA FALTZ/NEARBY RESIDENT: I THINK THAT WOULD BE FINE. I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO HAVE THAT HERE IN THE COMMUNITY.)) [Runs04]
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Many who attended this community meeting feel the same way.
But some do have concerns over traffic in the area and what this will do to the rural setting.
[SOT 7:40:10]
[IN Q=I'm not talking]

((RESIDENT BITE: I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT REAL ESTATE I'M JUST TALKING ABOUT DESTROYING THE COUNTRY SIDE.)) [Runs03]
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That countryside could one day have up to 70 homes surrounding the golf course.
That has some residents fearing the impact on services such as water and sewer as well as the schools.
But county leaders point out the way the land is zoned right now it could allow for the construction of up to 250 homes.
[SOT 7:43:44]
[IN Q=I think they understand]

((MIKE ALTIZER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THAT WOULD FAR GREATER IMPACT THE SCHOOLS AND THE ROADS THAN THE ACTUAL GOLF COURSE THERE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=the golf course there]


That golf course could be under construction by the end of the year and it would have nine holes on either side of Pitzer Road.
[SOT 7:46:51]
[IN Q=I don't care]

((LESTER GEORGE/GEORGE GOLF DESIGN: I DONT' CARE IF THEY EVER BUILD A HOUSE OUT THERE. I JUST KNOW THERE IS A WONDERFUL GOLF COURSE THERE AND OUR EXPERIENCE IS THAT WHEN YOU FIND A SITE LIKE THAT YOU NEED TO TRY TO MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS OR CAN HAPPEN.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=SURE IT HAPPENS OR CAN HAPPEN]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


He must however first get a special use permit from the county.
The Planning Commission will take up this issue August 3rd.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


And then Jean, the Board of Supervisors will have the final say August 24th.


[Sexual-Assault]


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Blacksburg Police say there's a predator on the loose.
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Police say the man enters unlocked apartments and fondles female victims as they sleep in the northeast section of town. It's happened four times since July first at Terrace View and Oak Bridge apartments off of Progress street.
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[SOT:2:16:24:00 ]
[IN Q=It doesn't]

((BRUCE BRADBERY: IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT HE'S AN AMATUER. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROGRESSION WILL BE. WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL CONTINUE AT THIS OR WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL PROGRESS AND MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT CRIMES, MORE VIOLENT ISSUES.))

[SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=more violent issues.]
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Police believe the suspect is a white male with a medium build. Police want everyone to lock their doors.
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[9-11-Report]


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The September 11th commission recommends the government, not airlines- pre-screen passengers.
The commission says the government has many more watch lists than those given to airlines-
It is just one item in the more than 500 page report released today.
Susan Roberts has more.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Kean/(R) 911 Commission Chairman; :05]
[SUPER=01-Lee Hamilton/(D) 911 Commission Vice-Chairman; :50]
[SUPER=01-Matt Sellitto/Father of 911 Victim; 1:23]
[Super=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:27]
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((THE 9/11 COMMISSION'S FINAL ANALYSIS WAS BLUNT. THOMAS KEAN/(R) CHAIRMAN, 9/11 COMMISSION: None of the measures adopted by the United States government before 9/11 disturbed or even delayed the progress of the Al-Qaida plot. FROM POLICY-MAKING TO MANAGEMENT TO JUST PURE IMAGINATION...THE LONG-AWAITED 9/11 REPORT FOUND THE U.S. FAILED ON MANY LEVELS TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. AMONG THE MISSTEPS, THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PUT TWO OF THE HIJACKERS ON A WATCH LIST BEFORE THEY ENTERED THE COUNTRY ... DID NOT LINK THE AUGUST 2001 ARREST OF FLIGHT STUDENT ZACARIOUS MOUSSAOUI TO THE UPCOMING TERRORIST PLOT ... AND MISSED FRAUDULENT PASSPORTS AND VISA APPLICATIONS. THE COMMISSIONERS STEERED CLEAR OF BLAMING INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE BUSH OR CLINTON ADMINISTRATIONS, BUT THEY WERE QUITE CRITICAL OF THE FBI AND CIA -- AND THE HANDLING OF THE NATION'S INTELLIGENCE. LEE HAMILTON/(D) VICE CHAIRMAN, 9/11 COMMISSION:- "A critical theme that emerged throughout our inquiry was the difficulty of answering the question: 'Who was in charge?'' THE 9/11 PANEL RECOMMENDS APPOINTING A NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE WHO WOULD REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT, AND THE CREATION OF A NATIONAL COUNTER-TERRORISM CENTER. A COPY OF THE 567-PAGE REPORT WAS HAND-DELIVERED TO PRESIDENT BUSH. HE SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION IS STUDYING ALL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS -- ONES THAT THE FAMILIES OF 9/11 VICTIMS ALREADY SUPPORT. MATT SELLITTO/FATHER OF 9/11 VICTIM: "If this gets pushed under the rug, I won't even blame Congress. I'll blame you and me because now it's time we say you know what? we don't want this to happen again." ONE THING THE COMMISSION DID NOT RECOMMEND IS THE CREATION OF A NEW DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE AGENCY...PROPOSED BY SOME IN CONGRESS. INSTEAD, IT'S PUSHING FOR A SPECIALIZED INTELLIGENCE SERVICE WITHIN THE FBI. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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The leader of Virginia's anti-terrorism effort says the report may actually hinder the country's current counter-terrorism work.
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With the nation under an increased terror threat leading up to the Presidential elections in November, George Foresman says now is not the time to have a debate about the intelligence community.
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[SOT 1:05:24]
[IN Q=WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T]

((GEORGE FORESMAN: WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T DRAW OUR ATTENTION AWAY MAKING SURE WE'RE PREPARING OUR COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRACTION.))
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[OUT Q=A LITTLE BIT OF A DISTRACTION.]
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Foresman also disagrees with the report's recommendation to create an intelligence czar.
And he says the report is well-written but not very useful.
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[Report-Sales]


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Copies of the report can now be purchased at a number of local bookstores.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Books A Million in Roanoke received a couple hundred copies this morning. Publisher W. W. Norton and Company worked hard to prevent any pre- sale leaks by shipping the books in unmarked boxes.
Customers say they're looking forward to reading the report- One says she hopes it will encourage the government to bump up security.
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[SOT 11:51]
[IN Q=At some point you]

((CAROL MESIMER: AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE GREATER GOOD. AND IF THAT MEANS I HAVE TO STAND IN LINE 20 MINUTES GOING TO HOUSTON THIS FALL I'VE GOT 20 MINUTES TO SPARE IF IT WILL SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Mesimer;]
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[OUT Q=save thousands of lives]
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The Publisher says it took on the project as a public service and only hopes to break even. The report retails for ten dollars.
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[TAKE WEBSITE FS]
It can also be accessed for free online. There's a link to the report on our website at WDBJ7.com.
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[Fiddlefest]


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Blue skies were scarce, but the bluegrass abundant today as the second edition of Fiddlefest got under way at Hollins University.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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Acoustic Endeavors kicked off tonight's concert, and the show went on despite the rainy weather.
This afternoon, the history of bluegrass was in the spotlight, as veterans of Roanoke radio and television got together for a roundtable discussion.
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[IN Q=I didn't like it]

((DON MURRAY/FORMER WDBJ BROADCASTER: I DIDN'T LIKE IT. IT WAS STRANGE TO ME, BUT A COUPLE OF YEARS OF WORKING WITH THE GREAT PEOPLE WHO PLAYED BLUEGRASS MUSIC FOR US AT 'DBJ EVERY MORNING WHILE I WAS IN THE STUDIO TRYING TO DO NEWS IN BETWEEN THEIR SETS, I LEARNED. )) ((LEE GARRETT/FORMER WSLS BROADCASTER: THEY DIDN'T CALL IT COUNTRY WESTERN. IT WAS COUNTRY OR IT WAS HILLBILLY, BUT I FOUND THAT WE HAD QUITE AN AUDIENCE FOR THAT KIND OF SHOW EVEN THEN.))
[SUPER=01-Don Murray/Former WDBJ Broadcaster; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Garrett/Former WSLS Broadcaster; :19]
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[OUT Q=that kind of show even then.]
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Fiddlefest continues through Saturday night with a full slate of workshops, concerts and competition on the Hollins campus.
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Still ahead on News 7, the husband of a missing woman appears trapped in a web of lies.
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And the latest on the search for a missing man in Botetourt County.
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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as we look into some new information concerning the Roanoke Express, and we'll talk with the Bandit. The ACC names its athletes of the year. Lance wins another stage and drops more jaws. And By George - Eddie may soon be a Cowboy - tonight on the Big 7.))
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Investigators say the man found dead in Henry County yesterday was involved in an attempted break-in.
The body of 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Weadon was found along Route 622.
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The car he and his alleged accomplices used was discovered a few miles away in Pittsylvania County where it had been deliberately torched.
Authorities say Weadon and two other men drove the car to a home in Dry Fork and tried to break in by shooting in the front door.
The homeowner returned fire and Weadon apparently was hit in the back as he fled the scene.
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43-year-old Michael Robin Wilson of Eden, North Carolina is being held without bond on a charge of attempted breaking and entering.
Police are still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton, also of Eden.
They have not said whether the homeowner will face any charges in connection with Weadon's death.

[Missing-Man]


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Botetourt County authorities are searching for an 82 year old man who hasn't been seen in nearly two weeks.
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Crews are looking for James Clayton Hall.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

Hall hasn't been seen since he left by himself nearly two-weeks ago for a camping trip in the Kelly Hollow section of the Jefferson National Forest.
Members of Commonwealth Search and Rescue, as well as the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office have been searching the region on four-wheelers and with K-9 units. Hall is described as an experienced woodsman and avid hiker, but authorities are concerned because of the steep and rocky terrain that is shelter to a number of poisonous snakes.
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[Hacking]


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The husband of a missing Utah woman lied about his college education telling his family he had been accepted to medical school, when really he had not.
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[VO-NAT 10.5]


Mark Hacking's pregnant wife Lori has been missing since Monday.
His family says Mark who is now staying at a psychiatric ward was living a two year old lie.
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[SOT first bite from pkg]

((IT FINALLY HAS COME TO AN END AND HE FEELS RELIEVED ITS OVER LIKE LIFTING A HEAVY LOAD OFF HIS BACK.))
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[OUT Q=load off his back.]
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Mark Hacking said he had graduated from the University of Utah- and that he and Lori - who's five weeks pregnant - were planning to move to North Carolina where mark would attend Medical school.
Mark's father says he may have been trying to live up to his overachieving brothers.
Police have searched the couples apartment and seized a box spring.
Meanwhile the search goes on for Lori.
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[Morning-After]


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The maker of the morning after pill "plan B" is moving ahead with its own Plan B- .
Barr Labs wants women to have access to the drug without a prescription.
It's asking the FDA to again consider allowing that for women 16 and older.
The FDA rejected non prescription sales two months ago- but says it will consider Barr's proposal with the age restriction-
Plan B is used as an emergency contraception within 72 hours of intercourse- and has no effect if a woman is already pregnant.
The FDA has six months to decide.

[Beer-Merger]


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Two family run beer manufactures are brewing up some big merger plans.
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Canada's Molson, and America's Coors may join forces to become the fifth largest beer maker in the world. But right now there is a big IF hanging over the negotiations. Both of the families involved seem to be on board except one Molson cousin who is the former Vice Chairman that does not want this merger to happen. Molson's chairman Eric Molson, says the deal has been approved by management and the board of directors but it still needs approval by two thirds of the shareholders. Right now there is no guarantee that Molson can deliver those votes.
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Are more thunderstorms on the way?
Leo has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus see how Virginia Tech turned damage from Hurricane Isabel into keepsakes for Virginia's lawmakers.
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[Commercial]

[Bikers-Food]


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Motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the U-S rode for a cause today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Members of the STAR Touring and Riding Association teamed up with Feed The Children and the Roanoke Rescue Mission. The Yamaha riders delivered about 400 food and personal care boxes on their bikes. The items were distributed to needy families in the area.
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[Manatees]


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Some manatees close to shore were joined by beach goers today for a swim.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lauderdale by the Sea, FL]

The large group of manatees didn't go unnoticed by the swimmers enjoying a day at the beach. Five manatees were swimming right off the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea today and they were joined by the beach patrons already in the water. Manatees usually swim only in pairs so today's event was a rare sight.
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[S-Extra]


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Some new information from the Express front, plus some words from Daniel Berthiaume. Also, the ACC names its athletes of the year tonight. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Eddie George was released by the Titans on Tuesday and he isn't wasting any time getting with another team. Tomorrow the free agent will visit with the Dallas Cowboys. His agent says checking out the Cowboys is a priority and both sides want to get a deal done quickly. Now your scores.
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[S-ECHL]


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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express fold]
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If you're like a lot of folks you're probably wondering how the Express owners could be courting multiple buyers for months and then not get a single nibble as the league's deadline approached. Well, former Roanoke Express minority owner and general manager Chris Pollock told News 7 Sports today that he DID have an offer on the table from a local businessman to buy the team, and keep it in the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The offer came at 1:44 PM Tuesday, 44 minutes after the deadline ECHL commissioner Bryan McKenna set for the Express ownership to get a deal working. According to Pollock, he immediately called the commissioner and told him about the buyer, but was told that by then the ECHL had already voted and would not revisit the offer.
According to Pollock, the Express paid the ECHL about 5 thousand dollars in dues each month this past season. McKenna could not be reached for comment today.
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[S-Bandit]


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Former Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume was hit with a double whammy right between the pipes today. Not only did his current team Greensboro shut down, but his former team the Express also ceased operations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hardy; :00]


Berthiaume spoke to Steve Mason today from his Smith Mountain Lake home this afternoon. He was hoping to possibly come back and play for the Express this coming season and then retire.
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[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Played for Express 1997-2002]
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[OUT Q=have here"]
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[VO-NAT]

Berthiaume played in Roanoke from 1997 to 2002 and has spent the last two seasons in a Greensboro Generals uniform. He does not want to retire and has spoken with a former Greensboro teammate who now plays in the United Hockey League, the league that is interested in putting a new franchise in Roanoke.
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[OUT Q=for a few years"]
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[S-ACC]


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The ACC is getting set for its most anticipated year ever in football, and tonight the league closed out last year's business by announcing its athletes of the year for the 2003-2004 school year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

Former N.C. State quarterback Phillip Rivers won the top male award beating out Wake Forest golfer Bill Haas. And Duke hoopster Chris Duhon. On the women's side, Duke all-American basketball player Alana Beard received the honor edging UVa lacrosse player Amy Appelt.
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[S-Tour]


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His girlfriend Sheryl Crow's breakthrough hit was "All I wanna do is have some fun" - and Lance Armstrong is doing just that as the Tour De France The Texas stunned his competitors today with a last second win in the 17th stage of the race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Le Grand-Bornand, France/OLN; :00]

In capturing the 127 mile long ride through the Alps, Armstrong has his third straight stage win and fourth of the Tour. The five-time defending champ has now increased his lead to an untouchable four minutes and nine seconds over Italy's Ivan Basso, who finished fourth today. Watch as Lance comes from about 20 yards away with only 30 yards to win. Afterwards, he credited teammate Floyd Landis for pushing to the front.
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[S-Lance]


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[OUT Q=...you know everything is fair."]
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The Tour ends on Sunday in Paris as Armstrong tries to become the only six time winner in the 101 year history of the cycling marathon.

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The Montreal will likely be playing in the Washington, DC area next year according to several reports tonight. The decision could at any time, and it appears the Northern Virginia and DC are both now ahead of Las Vegas.
The beltway's current inhabitant - the Baltimore Orioles - won their fourth straight this afternoon as they took to top half of their doubleheader with the Red Sox.
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Melvin Mora got the scoring started with this gapper to right center in the first inning that drove in his first run of the day. Mora also hit two homeruns and finished with 4 runs batted in. The reigning homerun derby champ Miguel Tejada also hit
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his 18th homer of the year over the Green Monster as the Orioles get the 8-to-3 win.
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State legislators pounded out laws this year with a little help from the Virginia Tech Wood Products Center.
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The state called the wood science department after Hurricane Isabel knocked down a more than 100- year old tree near the Capitol last September. The official request was for Tech to dry the wood.
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((BRIAN BOND/DEPARTMENT OF WOOD SCIENCE: WE HAD OUR STAFF LOAD IT INTO THE KILN. WE DRIED IT FOR TWO MONTHS. IT WAS TAKEN BACK TO RICHMOND AND A WOODWORKING CONTRACTOR WAS HIRED TO TURN THAT WOOD INTO GAVELS.))
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[OUT Q=turn that wood into gavels.]
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Bond says every member of the general assembly got one. And even though the quantity of wood was considered small, there was enough left over to make Bond a gavel, too.
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