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Up next on News 7 at eleven.
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Was a Roanoke police officer justified in shooting and killing a man? We'll have the latest on the investigation.
How would you like to keep your job but change the scenery to Hawaii. Find out how this man did.
Plus it's Oscar night. We'll have the story.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A prosecutor must decide whether
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two Roanoke police officers used reasonable force when they shot and killed a man yesterday.
The man's fiance says the shooting was unjustified.
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A first in San Franscisco. 200 Gay and Lesbians exchnaged vows today becomming domestic partners.
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Imagine you keep your job, but move your work to Hawaii. That's what one Roanoke man did. We'll tell you about this story of trading places.
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Plus Robin Reed with the week long forecast. and Steve Mason with all the sports. Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Police-Shooting


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Did two police officers use reasoanble force when they shot and killed 35 year old Edward Plunkett Sunday night?
A Roanoke Prosecutor will try to answer that question.
Plunkett was holding a loaded rifle when the officers fired their guns, but the woman who called police says the shooting wasn't justified.
As Joe Dashiell reports she says PLunkett wasn't aiming the rifle at the officers.
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((HE WAS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD WHEN HE WAS SOBER AND WHEN HE WAS DRINKING, PEOPLE HAD, I HAD, ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE TO GET AWAY TO JUST WALK AWAY AND COME BACK THE NEXT DAY.))
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But Ed Plunkett wasn't sober on Sunday night, and when officers responded to the call and confronted him in his doorway, he reached for a loaded hunting rifle.
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((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER ON THE RIFLE BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.))
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When the department completes its investigation, it will be up to Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell to decide if legal action or further investigation is required.
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((DON CALDWELL/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO USE DEADLY FORCE WHEN THEY REASONABLY BELIEVE THEMSELVES TO BE IN IMMINENT DANGER OF DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. AND THAT'S THE LEGAL ISSUE. OF COURSE, THE APPLICATION OF THE FACTUAL QUESTIONS TO THAT LEGAL ISSUE REALLY BECOMES THE KEY TO THE RESOLUTION.))
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Caldwell says it may be several weeks before all the lab results are in... and his review of the case is complete.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Logger


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A man is dead after a tree apparently fell on him in Bedford County.
The man's name has not been released, but authorities say he worked as a logger and was evidently clearing land in the Woodshires subdivision when the tree fell on him.
Searchers were called when the man failed to return home tonight.
Rescuers are still on the scene.
The rough terrain is making it difficult to recover the body.

Bedford-Supers


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Bedford County's on again - off again relationship with the Blue Ridge regional jail is officially ON again.
By a 4-to-3 vote tonight the board of supervisors tonight decide to re-enter the 43 Million dollar jail project.
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That means Bedford and the other participatating localities will get matching state funds to expand their local jails. Also a new 450 bed regional facility will be built in Lynchburg. Bedford had hoped to stay out of the project and build their own jail, but a state moratorium on local jail funding put the county in a financial bind.
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The other localities still must vote if they will allow Bedford BACK in the project.

Danville-Housing


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Federal money to pay for two police officers to patrol Danville's public housing communities could be lost.
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The 140 thousand dollar grant was awarded to the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
The officers have already been hired but housing officials are worried because the men are not patrolling full time in the city's five public housing communities.
Housing officials say they were UNAWARE the men would require up to a year's training-- in another part of the city.
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((ALVIN STEINGOLD/HOUSING AUTHORITY EXEC. DIR.:THE GRANT HAS A DEFINITE BEGINNING AND END PERIOD AND MY FEAR IS THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET AN EXTENSION NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWO EVEN IF WE WERE TO GET AN EXTENSION HUD IS NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY ABOUT THE IDEA OF PAYING THESE TWO POLICEMEN FOR A YEAR TO TRAIN WHEN THEY'RE NOT PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. ))
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Danville Police Chief Neil Morris says Housing officials were told the officers would require up to a year of training and that there must have been a misunderstanding.


Beidler


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A former Amherst mayor will serve 15 months in federal prison for money laundering in connection with a drug gambling ring in central Virginia.
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Roger Beidler appeared in a Roanoke federal courtroom today to get his sentence.
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Prosecutors say Beidler took more than 100- thousand dollars from ringleader Wendell Wood, and invested it in a real estate development.
Beidler's attorney says his client still claims he's innocent and is disappointed with the justice system.
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((JOHN PYLE/BEIDLER'S ATTORNEY: HIS FAITH IN THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A LITTLE SHAKEN NOW. HE STANDS BY THE FACT HE DIDN'T KNOWINGLY DO ANYTHING WRONG. AND THAT'S BEEN HIS POSITION, HIS CONSISTENT POSITION THROUGHOUT.))
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Beidler also received a five-thousand dollar fine and two year probation.
He reports to prison in a few weeks.
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Goodlatte


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Two Southwestern Virginia Congressmen are defending their votes to lift the ban on assault weapons.
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Supporters of the repeal say the ban is ineffective and infringes upon a citizen's right to bear arms.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte is among the Republicans to vote FOR lifting the ban.
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((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/-R- 6TH DISTRICT: IT HAS NOT BEEN EFFECTIVE IN KEEPING WEAPONS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS AND IT DOES EFFECT THE RIGHT OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO OWN WEAPONS. THERE'S A LOT OF CONFUSION OUT THERE ABOUT WHAT THESE WEAPONS ARE; THESE ARE NOT AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.))
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Ninth district Democratic congressman Rick Boucher joins the majority Republican vote in supporting the repeal.
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((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER/-D- 9TH DISTRICT: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE BANNING RIFLES THAT ARE TYPICALLY USED FOR THESE COLLECTIONS AND ARE MANY TIMES USED FOR PEOPLE FOR SELF DEFENSE PURPOSES AND IN VOTING TO CONFIRM THAT JUDGEMENT ON THE PART OF THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA, I WAS BEING VERY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE VIEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS. ))
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The bill to lift the ban of assault rifles passed the House but is not expected to pass the Senate. Even if it were to make it through the Senate the president is likely to veto the measure.
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Still to come on the newscast, the Supreme Court will decide if English is the country's official language,
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and as one Governor tackles the issue of same sex marriages, hundreds of gay and lesbian partners exchange vows in San Francisco.
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Colorado-Gays


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Colorado's Governor vetoed a state bill that would have banned same sex marriages.
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Governor Roy Romer in no way supports or wants to legalize the unions.
Also, current laws will not help force other organizations such as churches to perform same sex marriages.
In response to several calls, letters and electronic mail, Romer issued this response.
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((ROY ROMER/COLORADO GOVERNOR: COLORADO LAW IS VERY CLEAR THAT MARRIAGE IS RESERVED FOR THE UNION OF A MAN AND A WOMAN. THIS IS OUR POLICY. I SUPPORT IT. IT DOES NOT CHANGE BY MY ACTION TODAY.))
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SF-Wedding


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wipe wipe wipe
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200 gays and lesbians exchanged vows today in San Francisco.
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((TO BE MY LIFELONG PARTNER. TO BE MY LIFELONG PARTNER. TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH FOREVER. I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU DOMESTIC PARTNERS.)) 15:17:13 ((RANDY WENDELIN: FOR ME IT'S A SYMBOLIC STATEMENT THAT LOVES MAKES A FAMILY, NOTHING MORE. NOTHING LESS.))
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While the city recognizes the couples as domestic partners, same sex unions are not recognized under California law.
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Mad-Cow


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The United States is beefing up cattle inspections.
The move comes after Mad Cow Disease outbreak in England was linked to ten human cases.
The move to increase cattle inspections in the U-S comes even though the Agriculture department has found no cases here.
The U-S has banned British beef for years.

English


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Should English be the nation's official language?
The Supreme Court will look at that question.
But as Dave Fehling reports some say it'll violate the right to freedom of speech.
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((Justices agreed to study whether states have the right to declare English the official language and require that most state business be conducted in English-only. Twenty-two states already have declared English as their official state language but in Arizona a constitutional amendment that required state employees to speak only English was struck down and thus the appeal to the supreme court.
DAVE FEHLING/CBS NEWS: OPPONENTS ARGUE THAT ENGLISH ONLY LAWS VIOLATE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND ON A MORE EMOTIONAL LEVEL, INSULT THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE.
ISAIAS TORRES: I USED TO GET PADDLED IN SCHOOL FOR SPEAKING SPANISH.
Isaias Torres grew up in Texas where English-only laws and laws denying education to illegal immigrant children were abolished...partly because of his efforts as a civil rights lawyer who argued one of the major cases before the supreme court.
WHAT ABOUT THE TAX RETURNS? AQUI ESTA.
ISAIAS TORRES/IMMIGRATION LAWYER: WE'RE NOW BILINGUAL AND MORE BICULTURAL AND I THINK THATS THE RIGHT WAY TO GO AND I THINK THE ENGLISH ONLY MOVEMENT IS A REGRESSION.
But trying to determine what state law should say about what language people may officially use may now be up to the Supreme Court. Dave Fehling CBS News, Houston.))


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Coming up a little later in the broadcast, we'll see who's having a big night at the Oscars,
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and we'll see how a unique trade is allowing a prosecutor from our area to enjoy life on the Big Island.
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Prosecutor-exchange


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So you love your job, but you sure could use a change of scenery.
What if you could take it with you to someplace like Hawaii?
Keith Humphrey says you just may be able to.
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(( That's what Ken Sorenson did. A federal prosecutor- -based in Roanoke for the past decade... he engineered a six- month swap with another Assistant U-S Attorney in Honolulu.
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((IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE.))
An avid skier, Sorenson insists he actually regrets missing the near-record snow fall we had here.
And the other half of this equation- -the woman who took his place in the U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke- -insists she's just as happy she came when SHE did.
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((IT'S BEEN FASCINATING. I'VE ENJOYED THE TIME HERE. I ARRANGED TO COME IN WINTER TIME. I KNOW EVERYONE THINKS I'M CRAZY FOR DOING THAT. BESIDES, IT WAS EASIER TO CONVINCE KEN TO GO TO HAWAII IN WINTER.))
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The U.S. Justice Department approved the swap as long as it didn't cost the government anything.
Sharon Burnham literally traded places with Sorenson.
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((WE TRADED HOUSES, TRADED CARS, TRADED CASE LOADS. OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT FROM THE DEPARTMENT'S POINT OF VIEW.))
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((YOU KNOW LIKE YOU SAY, SHARON AND I SWITCHED EVERYTHING. IN FACT, THIS IS HER ALOHA SHIRT, SO....))
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Assistants to the U-S Attorney in Hawaii typically wear aloha shirts in the office- -though they keep more "suitable" apparel handy for court appearances.
But there are more fundamental differences between U-S Attorneys Offices in Roanoke and Honolulu.
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((THEN THERE'S JUST A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT PROCEDURES, DIFFERENT METHODS, DIFFERENT PROSECUTOR PRIORITIES. SO IT'S JUST BEEN A REALLY GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.))
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While Sorenson has filled his free time snorkling and SCUBA diving, Burnham says Roanoke fairs well in comparison to the island paradise she left behind.
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((I FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED SUCH SURPRISE, "WHY WOULD I COME TO ROANOKE?" DON'T APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE HERE. ))
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Burnham has three more weeks to enjoy what she calls a "charming town with a 'sense of place.'"
She and Sorenson have apparently started something.
The Justice Department may create an exchange PROGRAM, based on their experience.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Plains-Storm


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It may be spring, but it doesn't look that way in the Midwest.
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Take a look at the blowing snow in Minnesota. It made travel tough there.
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In Both North and South Dakota, the March blizzard brought up to ten inches of snow.
Wind is leaving drifts up to six feet and many stranded cars.
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S-Express


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A Virginia Tech football player is in trouble with the law, the UVa women fall to a bunch of volunteers, plus, Stacy Compton unveils his new WINSTON CUP shop, all that after we check out the Express's first round ECHL playoff schedule with Charlotte.
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S-DelRicco


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Blacksburg police have confirmed that an altercation outside a town night spot has led to charges against Virginia Tech football standout George Delricco.
The senior was arrested early Thursday morning on assault and battery charges.
In a news release yesterday, Police say the linebacker confronted four other students. Police say an exchange of words turned physical. the police report stated that Shawn Elko and Jesse Phillips, two of the student involved, suffered fractures to each of their faces.
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DelRicco was a three year starter at linebacker for the Hokies and led the team in tackles each of the last two seasons with 130 in 1994 and then 137 this past year.
DelRicco has an arraignment date set for March 27th in Blacksburg general court.
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S-UVA


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Virginia's Road to the women's final four hit a road block yesterday that was put up by some talented Volunteers. tennessee came from behind to beat UVa 52-46 in Charlottesville in the East regional Championship.
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UVa's tamaya walker was tough early. She nails this jumper to put her Lady cavs on top 21-9 with 7 minutes left in the first half.
The lady Vols got some steady play from Abbie Conklin, She knocks down this shot to pull UT within 10.
Tennessee trailed 27-14 at the half and was down as many as 17 after intermission.
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But Pat head Summit's troops came back. Chamique Holdsclaw scores this basket to give her Vols a 44-43 advantage; completing a 10-OH run.
And UT advances to the final four with the 52-46 win.
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S-NBA


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The Spurs drained the Nets tonight on the NBA hard wood 95 to 88.
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San Antonio won it's 14th in a row despite shooting 37 percent. The man of the hour...the Spurs shawn Elliott. he knocked down 37 points on the night.
David Robinson added 17 rebounds in san Antonio's 50th win.
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S-Detroit


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Safe to say, the Detroit Red Wings are the Chicago Bulls of the NHL. After beating Anaheim 5-1 tonight; the Wings are 56 and 12 on the season.
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The Western Conference's central Division leader jumped out to a 3-nothing advantage on Vladamir Konstantinov's 13th goal on the season.
Was it a physical game. You judge for yourself...lefts and rights flying!
Detroit's went up 4-nothing. Sergui Fedreov netted his 34th goal of the season on the assist from Paul Coffey and detroit cruises to the 4 goal win, now the numbers.
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S-Score


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Sports tease


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More sports headed your way tonight, when we come back, two major leage veteran pitchers call it quits,
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while a veteran late model stock car driver is just starting up....a winston cup career.
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S-Dibble


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A couple of diamond notes to go over. A former Nasty Boy is hanging up his cleats at age 32.
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Veteran relief pitcher Rob Dibble announced his retirement today.
The 32-year old Dibble was trying to make the team with the Chicago Cubs.
He had been out most of past two season following surgery on his right shoulder in 1994.
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One of Dibble's former teammates with the Cincinnati Reds also announced his retirement today.
Thirty-five year old Tom Browning has had arm problems for the last two seasons.

S-Compton


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Stacy Compton is a South Boston track champion. He's been named the most popular driver at two tracks five times as alate model stock car driver.
This season; he is making the jump to Winston Cup. Recently; he unveiled his new shop to the public.
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(( Not having a single sponsor for the multi million dollar Winston Cup price tag makes Stacy Compton's purpose this racing season simple. ((STACY COMPTON:))
Wait a minute?? How can this late model stock car driver talk about competing for Winston Cup rookie of the year honors when he's never even made a cup race?
((STACY COMPTON::))
Stacy does pocess the handsome looks sponors like and taking the Dale carnegie public speaking course has improved his already solid communication skills. ((COMPTON:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((COMPTON:))
Compton's team is owned by Dean Monroe. The 19 thousand square foot facility is headquartered in Lynchburg and the team has already put in the time to get it up and running. ((DEAN MONROE/TEAM OWNER:))
All 9 cars and his equipment were purchased from A.G. Dillard; the team Ward Burton used to drive for. The former South Boston track champion and New River race winner will test at Martinsville April 3rd and 4th. ((:))
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Oscars


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Tonight is the night Hollywood honors its best and brightest.
And if early results hold up it could be a night for it's bravest.
Mel Gibson's epic picture has already taken three early Oscars.
Here with all the latest is Manuel Gallegus.
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