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Coming up next-
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A Comair plane crashes in Michigan- We'll have a report from the scene.
Plus the latest on a project to stop flooding in one local city.
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Plus a long list of school closings and delays for tomorrow.
And Robin tells us what to expect on the roads when you wake up.
News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
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SUPER=03-Ida, MI;


The investigation is just beginning into the deadly crash of a commuter plane outside Detroit.
All 29 people on board the Comair flight were killed. The twin-engine plane was on its way from Cincinnati to Detroit- It went down in a snowstorm just before dusk.
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;


A town meeting in Boulder Colorado tonight focuses on the murder of six year old.
Police are answering questions on the death of JanBonet Ramsey. Police today also revealed a 911 call was made from the family home days before the murder.
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Join us for news 7 at Eleven.

Schools


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The storm is over, but the ice is still around.
That's causing- delays and cancellations all around the region.
Here's the complete list for the school delays and closings for Friday.
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Jean reads SCHOOLWATCH from the boards
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Ax-Salem


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Two people were injured tonight after an accident on an icy bridge.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


The crash happened just before nine on Route 419 in Salem.
The driver skidded across the median and over a 50 foot embankment after apparently hitting a patch of ice.
The car landed just short of the railroad tracks underneath the overpass.
Both the driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital where their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
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Meanwhile authorities in our area are reporting that most primary roads are in good condition tonight.
However they caution there are still icy patches on secondary roads in many areas.

Plane-Crash


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A commuter plane trying to land in a snowstorm nosedived into a field- killing 29 people.
The ComAir plane was on its way from Cincinnati to Detroit- when it crashed in a Michigan field.
Michael O'Mara has details.
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(( THE EMBRAER 1-20 Twin-engine commuter plane crashed near the town of Ida, Michigan...south of Detroit.
It was apparently trying to land during a snowstorm.
The accident shortly before dusk killed all of the 26 passengers and 3 crew members on board.
Witnesses said the plane slammed into the ground and broke into pieces...strewing wreckage across the field.
SHAUN GELB/WITNESS..MUSHROOM CLOUD AND FIRE.
Emergency workers arrived and started looking for survivors.
Reports so far have shown the pilot gave no sign of trouble during landing preparations for detroit metro airport.
The National Transportation Safety Board...the N-T-S-B...has an investigative team on the way to the scene.
JIM HALL/CHAIRMAN NTSB INVESTIGATION WILL BE FOLLOWING NEW GUIDELINES
The F-B-I has also made their way onto the scene and hopefully someone will be able find some answers to yet another air tragedy.
This is Michael O'Mara for CBS News.))

Bassett-Shooting


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A shooting at a Henry County furniture company leaves a woman in critical condition- her boyfriend behind bars.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Authorities have charged 35-year old Timothy Dexter Walton with shooting his girlfriend this morning inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant.
Investigators say Walton apparently left his work station, pulled out a sawed off shotgun, and fired at least two shots in the direction of his girlfriend.
37-year old Susie Penn is in critical condition after surgery today.
Other employees were in the room at the time, but no one else was injured.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THEY REALLY COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE IN FRONT OF THEM, AT THE SAME TIME, THEY WERE IN FEAR OF THEIR OWN LIFE, SAFETY, SO EVERYONE BEGAN TO FLEE, SO I DON'T THINK THERE WAS REALLY ANYTIME FOR ANYBODY TO REACT, SOME OF THE FOREMAN APPROACHED WHEN THEY REALIZED WHAT WAS GOING ON, THAT'S WHEN I BELIEVE THEY MAY HAVE STARTLED THE YOUNG MAN AND AT THAT TIME, HE SIMPLY BEGAN TO RETREAT. ))
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Walton was arrested inside the plant without incident. He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.
Investigators believe Penn may have been trying to end a relationship with Walton.
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Flood-Wall


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TAPE# 96-99
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Many people in the western U-S are cleaning up after weeks of flooding.
That's something Buena Vista residents know all too well.
The city has been hit by floods in 1969, 85, and then back to back floods in 1995.
Jay Moore has an update on a project that's supposed to stop future river flooding in city.
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(( Buena Vista's flood wall project is in its final stages...about 75 percent complete.
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((JODY BLACKBURN/US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: THERE'S SOME CONCRETE WORK TO DO AND SOME EMBANKMENT WORK TO DO AND SOME MOUNTING OF SOME LARGE GATES. VALVES AND GATES.))
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The gates are made to control the water flow and prevent water from backing up into the city.
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers designed the wall to take on the greatest flood on record.
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((STEPHEN KING/INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE THE 69 FLOOD PLUS THE FACTORS OF SAFETY THERE'S THREE EXTRA FEET OF FREEBOUND ON THE LEVY.))
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The partially completed wall has already had some impact.
King says it stopped the downtown from flooding in '95 but it didn't stop creaks and streams from overflowing.
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((KING: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS AND ARE PURSUING AND HAVE GRANTS TO DO WORK ON THE UNIQUE FLOODING PROBLEM WHICH ARE OUR INTERIOR STREAMS.))
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When the project was started it was estimated to cost 42- million.
Now the pricetag is considerably less at 34 million.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE PROJECT HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND IF MOTHER NATURE COOPERATES IT SHOULD BE FINISHED BY MID- SUMMER. IN BUENA VISTA, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Up next on the newscast, a drug raid nets dozens of arrests in Bedford county,
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And reports out of California tonight say singer Frank Sinatra is much sicker than earlier reported.
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Ramsey


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A town meeting in Boulder Colorado tonight focuses on the murder of a six year old girl.
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Police are answering questions on the death of JanBonet Ramsey.
But they made it clear there is much work to be done.
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((TOM KOBY/BOULDER POLICE CHIEF: IT'S AN INVESTIGATION THAT IS COMPLICATED AND WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO WORK OUT.))
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Police records show a 911 call was made from the house three days before the murder but no one spoke and the caller hung up.
Meanwhile a Denver lab is working on a ransom note- Handwriting experts are anyzling the three page letter.
DNA testing is also underway.
Investigators are trying to figure out who killed JanBonet Ramsey. She was found dead in the family's basement the day after Christmas.
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Sinatra


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Frank Sinatra reportedly suffers from Alzheimers disease.
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SUPER=@file;


NBC quotes two sources close to Sinatra as saying he has the disease. But his spokeswoman denies the report.
Sinatra suffered a heart attack this morning and was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
He is now undergoing treatment- Doctors say his prognosis is good.
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XGR


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TAPE#96-98
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NOT everyone's accepted co-education at Virginia Military Institute.
One Virginia senator says he'd like to see the Justice Department stop "micromanaging" the transition.
Ellen Qualls has that, and other second day highlights of the new General Assembly session.
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((
First he said he was just venting his spleen.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S THE WEAKNESS OF MEN THAT HAS BEEN CREATED WHEN WE SAY TO MEN THAT YOU'VE GOT TO BE AN AGGRESSIVE WARRIOR. BUT WE SAY THAT THIS AGGRESSIVE WARRIOR HAS GOT TO EXIST IN A SOCIAL SLUMBER PARTY. WHEN YOU PUT OIL WITH WATER IT SEPARATES. WHEN YOU PUT MILK WITH CREAM IT SEPARATES. WHEN YOU HAVE GASOLINE AND YOU MIX IT WITH MATCHES IT'S EXPLOSIVE.))
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But when questioned later, Senator Barry said he was laying the groundwork for legislative action.
It's NOT clear what he has in mind.
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It was also Explore Park day at the Assembly.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: USUALLY WHEN THE DELEGATES AND THE SENATORS SEE WHAT EXPLORE'S ALL ABOUT THEY SEE THAT'S IT'S NOT SOME PET PROJECT OF ONE DELEGATE OR ANOTHER.))
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Remember the project was once dubbed Dickieworld, after House Majority Leader and patron saint Dick Cranwell.
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((LINWOOD HOLTON/FORMER GOVERNOR: THOSE THINGS-- THEY'RE MOSTLY DONE IN FUN. AND I DON'T THINK ANY SERIOUS HARM WAS DONE.))
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Today Cranwell left the talking up to the less controversial former Governor.
And a new video helped make the case for three million dollars in water and sewer needs.
Meanwhile, Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum taking the push to overturn a newly discovered medical marijuana law one step further.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: THE ISSUE WAS NOT BROUGHT BY ME. THE ISSUE WAS BROUGHT BY THOSE WHO ...HEROIN, WHICH IS A MUCH MORE DEBILITATING DRUG THAN MARIJUANA.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN SAYS HE WOULD PROBABLY SIGN THE BILL TO REPEAL THE MEDICINAL USE OF MARIJUANA. WE DON'T YET KNOW WHAT HIS STANCE IS ON THE MEDICINAL LEGALIZATION OF HEROIN LAW HE HELPED PASS IN 1988. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Drug-Raids


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More than two dozen suspected drug dealers are behind bars in Bedford County, victims of the latest phase of "Operation Crackdown".
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Six months of undercover investigation culminated in charges against 41 people.
Police say the suspects imported and sold millions of dollars of crack cocaine in Bedford County over the past few years.
The roundup began last night and early this morning, as arrest teams swooped down on some of the county's more notorious drug havens.
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((MIKE BROWN: IN ONE INSTANCE, WE HAD A MOTHER COME IN WITH AN INFANT TO CONDUCT A DRUG DEAL, ANOTHER INSTANCE WE HAVE A JANITOR OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHO WE HAVE ARRESTED TONIGHT. WE HAVEN'T ERASED IT, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN RID OF IT COMPLETELY, BUT I CAN ASSURE THE PEOPLE OF BEDFORD COUNTY WE'VE MADE A BIG DENT IN IT IN THE LAST THREE, THREE AND A HALF, FOUR HOURS.))
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Brown says eight suspects are still at large.
All of those arrested face charges of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine.
At least three of those cases will be prosecuted at the federal level.
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Soft Music Under
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When News 7 at 11 returns, army reservists from Salem prepare to ship to Bosnia,
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and we'll hear what Virginia Tech intends to do with its new found Orange Bowl Money.
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Salem-reserve


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They're in the Army now.
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...regular, active- duty U-S Army soldiers.
Just yesterday they were members of a reserve detachment based in Salem.
Now they're getting ready to ship out Saturday night... on the way to Europe to backup U-S troops headed for Bosnia.
Like most "weekend warriors" around the country, members of this garrison support unit were more intent on their civilian lives- -until Uncle Sam swore them in today as federal troops.
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(( ))
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The unit will be overseas at least four months... maybe as much as NINE months... before returning to Salem.

Dakota-Snow


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Heavy snow is falling in the Dakotas-
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with bitter cold air.
Temperatures are expected to drop to 20 below zero by tomorrow with wind chills as low as 60 below.
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Blowing snow is also a big problem- It's made visibility near zero.
Several highways are closed- South Dakota's Governor prohibited travel on some roads claiming its too treacherous to send out rescue teams.
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S-Score


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S-Tech


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Virginia Tech broke a two game Atlantic 10 losing streak last night beating William and Mary 76 to 41 at the Cassell.
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The Hokies were just happy to be back at the Cassell after the two losses on the road.
With six minutes left in the game Andre Ray steps up and smokes the three pointer and the Hokies led 65 to 41.
The Hokies dominated the half on this play Troy Manns drives to the hoop for two of his 10 points in the game.
The next time down the floor tech pushes it inside to Alvaro Tor he gets the miss and puts it back in and the hokies led by 26.
Tech hit 9 three pointers in the SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/71/William &

Mary/46/;game David Jackson hit five from behind the arc and the Hokies beat William and Mary 71 to 46.
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((DAVID JACKSON/5 THREE POINTERS: )) ((BILL FOSTER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
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SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :17
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S-Radford


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Radford's leading scorer Anthony Walker has left the team temporarly to be with his family after his father died suddenly Without him, the Highlanders fell to UNC-Asheville
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last night at the Demon Center bubble in Radfords' Big South opener.
The Highlanders came out of the blocks quick. Big Eric Bowens, he's a DJ and can groove on the floor as weel. He nails the jumper from near the key to give the Highlanders a 2 pt lead.
The Dogs would come back to tie the game when Kevin Martin drives to the hoop for the easy score.
The Highlanders then went on a 9 to nothing run that started with Eric Parker. He takes the rock inside and goes up hard to the iron and adds two more to the stat sheet.
Then, RU pushes the ball to the perimeter. Cory Reed snaps the bottom
SUPER=33-UNC-Asheville/63/Radford/56;

of the net on the three pointer and the Highlanders lead was now 3.
Radford coach Ron Bradley substitutes and Leslie Ballard answers the call, grabbing his own rebound and scoring, but UNC-Asheville wins it's 5th straight, beating RU 63-56.
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S-Kersee


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


On the womens side, Jacki Joyner Kersee says she's leaving the Richmond Rage of the American Basketball league.
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Kersee wants to divert her focus away from basketball and devote all of her concentration to track and field. She joined the ABL with the understanding that she would play in 28 of the teams 35 regular season games. She leaves having played in 17.
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Sports tease


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Still to come tonight, we will take you deep into the Carolina's to the
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NACAR Media tour and visit with Rick Mast whose new year seems to have great things instore for the Butch Mock driver.
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S-TOUR


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TAPE#ST5-25
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The NASCAR media tour rolled on throughout the Tar Heel State today.
Mike Stevens'a featured guest tonight; Rockbridge Bath's very own Rick Mast.
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Tech-Money


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


It's no secret that major college football bowl appearances are big money ventures.
Over the last few years it's added up to millions for Virginia Tech.
Tracy Altizer gives us a look at where the money goes.
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(( The construction on the Tech campus is hard to ignore.
It's a new track and soccer complex and a women's softball field, which money from the 1995 Sugar Bowl and 1994 Gator Bowl are funding.
That money has also helped in the ACADEMIC arena, as will the 1996 Orange Bowl payout.
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((JEFF BOURNE/ASSOC. ATHLETIC DIR.: WE'VE HELPED IN THE PAST WITH ASSOCIATE POSITIONS, PROFESSORSHIP POSITIONS ON CAMPUS, MAYBE A TECHNICAL PROGRAM, ACADEMIC PROGRAM LIKE WE WORKED WITH LAST YEAR, AND THIS YEAR IT SHOULD BE SOMETHING SIMILAR. ))
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And some of the money has remained in an athletic department cash fund, made possible by bowl earnings. SU With the Orange Bowl earnings included, the reserve for 1997 is projected at four million dollars.
To give you some perspective, Bourne says just the interest on that amount would fund three of Tech's non-revenue sports.SU
So while Nebraska may have scored the big honors in the Orange Bowl, the Hokies still come out winners financially.
Even after travel expenses, Tech brings home more than two million dollars, more than half of which will go to cash reserves.
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((PROBABLY AS MUCH AS 8 OR 900 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THAT MONEY COULD BE TRANSFERRED TO CAPITAL PROJECTS. BUT OUR GOAL IS TO STILL LEAVE AT A MINIMUM 2.2 OR 2.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE RESERVE, MAYBE EVEN UP TO THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN THE RESERVE TO DRAW ON, COLLECT INTEREST ON AND INVEST IT. ))
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game every year. Tracy Altizer, News 7. Or as Bourne says, save for a rainy day, since you can't count on a bowl