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Next on News 7-
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Fire in downtown Lynchburg tonight- in a buidling that houses several businesses.
A gas line blows up in Indianapolis setting fire to 50 homes.
Plus First Union's buying Signet bank.
And a green light for that new exit off 581 near the mall.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
First Union's a big bank that's getting even bigger.
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The bank is acquiring Richmond Based Signet bank-
First Union will move its regional headquarters out of Roanoke.
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Tired of congestion at the 581- Valley View mall interchange- Today Roanoke Council gives thumbs up to a new exit near the mall.
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Plus a fresh crew will conduct the space walk to repair the damaged Mir Space Station.
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And the dog days of summer- are looking cool. We'll show you the top dogs in one competition.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

L'burg-Fire


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Heavy smoke is filling the skies over Lynchburg as firefighters are struggling at this hour to contain a blaze that is gutting a downtown building.
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The first call went out around 9:15 after smoke was spotted coming from this building at 860 Church Street.
The three- story structure is home to Dawson- Ford- Garbee Real Estate, Preston- Hopkins Printing company, and the Marshall Lodge.
Six engine companies and two ladder trucks have been called in to fight the blaze.
The fire has broken through the roof, and just a short while ago, fire commanders ordered all of the crews out of the building to attack the blaze from the outside.
Heavy damage can be seen on the first floor offices of the real estate company.
Smoke from the fire is activating other alarms in nearby buildings.
It is not known whether anyone was inside when the fire broke out.
We will have more information about the blaze on News7 Mornin'.
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Fire


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A gas pipeline explodes setting dozens of homes on fire-
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;

and killing one woman. The pipe blew up this afternoon on the north end of Indianapolis.
Six homes were destroyed- 50 others are damaged.
The woman's body was found in one of the burned out homes.
Construction workers using a backhoe apparently ruptured a gas main- It's unclear what caused the gas to ignite.
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Signet


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For the second time in a month, a ground shaking deal rocks Virginia's banking industry.
This time it involves First Union, which already has a large presence here.

Len Besthoff reports there are two big questions about the acquisition of Signet.
How will it affect this area? And, are more bank mergers on the way in Virginia?
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(( First Union says its purchase of Richmond based Signet will not have a big effect on its 2000- plus workforce in the Roanoke Valley.
But the Charlotte based bank will move its regional headquarters out of Roanoke.
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((BEN JENKINS/FIRST UNION REGIONAL PRESIDENT: WE'RE MOVING PROBABLY 25 OR 30 MANAGEMENT POSITIONS FROM HERE TO RICHMOND. WE'LL HEADQUARTER THE COMPANY THERE. I THINK IT MAKES SENSE FROM A CENTRALIZATION. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN RICHMOND, AND NORTH TO WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE.))
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The city did get some good news though, learning that the bank will transfer 200 jobs into vacant space in the First Union Tower downtown.
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((PHIL SPARKS/ROANOKE CHIEF ECON. DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH FIRST UNION FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS, AND THIS HAS COME ABOUT DUE TO THE GROWTH IN JOBS AT THE OPERATIONS CENTER IN ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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First Union isn't the only bank growing in Virginia.
Wachovia, one of First Union's main rivals, recently made a big splash here, purchasing two banks in a month's time.
Now just two Virginia based banks are left; Crestar, and First Virginia.
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((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: THE SPECULATION IS THAT SOMEBODY IS NOT GONNA LET WACHOVIA AND FIRST UNION TAKE OVER VIRGINIA. SOMEBODY ELSE IS GONNA LOOK AT CRESTAR OR FIRST VIRGINIA.))
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The folks that follow this market closely have a handful of out- of- state- suitors on the short list.
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((CLARKE: PNC BANK, BANCONE, THE NEW YORK BANKS.))
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((And takeover speculation about First Virginia and Crestar has apparently already begun. After the latest round of trading, both stocks were up well over two- dollars- a- share. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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Getting back to First Union and Signet, both banks want to point out that Signet customers should not notice any major changes in their bank service, besides a different name.
The banks hope to complete the deal by the end of this year.

city-council


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Roanoke city officials have been trying for years...
And today city council approved a new interchange from I-581 to Valley View Mall.
As Andrew Frieden reports, the road will alleviate traffic on Hershberger Road, and provide another way into the mall for shoppers.
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((Parents and residents voiced opposition one last time--
Parents say the path of the road- which comes within 60 feet of the Huff Lane School-- is unsafe for students,
While neighborhood residents argue it will lower their property values.
But for the first time, a Huff Lane resident spoke out publicly IN FAVOR of the road.
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((PATTY MARTIN: I SUPPORT THE ROAD, AND I SUPPORT THE CHANGES THAT WILL OCCUR AT HUFF LANE, THEY ARE POSITIVE CHANGES AND I THINK THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THOSE CHANGES.))
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Patty Martin isn't just a resident, she's a parent and teacher at the school.
She says improvements promised by the city will outweigh any negative effects of having a road so close..
Superintendent of Schools Wayne Harris agrees.
He says another school, Oakland Elementary, is just 88 feet from Williamson Road.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:I'VE SPOKEN TO THE SECRETARY WHOSE BEEN THERE 15 YEARS. AND SHE'S NOT HAD REGISTERED ANY COMPLAINTS FROM A PARENT, STAFF, OR STUDENTS ABOUT THE ILL EFFECTS OF THAT TRAFFIC. ))
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Mayor Bowers said before the successful vote, that Superintendent Harris's testimony convinced him no students will be put in danger.
Construction on Valley View extended is slated to begin this November.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))

O'Dell


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Convicted murderer Joseph O'Dell had the Pope make a plea for him.
And now, an Italian delegation made the case at the Virginia State Capitol.
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European Parliament officials even admit Joseph O'Dell's guilty of crimes.
But they think he's innocent of the one for which he's sentenced to die on Wednesday.
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((LEOLUCA ORLANDO/EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MEMBER: WHEN A PARLIAMENT, AS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT...STOP THIS EXECUTION.))
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The Governor's already said overwhelming forensic evidence proves O'Dell's guilt in a 1985 rape and murder in Virginia Beach.
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L'burg-Murder


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A 17-year old boy is in custody, charged with Lynchburg's first murder of 1997.
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31-year old Steven W. Withers was shot to death near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets last Tuesday.
Police have "not" discussed a possible motive for his killing.
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Early Saturday, a Lynchburg officer stopped a taxicab for a routine traffic violation.
They detained the teen who was riding with another man in the cab.
The teen was later charged with Withers' murder.
He's being held in Lynchburg's juvenile detention center.

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Still to come on our newscast, a quick defense case for the woman accused of trying to extort money from actor Bill Cosby,
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and from Alleghany County, a couple of enviromental activists are laying down on the job to prevent loggers from doing their's.
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Cunanan


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The manhunt for suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan means tougher security at Fashion Week in New York.
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While Calvin Klein was showing his mens line inside- men in black suits stood outside checking I-D's of photographers and reporters.
The security comes after designer Gianni Versace was gunned down last week.
Meanwhile the search goes on for Cunanan- who police say may now be dressed as a woman.
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((RICHARD BARETTO/MIAMI BEACH POLICE CHIEF: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO HIDE SO I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST HIM TO DO ANYTHING THAT MIGHT DISGUISE HIS IDENTITY.))
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The FBI confirms it is warning celebrities and wealthy gays who might know Andrew Cunanan that their lives could be in danger.
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Cosby


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Damaging audiotape from Autumn Jackson's mother was played in court.
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Jackson is the woman accused of extorting money from Bill Cosby-
Jackson's mother is apparently warning one of her daughters co-conspirators- that what her daughter was doing was illegal.
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((IF SHE WAS JUST GOING TO GO TELL HER STORY THAT'S WHAT SHE SHOULD HAVE DONE, BUT BY CALLING HIM AND CALLING HIS ATTORNEY AND TALKING AND SAYING IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME THIS MONEY THEN I'M GONNA DO THAT, IT'S CALLED EXTORTION.))
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Jackson claims she's Cosby's daughter.
She's accused of threatening to go the tabloids if Cosby did not pay her 40 million dollars.
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Defense lawyers showed a video of Cosby meeting Jackson for the first time in 1991- putting his arm around her.
They only called just one witness- Autumn Jackson's grandmother- before resting their case.

Logging-Protest


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A contract to cut down trees in George Washington National Park has some environmental activists up in arms.
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In fact two people with the Shenandoah Eco-system Defense Group bound themselves to the road today.
The human blockade prevented loggers from continuing construction.
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((JASON HALBERT/SEDG ACTIVIST: SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK THIS IS EXTREME PUTTING YOURSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD..BUT WE'VE GONE TO COURT. WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS..WE'VE DONE THAT FOR TEN YEARS.. IT DOESN'T WORK. THEY CONTINUE TO CUT TREES FOR PRIVATE PROFIT ))
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The contract by Georgia Pacific will cut down TREES on 187 acres of forrest.
Authorities say its only a matter of time before construction continues again.
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((WOODY LIPPS/JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST LAW OPERATION: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A FEW TREES.. WE HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO PURSUE LOGGING IN THIS AREA AND WE'LL DO THAT. IF WE DON'T DO IT TODAY WE'LL DO IT TOMORROW ))
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The activists say they'll continue protesting for as long as it takes.
Forestry Officials are looking into a way to get the protestors removed.
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Green


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Former animal breeder Valery Green faces up to six months in jail after she was found guilty of threatening to burn a house to the ground.
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Green is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow.
The prosecution wants to check her record to make sure she doesn't have any prior felonies.
Defense Attorney Chris Tuck says her past convictions are misdemeamors, and he doesn't think she'll serve any time behind bars.
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((CHRISTOPHER TUCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I BELIEVE IT WILL COME BACK CALLING FOR NO JAIL TIME AND BY GETTING THE ONE FELONY DISMISSED TODAY, WE WERE ABLE TO REMOVE THE LARGE POSSIBILITY OF HER GOING TO JAIL.))
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A Montgomery County judge found Green guilty today of threatening to torch the homes of Liz McKinney and her sister when they refused to drop civil and criminal charges against Green.
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((LIZ MCKINNEY/FALLING BRANCH KENNEL:YES I WAS AFRAID AFTER SHE THREATENED TO BURN ME OUT. I WOULDN'T LEAVE MY HOUSE FOR MONTHS WITHOUT LEAVING SOMEONE THERE IN CHARGE TO WATCH THAT MY HOUSE WASN'T BURNED DOWN. ))
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The alleged intimidation by Green resulted after Green took a dog from McKinney's kennel which was to be spade.
Green instead bred the dog, McKinney says to benefit from the sale of the puppies.
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Mail-America


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A company that was on the verge of bankruptcy three years ago is now expanding and bringing more than one hundred new jobs to Bedford County.
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Mail America broke ground today for a 70-thousand square foot expansion that will double the size of its Forest facility.
The direct mail processing firm has been turning away orders because it doesn't have space to handle them.
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((DAN REBER/MAIL AMERICA PRESIDENT: WE NEED TO ADD THE SPACE BASICALLY TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE. WE'VE GOT TO CHANGE OUR PRODUCTION LINES AROUND, AND WHEN WE DO THAT WE CAN PICK UP MORE BUSINESS FROM OUR EXISTING CUSTOMERS. DOUBLING THE SIZE OF OUR OPERATION IS GOING TO ALSO DOUBLE OUR SALES.))
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(REE-Bur) Reber helped found Mail America in 1982, but sold the company in 1993.
He took over again two years later and saved the business from bankruptcy.
The expansion should be completed by this fall.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a piece of American history takes a quick trip out to sea,
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and the Russian government makes an crucial decision concerning repairs to the crippled space station MIR.
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Mir


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A fresh crew will conduct the space walk on the damaged Mir Space station.
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The Russians made the decision saying a new team of cosmonauts will reach Mir next month to do the job.
NASA says its an excellent plan-
The space walk was scheduled for this week, but Russian space officials say the crew aboard is too exhausted to undertake the task.
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Tobacco


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A tobacco industry turncoat testifies that smoking is deadly and addictive.
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Liggitt Group owner Bennet LedBow took the stand in a major secondhand smoke trial.
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((ATTORNEY: DOES CIGARETTE SMOKING CAUSE LUNG CANCER, HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE AND EMPHYSEMA? BENNETT LEBOW/LIGGETT GROUP OWNER: BASED UPON THE REVIEW OF THESE CERTAIN DOCUMENTS MY ATTORNEYS HAVE REVIEWED AT MY REQUEST, BASED UPON MY OWN LAYMAN'S KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT I SEE IN THE POPULAR PRESS AND VARIOUS REPORTS I READ ABOUT AND MY OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS,THE ANSWER IS YES. ))
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60-thousand flight attendants are suing over exposure to secondhand smoke.
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The New York Yankees Mark Whitten was in jail last night in Milwaukee.
Neither police nor New York officials are elaborating on the arrest, except to confirm that the charge is that of sexual assault.
The 30 year outfielder was arrested on this the Yanks final day of a four game series in Milwaukee.
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S-Avalanche


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The Salem Avalanche came into last night's Carolina League action three games behind Kinston in the southern division.
Kinston will be in Salem next Monday night, but this Monday the team was busy

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closing out a seven game home stand at Salem Memorial, against Prince William.
And forget about the saying -"Good things come to those who wait" - as Salem got six runs in the first. Tal Light's single past third base plates Garrett Neubart and it's 1-to-nothing.
Later in the inning, Kyle Howser will blast a single to right field scoring Forry Wells as Salem takes a 4-to-nothing lead.
Salem would bat around in the inning with Neubart knocking in Vicente Garcia
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on the fielder's choice.
The Avalanche takes a 6-to-nothing lead and goes on to win big 8 to 3.
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S-Braves


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The National League East Division leading Atlanta Braves won their 63rd game of the year today by beating the Dodgers at Turner Field.
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Mike Piazza and his Dodgers were laid back in the dugout.
Trailing 2-nothing in the third - LA's Raul Mondesi turns the deficit into a windfall by jacking by hitting this 3 run homer off Tom Glavine. It's 3-to-2 Dodgers.
Then; Atlanta's Fred Mcgriff takes his turn in the homerun derby with a solo homerun. The Braves edge Los Angeles 5-4 in 10 innings.
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S-Trade


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Off the field yesterday, the Phillies traded 13 year veteran catcher Darren Daulton to Florida.
This Phil shipped the often injured catcher to the Marlins in exchange for minor league outfielder Billy McMillon.
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S-Rage


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The Richmond Rage of the American Basketball League has also officially traded cities.
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The Rage played last season in Richmond and almost won the league championship as it finished second.
But league officials were disappointed with ticket sales and Richmond's relatively small market size.
So, yesterday the team officially shifted its home base to Philadelphia.
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S-Sanders


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Barry Sanders didn't get a new team or a new city yesterday but he did get a new contract with the Lions.
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Detroit inked the future hall of famer to a five year deal worth more than 34 million dollars. That makes him the highest paid player in the game with a salary at just under 6 million a season.
Sanders went through his first practice yesterday, and he was a welcome site for first year Lions' boss Bobby Ross, the former VMI Keydet.
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Sports Tease


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More football is straight ahead tonight on News 7, as we head back up to
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Frostburg, Maryland and check in with the elusive Terry Allen and get his thoughts on the Redskins two back offense that is in the works for this season.
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S-Allen


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The Washington Redskins are now one day into their first full week of training camp up in Frostburg.
And one of the things the offense is tinkering with is the two back offense.
It's a wrinkle that should benefit Terry Allen and his backups.
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(( Despite his off the field escapades that have seen him wreck a Ferrari at 133 miles an hour, Terry Allen is not trying out for Julius Erving's new NASCAR team.
In fact, with a four year $14 million dollar contract and two straight 13 hundred rushing year, Allen couldn't be more comfortable with the Skins. ((TERRY ALLEN/REDSKINS TAILBACK:))
The former Clemson star's story is an amazing one. Three years ago most thought his NFL career was over, when he blew out both of his knees while playing for the Vikings. ((ALLEN:))
After breaking John Riggins single season rushing record last year no one is questioning his knees any more. But with the rapid development of second year Stephen Davis from Auburn, the Skins are looking to break out of their patented one back set and play both at the same time.)) ((STEPHEN DAVIS/REDSKINS RUNNING BACK:)) ((ALLEN:))
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WIPE TO PINNACLE FULL SCREEN 1020
And as our stories from Frostburg, Maryland continue this week, we also will begin bringing you reports from Spartanburg, South Carolina as Steve Mason hooks up the Carolina Panthers at Wofford College starting this Wednesday night.
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S-Golf


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The Roanoke Valley golf Association's 36 hole junior event winds up at Countryside today.
But today at Blue Hills Travis Horak from North Cross had the low round of the first round with a four under par 67.
He leads the under 18 division, while Lee taylor is on top in the under 16 group. Lee had a 68 today.
Michael Kidd leads the nine and under midget division, while Matthew Gregory is on top in the under 6 pee-wee division.

Ironsides


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America's oldest commissioned warship took it's first trip in over a century.
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It's been 116 years since the U-S-S Constitution sailed under its own power.
The trip commemorates the ship's 200th anniversary.
With a large American flag flying behind it, Old Ironsides took a 60 minute tour of the Massachusetts Bay.
Retired newsman Walter Cronkite took the helm for part of the journey.
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The dog days of summer
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are looking cool in the Northwest.
This cool hound is just one of many competing in the annual Bassett Hound Olympics.
Among the top competitors- a pumpkin hound-
A hound who was just "clowing" around.
And a bassett bee-
The contest makes money for basset rescue progrms-
The bee buzzed away as the top dog in this contest. (----------------)