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(( RUSSELL WESTON, SR. FATHER OF RUSSELL WESTON; I APOLOGIZE TO THE WHOLE NATION, TO ALL 260 MILLION PEOPLE, THAT OUR SON WOULD CAUSE ALL THIS, I'M SO VERY SORRY. ))
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Suspected gunman Russell Weston is officially charged today in the killing of two Capitol police officers.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And its powerball mania as the jackpot hits a record high.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Capitol-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
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Congress began the day honoring two murdered Capitol police officers.
Lawmakers are voting on a resolution in memory of Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, who were gunned down Friday inside the Capitol.
The two men's bodies will lie in the Capitol Rotunda tomorrow, a rare honor for someone other than a president or national figure.
The accused gunman will be formally charged today.
Lee Cowan is in Washington with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Russell Weston, Sr./Suspect's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Chief Gary Albrecht/Capitol Hill Police;]
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((

CAPITOL HILL IS A CITY WITHIN A CITY---A SMALL COMMUNITY OF

PEOPLE WHO RETURN TO A CRIME SCENE TODAY, KNOWING BUSINESS IS FAR FROM USUAL.
FOR THOSE WHO COME TO VISIT IT'S HARD ENOUGH -- FOR THOSE WHO WORK HERE, PARTICULARLY OUTSIDE THE OFFICE WHERE THE TERROR ENDED, IT'S ALMOST UNBEARABLE.
FRIDAY IT'S THE FIRST DAY BACK AFTER FRIDAY'S DEADLY SHOOTING THAT LEFT TWO VETERAN OFFICERS , JACOB CHESNUT AND JOHN GIBSON FATALLY WOUNDED. THE SUSPECT, RUSSEL WESTON CONTINUES TO IMPROVE, NOW LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION - UNDER GUARD -- IN A WASHINGTON HOSPITAL. PHYSICALLY, HE IS FEELING BETTER, DOCTORS SAY - MENTALLY, HIS PARENTS CONTINUE TO FEEL WORSE.
RUSSELL WESTON SR.//SUSPECT'S FATHER:
"I apologize to the American people --- so very sorry."


OVER THE WEEKEND, TOURISTS STREAMED INTO THE CAPITOL MANY
STOPPING TO LEAVE BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS, ACCOMPNAIED BY NOTES --- A QUITE

MOMENT OUTSIDE ONE OF THE BUSIEST AND WELL KNOWN BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD --
IN AN UNPRECEDENTED MOVE, TOMORROW, THE CASKETS OF BOTH SLAIN OFFICERS WILL LYE UNDER THE VERY DOME THEY LOST THEIR LIVES PROTECTING - A TRADITION THAT STARTED WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- THE HIGHEST HONOR FOR THOSE WHO PAID THE HIGHEST PRICE FOR SERVICE.
GARY ALBRECHT//CHIEF CAPITOL HILL POLICE: "Like all these things - now we know we are loved, very greatly."

"Tomorrow afternoon, the Rotunda will be closed to the public for half an hour, allowing a private service for the officers, attended by their families, members of congress, and the President and Vice President. Then both will leave capitol hill for the last time, on their way to separate burials. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Capitol Hill back to you in the studio."))



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[E-NRA-Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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The shooting has some calling for tougher gun control laws. And that has some local gun advocates concerned.
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[VO-NAT]


Russell Weston is accused of killing two Capitol police officers.
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The National Rifle Association points out that Weston already broke the law when he apparently took the gun from a relative.
Weston is a former mental patient and cannot legally have a gun.
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A local N-R-A member says the focus should be on tightened security at the Capitol not tougher gun control laws.
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((RON YOUNG/NRA AND GOA MEMBER; I THINK THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THIS, IF THIS GENTLEMAN, AND I USE THE TERM GENTLEMAN LOOSELY. A TERRORIST COULD HAVE DONE THIS WITH EVEN MORE FIREPOWER AND BETTER WEAPONS AND MAY HAVE BEEN MORE ORGANIZED AND BETTER TRAINED. SO THEY COULD HAVE DONE A WHOLE LOT MORE DAMAGE. MAYBE THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THEIR SECURITY AND NOT JUST TRYING TO LIMIT THE HONEST CITIZEN.))
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Young says violent people with criminal intentions will find ways and means to kill if that is their mission.
Weston is in serious condition recovering from his gunshot wounds.

[Clinton-Starr]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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Time may be running out for President Clinton's lawyers.
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They're hoping to work out a deal so Mr. Clinton won't have to testify in person before the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
President Clinton, who is in the southwest, may be called to testify as early as tomorrow.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


But tomorrow's scheduled ceremony for the slain Capitol officers could prompt Kenneth Starr's office to delay testimony.
Starr's subpoena is believed to be the first ever seeking to bring a sitting President before a federal grand jury.


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[at&t-telecom]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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The biggest phone carriers in the U-S and Britain are joining forces.
Kimberly Dozier has details on this mega-deal.
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[SUPER=01-John Zeglis/AT&T President; :12]
[SUPER=01-Sir Peter Bonfield/British Telecom CEO; :34]
[SUPER=01-Chris Godsmark/Telecom Analyst; :54]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:14]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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From Nebraska to Connecticut, people are waiting in long lines for the chance to become a multi- millionaire.
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Officials estimate Wednesday's Powerball jackpot will be 250 million dollars.
The odds of winning are 80 million to one.
Powerball tickets are sold in the District of Columbia and 20 states, including West Virginia.
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[E-Deputy-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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The Campbell County deputy stabbed by a suspect on Saturday is now in stable condition.
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[VO-NAT]
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Deputy Rodney Thompson was stabbed in his left shoulder after chasing a suspect down Timberlake Road.
Thompson and other police were responding to a complaint from an audio store employee, who said a customer was acting strangely.
Thompson caught up with the man and recovered a handgun.
The man then ran and a chase and struggle ensued.
Shortly after stabbing the officer, the suspect was taken to the Lynchburg Jail.
The deputy was than transported to a local hospital.
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((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: CERTAINLY IT'S UPSETTING TO THE DEPARTMENT AND FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. THE CRIMINAL PORTION OF THIS CASE IS BEING HANDLED BY THE LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND WE'VE TAKEN PRECAUTIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN PEOPLE.))
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[VO-NAT]

Police arrested 22-year old Allen Hawkins of Rustburg. He's being held without bond and is charged with attempted capital murder.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Jessie Jackson's medical condition is improving.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


Last week a fire broke out on the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy.
Now it's dropped anchor at a Virginia port for repairs.
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[Jackson]


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The Reverend Jesse Jackson's medical condition is improving today.
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Doctors in Chicago have upgraded his condition to good, while treating him for bronchial asthma.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


The 56-year-old Jackson checked into the hospital coughing and wheezing over the weekend.
One of his son's says his father got sick on a trip to Africa.
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((JONATHAN JACKSON/SON: WHEN HE RETURNED FROM AFRICA ON TUESDAY AND BIT MUCH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ))
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Doctors will decide today whether to let Jackson go home.
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The Carnival cruise ship that caught fire last week has made its way from Miami to Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Off Newport News;]


The cruise ship Ecstasy arrived at a repair facility in Newport News yesterday.
Work crews will fix the fire-damaged stern, the ship will be out of service until at least August third.
Two Roanoke teenagers and a woman from Covington were among the passengers on the ship when it caught fire off the coast of Florida.
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[6-Henry-Development]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Henry County officials say a candy bar and a creative ad campaign are raising hopes for sweet economic success.
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Launched as the DuPont plant was closing, the ads featured Oh Henry candy bars and the theme, "We're Hungry for Work."
Sherry Ramsey, executive director of the Patrick Henry Development Council says the ads have generated lots of interest, and a number of serious leads.
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((SHERRY RAMSEY/PATRICK HENRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: ACTUALLY WE'RE WORKING SEVERAL LEADS RIGHT NOW FROM COMPANIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND THEIR COMPANIES INTO THIS AREA, SO THAT'S VERY PROMISING. AND ALSO WE JUST DID A DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN TO 8700 COMPANIES IN PLASTICS AND ELECTRONICS, SO WE'RE STILL GETTING PHONE CALLS ON THAT AND STILL DOING A LOT OF FOLLOW-UP, BUT WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT IT. I THINK IT'S VERY POSITIVE FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Oh Henry campaign was conceived by the Roanoke firm, John Lambert Associates... It was carried out with the permission of Nestle, the manufacturer of the Oh Henry candy bars.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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It's amazing what a little paint and some elbow grease can do.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


This is the new-and-improved daycare center at the Y-W-C-A in Danville.
The upgrade is thanks to the Pittsylvania County Community Action Summer Youth Program.
A group of teenagers worked for six weeks to design this mural, paint the room, and build shelves.
The young workers say they learned a lot about themselves and hard work.
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((KUSHANA GALLOWAY/SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM: IT WAS GREEN AND WHITE WHEN WE CAME IN AND WE PAINTED IT BLUE AND WE WORKED HARD TO GET DONATIONS EVERYTHING IN HERE IS DONATED FROM THE WOOD, TO PAINT, PAPER, EVERYTHING YOU SEE THAT'S IN HERE WE HAD TO BUY JUST A LITTLE BIT OF THE STUFF THOUGH.))
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The Y-W-C-A in Danville is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Roy Stanley will check in from Frostburg Maryland, as Redskins training camp gets underway.
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And we'll find out how some toy banks are becoming much more valuable than they money they hold.
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[E-Texaco-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-43]
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Gas station customers may be able to get their money's worth at the pumps by purchasing collectibles inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In 1984, Texaco stations introduced truck coin banks.
They've done an annual series of the banks ever since.
Texaco officials say the inaugural trucks are now worth over a thousand dollars.
The market value for Texaco airplane replicas, which were introduced five years ago, appears to have also gone up.
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[IN Q=AT THE TIME]

((E. DUANE HOWARD/VA. AERONAUTICAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY; AT THE TIME YOU COULD HAVE PICKED THIS BANK UP AT YOUR LOCAL STATION FOR PROBABLY 15 TO 20 DOLLARS. I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO BUY A NUMBER OF THEM FOR ABOUT 30 DOLLARS. AND OVER THE YEARS UP UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME, THEY NOW HAVE A VALUE OF APPROXIMATELY 300 DOLLARS.))
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[VO-NAT]

The die-cast models are smaller scales of the planes used by Texaco back in the late 20's and 30's and have quite a bit of history behind them. You can learn more about these planes and others at a program sponsored by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society August 10th.
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[E-Bike-Trails]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]

The latest attraction at Explore Park is on the road to success-- thanks to well-constructed hiking and biking trails.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That according to a member of the International Mountain Bicycling Association. The group served as consultants to park officials last October on how to construct bike trails. The association made a return visit this weekend to give a few lessons on building mountain bike trails and to look at last year's work. One trail builder says the park's trails work well with the environment.
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((MIKE RITER/IMBA MEMBER; WE WOULDN'T PUT OUT A TRAIL THAT IS GOING TO NEGATIVELY EFFECT THE ENVIRONMENT. SO AS FAR AS THIS TRAIL GOES, IT'S FINE. IT LAYS, WHAT WE CALL, LIGHTLY ON THE LAND.))
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[VO-NAT]

Riter says the next step is to make the trails user-friendly. All of the trails were built with the help of volunteers. The second phase of building 10 to 15 miles of new trails begins in October.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was down 25- and-a half points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, Jeff Gordon comes home from Pennsylvania a winner.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, the Redskins head up to Maryland to prepare for the upcoming NFL season.
Roy Stanley is there, and we'll have a report, when News 7 at noon continues.
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[McGwire]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
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Fourty-four down, and eighteen to go. The McGwire-Maris watch continued last night at Coors Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO;]


McGwire's quest even gets him the support of fans on the road.
Top of the fourth, look out- It's a four-hundred-fifty foot blast off Colorado's John Thomson. Cards up 1-nothing.
With that shot, McGwire breaks the Cardinals single season home run record set fifty-eight years ago.
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[Anchor=Patrick]
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In Chicago, Sammy Sosa hit homer number 38 to lead the Cubs over the Giants.[Race]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
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He drives number 24, and he picked up career win number 34 yesterday at Pocono. It was Jeff Gordon's fifth win of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
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Ward Burton started on the pole yesterday afternoon, but before the cars hit turn one Rusty Wallace had passed him from the third position.
Gordon would spend most of the race looking in the rearview mirror and Dale Earnhardt gave him an eyeful with a little nudge to take the lead.
Then Earnhardt gets into another shoving match- this time with Chad Little, and Jeremy Burton to trigger a multi-car pileup.
The leaders pitted with 36 laps to go. Gordon elected to just go with 2 tires instead of four- a move that paved the way to victory lane.
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((JEFF GORDON/34 CAREER WINS:))
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Mark Martin was second, Jeff Burton third, Bobby Labonte fourth, and Dale Jarrett fifth. Earnhardt finished in seventh place.

[Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
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An accident on another track yesterday proved deadly for three racing fans. Six more spectators were injured when pieces of a car flew into the stands at the U-S 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, MI;]


A car driven by Adrian Fernandez of Mexico slid into the wall on lap 125 at the Brooklyn, Michigan, track.
His right front tire and pieces of the suspension broke off, flying into the stands.
Fernandez suffered bruised knees. It was the first spectator death at the track since 1969.
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[Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-25 tc 20:07]
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The N-F-L is gearing up for a new season, and Roy Stanley caught up with the Washington Redskins as they made their way to training camp.
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[SUPER=01-Charley Casserly/Redskins General Manager; :19]
[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dana Stubblefield/Skins Defensive Tackle; :55]
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