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Coming up on News 7-
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Javier Cruz fled to Colombia- while one of his helpers heads to prison.
The dow was down and the gavel was really flying in New York today.
Plus Flat footing- and clogging- we'll take you to the Floyd Jamboree.
And Avalanche highlights- they try to silence the cannons.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
The drug importer who helped Javier Cruz- is heading to prison.
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J-R Castellanos (Ca-tuh-YAW-no) was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.
The 36-year old got credit for accepting responsibility.
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The home where O-J Simpson lived is coming down- New owners took the wrecking ball to the Brentwood estate.
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Remeber the old Lucy Addison High School? These folks do. This weekend a huge reuion as more than 40 classes reunite.
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Plus Robin says a sunny forecast this weekend.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Castellanos]


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J-R Castellanos (cas-tuh-YAWN-oh) will be in his early fifties by the time he gets out of the federal penitentiary.
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The Miami drug importer and distributor was sentenced in Roanoke today to serve 15 years, eight months in prison.


He helped Javier Cruz keep the cocaine transportation network running after their boss got arrested in 19-91.
Castellanos surprised nearly everyone by returning for trial once he was released on bond.
Though he pleaded NOT guilty, the 36-year old drug trafficker got credit for accepting responsibility.
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Attorney General Mark Earley is finally saying no to extra money for General Assembly members.
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Earley says it's unconstitutional for legislators to increase either their daily pay or office allowances.
He says he filed a petition in Supreme Court today, to fight the pay raise.
Legislators voted to give themselves extra money starting July first but Mark Earley blocked it.
Delegate Dick Cranwell agrees a per diem bonus would be unconstitutional.
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((I THINK THAT'S BASICALLY AN ACTUAL INCREASE IN WHAT WE ARE PAID OKAY AND NOT AN OFFICE ALLOWANCE FOR THE EXPENSE OF MAINTAINING AN OFFICE. TO ME THERE'S A CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION SAYING YOU CAN'T INCREASE YOUR SALARY DURING THE TERM FOR WHICH YOU'RE ELECTED.))
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Cranwell says he was one of about 30 members of the General Assembly that turned down the raise -- he says all legislators should do that instead of wasting taxpayers money on a court battle.

[Vistar]


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A group of Roanoke area eye doctors fighting for a state permit to build a surgery center used a stealth weapon today in front of state lawmakers-- an emotional patient.
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((LAVALETTE ANTHONY/CATARACT SURGERY PATIENT: I CANNOT UNDERSTAND A LAW THAT PROHIBITS BENEFITS TO CITIZENS. I THOUGHT LAWS HELPED PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=helped people.]
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Roanoke's Vistar Eye Center is simultaneously trying to get a "certificate of public need" to build an eye surgery suite... and lobbying lawmakers against the law that requires the certificate.
Dr. Frank Cotter admits he can do eye surgery without a facility certificate-- but says he can't charge the extra facility charge that would make it profitable.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: WE CANNOT GET REIMBURSED FOR THIS PROCEDURE UNLESS IT IS DONE IN A CERTIFIED AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER.))
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((I CAN PERFORM THE SURGERY IN ANY ROOM I WANT TO. I COULD PROBABLY DO IT IN MY GARAGE, AND GET MY DOCTOR'S FEE. THIS WHOLE DISCUSSION HAS TO DO WITH FACILITY FEES.))
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Vistar says it would charge about 925-dollars extra if it had the facility certificate.
But Carilion's surgery facility fee is more than double that figure.

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One week after he was gunned down, Capitol police officer Jacob Chestnut has been laid to rest-
Chestnut was buried on a hill once populated by freed slaves-
Earlier, colleagues remembered him as a man of character.
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((THE MARK OF HIS CHARACTER WAS HIS INTEGRITY, HIS DECENCY AND HIS DEDICATION.)) [RUNS08]
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Chestnut was buried today with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Law enforcement sources say the dress that Monica Lewinsky turned over for testing- has a visible stain.
She reportedly told prosecutors it was from a sexual encounter with the President.
The FBI lab will check the stain for possible DNA that could be compared with the President's.
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President Clinton arrived in the Hamptons tonight for a weekend of fundraising.
Earlier he spoke about the Lewinsky investigaiton-
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((NO ONE WANTS TO GET THIS MATTER BEHIND US MORE THAN I DO EXCEPT MAYBE ALL THE REST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.)) [RUNS07]
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Clinton says he looks forward to testifying- He's expected to do so on videotape from the White House.
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Bulldozers continue to demolish what was the famous O-J Simpson mansion-
The main building is gone-
Next for the wrecking ball is the guest house Kato Kaelin once stayed in.
Simpson was evicted last year after he defaulted on the mortgage.
The new owners will build a new home on the site.
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An accident on Mount Cross road in Pittsylvania County tied up traffic for about 45 minutes tonight.
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State Police say the driver of the car failed to yield the right of way and the two vehicles collided.
The two drivers and a passenger, all Danville residents, were taken to the hospital with what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries.
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A fire that broke out yesterday morning in a Salem apartment complex has raised suspicion among investigators.
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The fire was the second this week at the Willow River Apartment complex. The cause of the blaze has not been determined-- investigators are still working on it. Nobody was at home when the fire broke out. Firefighters contained the fire to one bedroom-- the rest of the apartment sustained smoke damage.
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A Friday night tradition in Floyd is catching on. David Johnson was in the midst of country folks who were kickin' up their heels at the Friday Night Jamboree.
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(([NAT SOUND] [RUNS06] Banjo playin', base pluckin' and flat footin'. Pickin' and grinnin' is the Friday night thing in Floyd. This jam session was born in 1984 when a local band began using the Floyd Country Store, formerly "Cochram's General Store", as a place to practice.
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((HUBERT ROBERSON/STORE OWNER; WHAT HAPPENED, WE'D BE PLAYING IN HERE AND PEOPLE WOULD HEAR US. WE HAD LOCKED THE DOORS AND PEOPLE STARTED KNOCKING ON DOORS WANTING TO COME IN.)) [RUNS11]
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Since then the event has grown, spilling outside of the store into the street. Over the years people from all over the country and half way around the world have joined in. Smoking, drinking and rough housing are not allowed. That family atmosphere attracts the young and the young at heart.
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((IT'S FUN AND A LOT OF MUSIC HERE WITH LOTS OF TALENT IN IT. IT'S FUN, LOTS OF TALENT AND IT'S GOOD EXERCISE.)) ((CHARLES SAUNDERS; MOSTLY THE FELLOWSHIP. I ENJOY THE MUSIC OF COURSE, BUT THEN YOU GET TO KNOW THE MUSICIANS AND THE OTHER PEOPLE. SO IT'S A REAL FAMILY ORIENTED THING AND I ENJOY THAT.)) [RUNS23]
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[STAND-UP/20:52:42] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; NOW THIS KIND OF FUN GOES ON JUST ABOUT EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, BUT THIS WEEKEND IS KIND OF SPECIAL. AS MOST MUSICIANS ARE TUNING UP FOR NEXT WEEK'S OLD FIDLER'S CONVENTION IN GALAX. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FLOYD.))

[RUNS12])) [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Should a local mental hospital be shut down?
We'll have the story comign up.
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And
This Danville landmark's served a variety of purposes now it's expanding... a million dollars worth.
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A state mental health hospital in Danville says it's worried but not alarmed-- YET.
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A recent report commissioned by the state recommends closing the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
The hospital's director was shocked when she heard the news.
Connie Fletcher says, contrary to the report, patients can NOT be better served in the community because there's nowhere for them to go.
The hospital is working to find other means for treatment for substance-abuse patients-- so it can concentrate on the mentally ill.
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((EARLE GARRETT/SPECIAL JUSTICE: WE DON'T WANT THEM HERE WHEN THEY DON'T NEED TO BE HERE BUT AT THE SAME TIME I CAN'T LET THEM FREEZE TO DEATH. BY KEEPING THEM HERE THE STAFF SOCIAL WORKERS CAN FIND THEM A PLACE TO GO.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he'll visit each of Virginia's 15-mental health hospitals before any decisions are made about their futures.
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Southside leaders say regionalization is the way of the future.
That's why Danville and Pittsylvania County are team-up on economic development and social service programs.
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City council members and county supervisors are meeting this weekend at Wintergreen for a working retreat.
Leaders will discuss combining resources on future projects like regional waste management, tourism, and youth recreation.
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Danville and Pittyslvania County are already working together on a regional workforce training center and a legislative plan.

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A Danville retirement community has announced a major renovation project.
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The Stratford House plans a million-dollar expansion that should be completed by early next year.
Twelve assisted-living apartments will be added creating a more home-like environment for the residents.
The assisted-living program will also have a seperate main entrance, renovated dining room, and an outdoor terrace.


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((EDWARD THORNE/STRATFORD HOUSE DIRECTOR: MOST OF THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE LIVING HERE THEY LIKE BIGGER SPACES. A LOT OF THEM COME FROM 300,00 SQUARE FOOT HOMES AND WHEN THEY COME INTO A SITUATION LIKE THIS WHERE IT'S ROUGHLY SMALL APARTMENTS WE LIKE TO ACCOMMODATE THEM MAKE SOMETHING AS LARGE AS POSSIBLE FOR THEM.))
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The expansion also includes four luxury penthouse apartments for the independent living program.
Decades ago, the Stratford House was Stratford College for women.
It became a retirement facility in 1990.
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Central Virginia social workers hope a new influx of federal grant money will help them stem the rising tide of teen pregnancies in their area.
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Family Services Incorporated recently was awarded 160- thousand dollars to implement a new "abstinence- only" after- school program.
140 seventh graders from around central Virginia will be taught the benefits of abstaining from sex until marriage.


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((JOAN FOSTER/FAMILY SERVICES OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA: WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN RESIST, WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN SAY `NO', WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN RESIST OTHER PEER PRESSURES TO ALCOHOL, DRUGS. IT TEACHES SELF- ASSURANCE, IT FOCUSES ON BEING THE BEST YOU CAN BE IN FUTURE ENDEAVORS AND DEVELOPING A VISION FOR YOURSELF.))
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The students chosen will stay with the program for four years.
Lynchburg is one of just six Virginia localities chosen to receive the federal grant money.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wall Street closed out the week with a bang...or actaully a break.
We'll explain in tonight's video of the day.
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And
This weekend, Roanokers remember the contributions of an educator, and the school that bears her name.
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((IN 1885, ROANOKE'S AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAD NO FORMAL EDUCATION UNTIL THE LATE GREAT LUCY ADDISON CAME DOWN FROM UPPERVILLE.))
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[OUT Q=from Upperville Virginia.]
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We'll check in on the Lucy Addison High School Reunion when News 7 continues.
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They've come from across the country and just down the street. This weekend, their common bond is the Roanoke high school they attended.
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Former students of Lucy Addison High School... members of more than 40 graduating classes... are gathering at the Roanoke Civic Center and other locations.
During segregation, the school educated Roanoke's African American students. It holds a special place in the city's history, and in the hearts of former students and teachers.
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[IN Q=Addison is a historical point.]

((JOSEPH MOORMAN/ADDISON FOOTBALL COACH: ADDISON IS A HISTORICAL POINT. TO BRING ALL OF THESE PEOPLE BACK TOGETHER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS I IMAGINE IT COULD BE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.)) ((RUTH STEWART HILTON/CLASS OF '38: I JUST PRAY AND HOPE THAT THIS REUNION WILL MEAN A WHOLE LOT TO SO MANY THAT HAVEN'T SEEN EACH OTHER IN SUCH A LONG TIME.))
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The Lucy Addison building constructed in 1952, is now a Magnet Middle School in the midst of major renovations.
Former students say they're looking forward to the day when renovations are complete and they're able to walk the halls of their old school once again.
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Avalanche highlights, has there been an avalanche of major league trades now that the deadline is near? and Sammy slammin is at it again,
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and so is Barbie...she's gone from the beach to the race track. In hopes of bnringing a different audience to auto-racing, NASCAR has introduced a sportie Barbie that will hoepfully boost rating samong the younger generation of girls.

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A civil war unfolded at salem memorial as the North's Prince William Cannons battlted the south's Avalanche.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]

Mugsy offered some support for the Avs' as they began this three game homestand against PW. In the top of the first the Cannons live up to their nick name as Jose Leon blasts a shot over the left field wall to give his team a 2-nothing lead.
[super=34-Prince William/7/Salem/3;]The left field wall was the hot spot. An inning later Prince Williams Luis Satu

rria finds the range and the Cannons were boomin, up 3-nothing in the top of the second.
Salem's Doug Livingston with the nifty defense, but the Cannons take it 7-3
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As the major league baseball trade line nears, some tteams have made some moves. The baltimore Orioles need for some pitching has been met. The Birds acquire Juan Guzman from Toronto in exchange for a pitcher and a minor leaguer.
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Texas has acquired third baseman Todd Zeile from Florida for two minor leaguers. The Rangers also get pitcher Todd Stottlemeyer and shoertstop Royce Clayton from St. Louis.
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[hold graphic] The Cards pick up pitcher Darren Oliver and third baseman Fernando Tatis.

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On to some action, Sammy Sosa hit his 42 homerun of the season today, a solo shot in the first against the Colorado Rockies. He's now 3 behind Mark McGiure who was homerless tonight. The Cubs beat the Rockies 9-1.
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The VMI football teamprogram has suffered a great loss on and off the field for the upcoming season. sophomore Linebacker Jeff Akers suffered a serious head injury Wednesday and will sit out this year. Akers was doing mantinence work for parks and recreation and fell off a vehicle in a freek accident. He was released from Roanoke Memorial Hospital yesterday and is wresting at home in salem.
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The rising sophomore, seen here playing for Salem high school, was projected as a starter for the Keydets this season at the will linebacker position. He was selected defensive MVP of the Spring drills as well.
At Salem, Jeff was a first team all district, region, and all state selection at linebacker. Doctors will re-evaluate him August 10th, but Akers should be able to play in future seasons.
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In racing, mark Martin won the final International Race of Champions event of the season yesterday and clinched a record fourth IROC series title in five years. He passed Jimmy Vasser to win.

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It was the Busch series tonight at Indianapolis for the Kroger 200.
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Unlike the truck race Thursday night, the Busch drivers kept themselves in check at the start and throughout the early stages,
until lap 49 when Todd Bodine gets into Tim fedewa. Fewdewa is gonna hit the wall hard, butt he was okay. Itt was the first caution of the night, Fewdewa was 5th in the points,
But at the end, it was dale Earnhardt Junior taking the checkered flag at the Kroger 200, his fifht Busch series win of the season.
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17 Winston Cup drivers chose to stand on their first round qualifying times for tomorrow's Brickyard 400 as second round time trials roared at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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But their was some drama on the track this afternoon as Gary Bradbury tottaled his number 78 Ford.
He slammed into the wall in the first turn and remarkably walked away from the accident.
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Defending champion Ricky Rudd will start 27th, Dale Earnhardt right behind him, Michael Waltrip 29th, Ward Burton 30

th, Brother jeff 34th, Rick Mast 42nd and DW 43rd[S-King]


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Roanoke's own Billy King fired a one under 71 yesterday in the first round of the Utah Showdown. He is 22nd after the round . He shot a 35 on the fornt and a 36 on the back.

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More sports for you tonight, including a new basketball coach at Staunton River, The Express locks up thte best golaie combo in the Coast,
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and we will have the story of Linda campbell and her son, Mark Martin fans who need your help.
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The Express goalie tandem is complete for next season.
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Today, Net-minder Dave Gagnon signed for another season his fourth with Roanoke.
The 31 year old has played in more games, 132 of them, and his 72 victories is more than any other goaltender in franchise history.
He and fellow goal-keeper Daniel Berthiaum will both be in uniform.
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Staunton River basketball coach Tom Karnes will double up his scheduling this school year.
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Karne, who has coached the Golden Eagles girls basketball team for the last five years, has been named the new Staunton Rover boys head basketball coach as well. He replaces Steve fuaquair. Karnes and the lady Golden Eagles won the Seminole District crown last season and went to regionals.
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Linda Linda campbell lost her son Timothy June first. He was in a car accident. Timmy was Mark martin's biggest fans. And while the Campbell family has come to grips with Timothy's death, they wish other would allow him to wrest in peace.
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A little humor in the financial world today.
The DOW wasn't the only thing that took a tumble on Wall Street.
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It was a wild end to a wild week as nervous profit-taking sent the Dow Jones industrial average plunging.
But the real action came AS the closing bell rang.
The gavel used to close out trading, broke.... literally flying off the handle.
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