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Coming up on News 7-
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The man who opened fire inside a Texas church this week-- was caught on videotape.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is treated for cancer.
Plus--- highlights from the group Blessid Union of Souls who took the stage tonight in Roanoke.
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News 7 is next.


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[Bunting]


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There won't be any criminal charges, but there are still a lot of questions about how V-M-I Superintendent Josiah Bunting spent money from his "discretionary account."
Keith Humphry has details of the prosecutor's decision and reaction to it.
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(( The investigation has taken more than 100 days, but it ends without criminal prosecution.
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((THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY CRIME INVOLVING FRAUD OR CONCEALMENT. ALL PAYMENTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS WERE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL THROUGH NORMAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AT VMI.))
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And yet Gordon Saunders says V-M-I's Board of visitors needs to review the 47-thousand dollars worth of alcohol, flowers and gifts to determine whether they were General Bunting's personal expenses.
The Board has already concluded these funds were spent in V-M-I's best interest.
Not all the alumni agree.
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((I WILL DONATE NO MORE MONEY... AS LONG AS THAT MAN IS SUPERINTENDENT.))
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There is one remaining issue: The Book. "An Education for Our Time," which the Superintendent wrote on V-M-I time using V-M-I staff to type and edit it.
The Board chairman says he's astonished that that's an issue... pointing out Bunting was named Superintendent BECAUSE he's a nationally known author. They expect him to publish with staff assistance.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))


[Wright]


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A guilty plea today in the last of three capital murder cases in Bedford County this year.
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23- year- old Robert Junior Wright pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of first degree murder for the beating death of Jeffrey Kirkland in April of 1998.
Police say Wright and two other men stomped Kirkland to death after claiming he had "snitched" on them to the police about some illegal drugs.
The murder was witnessed by Kirkland's ten- year- old nephew, and prosecutors wanted to spare the boy from having to testify in a capital murder trial.
Wright was sentenced to nearly 42 years in prison.
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[Gilmore]


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Governor Gilmore today got a firsthand look at the remnants of Hurricane Floyd in southeastern Virginia.
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About 20 inches of rain fell on the region, flooding interstate and primary roads.
Many of them are still closed.
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One of the communities that's in trouble is the city of Franklin, near the North Carolina border.
The governor also toured Portsmouth, where the water system is still down.
The federal government is trucking in more than 200-thousand gallons of bottled water a day.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE CAN'T.....AS YOU CAN BE.))
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Although the storm was nowhere near the monster that was feared, it dumped enough rain to create one of North Carol
ina's worst natural disasters----emergency workers and Marines rescued more than a thousand people from roofs and trees

.
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Flooding also created problems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
At least 29 people died as a result of Floyd... most of them in traffic accidents.
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[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/17/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Shower-Kits]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Despite recent rains, Roanokers still face mandatory water restrictions.
Today, the city offered conservation kits along with more encouragement.
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This morning, Acting Assistant City Manager Diane Akers and other employees set up shop in the parking lot of the Roanoke Civic Center.
They passed out packs that include low- flow shower heads, faucet aerators, and devices for the toilet tank.
The next giveaway is scheduled for Tuesday morning from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Sonic Restaurant on Franklin Road.
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[Water-Rates]


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Roanokers can thank the drought for higher water rates.
Monday night, city council will consider a proposal that would raise rates 18 percent, effective January first.
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The higher rates are needed because the city is buying water from other localities, and making connections to the Roanoke County system.
In addition, the recent water sharing agreement will eliminate water sales to Roanoke County that produced revenues of more than one million dollars a year.
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Following a second rate increase in January 2001, the average residential customer will be paying about two dollars thirty cents more per month.

[Waterworks]


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The state blames one man at Smith Mountain Lake for wasting at least three thousand gallons of water a day.
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The Health Department estimates two to four gallons a MINUTE run down David Talbott's driveway.
The Water Works Company -- run by one man from his home -- apparently refuses to fix the leak.
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((DAVID TALBOTT/RESIDENT: ON TWO CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS THE RESERVOIR WAS ALMOST DRY. SOME PEOPLE WERE DOWN TO A TRICKLE.))
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Robert Winney, the water company owner, serves four subdivisions.
But state corporation commission records show he frequently shuts the water off, blames imaginary shareholders, and overcharges customers.
Twice the state agency has refused to let Winney raise rates above 270-dollars a year.
In a recent letter, he told David Talbott he doesn't have the money to fix this leak.
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Robert Winney did not return phone messages from News7.

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A U-S Supreme Court justice is treated for colon cancer.
We'll have the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, Blessid Union of Souls brings a smooth blend of rock and pop to downtown Roanoke tonight.
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((She likes me for me))
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[vo-nat]
Highlights a little later.
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[Church-Shooting]


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Police say the man who killed seven people inside a Fort Worth, Texas church was caught on video-- in the act of shooting his victims.
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Chief Ralph Mendoza says Larry Ashbrook was firing random shots into a crowd that initially thought he was part of a skit they were watching.
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((DEPUTY CHIEF RALPH MENDOZA/FORT WORTH POLICE DEPT.: HE IS JUST HOLDING HIS HAND OUT WITH THE GUN IN IT AND JUST SLOWLY METHODICALLY PICKING THINGS TO SHOOT AT.))
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Seven others were wounded before Ashbrook killed himself.
Today-- Ashbrook's family released a statement saying they are heartsick along with everyone in Fort Worth and the nation.
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[Ginsburg]


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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for colon cancer.
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Ginsburg underwent surgery today at a hospital in Washington.
She apparently began feeling ill this summer while in Greece, and was diagnosed with a gastric disorder.
A court spokeswoman says the 66-year-old associate justice will remain hospitalized for about a week.
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Bob Barker will undergo surgery Monday to clear an artery in his neck that is 85 percent blocked.
Barker is the long time host of the game show "The Price is Right".
Yesterday--- the 75 year old was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after saying he didn't feel well

and had numbness in his right arm.
Barker was in Washington to testify before congress on an animal rights issue.
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Rubatex strikers respond to the company's claim that everything is business as usual.
We'll have details.
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And experts converge in Roanoke to help the people who usually help you.
Still ahead, treating doctors and nurses, with drug and alcohol-abuse problems.
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[Rubatex]


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Neither side knows when Rubatex contract talks might resume -- but everyone does agree the strike has no end in sight.
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The Steelworkers' local 240 still refuses to talk about the issues behind the strike.
But spokesman Melvin Watson WILL say there's a reason for that:
The union doesn't want to negotiate a contract through the media.
Watson also said the union maintains a strong bargaining position --
Even though Rubatex insists the strike isn't hurting productivity.
Rubatex says the battle is over wages, mandatory overtime and company contributions to a health-care plan.
The company says it's ready to resume talks ... it's just waiting to hear from the union.
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[Health-Intervention]


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Doctors and nurses have a higher chance of drug and alcohol abuse than the general public.
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At a conference today at the Hotel Roanoke, experts discussed recognition and treatment for addicted health care providers. The newly formed Virginia Health Practitioners Intervention Program allows more access to getting help.
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((JOHN HASTY/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSION WHO ARE ON THE LOWEST END OF THE INCOME, YOU MAY HAVE A CERTIFIED NURSE AID AND A BRAIN SURGEON, AND THIS PROGRAM HAS TO BE ABLE TO FIND SUITABLE AND AFFORDABLE TREATMENT FOR ANY OF THESE PEOPLE.))
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The program offers a non-punishment alternative to disciplinary actions, referral for treatment and monitoring for the abuser.
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Coming up - Steve Mason has your Friday night sports highlights.
And...
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[vo-nat]
Highlights from the Blessid Union of Souls concert in Roanoke.
Stick around.
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We start just down the street from the WDBJ house at Victory Stadium where Patrick Henry and G. W. Danville would battle.
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PH head coach Jeff Johnson not to happy with someone on the field, you got to love his intensity.
To the action and the fourth quarter with the Eagles up 10-6, G.W.'s Mica Knight bursts through the left side of th
e line on a 40 yard touchdown gallop that puts his [SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/24/Patrick Henry/7;]team up 17-6 after the P

AT.
PH fumbles the ensuing kick off and then on the next play Danville's Demetrius Jackson scores from 10 yards out and the Eagles top the Patriots 24-7.
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Up 81 in Daleville Lord Botetourt and James River hooked up in a non district match up.
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The Cavaliers coaching staff always ready to pull something out of their run and shoot hats.
They wasted little time, on Botetourt's first possession, FFE player of the week Anthony Ford comes under center just
across midfield. He takes the snap, rolls out [SUPER=34-Lord Botetourt/56/James River/0;]and finds Kevin Lyle wide ope

n on the left sideline. He's gonna take it up field and right into your living room, nice shot D-Brown Lyle scores on a 45 yard romp.
Still in the first, Ford again adds to his frequent flier miles on a 14 yard lob to Matt Dooley. Cavaliers win 56-0.
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[S-Salem]


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Over in Salem, the Spartans were hardly gracious hosts as they would top Cave Spring 27-14.
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Smart kids, these guys know how to get on the big screen and they would make their debut on Salem's homecoming.
In the third quarter, watch the Knights Michael Hamler punch it in from the two yard line, the first of his two TD's
on the night, the extra point was good, but Salem [SUPER=34-Salem/27/Cave Spring/14;]was still out in front 20-7.


Salem scored it's final touchdown on Manuel Lewis goes straight up the gut on an 18 yard jaunt and the Spartans remain undefeated with the two TD win.
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and check this out, William Byrd beat Bassett in a basketball like score 70 to 42, now the other less impressive numbers.
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[Scoreboard]

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[SUPER=55-Staunton River/27/Fieldale-Collinsville/0/Lord Botetourt/56/James River/0/Glenvar/13/Floyd Co./34;]



[SUPER=55-Bluefield/26/Pulaski Co./25/Amherst/13/E.C. Glass/7/Radford/20/Christiansburg/14;]



[SUPER=55-Rockbridge Co./35/Parry McCluer/7/Castlewood/18/Holston/8/Person, NC/38/Halifax Co./13;]



[SUPER=55-Dan River/55/Chatham/16/G.W. Danville/24/Patrick Henry/6/St. Anne's-Belfield/34/North Cross/16;]



[SUPER=55-Gretna/8/Tunstall/28/William Byrd/70/Bassett/42/Rustburg/34/William Campbell/14;]



[SUPER=55-Liberty/21/Franklin Co./28/Cave Spring/14/Salem/27/Auburn/25/Giles/42;]



[SUPER=55-Gate City/20/Marion/0/Whitewood/14/Narrows/37/Culpeper Co./14/Albemarle/13;]



[SUPER=55-Ft. Chiswell/26/Pocahontas/19/Bland Co./No/Shawsville/Rpt./Grayson/No/Carroll Co./Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Pendleton Co./No/Bath Co./Rpt./P.H. Glade Spring/No/John Battle/Rpt./Twin Springs/No/Chilhowie/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-St. Paul/No/Northwood/Rpt./George Wythe/No/Tazewell/Rpt./Heritage/No/Magna Vista/Rpt.;]



[SUPER=55-Randolph Henry/No/Altavista/Rpt./Prince Edward/No/Appomattox/Rpt./Nelson Co./No/Fluvanna/Rpt.;]


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Still to come in sports, the Redskins will talk about this weekend's game against the New York Giants,
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[VO-NAT]


and The Virginia Cavaliers show respect for the Demon Deacons new found rushing game.
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[S-Floyd]


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The September 3rd Giles-Floyd game produced an exciting game but also generated criminal charges for two Giles' fans.
Doris Lee Ratcliffe faces a misdemeanor assault and battery charge after being accused of hitting a referee with a stadium seat after the game.
Her husband Bentley Wayne Ratcliffe faces two felony assault charges on a police officer after intervening on behalf of his wife.
The trial is October 14th. Floyd Commonwealth's attorney Gino Williams says the woman could face up to 12 months in jail and a $25 hundred dollar fine.
Their son is a star player on the Giles' team.




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The Washington redskins will try and rebound from a tough loss to Dallas last weekend by handing the New York Giants a loss on their home turf.
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The Skins led the Cowboys by as much as 35-14 late in the game before Dallas staged an incredible comeback. The Cowboys defense gave up 38 points to Washington and the Redskins expect the Giant D will play big.
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Also on Sunday, keep it on WDBJ for NFL action beginning at noon with the Jacksonville/Carolina game. Then at for, Denver will try and rebound from Monday night's loss by taking on Kansas City.


[S-UVA]


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One thousand tickets remain for this Thursday night's Virginia Tech game against Clemson at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. The tickets will be available Monday at the Tech ticket office.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


UVa plays Wake Forest tomorrow. The Cavaliers make their debut in front of the home fans and the Cavalier faithful will witness the ongoing construction on the additions to Scotts Stadium, which have increased.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
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Last Saturday, Wake Forest opened the season with an impressive win over Army in which the Demon Deacons rushed for 320 yards behind the legs of Morgan Cain, who amassed 211 yards on the ground.
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((SHANNON TAYLOR/UVA LINEBACKER:)) ((JIM CALDWELL/WAKE FOREST HEAD COACH:))
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VMI plays host to East Tennessee State tomorrow at 1pm.
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


Liberty takes on Tennessee Tech away at 2pm.
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]


In D-III, Ferrum travels to Greensboro for a 1pm tilt.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


And ODAC rivals Washington & Lee and Guilford meet tomorrow at Wilson Field In Lexington in another 1pm start.

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Sammy Sosa failed to hit home run number 60 today, but he did provide the run that gave Chicago the win over Milwaukee.
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In the bottom of the 10th inning, Sosa gets connects on the sac fly to left field that breaks a five all tie and gives the Cubs the 6-5 win.
Sosa is now homerless in his last seven games and his last 31 at bats. Speaking of numbers.
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Blessid Union of Souls says some people don't recognize the name, but plenty of people in Roanoke proved tonight they know their songs.
Joy Sutton has details.
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((NAT SOUND: OLD VIRGINIA))
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Blessid Union of Souls rocked the crowd at First Fridays.
Their style is rock and roll, and their lyrics are all about life and love.
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((EVERYTHING THAT WE WRITE ABOUT IS BASICALLY ABOUT THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH. WE DON'T TRY TO CONTRIVE ANYTHING OR MANUFACTURE A SONG. SONGS JUST KIND OF COMES AS IT COMES.))
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This band from Cincinnati is on tour and hoping to make a name for itself both nationally and internationally, with its latest album "Walking off the Buzz."
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((I THINK WE'RE STARTING TO GET A LITTLE MORE RECOGNITION, A LITTLE MORE VIDEO EXPOSURE WITH THIS RECORD RIGHT HERE. WE'RE STARTING JUST NOW. SO WHEN IT STARTS GETTING OVERWHELMING WE'LL LET YOU KNOW))
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But people in Roanoke already seem to think this band is a hit.
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((HEATHER VINEYARD: I LOVE THEM. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GREAT. THEY'RE JUST LIKE THE BEST GROUP))
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Blessed Union of Souls has already sold millions of albums with its first two CD's -- and if the crowd's reaction t
o it's latest single "Hey Leonardo, (She Likes Me for Me)" is any indication of the band's popularity --- they're defin

itely on the way to the top.
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))















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