11:00 pm 10/9/99

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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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A destructive fire hits Main Street in Gretna.
Ford and the United Auto Workers avoid a strike with a last minute deal.
And an unusual congregation gathers at a Roanoke Church.
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Those stories, and that latest on David Duke's fight for the Confederate Battle flag, next on News 7 [Open]
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A costly fire destroys three businesses. The loss goes well into six figures.
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Good evening. I'm Eric Earnhart.

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Dozens of firefighters needed almost four hours to put the flames out.
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The volunteers were called out just after seven AM to the Main Street of Gretna, in northern Pittsylvania County.
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There were three businesses in the building .. a music store, an appliance store and a car wash. All were destroyed. Firefighters estimate damage at more than 300-thousand dollars. We are told only one of the businesses had insurance.
The Gretna fire chief says he's still investigating what started the fire, but believes it may have been electrical.
No one was hurt.
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A Pulaski County woman is in stable condition tonight after surviving a shotgun blast to the head.
Sheriff's deputies have arrested 53-year-old James W. Lewis. He's charged with several felonies, including malicious wounding.
Deputies say he fired a sawed-off shotgun.
It happened on Church Lane in New River late last night.

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The United Autoworkers and Ford have bolted together a new contract.
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Negotiators worked on the deal past a midnight strike deadline, and some workers actually walked off the job at a few Ford plants, but union officials say the walkouts were not authorized.
The workers reportedly got 3 percent raises for the next four years.
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((WILLIS COURTOISE/UNION MEMBER; FORD MOTOR COMPANY CAN BE PRETTY GREEDY WHEN THEY WANT TO BE. THEY HAVE AROUND $16 BILLION IN THEIR ACCOUNT AND I FEEL LIKE THE WORKERS DESERVE SOME OF THAT MONEY JOHN CASESA/AUTO INDUSTRY ANALYST; I DON'T THINK THIS AGREEMENT WITH THE UAW IS EXPENSIVE ENOUGH TO REKINDLE INFLATION IN THE U.S.))
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The deal covers about 100 thousand workers, who still have to vote on whether to accept or reject it.
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[David-Duke]


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Supporters of the Confederate Flag rallied around the state house in Columbia, South Carolina. Among them, a controversial political figure...David Duke.
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South Carolina, whose state flag includes the confederate symbol, is a primary battleground for opponents of the flag.
But some flag supporters were not happy when David Duke joined their fight today.
They says his ties to the Ku Klux Klan send the wrong message.
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((SCOTT WESTERLAND/FLAG SUPPORTER; THAT'S NOT WHY... THE GROUP I CAME WITH, THAT'S NOT WHY WE'RE HERE, WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THIS FLAG, WE ARE NOT HERE TO SUPPORT RACISM IN ANY WAY. DAVID DUKE/FLAG SUPPORTER; I WAS JUST DEFENDING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN JACKSONVILLE, OHIO, WHEN A PRINCIPAL WAS TRYING TO SUSPEND WHITE STUDENTS FOR HAVING A CONFEDERATE FLAG, I FOUGHT FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE LEE MURAL IN RICHMOND, WHICH WERE SUCCESSFUL IN DOING, AND I'D LIKE TO LEND MY VOICE TO THIS FIGHT))
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The fight has cost South Carolina in tourist dollars. Several conventions and other events have moved out of the state since the N-double-A-C-P announced a boycott.
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October is hardly the heart of tornado season, but they can still touch down this time of year.
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Just ask people in Mobile, Alabama.
A 300 yard-wide tornado touched down early today, and skipped along the ground for about two and a half miles.
The tornado was "F-1", a minimal one in terms of strength, but it was still powerful enough to cause plenty of damage.
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No threat of tornadoes around here, but we may have to deal with rain for a while. Andrew Freiden has our Sunday outlook from the Weather Center. [WX1] [11:00pm] [10/09/1999] WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

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Hurricane Floyd was plenty destructive, but rains in southeastern Mexico are proving to be far more deadly.
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More than 300 people have died after torrential rains caused massive mudslides.
Rescuers are still digging for survivors, but there is little hope of finding anyone alive under the mud and debris which engulfed homes, schools and roads.
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[Train-Accident]


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Something about this week's deadly train collision in London is eerily familiar.
The company operating one of the trains says some of the rail cars involved in Tuesday's crash .. were salvaged from another deadly rail accident two years ago. Seven people died in that one.
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The latest crash took a least 40 lives. Pathologists are spending the weekend searching through the burnt-out hulk of one rail car. They are looking through ash to find personal affects that would help them identify the victims.
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[Net-aid]


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Musical performers around the world were on the Web today, in a mass effort to fight world hunger.
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Net-Aid concerts kicked off in New Jersey, London, England, and Geneva Switzerland.
All were broadcast on the Net-Aid Website, where internet users were able to watch the show, and make donations to fight world poverty
Organizers were predicting a billion hits on the website.
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[FULL SCREEN WEBWATCH GRAPHIC]
To check it our for yourself, there's a link to the Net-Aid site on the News 7 WebWatch page, at WDBJ-7-dot-com[Tease1]
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Motorcycles by the thousands this weekend. Still ahead, we'll take you to the "Rally in the Valley."
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And why not go for all the help you can get. On leash and in cages, it's pets in the pews.
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[Bike-Rally]


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Motorcycle madness is roaring into Salem this weekend, as thousands of bikers gather for the Virginia "Rally in the Valley."
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About twenty-five-hundred members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association rode in to the Salem Civic Center to show off their skills, talk shop and... do some shopping.
This year's rally featured some daredevil drill team riders, including a group of international champions from Tennessee.
They ride in formation, just inches away from one another, at high and low speeds... without ever touching.
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((TERRY WHITE/GOLD WING DRILL TEAM: WE ALL ENJOY OUR BIKES AND WE GO FOR DIFFERENT RIDES AROUND TOWN ... WE ALL DO THAT ... BUT, THEN YOU START WANTING TO PUSH YOUR SKILLS TO THE LIMIT A LITTLE BIT SOMETIMES. AND THEY GET OUT THERE AND DO THAT. ))
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The bike rally continues through tomorrow morning.

[Pet-Blessing]


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Most people love spending time with their pets.
But a local church is taking that to new heights... including pets in a religious service.
Marya Jones reports.
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(( It was like any other day at Saint Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church.
Except that THIS time, half the congregation showed up on leashes and in cages.
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And this time, it was the PETS that were getting blessed.
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((NATSOT: FISHY.... GOD THE FATHER, THE SON, THE HOLY GHOST, ....BLESS THIS EARTH AND KEEP YOU. AMEN.))

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Church Deacon Thomas McHenry decided to hold the first blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi ... known for loving animals.
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((DEACON THOMAS McHENRY: IT'S SIMPLY AN AFFIRMATION OF THEIR WORTH IN THE EYES OF GOD. :43 GOD CREATED EVERYTHING, INCLUDING ALL OF THE ANIMALS :46 (COVER)....13:55 WE WANT THE VERY BEST FOR THEM, SO WE GET THEM BLESSED. ))
Patrick and Demitria Gevas say the pets like the attention... and THEY like being able to include them in church.


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((PATRICK GEVAS: WE CONSIDER THEM AS MUCH A PART OF OUR FAMILY AS MY SISTER, SO WE FIGURED WE GET BLESSED EVERY WEEK, SO WHY SHOULDN'T THEY?)) [runs:09]
Chris Poff brought his turtle, Buddy, just because it couldn't hurt.
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((CHRIS POFF: BECAUSE HE HAD LOST A LEG.)) [runs:03]
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((NATSOT: WHAT IS FUZZY?...UH, A HAMPSTER.))

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And, even if it is a little unusual, church leaders say it's just another way to attract churchgoers ... by making their best friends feel welcome. They just provide the blessing, the snacks, and, if need be, the cleanup.
Marya Jones, News 7, Roanoke.)) [Tease2]
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It's a working farm, but you're free to visit. Just ahead, we'll show you where.
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And the daughter of a boxing legend begins her own career in the ring. So far, it's not taking much time.
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For many families, farming is a tradition that's carried on over the centuries, and a practice that helped Europeans settle this country.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton for a lesson on tradition.
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(( Aside from the modern clothing, this could have been a scene from an early 18th century German farm.... young children helping out with the chores.
Instead, these fifth grade students from Roanoke's Mount Pleasant Elementary are just VISITING the Frontier Culture Museum...learning about how farming shaped Europe and later, America.
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((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: WE CALL IT "EXPERIENCIAL HISTORY" WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE LIVING HISTORY AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IMMIGRATION, YOUR OWN HERITAGE, AND THE LIFESTYLES OF PEOPLE WHO FARMED 100'S OF YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS:10]
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((CHRIS HOWELL/5TH GRADER: I THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF FUN. I ENJOYED SEEING ALL THE ANIMALS AND STUFF. I REALLY ENJOYED THE CHICKENS. THERE WAS ONE WITH ABOUT SEVEN BABIES. THAT WAS REAL CUTE. THEY HAD TWO PIGS THAT WERE SLEEPING. AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE REALLY CUTE, TOO.)) [RUNS:14]
This student even pitched in with one of the less desirable farming chores-- shoveling manure.
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((STEPHANIE ORSINGER/5TH GRADER: WELL, IT WAS SORT OF GROSS, BUT YOU KNOW, I HANDLED IT.)) [RUNS:05]
Besides Germany, farm life in Northern Ireland is also depicted.
This one- story home was typical of the early 19th century...when churning butter was a common chore.
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((GOT TO CHURN ON THE BOTTOM OF IT THERE AND YOU JUST GO RIGHT UP AND DOWN ON THAT AND THAT'LL MAKE HOMEMADE BUTTER FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:09]
This blacksmith's shop was listed as another of the students' favorite farm stops.
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Here common utensils are made and sold to the public.
As the journey continues on to England, the hard work never stops.
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((SOUNDS OF WOOD CHOPPING)) [RUNS:03]
This busy farm manager is splitting wood to build a fence for a sheep corral.
And finally, the farming tradition makes its way to Pre- Civil War America.
All 11 buildings on site were part of a Botetourt county farm.
Corn and squash are just a couple of the crops grown here...and this hand- stitched quilt is just another fruit of the frontier woman's labor.
The frontier museum was the product of a decade of planning, opening in 19-88.
Each fall brings an annual festival celebrating all four countries depicted here.
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((RHONDA HOWDYSHELL/PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER: AND BESIDES THE WONDERFUL LIVING HISTORY EXPERIENCES THAT YOU'LL HAVE AT EACH ONE OF THE HERITAGE FARMS, YOU'LL ALSO HAVE CRAFTERS, AND YOU'LL HAVE ENTERTAINERS AND MUSICIANS AND DANCERS AND ALL KINDS OF FESTIVAL FOODS AND ETHNIC FOODS TO ENJOY THAT DAY.)) [RUNS:14]
And you'll want to mark you calendars... This year's Frontier Festival happens NEXT weekend....October 16th and 17th.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Staunton.))
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You can find directions to the Frontier Culture Museum on our web site at W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM. Go to News, then click the "Time Off" icon.



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Muhammad Ali's daughter began her pro boxing career with a quick win last night.
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Laila Ali knocked out opponent April Fowler in 31 seconds. Ali says she was disappointed it ended so quickly.
It was apparently a mismatch... it was Fowler's second fight, she lost her first fight in the first round... and now is expected to go back to her full-time job waiting tables at a restaurant.
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Michael Vick Passed for over 200 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half to lead Virginia Tech to a 58 to 20 win over Rutgers in the Big East.
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Head Coach Frank Beamer ready for the action.
And Michael Vick opens it on Tech's first possession of the game. He goes to the air and hits Andre Davis on the first of his two T-D catches in the game Tech lead 7 to nothing.
But the Scarlet Knights answered. Quarterback Mike McMahon calls his own number and scores on the 12 yard run to tie the game at 7 to 7.
The Hokies came right back on this play Vick hands the peel to Jarred Ferguson who scores on the 20 yard run to make it 14 to 7 Tech.
Rutgers would hang tough though McMahon puts it in the air and hits L.J. Smith on the T-D pass and it was tied 14 to 14 at the end of the first quarter.
Tech would score 35 points in the second quarter Vick goes to the air and hits Ricky Hall for the first of his two T-D catches in the game to make it 35 to 14.
Still in the second Vick calls his own number and he takes it in from 23 yards out and Tech led 49 to 14.
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The Hokies would score one touchdown in the third Andre Kendricks takes it in and the Hokies win it 58 to 20.
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For the first time since 1981, The Duke Blue Devils leave Charlottesville with a win beating the Cavaliers today in two overtimes 24 to 17.
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The game was scoreless until the third quarter.
U-V-A's Thomas Jones takes the handoff and he out runs the Duke defense on his way to a 48 yard touchdown run to make it 7 to nothing Cavaliers.
The Blue Devils would answer scoring 10 points in the third Letavious Wilks gets seven of those points when he bulls in on this one yard T-D run.
A Thomas Jones 3 yard T-D made it 17 to 10 but Duke would score on this bizzare play. Spencer Romine pitches it to Wilks, who fumbles when hit by Byron Thweat but the ball is scooped up by Scottie Montgomery who tosses it to Richmond Flowers, who scores the T-D to tie the game at 17.
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Duke would get the win when Romine hits Benjamin Watson on the 7 yard T-D pass play to make it 24 to 17.
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Ferrum broke a four game losing streak today. And it was a big afternoon for the school as a new class of athletes was inducted into the Hall of Fame on the same
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afternoon that Guilford came into the Panthers' den for Homecoming, but it wasn't a pretty game.
At the half the game was locked up at seven, the Guilford special teams steps it and blocks this Richard Harr punt, the Quakers recover it in the end zone and take the 14-to-seven lead.
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But that's where the Guilford scoring would end, the Panther defense stops this offensive threat then Ferrum goes on to pick up its second win of the season 17-to-14 over the Quakers.
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Florida State beats Miami and Georgia Tech comes from behind to beat North Carolina.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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Down at Victory Stadium today, The unbeaten Roanoke Catholic Celtics would host Sacrament-Huguenot.
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It was Homecoming for Catholic as they would hook up with the Knights.
In the first quarter Catholic puts it in the air but Donnell Priest throws an incomplete pass to Angelo Stanley.


Then on the very next play Priest keeps the ball and scores the touchdown and the Celtics took the 7 to nothing lead after the Extra Point.
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In the third quarter, Priest hands off to Eugene Leftwich he breaks tackles and gets in for the T-D to make it 13 to nothing and Catholic wins it 26 to nothing.
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And coming up in Sports, The Express was at the Roundhouse for an Exhibition game tonight.
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And the Braves and Mets advance to the National League Championship Series.
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The Atlanta Braves are in the National League Championship Series for the 8-th straight season, The Braves beating Houston today 7 to 5.
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The Braves built a big lead early and held on.
Leading 1 to nothing Brett Boone hits this single to left field scoring John Smoltz and the Braves took a two to nothing lead in the third.
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The Braves would score 5 runs in the sixth Andruw Jones drives in one with this single and the Braves win it 7 to 5.
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The Braves will play the Mets in the N-L Championship Series.
The game was tied at 3 to 3 after nine innings. Then in the bottom of the 10-th
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Todd Pratt hits this solo homer to deep centerfield and the Mets advance with the 4 to 3 win over the Diamondbacks in 10 innings.
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The Boston Red Sox prevented the sweep today beating Cleveland 9 to 3.
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The game was tied at 3 until the seventh.
John Valentin broke the tie with a ground rule double scoring a run then Brian Daubach would added the icing to the cake. He comes through with this three run
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homer to centerfield and the Red sox hold on for the 9 to 3 win but Cleveland leads the series 2 games to one.
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The Yankees were going for the sweep tonight and New York beats Texas 3 to nothing to advance to the American League Championship series.
New York will play the winner of the Cleveland Boston Series.



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The Roanoke Express wrapped up its exhibition season tonight.
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The Express entering the rink to take on the Greenville Growl.
It was a scoreless game through two periods as the Express goalies would turn away the Growl on several occassions.
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Greenville would score in the third period and win the game 1 to nothing.
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The Roanoke Express starts the season this Thursday, but younger hockey players will be getting a refresher course next weekend.
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Patrick Cavanagh will be back at the Ice Station on the 15th to offer a re-focus clinic.
It's the second part of a clinic he put on for players this summer.
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Dozens of runners took to the streets of Roanoke to raise money for the DARE and the Junior Explorer Scout programs.
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This 5-K run was apart of the second annual sports event sponsored by the Roanoke City Police Department.
A one mile fun run for the youngsters was also part of the day. The money raised from these two events and
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the Captain's Choice Golf Tournament held Friday will help among other things send children to DARE camp.

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Michael Waltrip won his first Busch race since 1993 taking the checkered flag in the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
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Waltrip would trail Mike McLaughlin until the white flag. McLaughlin would run out of gas and Waltrip would blow past him to get the win.
The last Busch race he won was in Charlotte back in 1993.
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Jeff Gordon was second, McLaughlin third, Jimmy Spencer fourth Dale Earnhardt Junior fifth and Ward Burton sixth.


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Finally, time to howl along to an early Elvis Presley hit.
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That's exactly what they did in Hurst, Texas today, as Basset Hounds howled to ... well, what else? "You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog."
The big question, of course, is why. Well, dozens of Bassets, and their masters, turned out for a party today.
Some were there just to see the sights or be seen themselves .. others joined a costume party, and some actually took part in a "talent show".
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