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Burton selected to fish, game board

Updated: November 2, 2005, 1:38 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- NASCAR driver Ward Burton was selected to sit on the Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Gov. Mark R. Warner, who announced the selection Tuesday, called Burton "a strong addition" to the board that oversees the troubled Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

"He is known throughout Virginia for his commitment to the outdoors, both as a sportsman and as a conservationist," Warner said in a statement. The governor said Burton's experience ...

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