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Coming up on News 7-
A fatal shooting outside an Applebee's restaurant tonight.
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These pictures show smiles but Elian's cousin says they don't tell the real story.
Delays and flight cancellations at the nations 9th largest airport-
Plus why more traffic ISN'T good for one gas station.
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News 7 is next.

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[Shooting]


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A shooting outside a Martinsville restaurant tonight- has left one man dead.
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This was the scene outside Applebee's restaurant on Commonwealth boulevard. Apparently around 9-30 a black man was shot once in the chest while standing in the parking lot of the restaurant. So far there is little information about what lead up to the shooting or if there are any suspects. Authorities are still on the scene.
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A Callaway woman is dead tonight after a head on collision in Franklin County.
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Authorities say around three this afternoon 67-year old Norma Miller was driving on Bethlehem Road in Boones Mill when she attempted to pass a pickup truck. A Bronco coming from the other direction collided with Miller's Subaru. Miller died at the scene. The driver and passenger in the Bronco were taken to Roanoke Memorial by EMS -- officials say their injuries were not life threatening. The road was closed down for two hours but has since reopened.
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[Elian]


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New photographs are released showing Elian Gonzalez with his father-
While they celebrate their reunion- Elian's Miami relatives say the pictures don't tell the real story.
Terisa Estacio has the latest.
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((SIX-YEAR OLD ELIAN GONZALEZ SPENT THIS EASTER IN NEW SURROUNDINGS ... BUT WITH A FAMILIAR FACE ... THE FATHER HE HADN'T SEEN IN NEARLY FIVE MONTHS. THESE LATEST PHOTOS SHOW A SMILING ELIAN ... ENJOYING THE TIME NOW SPENT WITH HIS DAD IN MARYLAND. HOWEVER, ELIAN'S MIAMI RELATIVES SAY THESE PICTURES TAKEN THE MORNING OF THE RAID TELL THE REAL STORY.
MARISLEYSIS GONZALEZ/ELIAN'S COUSIN: "Get this face really good. Don't get the one they show on TV. Get this face really good. This is a face of fear."
THE MIAMI FAMILY TRIED TO VISIT ELIAN AGAIN ON SUNDAY ... ONLY TO BE TURNED AWAY AT THE GATE OF ANDREWS AIRFORCE BASE. THEY SAY THEY WANT TO SEE IF ELIAN IS TRULY OKAY. A LAWYER FOR JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ FEELS THAT NOW IS NOT THE TIME. GREGORY CRAIG/JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ'S LAWYER: "In my view it is very difficult to schedule a reunification meeting in this type of an atmosphere." "The child needs to be away from these cameras, needs to be away from these lights, needs to be away from you. And he needs to be with his real family." MEANWHILE, FEDERAL OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO COME UNDER FIRE FOR THE PREDAWN SEIGE. DORIS MEISSNER/INS COMMISSIONER: The overall objective ... and that's what was accomplished."
IN MIAMI, CUBANS PRAYED FOR ELIAN AT EASTER SERVICES. AND THE MOOD WAS MUCH CALMER IN LITTLE HAVANA AFTER A DAY OF VIOLENT PROTESTS.))



[Boston-Delays]


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A tough day for people travelling at Boston's Logan airport.
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((ONCE AGAIN, .. QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
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This is what air travellers at Logan International heard today- more delayed flights.
Wind toppled a radar tower there over the weekend- forcing the airport to go to a backup system.
That's forced the cancellation of 340 flights since yesterday- more flights will probably be delayed.
A new radar system is on the way but it could take several days to assemble.
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An accident closed part of Interstate 64 for about an hour this afternoon.
It happened around 4:15 when a tractor trailor ran off the road and into a ravine at mile marker 1-0-3.
No one was injured.
Cars were detoured though to Route 250 while crews cleared up the wreckage.. Tractor trailers were allowed through because they can't travel on route 250. The interstate has since reopened.



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Five people were sent to the hospital after a car accident in Salem.
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It happened around 11 - this morning on West Main Street. A car turning off of Fort Lewis Boulevard pulled out in front of another vehicle traveling west.
The two cars collided. Authorities say none of the injuries appears life threatening.
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[Gas-Station]


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You would think a gas station would thrive on a busy road- But progress is hurting one local station.
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The Save X Gas Station on Route 220 in Roanoke used to be open all night, but not anymore.
When the new Lowes went up across the street the sales here went down.
That's because the state put in a new cement divider. People heading southbound can turn into the station, but they can't get back out going South.
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((GRISELL ROBINETTE/SAVE X CLERK: OUR SALES, OUR BUSINESS HAS GONE DOWN, A LOT OF CARS CAN'T GET IN HERE.))
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The store used to bring in between five and six hundred dollars between midnight and six A-M. That dropped to around 150 a night- so now the store is closed during those hours.
Southbound truckers- who made up a big portion of sales- just keep rolling by.
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((WELL GOING SOUTH WE JUST IN TROUBLE, CANT' TURN UP IN THERE. REPORTER: WHAT DO YOU DO? JUST KEEP STRAIGHT ON DOWN TO THE NEXT TRUCK STOP.)) [Butt to 6:08] ((EUGENE SMALLEY/TRUCKER: GOING NORTH WE USUALLY STOP BUT COMING HOME WE USUALLY STOP IN TROUTVILLE. WE CAN'T STOP, WE CAN'T GET IN THERE AT ALL.))
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While the state built the divider for safety- the Save X manager Charlie Gremore says there are alternatives that could have kept the store accessible without jeopardizing safety.
He says the Save X owner tried to talk to the state but it didn't do any good.
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[Prices-Fuel]


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Prices at the gas pump are dropping. So far the average cost has gone down nearly four cents a gallon in the past two weeks. Officials attribute the lower cost to increased oil production and a greater supply of gasoline. Still prices are not where they were last year at this time -- the average price of gas is one dollar 53-cents a gallon.

[General-Assembly]


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The general assembly needs more time to vote on bills. That's what some Virginia law makers are saying.
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During this years 60 day session 32-hundred bills were introduced -- that's 50 percent more than just ten years ago.

Some lawmakers claim they sometimes don't even know what they're voting on. In an effort to find a solution to the problem some have recommended fewer committees.
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Still ahead on the broadcast, remembering Columbine one year later. Some viewers say the media should not have been there.
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And a train derailment slows the tracks for hours, forcing passengers on buses. We'll have the story when we return.
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A Norfolk Southern train derailed overnight causing problems for Amtrak and it's passengers.
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Ten of 50 freight cars carrying grain to Delaware derailed in central Pennsylvania blocking tracks for hours.
The accident caused Amtrak to put passengers on buses Sunday to get around the wreckage.
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Crews reopened one of the two tracks near Lewistown late this afternoon and hope to have the other open sometime tomorrow.


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Virginia's criminal justice system is more harsh on blacks than other groups. That's what a civil rights commission is claiming.
After looking at state police records, the 15 member group determined that blacks are charged with crimes at disproportional rates.
The formal report will be issued this week.
The commission serves as an advisory board to President Clinton on civil-rights issues.



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The topsy turvy market isn't just tough on investors- but also on people working in the high tech industry.
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Revenue may be up, but the stock is down for Internet Switch Maker- Alteon.
Founder Ted Schroder was worth 100-million two weeks ago, half that today.
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((TED SCHROEDER/ALTEON FOUNDER: SOME DAYS YOU MAKE EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS, SOME DAYS YOU LOOSE EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS. IT COMES AND GOES. YOU CAN'T PAY ATTENTION TO IT. IT WOULD DRIVE YOU NUTS.))
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With a high of over 120 dollars a share- the San Jose Based Alteon has fallen to under sixty-
With stock options a big part of the pay pacakge- workers are worried.
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((ALICIA PENA/SOFTWARE MANAGER: A LOT OF ANXIETY. A LITTLE OVERWHELMING AT TIMES. I HAD MY DREAM HOME PICKED OUT, THEN THE STOCK PLUMMETED.))
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Alteon is not alone, It's caught in the market sale that ravaged internet companies- From Dr. Koop Dot-com to E-toys, stocks are at a fracton of their highs and some stock options are worthless.
Economists say many workers are leaving stable companies and taking high risk jobs in high tech- many big gambles that experts say won't always pan out.
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[Feedback]


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The newscast has been dominated by Elian Gonzalez and the anniversary of the Columbine school shootings over the past few weeks.
And those events brought some letters from our viewers.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((The action that federal authorities took early Saturday morning to reunite the Cuban boat boy and his father prompted a Roanoke viewer to send an email to President Clinton...and a copy to us. [Daryl McKay Roanoke]
"I hold you personally responsible...for the violent way the INS took Elian Gonzales away from his relatives in Miami. You could have done something...you chose to do nothing. I hope it haunts you to your dying day!"
A year after the massacre at Columbine High School, images of the tragedy once again filled local and network newscasts.
A viewer from Danville wrote: [Marilyn Rigney Danville]
"These families and students have worked very hard through prayer and encouragement from the Christian community to grieve and go on with their lives for the past year, and then the media comes along and hashes it all over again with reports, videos, photos and interviews. How can people find the strength to heal from such tragedies if they are not allowed to go forward?"
Your comments on issues in the news and how we handle them are always appreciated.
Our mailing address is News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
To send a fax, just dial 343-7269.
Email goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find a moderated online forum at our website, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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Up next on News 7...
Singing and dancing filled the Salem Civic Center ..
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but it wasn't for a concert.. instead it was a celebration of Easter that brought thousands out this morning.
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[Pope-Easter]


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Around the world Christians celebrated Easter.
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((ALLE....LUIA!))
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Pope John Paul urged Humanity on this Easter Sunday- to defend peace and human rights and rid the world of racism and poverty.
The 79-year old Pontiff made the appeal in his twice yearly message to the city and the world-
A crowd of more than 100-thousand packed St. Peter's square.
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((SPEAKING IN ITALIAN. .. AND BELLS.))
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The Pope read Easter greetings in 61 languages- Todays mass capped a hectic week of activity for the pope- testing his stamina.
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Easter service were also being held locally and one celebration brought thousands.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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The congregation of Our Lady of Nazareth Church of Roanoke County -- packed the Salem Civic Center -- as thousands of worshippers came to celebrate Easter.
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((FATHER JOE LEHMAN/PASTOR: WE SAID HOW CAN WE BETTER OPEN THE DOORS OF OUR CHURCH AND THAT'S WHY WE DECIDE TO LOOK AROUND FOR ANOTHER PLACE THAT WAS SLIGHTLY BIGGER THAN OUR PRESENT SANCTUARY. THIS WAS MORE THAN SLIGHTLY BIGGER THAN OUR SANCTUARY, THEN WE DECIDED RATHER THAN HAVING A NUMBER OF SERVICES WHY DON'T WE JUST HAVE ONE BIG SERVICE AND CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION WITH GUSTO))
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There was dancing -- praying -- and communion -- as they congregation celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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((THE RESURRECTION, EASTER IS SOMETHING TO BE LIVED DAY AFTER DAY))
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Father Lehman says this is the first time the church has held Easter Service at a different location -- and he says the turn-out was overwhelming.
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((MARION DANCO/CHURCH MEMBER; THEY CERTAINLY MADE IT SO IT WAS A VERY WARM FEELING MASS EVEN THOUGH IT WAS IN THE LARGER KIND OF COOL CIVIC CENTER))
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And with a parish of this size -- Father Lehman says the church has the power to continue to make a difference in the Roanoke Valley by spreading the message of Jesus.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

















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The Los Angeles Lakers say they won't be happy until they put a ring on their fingers.
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The first step torwards that goal would come against Sacramento. Chris Webber showed up for the Kings, ripping rope for a playoff career high 28 points, including this slam.
But the other big guy would steal the show. Shaquille O'Neal poured in a playoff [SUPER=32-Los Angeles/117/Sacramen

to/107;]career high 46 points and pulled down 17 rebounds on his way to the MVP trophy this season.
Kobe Bryant was also effective, scoring 23 points on the day. Glen Rice scored 18 as the lakers take game one 117-107.
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[S-Blazers]


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Also in a Western Conference playoff opener, Portland and Minnesota would go head to head.
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The man for a few hours today was the way over 30 year old Scottie Pippen. The Trailblazers go to guy produced a game high 28 points.
Pippen's cause was aided by mighty mouse Damon Stoudalmyer who ripped rope for 18 points.
The T-Wolves Kevin Garnett was held to 12 points and 11 rebounds,
[SUPER=32-Portland/91/Minnesota/88;]So Malik Sealy picked up the slack with a team high 23, but Portland wins game one

91-88. Game two is Wednesday.
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In other playoff action, Indiana beat Milwaukee __to___.[S-NBA]


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In the the Eastern Conference playoffs, the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors opened their series in the Bronx.
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The playoff tested Knicks would teach Vince Carter and the Raptors a lesson about the post season. Watch LJ make the nice spin move and finish, two of his 15 points.
Mugsy Bogues did provide some offensive punch for the Raptors, ripping rope on this three pointer from the right side, half of his output.
Carter was held to just 16 points and shot a not so good three for 20 from the field.
[SUPER=32-New York/92/Toronto/88;]Letrell Spreewell would add 20 points for the knicks, including this nice drive and

hoop. The Knicks held the Raptors to just 12 first quarter points, Knicks win 92-88.
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The Cave Spring Soccer team is three and OH in the Roanoke Valley District and five wins overall. The two blemishes on the record came last week against tough Woodbridge and Osbourne.
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One key member of the Knights team was absent for those two losses. Second team all state performer John Hartman is out of the country.
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That game is Tuesday. Glen Grunewald is one of many players who have stepped up their play this season. Grunewald leads the Knights in points with 18, stats that include six goals.
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The road in the Stanley Cup playoffs has been real tough on St. Louis. For the second straight year, the Blues have been forced to battle
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out of a three games to none deficit in the Western conference quarterfinals. No different today against San Jose. But the Blues even the series at three games a piece thanks to a 6-2 romp of the Sharks.
[SUPER=31-St. Louis/6/San Jose/2;]Scott Young recorded his first ever playoff hat trick as the Blues scored on four

straight shots in the second period.
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[S-Mets]


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The New York Mets were hoping to cage the Cubs today.
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The Mets fan favorite Mike Piazza received an Easter welcome from his New York faithful.
He and his teammates would respond, giving them back to back homers in the first inning. Piazza sends this shot out of the yard on a high flying homer and it is 3-nothing Mets.
Don't forget about Sammy Sosa. He puts a little salsa on this pitch, going the opposite way to right field, it's a two run homer and we are tied at three all in the top of the third inning.
[SUPER=32-New York/15/Chicago/8;]But Derek Bell rings in with a blast to right in the bottom of the fourth, a three

run bomb and the Mets would not look back., downing Chicago by 7.

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The Yankees were looking for a little revenge against Toronto. This game was about one thing and one thing only; homruns.
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Yankees Bernie William's his two of the many as New York beat Toronto 10 to 7 in a homerun feast.
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The spirit of St. Louis was alive and well on this Easter Sunday as the Cardinals Mark McGuire hammered his fifth homerun of the season estimated at 463 feet as St. Luois beat Colorado 6-3. McGuire has two homers in as many days. Now your numbers.
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Hal Sutton' 11 birdie second round and steady play the wrest of the way earned him the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic championship yesterday.
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The final round teed off yesterday in Greensboro as golfers gunned for a lot of money and a shiny new Chrysler car, that I will never own.
Sutton was solid most of the day. Here on number six, Sutton finds the cup for a birdie that put him at 13 under for the tournament.
Andrew MaGee was right on his coat tails. Magee finds the range here on hole number seven for birdie and he was at 10 under for the event.
Sutton would beat him by three strokes with a final round 71. This is Sutton's second win of the season and his 540 thousand dollar payday gives him 2.3 million in earnings, his best yet as a pro.
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On to the Las Vegas Senior Classic where Larry Nelson fired a final round 8 under 64 to win the tournament. Nelson played the final five holes at five under to win. Nelson finished with a tournament record 19 under 197 for his sixth win on the senior tour. His son gives him the nuckle shake .....Is that like father-son bonding.
Hale Irwin also had some pretty OK shots, he finished the tournament at 14 under par and earns 112 thousand bucks for his efforts, Nelson 210 grand.
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The ACC men's lacrosse championship was the game to go to Easter Sunday.
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The University of Maryland would host the title game as the homestanding Terps took on the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers.
We pick up the action in the second quarter. Watch UVa's Ian Shore take the cross field feed and beat Maryland goalie Pat McGinnis off stick low from in close, he rips rope to give Virginia the 6-2 advantage.
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UVa Canadian freshman AJ Shannon then finds the back of the net on this shot, the fourth straight goal for the wahoos as they capture the ACC title 11-7.
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