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Coming up on News 7-
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Just who will go to a new Roanoke County high school . yet another plan tonight.
That croc is caught from a public beach in Florida.
Plus why one group is upset with the Hannibal movie that's filming in Richmond.
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And Virginia loses a hoops star-
News 7 is next.

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The debate over who will attend Roanoke County's new high school heats up again.
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A third plan for the redistricting of schools in south Roanoke county was unveiled tonight.
But parents still have concerns over busing and splitting up students.
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Kate Weidaw attended the public hearing tonight and joins us from the newsroom with more.
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School officials are hoping the third time is a charm for this on going debate.
The school board has taken concerns about the last two plans and created a third plan they hope is a compromise between the other two.
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That comment brought applause from parents who are asking the school board to make the best decision when it comes to their children's future. The new high school has brought debate on who will attend it and who will not. The third plan the school board has come up with, would have students at Back Creek, Oak Grove, and Cave Spring Elementary attend Hidden Valley Junior High and then the new high school. Students at Bent Mountain, Clearbrook, Green Valley, and Penn Forest would attend Cave Spring Junior High and then Cave Spring High School. Parents say this might be the best plan out of the three to keep students together.
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((I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT PLAN C OR ANY PLAN THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE MANY PEOPLE AWAY FROM THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL TO GET TO ANOTHER SCHOOL IN ANOTHER PART OF THE COUNTY.))
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The school board says the only problem with the plan is that it would fill the new high school to capacity.
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((I HATE TO THINK WE HAVE SPENT THIS MUCH MONEY AND IN 4 YEARS WE ARE GOING TO BE DEALING WITH AN OVER CROWDED HIGH SCHOOL.))
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But the new plan will provide a more balanced enrollment between Cave Spring and Hidden Valley -- something Green Valley parents were concerned about.))
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The length of bus rides is also a concern for many parents. They say the new plan might be the best to keep them short.
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The School Board hopes to vote on a plan Thursday.

[York]


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Botetourt County is fining a company thousands of dollars for not hiring enough people or spending enough money.
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[TAPE 96-35] When York International started assembling air conditioning parts in Botetourt County four years ago, it promised to hire 120 people and spend nine million dollars by this year.
The company has spent only a quarter of that.
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So now, York has agreed to pay 95-thousand dollars in damages to the county and invest ten million dollars in the plant by the end of this year.
There will still be only thirty jobs, but the county says they'll be high-end manifacturing instead of assembly line work.

[Bus-Suits]


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The lawsuits against a tow truck driver who killed two people in Franklin County last year have been settled.
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The accident involving the wrecker, a school bus and another car killed an 8-year-old girl and her grandmother.
Relatives of the victims sued Michael Lee Gray and his employer for almost 20 million dollars.
The plaintiffs' attorney says he doesn't want to reveal the amount of the settlement until a judge approves it.
Gray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
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[Waco]


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Stories of relatives lost in the Waco standoff- came out today- as the trial against the Government begins.
Families of victims are suing the government for 675-million dollars in a civil trial.
Teresa Estacio has more.
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((Pictures and videotape similar to this one showing children inside the Branch Davidian compound played a central part in the first day of this trial. The plaintiffs' attorney, Michael Caddell, plans to call more than 40 witnesses, including now-grown children, former residents of Mt. Carmel. Michael Caddell, Plaintiffs' Attorney: Sheila Martin lost her husband and three children. Sheila Martin/Survivor, I think of all the children I won't see growing up. Survivors and relatives brought the 675-million dollar lawsuit against the government claiming FBI agents used excessive force during the initial raid. Also, they say agents helped ignite the inferno which killed the group's leader, David Koresh, and an estimated 80 followers including more than 17 children. The government has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing. Michael Bradford, U.S. Attorney, Those children didn't have to die in that compound. David Koresh could have stopped that from happening any time. Teresa Estacio CBS News, Waco, Texas.))

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Two mobile homes caught fire this afternoon in Bedford County.
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The trailers at the Hardy Road Mobile Home Park caught fire at about 2:45 and burned to the ground.
Roanoke County units helped Bedford County crews bring the fire under control.
No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries.
Authorities aren't sure how it started.
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Residents living in the Richelieu Apartments are back home tonight after they were evacuated this afternoon because of an explosion.
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Officials believe it was gasoline in the sewer that blew three man-hole covers into the air.
Residents said they heard at least three separate explosions that shook the apartments.
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Police closed off the area around 24th and Richelieu as a precaution.
The gas company and a hazmat team were called in to investigate.
No one was injured.
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[Autumn-Lane]


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Roanoke city inspectors say they can not stop a contractor from building new homes -- even though one young couple says he swindled them.
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Phillip Bane was the contractor responsible for this modular home on Autumn Lane -- The siding's not attached -- and as it turns out, neither are the toilets.
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((THEY COME IN TO GET THEIR FIRST SHOWER AND WHEN MY NEIGHBOR TURNED ON THE WATER, OF COURSE HE REACHED HERE TO PULL UP THE TUB SPOUT AND YOU CAN SEE THIS IS NOT SECURE AND IT JUST SHOT OF AND WENT TO THE BACK TO THE TUB.))
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City inspectors say this home meets code. But over the years they have charged Bane with four misdemeanors, and several times they stopped his construction.
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He refused to speak on camera.
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((IT IS UNUSUAL ... PRIOR TO COURT ACTION. BUTT BUTT BUTT I THINK THE CITY SHOULD NOT LET PEOPLE LIKE PHILLIP BANE BUILD IF HE'S NOT QUALIFIED TO DO IT.))
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Bane plans to build ten more houses on Autumn Lane.
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[Microsoftr]


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Microsoft's case is on the fast track to the high court.
And that's just what the Justice department wanted.
That means Microsoft's appeal bypasses lower courts and goes right to the Surpeme Court.
Supreme Court justices have not yet said whether they will accept the case.
A federal court ruled Microsoft be broken into two for anti-trust violations it said shut out competitors.
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Virginia's acceptance of Hannibal is not sitting well with mental health advocates.
We'll hear from both sides next on News 7.
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And contractors are hitting a wall in their search for bricks.
We'll find out why.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks, this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with hoop news from UVa - Colin Ducharme says he's not coming back. The Yankees try to pummel the bad Boston man named Pedro. The Avalanche pitchers are fit to be tied as the second half draws closer. And Pete Sampras comes through with a winner as he gets engaged. All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))

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Advocates for the mentally ill find it an "irritating" use of state resources.
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The Commonwealth of Virginia has rolled out the red carpet for "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."
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((WELL I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET ANTHONY HOPKINS THE OTHER NIGHT AS A MATTER OF FACT.))
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The Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill says the Hannibal Lecter character perpetuates a myth that the mentally ill are all dangerous, even when receiving treatment.
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((VAL MARSH: I THINK IT GIVES PEOPLE PERMISSION, BECAUSE IT'S SO SCARY ....IT GIVES THE PUBLIC AND OUR DECISION MAKERS PERMISSION TO NEGLECT THEM AND TO CONTINUE MISTREATING THEM.))
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It's NOT exactly a low budget slasher film.
Aside from Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore takes over the role of F-B-I agent Clarice Starling.
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Moore was nominated for an Oscar last year for "The End of the Affair."
"Hannibal" will be filming in an around the capital for six or seven weeks.
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[Skakel]


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A Kennedy family member was in court today- for the 1975 murder of his neighbor.
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Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel is accused of bludgeoning 15 year old Martha Moxley to death with a golf club.
39-year old Skakal broke down in tears in court- when a former school make testified that Skakel admitted to him that he killed Moxley- testimony Skakel's attorney called garbage.
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Today's hearing is to determine whether Skakel will be tried as a juvenile or an adult.
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[Wythe-Fatal]


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The second fatal accident in two days in the same area.
A Salem man is dead tonight -- the result of a collision with a tractor trailer on Interstate 81.
It happened after four in Wythe County, near Exit 80.
State police say 78-year-old Leonard Davis Hill of Salem was killed as he plowed into the back of a truck that was slowing down for construction.

[Brick-Short]


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The Roanoke Valley is experiencing a boom in commercial and residential construction.
But a shortage of bricks has stonewalled local contractors.
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David Radford says his company has been having trouble getting bricks for the past 4 years.
He's been forced to use less brick and more vinyl siding instead.
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Local brick suppliers say they are producing at peak levels to keep up with the demand.
General Shale and Brick Company is holding 25 million bricks back this year for Roanoke alone.
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((I THINK LOCALLY, WE'RE DOING A BETTER JOB OF KEEPING BRICK BACK FOR THE LOCAL MARKET. IT'S A RECORD NUMBER OF BRICK THIS YEAR THAT WE'RE KEEPING FOR THE LOCAL MARKET.))
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Suppliers have limited their brick selection in order to produce faster, but say only a cooling economy will slow the demand.
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What's behind those record gas-prices? The federal government plans to find out.
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And a crocodile capture-- caught on tape.
It's all still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
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[Gas-Prices]


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Tired of high gas prices? So is the federal government.
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The Federal Trade Commission today opened a formal investigation into skyrocketing gas prices in the Midwest.
While the prices in this region are high- in some parts of the Midwest prices are topping two dollars a gallon.
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((JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: NONE OF THIS ADDS UP FOR PRICES TO GO UP IN SUCH A QUICK PERIOD.))
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Congressional sources say by the end of the week the F-T-C will begin issuing subpoenas to oil companies.
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In Indiana the state is cutting the five cents a gallon state tax temporarily to give motorists a break.

[Smoke-Alarms]


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A new state grant could save lives in Lynchburg.
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The Lynchburg fire department today was presented with 350 new smoke detectors to install in the homes of needy residents.
The detectors were paid for by the "Get Alarmed, Virginia" program, which is aimed at reducing the number of fire- related deaths in the state.
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((BUDDY MARTINETTE/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THERE OBVIOUSLY ARE THE BEST CASE SCENARIOS, THEY'RE USED FOR THE PEOPLE THAT CAN'T AFFORD THEM AND OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE ONE IN THEIR HOUSE. AND IF WE CAN IDENTIFY THOSE PROPERTIES AND USE THOSE AS A PRIORITY FOR THOSE PARTICULAR CITIZENS, THEN I THINK THEY'LL BE BEST SERVED IF WE HANDLE IT THAT WAY.))
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Fire officials installed the first smoke detector this afternoon in the home of a woman on Harrison Street.
Authorities say at least one of the three people who have died in Lynchburg fires this year could have been saved by a smoke alarm.
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[Croc-Capture]


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Last night we showed you an unsual sight
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a crocodile spotted on a Miami beach.
Tonight the pictures of that crocodile being captured.
Wildlife officials went off shore to capture the crock- pulling it out of the water-
IT took some quick maneuvering to close the croc's jaw and clamp it down with tape.
The croc measured seven feet five inches long- It sunbathed on the beach for three hours yesterday afternoon before swimming back into the water.
The American Crocodile is an endangered species and is considered dangerous- The croc was kept alive- but taken away from the public beach.
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Colin Ducharme decides not to return for another year of hoops at UVa. Pedro can't handcuff teh Yanks. And the Salem Avalanche pitchers are all tied up. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY; :00]

Tennis star Pete Sampras the number one seed next week at Wimbledon has scored an ace by proposing to actress Bridgette Wilson. No wedding date has been set for the two yet. She is a former Miss Teen USA. He's a good tennis player.
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[S-UVa]


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The University of Virginia men's basketball program announced last night that fan favorite Colin Ducharme will not return next season for his final year of eligibility with the Cavaliers.
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Ducharme started 45 of 61 games in his first two years for the Cavs under head coach Jeff Jones. But his career took a turn for the worse when he broke his left ankle at the start of the 1998-99 season. Durcharme took a redshirt medical hardship year and returned last season only to find it tough to break into head coach Pete Gillen's rotation of new recruits. He played in 29 games but started just two last season and averaged only two points and two rebounds a game. He finishes his UVa career with 472 points and ranked 6th on the school's career blocked shot list. The Richmond native graduated from UVa last month and lived last year on the lawn.
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Last night's announcement means Ducharme wil not be with the team for its trip to Europe in August. The one person that could benefit from this is seldom-used big man Jason Rogers, a rising sophomore.

[S-MLB]


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After giving up 22 runs last night the Boston Redsox were hoping that Pedro Martinez could deliver the payback punch last night as they once again hosted the Yankees.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/MSG-MLB; :00]

Pedro struck out nine Yankees and pitched a five hitter - but three of those hits he surrendered were homeruns.
[SUPER=35-New York/3/Boston/0;]

Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill each rocked solo shots out of Fenway Park as the Yankees beat Martinez and the Red Sox 3-to-0. They're now a game and half ahead of Boston.
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[S-Pitchers]


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The Carolina League all-star game tonight saw the Carolina stars beat the boys from California 5-to-4. The second half of the season begins on Thursday. And tonight Steve Mason attempts to rope the Avalanche pitchers for us.
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((A month ago, Avalanche pitching coach Bob McClure began using a new teaching aid to help his pitchers. It's called focus through visualization. McClure makes his pitchers throw threw a series of boxes made of string. 15 feet across, the contraption has two boxes of varying size. It's amazing what some simple twine can do. ((BOB MCCLURE/AVALANCHE PITCHING COACH:))
McClure first learned this new technique two years ago at spring training. The young Avalanche pitching staff is realizing the game is not just about strikeouts. The athlete is forced to work on placement and control. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The Avalanche opens the second half of the Carolina League season Thursday the 22nd of June against Frederick. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))




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Former William Byrd star Jenny Mitchell, who was an All-ACC performer during her playing day at Wake Forest is coming back to Commonwealth to coach. Mithcell was named an assistant basketball coach for the women's team at JMU yesterday. Mitchell has coached at Missouri-Kansas City college, VCU and most recently at East Carolina.

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The Group A all-state softball team has been announced and for the fifth straight year Glenvar has put a player on the first team. Highlander pitcher Hallie East makes the team this year, along with James River's Miranda Schechterly, an outfielder for John Shotwell's Knights.

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The All Stars football Clinics of the Roanoke Valley will hold it's first annual combine for high school players on June 29th at the Roanoke Civic Center. Former UVa lineman Matt Link will run the combine. Link is currently the strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas Jayhawks.
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The kids at the All Stars football clinic got a small taste of some of the combine drills at camp.
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[S-Buzz]


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In other hoopla this evening, former North Carolina Tarheel Buzz Peterson, one of Michael Jordan's teammates and roommates, was hired today as the new head basketball coach at Tulsa. Peterson leaves Appalachian State where he won 79 games in four years.
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[S-Lakers]


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The Lakers got a title and a black eye last night.
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In the interview room at game's end, good guy Shaquille O'Neal picked up his much deserved Most Valuable Player award.
Shaq cried at game's end after bringing tears to the Pacers' eyes all series long.
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But early this morning, folks were weeping for other reasons as so-called fans torched the streets of LA. They torched two police cars, and it took officers 12 hours to get things under control. There were 11 arrests and not surprisingly, criticism of the much maligned LA police department.
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World War Two-era planes roared back to life over the New River Valley today.
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The Stearman A-75 planes took to the skies to promote a partnership between Red Baron Pizza and Miracle Flights for Kids.
Six Red Baron stunt pilots fly around the country in open-air cockpit planes from the 1940s.
Their daredevil performances help raise money for kids' charities.
Miracle Flights for Kids helps fly sick children and their families to hospitals.
Red Baron is donating money from pizzas bought in this area to the charity.
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