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Coming up on News 7-
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Hundreds pay their respects to Danny Overstreet-
Romanians spring to action. They want their top gymnast to get her olympic gold back.
Plus a discrimination lawsuit against one Roanoke company.
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While some wonder if N-S could be the target of a takeover.
News 7 is next.

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((INCREDIBLE IS THE ONLY WORD I CAN THINK OF - HE WAS EVERYTHING WRAPPED IN TO ONE.))
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Family and friends of Danny Overstreet give thanks for having him in their lives - And they give thanks that protestors did not disrupt tonight's memorial.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.

[Overstreet-Funeral]


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Nearly one-thousand people - gay and straight - paid their last respects to the victim of Friday's shooting at a predominantly gay bar.
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Meredyth Censullo was at the service for Danny Overstreet this evening.
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All week, informal memorials to Danny Overstreet have been displayed here at the Backstreet Cafe where he was gunned down. Tonight, in Vinton, a formal chance for family and friends - and those who never met him - to say goodbye.
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((((NATS - 1:41:05 I'VE GOT JOY LIKE A RIVER...))
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Singing accompanied sorrow, at what was called a celebration of Danny Overstreet's life. A celebration that drew hundreds. The crowd of mourners spilled into the parking lot - where their pain was comforted by prayer.

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((BUT RIGHT NOW WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF DANNY, ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY THIS TRAGEDY AND WE ASK YOU SEND FORTH YOUR HEALING AND YOUR BLESSING. (YES)))
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Inside, under a canopy of brightly colored balloons and flowers, he was remebered as "the laughing man." An animated figure who never met a stranger. Most who attended his funeral were in fact, just that. Kathy Caldwell met Overstreet for the first time Friday night - just minutes before both herself and Overstreet were gunned down.

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((HE WAS HAPPY, LAUGHING, JOLLY, JOKING AROUND. HE WAS JUST A JOLLY, HE SEEMED LIKE A JOLLY HAPPY PERSON.))
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And that's exactly how Overstreet's friends say they'll remember him - They only wish everyone had a chance to experience his joy...

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((PAUL HOLT: IF EVERY PERSON WOULD'VE ONLY HAD TWO MINUTES OF DANNY IN THEIR LIFE, THEY WOULD'VE BEEN TRUELY BLESSED.))

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Pastor Catherine Houchins, who led tonight's service, told mourners their job now is to keep Danny's legacy alive. And she asked them to continue to block the hate in the world with love.
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Danny Overstreet will be laid to rest in a private ceremony.

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The funeral did not bring the anti-gay demonstration that Kansas minister Fred Phelps had promised.
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Vinton Police were stationed at the funeral home, and officers from other departments were standing by, but they weren't needed.
The large crowd that lingered outside the chapel was peaceful and positive... focused on Danny Overstreet and his family.
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((NORMA POHAN/CO-WORKER: THE SERVICE WAS HELPFUL. IT BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, HIS CO-WORKERS, HIS FRIENDS. HIS FAMILY. IT WAS NEEDED.)) ((SYLVIA JOURNIETTE/CO-WORKER: I FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE JUST TO FIGHT THE HATRED FOR ONE THING AND JUST TO BE TOGETHER WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SUPPORT THE FAMILY AND LET THEM KNOW THAT DANNY WAS WELL-LOVED.))
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The only note of discord came when a car passed by carrying a sign that read "Ronnie Gay for President." Gay is the man charged with Overstreet's murder.
Still, there was relief that the funeral did not produce any angry confrontations with demonstrators.
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((I BELIEVE THAT PRAYER WORKS, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, WHATEVER HIS REASONS WERE FOR NOT COMING. IN MY HEART PRAYER WORKS.))
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Phelps complained in a fax that he feared police would not protect his safety and first ammendment rights, but tonight there was no indication why he did not show.
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After the funeral, dozens of people returned to the scene of Friday night's shooting.
They held candles, sang and prayed.
Friends, family and supporters will hold a vigil tomorrow night in Elmwood Park and then march to the Backstreet Cafe.
It starts at seven o-clock.
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Optical Cable in Roanoke has been slapped with a federal lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against blacks and women.
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The company makes fiber optic cable for video and audio communications. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Optical Cable waited 11 years to hire its first black and still does not hire enough minorities. It also says the cable company keeps women in low-paying jobs. Optical Cable denies this -- saying half of the top paid hourly employees are women and eleven percent of its workforce is black.
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((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE: THIS CASE AROSE OUT OF A CHARGE FILED BY A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, WHO SAID HE WAS DISCHARGED BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN OFFERED HIS JOB BACK.))
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Douglas Bonds brought this complaint to the E-E-O-C. He worked at Optical Cable for a month as a machine operator and says the company poorly trained him then fired him because he was black. He has not responded to the company's job offer and did not want to appear on camera.

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Could Norfolk Southern be the possible target for a takeover?
The company says it doesn't know of any takeover attempt in the works -- but yesterday, it approved a so-called "shareholder rights plan" to ward off takeover bids.
A shareholder rights plan floods the market with new shares.
Plans are usually implemented if somebody the company doesn't like buys a large portion of its stock.
But some shareholders believe such plans are CONTRARY to their interests, because takeovers often push stock prices dramatically higher.

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Investigators say a Botetourt County man killed his brother for not taking enough responsibility for their elderly mother.
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Barry Etzler is charged with murdering his brother Hugh and wounding his 18-year-old nephew Brad, who's in stable condition.
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The two men lived with their mother and frequently fought, investigators say, because the victim spent time in Roanoke and did not help with the bills.
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[M'ville-Murder]


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Martinsville Police are still combing through evidence in the murder case of a store owner.
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30-year old Lisa Nicole Thomas was gunned down last night. It happened inside DeMarco's Clothing and Classic Merchandise Collection.
She owned the Walnut Street store with her husband.
Authorities have released little information about a motive or possible suspects.
The crime has left many people shaken.
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((INEZ TONEY/WORKS DOWNTOWN: I WAS JUST SHOCKED TO HEAR SUCH A THING WOULD HAPPEN HERE IN MARTINSVILLE ESPECIALLY SINCE I MOVED HERE TWO YEARS AGO AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A SAFE QUIET TOWN.))
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((WILLIAM THOMAS/VICTIM'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: IT'S JUST A MESSED UP FEELING THAT NO ONE WANTS. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY DEATHS GOING ON IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY IT'S PITIFUL.))
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This murder is the eighth in Martinsville this year. That's three more than all of last year.
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[Gilmore]


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Getting rid of the car tax helped elect Jim Gilmore-- but now some are questioning how his adminitration is getting the money.
The Gilmore administration shifted 16-million dollars of public funds without legislative approval.
Budget writers are asking the state attorney general if the move was legal.
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At Virginia Military Institute today, Gilmore said transferring the money was a swift attempt to repay localities the revenue they lost from the no-car-tax.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT'S IMPROPER ABOUT IT, OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE WERE OBEYING THE LAW, GETTING THE TAX REBATE BACK TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AT THE RIGHT MOMENT UNDER THE STATUTE.))
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If the transfer is deemed legal, some say it will undermine the checks and balances between branches of government.

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Still ahead on News 7-- new hope for people fighting AIDS.
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And thousands of Romanians back their gymnast who was stripped of her gold medal.
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((Hey sports fans here's what's happening on the big 7 tonight the Virginia Tech football team has been named the Virginia Education Association read across America spokes team Boston College gets ready for the Hokies Washington and Lee is off to a record start and Steve Mason has the first installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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[AIDS-Study]


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Ground breaking medical news- that could be new hope for people with AIDS.
Peg Rusconi has more.
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(( DIAGNOSED TWO YEARS AGO WITH THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS, BILL DOAN FIGHTS BACK WITH AN ARSENAL OF MEDICATION. I was taking 18 pills here..." Bill Doan/HIV Patient: I would love to sleep in on a Saturday but I can't. I've got to set my alarm for 6:30 because I've got to get up and take my pills. I know the consequences if I don't.
BUT RESEARCHERS AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUND SOMETHING SURPRISING WHEN THEY TOOK A SELECT GROUP OF H-I-V PATIENTS OFF THEIR MEDICINE. EVEN WITHOUT THE MEDICATION, THEIR OWN BODIES, THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEMS TOOK OVER AND KEPT THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL. Dr. Bruce Walker/HIV Researcher: We've traditionally thought of the immune system falling over and playing dead when the virus hits, here we have a situation where we can see the immune system getting up and doing what it's supposed to do."
WALKER STUDIED EIGHT PATIENTS WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH H-I-V EARLY-- AFTER ITS FIRST FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. THEY TOOK STANDARD MEDICATION FOR TWO YEARS, THEN THE DOCTORS STOPPED THE TREATMENT. ALL OF THE PATIENTS WERE ABLE TO SUPPRESS THE VIRUS ON THEIR OWN FOR A PERIOD OF MONTHS. 11 MONTHS LATER, SOME CONTINUE TO DO SO. Peg Rusconi: THESE 14 PILLS ARE A TYPICAL H-I-V PATIENT'S DAILY DOSAGE. NOW RESEARCHERS HERE SAY THEIR STUDY IS PROMISING, BUT IT'S BY NO MEANS A GREEN LIGHT TO GO OFF MEDICATION YET.
WHILE RESEARCHERS WORK TO FIND OUT WHY THIS WORKS WITH CERTAIN PATIENTS AND FOR HOW LONG... IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHAT THESE PATIENTS HAVE IN COMMON. EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND EARLY TREATMENT. IN BOSTON PR FOR CBS NEWS.))

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Romanians are protesting the Olympic committees decision to take away gold from gymnast Andrea Radacan.
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Thousands came out in the streets of Bucharest- demanding the re-instatement of Radacan as the world's top gymnast. [radacan shot from Mon extra feed]
Radacan was stripped of her gold from the women's all around Tuesday after she tested positive for a stimulant found in some cold pills.
The stimulant is on the list of drugs banned from the Olympics.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport is deciding whether the 16 year old can keep the all around gold medal she lost-

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Daddies make a difference-- that's the message one group is trying to get out.
The story's still ahead on News 7.
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And a restaurant poplular with tourists for decades is hit by fire.
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The search is on for more bodies after a Greek ferry crash-
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The passenger ferry plowed into a patch of rocks- killing at least 66 people of the 500 aboard.
Tonight Greek prosecutors say they'll bring murder charges against some of the crew.
Already police have arrested the ships captain and four crew members.
There are reports that some of them were watching a soccer match on TV at the time.
One Coast Guard officer says the rocks are a well known marker - lighted with a beacon that can be seen seven miles away.
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((I WOULD DARE TO SAY ONLY A BLIND PERSON WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND AVOID IT EVENTUALLY))
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Navy divers are searching the sunken vessel which went down just two miles from shore.
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[Restaurant-Fire]


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If you've traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee- you may have had breakfast at the Apple Tree resturant.
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Yesterday the landmark restaurant near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park burned.
Fire destroyed the Apple Tree Restaurant.
The eatery served breakfast to tourists for more than seventy years. Customers in the dining area first noticed the fire and the building was soon evacuated.
There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Young fathers in central Virginia are getting a not- so subtle reminder these days that their most important job is BEING a father to their kids.
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The Alliance for Families and Children agency kicked off its "Daddies Make a Difference" program today.
Director Roland Hayes says they're trying to change the cultural mindset that fathers don't count.
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((ROLAND HAYES/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: ATTITUDINAL CHANGES ARE HARD. BEHAVIORAL CHANGES ARE THE HARDEST THINGS TO AFFECT AND FOR A MAN WHO BELIEVES 'THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME', TO CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT HOW HE HAS TO PARENT AND HOW HE HAS TO LIVE HIS LIFE IS ONE OF THE HARDEST TASKS WE HAVE.))
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U-S Cellular donated 5- thousand dollars to the program, which is paying for ten "Daddies Make a Difference" billboards around central Virginia.
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The Hokies are the V-E-A's read across America "Spokesteam" but first out Extra point.
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Indians Pacer Rik Smits retired today, The 34 year old Smits spent his entire 12 year career with Indiana.
He's been bothered for several years by foot and knee problems and considered retiring a year ago.
Smits averaged over 14 points and 6 rebounds a game for his career and led the team in blocked shots.
And here are tonights numbers.
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The Virginia Tech football team has been named the Virginia Education Association read across America "spokesteam".
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Players will appear in public service announcements this fall to help promote reading. Here's the promotion for reading quarterback Michael Vick did.
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Frank Beamer was not scheduled to do one, but WANTED to because of his enthusiasm for the reading promotion for kids. One PSA celebrates read across America Day. It airs on Dr. Seuss's birthday this spring with linebacker Ben Taylor and friends.
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Students across Virginia have set goals on how much they will read and when those goals are reached, each kid will receive a certificate of congratulations from Coach Beamer, Michael Vick and a teacher.
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[S-BC]


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Tech should have a good read for Saturday's Big East game at Boston College.
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Tech grounded the Eagles 38-14 last year. BC expects big play from Michael Vick.
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[PINNACLE TECH-BC] Your Hometown Station will have the Tech-Boston College game Kickoff is set for 3:30.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]


The Generals of Washington and Lee are off to a record start. More later on Mornin.

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The Generals are undefeated heading into Saturday's game with Randolph Macon.
Denise Allen tells us the three and oh start has fans checking the record books.
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((((JOHN MCDANIEL/W&L PROFESSORS: THEY WERE EXCITING TIMES. WITH SOME VERY WONDERFUL PLAYERS.))
John McDaniel played football at Washington and Lee from 1960 to 1964, playing quarterback his junior and senior years. Looking back the anthropologist says it's the off the field success that makes him proud. ((MCDANIEL: THE BEST GUY ON THE TEAM IS NOW A JUDGE. THE CAPTAIN IS A PHYSICIAN IN LEXINGTON. WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THE SUCCESS AFTER FOOTBALL))
The Generals' three and oh start to the 2000 season is the best since 1963. An improved defense-worst in the ODAC in '99 to best this season is a reason, team unity is another. ((FRANK MIRIELLO/W&L HEAD COACH: WE WON OUR FIRST GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS. THIS IS OUR BEST START SINCE 1963 SO WE'RE BREAKING STREAKS THIS YEAR.)) DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: A WIN ON SATURDAY WOULD GIVE THE GENERALS THEIR BEST START SINCE THE 1961 UNDEFEATED TEAM.
IT WOULD ALSO BE W & L'S FIRST WIN OVER RANDOLPH MACON IN 10 MEETINGS. THIS WILL BE A TOUGH TEST FOR THE GENERALS, BUT THE SENIORS SAY THEIR DUE TO BEAT THE CONFERENCE RIVAL. ((JUSTIN HOLTON/SENIOR CAPTAIN: WE'VE BEEN BEATING BY THEM PRETTY GOOD FOR THE PAST THREE SEASONS. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO BEAT EVERYONE ONCE.)) ((WILL BAKER/SENIOR CAPTAIN: DESPITE THE FACT WE'VE STARTED THREE AND OH I DON'T THINK THE REST OF THE CONFERENCE RESPECTS US. IT WOULD BE GOOD TO WIN SATURDAY AND SHOW EVERYONE THE GENERALS ARE FOR REAL THIS YEAR.))
Regardless of their record at the end of the season, these Generals are for real, real students athletes that if history is any indication will go on to do great things off the football field.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

[S-Hoops]


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The fourth season of Hometown Hoops Weekly tips off today. Steve Mason starts the year with a family affair.
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[SUPER=01-Amber Graham/Lord Botetourt Forward; 1:09]
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((WE TIP OFF THIS SEASON OF HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY WITH THE STORY OF A GROUP OF GIRLS THAT IS RE-DEFINING WHAT IT MEANS FOR A TEAM TO BE A FAMILY. THE LORD BOTETOURT LADY CAVALIERS HAVE A SET OF TWINS AND A PAIR OF SISTERS ON THE ROSTER, HERE'S THEIR VERSION OF "WE ARE FAMILY. CHUCK POUND/LORD BOTETOURT 4TH YEAR HEAD COACH:
It's quite easy for Coach Pound to rewrite that top forty hit...using lyrics like a little bit of Jessica, Rachel, Amber and Kristen in my life since much of his time is occupied with the two sets of sisters. The twins know about team work. ((:)) ((:)) Amber Graham leads Botetourt with 18 points and nine rebounds a game. The junior power forward has started every game since her freshman year and her younger sister Kristen, also a freshman starter is following in big sisters footsteps.
((:)) ((:)) The family love these four share has been infectious. Jessica, one of the twins, has a high blood pressure condition that cost her the and the first five games. Jessica and twin Rachel are the only seniors and in her weakness, the team bonds were strengthened as was a greater love for the game. THAT'S A WRAP FOR THIS EDITION OF HHW, COACHES, PLAYERS AND FANS, LET ME REMIND YOU PLEASE CALL IN YOUR SCORES, OUR HOMETOWN HOOPS HOTLINE IS 1-800-777-WDBJ, SEE YA NEXT TIME.))

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Cave Spring basketball star J.J. Redick had an interesting visitor drop by school yesterday. Duke head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski pulled into southwest Roanoke County yesterday afternoon to visit with Redick and make a pitch for the rising junior to keep the Blue Devils on his short list of colleges. Redick was named an AAU All-American this summer after his team, the Boo Williams all-stars, won the AAU national title in Orlando. That's it for sports, have a great day everybody.