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Coming up on News 7-
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Charges are pending after a car and tractor trailer collide tonight in Roanoke. Fire fighters face an uphill battle trying to contain a forest fire in Botetourt County. And, find out how a guitar autographed by a popular country music star will go to benefit local students.
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News 7 is next.


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Hundreds gather to pray and remember a young man who dreamed of becoming an F-B-I agent.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


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Randy Gordon never achieved his dream. He was killed this week in Santee, California allegedly at the hands of a classmate. Lee Cowan reports-- on today's funeral and another arrest in connection with the case.
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(( ON A DAY USUALLY SET ASIDE FOR MOVIES AND SPORTS, TEEN AGERS IN SANTEE, CALIFORNIA BURIED A FRIEND.

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"God speed Randy, and we'll see you when we get there." - 14:37:50
ABOUT 700 MOURNERS GATHERED TO SAY GOODBYE TO 17-YEAR OLD RANDY GORDON -- ONE OF TWO STUDENTS KILLED DURING MONDAY'S SHOOTING RAMPAGE AT SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL.
CLASSMATES AND COACHES EXPRESSED FOND MEMORIES OF THE CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER ... WHO DREAMED OF JOINING THE NAVY ... AND THEN EVENTUALLY THE F-B-I.

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"Randy was always the type who always tried to hit on all the girls. Always got the numbers. I remember how he loved his cats -- all 30 of them."
BUT NO ONE COULD ERASE THE THOUGHTS OF RANDY'S VIOLENT DEATH -- ALLEGEDLY AT THE HANDS OF FELLOW STUDENT, ANDY WILLIAMS. THE 15-YEAR OLD STANDS ACCUSED OF THE MURDERS AND THE ATTEMPTED MURDERS OF 13 OTHERS.

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AND NOW, ANOTHER ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE. POLICE PICKED UP 18-YEAR OLD PATRICK SMITH OUTSIDE HIS HOME IN FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND ... FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING OVER THE INTERNET TO FINISH WHAT ANDY HAD STARTED.
INVESTIGATORS SAY SMITH SENT THE THREATS TO TWO 15-YEAR OLD GIRLS FROM SANTEE ... USING AN INSTANT MESSAGING SERVICE.

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"He thought he could hide using different methods going online."

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NEWS OF THIS LATEST ARREST ... LITTLE COMFORT ... FOR LOVED ONES OF RANDY GORDON.
LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS.))



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Two men were injured when their car reportedly veered INTO a tractor trailer in Roanoke tonight.
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The accident occurred on Interstate 581.
State Police say the vehicle was traveling Northbound when - just beyond the Orange Avenue exit - the car swerved to the left - and hit a tractor trailer in the center lane.
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Two men in the car were taken to the hospital. State Police say their injuries did NOT appear to be life threatening. The tractor trailer driver was reportedly UN-injured. Authorities say charges ARE pending.
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A forest fire on Foster's Knob in Botetourt County was contained this evening -
But it took firefighters quite a while - to get to the blaze.
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Fire broke out shortly before three this afternoon. Smoke coming off the mountain could be seen for miles. But dozens of crews had a hard time reaching the flames because of the steep terrain.
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((RICHARD MILES: IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA WE WERE HAVING SOME PROBLEMS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE FIRE, WELL THERE ARE A LOT OF OLD LOGGING ROADS BUT NO MANY ARE OPEN THEY HAVE TREES AND STUFF ACROSS.))
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No homes are in danger. Officials said they weren't sure how many acres the fire consumed... or how it started.
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The 18- Virginia National Guard airmen killed last weekend died while doing something they believed in. They were serving their country, their state and their communities.
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Those were the words of Governor Jim Gilmore who spoke at a memorial service today in Virginia Beach to pay tribute to the guardsmen. The men were killed when their plane crashed last Saturday while flying from Florida to Virginia. Photos were displayed-- and the name of each airman was read aloud. Blacksburg native Greg Skurupey was among the victims.
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After the ceremony, mourners went outside to watch four F-16's fly above the church. One jet peeled away from the others to symbolize the fallen men. Some 35- hundred people attended today's ceremony.
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What one man calls a blessing, others call heroic.
Keith Weltons says he was blessed to be in a position to help someone else. Members of Roanoke City Council call him a hero.
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((VOICE OF MAYOR RALPH SMITH: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE THAT KEITH PATRICK WELTONS BE THANKED AND RECOGNIZED BEFORE ALL THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE FOR HIS HEROIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SAFETY AND WELFARE OF OUR COMMUNITY.))
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On Monday members of City Council passed a resolution honoring Weltons, and the audience in council chambers gave him a standing ovation for his actions.
Weltons was leaving a downtown parking garage, when he realized something was wrong, and interrupted a violent assault.
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((KEITH WELTONS: IT WAS ONE OF THOSE EVENTS WHERE I KEPT SAYING MY BLESSINGS OVER AND OVER. I CAN'T TELL YOU, WHILE I WAS SHOOK UP AND MY FAMILY WAS SHOOK UP OVER THE EVENTS, AT THE SAME TIME I FELT TRULY BLESSED TO BE IN A POSITION TO DO THAT.)) ((MAGGIE GRAY/TRIGON HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: YOU CAN TEACH PEOPLE ALL KINDS OF THINGS ABOUT SAFETY AWARENESS, BUT YOU CAN'T TEACH THEM TO CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE AND THAT'S HOW WE FEEL ABOUT KEITH. HE KNEW SOMEBODY WAS IN TROUBLE AND HE TOOK THE TIME AND COURAGE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. AND WE'RE VERY BLESSED.))
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The victim of the attack attended the ceremony. She has recovered from the incident, and is now back at work. Since the assault, 200 of her coworkers at Trigon have signed up for safety awareness classes offered by a Roanoke City police officer.


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A man with deep ties to Giles County who argued a landmark case before the U-S Supreme Court passed away today. John Livingstone Dillow served as Giles County's Commonwealth's attorney and headed up Virginia's Republican party at one time. He ran a law firm in Pearisburg for more than 60 years. In 1957, Dillow argued before the U-S Supreme Court that the poll tax in the South should be abolished. Dillow died today in North Carolina. He was 97 years old. Funeral services will be held Monday in Narrows.
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Young people in the Roanoke Valley take the floor at a summit to get THEIR take on issues heard today. Details ahead...
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And... some area students are facing the challenges their predecessors faced more than a century ago. We'll take you back to times past - in today's Time Off.
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A big part of Virginia's tobacco settlement money may settle down in Southside.
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Virginia has been awarded nearly 20- million dollars to help the state's tobacco growing regions diversify their economies. Of that sum-- 17 and a half million dollars will go to Southside Virginia. A 31 member commission group that controls half of the state's tobacco settlement money has voted to finance 26 economic development projects in Southside and southwest Virginia.
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Census numbers show that more people are choosing rural living.
A sales slump is forcing one company to cutback its workforce.
Jennifer Miele explains in this week's business review.
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The Census numbers are in.. Virginia's overall population has grown by about a million people in the last 10 years... but according to the numbers, most people are moving out of Virginia cities and into the counties. [PRE PRO] [PRE PRO PAGE 2]
Danville took a huge hit... an 8 point 8 percent population drop. [ADD]
Roanoke lost one and a half percent of its population. [ADD]
Lynchburg's numbers fell one point two percent. [ADD]
But the town of Blacksburg jumped up in the numbers by 14 percent. [END PRE PRO] [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
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Pulaski Furniture laid off 36 people due to poor sales of curio cabinets.
While the company is still the nation's leader in curio cabinet manufacturing, official say inventory is just too high.
The company is hopeful the economy will pick up the second half of the year. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
The Fast Track Trade Show in Martinsville brought out the best in area businesses.
More than a hundred local companies strutted their high tech stuff. ((STEVE SHEPPARD/CHAMBER PRESIDENT: ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SPUR AN IDEA, AND IT MAY BECOME THE NEXT BIGGEST BUSINESS IN HENRY COUNTY OR MARTINSVILLE.))
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A local distributor is making high tech equipment a hot commodity for Martinsville Fire and Rescue services.
This heat sensor helps firemen find hot spots from outside a burning home, even in the dark of night. ((CHAD ANDERSON/EMS COORDINATOR: THESE CAMERAS COST ABOUT 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS A PIECE, BUT THE PRICE ON A LIFE, IS WELL BEYOND THAT.))
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Here's a look at the Dow and Nasdaq closing for the week.
I'm News 7's business reports Jennifer Miele.
That's this week's business review.))



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Letting young people's voices be heard was the focus of the second annual Community Youth Summit in Roanoke.
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Dozens of elementary and high school students gathered at Lucy Addison Middle School to talk about the issues that concern them.
Several organizations like the Downtown Music Lab and Planned Parenthood were there to listen.
Organizers say the summit is a safe place for students to speak their minds.
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((ANDRE WHITEHEAD: SO MANY TIMES AS ADULTS WE WANT TO SPEAK FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE WE THOUGHT LETS GIVE THE YOUNG PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.))
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Organizers hope to expand next year's summit to include Lynchburg as well as Roanoke.
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The historic Hales Ford Academy gets new life - We'll show you, straight ahead.
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And... country-singer Travis Tritt's guitar is just one of the prizes in a raffle - geared toward helping students who AREN'T headed for the college route. We'll explain, a little later.
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Depending on how you look at it - school children have a lot of advantages today. But - there were positives to education in the 19-th century - as some local children are finding out - first-hand.
Shannon Young takes us to Hales Ford Academy in Franklin County in today's Time Off.
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((((bell rings)) 6th grade!))
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School is in session. But this isn't your typical classroom... it's a scene from a history book come to life. Here at Hales Ford Academy life moves at the pace of the late 18-hundreds.
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((Well, it's living history. The students actually get to learn what it's like. They get to play the role of students from the 1890's and see what their day was like.))
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From taking on the identity of a child who once attended the Academy to sitting at wooden desks to warming their hands by a fire, students get to experience the olden days first hand.
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((The copy books and the slates and the books are even different.))
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Dustan Turner is playing the role of John W. Hancock. Although he says he finds the school day to be slower than he's used to there are some aspects of the one room school house he wishes he could hang on to.
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Other students say there are some things they'd like to change.
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((That we have to write in cursive all the time. Reporter: Don't like that? Kayla: Not really.))
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The building itself has undergone some changes. Built in 1854 to serve as Hale's Ford Baptist Church, the room then served as a public school and private residence before it was moved to the campus of Dudley Elementary School where an arsonist burned it down in 1990.
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((There're a few things that're in here that were saved. The chimney, I think and the foundation I believe was saved also.))
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Now, after being rebuilt to the original specifications, the school house is open for free tours to anyone who wants to experience a time warp.
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Shannon Young, News 7, Franklin County.))



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Scholarships are common for college bound students - but what about those who want to pursue vocational fields?
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That's the question that prompted the Star City Cruisers to hold a raffle in Salem tonight -supporting students who opt for a vocational education.
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((JIM WOLFE/STAR CITY CRUISERS: VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IS TRAINING OUR CHILDREN TO HAVE JOBS AND YA KNOW EVERYONE PUSHED THEIR KIDS TO GET A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND THAT'S FINE, BUT NOT EVERYONE'S GOING TO COLLEGE.))
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The Cruisers are giving a partial scholarship to one auto-body student AND an auto mechanics student.
Up for grabs in tonight's raffle were two model cars and an autographed Travis Tritt guitar, both donated to the Cruisers for the event.
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The Lady Eagles of G. W. Danville have advanced to the Group Three state semi finals.
Danville beating Hayfield 51 to 32.
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The Danville players being introduced before the opening tipoff.
Hayfield's Sarah Playcek passes down low to Anesia Smith she hits the baseline three pointer.
The Eagles come back Raynisha Johnson passes up top to Ravin Yancey and she knocks down the three pointer.
In the second quarter Hayfield's Mary Edwards gets the ball down low and she hits the baseline jumper.
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Raynisha Johnson will miss the long shot but Tokisha Burton is there for the rebound and two of her 24 points as the Lady Eagles advance with the 51 to 32 win.
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Heritage advances to the State Semi finals next Friday at the Vines Center in Lynchburg. The Pioneers downed Dan River 60 to 51.
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Heritage cheerleaders excited and ready for the big game at EC Glass High School. Dan River trying to save it and the pioneers are off and running....Jermaine Carter with the steal and the dish to the big guy Brad Scott, and he finishes the break with authority on the monster dunk. Dan River would hang tough Lenard Brandon with the leaner in the lane keeps the game close. The Wildcats would keep coming, B.J. Blaze goes coast to coast and finishes with the tough lay-up...the Cats would go up by 7 in the 3rd Quarter.
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Heritage takes the ball inside, then back out to Jermaine Carter who hits the 3 and gets fouled. Heritage rolls on to the next round of the tourney winning 60-51.
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In other high school basketball action, Franklin County and T.C. Williams hooked up at Robinson High School.
And the Titans beat the Eagles in the Group Three A quarterfinal game 83 to 75 to advance to the state semi finals Thursday at the Vines Center.
In Group A, Parry McCluer was on the road at Virginia High in Bristol for a showdown with Council. And Council wins the game 54 to 31 and a trip to the Vines Center on Friday.




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North Carolina is back in the A-C-C tournament championship game.
The 6-th ranked Tar Heels knock off Georgia Tech 70 to 63.
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Matt Doherty going to the championship game for the first time as a coach.
The game was close in the first half, Brendan Haywood crashes the boards for the offensive rebound and put back to make it 18 to 16.
But the Yellow Jackets answered when Tony Aikins pulls up behind the line and hits the three pointer but Carolina lead by four at the half.
U-N-C led by as many as 13 in the second half but when T.J. Vines drives and scores drawing the foul the game was tied at 53.
Carolina answered when Jason Capel takes it to the hoop and scores on the reverse.
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But Forte carried the load with 27 points and the Tar Heels win the semi final game 70 to 63.
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For the 10-th time Carolina will meet Duke in the A-C-C title Game.
The second ranked Blue Devils beating Maryland 84 to 82.
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The Terps had not won the A-C-C crown since 1984.
And the game would go to the wire. Duke's Mike Dunleavy with the shot off the glass and the foul the Blue Devils led by one.
But Maryland was up to the challenge and when Steve Blake busted the three pointer with 11 seconds on the clock the game was tied at 82.
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Duke then gets it to Jason Williams he drives to the basket and misses the shot but Nate James is there for the tap in and the Blue Devils advance with the 84 to 82 win.
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And don't forget you can see the A-C-C title game this afternoon at 12-thirty right here on Your Hometown Station.


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Kentucky advances to the championship game of the S-E-C. The Wildcats beat Arkansas yesterday 87 to 78.
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That sets up a showdown with 14-th ranked Mississippi.
The Rebels and Florida battled here the Gators get it to Teddy Dupay and he knocks down the three pointer to tie the game at 11.
But the Rebels went on a run. Aaron Harper pulls up and hits the three pointer but the Gators led by 3.
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Mississippi broke it open just before the half and the Rebels go on to win it 74 to 69.
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Hampton University claims the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference championship this afternoon.
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Hampton would face South Carolina State in the title game.
And Tarvis Williams threw in 18 points to lead Hampton to the 70 to 58 win and here are the rest of tonight's college scores.
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Joe Nemechek takes the checkered flag in the Busch race yesterday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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Nemechek would build up a 10 second lead with 10 laps to go in the race and he crossed the finish line way ahead of Greg Biffle to win the Aaron's 312 for his 10-th win on the Busch Circuit.
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Michael Waltrip was third followed by Jeff Green and Todd Bodine.
THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.




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The Roanoke Express is anxious to get back on the ice. Roanoke begins the stretch run tied with Richmond for the second spot in the Northeast Division.
The Express is on the road tomorrow for a game with the Pee Dee Pride.
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Roanoke's next home game is March 13-th against Toledo.
DUKE AND NORTH CAROLINA WILL PLAY FOR THE ACC TOURNAMENT TITLE. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.

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John Ellis, an assistant coach on the United States National women's team conducted a clinic in the valley this weekend.
Ellis says the soccer programs are strong at all levels throughout the country but he says there are some areas that need to be worked on.
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And Ellis says that's why its important that the younger players get the proper coaching.
And he said the middle schools are a good starting point.
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