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Coming up on News 7-
A former Tech hoop star faces charges.
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It's contract time for many Kroger workers- We'll have a live report.
And find out why so many people are running to the altar.
Plus a bird in thewrong place at the wrong time in ARizona.
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News 7 is next.

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They cut meat, stock the shelves and run the check outs at Kroger stores.
Now union workers will "check out" a new contract- and decide if it's right for them.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Kroger]


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Approximately 45- hundred full and part time union workers will vote on the contract.
Most are employed at some 40 Kroger stores in central and southwest Virginia.
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Teresa Hamilton is outside the Kroger at Towers Mall and joins us now with more.
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Jean, Kroger and union leaders agreed upon the contract yesterday now it's up to the rank and file to vote on it. They'll do that tomorrow after they attend a meeting where they'll be briefed on what the new contract will and won't cover.
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The 45- hundred or so employees who'll vote on the contract are clerks and meat cutters represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union local 400.
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A union spokesman declined to reveal details about the contract but says workers will vote on it tomorrow after attending a morning meeting at the Salem Civic Center. During the meeting-- workers will be able to read the contract and ask union leaders questions. The workers current 5- year contract expired on Saturday but was extended through tomorrow. ))
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Earlier this evening-- we spoke with a Kroger representative who also declined to reveal specifics about the contract.

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Jean, we asked what will happen if the contract is not approved. A Kroger represenative said he didn't want to think about hypotheticals adding that Kroger and union leaders would explore different options.

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A contract deadline came and went for Comair pilots- with no contract- now pilots are off the job and flights are suspended-
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Comair was forced to cancel flights beginning this morning.
Pilots fight for better pay and benefits forced about 300 passengers flying in and out of Roanoke today to reroute.
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Speaking to reporters at a diner in Missouri, the President said he's is inclined to block any airline strike through a presidential emergency board-- ONLY IF he's told to do so by the National Mediation Board.
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((THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD DID NOT RULE. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY DID NOT GIVE ME THE RIGHT TO MOVE IN ON THE STRIKE. AND THEREFORE THE PARTIES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SETTLE IT THEMSELVES.))
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All Comair flights are canceled until at least until Wednesday.
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[Gilmore-Bills]


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Governor Jim Gilmore has a last minute fix to provide pay raises for state workers, teachers, and professors.
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With a bill-signing deadline of midnight tonight, the Governor's move came as a surprise.
He will reduce the amount the state and localities contribute to the Virginia Retirement System -- and use the savings for three and a half percent pay raises later this year.
The Governor says today's actions do NOT mean there's NO hope for museums or cultural centers.
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((WHAT THIS IS SAYING IS THAT A MAJOR PRIORITY THAT I HAVE HERE IS ONE THAT I AM ADDRESSING... SOME MONEY IN FOR MUSEUMS AND SO ON LIKE THAT. I DID DO THAT.))
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The state teachers union says it's happy for the pay raise.
But the move does nothing to address educational needs that went unfunded.
And the union says it gives the perception that the state is being careless with future retirement benefits.
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The V-R-S Board itself came up with the rate reduction idea last year.
But the same board declined to actually implement it for this fiscal year in a meeting this month.


[School-Shootings]


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Two teenagers- both accused in school shootings- both in court today.
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15-year old Andy Williams was in court today for a brief hearing-
He's accused of murdering two classmates and wounding 13 others at Santana High school.
Williams arraignment though was postponed- That's so his lawyers can prepare to challenge the state law requiring he be tried as an adult.
Meanwhile 18-year old Jason Hoffman pleaded innocent toay - He's s accused of wounding five people in a shooting last week at Granite High School.
Today students returned to class for the first time since the shooting.
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[Fleming-Update]


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Four teens are in trouble with the law, after a shooting incident at William Fleming High School.
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Police have charged two brothers from southwest Roanoke with firing a gun in the school parking lot.
Their brother is charged with causing a disruption, and so is a boy from northwest Roanoke.
An adult, Curtis Beverly, Jr. was arrested last week in the case.
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Authorities have charged a teenage boy with the shooting death of a 14 year old Roanoke girl New Year's Eve.
Officials say the boy had the gun so he could fire it during New Year's festivities.
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He allegedly shot Ashley Jones by ACCIDENT at the Westwood Village apartments in Northwest Roanoke.
The 16-year old suspect is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and underage possession of a gun.
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More complaints are surfacing about how Lynchburg educators deal with minority students, particularly those placed in alternative education programs.
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Last month, school board chairman Tracey Shaw and superintendent Jim McCormick were quoted as describing alternative ed students' behavior as "thuggish".
It's a term minority leaders find offensive.
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((DANNY MCCAIN/CONCERNED CITIZENS COMMITTEE: WHEN THEY PUT THEM IN THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS, THEY'VE ALREADY SPOKEN ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOR BECAUSE THEY'RE STATING THAT THEY CANNOT MAKE IT IN THE REGULAR SCHOOL. SO WHY LABEL THEM AGAIN? BUT AGAIN, WHEN YOU LABEL KIDS AS THUGS, CUTTHROATS AND ASSASSINS, STUFF LIKE THAT.. THEY ARE NOT THAT.))
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McCain wants Shaw and McCormick to resign or be removed from their positions.
Both men say they were only describing behaviors, not actual students.
The Reverend Al Sharpton is expected in town Friday to talk about the situation.
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[Mims]


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A former star Virginia Tech basketball player is in trouble with the law.
Blacksburg police arrested Dennis Mims last Friday at Terrace View Apartments-
He was later charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit larceny.
Mims was one of Tech's top players but was dismissed from the team last December for violating team rules.

[Tech-Assault]


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A custodian at Virginia Tech has been charged with assaulting an art student.
Tech police arrested James Lee Harris of Pembroke today and charged him with malicious wounding.
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The victim, a freshman, was attacked in the basement of Henderson Hall. She was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for treatment.
Harris is NOT a Tech employee; he works for a private company called Defender Services.
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[Marriage]


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The "race is on" to get married, but love may not be the reason. U-S citizenship appears to be the motivation.
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From New York, to Maryland and California- the lines are long to tie the knot.
In Los Angeles requests are up 200 percent-
An estimated 640-thousand couples are racing to beat the April 30th deadline-
It will be easier for illegal immigrants to become legal residents- but only if they marry a legal U-S resident by then.
Miss that deadline and it's back to their home country for a visa.
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((I LOVE THIS HIM TOO MUCH AND I WANT TO GET MARRIED AND GOT MY PAPER READY TO STAY IN THE UNITED STATES. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY.))
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The I-N-S suspects some couples may be faking it and requires applicants be interviewed separately to see how much they know about each other.
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John Edwards picks up a big endorsement in his bid to be Virginia's next Attorney General.
Find out who's backing the Roanoke Senator when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks, Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with news of NASCAR taking Tony Stewart to the wood shed and cleaning out his wallet. Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers celebrate their first win together by testing at Martinsville. Bill Elliott trades jabs with Muhammad Ali. Some big time collegiate rugby teams are headed to Roanoke. While Nomar and Junior are headed to the training room tonight on the Big 7.))


[Child-Pornography]


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Children- some as young as five and six years old- used in child pornography.. sold over the internet for a profit.
It's a growing problem. Now U-S and Russian officials are banding together to shut down a Russian web site.
Jennifer Jones reports the site was used to sell videos that were shipped worldwide.
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(( Behind the altered video are the faces of innocent children who authorities say have been exploited by adults operating and buying into a Russian pornographic Web Site. The young boys and girls were videotaped ...depicted having sex, - in some cases forcibly. According to Customs Officials, the tapes were then sold and distributed worldwide and most of the buyers they say were here in the United States. Charles Winwood/U.S.Customs Service " Some of the American Suspects in this investigation also copied and distributed the Russian videos here in the United States one is charged with having engaged in child molestation himself. At the request of Moscow Police ... the United States Customs Service began investigating The Blue Orchid Web Site last May. Authorities shut it down in December after making an undercover purchase. They have since seized hundreds of tapes, made 5 arrests in Russia and 4 in the US but warn their investigation is far from over in this case as well as others. Charles Winwood/U.S. Customs Service The United States Customs service is engaged with other law enforcement agencies here and abroad in a worldwide assault on the producers, the distributors and purchasers of child pornography. Jennifer Jones O/C Standup: Still authorities admit with the popularity of the internet, they have their work cut out for them estimating as many as 100-thousand Web sites in some way are involved with Child pornography. JjcbsnewsWashington))

[Biblical-Archeology]


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A warning tonight from the state Office of Consumer Affairs.
The department is asking Virginians to think before donating to the Biblical Archeology Society of Washington D-C. The organization has not registered or been granted an exempt status as required by law.
So contributions to the organization MAY be used for non-charitable purposes.

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Congressman Rick Boucher is throwing his support behind State Senator John Edwards in his bid for the democratic nomination for Attorney General...
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At a news conference today, Boucher said Edwards is the best choice for voters because of his experience and commitment to Southwest Virginia.
Edwards is a former federal prosecutor and Roanoke City Council member.
He faces Henrico Delegate Donald McEachin (muh-KEE-chin) for the democratic nomination at the party's June 12th primary.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT; JOHN KNOWS AS WE KNOW THAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION EQUALITY AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ARE THE MAJOR ITEMS ON THIS REGION'S AGENDA- JOHN EDWARDS CAN PROMOTE THOSE CAUSES AS OUR VOICE IN THE UPPER COUNCILS OF STATE GOVERNMENT IN RICHMOND.))
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State Senator Madison Marye and other New River Valley officials also gave Edwards their support.
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The candidate chosen in the democratic primary faces unopposed Republican Jerry Kilgore.
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[Goodlatte]


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Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte won't face re-election until next year, but today he also received some help from a political ally.
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Goodlatte brought in California Congressman David Dreier for a midday fundraiser. The Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Dreier has worked closely with Goodlatte on issues of technology and trade.
Today, he talked tax cuts with reporters.
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((REP. DAVID DREIER/R- CALIFORNIA: MANY OF US, AND THE PRESIDENT HAPPENS TO BE AMONG THEM, REALIZE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE BROAD TAX CUTS WHICH WILL GO INTO PLACE THIS YEAR, WHICH WILL STIMULATE ECONOMIC GROWTH. AND I'M CONVINCED THAT CLEARLY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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The House begins general debate on the budget, and members are also scheduled to take up the marriage tax penalty later this week.
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[Missing-Man]


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A Clifton Forge man who's been missing for nearly two weeks has turned up.
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Police say Peter Cardinal checked himself into a hospital in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
His family became alarmed when he disappeared after leaving work at Liberty House nursing home on March 13.
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Still ahead on News 7-- new hope for those struggling with arthritis-- a drug that does more than just treat the symptoms.
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And spring has sprung, at least according to the calendar.
But you wouldn't know it in parts of the Northeast tonight.
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[Remicade]


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Good news for the millions of Americans who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis-- there's a new treatment available that can help stop the progression of the disease.
It's called Remicade.
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The drug is taken through an I-V.
Carl Lowe says after his first treatment the pain was gone.
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((CARL LOWE/PATIENT: WITHIN A DAY OR TWO I NOTICED A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE. I HAD GOOD FLEXIBILITY, I COULD MANEUVER AROUND))
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Lowe goes for treatments at Lewis Gale Clinic every 8 weeks.
Doctor Joseph Lemmer say it's one the first medications on the market that treats more than just the symptoms of the disease.
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((DR. JOSEPH LEMMER/RHEUMOTOLOGIST: IT INDEED MAY STOP THE DISEASE FROM GETTING WORSE. IF THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN DAMAGE TO THE JOINT IT CAN'T UNDO THAT BUT IT MAY PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE ONCE TREATMENT HAS BEEN INITIATED))
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Right now Remicade is taken with other medications, but Lewis Gale Clinic is conducting clinical trials to determine if the medication can be effective alone.
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[Snow]


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If you're tired of the winter here-
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check out the rush hour commute in Syracuse-
A 24-car pileup on Route 690- near downtown.
The crash backed up traffic for miles- Police say it was so slick firefighters had trouble standing up.
Several drivers were hospitalized, but none seriously.
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In New York City.. the snow did not stop the daily work for these dogs- and the ducks seemed to take the snow in stride-
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While in Philadelphia- commuters used umbrellas to keep the snow away- while spring tried to peak out from under the white stuff.
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[S-Extra]


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Tony Stewart gets slammed by NASCAR tonight. Elliott Sadler gets juiced over his first win, while Ali steps in the racing ring. Plus, Rugby and Nomar are making headlines
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along with Ken Griffey Junior who injured his left hamstring this afternoon a week before opening day. Hamstrings are tough to heal without complete. Griffey is listed day to day - but then again - aren't we all.
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[S-NASCAR]


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Tony Stewart is one of the best drivers in Winston Cup racing - he also is one of the worst when it comes to keeping his emotions under control. Sunday he got mad, and last night he got fined and placed on probation.
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Stewart rammed Jeff Gordon and spun him out on pit road on the cool down lap at Bristol. It's at least the fourth time in the past three years that Stewart has worn his temper and emotions on his sleeve. NASCAR tonight hit Stewart with a $10 thousand dollar fine and placed him on probation for five months.
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That means Stewart will need to be on his best behavior until August 29th.

[S-Elliott]


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Just 15 hours after dancing in the confetti Elliott Sadler and the Wood Brothers Racing team were back at the track.
The win was just a memory as the team set up shop in Martinsville for testing.
And that's where Denise Allen caught up with them.
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(( Elliott Sadler's triumphant cheers in the winners circle of the Food City 500 ended a seven season dryspell for Wood Brothers Racing and made history.
No other driver has ever won at Bristol from as far back as the 38th starting position.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: WOOD BROTHERS RACING NOW FEELS IT HAS PUT TOGETHER A TEAM THAT CAN BE A SUCCESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.
THE ADDITION OF CREW CHIEF PAT TRYSON AT THE END OF LAST SEASON WAS THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE.
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Sadler took the lead on lap 431. He held back John Andretti for the win.
Watching the number 21 and 43 cars battle it out made Eddie Wood a little nostalgic.
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The Wood Brothers are hoping to bring a little of that Bristol magic to the unfriendly confines of their home track, the Martinsville Speedway, where the Woods have just two career wins - One with Cale Yarborough back in 1968 and another with David Pearson in 1973.
In Martinsville, Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

[S-Ali]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Bill Elliott is teaming up with the man most consider to be the most popular athlete on the face of the planet - Muhammad Ali.
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[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00]

Elliott's number 9 Dodge will feature a brand new paint scheme when it rolls into Michigan this summer on June 10th. The car has Ali's likeness on it's quarterpanels and hood, and Ali, himself, will be in Michigan for the race.
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Proceeds from the sale of souvenirs of the Ali car will go directly to Dodge's minority scholarship program that helps aspiring crew members work their way into NASCAR.
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[S-Nomar]


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This morning, Red Sox star Nomar Garciaparra was in Charlottesville to have his injured right wrist examined by University of Virginia team doctor Frank McCue. Doctor McCue says he thinks Garciaparra needs surgery to repair the tendon that is split from Nomar's fingers to his wrist. The procedure will keep him out for 10 weeks. He likely will have the surgery next week.

[S-Tiger]


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In two weeks the Masters golf championship will be decided right here on Your Hometown Station.
[GRAPHIC=TIGER]

Today the odds of favorite to win the green jacket this year served notice that he is back. Tiger picked up his second straight PGA win by capturing the Players Championship at the TPC at Ponte Vedra, Florida.
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Tiger shot a five under par round of 67 during the final round that had to finshed this morning due to rain yesterday.
Tiger beat Vijay Singh by one, Bernhard Langer by two and upstart Jerry Kelly by 4. Kelly shot 73 today.
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Roanoke County will play host to the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union collegiate tournament this weekend at Green Hill Park in the western part of the county.
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Yesterday morning, officials from both Mid Atlantic Rugby and Roanoke County Parks, recreation and tourism held a news conference to announce the final brackets.
20 teams from both division I and II will play. Men's and women's teams will be represented. The tournament will have a local flavor with Virginia Tech, Virginia, James Madison and Radford Universities competing.
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Finally tonight Jean, something that few have ever seen before in the game of baseball.
Arizona's Randy Johnson hit and killed a dove with a pitch during an exhibition game yesterday.
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The bird flew in front of the plate just as Johnson was delivering.
The National League Cy Young winner and perhaps the game's hardest thrower.
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