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Coming up on News 7- A plane crashes into a home at Wintergreen resort.
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[vo-nat] A retired bishop brings his controversial message of acceptance to Roanoke today. And, Tara Munsey's mother speaks publicly for the first time... saying she doesn't hate the man who took her daughter's life.
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News 7 is next.

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At least five skydivers are injured in Texas when their plane crashes shortly after take off.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton. We'll have more on that story in just a minute, but first...

[Wintergreen-Crash]


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A small plane rests on the deck of a house after an emergency landing at Wintergreen Restort.
The single engine Cessna was occupied by a husband and wife.
Officials say they failed to clear and hit a house on Crabapple Road.
No one was home at the time and the couple in the plane was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Authorities say that thick fog may have contributed to the accident.

[Texas-Crash]


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Some tense moments in North Texas today when a single-engine airplane carrying 22- people crashed east of Decatur.

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[VO-NAT 20:03:52]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, TX;]

No deaths are reported, but at least five people were injured. The plane was carrying skydivers when it crashed shortly after takeoff. Decatur is about 40- miles northwest of Fort Worth.
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[Aspen-Crash]


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The investigation, meanwhile, continues into Thursday night's fatal plane crash in Aspen, Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
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The charter jet crashed near the runway killing all 18- on board. A spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety board spoke with the media today saying weather conditions at the time were so bad, a landing should not have been attempted at night.
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((CAROL CARMODY/NTSB SPOKESPERSON: A STRICT CONSTRUCTION OF IT WOULD IMPLY THE INSTRUMENTAL PROCEDURES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AT NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Carmody/NTSB Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=at night.]
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[VO-NAT]

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety board say other planes arriving had problems of their own on Thursday. The N-T-S-B says three planes trying to land before the plane that crashed had been forced to abort approaches.
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[Monty-Shooting]


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A shooting in Montgomery County leaves one man in the hospital.
Officials say 42 year old Roger Cox got in an argument with Wilbur B. Oldham, both of Christiansburg.
They say that's when Oldham shot Cox twice in the leg.
Cox was taken to the hospital.
Oldham is being held in the montgomery County Jail without Bond.

[Episcopal-Gays]


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A retired Episcopal Bishop's view that the church should accept homosexuals has drawn criticism as well as praise. Today the Reverend John Spong spoke at Christ's Church in Roanoke as part of the third annual Interfaith Sexual Minorities Conference. Kate Weidaw reports.
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Reverend John Spong believes the church and the military are the only institutions that remain homophobic. Spong says while society has accepted homosexuals the church has not kept up with modern culture.

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((REV. JOHN SPONG: WE NEED TO SAY WHERE AS HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE CAN FORM LIFE TIME UNIONS WITH THE PERSON OF THEIR CHOICE SO CAN GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE MUST BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM LIFE TIME UNIONS WITH PEOPLE OF THEIR CHOICE AND THE CHURCH IS CALLED UPON TO BLESS THOSE I BELIEVE.))
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The retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark says the bible is partly to blame for the church's prejudice.

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((WHY PEOPLE WHO THINK THE PEOPLE WHO WROTE THE BIBLE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SOME OF THE COMPLEX ISSUES OF THE MODERN WORLD IS JUST BEYOND ME. I THINK THAT IS NAIVE AND IGNORANT POINT OF VIEW AND YET IT'S STILL RAMPANT IN WHAT I THINK ARE POORLY EDUCATED CHRISTIAN CIRCLES.))
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Spong calls Jerry Falwell a classical fundamentalist concerning his views on homosexuality.

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((HE SAYS THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD AND EVERY THING IN IT IS TRUE, I THINK HE HASN'T READ IT.))
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While some passages in the Bible condemn homosexuality Spong says it's wrong.... because the Bible also condemns epilepsy and left handed people. Medicine now controls the disorder and the other is accepted by society. The message Spong hopes people take home with them is acceptence.

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((IT'S THE JOB OF THE CHURCH TO EMBRACE THEM WITH THE LOVE OF GOD NOT TO BE THEIR JUDGE , JUDGMENT IS GOD'S BUSINESS.))

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Kate Weidaw news 7 Roanoke.))



[Milosevic]


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A standoff is over at the home of Slobodan Milosevic.
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Police arrested the former Yugoslav president on charges of abuse of power and corruption. A close aide says Milosevic surrendered voluntarily ``to include himself in the legal procedure.'' When police first attempted to raid the home earlier today-- the former president's guards fired at them with automatic weapons and pistols. The arrest ended an armed standoff that lasted more than 24 hours.
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[Munsey]


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Earlier this month-- a jury convicted Jeffrey Thomas of murder and sentenced him to die for killing 16- year old Tara Munsey.
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But Munsey's mother told a group in Richmond she wants to spare the life of her daughter's killer. Today Munsey's mother told "Virginian's for Alternatives to the Death Penalty" that she doesn't hate Jeff Thomas. Kitty Irwin says sparing Thomas' life-- rather than ending it-- will bring her closure and help with the healing process. A judge will sentence Thomas in June.
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[Redistricting]


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The lines are being redrawn for Virginia's districts. Today lawmakers held the second of four public hearings in Roanoke.
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Legislators are in the process of drawing new boundaries for both houses of the General Assembly this spring. They'll begin drawing boundaries for Virginia's representatives in the U.S. Congress by summer.
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[IN Q=Since Southwest]

((DEL. CHRIS JONES: SINCE SOUTHWEST HAS LOST POPULATION WE NEED TO PUSH IT EAST AND NORTH SO TO SPEAK SO THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME CHANGES.))
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[OUT Q=be some changes.]
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Lawmakers will return to Richmond on Wednesday for a special redistricting session.
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[Roanoke-Economic]


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Roanoke County has a new economic development director and he's no stranger to the valley.
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Doug Chittum was formally introduced to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors earlier this week. Chittum will direct, manage and market the county's economic development program. At one time-- Chittum worked for the city of Roanoke where he led the industrial development of the Roanoke Centre for Industry and Technology.
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((DOUG CHITTUM/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIR.: TO TELL YOU... MR. HODGE AND HIS STAFF. ))
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Chittum is a graduate of James Madison Univeristy. He also worked for F and W Management Corporation.
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[Homeless-Night]


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A group of local high school students is sleeping under the stars tonight.
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They're taking part in a project aimed at increasing awareness of homelessness in the Roanoke area. Organizers say one night of sleeping outside could never demonstrate what it's really like to be homeless, but say it's important to get the word out.
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Each student donated 25-dollars to participate in the program. The money will be donated to homeless assistance programs.
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Coming up, some local gospel groups are singing for the health of a little girl...
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and the Boy Scouts were out showing their preparedness at Tanglewood Mall today... We'll have details coming up in just a minute.
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[Confederate-Carter]


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While he was in Virginia this week, Former President Jimmy Carter weighed in on the difficult balance between Confederate history and contemporary sensibilities.
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Carter was asked about it after accepting an award as a humanitarian Thursday at V-M-I.
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((WELL, MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER SERVED UNDER JEB STUART, ALONG WITH HIS TWO BROTHERS. THEY WERE IN THE ARTILLERY BRIGADE THAT HAD SUCH A TRAGIC RESULT AT GETTYSBURG. OBVIOUSLY MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER CAME BACK HOME. OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T BE HERE. I HAVE GREAT PRIDE IN WHAT THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS DID AND THE COURAGE THEY EXHIBITED AND THE DEDICATION THAT MOST OF THEM FELT- -NOT TO SLAVERY- -BUT TO THE RIGHT OF INDIVIDUALS AND INDIVIDUAL STATES TO EXEMPLIFY THE SYSTEM OF FEDERALISM, THAT IS: STATES ARE VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES. I'M GLAD THAT THE WAR TURNED OUT THE WAY IT DID. BUT THERE HAS TO BE FOUND A WAY TO PRESERVE AND HONOR THAT HERITAGE OF COURAGE AND DEDICATION AND HONOR EXEMPLIFIED BY STONEWALL JACKSON AND ROBERT E. LEE ON THE ONE HAND, BUT STILL LET OUR MINORITY CITIZENS- -THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CITIZENS- -KNOW THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY REMNANTS OF PREJUDICE OR SUPERIORITY IN RELATING TO THEM. AND THAT'S A VERY DIFFICULT BALANCE TO REACH.))
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Carter pointed to the compromise reached in his home state of Georgia where the Confederate emblem was reduced to one of several former state banners included on the state flag.

[Leukemia-Concert]


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Some local musicians are hoping the sound of music will help a five year old girl undergoing treatment for leukemia.
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Four gospel bands gathered at Cave Spring High School this evening for a benefit concert for Catie Wright. The little girl is receiving a bone marrow transplant at Duke Medical Center.
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((RICHARD KISER/GOSPEL GUITARIST: WELL IT'S REALLY SPECIAL TO ME BECAUSE I'VE MET CATIE, I KNOW CATIE, SHE'S A BRAVE LITTLE GIRL. IT'S A NICE WAY FOR THE LOCAL ARTISTS TO GIVE BACK TO SOMEONE WHO CAN USE THE HELP.))
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[TAKE KISER WEB ADDRESS FS] If you would like more information on a fund for Catie Wright, you can check out Kiser's web site at (R-KISERMUSIC dot com) rkisermusic.com.
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[Boy-Scout]


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It takes more than leadership to tackle the great outdoors.
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Today Boy Scouts from the Roanoke Valley as well as Franklin and Craig counties drove that point home through a number of demonstrations. Some showed how to make a pine wood derby while others shared their adventures in the great outdoors.
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((RAY EADES: THIS GROUP OVER HERE DOES IT ALL THEY DO CAVING, BACK PACKING, CANOEING, WHITE WATER RAFTING, BIKING, THE WHOLE WORKS.))
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[OUT Q=the whole works.]
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The event was part of Tanglewood Mall's "Youth Day".
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Coming up, Steve Mason will join us with the latest from the Busch Series, and the Express' last home game...
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and 65 has been narrowed down to two. All of your N-C-double-A basketball highlights are coming up in a few minutes.
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[Self-Defense]


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What happens if you are walking down a dark alley and meet someone who wants your money?
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Tae Kwon Do America in Vinton held a free three hour self defense class tonight on outsmarting and escaping an attacker. The class stressed keeping aware of your surroundings.
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[Survivor-Three]


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Do you have what it takes to "Outwit, Outlast, and Outplay"?
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Thousands think they do.
Hopefuls lined the streets of Hollywood for the chance to be part of Survivor 3.
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((PIECE OF CAKE. I'LL STAB THEM IN THE BACK, STEP ON THEIR TOES. WHEN THEY'RE DONE, THEY'LL THANK ME SO MUCH THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE ME A MILLION BUCKS.))
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[OUT Q=million bucks.]
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This third season of Survivor will take place in South America.
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[Easter-Park]


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Dozens of children spent the morning combing through Highland Park. They were helping celebrate the park's one-hundredth anniversary.
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The festivities were just part of the Easter EGGstravaganza held in several of Roanoke's city parks. Organizers tried to make the activities at Highland Park special by including some that were popular when the park was founded.
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((WE HAD THREE-LEGGED RACES, SACK RACES, EGG-RELAY, EGG DECORATION, PIN THE TAIL ON THE BUNNY, AND OF COURSE THE EASTER EGG HUNT.))
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[OUT Q=...easter egg hunt.]
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Children could also find "golden" eggs that contained certificates for Easter surprises. The celebration of Highland Park's one-hundredth anniversary will continue throughout the year.
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Duke and Maryland's fourth battle of the season lived up to it's billing as the Blue Devils overcame an early terps run to advance to Monday's national Championship game.
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Two of the best coaches in the game in this one as coach K would once again match wits with the always emotional Gary Williams of Maryland.
Maryland's huge first half lead was slowly widdled down by Duke, But Carlos Dixon's [SUPER=33-Duke/95/Maryland/84;]

three pointer made it 69-62 Terps with 10:30 to play.
That's when Shane Batteir took over, he hit two straight three pointers to close the lead to 69-68, his second one cut the lead to one. He had 25 points.
Then, Carlos Boozer slams home this basket, 71-70 with 7 minutes to play and Duke advances to the title game with the 95-84 win.
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[OUT Q=.....all year long"]
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Duke will meet Arizona. The Wild Cats beat defending national champion Michigan State 80 to 61 in the first final four of the day.
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[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Arizona vs. Michigan State; :00]


The Spartans were making their third straight final four appearance but it was Arizona that put on the show at the Metrodome.
The Wildcats would take a 32-20 lead in the first half and Jason Gardiner lead the way, here he scores on the drive, he gets the foul.
[SUPER=33-Arizona/80/Michigan State/61;]Michigan State would go to a freshman, Zach Randolph with the basket and th

e foul, but Arizona still led 57-48.
Then, Michael Wright picks up the loose ball and scores two of his 13 points, 60-48 Cats.
Arizona puts an exclamation point on their second trip to the national championship with the 80-61 win, thanks to some great defense.
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The national championship game tips off at 9 PM Monday night

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[VO-NAT wipe to #eng!!!!!]
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On to the NBA where San Antonio played host to the Milwaukee Bucks. Watch the admiral David Robinson finish the play with the slam, he gets the foul as well.
The Bucks come right back. Sam cassell shows his mid range game with the jumper. 40-37 Spurs with about five minutes left in the half.
[SUPER=32-Milwaukee/86/San Antonio/77;]Cassell would then pull the Bucks to within a basket with a three point bom

b from way out there.
But Tim Duncan comes right back with an old fashion three point play, the hoop and the foul, But Milwaukee wins 86-77.
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[S-Express]


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The Express closed out the regular season last night against the Wheeling Nailers at the Round House.
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Roanoke would fall to the Nailers by the count of 4 to 3. In the first period, watch Wheeling's Boris Protsenko rip rope from the right side of the net and the Nailers were up by one.
The game would get ugly as a couple of fights would break out. Roanoke loses and closes out the regular season with a 38-30 and 4 record.
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[S-NHL]


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In NHL action, Pittsburgh looking for it's 40th win of the season yesterday, but would face mighty St.Louis, the Blues in second place in the Westen Conference Central Division with a playoff spot already secured.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/ABC; :00]


Mario Lemieux and Jamamir Jagr side by side and they would be a factor in this one.
In the first period, trailing 1-nothing, St. Louis evens the score when Danny Corso finds [SUPER=31-Pittsburgh/5/St.

Louis/3;]the back of the net on the wrap around with 9:38 left in the first.
But Pittsburgh is a third period team and would score four third period goals to erase a 3-1 deficit. Lemieux sets up the game tying tally with the shot that deflects right to Jagr.
Then, with 1:12 left in the game Mario scores the game winner, Pittsburgh wins 5-3. Now your numbers.
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[S-Rugby]


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The Mid Atlantic Rugby Football Union Division one and two men's and women's collegiate championship opened play today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


The scenic Green Hill Park served as the home to the tournament whose winners earn a spot in the sweet 16.
20 teams competed in the first round. Play began ay 8:30 this morning and the final game of the day kicked off at four o'clock.
The Virginia Tech men lost to Penn State, setting up a Sunday final between the Nittony Lions and Navy.
The number one seeded Radford men were upset by Salisbury State. Action resumes tomorrow at nine AM.
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[S-Soccer]


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The Advance Auto Parts Spring Invitational is growing by leaps and bounds.
The soccer tournament opened play today.
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The event has nearly doubled from last year to 78 teams.
The visitors are from eight states including New York, Ohio, and Tennessee.
The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club organizes the three year old tournament and says it brings in three thousand visitors and 650-thousand dollars to the area.
For many of the northern teams this is their first chance this season to play outdoors.
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Games wrap up tomorrow at the Rivers Edge Sports Complex in Roanoke and the Berglund Soccer Complex in Vinton.





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The Busch Series Jani King 300 hit the pavement at the Texas Motor Speedway yesterday.
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On lap 46, watch Shawna Robinson get together with Shane Hall, she scoots down onto the apron in turn four and plows into Hall.
Then, on lap 58, the fourth caution of the day comes out when defending series champion Jeff Green gets loose and hits the wall.
Some great driving right here. Mike Skinner, with 35 laps to go, slides into the infield after making slight contact with Scott Wimmer. He gets back on the track and saves it!
Kevin Harvick would take the checkered flag in the AC Delco Chevy, his fourth Busch series win.
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To the links, former champion Scott McCarron and Chris DiMarco share the lead after two rounds of the Bell South Classic.
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McCarron shot a 5-under par 67 for his share. DiMarco also had a 67. They are at 9-under-par 135. A stroke behind is defending champion Phil Mickelson. He had a 66 and was on fire in this round, getting himself out of trouble with incredible shots like this one on the 18th. He would go 7 under here. The tournament is delayed a day by rain with the final two rounds scheduled for tomorrow.
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On the senior PGA tour, defending champions Andy North and Jim Colbert shot a 13-under-par 59 in best-ball play at the Legends of Golf tournament in St. Augustine, Florida. That's good for a three-stroke lead.

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Ron MacDonald says he knew in high school he would make journalism his career. And years later, the classroom became his calling.
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MacDonald will retire at the end of the spring term after teaching journalism at Washington and Lee University for more than 30 years.
This week, he led his last class, and spoke of the many students who've passed through Reid Hall.
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((WHEN YOU START THINKING TOTAL NUMBERS, YOU GET TO FEELING AWFUL TIRED, BUT IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, AND I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD.))
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McDonald is the subject of this week's Virginia Profile, which airs tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning.