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Coming up on News 7-
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Property Taxes could be going up in one of the fastest growing counties in Western Virginia.
Plus we'll check out a new golf ball that many say can make your drive 20 yards longer.
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And are chunky high heels easier on the body than stilettos? The answer coming up.
News 7 is next.

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Six days and counting- 24 Americans held by China.
Tonight relatives are getting more anxious.
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((ALL I COULD DO AT FIRST... WHAT'S TAKING SO LONG.)) [BUTT TO 13:09:04] ((I THINK AMERICA WILL DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.))
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What China would like done- is an apology from the United States.
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Good evening...

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China is still waiting and it may be a long time-
A formal apology for the collision between the U-S spy plane and a a Chinese jet- is NOT likely.
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But the two sides are talking and in just a few hours American officials hope to have a second meeting with the crew.
Today President Bush extended an olive branch.
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((I REGRET A CHINESE PILOT IS MISSING. I REGRET ONE OF THEIR OWN AIRPLANES IS LOST AND OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE PILOT AND THE FAMILY.))
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Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U-S wants to exchange information on how this accident occurred- but to express apology for being in international air space is unwarranted.
The Chinese Pilot who died is notorious for harassing U-S spy planes. The U-S had protested his actions once before.
U-S officials are not interested though in playing a blame game.. They want to seal the deal and get the crew back.


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[Osprey]


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The Pentagon says its figured out what caused a super sophisticated Marine Plane- the Osprey.. to carsh, killing four servicemen
Jennifer Jones reports the problem is apparently in the controversial aircraft-
Now some are saying the military knew about the problems for some time.
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((The Osprey is one of the militarys most expensive, and controversial programs. Now a Pentagon report has narrowed down the cause of a fatal crash that has placed the future of the high profile aircraft in jeopardy.
Maj. Gen. Martin Berndt/US Marine Corps: This accident has been thoroughly investigated. The mishap resulted from a hydraulic system failure, compounded by a computer software anomaly. The report focused on a crash in December of last year...a mishap that killed four Marines based at Camp Lejune North Carolina. Berndt: The aircrew reacted immediately and correctly to the in-flight emergency as they were trained to do. We consider them to be without fault in this tragedy. The Marine Corps wants to buy 360 of the super sophisticated planes. It has a unique ability to takeoff like a helicopter, rotate its engines and fly like an airplane. But with unique abilities came unique problems and challenges for engineers. Problems the Marine Corp admitted it knew about long before the crashes took place. The report concludes a major redesign of the hydraulic and computer system may be needed to keep the Osprey flying. But with its price tag in both lives and dollars rising, experts are wondering just how long this bird of flight will remain in the air. Jennifer Jones, CBS News))

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A tax hike may be in the future for one of Western Virginia's fastest growing county's.
Tonight residents in Bedford County came out in full force to voice their opinion on the proposal. Kate Weidaw was there and joins us now with the details.
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In order for Bedford County teachers to get a salary increase they say is necessary to stay competitive with other localities, the county's real estate tax would need to go up.
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((MARSHA BENSON: IN THE LAST 5 YEARS BEDFORD COUNTY HAS GONE FROM A RANKING OF 48TH TO A MISERABLE 108-TH IN THE STATE FOR BEGINNING TEACHER SALARIES.))
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Marsha Benson has been teaching in the Bedford County school system for 28 years. Teachers like Benson say their salaries need to be increased to not only keep the current teachers but attract new ones.

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((INGRID WOODFORD: WE HAVE FAR TO LONG INVESTED IN THINGS AND NOT IN PEOPLE.))
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But in order to invest in teachers Supervisors say they need to raise the real estate tax by 8 cents. Not everyone thinks a tax hike is a good idea.

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((BRENDA GUARD: IF TEACHERS SALARIES ARE ... RESULT IN A TAX INCREASE OF 42 PERCENT THEN PERHAPS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN LINE SEVERAL YEARS AGO.))
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Tom Craighead brought a petition with 15-hundred signatures saying it should be the voters decision not the Supervisors.

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((TOM CRAIGHEAD: WE WANT THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON TAX INCREASES.))
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But others insist a tax hike is inevitable because while the county's population continues to grow economic development is not keeping pace.

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((INGRID WOODFORD: WE LIVE IN A BEDROOM COUNTY, PEOPLE HAVE THEIR HOMES HERE BUT WORK AND SHOP ELSE WHERE THERE FORE WE HAVE NOT CREATED THE NECESSARY TAX BASE THAT THE POPULATION DEMANDS.))
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Even if Bedford County teachers receive the 13 percent raise they're asking for it would rank them seventh out of the nine surrounding counties.
If the Supervisors pass the proposal it will take effect on July first.

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14-Virginians had something to say about their proposed new political districts tonight.
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A Republican map just three hours old drew only pleas to keep communities with "like interests" together.
A very similar plan released Tuesday lumps seven incumbents into three House districts in southside and southwest Virginia.
Democrats say Republicans are playing politics at the expense of seniority and experience for the region -- and have NOT given the voters enough chances to weigh in on the actual plan.
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((DEL. VIC THOMAS/D-ROANOKE: THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE HAVING THESE MEETINGS NOW. BECAUSE WE HAD 15 PEOPLE IN ROANOKE THAT CAME. BUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO LOOK AT, YOU KNOW? NO PLAN WHATSOEVER.))
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((REV. FLETCHER LOWE/INTERFAITH CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY: THERE'S ENOUGH CYNCISM ABOUT POLITICS... JUST ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION OF GOTCHA POLITICS.))
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The House plan splits 62 localities up into different districts, four more than the 1991 Democratic redistricting.


The Senate plan splits 38-- two more than now.
Republicans say they're mostly just moving lines based on math, but acknowledge some political gain.
Today's new G-O-P map corrected their Tuesday mistake, finally putting Roanoke's Chip Woodrum in the same district as Vinton's Dick Cranwell.
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[Forbes]


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The Republican statewide ticket for this fall is coming together.
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Former Republican party chairman Randy Forbes dropped out of the race for lieutenant governor today-- and promptly kicked off a congressional campaign for the Tidewater area seat opened last week by the death of Democrat Norm Sisisky.

That leaves Fauquier Delegate Jay Katzen unopposed for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
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[Warner-Wood]


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Mark Warner, the Democratic candidate for Governor is reaching out to rural voters, and this weekend his message will be making the rounds at the Martinsville Speedway.
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Warner has agreed to sponsor driver Jon Wood for his Truck Series debut Saturday in Martinsville... and for the races Wood will run this season at the New River Valley Speedway.
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((YOU DON'T REALLY SEE MANY POLITICAL TIES WITH NASCAR AND IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST AND I THINK IT'S JUST A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON BOARD WITH HIM.))
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The executive Director of the state Republican Party says Virginia Democrats have abandoned rural voters on issues including guns, tobacco and abortion.
Ed Matricardi (MA-tri-CAR-dee) says putting Warner's name on the side of truck isn't going to change that.

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Montgomery County isn't the only community embroiled in cotroversy over Indian nicknames, logos and mascots.
In New York, state officials are recommending that all schools drop the mascots that some say are offensive and stereotypical.
In some cases, the use of Indian images by school athletic teams dates back several generations.

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General Motors is recalling six-thousand brand new S-U-V's.
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The company is asking for anyone who owns a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, a G-M-C Envoy or an Oldsmobile Bravada to stop driving the vehicles immediately.
Those vehicles have a defective control arm in the front suspension.
There have been no reports of the part failing but if it did, it would cause problems with vehicle control.
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He admitted shooting Rae Carruth's ex- girlfriend, then help put Carruth behind bars.
Today the triggerman learned his fate.
That story's next on News 7.
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And what do you do with an unwanted dinner guest?
One man's answer is videotape him from a safe distance.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT. OAK HILL'S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS BASKETBALL WENT ALL OUT IN A GEORGE WYTHE HIGH SCHOOL FUND RAISER. STEVE PARK TALKS ABOUT COMING TO MARTINSVILLE'S HALF MILE TRACK, THE EXPRESS OPENED THE PLAYOFFS TOMORROW AGAINST TOLDEO, THE STORM TALKS ABOUT THESE SERIES, THE 2001 HILLCATS MEET THE MEDIA AND THE MASTERS IS UNDERWAY, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

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The man who fatally shot Rae Carruth's pregnant girlfriend will gets a 40 year sentence.
Van Brett Watkins pleaded guilty to murder...
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and testified that Carruth paid him to shoot Cherica Adams.
Adams died one month later, but her baby survived.
Carruth used to play for the Carolina Panthers football team. He' serving 18 years for conspiracy-
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29 year old Earl Allen Hale was arraigned in a Roanoke courtroom today on felony murder, malicious wounding, and related firearms charges.
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Hale is accused of killing 27 year old Charlene Ramsey at an auto detailing company in January. Hale was arrested at a Richmond bus station last night after a Crime Line tip. He is currently being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.
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[Hazmat]


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Disaster can strike at any time.
That's why experts say being prepared is so important.
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Today, rescue crews from Danville took part in a simulated HazMat drill at the wastewater treatment plant.
Participants treated the exercise as the real deal as they worked to save victims and then contain a chemical leak.
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((DENNIS BEAMON/ENTRY TEAM: WE LEARNED THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE YOUR TIME TO DO WHAT WE DO.)) ((MARY LEE BARBER/EMERGENCY COORDINATOR: WE NEED TO BE PREPARED TO SAVE ANY HUMAN LIFE OR ANYTHING THAT IS LIVING IF WE POSSIBLY CAN BY CONTAINING THESE LEAKS.))
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A leak actually happened five years ago at Danville's waster water treatment plant.
Then hazmat crews contained a small chlorine leak which caused a small cloud in the sky.
Chlorine is the most dangerous chemical used at that plant.
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[High-Heels]


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New research says chunky heels are just as bad for the knees as spindly stilettos.
Women who want height but still want to walk comfortably opt for wide heels.
But comfort could be the problem.
Researchers say because they're comfortable women wear them longer- so they're just as likely to cause knee arthritis.
Compared with walking barefoot, the heels increased pressure on the inside of the knee by 26 percent.
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If a man named Mad Dog told you to do something, would you listen?
Parents and teachers at Liberty High School hope students there will.
Find out why next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And looking for something to do this weekend?
You may want to head to the nation's capitol where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
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[Mad-Dog]


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His life story is about to become a made-for-television movie.. and Dale "Mad Dog" Messmer hopes it's something people can learn from.
Messmer is a former millionaire businessman who also spent ten years in prison for drug trafficking.
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((IF YOU MAKE THE FOOLISH CHOICE THAT GETS YOU LOCKED UP YOU'LL BE FIGHTING TO SEE WHO'S ON TOP, AND THAT IS NO JOKE, THAT IS THE REAL DEAL.))
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Messmer spoke to students today at Liberty High School.
The former "bouncer- slash- stuntman- slash- mercenary" says prison is filled with people who made the wrong choices.
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((DALE 'MAD DOG' MESSMER/EX-CONVICT: I GUARANTEE YOU, AS SURE AS THE SUN RISES AND SETS, EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THIS ROOM IS GOING TO FACE THAT EXACT SAME IDENTICAL CHOICE, MAYBE SATURDAY NIGHT. AND WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO MIGHT BE THE LAST THING YOU CHOOSE TO DO, DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DO.))
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Messmer was at Liberty as part of the school's before prom activities.
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[Bear-House]


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When you think of New Jersey you don't ususally think of wild bears- but that's just what one New Jersey family had to deal with- a bear broke into their home.
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Home video shows this "bear of a problem" as the 350 ound bear breaks into a house to get food.
The bear rummages through garbage on the porch before heading inside the home.
Under a new state policy if the bear was caught it would have been killed... because it poses a danger to humans and property.
Some residents say the policy is too aggressive and they could face a legal battle for refusing to let wildlife officials set bear traps on their property.
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[Cherry-Blossoms]


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Mother Nature kisses Old Man Winter good bye in the nation's capital. The Cherry blossoms are in bloom again.
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This magical, time honored Rite of Spring occurs along the banks of the Potomac.
It was eighty nine years ago in 1912, that the city of Tokyo gave Americans the gift of 3 thousand trees, a gift which is still enjoyed today.
About this time, every year, the Cherry Blossoms bloom and the banks of the river are filled with admirers.
Locals and tourists alike are there to enjoy the pink blooms and the perfume scent, both, sure signs that Spring is here again.
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Oak Hill's national champion boys basketball team played some George Wythe all stars tonight, Steve Parks talks Martinsville and a Storm is ready for the Express
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first our extra point. Juwan Howard helped the Dallas Mavericks to their 50th win of the season tonight as the Mavs beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-94. Howard was hot from all kinds of spots. He also got help from Shawn Bradley who not only scored but blocked some big shots.
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High school boys national champion Oak Hill teamed up with some former George Wythe high school all stars last night to raise money for a new weight room.
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Our very own dean of sportscasters Roy Stanley served as the game's announcer and did simply an awesome job.
The national champs received a warm welcome as they would help George Wythe with a much needed weight facility.
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In the game the George Wythe all stars did have a few shining moments.
But young legs rule. Justin Gray make the perfect ally oop pass to Billy Edilin for the slam. Many were interested in seven footer Sagana Diop's college decision, will it be UVa, Carolina or the NBA?
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The Craftsman Truck Series race this weekend will have special meaning for driver Jon Wood.
If he qualifies, the Saturday race would be his first major event at Martinsville... a track his family knows well.
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[SOT 1:55:57]
[IN Q=You know it's a big deal]

((YOU KNOW IT'S A BIG DEAL TO BE ABLE TO RACE AT THAT TRACK. IT'S GOT SO MUCH HISTORY AND WITH MY FAMILY HAVING A LOT OF HISTORY GOING BACK TO THE OLD DAYS WHEN MY GRANDFATHER USED TO RACE THERE. IT REALLY MAKES IT SPECIAL.))
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Wood says he's looking forward to the race, but also knows it will be tough to focus with so many family members and friends on hand.

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Winston Cup drivers join the trucksters at the half mile track later today. Steve Park will draw lots of attention. The Pennzoil Chevy driver has a win and 5 top 10 finishes this season.
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Park was one of more than 15 drivers to test at the track last month. And he understands that this track is as important as any other in the big picture.
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Qualifying for the trucks gets underway at 1:30, with Cup qualifying set for three this afternoon.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express opens it's ECHL best of five first round playoff series in Toledo against the Storm tomorrow night at 7:30. The Storm has a 1-4 and 2 record in it's last seven games of the season but the team feels the post season is a new start.
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The Carolina League Lynchburg Hillcats are getting ready to start the season.
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Yesterday, the Hillcats held their annual luncheon to introduce the teams and listen to the manager talk about what fans can expect this season.
The news conference was held at Cattle Annies and the team should have a lot of beef at the plate and speed as well.
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In New York, Mike Mussina made a spectacular debut for the New York Yankees. The former ace of the Baltimore staff pitched seven and two-thirds innings of shutout baseball as the Yankees
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beat Kansas City 1-to-nothing. The lone run of the game came in the first inning when Paul O'Neill smacked a home run.
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The first round of the Masters is in the books.
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Chris DiMarco is the leader he shot a seven-under-par 65 today to take a one-shot lead.
There are two players at 66, Steve Stricker and Angel Cabrera while three players finished the day with a five under 67. Defending champion Vijay Singh shot a 69.
The pre-tourney favorite, Tiger Woods, shot a two-under-par 70.
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With the warm weather chances are many people will out on the links this weekend.
If you're a golfer, how would you like to add twenty yards to your drive? A ball some are calling "magic", claims to do just that.
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The Titlelist Pro V-1 is made with a solid core which means better distance.
That, combined with more control- both amateurs and pros- are impressed.
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((IT'S BEEN A TREMENDOUS FACTOR FOR ME. I'VE PICKED UP A LOT OF DISTANCE. IT STOPS WELL.)) ((I LIKED THE BALL. I HIT THE BALL FURTHER. WORKS PRETTY WELL FOR THE AVERAGE GUY.))
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[OUT Q=for the average guy.]
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Retailers are having a hard time keeping this ball in stock. And at five dollars a pop, the average golfer must be getting more "ping for his putt" ..... and his buck. (------------)