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Coming up on News 7-
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Amazing pictures tonight from a refinery fire- smoke and flames billowing into the air.
Teenagers call it extreme wrestling, but should it be allowed in city parks? The story coming up.
and the couture from Camelot- is on display- We'll check it out.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((I FOUND COMMANDER SCOTT WADDLE.. THE FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE GREENVILLE, GUILTY OF COMMITTING TWO VIOLATIONS OF THE UNIFORMED CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE.))
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A navy career over for Commander Scott Waddle- the man at the controls when the U-S-S Greenville slammed into a Japanese fishing boat.
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Good evening...

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Commander Waddle could have been court martialed- potentially sent to a military prison.
That won't happen though. Waddle instead must leave his military career behind- punishment for the accident that killed nine Japanese fisherman.
Chris Lawrence has more on the news that came late today.
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((The Navy ended Commander Scott Waddle's career Monday ..but allowed him to retire with honor. An admiral gave him a letter of reprimand for the submarine collision that killed nine people. ADMIRAL THOMAS FARGO/US NAVY: "commanding officer uss greenville...dictated otherwise." In February, the Greenville performed a training exercise for civilian guests on board. Many of those guests were in the control room when crew members failed to detect a Japanese fishing boat above it. As the sub shot to the surface ..it ripped through the Ehime Maru ..and killed nine adults and students onboard. In March the Navy convened a Court of Inquiry in Pearl Harbor. A military panel recommended disciplining Waddle, but did not call for a court martial. A Japanese admiral also signed off on that recommendation. Admiral Thomas Fargo says the civilians were properly supervised and did not directly contribute to the accident. FARGO: "they did however...keep this from happening." Several of the victims' families are still upset. They wanted Waddle to be court-martialed. Instead he'll retire in October. And the Navy's distinguished visitor program will be revised, but not shut down. Chris Lawrence CBS News.))

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About 30-Roanoke County firefighters are trying to put out a brush fire tonight.
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Someone saw smoke around eight this evening near Willow Branch Road in the southern part of the county.
Firefighters estimate three or four acres of private land has burned so far.
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[City-Budget]


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Changes to Roanoke City's Fire Department sparked some debate tonight at the city's public budget hearing.
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Jennifer Miele has the story of Station Number 12 tonight. Jen [NEWS 7 AT 11 MB SET GRAPHIC]
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Jean, it's that station that dominated discussion tonight.
Residents weren't so crazy about the idea of replacing a fire engine with an ambulance.
But some city officials say the change is for the better.
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((((I AM WATCHING YOU MAYOR, AND GOD IS WATCHING YOU.)) [RUNS05]
Under the watchful eye of about 100 Roanoke residents, City Council came under fire about fire. ((I DON'T REALLY THINK YOU CAN SWAP A FIRE TRUCK FOR AN AMBULANCE.)) ((REPLACING A FIRE TRUCK SHOULD NOT BE AN OPTION.)) ((FOR FIREFIGHTERS, SECONDS NOT MINUTES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.)) [RUNS12]
It's all about this station... number 12 on Salem Turnpike.
A sort of "business plan" to save money would replace the station's fire truck with an ambulance... and wouldn't replace 3 positions at the station that are already vacant. (( CHIEF : 70 PERCENT OF THE CALLS WE GET FROM THAT AREA ARE ALL ALS, EMS OR BLS WHICH ARE ALL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. SO WE THINK WE'RE GETTING THE EQUIVALENT THAT WE NEED.)) [RUNS12]
But not everybody thinks that's such a hot idea. ((ALVIN HUDSON/CITY COUNCIL: IF ENGINE 4 IS OUT OF SERVICE OR IS OUT ON A CALL, IT WOULD TAKE 9 AND A HALF TEN MINUTES TO GET THERE.)) [RUNS07]
Not a lot of smoke came out about the city manager's proposals to raise taxes on cigarettes and hotel rooms.
And Mayor Ralph Smith was a little disappointed about that.
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((MAYOR RALPH SMITH: I DON'T AGREE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE MORE OF THE CITIZEN'S MONEY THAN WE ARE ALREADY TAKING. IT'S BEING COMPETITIVE, IN THIS REAL MARKET PLACE, WE NEED TO BE COMPETITIVE.)) [RUNS10]))
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About half of the residents at the meeting tonight were in favor of keeping fire station number 12 just as it is.

Council will make a decision about all of those issues sometime in May,
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Jean.

[Refinery-Fire]


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Los Angeles firefighters are battling a huge fire at a refinery near Carson.
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Firefighters say they first received word of an explosion early this evening.
Fire engines, a hazardous materials team and at least one ambulance were soon dispatched to battle the blaze -although it's not known if there are any injuries.
Black smoke from the fire poured into a nearby neighborhood prompting a possible evacuation there.
No word on what started the blaze.
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In New York it was an apartment building on fire today-
The blaze sent smoke billowing into the sky in the East Side neighborhood.
The flames were contained to the 24th floor- residents in that area were evacuated.
Eight people.. including six firefighters were treated for injuries.
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Virginia House Speaker Vance Wilkins is telling state delegates to plan for a three day special session, starting Thursday night.
Majority Leader Morgan Griffith tells NEWS 7 the topic is budget- related.
But Speaker Wilkins says NO agreement on the state budget has been reached yet.
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Meanwhile, Governor Jim Gilmore has signed off on the Republican redistricting plans for the state House and Senate.
The Governor headed off on a European trade mission Saturday-- but made NO changes to the district maps the General Assembly approved last week.

[Wrestling]


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Some local teens followed most of the rules when they organized an outdoor wrestling match in a Roanoke park. City officials say one of the teens and his father secured a permit to hold the event in a city park but contend they never said it would be violent. The video we shot yesterday is graphic and may be difficult to watch.
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The event was organized yesterday at Fallon park. City officials say if they'd been told the event would include "extreme wrestling moves" they would've had them secure insurance coverage in case something went wrong. The teens maintain it was all in fun and that the moves are scripted.
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Local wrestling legend Jimmy Valiant who runs "Boogie's Wrestling Camp" near Shawsville believes it's dangerous.
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((JIMMY VALIANT/WRESTLING TEACHER: IT'S VERY DANGEROUS AND IF THEY WANT TO DO PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING YOU GO AND GET A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL LIKE BWC AND WE WILL TRAIN YOU HOW TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY. ))
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City officials say they are now reviewing their policies-- to determine if they will allow the group to hold wrestling matches in the future.
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[Moton-School]


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Some of the 450 black students who walked out of Moton High School in Farmville 50 years ago did it again today.
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But it was NOT over the tarpaper shacks, and overcrowded, underfunded conditions.
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The re-enactment of what many call the birth of the American civil rights movement was to celebrate the 50 year anniversary, by turning the Moton School into a museum.
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((LOUIS EANES/1951 STUDENT PROTESTER: I NEVER REALLY WAS A LEADER. I ALWAYS WAS A FOLLOWER...WENT THROUGH SOME STRUGGLES.))17
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((JUAN WILLIAMS/"EYES ON THE PRIZE" AUTHOR: THAT STORY HAS TO BE TOLD TO THE CHILDREN... CARRYING ON A LEGACY...SOUTHERN HERITAGE, I HOPE THEY TALK ABOUT... WHAT HAPPENED HERE.))
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The Moton School protest convinced civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill to include Prince Edward County in the landmark Brown versus the Board of Education lawsuit.
It led to the U-S Supreme Court decision that segregated schools were UNconstitutional.
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The pilot of a missionary plane shot down over Peru speaks about his experience.
Hear what he has to say when News 7 returns.
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And those small S-U-V's are getting more popular, but they're also getting mixed reviews when it comes to crash-tests.
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[Sports-preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with the news of Dave Meyer signing with the Colts. The void he and Vick left at Tech will officially be filled by Grant Noel. We will check in with a handful of former UVa football greats who were very busy this past weekend. And the Avalanche goes to work early and punches the clock for a win.

All that and more tonight on the Big 7.))[SUV-Crash]


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Small Sport Utility Vehicles were put to the test- and the results are in.
While one model got high marks- another was disappointing.
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that in a 40 mile an hour crash - the Hyundai Santa Fe got a good rating.
It's at the top of the list of the 10 small S-U-Vs that were tested.
On the other hand - Ford's new small S-U-V - the Escape- got poor marks- mainly because of a major damage in the driver footwell area.
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[Peru]


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The pilot of a missionary airplane shot down by Peru- says he'll be haunted by the incident for a long time.
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Kevin Donaldson underwent surgery in Pennsylvania for gunshot wounds to his legs. Two people on board the plane were killed.
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((KEVIN DONALDSON'IT WAS THE LORD OBVIOUSLY WHO LANDED THAT AIRCRAFT BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE THE ABILITIES AND THE EQUIPMENT WAS NOT SUCH THAT IT COULD BE HUMANLY DONE..))
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35 year old Ronni Bowers and her infant daughter were killed- Bowers was a baptist missionary well aware of the risk involved.
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((RONI BOWERS; FROM A WIFE AND MOTHER'S POINT OF VIEW, OUR MAIN CONCERN AS ALWAYS IS OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. THE LORD'S BEEN VERY GOOD, WE'VE BEEN HEALTHY AND SO FAR, WE'VE BEEN SAFE." ))
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The plane was shot down by the Peruvian military- in what appears to be an accident.
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[Missing-woman]


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Police in Fluvanna County are searching for an expectant mother who's been missing for several days.
Police say 18-year old (Shon-tay) Shantay Wheeler disappeared Friday afternoon-
Police say the woman reportedly went to a pharmacy to get a prescription filled.
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But her sister says she didn't go to the drug store. She also failed to attend her own baby shower on Saturday.
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((JENNIFER WHEELER/MISSING WOMAN'S SISTER; THAT'S NOT LIKE HER. SHE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT THE BABY SHOWER AND SHE WAS EXCITED WITH EVERYBODY COMING AND BRINGING HER GIFTS.))
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Police have been out searching from the ground and in the air.
Authorities have contacted the woman's boyfriend and other family members as a part of their investigation.
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[County-Birthday]


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Montgomery County marks it's 225th birthday today with an open house for citizens.
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The county courthouse served as a meeting place this afternoon in addition to a place for routine business.
Residents were treated to food and refreshments as well as the opportunity to meet and greet the board of supervisors.
The effort is part of National County Government week which is being recognized around the country.
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She brought glamour to the White House.
Now Jackie Kennedy's clothes are in the spotlight again.
That's next on News 7.
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And some tech students get a messy lesson in engineering.
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[Onassis-Dresses]


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It seems like the Kennedy Mystique will never wear off- at least not during our generation.
This time it is the dresses worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis- gaining attention-
As Teri Okita reports- the dresses are on display in New York conjuring up images of Camelot.
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((She was thirty-one years old on Inaugeration Day as she wore this greige wool ensemble, separating herself from the other women swathed in their heavy furs. Here are the dresses she wore to state dinners and diplomatic receptions...the gowns she wore as she charmed world leaders...this one at Versailles where she beguiled Charles De Gaulle...the French people.. and us. Women copied everything she wore: sleeveless sheaths, multi-strand pearls, pillbox hats and chic strapless gowns. Oleg Cassini designed much of Mrs. Kennedy's wardrobe, providing an American label for creations that exuded a Parisian air. Jacqueline Kennedy White House Tour, February 14, 1962 : It's so important the setting in which the Presidency is presented to the world, to foreign visitors. The American people should be proud of it. As she guided the nation on a tour of the White House she worked so hard to restore, the audience watching on their black and white TV sets couldn't know the dress she wore was bright red. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg For me and for those who knew my mother, she will always be a part of us and of our lives and she will always grace the history she helped to make. Displayed on the manneguins, the balloon bright dresses are beautiful....but its clear that the woman who wore them supplied the magic. Teri Okita, CBS News..))

[Model-Submarines]


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Students at one Henry County school are making waves.
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Some eighth grade students at Bassett Middle school are building and operating their own submarines.
They're using simple materials like pipes and soda bottles.
Students are learning lessons on buoyancy, problem solving, and how to be inventive.
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((RON SHEALER/TEACHER: EVERY SUB'S DIFFERENT. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN DIFFERENT CONTROLLERS. WE'VE HAD SOME BRING IN JOYSTICKS AND CHANGE, AND WIRE THEM UP SO THEY'LL WORK ON SUBMARINES WE'VE HAD A LOT OF REAL UNIQUE IDEAS.))
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Students test their subs in a 500 gallon water tank which is located in the classroom.
Eventually, they plan to install a camera to the subs so they can broadcast the pictures over the internet.
The students hope schools across the country will use it as a learning tool.
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[Iowa-Flooding]


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The Mighty Mississippi is once again living up to its name.
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The river is raging in parts of the Midwest-
Davenport Iowa which boasts it's riverfront as an attraction is today dealing with the downside of riverside life.
The city decided against a floodwall to protect its downtown in the 1980's- it did not want to block the view or the revenue-
Now it is sandbags- work and prayers many in Davenport are counting on to keep the water back- but in some areas its already too late.
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Lots to talka bout tonight including Tech quarterback news that doesn't involve Vick. Brandy picks up another huge honor on the diamond. And the Caps check out of the playoffs early.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - it was a rough morning for Knicks' star Marcus Camby as hismother and sisters were held hostage in their home for nearly eight hours.
28 year old Troy Crooms held the women at knife-point and demanded to speak to Camby.
Camby's mother was released shortly after the police arrived, sister Mia escaped through a window.
Crooms surrendered and no one was seriously injured.
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The regular season was outstanding for the Washington Caps - but right now you'd be hard pressed to find a player on the team who feels like this season was worth a nickel. Last night the Caps were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs losing to Pittsburgh 4-to-3 in overtime in game 6.
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Martin Straka who hadn't scored a single goal in the first five games of the series scored on a breakaway in overtime as the Penguins stunned the Caps.
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The one goal win gives Pittsburgh the opening round series 4 games to 2. It also helps the NHL by keeping Mario alive and on the ice for at least one more series.
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Northside softball phenom Brandy Bailey has picked up yet another big honor. The National fast pitch softball association has named her its high school player of the week. So far this spring the Northside star is 9-and-0 with 5 no hitters. She has only given up just 6 hits all season and her earned run average is a mind boggling zero point zero.
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[S-Meyer]


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Michael Vick isn't the only Tech quarterback headed to the NFL. His backup at Tech - Dave Meyer - signed a free agent deal with the Indianapolis Colts last night. Meyer was courted by both the Colts and the Jaguars.
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[S-Tech]


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He may not be the next Michael Vick, but he will be Tech's next starting quarterback. Grant Noel was told yesterday that he will be the team's top signal caller heading into the fall.
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During a conference call yesterday afternoon, Beamer said he and the coaches felt like Noel did a good job overall this spring, but noted that he needs to improve his accuracy. Beamer says Noel will stay at Tech this summer and work both sessions on improving his game. All three of the incoming freshmen quarterbacks including Bryan Randall also will be in school this summer and have a chance to battle for the backup job. Beamer also announced yesterday afternoon that Vinnie Burns, the former high school all-American from New Orleans who redshirted last year will enter the fall as Tech's number one punter ahead of last year's starter Bobby Peaslee.
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[S-Avs]


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About 500 people soaked up the sun at Salem Memorial yesterday in the first of five weekday afternoon games that the Salem Avalanche has scheduled this season.
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Some took the day off, while some extended their lunch hours way beyond the norm at catch the Avs and Cannons in action.
Potomac jumped out to the early lead Johnny Hernandez singles up the middle to give the Cannons the two-nothing advantage in the first.
The Avalanche got it back as Greg Catalanotte hits for his 12th straight game. The double down the middle scores Javier Colina.
Garrett Atkins has hit in 12 of his last 13 games for Salem. Atkins goes deep to the right field corner. Catalanotte comes in from second and the score is locked up at two.
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Matt Holliday finds almost the exact same spot and the Avalanche gets 12 hits this afternoon and beats Potomac 10 to seven.
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The Avs and Cannons play at Seven tonight. The next week day matinee is set for Tuesday - May 15th.

[S-UVA]


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New UVa coach Al Groh now has a couple of months to evaluate his talent before the start of fall practice. Steve Mason says the first year coach closed out the spring with a vote of confidence from some very successful alumni.
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((At the end of the spring game, Al Groh had a team meeting on the field that was closed to the media. Groh had UVa alumni like Super Bowl champion Baltimore Raven Jamie Sharper and Carolina Panther receiver Patrick Jeffers talk to the team. ((:)) Sharper has alot to smile and talk about after signing a five year, 22 million dollar contract earlier this month with the Ravens. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Poindexter also commented on UVa's poor showing in this year's NFL draft. Tight end Bill Baber was the first UVa player selected and he was taken in the fourth round. ((:)) Former UVa and Patrick Henry standout Shannon Taylor was a low draft pick a few years ago, we will have more on his status with the San Diego Chargers in the coming weeks, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))

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Virginia Tech held what turned out to be a very messy contest on the drill field today.
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That's an egg being shot out of a launcher made by a team of engineering students.
The class project came with a set of construction guidelines.
The students who get a container holding an egg to travel the farthest distance without breaking the egg are the winners.
Most powerful in this class...a cannon-like launcher.
It cost about 80-dollars to make and is fueled by air pressure.
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