[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Just how dangerous is a mold found in a Bedford County high school?
We'll have a live report on stachybotrys.
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[V/O-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The tallest bridge in Virginia- -part of the "smart road." It wouldn't exist but for a process called Eminent Domain. The first of an extended series of reports on that tonight.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll meet some former area high school baseball stars who have made a successful transition to the college level.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll hear from the Florida rescue worker who says Earnhardt's seat belt wasn't broken when he was taken out of the car.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Showers are few and hard to come by in this forecast package. The reasons just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[NEWSCAST=6]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Students at Jefferson Forest High School have the next 3-weeks off.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Even though summer vacation is still 6-weeks away.
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[ANCHOR=KEith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Jefferson-Forest]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-23 TC08:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It's moving day at Jefferson Forest High School.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Students and staff are preparing to move classes elsewhere after a potentially hazardous mold was found growing in the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

The parking lot at Jefferson Forest High School was full today as students cleaned out their lockers and teachers packed up their rooms. They'll have a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest MIDDLE School May 21st.
[SUPER=04-Last Night]


At an informational meeting last night, dozens of parents expressed anger that the issue hadn't been dealt with earlier.
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[SOT 57:01-57:13]
[IN Q=My reaction was that parents were concerned.]

((PRINCIPAL LARRY MAYS/JEFFERSON FOREST HIGH SCHOOL: MY REACTION WAS THAT PARENTS WERE CONCERNED, AS THEY SHOULD BE AS ADVOCATES FOR THEIR CHILDREN, MUCH AS I WOULD BE IF MY CHILDREN WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION. IT DIDN'T SURPRISE ME.))


[SUPER=01-Larry Mays/Jefferson Forest H. S. Principal;]
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[OUT Q=It didn't surprise me.]
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[VO-NAT]

The school is undergoing air quality testing to determine the number of rooms contaminated. Students will be allowed into Jefferson Forest High School through 4 p.m. tomorrow to collect their belongings. S-O-L testing scheduled to begin today has been rescheduled for May 29th through June first. Although final exams have been canceled, graduation ceremonies will continue as planned on June 9th.
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[Stachybotrys]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-10 TC57:56]
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So just how serious is this mold --and what are its effects on the body?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Joy /Microwave;]


Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has some answers from an expert. Joy?
[LIVE=Joy FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joy1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
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((ROLLCUE:...could have serious consequences))
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[IN Q=Stachybotrys does]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Luis Matos/Asthma & Allergy Ctr.]
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[OUT Q=people have been exposed]
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[VO-NAT]

[***Joy's Mike Hot***]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Friday]
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[LIVE=Joy FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.

[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-11 TC58:20]
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Friends, family members and co- workers gathered today to mourn the loss of a Lynchburg woman found murdered over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


44- year- old Karen Williams East was found dead in her Campbell Avenue home Saturday morning.
She'd been a secretary with the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball club for the past seven years.
A large crowd gathered outside her home today to remember East and denounce the violence that took her life.
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[IN Q=Karen was a]

((CATHRYN WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S AUNT: KAREN WAS A VERY LOVING AND CARING PERSON. SHE WAS ALWAYS AT OUR FAMILY GATHERINGS AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU KNOW ABOUT KAREN WAS SHE LOVED HER CHILDREN VERY MUCH.)) ((RONNIE ROBERTS/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS ASST. GM: SHE WAS A GREAT WORKER, SHE LOVED WHAT SHE WAS DOING, LOVED THE BASEBALL TEAM AND PUT HER HEART AND SOUL INTO IT AND IT'S A BIG LOSS PERSONALLY.. WE'RE ALL DEEPLY SADDENED.))
[SUPER=01-Cathryn Williams/Victim's Aunt; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Roberts/Lynchburg Hillcats Asst. GM; :12]
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[OUT Q=all deeply saddened.]
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[VO-NAT]


To honor East, Roberts says the team will wear black armbands for the remainder of the season.
Police have not charged anyone with her murder, but East's husband was arrested Saturday for violating a protective order to avoid contact with his wife.
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[Neuhs]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-21 26:09]
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Police say a Roanoke businessman paid 500-dollars in a plot to have his wife killed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


48-year-old David John Neuhs (NEWS) was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder this morning.


State police say he gave a man a pistol and instructed him to kill his wife, Teresa Ann Neuhs, who lives in Franklin County.
Police say Neuhs paid the man 500-dollars after he'd been TOLD she was dead. She was NOT harmed.
Neuhs is the owner of D-and-T Trucking.
Police say he and his wife were separated and going through a divorce and property dispute.
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[Tech-Provost]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=None]
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Virginia Tech has a new University Provost.
Mark McNamee was chosen from three finalists for the job.
He joins Tech after spending more than 25-years at the University of California at Davis as a dean, department head and professor.
As university provost, McNamee is responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, off-campus, and research programs.
He'll assume his new post in August.

[Rotunda-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-25 TC11:10]
[GRAPHIC=Longwood Fire]

Longwood College is accepting donations to help some of its historic buildings rise from the ashes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/Last Wednesday;]

The Ruffner Complex and Grainger Hall were destroyed by fire last week. Soon afterwards the school started receiving offers of contributions to help with recovery efforts. The result is The Rotunda Fund. If you'd like to donate money to Longwood College you can send checks made payable to the Longwood College Foundation, Inc. Be sure to specify the money is for the Rotunda Fund.
Officials at the college say the rotunda will be rebuilt.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Going back to school in Patrick County could put money in your pocket.
Find out how, a little later on News 7 at Six.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And eminent domain...
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[VO-NAT]


...it means the government can take your property for roads, power-lines and pipelines.
Learn something about this complex topic next on News 7 at Six.
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[Intro-Domain]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC34:55]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It can happen to anyone.
The government or a public utility can take your land ... and there's nothing you can do about it.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It's through a process called Eminent Domain.
[ANCHOR=Keith 1-Shot]
[GRAPHIC=Eminent Domain]


Thousands of properties in our region are already affected, and hundreds more could be very soon.
We'll spend three weeks showing how Eminent Domain can change where and how we live. We begin tonight with Marya Jones.
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[SUPER=@Marya1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :20]
[SUPER=01-John Lipsey/Farmer; :37]
[SUPER=01-Louise Halper/Wash. & Lee Law Professor; 1:20]
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[As live intro] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: Keith and Shannon, eminent domain is at the heart of many projects ... both proposed and underway ... in our area.
The building of I-73, the gas pipeline, the new AEP powerline and the Biomedical Institute in Roanoke, to name a few.
Those projects alone are expected to carve up the land and homes of at least 800 property owners.
And the impact can change their property and lives forever.))
[RUNS= :21]


At 175 feet, this bridge spanning Ellett Valley is Virginia's tallest.
Its "Smart Road" technology is expected to one day make it the pride of V-DOT and Virginia Tech.
But for farmer John Lipsey, it's been nothing but trouble.
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[SOT 15:05 - :24]

((JOHN LIPSEY: IT IS A DESTRUCTIVE FORCE INTO THE NATURE OF THIS FARM AND FOREST LAND. IT HAS REALLY DESTROYED MY CONCEPT OF WHAT IT ALL IS ABOUT. AND ENDED UP WITH ME BEING DEPRESSED INSTEAD OF ELATED EVERY TIME THAT I CAME OUT.))
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The bridge cuts Lipsey's 500-acre farm and wildlife preserve in two.
More than four years ago, he had to give up 48-acres for the road, which will one day connect Blacksburg to Interstate 81.
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[20:58 - 21:00] ((JOHN LIPSEY: THE REST OF THIS IS NOT WORTH TWO CENTS NOW.))
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Lipsey is one of thousands of Virginians affected by eminent domain.
It's the power of governments to take private property for a public purpose, like roads and schools.
It also extends to public utilities.
And when your land is in the path of progress ....
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[SOT 1:37:26 - :33]

((LOUISE HALPER/WASH. & LEE LAW PROF.: THE RIGHT YOU HAD TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SELL OR NOT IS NOW GONE. IT'S GOING TO BE SOLD. THE QUESTION THAT IS STILL AT ISSUE IS HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?))
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[***INSERT PRE-PRO***]
The law entitles land owners to "just compensation."
The government or utility company appraiser decides how much is fair.
But if owners disagree, it can sometimes go to court. [***BACK TO VIDEO***]
John Lipsey got 120-thousand dollars for his land after he hired an attorney to help him.
It was twice V-DOT's initial offer.
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[SOT 21:06 - 19]

((JOHN LIPSEY: I COULDN'T SELL IT TO ANYONE FOR DEVELOPMENT, CERTAINLY, OR EVEN FOR FARMING. SO, THE VALUE TO MY CHILDREN AND MY ESTATE HAS GONE TO ZERO.))
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[As live tag]
((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: Lipsey says he has no problem with eminent domain -- we couldn't build roads and schools without it.
Eminent Domain actually goes back to the Bible .. and the death of a landowner who went against the King. Its history in America is less violent but no less interesting. We'll look at that tomorrow. Marya Jones, News-7.))
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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A mixed start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/75.08/10734.97/x/40.79/2116.47;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 75-points...
But NASDAQ gained 41.
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[Carver-SOL]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-09 TC1:19:23]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


S-O-L testing is just around the corner.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And one Henry County school is taking a different approach to prepare students for the big test.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Danville Bureau]


Justin McLeod is in our Danville newsroom. Justin, what's going on here?
[LIVE=Justin Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Keith and Shannon, think of it as a two week cram session.
Carver Middle School in Henry County is teaching 7th graders social studies and only social studies for two weeks.

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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The move comes after students scored below the state average in social studies for the last two years.
Here's how it works.
Students are still going to their regular classes but the emphasis has changed to economics, history, civics, and world geography.
And the principal argues reading, writing, and arithmetic are still part of the learning process.
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[SOT 16:29:22]
[IN Q=They do cross the curriculum]

((DEAN RANDALL/PRINCIPAL: THEY DO CROSS THE CURRICULUM. IF YOU LOOK AT ECONOMICS FOR EXAMPLE THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS WE TEACH IN THERE, READING GRAPHS, INTERPTING GRAPHS, SO MANY OF THOSE THINGS CROSSOVER INTO MATHEMATICS.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Randall/Carver M. S. Principal]
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[OUT Q=crossover into mathematics]
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIKE HOT***]
Randall believes the cram session is needed because students are going to be tested on three years of material.
But that should change in the future.
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[LIVE=Justin Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


The state plans to eventually break up the test so students will only be tested on one year of material.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Justin/Danville Bureau]


But Keith and Shannon, there is no target date on when that will happen.
(KEITH QUESTION: Justin, what does the state have to say about this kind of test preparation?)


State Education Officials say they are fine with it as long as teachers continue to emphasize reading, writing, and arithmetic.

[Patrick-County]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC1:42:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Getting your G-E-D in Patrick County can earn you a tax break.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Former Governor Jerry Baliles has founded an organization called the Patrick County Education Foundation.
It's purpose is to boost education levels in the county and in turn, attract new business.
The foundation will provide a one thousand dollar local property tax credit for adults who go back for their G-E-D.
Graduating seniors will be able to apply for financial help through the organization to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
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[SOT 11:43]
[IN Q=in the rural]

((JERRY BALILES/FORMER GOVERNOR: IN THE RURAL AREAS IT'S BEEN A QUESTION OF ACCESS TO FINANCIAL RESOURCES FAMILIES ARE NOT WEALTHY THERE'S BEEN A MYTH THAT COLLEGE IS FOR THE ELITE THE WEALTHY, IT'S NOT THERE ARE RESOURCES AVAILABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Baliles/Former Governor]
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[OUT Q=there are resources available.]
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[VO-NAT]


The foundation plans to help next year's graduating seniors with financial aid.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the latest on Earnhardt seat belt flap. We'll check on the VHSL spring jubilee.
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[VO-NAT]

And get caught up with three former area high school baseball stars who are shining brightly in the ODAC.
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[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 530TC]
[GRAPHIC=DALE]

We begin tonight with the never ending Earnhardt saga - that has again taken a bizarre twist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/February 23; :00]

All racing fans no doubt remember NASCAR president Mike Helton and director of competition Gary Nelson showing up at Rockingham five days after Earnhardt's death and announcing that his death was accelerated by broken seat belt they discovered the night of the crash. Almost everyone associated with any type of racing couldn't believe that a four inch wide seat belt could actually break. Now one of the first rescue workers on the scene says the five point harness wasn't broken when he arrived on the scene.
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[OUT Q=...IT OFF OF HIM."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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In one other racing note, Ward Burton was still hospitalized in Loma Linda, California this afternoon. He is being treated for a concussion.

[S-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-90 tc 1:50:29]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


The road to a single and double A high school championships ends in Salem for the fourth and final year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Organizers kicked off the 2001 Spring Jubilee this afternoon.
Champions in 11 spring sports will be crowned June seventh through the ninth.
[super=04-2000 Spring Jubilee;]


Next year the event moves to Radford.
Salem says it's been a good ride, but it's time someone else took the reins.
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[SUPER=01-Sandy Hadaway/Spring Jubilee Organizer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Downs/Radford University; :12]
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-95 4:29]
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Bridgewater won the ODAC baseball tournament Yesterday.
Steve Mason says three local players at Bridgewater and Lynchburg are helping their programs reach new heights.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chip Woody/.360 Batting Average; :12]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :44]
[SUPER=01-James Brennan/.399 Batting Average; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Davis Morris/2-0, 3.32 ERA; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=.....News 7 sports"]
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((Chip Woody has made just 6 errors all season. He throws out an astonishing 60 percent of his base stealers and is second on the team in homeruns. Pretty darn good for an unknown coming out of Brookville four years ago. ((:)) ((:)) The Eagles will make their second NCAA tournament appearance. Woody, who has started behind the plate most of his four years, is a huge part of that success for one simple reason. ((:)) ((:)) Brennen, the Hornets leading hitter, has made only two errors all season at first. Morris spends most of his time watching and waiting as a middle reliever. Both sophomores helped Lynchburg reach the ODAC tourney for the first time in four years. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) While Lynchburg's season is over, Bridgewater opens the NCAA tournament May 16th. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))