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Coming up on News 7-
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Swimming in the river and a thunderstorm- don't mix. Three swimmers found that out in the Roanoke River.
An experiment heads to space- how it may help bring more information to earth.
Plus we'll check out the latest in video games- and the internet-
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News 7 is next.

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Three swimmers caught in a storm- are rescued tonight from the Roanoke River.
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Good evening...

[River-Rescue]


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It was a close call at Smith Park in Roanoke tonight...
Three swimmers in the Roanoke River were almost carried away by rough water- after tonight's thunderstorms.
Jennifer Miele has the story.
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(( By-standers say three people decided to take a swim in the Roanoke River around 6:45 Friday night -- and everything was fine, until a sudden downpour sped up the already swiftly flowing current.
The swimmers suddenly found themselves clinging to a tree limb to stay afloat. [STAND UP] [tc:00:13:05] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: TWO WITNESSES SAY THE SWIMMERS DEBATED A WHILE BEFORE ASKING FOR HELP, BUT FINALLY DID. ONE WITNESS USED HIS CELL PHONE TO CALL 9-1-1. RESCUE WORKERS ARRIVED, AND THE SWIMMERS WERE PULLED TO SAFETY BY KAYAKERS. ONE WITNESS SAYS -- WHILE THIS WAS A CLOSE CALL, IT PROBABLY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.)) [RUNS17]
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[tc: 00:04:24] ((TROY HERSTINE: THERE'S A SIGN ON THE TREE UP THERE THAT SAYS NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING OR DRINKING.)) [RUNS05]
Troy Herstine was fishing at the river when the accident happened.
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[tc:00:03:42] ((TROY HERSTINE: THE POLICE AND AMBULANCE AND FIRE TRUCKS STARTED GOING BY. I ASKED ONE OF THE RESCUE WORKERS, SOMEBODY WAS WALKING BY HERE THEY SAID THERE WERE SOME KIDS STUCK IN A TREE.)) [RUNS12]
Herstine says the water conditions today weren't exactly ideal for swimming.
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[tc:00:03:22] ((TROY HERSTINE: IT'S KIND OF MUDDY, IT'S UP A LITTLE BIT SINCE ITS BEEN RAINING. IT'S NORMALLY NOT THIS SWIFT.)) [RUNS07]
Witnesses say the three swimmers didn't want to be sent to the hospital, and opted to return home instead.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Middle-East]


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Violence in the middle East- Today for the first time since 1967-
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Israel used warplanes to target Palestinian security targets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The move comes in retaliation for a suicide attack at a crowded shopping mall.
Ten Palestinian and six Israelis were killed.
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((DAN MERIDOR/ISRAELI PARLIAMENT'S DEFENSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: MR. ARAFAT AND ALL THE GANG AROUND HIM.. THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY ARE RESPONSIBLE IN THEIR TERRITORY.))
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Israel holds Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat responsible for the recent bombings- saying he's freed Islamic militants and has done nothing to stop them from carrying out the attacks.
Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority condemned the attack, but his officials blamed Israel for stoking Arab anger --
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It's a far cry from the cold war-
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An announcement today that the President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in June.
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((COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE: THE PRESIDENTS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING.. THEY HOPE TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE MEETING ON THAT OCCASION.))
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The summit will be held in Slovenia.
The agenda will most likely include talk of the anti-missile defense system strongly supported by President Bush.


The Russians are adamantly opposed to the U-S developing such a weapons system.


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Are power companies ganging up on the consumer?
That's the accusation from the California Public Utility commission- As Manuel Gallegus reports, it's the latest twist in the energy crisis.
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((ITS A SERIOUS ACCUSATION-CALFORNIAS PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION IS ACCUSING POWER COMPANIES OF GANGING-UP ON THE CONSUMER. THE P.U.C SAYS IT HAS EVIDENCE THAT CERTAIN POWER PLANTS CREATED ARTIFICIAL SHORTAGES TO DRIVE-UP COSTS. LORETTA LYNCH, PRESIDENT PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. what weve found are incidences where generators have withheld supply capacity from the market during periods of shortage even though they had capacity available to run. THE P.U.C. SAYS IT FOUND THAT A QUOTE CARTEL OF POWER PLANTS WOULD ROUTINELY SHUT-DOWN FOR UNNECESSARY MAINTENANCE. THESE SHUT-DOWNS TYPICALLY CAME AT THE WORST TIMES--WHEN CALFORNIA WAS UNDER EMERGENCY ALERTS FOR LOW LEVELS OF ELECTRICITY. THE PUC WOULD NOT NAME THE SPECIFIC SUPPLIERS. BUT A SPOKESMAN FOR LARGE POWER PRODUCERS CALLS THE ACCUSATIONS IDIOCY.
GARY ACKERMAN/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WESTERN POWER TRADING FORUM. these allegations are way out of hand. They dont deserve the type of attention theyre getting. It whips up public fervor against the generators. And the generators are the ones we need here in California to solve the problem. AND POWER SUPPLIERS IN CALIFORNIA SAY THEY PRODUCED 60 PERCENT MORE ENERGY LAST YEAR, THAN IN 99. AND THAT THEIR OLD PLANTS BREAK-DOWN MORE OFTEN UNDER THE STRAIN. NOT BECAUSE OF ANY PHONEY PRICE-GOUGING. ALL OF THIS FINGER POINTING IS HAPPENING AS WE HEAD INTO SUMMER-WHEN ROLLING BLACKOUTS ARE EXPECTED AND IN JUNE WHEN PGE AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON WILL RAISE THEIR RATES SHARPLY FOR BUSINESSES AND HOMES. MANUEL GALLEGUS.))

[Altavista-Fire]


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An Altavista non- profit agency is vowing to rebuild after fire destroyed its warehouse this morning.
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Dozens of firefighters from four volunteer companies battled the blaze for more than four hours.
The warehouse was owned by the Sheltered Workshop of Altavista, which employs disabled people in light manufacturing jobs.
Workshop officials say they will recover.
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((FRANCES SHOEMAKER/SHELTERED WORKSHOP DIRECTOR: I EXPECT TO GET AN OPENING OF HEARTS ACTUALLY, BECAUSE THIS COMMUNITY IS EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE OF ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES, BUT THEY'VE BEEN GREAT TO THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP.))
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Shoemaker says the building was insured, but estimates the loss at over 200- thousand dollars.
Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to nearby gasoline tanks and storage facility.
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[Shooting]


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Police say the struggle for a gun ended in the fatal shooting of a Southeast Roanoke man.
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It happened just after midnight in this house on Morgan Avenue.
Police say 27-year-old Edward Hodge was handling his friend's gun.
27-year-old Donald Lee Carter was shot in the head and killed as he tried to wrestle the gun away.
The bullet also struck 21-year-old George Chattin, who lived in the house, in the neck.
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His condition is not available.
No charges have been placed...
Police say it appears the shooting was an accident.

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Local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are being honored for their sacrifice.
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Roanoke Valley Law Enforcement Agencies today held a memorial service to remember the 27-fallen officers and honor their families.
The list of police officers, deputies and state troopers dates back all the way to 1892 when a Roanoke City police officer was killed. The service included words from Delegate Morgan Griffith and a roll call of the officer's names. Representatives from the participating agencies placed flowers in a wreath in the name of each fallen officer. Today's ceremony was the third of its kind in the Roanoke Valley.
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Kids sometimes cheat on tests... this time the teacher was doing it for them.
Details are still ahead on New 7.
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And a car ploughs into the General Assembly building.
We'll tell you why.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with qualifying from Charlotte where the lights literally went out tonight. When it gets dark you must remain calm and not lose your head. Because you never know when or where a coach might give birth, or when a celebrity might unexpectedly lend a hand to a worthy cause. Feel good sports

are straight ahead on the Big 7.))[Capitol-Crash]


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It was apparently NOT a terrorist act or retaliation by a citizen.
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Virginia Capitol Police say Joseph Weaver and his wife suffered only minor cuts and bruises last night.
Weaver crashed his car into an empty meeting room at the General Assembly building.
Police say Weaver suffered some sort of seizure.
He lost control and smashed his car through a window of Senate Room B.
The car caught fire.
But a quick-thinking Capitol Police officer put it out.
The crash came within a few feet of Botetourt Senator Bo Trumbo's empty chair on the Senate Finance Committee.
Damage is estimated at about 10-thousand dollars.
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A third-grade teacher in Petersburg was forced to resign after being accused of doctoring her students' scores on the Standards of Learning test.
Petersburg school officials declined to identify the teacher, who had taught for 13 years.
An Education Department spokesman says the students were re-tested and the state will use the scores of the second test in determining the school's accreditation rating.

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Organizers of Danville's Festival in the Park say this year's event is bigger and better.
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The festival kicked off tonight at (Ba-Lou) Ballou Park on Main Street.
It features more than a hundred artists and crafters as well as four stages of entertainment.
New this year is the first ever sanctioned barbecue cookoff.
This is the 27th year for the festival and organizers promise there will be something for everyone.
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((JOHN GILSTRAP/EVENT ORGANIZER: IT MIGHT BE THE BIGGEST ONE WE'VE EVER HAD. WE'VE EXPANDED IT A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR. ITS A FAMILY EVENT. ITS PROMOTED IN GEARED UP AS A FAMILY ACTIVITY. SO WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BRING THEIR ENTIRE FAMILIES OUT.))
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The festival ends Sunday with a free concert by country music star Ricky Van Shelton.
It begins at three.
W-D-B-J-7 is sponsoring the Ricky Van Shelton concert.
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Next on News 7, Robert E. Lee's boyhood home is about to get some new residents.
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And get a sneak peek at the latest video game technology that could be headed to your house.
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[Lee-Home]


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The sale of Robert E. Lee's boyhood home will go through.
Attorney General Mark Earley will not block the sale to a couple who plan to use it as a private residence.
The Alexandria home had been a museum but fell into disrepair.
The Lee-Jackson Foundation sold the home for 2-and-a-half million dollars to the couple, who plan to restore it and live there.

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Coming soon to living rooms near you- new video games.
The latest in electronic games and the internet is on display in Los Angeles.
Chris Lawrence takes us to the electronic entertainment expo in Los Angeles.
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((See Kobe Bryant. Be Kobe Bryant. Rocket through the water without getting wet. Gamers say Nintendo's new GameCube is like nothing they've felt before. CORY LEWIS/GAMEPLAYER: "The GameCube controller feels awesome! It just melts in your hand and the game controls perfectly." The graphics so good ..they fooled the folks who designed the 'Star Wars' special effects. "And they didn't know it was the game in development. They thought it was clips from the actual movie they had worked on." CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS: "Nintendo wants to lose its 'kids-only' label and grab a bigger share of the adult crowd. But don't worry ..they're not giving up on the kids entirely!" BETH LLEWELYN/NINTENDO: "We certainly have a core audience of 12-17 year olds. And we aren't going to abandon those players." If they do ..Microsoft will be happy to scoop them up. Bill Gates unveiled his X-Box system ..and gamers can't wait to take it home. "The graphics capability of X-Box is better." And while you're waiting for that next edition of survivor ..and who isn't?.. you'll be able to take control of the outback backstabbers. Make Colby fail! Make Jerri nice! It's all in your hands ..and your home computer. Meantime ..the next battle is shaping up on the net. Sony has partnered its Playstation 2 with AOL to offer online gaming. And Microsoft says it's launching the most sophisticated online system ever early next year. That means X-Box users will be able to complete with other users across the country. JOHN O'ROURKE/MICROSOFT: "And when they're sitting in their living room and you're sitting in yours ..you'll have an experience you've never had before." And with $15 billion in sales at stake ..the war between video games ..won't be over anytime soon. Chris Lawrence CBS News Los Angeles.))

[Rocket-Launch]


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A good night for a rocket launch in Florida.
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((FOUR, THREE, TWO ONE... WE HAVE IGNITION AND LIFTOFF... ))
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A Delta Two Rocket took off for space today.
It's carrying a 130 million dollar communications satellite- and an experimental laser.
The satellite is known as geoLITE and it'll provide the U-S Defense Department with classified images.
The laser is supposed to increase the amount of information sent to earth.
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It was lights out tonight in Charlotte during Winston qualifying. The Steam looks for its third win of the season. UVa, Liberty and Tech try to hang on the diamond. While a coach in town for the D-2 softball event gives birth tonight.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Avalanche; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Blue Brothers - Jake and Elwood were at Salem Memorial for game two of the Kinston-Avalanche series. The Avs get robbed early as Seth Taylor's shot to third is scooped up by Luis Gonzalez. And gets the putout with some solid "D". Here's that score and others from tonight.
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Qualifying for the Winston all-star race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway took place last night. Last year the race was overshadowed by the collapse of the pedestrian walkway.
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Last night it was another problem. A car hit a utility pole in nearby Harrisburg and knocked out power to the speedway. They had to go to backup generators - and there wasn't nearly enough power in those to turn on all of the lights at the track. As a result many of the last drivers to get on the track, including Jeff Burton, were literally driving in the dark. Rusty Wallace won $50 thousanf bucks and the pole. Michael Waltrip, who was at New River Valley last weekend, wrecked before he even made it down pit road. Here's the lineup for the Winston.
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Johnny Benson won the pole for the Open. The winner from that race transfers into the main show.

[S-Steam]


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The Roanoke Steam was back home last night looking to pick up its third win of the season against Charleston.
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The Steam girls were working it at halftime last night as the Steam looked to win its second straight. Roanoke was all business as quarterback Rubin Potts literally loses his head to Rache Hill, who tucks it away his hat and heads upfield with a trophy. Al Clark dumps the pass off to Anthony Drakeford. He slips but no one ever touches him down so his heads up play gets the ball all way down to the eight yard line. Clark would then find Kenen McWoter for the TD pass and Roanoke is on top 24-to-19.
[super=34-Charleston/19/Roanoke/35;]

The Steam's defense also would step up as Basim Grant sacks Potts in the endzone for the safety. Roanoke beats Charleston 35-to-19.
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The Virginia Cavaliers, were eliminated from the ACC baseball tournament yesterday afternoon as they lost to Wake Forest. But actually they were knocked out Thursday night when they lost a heart breaker to Wake Forest that didn't end until just before midnight.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC/N. C. State vs. UVa; :00]

The Cavs had to turn around and play again yesterday afternoon against N.C. State and it appeared that definitely felt the effects of their late night.
[super=34-Virginia/2/N.C. State/6;]

Jeremy Dutton went 4 for 5 at the plate for N.C. State and he led the Pack to the 6-to-2 win. UVa exits the ACC tourney going 1-and-2.
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The Virginia Tech baseball team has fallen into the loser's bracket at the Big East baseball tournament in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Tech was shutout yesterday by Seton Hall losing 5-to-nothing. The Hokies then dropped into the loser's bracket and had to play Notre Dame again last night. Tech knocked the top seed out of the tournament with a 5 to win over the Fighting Irish.
Tech will play Seton Hall again today at 3:30 for the Big East Championship.

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The Big South tournament continued yesterday in Danville with Liberty riding the double elimination roller coaster.
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Liberty had to play early yesterday morning against Coastal Carolina and the Flames had all kinds of troubles as they fell behind early and never recovered. They lost that game 6-to-2.
[super=34-Coastal Carolina/6/Liberty/2;]

But came back last night to beat UNC Asheville 12-to-3. LU plays Winthrop today.
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[S-Roanoke]


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The Roanoke College Maroons softball team could only muster 5 hits yesterday afternoon and as result the team lost to Central College of Iowa in their second game of the NCAA division three tournament in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Kelly Gouldthorpe was the only Maroon to get more than one hit. She was 2 for 3 and drove in the only run for Roanoke. The Maroons are still alive. They will play Wheaton, Massachusetts at Noon eastern today.

[S-Baby]


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The Division II Softball championship in Salem took a unique turn last night with Eastern New Mexico providing the suspense.
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The team has two head coaches, husband and wife - Kathleen and James Rodriquez. Kathleen arrived in Salem eight and a half months pregnant. But she was determined to keep coaching all the while knowing any minute it could her time.
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What happened was right before yesterday afternoon's game with Dowling - Kathleen headed to Carilion Community Hospital. Early yesterday evening she gave birth to a son - Aaron James Rodriguez. Here team also gave her a 2-to-nothing win.

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Fox Sportscaster James Brown, the former Harvard basketball star, was in Roanoke yesterday morning.
Brown has joined a local family in their fight against Niemann-Pick Disease
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Brown met Hunt Ozmer and his daughter Hunter at a restaurant in Maryland.
He wasn't familiar with Niemann-Pick but the conversation he had with Hunter, who's had the disease since birth, caused him to join the Ozmer family in the fight for finding a cure for the disease.
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The annual Golf event "Hunter's Hope" will be held September 14-th at Hanging Rock and the goal this year is to raise 30-thousand dollars.
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Day one of the Scott Robertson Memorial is over and there's no question that the talent level is once again out of this world.
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Jonathan Yarwood, A teaching pro at the Leadbetter Golf Academy has 11 golfers competing in the event.
Yarwood says the talent gets better every year and tournaments like the Scott Robertson allow the players to showcase their ability.
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Brendon Todd of Cary, North Carolina shot a 7 under par 63 for the low round of the day.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Morgan Pressel, the 12 year old phenom who has qualified for the women's US Open, struggled a bit today shooting an 82. (-------------)