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Coming up on News 7-
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New photos of five Texas children...... as the children are laid to rest.
A church catches fire... investigators say it's arson.
Plus love struck Brits... get set to tie the knot under Star.
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And a move to ban all gambling on college sports.
News 7 is next.

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A Father says goodbye.. to the smiling faces... the childhood antics... the life with five children.....
Russell Yates today said it's the hardest thing he's ever had to do.
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((I THINK THE HARDEST THING TO SEE IS WHEN HE PUT THE BLANKETS ON THE CHLDREN...AND HE HAD TO CLOSE THE CASKETS KNOWING IT'S THE LAST TIME HE'LL EVER SEE HIS CHILDREN AGAIN.))
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Today five Texas children are laid to rest.
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Good evening...

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At today's funeral, Russell Yates says he's most sorry he'll never be able to see his children grow up, but he made NO mention of his wife..
She's behind bars charged with the children's murder.
Drew Levinson has more from Clear Lake Texas-
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((Covered in flowers, the five small caskets were taken to their final resting-place, a cemetery, not far from the home where the children were killed. Earlier, in an emotional and touching ceremony Russell Yates said goodbye to his four young sons and baby daughter. LOUISE KITCHEN/FRIEND THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY YOU CAN EXPRESS THE SORROW THAT IS FELT WITH THOSE CHILDREN, ITS JUST TOO MUCH. Unable to hold back his tears, Yates stood above each open casket and one by one talked about the short lives of his children. BECKY MORRIS/FRIEND I LOST IT WHEN HE SAID I WONT GET TO SEE YOU GROW UP. A week ago their mother, 36 year old Andrea Yates admitted she systematically drown all five in a bathtub in the family's home. She now sits in jail charged with murder. Her attorneys are considering an insanity defense. Russell Yates said his wife suffered from post partem depression, but at the funeral this father was focused on his children. He said goodbye, gently placing a tiny blanket on each child and then closing their caskets. KITCHEN AGAIN THAT WAS THE HARDEST, WITH THE LITTLE BLANKETS, I THINK THAT WAS HARDEST THING TO SEE WHEN HE PUT THOSE LITTLE BLANKETS IN EACH CASKET AND THEN OF COURSE HAVING TO CLOSE BECAUSE THAT WAS THE LAST TIME HE WOULD EVER SEE HIS CHILDREN AGAIN.
LEVINSON: If the Lord Giveth and the Lord taketh away, that's what he did... he gave me all those children, and he took them all away.))

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Divers plan to head back into Philpott Lake tomorrow to look for clues in two murder cases.
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Divers spent nearly seven hours today searching near Union Bridge.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case.
She's the Martinsville woman divers recovered last week.
They're also searching for a missing Nelson County man believed to be in the lake as well.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL KEEP DIVING OFF AND ON UNTIL WE COVERED THIS AREA PRETTY THROUGHLY AND ANY OTHER AREAS THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO DIVE.))
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Divers are searching in more than fifty feet of water where visibility is just one to two feet.
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[Bramblett]


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Relatives of the "alternate suspect" in the Hodges murders are livid that Ben Carr is being labeled a murderer, especially since Carr is no longer around to defend himself.
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At a hearing in federal court today, Earl Bramblett's new lawyers argued their theory that Carr could have committed the crime.
At the very least, they say, the prosecutor should have alerted the defense that Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
Carr's 30-year old son concedes Ben might have said such a thing, but he refuses to believe his father was involved.
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((NICHOLAS CARR/BEN CARR'S SON; HIS NAME SHOULDN'T BE CARRIED IN THE SAME BREATH AS EARL BRAMBLETT. EARL BRAMBLETT IS A PEDOPHILE AND A MURDERER WHO DESERVES WHAT ULTIMATELY HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.))
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Lawyers on both sides declined to comment on the case.
The judge made several comments noting how strong the evidence is against Bramblett, but he stopped short of making a ruling today on the request for a new trial.
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[ICS]


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International Cold Storage has frozen a deal with Nelson County.
The freezer manufacturer canceled its three million dollar plan to move from Albemarle County to Nelson County.
Company officials say a market downturn is responsible.
The deal was expected to generate 21-thousand dollars in tax revenue and 150 jobs.

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The Firestone plant in Decatur Illinois- It's the one that turned out most of the tires blamed for hundreds of accidents- Now that plant is closing.
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Japanese Tire maker Bridgestone says it plans to shut down the oldest plant in its U-S branch by the end of the year.
The move could put 15-hundred employees out of work.
Bridgestone officials say the move is an attempt to cut costs... not a result of the Firestone tire recall.
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[Star-Wedding]


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Just how far would you go for love?
How about 5 thousands miles across the ocean, all to get married in the company of your friends at the Mill Mountain Star. [***ROLL MB SET VIDEO***]
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Jennifer Miele caught up with an English couple who is doing just that.
Jen, why are they getting married here?
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Jean, it all started in 1998, when the bride to be met a Roanoke woman in an Internet chartroom.
The two became such goods friends, that she and her fianc´┐Ż decided to visit America.
They loved it so much, they decided to tie the knot with stars in their eyes.
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(( Ellen Carney and Steve McCann, both 22 of Manchester, England, no distance was too far to travel to be with friends on their wedding day.
And one friend especially.... Shannon Holt. Shannon and Ellen met on the Internet. Next Saturday, Shannon will stand by Ellen's side as her maid of honor... not in a church, but at the Mill Mountain Star.
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((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: AFTERWARDS, WE'RE GOING TO NEW YORK PIZZA IN VINTON BECAUSE YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE PIZZA AND everyone AT HOME'S BEEN LIKE PIZZA.. WHAT A GREAT IDEA. BECAUSE ITS JUST SO NOT ENGLISH I SUPPOSE. yeah, JUST A BIT.)) [RUNS12]
Needless to say, Ellen and Steve aren't your ordinary couple... and fittingly enough, Shannon's SISTER is the best man.
What sets these two apart?
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((Ellen Carney and Steve McCann/Bride and Groom: SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE, I THINK AND BEING THEIR FOR EACH OTHER, ALWAYS... KISS.)) [RUNS08]
The couple's been to America once before... but Roanoke is definitely their star city.
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((SHANNON HOLT: THEY WENT UP TO NEW YORK FOR THREE DAYS BEFORE THEY FLEW BACK HOME AND DIDN'T CARE FOR IT TOO MUCH. THEY SAID THEY WERE SOUTHERNERS AND THEY WOULD STAY THAT WAY WHEN THEY CAME BACK TO AMERICA.)) [RUNS13]
So it's not the Big Apple, but the Roanoke Star that has captured their hearts.
The couple even wants to move here, but the Green Card process is getting in the way.
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((ELLEN CARNEY AND STEVE MCCANN: WE'RE NOT GOING TO EVER GIVE UP.)) [RUNS03]
Until then, they'll keep shooting for the stars. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

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New figures show U-V-A leads the way with student graduation rates across Virginia.
Among private schools, Washington and Lee tops the list.
A Norfolk newspaper compiled state figures that show
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91 per cent of U-V-A freshmen in 19-94 got their degrees within six years. The rates for schools in our region are Virginia Tech at 72 per cent, V-M-I with 65, and Radford with 46. [NEXT PAGE]
For private colleges, 88 percent of Washington and Lee freshmen graduated within six years. Three women's schools .. Sweet Briar, Hollins, and Randolph-Macon Woman's .. were all above 60 per cent. [NEXT PAGE]
The numbers were lower for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Averett, Ferrum, and Liberty, which had one of the lowest graduation rates in the state at 30 per cent.
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[College-Gambling]


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College sports took center stage in Washington.
Today coaches took THEIR game to Capitol Hill trying to defeat gambling on college sports.
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Former University of Nebraska coach Tom Osborne supports the bill that bans gambling on college games.
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[ 14:27:23] ((REP. TOM OSBORNE/R-NEBRASKA: IF YOU'RE SITTING THERE AS A COACH AND YOU PUT A DEFENSE BACK IN WHO FALLS DOWN.. OR A RELIABLE PLAYER MISSES FOUR STRAIGHT FREE THROWS AND YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHY THAT'S HPAPENED THAT YOUR'E NOT SURE.)) [butt to 14:28:15] ((WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROTECT THE GAME THAT'S A GREAT GAME.. THAT'S A VERY INNOCENT GAME. IF WE ALLOW CONTINUED BETTING ON COLLEGE GAMES IT TAKES AWAY FROM THE VERY INNOCENCE OF WHAT THIS SPORT WAS MEANT TO BE.))
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Nevada is the only state that allows sports betting.
Opponents of the bill say Nevada's regulated industry helps bust point shaving scandals.
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Consultants call it a game, the government calls it a rip-off.
Next on news 7, find out how some doctors are making extra money by ordering unnecessary tests.
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And a tidewater church goes up in flames... investigators say someone set the blaze.
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office with details of tonight's NBA draft. A familiar face moves into high school coaching in Roanoke County. The Avalanche wrapped up its series with Wilmington this afternoon Two deaf guys make an impression at the Barbers camp today that was invaded by a girl.

And we'll tell you who has been profiling in this machine this week right here on the Big 7.))[Health-Fraud]


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Imagine doctors making unnecessary appointments for you... or ordering tests you don't need.. JUST to make extra money-
Most DON'T do that... but news today that some consulting companies actually coach doctors on how to cheat the system.
Sheryl Attkisson reports.
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((It took a California physician, Dr. Kathryn Locatell, to blow the lid on seminars teaching doctors how to lie and cheat on insurance claims to make more money. One health care consultant promised HER...great rewards. DR. KATHRYN LOCATELL, GERIATRIC PHYSICIAN: HE EXORTED THAT I WOULD SOON BE ABLE TO AFFORD THAT LEXIS, OR THAT KINCAID PAINTING I HAD MY EYES ON. Dr. Locatell alerted Congress, and then agreed to go undercover to help federal investigators. What they discovered, and secretly recorded, were health care consultants advising doctors on the finer points of "gaming the system." One consultant advised...Limit patients with Medicare and other less-desirable insurance. WE DON'T WANT THEM TAKING THE BEST APPOINTMENT SLOTS. SO THEY GET SCHEDULED ONLY 10:00 TO 11:30 IN THE MORNING WE WANT THE BEST APPOINTMENT SLOTS TO GO TO THE BEST PAYERS. Doctors can always schedule two office visits even if they've already determined a patient is perfectly healthy. THE DOCTOR THEN SPENDS QUALITY TIME WITH THE PATIENT AND TALKS ABOUT LIFESTYLE, ALL THESE OTHER GOODIES, AND YOU KNOW TOSSES A STETHOSCOPE ON AND ALL THESE OTHER THINGS THAT MAKE A PATIENT FEEL BETTER. Doctors were even advised how to take advantage of older patients with brain-impaires by making routine visits appear more complicated to justify higher billing. DURING THE VISIT YOU WANT TO ASK THEM OTHER QUESTIONS THAT THEY CAN'T ANSWER DUE TO ALZHEIMER'S SENILE DEMENTIA, ORGANIC BRAIN SYNDROME. SO THEN THEREFORE YOU END UP SPENDING A LOT LONGER WITH THE PATIENT. Congress said MOST consultants are honest, but blamed the unscrupulous ones for contributing to the 12 BILLION dollars in fraud against Medicare just last year alone. Sheryl Attkisson/CBS News: The company that put on the seminars in question now face possible criminal proseuction. And the federal government has issued an alert to doctors urging them to be careful when choosing health care consultants.))

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Investigators say an arsonist is to blame for a fire at a Newport News church.
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A passing motorist saw flames shooting through the roof of the Church of the Nazarene last night.
The building was a total loss.
The church's back door was open.
A-T-F agents and fire marshals are investigating.
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They touched hearts all across the country.
Now a group of singing orphans are heading home.
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And what do the Loch Ness monster and geology have in common?
More than you might think.
We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

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They've spent the past nine months traveling the country and raising awareness of the plight of children around the world.
Now an international choir of orphans is ready to return home to a better life.
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The group was sponsored by WorldHelp, a Bedford County charity that distributes food and supplies to needy people worldwide.
The choir gave 175 performances and raised more than a quarter million dollars to help build orphanages back in Nepal and India.
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((MIKE STEWART/WORLDHELP: OUR TAG LINE FOR OUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM IS 'CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME', AND WE CAN'T CHANGE ALL 25 MILLION OF THEM, WE CAN'T GET SPONSORS BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO GET AS MANY AS WE CAN.))
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The concert tour also helped attract 16- hundred new sponsors for needy children.
A second choir group arrives in August to start a new fundraising tour.
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[Lochness]


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Stories of the Loch Ness monster date back to the 17th century.
Now one scientist believes he has an explanation.
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Dr. Luigi Piccardi says it's the earth's fault.
Piccardi is a geologist who believes the monster is linked to the Great Glen Fault which runs along the loch.
When the plates slip, tremors cause the ground to shake and produce a roaring sound.
Bubbles of gas are also released possibly creating waves which could be mistaken for the monster.
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((DR LUIGI PICCARDI/GEOLOGIST: A VIOLENT COMMOTION OF THE WATER, MOSTLY, AND THEY SAY THEY COULDN'T REALLY SEE A BEAST IN THE WATER BUT THEY INFER THE BEAST WAS THERE BECAUSE THERE WAS A COMMOTION.))
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But Nessie believers don't buy it.
They point to images of the 1930s and discrepancies between dates of sightings and recorded earth tremors.
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((GARY CAMPBELL/LOCH NESS MONSTER FAN CLUB: AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVERY YEAR THERE ARE THREE OR FOUR SIGHTINGS. WE HAVE NO EXPLANATION. WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE AND WE CAN ONLY ASSUME THAT THEY'RE NESSIE.))
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The Loch Ness monster is still a lucrative tourist draw, even if its existence has never been proven.
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The NBA draft make history. We'll tell you which high school kids were picked and where the ACC men landed. Plus, we'll fill you in on Roanoke's NBDL boss, and have details of new coach at Cave Spring. And the Barber camp report focuses on some unique folks tonight.
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - when Tiki and Ronde Barber come back into town to run their week-long camp they need some way to get around town. General Imports on Franklin Road took care of their wheels this week. Ronde and Tiki have been rolling this week in this green Jaguar.
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Guys who sometimes forgot their lunch money a few months ago were made instant millionaires last night as the NBA draft had more of a scholastic than collegiate flair to it.
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The Washington Wizards used the top pick to take Brunswick, Georgia's Kwame Brown a six foot eleven inch 240 pound kid who just graduated from high school. Never before has a high school player been the top pick. In fact high school kids were taken with 4 of the first 8 picks. Oak Hill's DeSagana Diop (JOP) ironically went to the Cavaliers - the Cleveland Cavs with the 8th pick. Duke's Shane Battier slipped a bit going 6th to the Vancouver Grizzlies. North Carolina's Brendan Haywood went 20th to the Cavs, but he was then traded to the Magic. And fellow-Tarheel Joseph Forte was selected by the Celtics with the 21st pick.
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Clemson's Will Solomon and Maryland's Terrence Morris went in the second round.

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The National Basketball Developmental League leaders will be back in Roanoke today to announce that Kent Davidson the Star City team's first head coach. Davidson is a former coach in both the CBA and USBL. He spent last season as the coach of the Dodge City Legend. Yesterday afternoon the Columbus, Georgia team named Jeff Malone its head coach. The Georgia native played 13 years in the NBA spending most of his time with Bullets in the 80's.

[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is going head to head with the NBDL in many ways this year, but the team's schedule that was released today is really pretty decent.
The team will play 36 home games. 22 of those dates fall on either Friday or Saturday.
The Express opens the season with four home dates beginning with an October 12th meeting with Dayton at the Round House.
The next night John Brophy comes to town with the Wheeling Nailers.

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Cave Spring's football team has added former UVa standout tight end Walt Derey to the coaching staff.
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Derey is helping the Knights in their summer weight lifting program. Derey attended Northside and, out of respect for his longtime mentor Jim Hickam, made sure his former coach knew why he was with Cave Spring.
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Derey finished playing at UVa in 1996 and this is his first crack at coaching. He will work with the receivers.
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Derey was on hand at the Tiki and Ronde's camp today as deaf teenagers cativated those in attendance. Denise Allen has their story.
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That's what football sounds like. But this is what Alan Morgan hears.
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Alan enjoys sports and wanted to come to the NFL Twins Football Camp, but he's deaf.
That's where Lionel "Pooh" Bentley comes in, Pooh a member of "Straight Street Youth Ministries, " has SOME hearing with the use of a hearing aide.
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((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET MINISTRIES: WE ASKED POOH IF HE'D SERVE AS AN INTERPRETER AND AT 16 HE'S HELPING A 14 YEAR OLD FULFILL A DREAM OF COMING TO A CAMP.))
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Pooh reads the lips of the coaches, then signs the instructions to Alan.
But sometimes, no translation is needed.
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[IN Q=most of it]

((WALT DEREY/ALL-STAR CLINICS FOUNDER: MOST OF IT IS SEEING WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT AND IF YOU CAN SEE IT YOU CAN DO IT. A LOT OF IT IS GOING ON THE MOTION OF THE BALL. HE'D BE PERFECT ON DEFENSE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DRAW HIM OFF WITH FAKE COUNTS.))
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[OUT Q=FAKE COUNTS]

DENISE ALLEN/ NEWS 7 SPORTS: POOH AND ALAN HAD NEVER MET BEFORE TODAY.
BUT NOW THEY ARE TEAMING UP AND INSPIRING BOTH FELLOW CAMPERS AND COACHES.
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[SOT 10:32:07]
[IN Q=VERY]

((VERY INSPIRATIONAL. I THINK SOME OF THE KIDS HERE HAVE PICKED UP ON IT TOO. THE GROUP BOTH OF THEM ARE IN HAS RALLIED AROUND THEM, PICKED THEM UP.))
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[OUT Q=PICKED THEM UP]


Alan says he's grateful Pooh volunteered to be his interpreter and he's enjoyed meeting the Barbers.
But Pooh is a basketball player and his football allegiance lies else where.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:08:28]
[IN Q=I'm happy]

((LIONEL "POOH" BENTLEY/ALAN'S INTERPRETER: I'M HAPPY, BUT THEY ARE NOT MY TEAM. MY FAVORITE TEAM IS THE DALLAS COWBOYS. BUT I LIKE THEM.))
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[OUT Q=I LIKE THEM]


Maybe Tiki and Ronde can convert this Cowboy into a Giant or Buc. Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

[S-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-97 tc 15:11]
[GRAPHIC=barbers]


It truly was a day for firsts at the Twins camp as Annie Lawrence became the first girl to go through the paces.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Today the Barbers and staff worked with 12 to 14 year olds. Annie is only 11.
Still her dad had no reservations about sending her to camp
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:29:22]
[IN Q=She's a good]

((QUIGG LAWRENCE/ANNIE'S FATHER: SHE'S A GOOD ATHLETE. SHE'S MENTALLY TOUGH AND I KNEW SHE COULD HANDLE IT. I THINK SHE'S GOING TO COME A WAY WITH THAT FOOTBALL IS A LOT HARDER THAN THROWING IN THE FRONT YARD. IT'S HARD WORK. IT'S DRILLS. SHE CERTAINLY HAS THE ABILITY TO DO IT IF SHE WANT'S TO.))
[SUPER=01-Quigg Lawrence/Annie's Father; :04]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=IF SHE WANTS TO]
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[VO-NAT]


Quigg Lawrence doesn't know if his daughter will ever play football.
He's just proud she challenged herself and completed the task.
Annie is all ready a two sport athlete, playing travel soccer and travel softball.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:26:45]
[IN Q=well I thought]

((ANNIE LAWRENCE/FIRST GIRL CAMPER: WELL, I THOUGHT THAT IF A GUY COULD DO IT A GIRL SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT. AND IT REALLY GETS YOU IN SHAPE AND THAT'S PART OF THE REASON I WANTED TO COME.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Lawrence/First Girl Camper; :03]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=WANTED TO COME]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 241TC]
[GRAPHIC=SALEM AVALANCHE]

The Salem Avalanche played a matinee with Wilmington yesterday so everyone could get out of town and clear the way for the fair to set up shop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wilmington vs. Salem;:00]

Some of the kids who will be cleaning out their dad's wallets at the fair dropping a few coins at Salem Memorial this afternoon. This one was scoreless until the bottom of the 6th when Matt Holliday came on as a pinch hitter and lined this shot right off the WDBJ-7 sign in left center field. Two runs score on the play and Holliday ends up sliding over to third on a throwing error. It's 2-to-nothing Salem. That is all the Avs would need, but they got one more with two outs as Tino Sanchez squeezed home
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/0/Salem/3;]

Holliday with the base hit bunt. (------------) Salem beats Wilmington 3-to-nothing and opens a three game set in Lynchburg tonight.