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Coming up on News 7-
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President Bush decides stem cell research is worth paying for. We'll have highlights from his address. Plus, we'll have reaction from a local man who's hopes of walking again rested squarely on the president's shoulders.

And dozens of Grand Canyon sightseers are recovering from their trip - after their bus collided with an trailer.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.


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((I HAVE GIVEN THIS ISSUE A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT, PRAYER AND CONSIDERABLE REFLECTION.))
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[OUT Q=considerable reflection.]
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[VO-NAT]

President Bush wrestles with his conscience in trying to decide whether the government's money should help pay for research involving human embryos.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. JEan Jadhon is off tonight.

[Bush-Stem-Cell]


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President Bush WILL allow federal money to be spent on research involving stem cells extracted from human embryos. In the first prime-time speech of his presidency, Bush said the issue was "one of the most profound of our time." Aleen Sirgany has the latest on Bush's attempt to find middle ground on a highly controversial subject.
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((It was President Bushs first primetime address and perhaps his most important since taking office six months ago. After what some called an agonizing decision, Mister Bush announced his plans for limited embryonic stem cell research.
(SOT: Bush) 210944

Stem cell research offers great promise and great peril. So I have decided we must proceed with great care. As the result of private research, 60 stem cell lines already exist. They were created from embryos that were already destroyed. And they have the ability to regenerate themselves indefinitely.
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Scientists believe the controversial research could lead to badly needed therapies for a number of diseases and injuries. Proponents claim these primitive cells could someday be coaxed to develop into heart muscle brain cells even bone marrow.
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The President heard from powerful voices while making his decision including the Pope who called the research evil; to celebrities like Parkinsons sufferer Michael J. Fox, to supporters of Ronald Reagan. Despite that, he is likely to face scorn from religious conservatives some who call the research murder.
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I have made this decision with great care. And I pray it is the right one.
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The White House calls Mr. Bushs decision the middle ground. But the battle will soon head to the Senate, where some could introduce legislation to move research on embryonic stem cells even more boldly ahead. AS, CBS News, Washington ))

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President Bush's decision hits close to home for a Christiansburg couple.
We recently brought you the story of William Boyd and his hope to be part of stem cell research.
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Justin McLeod was with him tonight and has his reaction. Justin?
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Shannon, a construction accident turned William's Boyd world upside down three years ago.
Tonight, finally a glimmer of hope, one he hopes will allow him to walk again.
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[SUPER=01-William Boyd/Stem Cell Research Supporter; :28]
[SUPER=01-Cricket Boyd/Stem Cell Research Supporter; :38]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WIFE AND HUSBAND HUGGING; :06))
Nothing but tears of joy as family and friends gathered at their home to hear the President's decision.
It may be limited but Boyd believes allowing some federal funding for stem cell research is a step in the right direction.
He hopes to be part of a experimential trial to have stem cells injected into his back bone to help correct a spinal cord injury.
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((WILLIAM BOYD/STEM CELL RESEARCH SUPPORTER: IT MEANS MAYBE SOMEDAY DOWN THE LINE I'LL BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN AND I WILL BE ABLE AND I'LL BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THIS PRISON I'M IN RIGHT NOW.)) ((CRICKET BOYD/STEM CELL RESEARCH SUPPORTER: I THINK SOMEDAY THEY MAY COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT HE IS NOT ABLE TO WALK FULLY LIKE YOU AND I CAN BUT MAYBE WITH A LITTLE ASSISTANCE, BRACES, BUT YEAH HE WILL WALK.)) [RUNS:20]
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The Boyd's realize stem cell research is not a proven science.
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But Shannon, they say they're willing to take the risk, after all, its the only hope they've had since his accident.



[Stem-Cells]


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What if an abundant supply of stem cells could be found -- and the source prompted NO ethical debate?
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A University of Virginia doctor is setting up a new clinic he hopes answers that question.
Stem cells derived from human fat -- liposuctioned out our own bodies -- could help prevent disease and save lives.

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((DR. ADAM KATZ/UVA RESEARCHER: IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S VERY ABUNDANT... THEREIN LIES THE PRACTICAL APPEAL AND THE POTENTIAL CLINICAL POWER.))
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[OUT Q=and the potential clinical power.]
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So far, the fat cells have only yielded stem cells in the lab.
Human success stories are still a long way off.
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[KB-Toys]


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K-B Toys isn't playing around in Pittsylvania County.
The company announced today it will take over the old e-Toys distribution center in Blairs.
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One hundred fifty new full-time jobs and nearly a thousand temporary jobs will be created as early as September.

Officials say it was a good deal... the staff was already trained and the distribution equipment was already in place.
Plus, Governor Gilmore handed over a 250 thousand dollar grant made possible from tobacco settlement money.
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((GOV. GILMORE: THIS IS THE FIRST GRANT USED TO CLOSE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AND TO HELP CREATE JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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K-B plans to start shipping by September, and hopes to have at least five million toys moved out by Christmas.
The company is actively seeking employees.
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[Carroll-Drowning]


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A Pulaski County man is dead tonight after drowning in the New River today.
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Authorities recovered the body of Kenneth Akers Junior around 11:30 this morning. The 20-year-old had been fishing near the Byllesby (Bills-bee) Dam in Carroll County. A family member says Akers had fished there several times but couldn't swim. The dam was shut down for divers to use a V-pattern search method to find him.
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((GLEN HYATT/TWIN CO. DIVING TEAM; JUST LOOKING AT IT FROM THE EDGE IT DOESN'T LOOK THAT DEEP BUT THERE ARE ROCK LEDGES ALL ALONG THROUGH THERE AND AS YOU WALK OUT YOU'LL STEP IN A HOLE WAY OVER YOUR HEAD, WE WENT IN PLACES 10-12 FEET DEEP.))
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[OUT Q=WE WENT IN PLACES 10-12 FEET DEEP.]
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Akers was married with two kids and another on the way.
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[Israel-Explosion]


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A New Jersey woman is among those killed by a suicide bomber in Israel today.
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Judith Greenbaum was one of at least 15 killed when the bomb went off during lunch hour, gutting the building. Nearly 90-more are injured.
It's unclear who is to blame, although the Israeli government is pointing the finger at Palestine. Two militant groups have claimed responsibility. One says more bombings are to come.
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((THE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR SAFETY IS NOT IN PALESTINE.)) ((I AM VERY SORRY THAT THE PALESTINIAN LEADERSHIP AGAIN SHOWS THE WAY OF TERROR.))
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The attack is the second deadliest in the ten months of violence in the Middle East. 21-people, including a suicide bomber, were killed when explosives detonated at a disco on June first.
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[Bus-Crash]


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Officials are investigating the cause of a collision between a tour bus and a van pulling a trailer near the main highway leading to the Grand Canyon.
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[VO-NAT]
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32 passengers were injured, three critically, when the vehicles crashed late this morning. Authorities say the bus was travelling northbound in highway 64 when it crossed the center line and struck the rear of the trailer. An Arizona Department of Public Safety official says many of the 53-passengers aboard the bus spoke Chinese, although some are said to be US residents. The crash left wreckage along a quarter-mile stretch of highway south of the Grand Canyon.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


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Police say two people are lucky to be alive after an accident in Roanoke tonight.
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The accident happened about 10-15 on Old Vinton Mill Road.
Police say two people were taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital, their injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
The driver may have taken the curve too fast.
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[VA-Education]


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A census survey shows Virginia is by far the best-educated state in the South -- and one of the best in the nation.
The Commonwealth ranks Number 7 in the percentage of residents with at least bachelor's degrees at 28 percent.
The District of Columbia ranks highest at 39 percent. Massachusetts ranked second.
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Prayers and rememberences today-- the 56-th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.
We'll hear from a local veteran who viewed the devastation first-hand when News 7 returns.
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And two central Virginia counties hope to hit an economic home run by hosting a multi-state world series.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with a look at some of tonight's softball action in Salem. Bruce Smith is injured at the Skins' camp. Ben Foutz comes back to practice a day after emergency surgery. Lee Suggs is about to break out on the web.

And Sosa break out big today at Wrigley tonight on the Big 7.))[Gotti]


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Imprisoned mobster John Gotti's health may be failing.
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Gotti's been transferred from the U-S Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield Missouri to a hospital.

Gotti's daughter and another family member are on the way to see him.
Gotti has been battling neck cancer.
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[Pinion]


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A former janitor at a Botetourt County adult home was sentenced to six months for the sexual abuse of two residents.
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Two mentally disabled residents at the Mountain View Two home said Jerry Pinion fondled them in their beds.
Pinion said he suffered from Parkinson's Disease ... and could not have had sex with them.
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[Chastang]


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He's not a drug dealer, even though he received a one-pound shipment of pot in the mail last year.
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Ben Chastang survived an assault and robbery and the murder of his friend in Roanoke last month.
The city prosecutor says the situation was just what it looked like: a drug deal gone awry.
Despite Chastang's guilty plea in Salem today on a second offense of single possession of pot, Chastang says what happened in Roanoke July 10th was not drug-related. And he can't wait for the trial.
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((BEN CHASTANG; I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, GET THE GUYS WHO DID THAT PUT AWAY.))
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On the marijuana charges in Salem today, Chastang was fined 25-hundred dollars and ordered to serve five weekENDS in jail.
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[Nagasaki-Veteran]


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Fifty six years ago today, a U-S plane dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
Thousands observed the anniversary in Nagasaki's Peace Park, but the date also stirred memories here in the Roanoke Valley.
This morning, Joe Dashiell spoke with Bob Sams, a World War II veteran who was aboard the first ship to visit Nagasaki following the attack.
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((AND WHEN WE FIRST HEARD OF THIS BOMB, WE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A LARGE CONVENTIONAL BOMB.))
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Bob Sams soon discovered it wasn't a conventional bomb, when his ship delivered occupation troops to Nagasaki.
The so-called "Fat Man" bomb killed as many as 70- thousand people... three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
Sams and his shipmates weren't prepared for the devastation they found there.
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((IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE THAT YOU COULD SEE AS FAR AS YOU COULD SEE FOR A MILE, NOTHING. THE FOOTERS OF BUILDING, TREES BURNED AND STRUCTURES OF STEEL, BURNED LIKE A MATCHSTICK.))
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[OUT Q=burned like a matchstick.]


Just out of high school Sams was 17 when he enlisted. He was a gunner aboard the USS Cambria, a Navy ship with a Coast Guard crew.
By the time he arrived in Nagasaki he had participated in seven invasions... and today, he remains convinced the atomic bomb saved his life.
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((THERE'S NO QUESTION. I DON'T HAVE ANY DOUBTS THAT HARRY TRUMAN MADE THE RIGHT DECISION.))
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Today Sams has skin problems that may be related to radiation exposure... but he feels fortunate to have served in the Pacific during World War II and fortunate to have survived.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
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Some local musicians are getting world-wide attention.
Find out out who's in the running for an International Bluegrass Music Award when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And Surprise, Surprise, Surprise.
Television's most famous Marine gets a promotion.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Bluegrass-Awards]


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A banner year for a Franklin County musician promises to get even better.
Dan Tyminski (tuh-MIN-ski) has received ten nominations for the International Bluegrass Music Awards.
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Tyminski is a member of the band, Alison Kraus and Union Station... and a solo recording artist for Franklin County's Doobie Shea (SHAY) Records.
A resident of Ferrum, Tyminski supplied George Clooney's singing voice in the movie, "O Brother Where Art Thou."

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Western Virginia is well-represented in the nominations. Others up for awards include members of the Lonesome River Band, and Mandolin musician Herschel Sizemore.
Recordings from Doobie Shea, Roanoke's Acutab Publications, and Blacksburg's Hay Holler Records are also nominated.

[Slick-Top]


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State police are adding stealth cruisers to patrol Virginia's highways.
It's a new marked car known as a "slick top'' because it has no easy-to-spot emergency lights or antennae.
The vehicle still bears the familiar State Police markings on its sides, but the cruiser's flashing lights are hidden in the side mirrors and inside the passenger compartment.
Slick Tops are already are in service along Interstate 81 in Staunton and Wytheville.

[Dixie-World-Series]


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For the first time in four decades, Virginia will play host to the Dixie Youth World Series.
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Starting next Monday, twenty four teams from across the South will face off on fields in Bedford and Amherst County.
The two localities beat out sites in Alabama and Tennesse for the honor of bringing the games here.
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[IN Q=I think with]

((RONNIE ADAMS/MADISON HEIGHTS YOUTH BASEBALL: I THINK WITH THE TWO AREAS AND PLUS LYNCHBURG,WE HAVE ENOUGH MOTELS, WE HAD ENOUGH RESTAURANTS, WE HAD ENOUGH THINGS FOR PEOPLE TO DO WHEN THEY CAM HERE. AND PEOPLE HAVE WANTED TO COME TO VIRGINIA FOR A LONG TIME.))
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[OUT Q=for a long time.]
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The games will also have a local flavor.
As the host sites, Bedford and Madison Heights each get to field a team.
And the state champions in the Dixie major league and Triple-A league are from Amherst and Appomattox, respectively.
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[S-Extra]


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We'll check on the softball action in Salem. Plus, an update on Bruce's injury and Suggs' website are on the way, along with a peek at Liberty U's media day. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-Cubs; :00]

Mike Hampton and the Rockies whipped the Cubs this afternoon 14-to-5 and in the process overshadowed an amazing performance by Sammy Sosa. The quiet one in the homerun race this season is suddenly back in the mix after hitting not one, not two, but three homers today. Sosa now has 40 on the season. All three were solo shots.
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[S-Softball]


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Area softball fans that couldn't get tickets to big softball exhibition in Salem Wednesday night, showed up last night at Kiwanis for a doubleheader treat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

As Olympian Lisa Fernandez and the Women's Pro Softball League gold squad continued its cross country exhibition tour against the WPSL All-Stars. And those who came to see Fernandez were not disappointed as she smacks the shot into right field, and slides safely into second head first for the double. Then later in the 6th inning, Amy Kyler's pitch is whacked over the left field wall by Hernandez. It's a solo homer. Fernandez would go a combined 3-for-5 tonight and pitch 7 shutout innings in the second game as the two teams split their doubleheader.
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[S-Golf]


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The Bob McLelland Metro golf tournament wrapped up yesterday at the Westlake Country Club. Yesterday the first round was played at Blue Hills.
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[GO TO PINNACLE INDIVIDUAL] and the first round leader was able to hang on and claim the individual title. Franklin County's Neal Hunt finished the two day event at six under par, a 137 total. That was good for a five shot win over Patrick Henry's Barry Wirt Jr. Hunt's teammate Robert Hoyt was third at 143.
(XXXXXXX)

[GO TO PINNACLE TEAM] Hunt and Hoyt led the Eagles to the team title as they posted a 14 stroke win over William Byrd. PH was a distant third - 35 strokes back.
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[S-Skins]


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The already depth shy Redskins got a lot thinner yesterday when defensive ends Marco Coleman and Bruce Smith went down in practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00]

During this morning's workout in Carlisle, Pennsylvania Bruce Smith collided with 318 pound offensive guard Mookie Moore. The two staggered briefly before Bruce walked away with his right shoulder in need of some serious treatment.
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[OUT Q=...HE'S ALLRIGHT."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Bruce left the field with the shoulder wrapped. Right now it appears nothing is separated or broken. An MRI exam will be done in a day or two. Coleman re-injured his back.
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[S-Cave]


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Cave Spring head coach Ben Foutz gave his players a real life lesson in toughness yesterday.
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[OUT Q=.....our speed."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :]


24 hours after having emergency surgery to remove a bulging disk from his back, Foutz was back on the sideline leading the Knights afternoon practice.
There was some concern from his wife, But the doctors gave Foutz the O-K to return to practice and other than a little limp he seemed to be fine.
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[SOT]
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[VO-NAT]


Foutz has 60 players in uniform and 22 of those are Seniors. Defense is a major focal point during the pre season but Foutz and his staff are also keying in on the fundamentals.
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Lee Suggs is hoping he can score big on the world wide web this season. Steve Mason has the latest on Tech's soon-to-be "Cyber Suggs."
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[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Scored 28 Touchdowns Last Season; :24]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Johnston/VT Assistant Sports Information Director; 33]
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((Coming soon to a computer near you.....Lee Suggs like you've never seen him before. ((NAT SOUND-BILL ROTH))
The Lee Suggs web page will be released in a couple of days. Fans can log on and surf Sugg's stats, his profile, and download news stories, including a pair from your hometown station that highlight Lee's accomplishments on and off the field. ((:)) Virginia Tech is obviously pushing Suggs in the Heisman race. Lee matches all of the hype with his trademark humility.

((:))
Suggs increasing production last season prompted Tech sports information assistant director Bryan Johnston and Tech computer programmer Damian Salas to begin work on a The web site long before Vick announced he was leaving for the NFL. Michael's webpage was popular with women. One female even sent Vick pictures of her in lingerie, Tech officials quickly discarded them. Lee might have to deal with a humorous situation just like that. ((:)) The website will be unveiled this Saturday, August 11th a day that was strategically chosen by Virginia Tech.)) ((BJ:)) ((LEE)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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[ANCHOR=Mike]

[GO TO PINNACLE 4472] The page launches Saturday and you can link directly to it at WDBJ7.com. Just click on the web watch icon.
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The Liberty University Football team got together today in Lynchburg for its annual preseason media gathering today in Lynchburg.
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The Flames are coming off of a 3-and-8 season and will have a tough time bettering that mark this year with 7 games on the road on the only four at home. Plus, the Flames can't seem to get the in-state schools to come play them at Williams Stadium.
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[SUPER=01-Ken Karcher/Liberty Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...AND VA. TECH."]
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Express head coach Perry Florio continues to piece together his team for the upcoming season, and yesterday he got a big piece of the puzzle in place signing defenseman Travis Smith to come back for his 5th season in Roanoke. Smith played in 66 games last season.

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It took more than three decades, but Gomer Pyle finally got a promotion.
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In a ceremony in Hawaii today, the T-V character played by Jim Nabors, was promoted to Lance Corporal.
The honor came straight from commandant of the Marine Corps himself.
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((JIM NABORS/"CPL. GOMER PYLE"; I NEVER DREAMED IN A MILLION YEARS THAT 37 YEARS WOULD PASS AND I WOULD FINALLY BE A CORPORAL. GOLLY!))
[SUPER=01-Jim Nabors/"Cpl. Gomer Pyle"]
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Jim Nabors originated the charactor of Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith show in 1960 and then was given his own show, "Gomer Pyle USMC", in 1964.
The 71-year old Nabors lives in Honolulu.
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