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Coming up on News 7-
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Prosecutors decide if they'll seek the death penalty against Actor Robert Blake.
A plane runs into trouble- we'll show you the shaky landing.
Plus the Hillcats are looking for their 12th win of the season.
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News 7 is next.

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Actor Robert Blake will not face the death penalty.
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[Blake]


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Prosecutors made the decision tonight- saying they will not seek capital punishment against Blake- if he's convicted of killings his wife.
As Manuel Gallegus reports- Blake's attorney says prosecutors made the right decision.
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(( PROSECUTORS HAVE DECIDED NOT TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR ACCUSED MURDERER, ACTOR ROBERT BLAKE. INSTEAD THEY WILL GO AFTER LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. THE DECISION WAS MADE BY A COMMITTEE WHICH REVIEWS POTENTIAL CAPITAL CASES. BLAK
E S ATTORNEY IS PLEASED WITH THE DECISION. -SOT-HARLAND BRAUN, BLAKE'S ATTY

I was sort of proud of the da's office of the fact that they would do this early, cleanly, and quickly, and get it out of the way. BLAKE WHO IS 68, IS CHARGED WITH MURDERING BONNY BAKLEY... HIS WIFE AND MOTHER OF HIS FOUR YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. HE IS ALSO ACCUSED OF TWO COUNTS OF SOLICITING MURDER AND CONSPIRACY. BLAKE PLEADED NOT GUILTY EARLIER THIS WEEK. MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[Gibson]


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A Franklin County man will avoid the death penalty for the fatal stabbing of his mother and cousin- because of his mental illness.
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20-year-old James Gibson pleaded guilty to the capital murder of both relatives and received a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
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He offered no explanation for why he repeatedly stabbed his mother, Annette Gibson, and cousin, George (Oh-tha) Otha Patterson, inside their home last year.
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((DAVID FURROW/GIBSON'S ATTORNEY: EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY. THERE WAS NO MONETARY OR SEXUAL MOTIVE. THERE WAS NO MOTIVE FOR THIS CRIME.))
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[OUT Q=for this crime.]
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Gibson's attorneys say he is in the early stages of schizophrenia, but his mental illness is not severe enough for him to be considered insane.
Before he was hauled off to prison, Gibson told his family he was sorry "for everything that has happened."
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[Rice]


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The man suspected of killing two female hikers in the Shenandoah National Park six years ago has pleaded "not" guilty to the crimes.
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34-year-old Darrell David Rice was a computer programmer in Maryland.. He made his first appearance in federal court today.
Rice reportedly told investigators he killed the women because they were lesbians.. Attorney General John Ashcroft says that makes it a federal hate crime.
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((FRED HEBLICH/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: AND THE CONCERN WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BEING INVOLVED IN IT AND GIVING A PRESS CONFERENCE IS IT JUST RATCHETS UP THE PUBLIC ATTENTION, AND THAT'S JUST IN ANY HIGH-PROFILE CASE, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE LEARNING ABOUT THE CASE THROUGH THE NEWSPAPER BEFORE THEY COME TO SIT ON A JURY. IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP IN THE JURY SELECTION.))
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Rice may also be a suspect in several other unsolved killings from 1996 and 1997.
Prosecutors are deciding whether to seek the death penalty.
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[USS-Cole]


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18-months after she left Norfolk on a routine deployment, the USS-Cole finally came home
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She bears no visible signs of the suicide boat attack which killed 17 of her crew-including Pittsylvania Native Timothy Lamont Saunders.
The scars are apparent though among the survivors and their families who met the ship today.
Kesha Stidham suffered cuts and cracked ribs in the explosion.
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((KESHA STIDHAM/COLE SURVIVOR: I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE THE DAY THAT IT HIT SO IT'S LIKE RELIEF YOU KNOW. IT'S LIKE WELL SHE'S A PERSON. I GET TO SEE HER AND SHE' THAT SHE'S OK.))
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Also today anger.. seen in the face of Lou Gunn who lost his son and is still waiting for justice.
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((LOU GUNN/FATHER OF COLE VICTIM: WELL IF THEY WENT ON AND TRIED TO SOLVE THE COLE INVESTIGATION WE WOULD NOT HAVE EVER HAD A 9-11. YOU KNOW THAT? BUT THEY DROPPED THE INVESTIGATION. THEY TOLD US THEY WAS GONNA DO IT AND THEY DIDN'T DO NOTHING. THEY WAITED AND WAITED AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.))
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[OUT Q=AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.]
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The Navy spent 250 million dollars repairing the Cole and now the Ship will return to the fleet.
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[NY-Explosion]


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At first many thought today's explosion in New York City was another terrorist attack- Some said it sounded like a plane crash.
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But authorities have ruled out terrorism in today's blast at a ten story building.
At least three dozen people were hurt- some seriously.
The blast blew out windows along the block in the Chelsea neighborhood.
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((WELL I SAW A LOT OF DEBRIS FALL THE WALL BREAKING UP CEILING COMING DOWN.)) [BUTT TO 14:05:21] ((THE WHOLE STORE FRONT BLEW OUT AND FELL ACROSS THE PARKING GARAGE.))
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The city's fire commissioner says investigators are looking at some chemicals that were stored at a sign company.
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[Anderson]
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Wick Anderson was a member of Roanoke City Council and Mayor. He served eight years in the Virginia House of Delegates.
A successful lawyer and civic leader, Anderson died Tuesday. Today Joe Dashiell reports, Roanoke honored him for a lifetime of public service.
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(([OPENS WITH NAT SOUND]
Wick Anderson was a member of South Roanoke United Methodist Church... and its pews were filled with his family and friends, and the public officials with whom he served.
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Elected to City Council in the late 50s, Anderson served as mayor from 1960 to 1962.
He represented Roanoke in the Virginia General Assembly for eight years...
He was twice a candidate for Congress, and after switching to the Republican party made another run for Roanoke Mayor.
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((GEORGE KEGLEY: WICK WAS A FINE FELLOW. HE STARTED AS A NEWSPAPER REPORTER, TURNED TO THE LAW, A GOOD MAN FOR THE COMMUNITY.)) ((RAY GARLAND: HE WAS A NATURAL FOR ROANOKE. HE HAD A REAL AFFINITY WITH THE CITY AND A LOVE FOR THE CITY.)) ((JACK PARROTT: AND HE'S JUST ALWAYS BEEN A REAL GOOD FRIEND AND WE'LL MISS HIM.)) [RUNS:17]
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And so will the many of the region's cultural organizations and civic groups.
Though Anderson hadn't held elective office in many years, he continued in the role of community leader until his death Tuesday at the age of 73.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Redistricting]


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The state's politically explosive re-districting case was back in court today.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore filed his appeal in the case, asking the state Supreme Court to set aside a Salem judge's ruling -- and to do it quickly.
Kilgore's motion asks the state's high court to bar Judge Richard Pattisall from enforcing his order that new legislative lines be drawn and new House of Delegates elections be held this year.
In March, Pattisall ruled that the Republican-dominated Legislature sought to win more seats by packing Democratic-leaning black precincts into fewer districts.

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Meanwhile, there are new developments tonight in the eavesdropping scandal.
Thirteen phone numbers that dialed into two Democratic Party conference calls can not be traced to invited participants.
That's what the head of the Democratic Party of Virginia says.
Larry (Frahm-ee) Framme also says the callers have NOT been identified, but in his words, "there are a number of people out there sweating.''
State Police and the Commonwealth's Attorney in Richmond are investigating possible illegal eavesdropping by Republicans during the two calls.
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Some say it's a defining moment in the Catholic Church... others say it's too little too late.
Still ahead on News 7, reaction to the unprecedented meeting on sexual abuse.
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And firefighters battling raging Wildfires in Colorado have a new ally... Mother Nature.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Wildfires]


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This is the third day residents in one Colorado town have been living under a cloud of smoke, but tonight mother nature is helping.
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It's being called the "snaking fire" and has burned nearly 24-hundred acres on it's path through the Colorado Rockies.
Many homes have been threatened along the way.
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((I'VE GOT ANIMALS AT HOME - I KNOW PEOPLE DON'T THINK THEY'RE WORTH AS MUCH AS PEOPLE BUT THEY'RE WORTH SOMETHING TO ME (TRAILS OFF CRYING..)))
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Dry conditions along with high wind gusts are responsible for fueling the fire... But tonight the winds have slowed and the temperature has fallen. Officials say they believe students smoking cigarettes behind their high school may have ignited the blaze. The entire town of Bailey was evacuated yesterday and three schools remained closed today, but no injuries have been reported.
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[Miami-Hotel]


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Guests at a trendy Miami-Beach hotel got more excitement than they bargained for today.
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Roofing material at the Castle Beach Hotel caught fire and heavy winds fanned the blaze.
Guests were evacuated.
No injuries were reported and the hotel was only slightly damaged.
The 17 story building is in the middle of the city's row of high rise hotels and condominiums along Collins Avenue.
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[Church-Abuse]


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Twelve Cardinals are on their way back to the United States- after their meeting with the Pope.
They seemed pleased with proposals aimed at ridding the church of sexual abuse- but how do American catholics feel? And What about the victims of abuse?
Manuel Gallegus has reaction.
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((HEADING HOME FROM THEIR UNPRECENDENTED GATHERING IN ROME, AMERICAN CATHOLIC CARDINALS ARE CALLING FOR NEW MEASURES TO RID THE CHURCH OF PRIESTS GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSE. THEY SAY THEY HAVE DONE THE GROUND WORK FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. SOME RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS SEE IT AS A DEFINING MOMENT . JOHN CROSLEY, USC PROFESSOR OF RELIGION It's a full scale recognition that this is a bad thing. it's a terrible thing and it's not something that can be gotten over quickly, it's going to have to be addressed over a good chunk of time. THE CARDINALS DID AGREE THAT ANY PRIEST WHO IS A REPEAT SEX-ABUSER SHOULD BE DISMISSED FROM THE PRIESTHOOD -CERTAINLY ONE WHO HAS BECOME NOTORIOUS. - LIKE BOSTON'S JOHN GEOGHAN -WHOSE WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE MOLESTED MORE THAN 100. BUT THE CARDINALS STOPPED SHORT OF A "ZERO-TOLERANCE" DISMISSAL POLICY. AND THERE WERE FEW SPECIFICS ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH OLD CASES OF ABUSE. FOR SOME CATHOLICS HEADING TO NOON MASS, THE ROME MEETING WAS SIGNIFICANT, BUT FELL SHORT. JONATHAN WATT, CATHOLIC They should have established a zero tolerance rule at these particular meetings rather than leaving it up in the air. -DIANE ANTONI, CATHOLIC I know there will be changes and in a way I think it's a blessing, because in a way it takes the evil out and kind of cleanses the closet." AND FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY A PRIEST, THE CARDINALS ACCOMPLISHED LITTLE. MARK SERRANO, ABUSE VICTIM " I don't believe that priests become pedophiles, pedophiles become priests." MANUEL GALLEGUS: THE NEXT STEP WILL COME IN JUNE WHEN AMERICAN BISHOPS GATHER IN DALLAS. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO APPROVE A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TOWARD ABUSE. EVEN WITH TOUGHER STANDARDS, U.S. CARDINALS CONCEDED IT MAY BE YEARS BEFORE THE CHURCH REGAINS ITS CREDIBILITY. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[FL-Plane]


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A twin-engine plane with faulty landing gear made an emergency landing at an airport near Tampa, Florida.
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The pilot deftly guided the crippled Cessna along the grass strip next to the runway.
He had circled the airport for 90 minutes this afternoon to burn off fuel after he discovered his left landing gear didn't extend fully.
Fire trucks and emergency crews were on the ground waiting. But they weren't needed.
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He hasn't even graduated from high school yet, but one area student is already hob-nobbing with world leaders.


We'll meet him next on News 7.
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Plus take your daughters to work this year... take all your kids next year.
We'll explain.
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[FBLA-President]


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He's a high school senior jet setting with the likes of Bill Clinton, Colin Powell and Mike Bloomberg.
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When Sam Stephens isn't attending Floyd County High School, he's serving as the national president of the Future Business Leaders of America.
His duties require him to travel about three weeks out of each month to give speeches promoting the business education of young people.
Stephens says giving up his senior year experience is well worth it.
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((SAM STEPHENS/FLBA PRESIDENT: YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP SOME SACRIFICES. IT'S A TRADE OFF. I TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD, OR GO TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY. I'M NOT TOO DISAPPOINTED.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((STACIE BOLT/FBLA ADVISOR: I'VE NEVER MET ANOTHER PERSON LIKE SAM, HE'S DEDICATED, RESPONSIBLE, MATURE, HE DOES IT HIMSELF, JUST A VERY REMARKABLE STUDENT.))
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Stephens was recently offered an internship at the American Embassy in Sweden by Colin Powell.
He plans to attend Johnson & Wales University in Denver next year and major in International Business.
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[Daughters-Work]


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Countless parents and grandparents got a little extra help at work today...
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Today was "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" throughout offices across the nation.
Girls aged 10 to 18 observered their parents jobs to see what the working world offers women.
At Hollins University, nearly a dozen girls got a chance to visit a workplace with a high percentage of female role models.
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((KARLA TURMAN/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; IN THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, WE HAVE 23-24 FULL TIME STAFF MEMBERS, AND THEY ARE ALL WOMEN. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF FEMALE INFLUENCES HERE WHICH YOU DON'T ALWAYS GET IN THE CORPORATE WORLD.))
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[OUT Q=get in the corporate world.]
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The day was designed in 1993 to expose girls to a wide range of career possibilities and encourage them to set goals.

This was the 10th and last "Take Our DAUGHTERS to Work Day." Next year, girls and BOYS will be invited to watch their parents work.
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The first round of the PGA tour's Greater Greensboro Classic is in the books at Forest Oaks Country Club. The leader is Mark Calcaveccia, he fired a seven under 65.
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Scott Hoch is the first returning championship not to defend his title since 1994. Hoch withdrew from the tournament this morning due to the double vision problems he was having after corrective laser eye surgery.
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[S-Hillcats]


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We start over in Lynchburg where the Hillcats were looking for their 12th win of the season.
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But Kinston stood in the way, first lets enjoy this incredible shot courtesy of News 7 sports shooter Bob Cranwell.
In the bottom of the second. Nathan McLouth is gonna get the sacrifice fly to right field that scores Jose Castillo from third.
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/5/Kinston/2;]


The next inning Josh Bonfay cracks this shot to left center field, the ball drops and that allows Josh Hudnell to come on down from third.
Kinston answers. Ryan Church brings in a run with the basehit to left, the runner beats the throw, but Lynchburg wins 5-2 and is 12 and 7 on the season.
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche fell to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4-2 last night another reason this team will not let it's ego get too big.
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[S-ODAC]


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The Old Dominion Athletic Conference double elimination baseball tournament is underway at Salem Memorial Stadium. In the first game, Eastern Mennonite beat defending tournament champion Bridgewater 20 to 5.
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The addition of Roanoke's baseball team to the ODAC has forced the conference tournament to expand and the increase in the sports interest creates a competitive field.
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In the second game, Guilford battled Virginia Wesleyan. In the first, Guilford's R.J. Marks single, that hit plates A. J. McColley and it's 1-nothing Quakers.
[SUPER=34-Guilford/8/Virginia Wesleyan/5;]


Guilford's Nick Black then bloops a shot to shallow right, the Marlins second baseman can't handle the pop up, it drops and Luke Kempton scores from second. Guilford wins 8-5.
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[S-MLB]


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On to Major League baseball where the Oakland A's beat the Yankees 6-2 yesterday.
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Miguel Tejada hit a three-run home run and Barry Zito pitched seven strong innings Mike Mussina took the loss and dropped to 3-and-1. Zito is now 1-and-1. Jason Giambi ended his first trip back to Oakland with no hits
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;]


In Baltimore, The Birds hosted Boston and Pedro Martinez is back on track. Pedro struck out 10 and limited the Orioles to just one hit in seven innings as the Red Sox won 7-nothing.
Manny Ramirez knocked in two runs.
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[S-Pitcher]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Alleghany's baseball team is off to an 8 and 2 and junior pitcher Mike Bartley has alot to do with the solid start.
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((He's 6 foot 4, 230 pounds, the most imposing pitcher in the area, yet Mike Bartley is a gentle giant. His coach calls him the nicest kid around, but his fast ball is simply wicked. Bartley has been clocked at 90 miles an hour and he also throws a change up and curve. ((:)) Bartley registered 96 strikeouts last year as a sophomore in leading Alleghany to the Blue Ridge District championship. This year, he's a marked man. His ERA is over 3 and he is the first to admit he has a lot to work on. ((:))
Mike is averaging over 10 strikeouts a game and major league scouts as well as big time college coaches have been out to see him play.)) ((:)) ((:))
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Mike's dream is to one day pitch in the major leagues

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Sources tell News 7 sports that Roanoke Catholic junior guard J.R. Reynolds will transfer to Oak Hill Academy next year.
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Sources say that the only thing that is keeping Reynolds from confirming his decision to attend Oak Hill is some paper work that needs to go through. Reynolds, under the guidance of Roanoke Catholic head coach Dick Wall, has helped lead the Celtics to three straight private school state championships. Reynolds averaged 23.2 points a game this past season.
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UVa mens basketball coach Pete Gillen visited Reynolds at Roanoke Catholic last week to make sure J.R. was still committed to Virginia since assistant Tommy Herrion left to assume head coaching duties at the college of Charleston. Reynolds says he is still committed to UVa.

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With all of the attention diverted to Grant Noel's injured knee and the pending arrival of Vick number two, it's easy to see why Virginia tech quarterback Bryan Randall has gotten lost on the shuffle.
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But, Randall made a statement with his play this spring, capping it off by completing 21 of 38 passes for 211 yards while quarterbacking both the Maroon and White Squads in Saturday's Spring Game.
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If Grant Noel cannot rehab his knee in time to return when practice begins in August, Randall will step into the starting position. He'll spend this summer preparing for just such a situation.
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