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Coming up on News 7-
What can you do when your neighbors home is an eyesore.
We'll find out what some in Lynchburg are doing.
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It is a first in Communist Cuba- A former American president speaks on national TV-
And is the Steam losing steam off the field? We'll have the story.
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News 7 is next.

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((ALL WE EVER WANTED AND ALL WE WANT NOW IS TO DRIVE DOWN OUR STREET AND NOT HAVE 4409 JUMP OUT AS A JARRING VISION OF BLIGHT ON A NEAT SIMPLE MIDDLE CLASS STREET.))
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A cry for help from some Lynchburg homeowners who say their neighbor's dilapidated home is ruining their lives.

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[L'burg-Council]


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One bad apple spoils the bunch.. or in this case a single house is bringing down the whole neighborhood.
That's the opinion of a dozen homeowners who say they've waited for years for their neighbor to fix up his run-down home... now they want the city to step in.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Tim Putt/Goodview St. Homeowner; :11]
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(( There are 14 homes on Goodview Street in Lynchburg.. the owners of eight of them came to City Council Tuesday night with stories and pictures of a home they say has become a neighborhood nightmare.
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((TIM PUTT/HOMEOWNER: JUST THE SIGHT OF THIS.. ...MAKE MY DAY BAD.))
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The city has been after the owner of 4409 Goodview for years to clean up the property, make certain repairs and comply with the city code.
In the meantime, neighbors say their property values have dropped while tensions have risen.
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((BILL RODERIQUE/GOODVIEW ST. HOMEOWNER: IN YET ANOTHER TIRADE.. COMPLAINED AGAINST HIM.))
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((TESS RODERIQUE/GOODVIEW ST. HOMEOWNER: PLEASE HELP US.. INJURED OR SICK.))
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Ron McCarron lives at 4409.. his father actually owns the property, but he lives in Kentucky.
McCarron refutes what he calls his neighbors' "wild accusations".. and says he's doing the best he can to repair the property.
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((RON MCCARRON/PROPERTY OWNER: WHATEVER ACTION'S TAKEN, WE'RE GOING TO FIX THE HOUSE AS MONEY ALLOWS.. CONTINUE TO DO SO.))
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[Standup ] ((City council members say 4409 Goodview is the poster child for "spot blight" and voted to start the process of acquiring the property by whatever means necessary.. including seizing it through eminent domain. It was a move the neighbors have been waiting for for years.. but one McCarron says will likely be challenged in court. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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[County-Budget]


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Next year's budget for Roanoke County is winning praise from supervisors.
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All of the board members at today's meeting tipped their hat to county administrator Elmer Hodge and his staff. Number crunching has been especially hard this year. The county is dealing with a nearly one million dollar deficit in its current budget-- a shortage caused when the county did not collect as much in sales and personal property taxes as expected. Despite the set back-- the proposed budget calls for NO increase in taxes or fees and a pay raise for all county employees.
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((JOE MCNAMARA/SUPERVISOR: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO GIVE SOME OF THE BEST RAISES IN THE VALLEY TO SOME OF OUR TEACHERS AND SOME OF OUR HARD WORKING COMMUNITY PEOPLE RECOGNIZING OF COURSE THE NEEDS AND SACRIFICES OUR CITIZENS ARE MAKING WITH THEIR TAX DOLLARS. BUTCH CHURCH/CHAIRMAN: A 2 AND A HALF PERCENT RAISE IN LIGHT OF WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON, I'M GOING TO ENDORSE THIS BUDGET WITH OPEN HANDS, I MEAN WITH AN OPEN HEARD AND A SMILE.))
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Only two people signed up to speak to speak at a public hearing tonight and both were opposed to the proposed budget.

The Board of Supervisors will vote on the proposal at its May 28th meeting.
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[Lois-Lane]


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A local church's prayer is answered tonight.
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Fellowship Baptist can now move forward with plans to build a church and daycare center on a 15 acre parcel of land in the Hollins area of Roanoke County. Tonight-- the board of supervisors agreed to change zoning for the property from industrial to commercial-- so the church could move forward with its plans.
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((RICHARD FLORA/SUPERVISOR: LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY, LIFE IS ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE AND I THINK THE ADDITION TO THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE VERY POSITIVE, PERHAPS IT WON'T BRING IN THE TAX DOLLARS THAT SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE IT TO BUT IT'S CERTAINLY THE KIND OF PEOPLE WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE COMING INTO ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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The county had originally hoped a large industry would buy the property-- which would have pumped more tax dollars into the county.
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[Franklin-Zoning]


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A proposed subdivision at Smith Mountain Lake is drawing protests from nearby residents.
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The land is on the north side of Route 616 ... across from the Crazy Horse Campground.
Local developers say they want to build 37 upscale single family homes -- 11 of them on the waterfront -- that will occupy an acre of land each. But the zoning they're seeking ALSO allows "large-scale development."
Nearby homeowners from Deer Creek North Cove are worried the developers will crowd the neighborhood with homes and businesses and the cove with boats.
The proposal goes before the Board of Supervisors next week.
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[Blacksburg-Zoning]


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It won't be any easier for commercial development in the town of Blacksburg. At a meeting tonight, town council rejected a zoning change request.
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A local dentist wanted to build a new office on Prices Fork Road. The area is zoned rural residential and doesn't allow for commercial properties. In order for construction, council would have to alter the town's comprehensive plan and change the zoning- but that's was voted down. The Mayor said changing the zoning would open the door to future commercial development.
With the change, people would only need to get a special permit to build.
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[Cuba]


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An historic moment in Communist Cuba tonight.
A former American President has addressed the nation- uncensored.
CBS News Corespondent Manuel Gallegus is in Havana.
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((IT WAS AN HISTORIC EVENT ... WITH FIDEL CASTRO SITTING FRONT ROW, JIMMY CARTER BECAME THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS CUBA ON LIVE TELEVISION. JIMMY CARTER FROM SPEECH / VOICE OF TRANSLATOR CARTER PRAISED CUBA FOR ITS HEALTH CARE, AND EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS HE THEN SAID THAT HE AND CASTRO DO NOT SEE EYE TO EYE ON DEMOCRACY. HE DISCREETLY CRITICIZED CASTRO'S GOVERNMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE LACK OF CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR HIS CITIZENS. JIMMY CARTER/VOICE OF TRANSLATOR Your constitution recognizes freedom of speech and association, but other laws deny these freedoms to those who disagree with the government. INSIDE WHAT WAS ONCE A GLORIOUS MANSION IN HAVANA ... THAT S NOW SHARED BY SEVERAL DIFFERENT FAMILIES THE SPEECH WAS WELL-RECEIVED. I think his message was good I hope it leads to some understanding between our two countries. ANTONIA QUINTANA AGREED. BUT AS OUR INTERVIEW WENT ON, SHE BECAME VERY HARD LINE PRO CASTRO. we re not looking for a hand-out she says.. IT S STRONG ATTITUDES LIKE HERS ... THAT CARTER HOPES TO SOFTEN. IN PART CARTER BLAMES THE U.S. HARD LINE AGAINST CUBA FOR CAUSING THAT SORT OF ANGER AND RESENTMENT. AFTER THE SPEECH, CARTER AND CASTRO PLAYED BALL TOGETHER. CARTER SAID OUR TWO COUNTRIES SHARE A LOVE OF BASEBALL BUT HE ALSO SAID OUR COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN IN A DESTRUCTIVE STATE FOR 42 YEARS... AND THAT U.S., AS THE STRONGER COUNTRY SHOULD TAKE THE FIRST STEP. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HAVANA.))

[Steam]


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Former owners of the Roanoke Steam filed for bankruptcy....but the team itself is not out of the game.
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The Arena "Football 2" League took over the team on Friday.
The League is looking for a local business to assume ownership of The Steam.
The deal would not include the team's equipment, which is still in the hands of the former owners.
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((ANDY GOLDSTEIN/ARENA FOOTBALL ATTORNEY; IT'S OUR ANTICIPATION THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE BANKRUPT TRUSTEE SO THAT THE NEW OPERATOR WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THAT EQUIPMENT. IF FOR SOME REASON THOSE NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL THEN THE NEW OPERATOR WILL GET NEW EQUIPMENT.))
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The team is hopeful its 4 and 2 record will boost poor attendance.
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The former head of the State Republican Party is off the hook for now... but could soon be in even bigger trouble.
Details are still ahead on News 7.
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Plus a close call for a truck driver when an Amtrak train smashes into his logging truck.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Church-Bombing]


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It's been 39-years since four black girls were killed in a church bombing. Today, a former Klansmen is on trial for their murders.
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[SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL]

Bobby Frank Cherry is charged with murder for allegedly planting dynamite outside the Sixteenth Street Baptist church.
If found guilty, the 71 year old Cherry could spend the rest of his life behind bars. Cherry claims his innocence but says he has been the target of the case from the beginning.
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((MICKEY JOHNSON/CHERRY'S ATTORNEY; EVERYBODY ESCAPED THIS NET BUT BOBBY CHERRY, HE'S THE ONLY ONE HERE UNDER THE NET RIGHT NOW.))
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But a local leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has his eye on the trial for a different reason. The jury for the trial, made up of nine white women, three white men, and four black men, has him raising an eyebrow.
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((REV. ABRAHAM WOODS/SCLC; THINK IT IS A LEGITIMATE CONCERN THAT THERE ARE NO BLACK FEMALES AT ALL ON THE JURY...NOT ONE.))
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The trial is expected to last three weeks.
Cherry is the last of four men accused in the bombing to go on trial.
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[Andersen]


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The government's key witness against Enron's auditing company, Arthur Andersen, testified today.
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David Duncan not only admitted he lied to federal investigators earlier this year, but also said his bosses believed shredding documents was legal and proper.
[SUPER=04-Courtroom Art by Pat Lopez]


Duncan testified Andersen executives suggested to him he could legally destroy Enron documents even though an S-E-C investigation was underway.
He also said Andersen made some 50-million dollars in accounting fees from Enron last year and that the firm was brainstorming ways to reach the 100-million dollar mark.
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[Eavesdropping]


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It was a bittersweet day in court for G-O-P official Ed Matricardi.
State wiretapping charges against him were dropped today but he still could face federal indictment.
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A circuit court judge granted state prosecutors' request to dismiss the state charges.
The state argued that the growing scope of the probe warranted federal prosecution.
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((BILL DINKIN/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE SCOPE OF THIS INVESTIGATION HAS EXPANDED GREATLY. IT HAS EXPANDED TO INDIVIDUALS AND PHONE CALLS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION FOR THE CITY OF RICHMOND. IT WILL BE OUTSIDE OF OUR OFFICE'S JURISDICTION AND THIS COURT'S JURISDICTION. ))
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Matricardi said he's pleased with today's outcome but his attorney, Steven Benjamin, expressed frustration with the way the state handled the investigation.
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((STEVEN BENJAMIN/MATRICARDI'S ATTORNEY: MR. MATRICARDI WAS EXONERATED. THIS CASE IS OVER. WHAT REMAINS ARE MANY, MANY QUESTIONS INCLUDING THE IRREGULARITY ON THE MARCH 22 CONFERENCE CALL LIST. IT APPEARS THERE WERE 49 CALLERS BUT THE IDENTITIES AND THE NUMBERS OF ONLY 48 CALLERS WAS PRODUCED TO US.))
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Benjamin maintains that his client did not commit a crime.
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[Terrorism-Symposium]


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Virginia's top anti-terrorism official says the federal government's color-coded guide to terrorist threats must be modified. John Hager made the remarks this morning while speaking at Old Dominion University. Hager is the assistant to the governor for commonwealth preparedness. He says the current system created by the national Office of Homeland Security is too complicated and needs to include threat levels for states or regions Hager also says the private sector must work closely with the government to prevent terrorism since business and commercial interests are primary targets.
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Lunch hour turns to chaos when a car crashes into a building.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7.
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And this is no movie... it's a big hassle for California emergency workers.
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[Amtrak-Crash]


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A truck driver says he never saw it coming-
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[SUPER=03-Coosawhatchie, SC]


His logging truck was hit by an Amtrak train- in South Carolina.
The train then jumped the tracks- injuring 14 people on board- though none seriously. The drivers been charged with failure to yield the right of way.
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[Chicago-Crash ]


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A typical day in downtown Chicago turned anything but, when a car went out of control- crashing into a building.
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The accident happened during the lunch hour and sent pedestrians scrambling-
Police say the car cut a turn too closely- ran over a sidewalk and into scaffolding- and then broke through the front window of a snack shop.
Six people are hurt- four of them critically.
Fire officials say no one in the car was hurt.
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[Hydrant]


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A broken fire hydrant gave some Los Angeles firefighters a shower and a hassle earlier today...
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; ]


The hydrant shot water about one hundred feet into the air.
It hit power lines near Universal City.
Fire fighters could not turn the hydrant off after the power lines began igniting.
A trash hauler ran over the hydrant.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries to his arm.
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Fleming/Blacksburg baseball highlights, and the Keys and Avs series rolls on but first our extra point.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

PGA star Scott Hoch (hohk) is still having eye problems following surgery. Hoch, who pulled out of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic and failed to defend his title there, has withdrawn from this week's Colonial in Fort Worth. Hoch has been on of the Colonial's most consistent competitors, finishing in the money in 15 of 17 appearances.
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche win streak ended at six. Last night the Frederick Keys beat Salem 10-3 at Salem Memorial.
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It was two for Tuesday night and some fans were taking advantage.
We start in the top of the second. The Keys Nick Garcia cracks this shot just over the pitchers head and that basehit brings in Chris Wilken from third.
[SUPER=37-Frederick/10/Salem/3;]


Salem answers with its heavy hitter, but Brad Hawpe just gets the job done on the fielders choice. Ronnie Merrill steps on home plate.
Frederick just too much on this night. Wilken does some major damage with the two run homer to left, Keys go on to win 10-3.
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[S-Fleming]


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To the high school ranks. William Fleming and Blacksburg would score 21 total runs in a slugfest on the Colonels turf.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Indians vs. Colonels; :00]


Fleming would explode at the plate in this one for a collective hitting clinic.
Blacksburg also put on a hitting show. In the top of the fourth, Charles James with the two bagger to left field and that plates Collin Fields from second base, 5-2 Indians.
[SUPER=34-William Fleming/11/Blacksburg/10;]


Then, Fleming's Troy Dempsey sends a shot to center field and Jesse Craighead is gonna come on down from first base. 6-3 Blacksburg in the bottom of the fourth.
Blacksburg's hits just kept coming, this double plates two more runs BUT Fleming comes back to win 11-10.
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[S-MLB]


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On to the majors where St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games, beating the Chicago Cubs 11-to-2.
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Jim Edmonds matched his career high with four hits. He singled twice, doubled twice and drove in three runs. The only time the Cubs got him out was on a burning line
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/11/Chicago/2;]

drive to first.
Edmonds was not the only Cardinal to take flight yesterday as his teammate J-D Drew homered and had three hits as St. Louis wins by nine.
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[S-Softball]


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Glenvar clinched the Three Rivers District softball regular season title last night in beating Floyd County 6-nothing. Brittany Buckley threw a shutout.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Buffaloes vs. Highlanders; :00]


A beautiful, windy day for this rematch. Glenvar beat the Buffaloes last week on Floyd's home turf.
We pick up the action in the bottom of the first inning. Watch basketball star Allison Fasnacht crush this triple
to deep center field, the ball goes over the center fielders [SUPER=34-Glenvar/6/Floyd Co./0;]head and that is gonna a

llow Holly Dixon to score all the way from first. 1-nothing Glenvar.
We move on to the bottom of the second. Floyd with the double play as pitcher Ashley Hartman catches the ball and guns down the runner. But Glenvar wins.
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[S-Hockey]


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In NHL playoff action, the Toronto Maple Leafs have won another seven-game series to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
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[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Maple Leafs vs. Senators; :00]


Alexander Mogilny (moh-GIHL'-nee) scored twice and Curtis Joseph stopped 19 shots as the Leafs ousted the Ottawa Senators 3-to-0. The game was scoreless until Mogilny scored a power-play goal midway through the second period. He added an insurance tally in the third period. The Leafs are back in action Thursday at Carolina.
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[S-Golf]


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The 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial junior golf event tees off this week at the Roanoke Country Club.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 27; :00]

But on Wednesday a handful of junior golfers who weren't quite good enough to make it into the field with the their application and credentials will attempt to play their way in through a nerve-racking 18 hole qualifier.
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The handful of kids who can survive on Wednesday and advance will have shown what they are made of under pressure.
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The 54 hole main event begins on Friday and winds up this coming Sunday.

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The Boston Celtics are back in the NBA Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 13 years.
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Last night, the Celtics beat Detroit 90 to 81 and that enabled them to end the series with the Pistons 4 games to 1.
Not since the Larry Bird. Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale days have the Celtics been in this spot.
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Paul Pierce led all Boston players with 18 points on the night.
Antoine Walker had 17 points on 5 for 15 shooting and he was 3 for 6 from three point land as five Celtics scored in double figures. Celtics win 90 to 81.
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Duke assistant basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski was in town last night for the B'Nai B'rith awards.
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He spoke on many topics including adversity, something Duke's head coach Mike Krzyzewski has experienced of late. Coach K recently had hip replacement surgery, an operation that took place in the midst of Duke losing Jason Williams, Carlos Boozer and now Mike Dunleavy to the NBA draft.
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Wojo also mentioned Duke's star recruit, Cave Spring's J.J. Redick, who Coach K came and watched this past season.
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Wojo not only has high expectations for Redick, but says J.J. has a chance to play right away at Duke.
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