[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
Divers discover the body of a man last seen swimming at Carvin's Cove.
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[VO-NAT]

And, a group of local teens skate into town hall, where they're met with support NOT opposition for a sport that often gets a bad rap.
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[Sports-head]


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The Avalanche gains some revenge over the Cannons, Major League Baseball for ya, we will go racing Busch style,
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[VO-NAT]

and we will have an exciting triple hole sudden death finish at the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Record lows were blown away this morning as expected and more record cold is on the way. The hard, cold numbers just ahead. [Video-Open]
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[SOT 15:11:12]
[IN Q=We were able to]

((DAVID HOBACK: WE WERE ABLE TO NARROW IT DOWN AND THATS WHAT WE DID. WE FOCUSED ON THAT AREA AND WE SENT TWO TEAMS DOWN AND WE WERE ABLE TO FIND A POSITIVE FIND.))
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[OUT Q=find a positive find]
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[VO-NAT]


Rescue crews recover the body of a man believed to have drowned in Carvin's Cove.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 at 6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Cove-Drowning]


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Divers made the discovery just before noon today.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


They found the body in 54 feet of water about 150 yards from shore.
Rescue crews believe it is 23-year old Aaron Flory of Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
He was swimming with two friends around three o'clock Saturday morning when according to witnesses he started struggling to stay afloat before disappearing beneath the water.
Fire officials want to remind everyone that Carvin's Cove is off-limits to swimming.
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[SOT 15:11:12]
[IN Q=No matter whether its]

((DAVID HOBACK/BATTALION CHIEF: NO MATTER WHETHER ITS SUMMER TIME, WINTER TIME, OR ANYTIME. IT'S A CITY RESEVIOR FOR DRINKING WATER AND SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED. BUT IN THIS CASE WHEN THE TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER IS 44 DEGREES IT WILL PARALYZE YOU AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO GO SWIMMING IN THAT TEMPERATURE.))
[SUPER=01-David Hoback/Battalion Chief]
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[OUT Q=in that temperature]
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[VO-NAT]


The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for positive identification.
Flory has relatives in Botetourt County and was visiting a friend who recently graduated from V-M-I.
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[Post-Office]


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More than a thousand pieces of mail were damaged or destroyed in a fire that broke out at the Rocky Mount Post Office last night.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Yesterday;]

A spokesman for the Postal Service says the fire destroyed approximately one-thousand pieces of incoming mail, and about 400 pieces of mail were damaged by smoke and water. In addition, some post office boxes were damaged, and some of the mail in the boxes was charred. The lobby is closed for now... while crews work to repair the building, and mail delivery will be up and running as soon as possible.
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[M'ville-Arrest]


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Authorities in Martinsville say they have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting that left a teenager dead last Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]

Police say 19 year old Curtis Orlando Robertson Junior turned himself in to authorities around nine o'clock this morning. He's being held at the Martinsville City jail without bond.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Week; ]

Police had been looking for Robertson since Wednesday's shooting that left 19 year old Delvin Hairston dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. A 17 year old suspect was arrested on Thursday at his home in Axton. Both teens now face first degree murder charges.

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[Inge-Arraignment]


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The man accused of shooting and killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy is expected to make his first court appearance tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT 02-06 2:04:54]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; ]

23- year old Roy Inge (INJ) is scheduled to be arraigned in the morning. He's accused of killing deputy Frankie Betterton Friday, during a routine traffic stop.
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[TAKE MEMORIAL PINNACLE FS] Betterton's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at four o'clock at the Brosville United Methodist Church. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers- donations be made to the church-- to purchase in-car cameras for Pittsylvania county deputies.
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[Skate-Park]


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[*****ANCHOR TAG*****] The town of Vinton recently passed a law that bans skateboarding in most public places. But rather than getting angry, some local kids got busy. They're working to have a skate park built.
And as Justin McLeod discovered--- the project has attracted the most unlikely of allies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wafe/Skateboarder; :12]
[SUPER=@justin1; :39]
[SUPER=01-Rob Cantu/Skateboarder; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Vinton]

((((NAT SOUND OF SKATE BOARDING))
They jump, twirl, and even do tricks in the air. ((QUICK NAT SOUND))
But what these local skateboarders do often gets them into trouble.
[SOT 47:34]
[IN Q=When we skate]

((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: WHEN WE SKATE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE TO SKATE WHERE WE HAVE PERMISSION OR, CAUSE THE COPS THEY JUST FOLLOW US.))
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[OUT Q=just follow us]


That's because the town of Vinton passed a new ordinance in January.
It prohibts skating in most public places including downtown.
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[IN Q=They think we're]

((BRANDON CARLESCO/SKATEBOARDER: THEY THINK WE'RE HOODLUMS AND BAD KIDS.))
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[OUT Q=and bad kids]


And it's a safety concern.
Many of the local businesses fear they could be liable if a kid gets hurt.
[SOT 56:45]
[IN Q=Rather than fight]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: RATHER THAN FIGHT CITY HALL, THE KIDS WANTED TO JOIN FORCES. SO THEY PUT A PROPOSAL TOGETHER AND CAME HERE TO THE TOWN COUNCIL MEETING BACK IN MARCH. THEY'LL FREELY ADMIT TO YOU THEY DIDN'T EXPECT MUCH.))
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[IN Q=I'd expected them]

((CHRIS PERDUE/SKATEBOARDER: I'D EXPECTED THEM TO BLOW US OFF.))
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[OUT Q=blow us off]


But that failed to happen.
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[IN Q=I was surprised]

((JARED HOWELL/SKATEBOARDER: I WAS SURPRISED THEY GAVE US 10,000 DOLLARS.))
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[OUT Q=10,000 dollars]


The town council agreed to fund a new skate park, only if the kids paid for half of it.
So they formed non-profit group called Youth on Wheels and started raising funds.
They must come up with 10,000 dollars by the first of June.
If that happens, the town plans to build the project here at Gearhart Park in Vinton.
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[IN Q=I think its been]

((ROB CANTU/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK ITS BEEN A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OF US EVEN ALL THE WAY TO THE ADULTS. WE'VE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PROCESS.)) ((CHRIS WAFE/SKATEBOARDER: I THINK IT'S GREAT. NOT ONLY THAT WILL BE THE ONLY ONES ON IT, THERE WILL BE MORE PEOPLE AND WE CAN BE PROUD OF WHAT WE/VE MADE IN VINTON.))
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[OUT Q=made in Vinton]


And that will have these kids jumping for joy for many years to come.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Vinton.))
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[ANCHOR TAG]
The kids have raised four thousand dollars so far.
They're asking for donations and plan to hold several fundraisers in the next few weeks in hopes of raising another six thousand dollars.

[Philpott-Lake]


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Philpott Lake is gearing up for what is expected to be a busy Memorial Day weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Visitors to the lake this summer can expect some changes due to the on-going drought.
Philpott Lake is currently seven feet below normal.
And lake officials warn that could put both boaters and swimmers at risk.
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[SOT 3:14:07]
[IN Q=Our boaters, they have to]

((BILL MAYDIAN/U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: OUR BOATERS, THEY HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR SOME MERGED TREE STUMPS, WATCH OUT FOR SHALLOW WATER ESPECIALLY AROUND THE PENINSULA. AND FOR OUR SWIMMERS IT MEANS OUR DESIGNATED SWIM AREAS ARE NO LONGER USABLE AND THEY'RE SWIMMING OUT BEYOND WHAT'S THE SAFE LIMIT, OUT IN AREAS WHERE YOU HAVE A DEEP DROP OFF AND AREAS WHICH THE BOTTOM MAY HAVE HAZARDS SUCH AS GLASS AND OTHER THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=and other things]
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[VO-NAT]


Rainfall in Philpott has been below average for 37 of the last 47 months.
In response to the drought, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers enacted an Emergnecy Drought Management Plan in April.
Those efforts have already led to reduced outflow releases and increased water conservation efforts.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, Roanoke County officials say the community's behind them on a controversial issue...
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[VO-NAT]

and she's worked practically every election day since Kennedy, and has seen politicians and technology come and go. We'll have that in a few minutes but first, a quick look at the weather, here's Robin in the Weathercenter.
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[School-Prayer]


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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is winning praise for a move involving prayer in schools.
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[VO-NAT 02-17 tc 28:45]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Last month, the board voted to throw its support behind an amendment to the constitution intended to guarantee religious freedom in the United States. Board Chairman Butch Church says he's received about 200- emails and phone calls from the public praising the board's decision.
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[SOT 16:12:58]
[IN Q=The people in the ]
[SUPER=@Church;]

((BUTCH CHURCH: THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY THEY REALLY, THEY'VE GONE OUT OF THEIR WAY TO RALLY WITH THIS AND I THINK IT SHOWS THAT CONTRARY TO WHAT SOME MAY SAY THAT PRAYER IS NOT ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
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[OUT Q=in the Roanoke Valley.]
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[VO-NAT]

The board's decision was NOT a UNanimous one. Supervisor Joe McNamara believes the First Amendment does enough to guarantee freedom of religion.
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[EMS-Week]


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Since September the eleventh-- the work of firefighters and other rescue personnel has taken on new significance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; ]

Roanoke County has hundreds of career and volunteer rescue workers and fire fighters who put their lives on the line everyday. On Tuesday-- the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors honored these men and women by recognizing May 19th through the 25th as "Emergency Medical Services Week".
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[SOT 01:45:28]
[IN Q=On behalf of ]
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Rescue & Fire Chief; ]

((ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE, WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU, WE COULDN'T DO OUR JOBS IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU AND THE SUPPORT WE GET FROM YOU AND OUR CITIZENS AND OUR PEOPLE, THANK YOU.))
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[OUT Q=and our people, thank you.]
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On Tuesday-- the board also honored the Roanoke County Public Library for being the first public library to receive an award for its "Wake up to Technology" program... the award is usually given to college libraries.

[RC-Profile]


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With local elections in our area over and done with...one local woman is celebrating over 40-years working at the polls. Julia Bratton says, over the years, things have changed, including the end of paper ballots. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has her story in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[IN Q=VOTING BELL]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Julia Bratton/Veteran Election Worker; :14]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Christiansburg.]

(( [NATS VOTING BELL] On election day, if you cast your vote at the D-3 precinct in Christiansburg, this face may look familiar. Julia Bratton has worked the Montgomery County polling place for 41 years.
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[SOT 1:21:58]
[IN Q=i just]

((JULIA BRATTON/VETERAN ELECTION WORKER; I JUST ENJOY IT I ENJOY THE PEOPLE AND LOVE TO BE WITH THEM.))
[OUT Q=THEM]

Since 19-61, Bratton says she's only missed one election year. She laughs as she recalls it being perhaps the most controversial race in history. The Presidential recount in 2000.
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[SOT 1:27:20]
[IN Q=A FRIEND]

((A FRIEND OR TWO OF MINE CALLED AND SAID WELL I KNEW THIS THING WOULD HAPPEN IN FLORIDA BECAUSE YOU WEREN'T' THERE AT THE POLLS. (LAUGHING)))
[OUT Q=laughing]

A typical election day for Bratton includes arriving early at the polls. Along with greeting voters, election workers are counting ballots and completing paperwork.
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[IN Q=as the ]

((AS THE YEARS WENT ON WE CAME ALONG WITH THE MACHINES WHICH HAS MADE IT MUCH EASIER.))
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Bratton encourages people to vote and for more to come work at polling locations. Even though it's her 41st year...she has no plans of being absentee. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Christiansburg.))

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come on News 7 at 6, the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament wrapped up today. Just how would the local linksters fare? Steve Mason will have highlights...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, thousands of people heard a message of peace and unity in downtown Roanoke today. We'll have that and more coming up.
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[Hollins-University]


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There was plenty of pomp and circumstance in our area this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


This morning, Hollins University celebrated its 160th commencement on the campus' front quad.
Cecelia Long who in 1970 became the first African American woman to graduate from Hollins was this year's commencement speaker.
A total of 242 graduates picked up their diplomas today.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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This summer will see some changes at Hollins.
Nora Kizer Bell begins a five year contract as university president in July.

[Local-Colors]


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The city of Roanoke showed its true colors today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It was all part of the 12th annual Local Colors Festival held in downtown Roanoke.
It is an event designed to highlight and celebrate the different cultures and ethnicities in the Roanoke Valley.
This year's festival included a tribute to the United States in recognition of the September 11th attacks.
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[SOT 34:00]
[IN Q=We are from different]

((PEARL FU/ORGANIZER: WE ARE FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES. IT IS WONDERFUL TO HONOR OUR HERITAGE BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO PAY TRIBUTE OUR COUNTRY AMERICA ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF THE WORLD SITUATION. WE CAN SHOW WE CAN WORK IN PEACE AND HARMONY HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=and harmony here]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly 25-thousand people came out today to see the more than 70 countries that were represented.
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[Sports tease]


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A thrilling finish to the Scott Robertson, a closer look at the tournaments volunteers,
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[VO-NAT]

and we will head over to Salem Memorial where the Avalanche snowballed the cannons.
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[S-Golf]


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The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament finished up today at the Roanoke Country Club.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


In the boys 15 to 18 age group, the battle for the title came down to a sudden death and Daniel Im and Webb Simpson would have to go three playoff holes to decide it. On the third hole, Im was a little strong on this shot from the fringe, he bogeyed,
and Simpson nearly birdies the hole, he gets par putt here and wins the Scott Robertson.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I thought for sure....]
[SUPER=01-Webb Simpson/15-18 Boys Scott Robertson Winner; :00]
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[OUT Q=...slider to win"]
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[VO-NAT]

In girls, Paula Creamer ran away with the 15 to 18 title. She won by six strokes over Mallory Code.
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[S-ROBERTSON]


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In 19 years the tourney has grown from a largely local event to one that attracts golfers from as far away as China. Many are responsible for the tournament's growth, most of whom don't make a dime for their services.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The tournament utilizes at least 100 volunteers a day. The volunteers do everything from parking cars to helping with scoring. Most of the volunteers are members of the Roanoke Country Club who give up their course for a week to host the tournament. Tournament committee members are quick to credit the volunteers with the dramatic rise in the quality of the field.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We've had...]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ferguson/Tournament Administrator; :00]
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[OUT Q=...hometown generosity."]
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[VO-NAT]

The committee organizes the tournament and recruits the volunteers. Tournament Chairman John Clarke says he and his fellow committee members hold to a simple philosophy
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[SOT]
[IN Q="My theory is...]
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Tournament Chairman; :]
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[OUT Q=...nice young people."]
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[S-AVS]


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The Salem Avalanche was back in action today, taking on the Potomac Cannons in the final game of their three game set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00]


The weather warmed up and so did the ticket sales as a huge crowd turned out for this one at Salem Memorial.
We pick up the action in the top of the third inning and Johnny Hernandez connects on a shot to shallow center field but Salem's Cory Sullivan makes a brilliant diving catch to end the inning.
Then, Salem gets some offense going. Kevin Sullivan singles to right center. Runners would move to second and third.
[SUPER=37-Potomac/1/Salem/7;] Miguel Valario hits the ball to the shortstop, he throws him out at first, but Sullivan

scores, 3-1 Avalanche, and Salem wins 7-1.
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[S-MLB]


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The Virginia Tech baseball team beat West Virginia 12-8 today to clinch a share of the Hokies first ever Big East Conference baseball championship with Notre Dame. The Hokies are 18 and 8 in conference play. Tech opens the Big East tournament Thursday against Boston College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Twins vs. Yankees;]

In Major League action, Roger Clemens fanned 13 and pulled even with Bert Blyleven on the all-time victory list as the
New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 3-to-0. It was the 287th career win for Clemens who is in 22nd place along w

ith Blyleven.
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[S-Hairston]


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Funeral services for Delvin Hairston, the star athlete at Martinsville high school who was murdered last week, were held earlier this afternoon. His coach Taylor Edwards has been grieving this week along with many in Henry County, but he also has been hoping and praying that Hairston's death will not be in vain.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Taylor Edwards/Hairston's Coach at Martinsville; :15]
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[OUT Q=...this past week with Delvin."]
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[S-Race]


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Jason Keller won today's Busch Series Stacker 2 200 today to recapture the Busch points lead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/FX; :00]


Keller took the lead for good after a late caution and never gave it up again, taking the number 57 Albertson Ford to victory lane.
He would hold off Raybestos rookie of the year leader Scott Riggs who finished second, this is a one two finish for PBC racing. (------------) Ron Hornaday was third, Jamie McMurray fourth and Randy lajoi fifht. Stacy Compton was 13th.