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Coming up on News 7-
The latest terrorist warning is for some big New York landmarks. A live report is just ahead.
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Schools could be switching for some families in Roanoke county- Some parents are not too happy about it.
and what in the world is this guy doing? We'll explain.
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News 7 is next.
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New York is on high alert after the F-B-I says the Statue of Liberty could be the next terrorist target.
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((GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/R- NEW YORK: NEW YORKERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE FACE OF EVIL. WE'VE BEEN SUBJECT TO THREATS AND CONCERNS IN THE PAST AND WE'VE RESPONDED WITH COURAGE BY GOING ABOUT OUR DAILY LIVES AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING NOW.))
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[Terrorism]


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New Yorkers may be going about daily life, but it is with extra caution.
Tonight police are checking cars on bridge and security's tight at the Statue of Liberty.
The warning comes on a day when the Defense Secretary warned that terrorists could have their hands on nuclear weapons.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jim /Newspath;]


Jim Acosta is following the story and joins us live from New York with the latest.
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((THE STATUE OF LIBERTY REMINDED AMERICANS OF WHAT WAS STILL STANDING -- AFTER THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 11TH. NOW LADY LIBERTY HERSELF IS AT HIGH ALERT -- AS THE SUBJECT OF A NEW FBI WARNING -- THAT TERRORISTS COULD BE PLOTTING TO STRIKE NEW YORK LANDMARKS. ALSO MENTIONED IS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE AND OTHER RIVER CROSSINGS -- WHERE POLICE ARE ONCE AGAIN CHECKING FOR BOMBS IN CARS AND TRUCKS ON THEIR WAY INTO MANHATTAN. THE ALERT IS BASED ON UNCORROBORATED INTELLIGENCE THE FBI GATHERED DURING INTERVIEWS WITH WAR DETAINEES IN CUBA. THE BUREAU SHARED THE INFORMATION MONDAY NIGHT -- NOT INTENDING TO GO PUBLIC WITH IT -- BUT LEAVING THAT DECISION TO NEW YORK OFFICIALS. GOV. GEORGE PATAKI/R-NEW YORK "We cannot allow threats to take away our freedom or our confidence." EVEN THOUGH THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THE THREAT IS "NOT TIME SPECIFIC" -- THE STATE'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR SAYS THE WARNING IS HELPFUL BECAUSE IT MENTIONS ACTUAL TARGETS.
ED JACOBY, NY STATE EMERGENCY MGMT. DIRECTOR "We're taking it as additional information to work with... and to not panic." ALL OF THIS COMES AS NEW YORK KICKS OFF "FLEET WEEK" -- A MILITARY SHOWCASE FEATURING NAVY AND COAST GUARD SHIPS IN THE WATERS AROUND MANHATTAN.. NOW SECURITY ZONES SURROUND THOSE VESSELS -- AND LIBERTY ISLAND AS WELL. EVEN NEW JERSEY IS FEELING IT. ACROSS THE RIVER -- BASKETBALL FANS LINED UP AT CHECKPOINTS BEFORE TAKING THEIR SEATS AT A PLAYOFF GAME. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASED A STATEMENT INSISTING IT IS TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS -- SAYING LITTLE MORE THAN IT IS ON THE CASE. ))
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The fight to keep the skies safe will not include giving pilots guns.
The federal government today decided against allowing guns in cockpits.
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One U-S transportation officials says pilots must concentrate on flying- and that trained air marshalls should be the only armed people on board.
One Senator agrees.
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((SEN. ERNEST HOLLINGS: FIRST THE PILOTS WANTED GUNS. NO WE'LL GIVE EM STUN GUNS. THEN THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WANTED UH, UH, METAL BARS, 18 INCHES LONG, CROW BARS, AND I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO GIVE DA PASSENGERS UH MACHETES AND ALL, AND LET EM ALL JUST FIGHT IT OUT IN DA CABIN. IF I WAS A TERRORIST, I'D SAY WHEW-PEE I DON' HAVE TA WORRY ABOUT ALL THIS SECURITY.))
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Hollings claims terrorists would not need to bring weapons on board because there would be plenty already there.
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The airline pilots union supported allowing guns, saying it would allow pilots to confront a hijacker who breaks into the cockpit.

[Henry-Pipeline]


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Not in my backyard.... That was the message in southside tonight-- as residents rallied against a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through their land and community. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC***]
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Teresa Hamilton was at tonight's public hearing in Henry County. So Teresa what were the issues tonight? Jean, Duke Energy wants to build the 90- mile pipeline through several counties
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but residents who would be impacted by the proposal were passionate tonight in saying the company needs to find a more direct route that avoids their land-- or build the pipeline along existing easements.
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Jerry Haga was the first but certainly not the last tonight to blast Duke Energy's plan to build a 90- mile natural gas pipeline from Wythe County to Eden, North Carolina. Residents who live along the proposed path told officials with the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee the proposal is flawed.
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(( RON MEADOWS: FERC YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST STATEMENTS FROM DUKE. )) [RUNS08]
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FERC has issued a draft environmental impact statement-- which says the pipeline would have limited impact on the environment. Tonight's meeting was a chance for residents and others to weigh in on the document-- Delegate Ward Armstrong says the line would be damaging for tourism.
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((WARD ARMSTRONG: IT'S ALWAYS A COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND I THINK THE COST TO THIS AREA IS GOING TO BE GREAT.)) [runs10]
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Duke already has an existing pipeline that stretches from southern Tennessee to Wythe County. The proposal on the table... would continue the line south through Max Meadows, cross Interstate 81 and run through Carroll, Patrick and Henry counties before crossing the state line into North Carolina.
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The FERC will take tonight's comments and put together another final environmental impact statement before deciding whether to grant Duke permission to build the pipeline.
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By the way, other meetings are planned this week for Stuart and Hillsville.

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A controversial development at Smith Mountain Lake will move forward.
Supervisors approved the plan tonight.
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Developers wanted to build 37 upscale single family homes -- 11 of them waterfront -- along a small cove in Scruggs.
But the zoning they sought also allowed "large-scale development."
Neighbors in the Deer Creek community wanted supervisors to reject the project, saying it placed too many homes and boats in the small cove.
Homeowners Jim and Karen (Kleh-Peck) Klepek just moved here from Alaska and built their retirement home.
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((JIM KLEPEK/HOMEOWNER: PEOPLE COMING IN ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WHAT WE WERE -- QUALITY OF LIFE. AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO KILL THE GOOSE THAT'S BEEN LAYING SO MANY GOLDEN EGGS.))
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Neighbors like the Klepeks said they agree the land SHOULD be developed ... but with fewer homes.
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A school redistricting plan is raising complaints in Roanoke County.
Tonight, parents urged the school board to reconsider.
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By adjusting attendance zones, school officials hope to relieve overcrowding at Back Creek Elementary, and use space more efficiently at Penn Forest and Clearbrook Schools.
Current students aren't affected, but parents complain the proposal will split their families.
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((ED MCDOWELL: I FOR ONE DREAD THE THOUGHT OF HAVING MY TWO CHILDREN AT TWO SEPARATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THAT MEANS WE'RE GOING TO BE JUGGLING SCHEDULES TO GET TO TEACHER NIGHT, FUNCTION HERE, FUNCTION THERE, NOT TO MENTION HAVING THE BITE PUT ON ME BY TWO PTAS FOR SELLING STUFF.)) ((MICHELLE MITCHELL: AND I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THE PARENTS AND NOT SPLIT FAMILIES APART, OR SUBDIVISIONS APART FOR THAT MATTER, BECAUSE CHILDREN BUILD WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN SURROUNDING THEM AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOT BREAK US APART.))
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The School Board was scheduled to vote on the redistricting plan June 20th, but tonight members raised the possibility of an informational meeting before then to answer parents questions.
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A woman who worked on a Roanoke city grass-cutting crew two summers ago says her supervisor raped her on the job.

She's suing the city and the former supervisor, Michael Washington, for nearly two million dollars.
The complaint filed in federal court today says the woman reported the incident to the city and filed a police report, but that the city did not fire Washington even after he pled guilty in court to sexual battery.
He resigned about two weeks later.

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New information on the traffic stop that took the life of a Sheriff's deputy.
The stop was NOT entirely routine, as it was described Friday.
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Authorities confirm reports from various sources that Deputy Frank Betterton stopped not one, but two vehicles along Route 58 in Pittsylvania County Friday.
One of those belonged to Roy Inge, the man charged with killing Betterton.
The other car belonged to Inge's girlfriend.
Those records indicate Inge was seated in the patrol car before the shooting, which would be consistent with reports that Betterton was shot from the passenger's side of the car.
What the papers still do not reveal is the reason for the traffic stop .. or the shooting death of Deputy Frank Betterton.
His funeral is scheduled tomorrow afternoon at four at Brosville United Methodist Church.
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Was Governor Warner making a remark against terrorists? Or was it a slap against Christian Conservatives.
We'll look at both sides of this controversy next on News 7.
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Plus it's just clean competition at this sporting event.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Jeff Burton goes for a ride at VIR today before heading to Charlotte. Speaking of Charlotte - the Checkers are sold tonight in the ECHL, and across the state in Raleigh they are celebrating again as the Canes win again.

Plus, Rogers on Randall and Carter calls it quits tonight on the Big 7.))[School-Motto]


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They won their fight to place the motto "In God We Trust" in public schools.... Now a Bedford County organization wants Governor Mark Warner to clarify or apologize for the remarks he made at U-V-A's graduation last weekend.
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The Family Policy Network in Forest says Warner told the graduates quote--One of the greatest threats facing our world comes from those who believe they are acting out God's will-- end quote. F-P-N director Joe Glover says if Warner meant those groups who use their religion as an excuse to harm people that's fine.... but he says it sounded like a slap against conservatives.
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((JOE GLOVER/FAMILY POLICY NETWORK: THERE'S NO QUESTION THE GOVERNOR MADE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AMONG HIS LEFT-WING IDEOLOGICAL BASE WITHIN THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY MAD WHEN HE SIGNED THE 'IN GOD WE TRUST' BILLS ON FRIDAY AND I BELIEVE OVER THE WEEKEND HE WAS TRYING TO SHORE UP HIS BASE BY ASSURING THEM THAT HE WAS STILL HOSTILE TOWARDS CERTAIN PEOPLE OF FAITH.))
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A private donor is picking up the cost of printing enough posters for each of Virginia's 17-hundred public schools.
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A spokeswoman for Governor Warner says his remarks were geared toward terrorists... but he also considers the Family Policy Network's views to be hurtful and hateful. The administration also feels the F-P-N's demand for an apology is about publicity... not clarification.

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Some Salem students got a lesson in how to call for help on a wireless phone.
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U-S. Cellular visited Carver Elementary school today... celebrating Wireless Safety Week.
Through hands on demonstrations.... children learned the correct way to call 911 using a cell phone.
How to turn the phone on, pushing send, and saying your name and exact address were all emphasized.
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((BETH GORALEWICZ/U.S. CELLULAR - THE CHILD NEEDS TO KNOW THAT ONE THE PHONE CALL WON'T AUTOMATICALLY GO THOUGH, THEY NEED TO PUSH SEND OR NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. SO 911 SEND IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.))
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With more than 140-thousand emergency calls each day from wireless phones.... the Cellular industry believes teaching children the difference between using a home phone and a wireless phone is crucial.
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[Sears]


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Former American Express Financial Advisor Wanda Sears has won the latest round in the fight with her former employer.

AMEX fired her last month, and claimed she was trying to take her clients with her. The company got a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order to keep her from soliciting or serving customers. The court referred the case to a panel of the National Association of Securities Dealers for arbitration. The N-A-S-D denied the company's motion for a permanent injunction against Sears. HER lawyer believes the order was "wrongfully obtained" and says he plans to file a counter claim against American Express.
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Good and bad news ahead about the summer travel season.
Gas prices are down, but the number of shark attacks may be going up.
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And later one magician says he plans to stay up... way up... for 35 straight hours.
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More travelers will be hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend and they're getting some help at the pumps.
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The 29 million Americans expected to travel this weekend will find a huge savings in gasoline costs.
A gallon of gas in Roanoke is averaging one dollar and 24-cents.
That's 26 cents lower than last year.
That's good news for summer travelers although some say they would travel no matter what the price.
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((NORMA WILLIS/TRAVELER: IF SOMETHING'S REALLY WORTHWHILE TO YOU, IT'S WORTH PAYING THE PRICE.))
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While more people are driving, air travel is down more than seven percent.
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[Shark-Attacks]


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Many of those travelers will head to the warm beaches and the cool water.
But officials are preparing for an unwelcomed repeat of something else - last year's rash of shark attacks.

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Florida - one of the country's most popular places to soak up the sun - is actually one of the most popular places to meet the sometimes deadly water creature. And this year shark experts predict the number of attacks will go UP.
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Statistics actually show that while shark attacks DON'T happen very often, last year there were 55 in the U-S, and 37 were in Florida. Shark experts say there are some things people can do to lessen their chances of getting attacked -- Swim in groups, DON'T splash a lot, and don't wear shiny jewelry. They also advise NOT to go on those nighttime swims that many people love - because that's when the sharks are MOST active.
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[Bed-Making]


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How fast can you make your bed?
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In Las Vegas, it's a competition that pits housekeeper against housekeeper at the MGM Grand.
These are the semi-finals of the housekeeping competition.
Contestants take part in bed making, a johnny mop tossing competition and a vacum relay.
The winner of the four day event goes on to compete in an international show in June.
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The NBA and NHL Playoffs continue tonight. Jeff Burton takes a spin around Virginia International Raceway. We'll get Kevin Rogers - new and improved take on Bryan Randall.
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First in tonight's Extra Point - future hall of famer Cris Carter is retiring from the NFL at the age of 36. After 15 years, 1,093 catches, 129 receiving touchdowns Carter says he is through playing and ready to start talking.

He will join HBO's ``Inside the NFL'' show as a co-host. Even at the age of 36 he is better than most of the receivers in the league - the problem is that he is too expensive for most teams in this salary cap age.
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We begin with the N-B-A playoffs where the New Jersey Nets hosted the Boston Celtics in game two of the Eastern Conference Championship Series at the Meadowlands.
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[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/TNT Sports; :00]

The Nets had no shortage of Elvis impersonators in the arena last night. But for most of the game had no answer for Boston, Antoine Walker spins and scores as the Celtics lead by 15 in the fourth. New Jersey climbed back in it. Lucious Harris was big off the bench for the Nets again draining this three pointer.
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But, it was not enough, Boston evens the series with a 93-to-86 win over New Jersey
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The Eastern Conference finals were also in the NHL spotlight last night as the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Carolina Hurricanes in game 3 in Toronto. The Leafs had to play without head coach Pat Quinn who was hospitalized yesterday afternoon with chest pains.
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This one went to overtime before the Canes prevailed by posting a 2-to-1 win. Jeff O'Neill scored the game winner after Toronto's defense had done a great job of disrupting Ron Francis in the offensive zone.
[SUPER=31-Carolina/2/Toronto/1/Overtime;]

The Canes now regain the home ice advantage. Game four is Thursday in Toronto.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]

In one other hockey note that hits closer to home - the Charlotte Checkers have been sold. The new ownership is actually the old one. Big Play entertainment sold the Checkers back to Felix Sabates and George Scheer - the franchise's original owners. Sabates and Scheer say they have a lease agreement to keep the team in Charlotte's Cricket Arena for the next five years.
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[S-VIR]


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Jeff Burton was back in old stomping grounds yesterday - although the defending champ of the upcoming Coke 600 was admittedly a little turned around. Burton was at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton working on his road racing skills.
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(( Burton grew up just 30 miles from the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County. Despite that proximity the track remained a mystery to him until he got a look at the facility last year. ((JEFF BURTON:)) Now that Burton has become familiar with the 3 point 27 mile track - he has joined a growing list of Winston Cup drivers who have found VIR to be the perfect place to test for Sonoma and Watkins Glen. ((JEFF BURTON:)) Burton and his Citgo team spent most of the day at VIR concentrating on the Taurus - although Jeff took some time to check out the Porsche 911s. The biggest change today was making right turns after doing nothing but turn the wheel to the left since February.)) ((JEFF BURTON:))
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Burton and the rest of the Winston Cup stars will qualify for the Coke 600 under the lights this Thursday night at the Lowes Motor Speedway. News 7 Sports will be LIVE in Charlotte on News 7 at 5 & 6 and have your qualifying results right here on News 7 at 11.

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The talented Patrick Henry high school doubles team of Brock Newton and Tyler Early won yesterday in the Northwest regional semi-finals. The duo beat a team from Osborne park 6-love and 6-2. Later today they will defend their regional double title.

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The Roanoke Catholic basketball program already has seen a couple of its seniors head to VMI and now there is word this morning that coach Dick Wall's son - Phillip
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will enroll in the postgraduate program at Fork Union Military and play under the legendary Fletcher Arritt next season. Wall was a four year started at Catholic where he won three state titles while running the Celtics' offense.
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Virginia Tech quarterbacks' coach Kevin Rogers spent last night in the Roanoke Valley visiting with members of the Roanoke Valley Sports Club. Among other things he told us how he has become a new member of the Bryan Randall fan club.
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Magician and illusionist David Blaine is standing atop an 80 foot pillar where he intends to stay for 35 hours.
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The pillar is only 22 inches in diameter. No food for Blaine but he will have some water.
Blaine will end the stunt tomorrow by diving from the pillar onto a pile of cardboard boxes.
He calls the act "Vertigo" and says it is his most dangerous challenge yet.
Blaine says his biggest challenge will be concentration and preventing muscle spasms and hoping mother nature doesn't send any strong winds.
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