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Coming up on News 7-
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Police crack down on Tractor Trailers on I-81. We'll have details.
A truck runs off another interstate on Virginia and into two houses.
Plus one million people come out to party with the Queen.
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and if you thought today was hot- wait til tomorrow.
News 7 is next.

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((TROOPERS WILL BE AWARE OF TERRORISTS ACTIVITY, IN OTHER WORDS THEY'LL BE LOOKING FOR CERTAIN THINGS WHEN TRUCKS COME THROUGH.))
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A yearly event involving highway safety takes on new significance in the wake of September eleventh.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Road-Check]


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Operation Roadcheck kicked off in Virginia this evening.
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It's a nationwide program where state police and other agencies team up to inspect as many commercial vehicles as possible. Tonight, troopers began random inspections at the Troutville scales on Interstate 81. The troopers are checking the driver's credentials... They're also closely inspecting the rigs-- which can take as long as 30- minutes for each one.
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((TERRY KNOWLTON/STATE POLICE; THESE TROOPERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING, MOTOR CARRIER TRAINING, AND GET RE-CERTIFIED EVERY YEAR, A VERY SPECIALIZED FIELD.))
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This is a three day event. Tomorrow-- troopers will be joined by the Department of Motor Vehicles and members of the drug interdiction team.
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[Runaway-Truck]


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A truck driver was killed and three other people were hurt this morning after the rig veered off Interstate 64 and plowed into a Richmond neighborhood.
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About 3-30 this morning, the driver lost control and knocked over a guardrail.
The truck sheared half a bedroom off one home, hit four cars and burst into flames.
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((LINWOOD WILLIAMS/HOMEOWNER; I THOUGHT IT WAS A PLAYING FIELD AT FIRST. I DID NOT KNOW FOR SURE, THEN I GOT TO THE FRONT DOOR, THE TRAILER STARTED BLOWING UP, I DON'T KNOW MAN. I'M JUST THANKFUL NOBODY ELSE GOT KILLED.))
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The driver of the truck was identified as 26-year-old Darrell Timothy Johnson of Suffolk.
He was making deliveries for restaurant supplier Sysco.
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[Amherst-Ax]


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A highway construction worker was trapped in his overturned water truck for nearly two hours this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]

The accident occurred just after four at the site where crews are building the Madison Heights bypass by the James River. Authorities say the driver was hauling water up a dirt road when the vehicle apparently gave out.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE ONLY THING I UNDERSTAND IS THAT HE WAS PULLING A TANK OF WATER UP THAT HILL AND THE TRUCK STALLED ON HIM AND IT HEADED BACKWARDS AND HE LOST CONTROL OF IT.))
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The truck flipped at least once and landed upside down, pinning the driver in the cab.
He was conscious during the entire 90-plus minutes rescue crews spent freeing him from the vehicle. He was flown to the Lynchburg General Hospital. There's no word on his condition.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke officials are praying for rain, and preparing for mandatory water conservation that could be required in the next few weeks.
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Today, the level of the city's main reservoir was 24-point- one feet below the spillway.
Mandatory restrictions will take effect when the level reaches 26 feet, but city manager Darlene Burcham says the city continues to stress voluntary conservation.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE'VE JUST ALL GOT TO BE BETTER CONSERVATORS OF WATER, AND HAVING VISITED THE WEST COAST, THE THINGS WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO ARE VERY MILD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THEY LIVE WITH YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. AND WHILE WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS HERE, THEY'RE NOT NEAR AS BAD AS SOME OF THE STATES NORTH OF US ON THE EAST COAST.))
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Work on the new Crystal Spring Water Plant is slightly ahead of schedule, but it won't be completed soon enough to help with the current deficit.
The city is also moving forward with plans to drill new wells.
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[Roanoke-murders]


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Two Roanoke murder investigations came to an end today... as police made an arrest in the Towers Mall shooting and charged a Roanoke man in the Hurt Park triple homicide.
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Kip Lamont Walker was arrested today in Lexington for theTowers murder. 20-year-old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge was shot on April 19th in the Towers Mall parking lot.
Walker is being held without bond tonight in the Roanoke City jail.
In another murder case, police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Askia Shabazz, also known as Jermaine Darnell Poindexter.
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Shabazz faces three counts of murder and one count of arson in connection with the May 5th fire at the Hurt Park Housing Development.
25-year-old Alice Diane Jackson and her two young sons died in that blaze.
Shabazz is formerly of Northwest Roanoke but is believed to have fled Virginia.
He now faces the possibility of three life terms.
Police have been looking for him since early May.
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[Dooley]


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A Roanoke woman was charged today with the murder of her elderly mother.
82-year-old Edna Dooley was found dead last month in her home in Northeast Roanoke.
Police say she died from blunt force trauma.
Her 47-year-old daughter, Cindy Countess, has been charged in her death.
Countess was living with her mother at the time.
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Countess turned herself in to Roanoke police shortly before 6:00 this evening.
She was released on her own recognizance and is awaiting trial.

[Inge]


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An outside law firm has been appointed to represent the man charged with killing a Pittsylvania County deputy last month.
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Today, 23-year old Roy Inge Junior made his second court appearance to tell a judge he had no money to hire his own attorney.
Inge is accused of shooting to death Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop May 17th.
Court officials say the firm of Claytor & Dorsey will handle Inge's case.
He remains held without bond until his preliminary hearing next month.
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[Skakel]


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Jury deliberations begin tomorrow in the murder trial of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel-
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Skakel is accused of beating his neighbor Martha Moxley to death with a golf club in 1975.
Prosecutors say Skakel incriminated himself by things he said in a taped interview in 1997-
But Skakel's attorney says there's no physical or forensic evidence linking the defendant to the crime.
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((MICHAEL SHERMAN/SKAKEL'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS THE WORLD'S WORST RUN CONSPIRACY. A LOT OF PEOPLE DID NOT MAKE THE CONPSIRACY MEETING. THEY FORGOT LOOSE THE GOLF CLUB, IT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE. IT'S A GREAT STORY BUT IT DOESN'T ADD UP.))
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Sherman says Skakel did not do it and he never confessed.
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[Winona-Ryder]


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The already- delayed preliminary hearing for Winona Ryder was put off again today... after the actress was hurt on her way into the courtroom.
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Ryder was rushed by tons of photographers, and got hit by a photographer's camera on her already injured right arm.


The judge interrupted the afternoon hearing so the actress could seek treatment for her arm. Ryder's attorney later said her right arm is broken. Ryder is accused of stealing about 5-thousand dollars of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store last year, and for possession of a non-prescribed pain killer. The preliminary hearing has been delayed four times at the defense's request.
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Change is in the air at Virginia Tech.
We'll show you what's in store when NEws 7 returns.
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And an African tribe offers its prize possessions as a symbol of September 11th sympathy.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Lynchburg Hillcats go for their 40th win of the first half. Two Hokies earn all-american honors. Some big name local stars get cut today in the NFL. The Jays get a new skipper tonight.

And Blacksburg prepares to extend its streak in Group Two A soccer tonight on the Big 7.))[Intelligence]


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President Bush says the nation has ``some work to do'' and that ``a shadowy enemy'' requires better intelligence-sharing.
This as more questions arise about communication breakdowns within the various intelligence agencies... prior to September 11th.. Aleen Sirgany reports.
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((THE LATEST CONTROVERSY IS BREWING OVER A MEETING OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN MALAYSIA ...IN EARLY 200. (when) THE CIA FOUND OUT ABOUT IT THROUGH A WIRETAP. BUT AT THE TIME, THE SIGNIFIGANCE OF (that) MEETING OF AL QAEDA MEMBERS WAS UNCLEAR. THEN...IN OCTOBER OF 2000.... CAME THE BOMBING OF THE U-S-S COLE. IT TURNS OUT, ONE OF THE MASTERMINDS OF THAT BOMBING WAS ALSO AT THE MALAYSIA MEETING. AND SO WERE TWO OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH HIJACKERS: KHALID ALMIHDHAR AND NAWAF ALHAZMI. BOTH WERE ABOARD FLIGHT 77 THAT PLOWED INTO THE PENTAGON. THERE'S STILL SOME QUESTION AS TO WHICH AGENCIES MADE THE LINK BETWEEN THE THREE MEN AND WHICH WERE UNAWARE. BUT WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE TWO HIJACKERS WERE NOT PUT ON A WATCH LIST UNTIL THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS. AND BY THAT TIME, THEY WERE ALREADY IN THE U-S. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THE LATEST DETAILS BUT IS ASKING FOR PATIENCE. BUSH "So when you read about the FBI, I want you to know that the FBI is changing its culture." CONGRESS CONTINUES TO LOOK INTO THE INTELLIGENCE FAILURES SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH, STARTING WITH CLOSED-DOOR MEETINGS TUESDAY HERE ON CAPITOL HILL. THE AIM: TO FIND OUT WHO KNEW WHAT AND WHEN...AND HOW TO PREVENT MORE ATTACKS FROM HAPPENING. AS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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The 9-11 attacks struck the hearts of MANY people - and NOT just Americans.
A tribe in Kenya joined together yesterday to show their sorrow, and gave a special tribute to the victims and their families.
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Hundreds of (Ma-sigh) Maasai villagers danced and sang as they watched their elders present 15 cows to an American diplomat.
The Maasai people believe a cow is the ultimate gift a person can give.
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((STEPHEN OLE KIYU: WE THOUGHT BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND WE FELT FOR THEM, AND WE BELIEVE ALSO THAT OUR OWN PEOPLE ARE IN AMERICA, AND THAT'S WHAT WE FELT OF GIVING THEM THESE COWS. THERE IS NOTHING PRECIOUS, THERE IS NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS TO A MAASAI THAN A COW.))
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Many also carried signs to show their sympathy. The ceremony was arranged by a Kenyan student in the United States who was on a visit to New York on the day of the attacks.
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[Missing-Teen]


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Police fear a missing Smyth County teenager may be with someone she met over the Internet.
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[no super] 16- year old Chesney Marie Williams of Chilhowie was last seen early Saturday. Police looking into her disappearance fear she may have met someone over the Internet because her computer was disassembled and the contents were erased. Williams has cerebral palsy and is crippled on her right side. Family members say she also suffers from occasional seizures.
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((CURTIS WILLIAMS/CHESNEY'S UNCLE; I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S MET SOMEONE OVER THE INTERNET AND HAS MET THEM YOU KNOW OR WHAT, BUT THIS IS SOMEONE LEADING HER THIS IS NOT CHESNEY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO THINK THAT FAST AND PHYSICALLY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BE AWAY THAT LONG.))
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Williams does NOT have a driver's license-- but the family's green cavalier is missing. The license tag is Y-S-H 5-0-5-8. Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State police or the Chilhowie Police Department.
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[Tech-Visitor]


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Students at Virginia Tech will see some changes in their academic colleges....
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Today the Board the Visitors approved a major restructuring plan. Some changes will happen immediately while others will take place over the next year. One major step is breaking The College of Arts and Sciences into two colleges. Tech is also adopting a plan for groups of colleges to work in a consortium. It means they will share things to become more efficient.
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((JOE MEROLA/RESTRUCTURING SR. ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW; HOW DO WE WORK WITH THE CONSORTIUM HOW DO YOU WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COMMONALTIES TO SHARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO SHARE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING TO SHARE PERHAPS SOME RECRUITING EFFORTS TO SHARE FACILITIES A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT COLLEGE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME NEEDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.))
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Merola says sharing has the ability to save money but that the restructuring plan is NOT a result of this year's budget cuts. He says the plan has been in the works since last fall... that it's to increase efficiency and help Tech reach its goal of becoming a Top 30 research institution. But the Board of Visitors did address the budget today... it approved the numbers... which include about 24-million dollars in required cuts.
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Some Southside students will be flying high... thanks to some help from NASA.
That story when News 7 returns.
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Plus she's reigned over England for 50 years.
Today Queen Elizabeth rocked out with her subjects.
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[Queen-Tribute]


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You could say it was a show fit for a QUEEN- queen Elizabeth that is.
London rocked tonight- while celebrating the Queen's jubilee-
As Drew Levinson reports, the party had everything from rock stars to fireworks.
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((It has been a ROYAL "meet and greet" for Queen Elizabeth as she tours England. It seems all of Britain is turning out to celebrate the Golden Jubilee-50 years of the monarch's reign. ADRIAN CLIFTON/SPECTATOR: "50 YEARS OF BRILLIANT WORK FROM THE QUEEN AND WE ARE ALL HERE CELEBRATING. DREW LEVINSON: "THE TIMING OF THIS SHOW OF SUPPORT HERE IN ENGLAND COULDN'T BE MORE APPROPRIATE. BY CONTRAST TO PRINCESS DIANA, ELIZABETH WAS CONSIDERED ALOOF AND INACCESSIBLE. BUT THE RECENT DEATHS OF HER MOTHER AND SISTER HAVE MADE THE QUEEN MORE SYMPATHETIC TO HER SUBJECTS THAN EVER BEFORE. The country is filled with hundreds of street parties...and an unprecedented rock bash on the grounds of Buckingham Palace--which started on the roof with Brian May of the band QUEEN singing, God Save the Queen." Here Rock's Royalty joined 12-thousand commoners to pay a musical tribute to the 72-year old queen. The theme song of this jubilee celebration is the Beatles' "All You Need is Love," a timeless verse suitable to an enduring queen's revived popularity. PRINCE CHARLES: "...God save the Queen." And the night ended with a dazzling display of fireworks-it was a show fit for a queen. DREW LEVISNON ...CBS NEWS, LONDON.))

[NASA-Grant]


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Imagine using a flight simulator or experimenting with a wind tunnel- students in Martinsville will have the chance.
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Martinsville City School's received a 450 thousand dollar grant from NASA today.
The funds are for an Aerospace Education Laboratory... which is expected to be installed in the city's middle school by fall.
The lab will contain ten learning stations, a wind tunnel, brand new computers and flight simulators.
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((IRA TROLLINGER/MARTINSVILLE SUPERINTENDENT - SO WE ARE THINKING THIS WILL GIVE OUR YOUNGSTERS JUST A GRAND OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY THE MATH AND SCIENCE SOL'S TO EVERY DAY PROBLEM SOLVING.))
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A mobile laboratory is at the school through Thursday.... so the public can tour the facility.
As the program expands... M-M-S Principal Harry Davis says it will benefit every child in Martinsville grade K-12.
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[S-Extra]


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The Hillcats gets their 40th win of the season tonight. We'll have the highlights for you, plus all-american props for some Tech golfers along with NBA and NFL news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - the Toronto Blue Jays changed managers today hiring this man Carlos Tosca - moments after firing Buck Martinez. Martinez was on the job for 19 months. Tosca inherits a team 7 games under 500. Let's see how the Jays came out tonight.
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[S-Hillcats]


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We begin this segment with the second best team record wise in all of minor league baseball. The Lynchburg Hillcats placed a Carolina League-high 7 players on the all-star team yesterday including three starters. Chris Duffy, Jose Castillo and Robby Paulino were named starters for the June 18th game in Delaware. Last night the Cats went after their 40th win of the year.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Warthogs vs. Hillcats; :00]

Can you eat a sub in 30 seconds? Steve Pardon probably could - but little Meghan could not last night in this contest. We pick up the action in the third with the Hillcats down by a run. Chris Duffy hammers one deep to center field. It stay inside the fence, but the triple clears the bases. Three runs come home in the form of Ronny Paulino, BJ Barnes and Paul Weichard. Duffy would score two batters later when Josh Bonifay's fielder's choice to the shortstop makes it 4-to-1 Lynchburg after three innings. The Warthogs would score again in the fifth on Edward Yan's double to sharp left.
[super=37-Winston-Salem/2/Lynchburg/6;]

But Lynchburg wins it last night 6-to-2. The Hillcats are now 40-and-17 on the season.
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[S-Golf]


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Virginia Tech golf coach Jay Hardwick has been on the job for 19 years, but this morning he is celebrating something new - having two of his players named All-Americans for the first time in school history.
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[GO TO PINNACLE] Brendon DeJonge (DUH-YOUNG) and Johnson Wagner were named to the prestigious 30 man PING squad yesterday as voted on by the Golf Coaches Association of America. De Jonge, a junior from Zimbabwe is a second team selection. He is the all-time leader in stroke average at Tech. Wagner, who is a senior was a third team all-america selection. He was the medalist at this year's Big East championship.
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[S-NBA]


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The NBA finals get underway on Wednesday night with the Lakers already being tabbed as heavy favorites over the Nets. But the Nets' head coach is a former Laker - who believes his team will be able to interrupt Los Angeles' three-peat plans.
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[S-Jordan]


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Michael Jordan is no position to stop Kobe or Shaq, but he has stopped the proposed surgery on his left knee.
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Jordan had surgery on his right knee in February, which forced him to cut short his comeback season. He had considered surgery on the left knee as a precaution. Sources close to Jordan say that he hasn't started off-season workouts yet, but that doesn't mean that he's reached a decision about his playing future in the NBA.
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[S-South]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :00]

The Big South Conference's has announced a few changes for the next academic year including a change to the postseason basketball tournament. The event, which will be at the Vines Center at Liberty this coming year, will only feature the semi-finals and finals. The first round games will be played on campus sites of the highest seeded teams. The league also plans to continue tweaking the tournament's format in coming years.
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The Virginia High School League's state spring sports playoff marathon opens tomorrow at sites across the sites.

No one knows this routine better than
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Region III Championship; :00]

the Blacksburg boy's soccer team. Since 1989, the Bruins have competed in the state championship game nine times. This year's team is 20 and OH heading into tomorrow night's first round game against Region IV runner up Graham. There are several keys to the Bruins success.
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Blacksburg and Graham play at Bill Brown Stadium tomorrow night at seven. Of course soccer is just one of many spring sports begin played tomorrow night in the quarterfinals at home sites. The semifinals and championship games move to the City of Radford this Friday and Saturday.


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The French Open almost lost its top drawing card as Andre Agassi was on the verge of elimination more than once.
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Agassi produced one of the greatest comeback victories of his career in the quarterfinals today by posting a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over French wildcard entry Paul-Henri Mathieu. After losing the first two sets, Agassi fell behind 2-love in the third before storming back. After evening the sets at two apiece, he fell behind 3-1 in the fifth set before coming back again to win the final five games. It's the fourth time in his career Agassi has come from two sets down to win a match.
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Jamal Anderson and the Redskins Marco Coleman were delivered cold cuts by their respective teams yesterday.
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The Detroit Lions cut former UVa great Herman Moore yesterday afternoon. The Danville native is Detroit's career leading receiver and a four time pro bowler. But he had four seasons and nearly $16 million dollars left on his contract. And the Packers cut Antonio Freeman, the fifth leading receiver in Green Bay history last night. The Packers will save $4.3 million in salary this season by getting rid of Brett Favre's favorite target. (------------) Freeman had said he was anxious to play for another team.