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Coming up on News 7-
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The trial of the man accused of killing a 7 year old California girl begins...
A Bedford County man is accused in the murder of his wife but he says she killed herself.
And a mothers day card shows up in the mail 40 years late.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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The trial begins for the man accused of murdering 7 year old Danielle Van Dam- new details come out about her murder and about her parents lifestyle.
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[Missing-Girl]


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Danielle Van Dam was taken from her home in the middle of the night and murdered.
Today trial began for the neighbor accused of killing the little girl.
Chris Lawrence has more from San Diego.
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((THE CRIME WAS EVERY PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE. AND THE PROSECUTION'S DETAILS OF DANIELLE VAN DAM'S DEATH SHOCKING. JEFF DUSEK/PROSECUTOR: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ELIMINATE THE STRANGULATION OF THIS CHILD." BUT VOLUNTEERS TESTIFIED THEY DID NOT FIND DANIELLE'S BODY UNTIL NEARLY A MONTH AFTER SHE DIED. IT WAS SO BADLY DECOMPOSED THE CORONER COULD NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. STEVEN FELDMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO GUESS HOW SHE DIED. DEFENSE AND PROSECUTORS ARGUED OVER DNA EVIDENCE. SUCH AS LINT FROM DEFENDANT DAVID WESTERFIELD'S DRIER. PROSECUTOR: THE HAIRS FROM THE LINT AND HAIRS FROM DANIELLE, MICROSCOPICALLY MATCH. BUT THE DEFENSE SAYS THOSE HAIRS COULD HAVE COME FROM A RECENT VISIT. WHEN BRANDA VAN DAM CAME OVER TO WESTERFIELD'S WITH HER CHILDREN TO SELL GIRL SCOUT COOKIES. DEFENSE: THE KIDS WHERE EVERYWHERE, ALL OVER THE HOUSE. EACH SIDE MAD ACCUSATIONS ABOUT LIFESTYLE, WITH PROSECUTORS ACCUSING WESTERFIELD OF HAVING CHILD PORN. PROSECUT0R: HE HAD YOUNG GIRLS INVOLVED IN SEX ACTS THE DEFENSE ATTACKED THE VAN DAM'S SWINGING LIFESTYLE STAYING THEY EVEN CHANGED SOME LOCKS SO THE CHILDREN COULD NOT INTERRUPT THEM. DEFENSE: VAN DAMS CAN SMOKE, AND NOT JUST CIGARETTES BUT MARIJUANA AND DRINK AND "COMMIT RISQUE BEHAVIOR". DANIELLE'S PARENTS ARE POTENTIAL WITNESSES SO THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM UNTIL THEY ARE EXCUSED OR TESTIFY. Chris Lawrence, CBS NEWS SAN DIEGO.))

[Sluder]


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Seven years after she was found dead, a Bedford County jury must decide whether Loria Sluder was murdered.. or whether she committed suicide.
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Sluder's estranged husband.. 43- year-old Roy Sluder.. is standing trial for the June 1995 murder.
Sluder says his wife killed herself.. but physical evidence from the scene finally led investigators to charge him with homicide.
Sluder's attorney says prosecutors have lots of theories about what happened.. but no proof.
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((TONY ANDERSON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE EVIDENCE WILL BE.. ..SIX YEARS LATER, HE GETS INDICTED.))
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Rescue squad workers testified today they never saw a gun near Loria Sluder's body when they were called to the scene that night.
The trial is expected to last at least three days.
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[McIninch Appeal]


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The man who set fires at two apartment complexes in Roanoke will remain behind bars..
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Last year a jury in federal court convicted Stephen McIninch of starting fires at the "Pebble Creek" and "Ridge" apartment complexes.
He appealed the conviction, arguing that a video-taped re-enactment of one of the fires should not have been admitted into evidence.
But the Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that even without the tape, prosecutors presented overwhelming evidence of McIninch's guilt.
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McIninch will continue to serve his five-year sentence.

[Civic-Center]


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The Roanoke Civic Center is expecting a full house tomorrow...
Graduation ceremonies for William Byrd and Cave Spring High Schools run back to back- all the while, the UniverSoul Circus will take place.
So where will everyone park??
As Jennifer Miele reports, Civic Center employees have a plan.
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(( Two high school graduations... back to back beginning at five PLUS a Circus....
The scenario promises to be a parking nightmare.
So the Civic Center plans to run shuttle buses from the Gainsboro Parking Garage on Centre Avenue to the Civic Center from four to nine Wednesday night.
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[tc:009:24:43] ((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: WE'LL BE RUNNING SHUTTLES CONTINUOUSLY FROM THE PARKING GARAGE AS NEEDED ....TO THE CIVIC CENTER.)) [RUNS14] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING:THE CIVIC CENTER EXPECTS UP TO FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE TO BE ON THE PREMISES AT ONE TIME, SO PARKING WILL LIKELY BE A PROBLEM. BUT IT'S A SITUATION THE STAFF HERE HAS DEALT WITH BEFORE.)) [RUNS11]
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[tc:09:25:15] ((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: WE DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS LAST WEEK WITH THE ICE SHOW AND IT TURNED OUT REALLY WELL... FOR IT.)) [RUNS17]
Shuttles will also run Thursday morning beginning at 9 a-m for Patrick Henry High's gradation and the Circus.
The Civic Center advises those who will attend to be early, and to car pool.
Jennifer Miele, News 7 Roanoke.))

[D-Day-Memorial]


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More bad news for the National D-Day Memorial.
A lawsuit was filed this afternoon in Bedford County Circuit Court by the memorial's builders, who are seeking about two million in unpaid fees.
The National D-Day Memorial Foundation acknowledges it still owes the Coleman-Adams Construction company money, but says it is trying to avoid filing for bankruptcy. The foundation owes about six-million dollars to creditors in total.
Coleman-Adams and Byron Dickson, the memorial's lead architect, filed liens against the memorial foundation in April.

[Clark-Family]


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Members of the Clark Family Experience have been on the fast track toward country music stardom.
But last week, the six brothers with ties to Franklin County filed for bankruptcy protection.
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With roots in bluegrass gospel, the Clarks are show business veterans. They won a major recording contract, produced a hit single, and performed with some of the biggest names in country music.
But their Roanoke Attorney says members of the group haven't received the benefits they believe they're due.
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((RICHARD FOSTER/CLARK FAMILY'S ATTORNEY: AS A RESULT THEIR INCOME HAS NOT BEEN WHAT THEY EXPECTED. AND THERE ARE A LOT OF EXPENSES. THEY ARE OUT ON THE ROAD MOST OF THE YEAR. A LOT OF EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH RECORDING AND JUST KEEPING YOUR NAME OUT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND THEY JUST HAVE RUN OUT OF MONEY.))
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A creditors meeting has been scheduled for July 3rd. And the group is expected to perform in Victory Stadium on July 4th.
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[Salem-Birthday]


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The City of Salem is another year, and another century, older today.
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As part of Salem's bicentennial celebration, the public was invited to the Farmer's Market for a noontime party complete with tunes by "Antique Brass" and birthday cake. City employees dressed in period costume and opened their offices to the public for the day. The city chose June 4th as its official birthday but city leaders aren't sure of the exact date. The bulk of the bicentennial celebrations ended today although there there are a handful of smaller events planned for later in the year.
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Some 15-hundred people foil a hijacking attempt... as part of a drill.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus the future of Virginia Tech's Ostepathic Medical Schools begins to take shape.
We'll show it to you when we return.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as state quarterfinal playoff action dominates the landscape tonight. We'll check on softball, soccer and baseball. Plus, the Major League Amateur draft grabs a number of local college stars. All that plus Game one highlights from the Cup playoffs on the Big 7.))

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Today, rescuers launched fighter jets, deployed swat teams and saved a commercial jetliner full of passengers.
It wasn't an emergency... it was all a drill, headed by "North American Aerospace Defense command," but it included the F-B-I, Transportation Security Agency, even the Canadian mounted police.
Rod Decker has more.
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(( Everybody pay attention to me. I have a bomb.
TODAY'S EXERCISE INCLUDED LAWMEN ON THE AIRCRAFT TRYING TO STOP THE HI JACKERS, LIKE THE SKY MARSHALLS, TRAINING HERE.
THE HI JACKED AIRCRAFT, WAS A DELTA AIRLINER, AND THE PILOT, ALL THE PASSENGERS, THE HIJACKERS AND THE LAW MEN, WERE IN FACT PLAYING ROLES.
WHEN THE PLANE WAS HIJACKED, NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND, WAS NOTIFIED. THEY SCRAMBLED JETS TO INTERCEPT THE LINER, AND FORCE IT TO LAND. IN TRAINING THEY WERE PREPARED TO SHOOT DOWN THE PLANE RATHER THAN LET IT BE USED AS A TERRORIST WEAPON.
WHEN THE PLANE LANDED AT AN AIR FORCE BASE IN ALASKA, NEGOTIATORS TRIED TO TALK THE HI JACKERS INTO SURRENDERING, AND FINALLY A SWAT TEAM, INCLUDING AN FBI RAPID RESPONSE TEAM FROM LOS ANGELES STORMED THE AIRCRAFT
THIS IS IMPORTANT, THE FAKE HIJACKERS DID NOT SNEAK THROUGH SECURITY HERE IN SALT LAKE. GROUND SECURITY WASN'T PART OF THIS EXERCISE.
AIRLINE PASSENGERS WE TALKED TO SAID THEY APPROVE OF THE TRAINING.))

[Intelligence]


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Just what did the CIA and the FBI do wrong prior to 9-11?
Probably a lot of things- according to one Senator.
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President Bush agreed saying there was a failure to communicate.
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((PRESIDENT BUSH: IN TERMS OF WHETHER THE FBI AND CIA WERE COMMUNICATING PROPERLY I THINK IT'S CLEAR THAT THEY WEREN'T. THERE ARE NEW WAYS OF ADDRESSING THAT ISSUE. NOW THERE IS CLOSE COMMUNICATION AND A BETTER SHARING OF INTELLIGENCE.))


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Closed door hearings began in a soundproof, secure room near this private elevator- members of Congress are hoping to learn more about who knew what-
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((REP. NANCY PELOSI/(D) CALIFORNIA: OUR GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF THIS EVER HAPPENING AGAIN TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO FIND ANSWERS FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH.))
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President Bush renewed his support for the investigation but he rejected the need for a separate independent inquiry.

He said he sees no evidence that this country could have prevented the attacks.
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[Queen]


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A Royal celebration ends in a majestic way-
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It was the grand finale to England's Golden Jubilee to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 50 years as Monarch.
Prince Charles and sons, Prince William and Harry were on hand for today's celebration- along with throngs of revelers who waved the British flag.
And then the roar of jets over Buckingham palace.
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((NAT SOUND PLANE FORMATION.))
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Just one of many performances for the Queen and Prince Phillip.
Now it is back to the business of just being royal-
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It's a mother's day greeting 40 years in the making... as a long-delayed card is finally delivered.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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And later... forget airplanes... these parachutists are jumping from buildings.
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[Via-School]


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The new Edward (Vie-A) Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg is getting closer to welcoming its first incoming class.
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Construction of the privately funded school is ahead of schedule. Located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, classes are set to begin next Fall with a target enrollment of 150-students. Right now officials are busy recruiting faculty and developing a curriculum. They say the school has two major goals.
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((JOHN ROCOVICH/MEDICAL COLLEGE CHAIRMAN; FILL THE UNDER SERVED MEDICAL NEEDS IN SOUTHWEST, SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE THAT ARE UNDER SERVED WITH PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL SERVICES. AND SECONDLY WE WANT TO BE A SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL RESEARCH COLLEGE AND IN DOING THAT WE HOPE TO HELP VIRGINIA TECH REACH ITS TOP 30 STATUS.))
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Officials say thanks to an affiliation agreement with Tech, research at the (Vie-A) Via College will count for Tech when measuring its success. They believe it will help the university reach its goal of becoming a top 30 research university.
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[Mothers-Card]


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True love always finds its way home, some say. And for a mother and son - it finally has.
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Forty years ago, Jim Midkiff, a serviceman in Germany, mailed his mom a Mother's Day card. The card - destined for Cleveland, Ohio - didn't make it for Mother's Day. And his mother never even questioned him about it.
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((JUANITA MIDKIFF/MOTHER: NO, I WASN'T TOO SURPRISED BECAUSE HE WAS SO FAR AWAY. AND I KNEW HE WAS IN THE SERVICE.))


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Four decades later, the card finally showed up. It turns out it was held up in a U-S Post Office- because it was missing seven cents postage. Some unknown good samaritan showed a little love by putting on the additional seven cents, and the card finished the rest of its journey home to Mom's mailbox..... accomplishing its goal of putting a smile on her face.
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State quarterfinal high school action as several teams graduate to the final four. Highlights from 5 games, plus the MLB draft dips into the Commonwealth's college talent pool.
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[SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN; :00]

The French Open's defending women's champ, Jennifer Capriati also moved on the final four with a three set win over Jelena Dokic. Capriati beat the Yugoslavian 6-4, 4-6 and 6-1. Capriati will next face Serena in the semi-finals. Serena and Venus both won today, as well.
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[S-Blacksburg]


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In Group Two A soccer quarterfinal play. Martinsville ____ William Byrd, and Blacksburg hosted Graham.
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The Indians were pumped up looking for win number 21 on the season and a trip to final four. Blacksburg would waste no time as Zak Kurtz takes the nice pass and feeds Elliott Stallings, who close the play with the shot to make it 1-to-nothing. The G-Men would have a chance to get back in it, but the Blacksburg attack turns the tide with Scott Sterett passing to Stallings for his second goal of the night. The Indians went up 3 to nothing and then made it 4 to zip as Michael Walker takes the centering pass from Stallings and heads the ball in. The rout is on big time at Bill Brown Stadium.
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Nathan Belcher would keep Graham from getting shutout with the successful penalty kick. The Indians roll to the 9 to 1 win.
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William Byrd won both of its games last night as the Boys beat Martinsville 4-to-1 and the Byrd girls topped the Bulldogs 1-to-nothing.
The James River boys also got a close tough win last night against Rappahanock in the Group A quarterfinals.
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The two battled through a scoreless first half before the home team broke through ten minutes into the second half. Jamie Tharpe shows some fancy footwork and then finds the back of the net to put the Knights on top 1 to nothing.


But Rappahanock made things interesting with this goal in the 23rd minute of the second half tying the game at one.
James River goalie Derek Hepler kept the visitors at bay the rest of the night with several big saves.
[SUPER=34-Rappahanock/1/James River/2/;]

Then with just under 6 minutes to go. Chris McNeil puts home the penalty kick and that was the difference. James River advances to the state semifinals with a 2 to 1 win.
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[S-River]


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The soccer team wasn't the only victorious group of Knights last night. John Shotwell's softball team made short work of Castlewood.
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James River got four runs in the first two innings and then handed the ball to Angela Tincher.
Tincher pitched a complete game, striking out 11 Blue Devils.
The Knights lit up the scoreboard again in the 5th. Kasey Austin strokes this pitch to left field. Molly Marshall and Kim Ayers cross the dish as part of a 4 run inning.
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Tincher did the rest. After striking out 54 batters in three regional games last week, the sophomore pitches a perfect game last night as James River advances over Castlewood 8 to nothing.
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[S-Vikings]


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In Group Two A softball last night - the Northside Vikings played host to the Dan River Wildcats in quarterfinal action.
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The Vikings were trying to make to the final four matchup on Friday night in Radford. Northside's Jessica Wilkerson bunts this pitch. The ball is mishandled and designated runner Lindsey Dear comes home to make it a 1-to-nothing game in the third. In the fourth, Jamie Walthall hits a sacrifice fly into left field. Maria Dooley will tag up on the play and
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sprint home to make it a two to nothing game. Northside wins 3 to nothing to move one win away from the state title game
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[S-Forest]


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The much anticipated Group Two A quarterfinal game between the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Virginia High was put on hold for another night.
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The rains came down shortly before the start of the contest as the Forest players spread out the tarp around home plate and covered the pitcher's mound. But the rain wasn't nearly as big of a problem as the lightning was. Take a took at this multiple lightning strike caught on tape out of the Cavs' press box last night by News 7 photographer Howard Swank. The two teams will try again tonight at 6.
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Major League Baseball's two day - 50 round amateur draft opened this afternoon at one and already a pile of players with local ties have been gobbled up by big league clubs.
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And as expected it did not take long for the Hokies' Joe Saunders to get picked. Saunders, the 6-3 left handed pitcher from Springfield was taken with the 12th overall pick in the first round by the Anaheim Angels. It's the highest any Tech player has ever been drafted. Saunders is 27-and-7 with 255 strikeouts in his first 3 years at Tech.
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JMU lefty Daniel Meyer was taken with the 34th pick in the supplemental first round by the Atlanta Braves. Fellow Duke Jared Doyle was taken in the third round by the Mariners. UVa first baseman Robert Word was the 293rd overall pick by the Mariners while UVa's Daniel Street went to the Rockies in the 20th round. Liberty University had four players taken. Joey Monahan and Keith Butler goes to the Cubs, while Matthew Hagen joins the Mariners and Jonathon Schneider goes to the Pirates.

Despite the day, Liberty baseball coach Dave Pastors resigned - effective immediately.[S-Hagan]


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22 of the 50 rounds were completed today. The draft will resume tomorrow
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and that's when Cave Spring's Tom Hagan - this year's B'nai B'rith award winner likely will be selected. Hagan has said he plans to keep his commitment to UVa no matter where he is selected. Jefferson Forest's Daniel Tanner - who also is headed to UVa - also should be picked tomorrow.
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[S-NHL]


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The Stanley Cup finals opened last night at Joe Louis Arena with even the most casual of hockey fans expecting a Red Wing knockout of the Carolina Hurricanes.
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The Red Wings were impressive as everyone expected they would be, but the Canes were not intimidated one bit and they forced the game to overtime tied at 2-all. And in the extra period - the veteran Ron Francis beat Dominic Hasek in tight on the quick wrist shot.
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Carolina takes a one game to none lead in the best of seven series winning 3-to-2 in overtime.
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Jumping out of a plane is one thing- but in Russia-
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daredevils were leaping from a television tower-
It is Moscow's highest structure- but it still doesn't give much time for the jumpers to free fall before opening their chutes.
This was the first sanctioned baseline jump in the capital's history.
One daredevil even did a flip on the way down...
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The Baseline jumpers leap approximately one thousand feet to the grassy surface below. (------------)