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Coming up on News 7-
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The suspended Henry County administrator admits he stole hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money-
A man with several wives and dozens of children is convicted of child rape-
And look what turned up in one Florida backyard-
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Plus recovering a piece of civil war history- News 7 at Eleven is next.

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He admits he stole more than three-quarters of a million dollars from Henry County...
Prosecutors say some of it went to women he had affairs with.
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[Clower]


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Suspended Henry County Administrator Sid Clower now faces up to 60 years in prison.
As Marya Jones reports, the judge has warned him - to expect to serve time.
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(( Sid Clower's plea in court was uneventful -- nothing like the tale of lies, adultery and embezzlement behind it.

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((DON CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: IT HAS SOAP OPERA WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.)) [RUNS:03]
Prosecutors say Clower stole 778-thousand dollars over nine years ... using a fake company to divert funds from Henry County's Public Service Authority into his personal account.
Investigators found that the money went to vacations, credit card debt and support for a child born from an affair with a coworker.
Prosecutors say three women Clower had personal relationships with ALSO received P-S-A money.
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((DON CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: THIS MAN'S A CON ARTIST AND HE'S GOING TO BE CONNING WHEN HE COMES IN TO BE SENTENCED.)) [RUNS:05]
Clower left court without comment ...
His attorneys say he pled guilty to three counts of embezzlement to "set things right."
At his sentencing next month, he'll take the stand to offer an explanation.
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((GUY HARBERT/CLOWER'S ATTORNEY: WE WILL BE ABLE TO PUT MR. CLOWER'S CONDUCT IN ITS PROPER PERSPECTIVE. HE REGRETS THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS AND HE DOES ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THOSE.)) [RUNS:12]
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[SU 3:49:51 - 3:50:02] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: CLOWER WILL BE SENTENCED IN HENRY COUNTY ON JULY 30TH. THE JUDGE WARNED HIM TO GET HIS AFFAIRS "IN ORDER" BEFORE THEN ... SAYING HE OFTEN SENDS THIEVES TO PRISON. MJN7, STUART.)) [RUNS:11]))

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A high speed chase near Farmville tonight ended in a crash that sent several people to the hospital.
State police say around 7, a Prince Edward County deputy was going to serve a warrant when he observed the suspect drive away from his home.
The deputy gave chase and was joined by two state troopers. The pursuit ended near the Appomattox- Prince Edward County line when all four vehicles reportedly collided.
The injured were taken to the hospital in Farmville... authorities say none of the injuries was life-threatening.



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What was supposed to be a bus trip to a bible camp ended in disaster earlier today.
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Fifty teenagers were on a bus headed down Interstate-20 near Dallas, when the bus veered across the highway and slammed into a concrete pillar. The side of the bus was nearly sheared off - killing the bus driver and at least four young people instantly.
Family members rushing to the scene could do nothing but hope for the best -- including the father of this girl.
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((BENNY CHENEY/VICTIM'S FATHER: I WAS JUST HOPING SHE WASN'T ONE OF THEM THAT WAS DEAD, BUT SHE WAS.))
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Piles of debris had to be removed to rescue many teens from the wreck.
Those seriously injured were flown to the hospital.
Investigators believe the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
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President Bush is urging Palestinians to replace Yasser Arafat- with leaders not compromised by terror-
He also says Israelis should stop building settlements in the West Bank and Gaza.
Aleen Sirgany has more on the President's Proposal and reaction to it.
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((President Bush chose the peace of the Rose Garden to announce his plan to bring an end to war in the Middle East. And more forcefully than ever, Mister Bush told Palestinians that the first step to statehood is to get rid of their leader: Yassar Arafat. Peace requires a new leadership... But at the same time, Mister Bush held out an offer of American backing, including economic aid for a democratic Palestinian state. But only after a list of conditions were met especially en end to terror attacks in Israel. The US will not support a Palestinian state until their infrastructure. But the plan also comes at a price for Israel. The President calling for an end to settlement activity in the occupied territories and a withdrawal of Israeli forces to positions held before the current fighting began nearly two years ago. Here in Washington, Senate leaders welcomed a renewed American commitment to the peace process. Senator Joseph Biden- D Delaware: I think the President was right to reengage us success with out us is NOT possible.))

[Missing-Girl]


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Investigators are questioning a former Convict in the Missing child case in Utah- a man who police say did work at the Smart home in the past.
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While Richard (Reesey) Ricci has not been charged with any crime related to Elizabeth Smart's abduction- police have not been able to verify his whereabouts the day after the 14 year old was kidnapped.
Ricci had done some odd jobs around the Smart home about a year ago.
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((RICK DINSE/SALT LAKE CITY POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT MR. RICCI VERY CLOSE. WE BELIEVE HE IS A VERY IMPORTANT WITNESS IN THIS CASE. I WANT TO EMPHASIZE AT THIS POINT IN TIME HE IS NOT A CHARGED SUSPECT.))
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(Reesey) Ricci has been in and out of prison for decades. He His rap sheet includes aggravated robbery and attempted homicide.
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[Mineta]


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Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta says he's confident Amtrak can avoid a shutdown.
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Mineta says the railroad has to cut its expenses and the federal government has to help stabilize its short-term finances.
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((NORMAN MINETA/SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION; EVERYONE WHO DEPENDS ON THIS VITAL RAIL SERVICE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION AND AMTRAK WILL WORK TOGETHER WITH CONGRESS TO MAKE SURE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE CONTINUES.))
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Amtrak officials welcomed Mineta's pledge, but say it doesn't prevent a shutdown, it only delays it.
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Anywhere from 30 to 50 people a day catch the Amtrak train during its two stops in Lynchburg.. numbers that have increased slightly since September 11th.
One of Lynchburg's two ticket agents says he considers passenger rail an "essential option" for travelers that should be preserved.
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((GARLAND HARPER/AMTRAK TICKET AGENT: OUR PRESIDENT SAYS WE'RE GOING TO RUN OUT OF CASH, AND WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR DIESEL FUEL AMONG OTHER THINGS, WHAT CAN YOU DO? AND IF THE BANKS WON'T LET US MONEY BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID WE WON'T BE IN OPERATION THEN WE'RE REALLY CAUGHT BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.))
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Lynchburg also hopes to become a hub for regional passenger rail if the TransDominion Express becomes a reality.


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[Speaker]


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Two more leading contenders to replace Speaker Vance Wilkins dropped out of contention today.
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Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney and Virginia Beach Delegate Bob McDonnell both announced today that they're bowing out of the Speaker race.
They join Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith who announced last week that he won't be a candidate, leaving Stafford Delegate Bill Howell as currently the only lawmaker seeking the post.
Putney said today he will continue as Interim Speaker until the General Assembly convenes in January.
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House Republicans will meet on July 20th to officially nominate the next Speaker.
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[Dickson]


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The mother of a fourth grader is taking on Botetourt County school administrators and sheriff's deputies over an incident at Colonial Elementary last Fall. Ten- year old Meghan Dickson was summoned to the principal's office, based on reports from other students that Meghan had taken a gun to school. According to the complaint filed today in U-S District Court, the child was detained, interrogated and her bookbag was searched. Meghan says she asked school officials to call her mother, but they refused. A week later the school sent a letter home to parents indicating: "no weapon was ever found."
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Searching for answers to the weekend accident that killed a man at an area racetrack.
That's next on News 7.
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And ashes begin to coat the town of Show Low Arizona, as a huge wildfire moves closer.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Salem Avalanche returns home on the heels of the horse show and picks up a win. JC Snead and the Golden Bear have both withdrawn from the Seniors' US Open. Fans in St. Louis continue to mourn Cards pitcher Darryl Kile. Wimbledon opens with fanfare but few upsets.

And the Barbers are back for their 5th annual Twins camp. Tonight on the Big 7.))[Wildfires]


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The fire wall may not sweep through Show Low Arizona as originally feared.
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Firefighters credit a twilight aerial attack and good weather with holding the fire back.
It is possible firefighters are gaining the upper hand on the blaze.
Meanwhile thousands in Arizona are spending the night in tents- others are staying in shelters-
So far half a dozen towns have been evacuated because of the fires-
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[Wythe-Raceway]


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A 39-year old North Carolina man was the victim of a freak accident at the Wythe Raceway over the weekend. Lacy McNeill was hit by a tire while in the track infield.... he later died from head injuries.
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Raceway owner Fred Brown says Lacy was working as a pit crew chief for his son Dustin when he was hit. Brown says three cars crashed along the backstretch causing a wheel to fly in the air. 21-year-old Dustin McNeill told Brown he will continue family tradition and race his truck in the future.
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((FRED BROWN/RACEWAY OWNER; THERE'S A CERTAIN ELEMENT OF RISK THE DRIVERS ALL THE CARS ARE VERY WELL CONSTRUCTED BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT IS AN ACCIDENT IT'S SOMETHING NO ONE CAN FORESEE. IT'S TRAGIC THAT IT HAPPENED HERE AND ANYTIME YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT WHERE THERE'S A LOSS OF LIFE IT'S JUST VERY, VERY TRAGIC.))
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The accident caused only minor injuries to another person working in the infield. Brown says the raceway will continue its Saturday night racing schedule but that he wouldn't be surprised if attendance goes down.
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[Carter]


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An Axton man is charged with second degree murder after a shooting Saturday night.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Office says 41-year old Larry Junior Carter was involved in a dispute with Antonio Dewayne Turner- it happened at the Axton Mobile Home Park shortly before midnight when the two exchanged gunfire.
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Carter allegedly shot the 21-year old Martinsville man in the stomach with a shotgun. Turner later died at the hospital. Police say he used a handgun to shoot Carter in the foot. Carter's also charged with Malicious Wounding for shooting his sister, 40-year old Lisa Ann Carter, in the legs. Larry Carter is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

[Abduction]


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A Roanoke man says he was forced to be a taxi driver this past weekend... at gunpoint.
Michael Gene Turman told police that a man and a woman got into his car on Williamson Road Friday night.
The man pulled out a gun and told Turman to start driving.
Turman says he took them wherever they wanted to go, until they finally let him go Sunday morning.
The couple took off in his car, but police recovered it a short time later.

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Polygamist Tom Green is convicted of child rape today and now faces life in prison.
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Green had sex with 13 year old Linda Kunz Green in 1986- when the two were on what Green called "a honeymoon" in Mexico.
They were not legally married at the time.
Kunz is still married to Green and the couple has seven children- Green has four other wives and 13 additional children.
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((LINDA KUNZ/WE DON'T FEEL LIKE THIS WAS A CRIME. WE ADMIT THAT WE MADE A DECISION TO GET MARRIED. IF WE HAD WAITED SIX MONTHS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LEGAL FOR US TO GET MARRIED IN UTAH. AND BECAUSE WE MADE A SIX MONTH MISTAKE THEN OUR CHILDREN HAVE TO GO WITHOUT THEIR FATHER FOR AN INDEFINITE AMOUNT OF TIME. IT COULD BE LIFE.)) [BUTT TO 1:56] ((DAVID LEAVITT: REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENED AFTER JANUARY OF 1986, WHAT OCCURRED IN JANUARY OF 1986 WAS ATROCIOUS AND UNTHINKABLE AND MR. GREEN SHOULD GO TO PRISON FOR IT.))
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[Vo-Nat 11 plus pad]
Green was convicted for bigamy and non child support last year and is serving five years-
Green will be sentenced in August.
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[Henry-Supers]


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Henry County is looking ahead to better financial days- by creating its next budget-
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Taxes and existing fees will not go up.
During a meeting this morning the panel approved a 96-million dollar budget for fiscal year 2003.
Schools and law enforcement will be allotted about one percent more than in the 2002 budget.
Acting County Administrator Benny Summerlin says the board's being cautious in preparation 2004.
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That's when the full financial effect of the VF Imagewear closing will most likely be felt.
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[IN Q=The VF Imagewear impact this year...]

((BENNY SUMMERLIN/ACTING HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THE VF IMAGEWEAR IMPACT THIS YEAR IS ABOUT A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. NEXT YEAR IT'LL BE MORE THAN A MILLION BECAUSE MOST OF THE MACHINERY WAS STILL IN PLACE JANUARY FIRST OF THIS YEAR SO THEY PAID TAXES ON IT BUT THAT MACHINERY WILL BE RELOCATED BY NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Benny Summerlin/Acting County Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=be relocated by next year.]
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Summerlin says the development of new jobs will help finances in general. That's why the 2003 budget includes one million dollars for the Office of Commerce, almost 767-thousand dollars more than last year.
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A Florida woman gets an unwelcome houseguest... in the form of a 7 foot long aligator.
We'll show it to you next on News 7.
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Plus divers start working to bring the turret of a famous civil war ship up to the surface.
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[Monitor]


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A large contingent of Navy divers and archaeologists has begun working off the North Carolina coast to rescue the last major piece of the Civil War ironclad Monitor.
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The deteriorating vessel lies more than 240 feet beneath the waves.
The scientific team hopes to recover the last and most famous part of the ship-- its revolving gun turret.
That turret weighs more than 100 tons.
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((JOHN BROADWATER/N-O-A-A MONITOR SANCTUARY MANAGER; WE HAVE A SPECIAL DEVICE WE CALL IT THE SPIDER. IT HAS EIGHT ARMS ON IT AND IT'S DESIGNED TO DROP DOWN SO WE CAN HAVE A NICE, STEADY PULL AND LIFT IT TO THE SURFACE.))
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The artifacts will be displayed at the Mariners Museum in Newport News along with the ship's 30-ton engine recovered last summer.
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[Gator]


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It's not uncommon to hear of alligators showing up on golf courses or in ponds in Florida-
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but in Miami, a gator- seven feet long- showed up in a family's backyard.
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((OH I WAS AFRAID.. I CALLED NINE ONE ONE AND SAID I HAVE A GATOR IN MY YARD PLEASE COME AND GET IT!!))
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[OUT Q=PLEASE COME AND GET IT.]
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A worker for Pesky Critters came in and threw a rope around the gator's head-
He then jumped on the gator's back and pushed his jaws shut- police officers helped tape the gator's mouth shut.
Animal control workers say a neighborhood dog is missing- and they fear the gator ate it.
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The Avs return home and get a win. We'll check the day one highlights at Wimbledon, plus Travis Well take us inside the opening day of the Barbers' camp.
But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; :00]

Baseball fans in St. Louis have set up a make-shift memorial for late Cardinals' pitcher Darryl Kile - who passed away in his sleep on Saturday. The Cardinals were off today, but plan to pay tribute to Kile before tomorrow's game. They also will hold a public Memorial service at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. Doctors say they are certain Kile died of natural causes.
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The Salem Avalanche returned home last night for the first time since June 13th and for the first time in this second half of the season.
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Last night the opponent was Myrtle Beach - the first half winners in the southern division. And this evening the visitors were in a giving mood. In the first inning - Matt McClendon would make it through nine batters - but not even an entire inning. Jorge Piedra hits one to short, Melvin Rosario jumps the ball and heads to third and eventually home as the throw to first is off line. Salem leads one to nothing. McClendon then couldn't hit the strike zone, but had no trouble hitting the Salem batters. Bryan Peck is the second batter to get pegged in the first inning. The bases were full and Ambioriox Reyes scores. It's 2-to-nothing. Jeff Winchester would later lift a sacrifice fly to left center field.
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Brad Hawpe would score. Salem gets four in the first and takes game one of the three game set 4-to-1,
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On the golf front - two of the biggest names in the upcoming Senior's U.S. Open have withdrawn from the event. 62 year old Jack Nicklaus is pulling out of the event due to a back bad.
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[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Sunday; :00]

And Hot Springs native J.C. Snead also has withdrawn from the event. Just Sunday J.C. became only the 11th player over the age of 60 to win a Senior Tour event when he captured the Greater Baltimore Classic. Snead, who is just four months shy of his 61st birthday says he is simply exhausted. Before Sunday, Jesse Carlyle Snead's last senior tour win was in 1995.
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Nearly 150 eight and nine year olds took part in football 101 today as Tiki and Ronde Barber opened up the fifth annual Twins Camp. But Travis Wells says before the kids could get on the gridrion they first had to "grin."
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((Nats :
Now in its fifth year, the NFL Twins Camp has added a new twist, one that has everyone all smiles. Every camper this week will receive a photo with the Barbers, developed and ready to be signed by the end of the camp day.
Tiki: (2:23:12: "We try to every year..take home to remember.") Ronde:(2:32:53 "Other than a shirt..so it's fun.")
Natalie White of Natalie Artistic Portraits has donated her time and effort to the event this week, taking doubles of each youngster. It all adds up to about 300 portraits on 8 rolls of film. And that's just Day One.
Natalie : (1:54:380 :"I had seen...with Tiki and Ronde.")

Travis :White's presence this week is just another example of how the Barbers' infectious personalities have rubbed off on the community.
Natalie : (1:55:48: "They just..is nice too.")
But Tiki and Ronde are anything but shy on the football field. Nats : Tuesday, ten and eleven year olds will get their shot with the twins. In Roanoke County, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))
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Wimbledon opened play today and for a change many of the top seeds will get to spend more than one night in England. Last year - the seeded players were battered early, but today all of the top seeds won.
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Venus Williams won't play until tomorrow, but today she watched younger sister Serena win her opening match without hardly breaking sweat - Serena rolls into the second round with a 6-1 and 6-1 victory. Jennifer Capriati also recorded a straight set win in her opening match of the tournament. Capriati wins 6-1 and 6-4 over Janette Husarova. And 21st seeded Tatiana Panova made a whole lot of folks mad today when he eliminated Anna Kournikova from the tournament. Kournikova was beaten in three sets 6-1, 4-6 and 6-4.
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On the men's side Andre Agassi was given the honor of opening the tournament at centre court after defending champ Goran Ivanisevic withdrew two months ago due to shoulder problems. Agassi hammered fellow American Harel Levy 6-love, 6-4 and 6-4. Pete Sampras, the seven-time Wimbledon champion who had been questionable with a rib strain, then stepped on to centre court and served 27 aces to beat Britain's Martin Lee 6-3, 7-6 and 6-3. Sampras' last tourney win was Wimbledon 2002. (------------)