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Coming up on News 7-
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The pledge of allegiance takes a hit- judges rule it unconstitutional-
Some promising news for Amtrak tonight-
Plus slow going after a truck load of wood ends up on the highway in Roanoke.
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And good news for women who take the birth control pill.
News 7 is next.

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((THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AREN'T GOING TO STAND FOR THIS. AND I FOR ONE WON'T STAND FOR THIS COUNTRY BEING RULED BY A BUNCH OF ATHEISTS.))
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Swift and strong reaction tonight to a federal court ruling that the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional.


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[Pledge-Allegiance]


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For many Americans it was the way school started- A pledge of Allegiance to the american Flag.
Now a Federal Appeals court says it is unconstitutional.
Melissa McDermott has more on the ruling and what people think of it.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Newdow/Plaintiff;]
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((Our money says IN GOD WE TRUST. At some ballparks they now sing God Bless America. But the words UNDER GOD in the pledge of allegiance are now a no-no. At least that's what a Federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled The judges say the words UNDER GOD violate the constitutional separation of church and state. Ari Fleischer/White House Spokesperson The Presidents reaction was that this ruling is ridiculous! In its opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the words UNDER GOD were no different than declaring a nation under Vishnu, abnation under Zeus, or a nation under no God. And that's why the pledge, recited by millions of school children a day, is unconstitutional. At the center of this storm the man who challenged the pledge Michael Newdow. The atheist from Sacramento challenged the right of his daughters school to have students recite the pledge, even though she was not required to join in. Michael Newdow/Plaintiff: This is obviously a big issue and people who so convinced that god should be in the Pledge should be aware that others think it should not be in the pledge. But some lawmakers blame Newdow for imposing HIS views on the rest of the country. Sen. John Ensign, R-NV: In America, we have the freedom to worship, or not, according to what our conscious tells us. But to somehow say in the Pledge of Allegiance, having a child listen to the Pledge of Allegiance, is establishing a religion I think is outrageous. Sen. Tom Daschle/D-Majority Leader: But this decision is nuts, this decision is just nuts. The ban only affects Western states and wont even go into effect for several months. That will give opponents of this ruling more time to appeal. Melissa McDermott CBS News.))

[Falwell]


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Rev. Jerry Falwell used harsh words today to express his frustration with the court decision.
Falwell called the judges who voted for the removal of the Pledge of Allegiance "dumb."
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL; THE FACT IS THAT THESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST 96 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.))
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Falwell said he believes this ruling would not hold in the US supreme court.

[Amtrak]


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It appears Amtrak will speeding along the tracks- at least for now.
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Amtrak and the Government have reached a tentative agreement on how to help the financially strapped railroad.
The agreement is just tentative- and there is no actual deal yet- Ultimately Amtrak's survival depends on Congress.
Amtrak officials had been saying the trains might stop running as soon as next week- because of a 200 million dollar shortfall.
Amtrak carries about 65 thousand riders a day- about half of them in its Boston, New York, Washington corridor.
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[220-Ax]


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Lumber created a big mess on Route 220- in Roanoke tonight.
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Check this out- Thousands of pounds of lumber scattered all over the highway after a truck crashed.
Police say the 35- year old truck driver from Tennessee ran off the road around five o'clock. Authorities say when Roger Dean Townsend tried to pull the rig back onto the road-- the lumber shifted and the rig overturned. The accident spilled 47- thousand pounds of lumber onto the road and over the guardrail-- blocking both northbound lanes between Franklin Road and Elm Avenue for several hours. Police say Townsend will be charged with failure to maintain control of his rig. He was treated for minor injuries-- no one else was involved in the accident.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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A passing shower led to an accident on I-81 in Roanoke County this afternoon.
Police say a truck trying to slow down in the storm collided with a car near mile marker 146.
That car hit another vehicle.
One person with minor injuries was taken to the hospital.
Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes for a couple of hours.
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[Optical-Cable]


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Optical Cable corporation has announced it will settle a federal securities class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders against the company and its former CEO Bob Kopstein.
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Under the settlement, Optical Cable shareholders would receive additional securities and possibly cash to help offest their losses. Optical Cable's president says the company now needs to focus on business, and not lawsuits.
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((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT; IT IS GOOD FOR THE COMPANY AND THE SHAREHOLDERS, IT ALLOWS THE COMPANY'S MANAGEMENT TO FOCUS ITS FULL ATTENTION ON MOVING THE COMPANY FORWARD AND SELLING CABLE, AND INCREASING EFFICIANCIES. AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THIS SORT OF CHAPTER BEHIND US.))
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The settlement still must be approved by the court. A year ago, Optical Cable's stock was more than 10 dollars a share, today it closed at 44-cents.
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[WorldCom]


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17-thousand Worldcom employees will lose their jobs because of the company's severe financial troubles. Now, just a day after the multi-billion dollar scam hit the fan - the company faces a huge lawsuit.
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WorldCom, which owns M-C-I, has admitted to hiding more than four billion dollars in expenses last year. The Securities and Exchange Commission said today it was filing a civil lawsuit against WorldCom, and also seeking an order to prevent the company from disposing of assets, destroying documents, and paying out senior officers.
WorldCom is inching toward bankruptcy - hit equally hard by a rapidly falling stock price and the investigations.

Traders say in the end - someone will have to take the blame.
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(( ANDREW SILVERMAN/TRADER: THERE HAS TO BE SOME PROSECUTION AND SOME FINALITY TO THIS. SOME PEOPLE MUST GO TO JAIL FOR ALL OF THIS. IT JUST CANNOT END ANY OTHER WAY.))
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The Arthur Anderson Accounting firm, convicted of obstruction of justice in the Enron case, also audited for the company, but denies any wrongdoing.
Analysts say WorldCom could top the Enron scandal as the biggest in US history.
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[Corned-Beef]


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Roanoke police believe they've found at least one of the "thirsty" thieves who pilfered some Pilsner.
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They also recovered three of the kegs of premium beer stolen from Corned Beef and Company.
A tip led police to check out a house on Riverdale Road Southeast.
That's where they found the stolen beer, still un-tapped, and arrested 43-year-old James Morris Jarrett.
One keg of Samuel Adams is still missing.
But police have a line on two possible suspects.
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[HIV-Testing]


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If you're over the age of 13 and are sexually active you should be tested for HIV.
The Council of Community Services says the number of newly infected people is on the rise.
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((PAM MEADOR/COUNCIL OF COMUUNITY SERVICES; WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IS WE'RE BACK TO A VISCOUS CIRCLE. WE'RE BACK TO 20 YEARS AGO WHEN PROTECTION WAS NEVER USED AND BECAUSE OF THIS IT'S JUST MAKING OUR NUMBERS GO UP. PEOPLE JUST AREN'T PLAYING IT SAFE ANYMORE))
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For those who don't like needles --oral tests are just as accurate.
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((THE EARLIER YOU FIND OUT THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF LIVING A LONG, AND I STRESS A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE))
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Tomorrow, there will be free testing at Hurt Park at noon and Lansdowne at 2pm.
On Friday testing will be offered at The Park at 9:30pm. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
For more information on a location near you call 982-AIDS.
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[Birth-Control]


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Some good news for users of Birth control.
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A large new study says the pill does not raise the risk of breast cancer.
The report says risk does not even rise among women who started taking oral contraceptives early or who have had closer relatives with breast cancer.
Federal researchers base that on more than 92 hundred women studied between the ages of 35 to 64.
An outside expert says the findings should re-assure women on the pill. But she still has some reservations about women with a strong family history of breast cancer.
The study is in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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A big change could be on the way for Lynchburg's city council.
Find out why next on News 7.
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And It's described as a precautionary move... but the U-S capitol is preparing for the worst.
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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Salem Avalanche completes a three game sweep of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. UVa's Roger Mason Junior realizes his dream of being selected in the NBA draft tonight. The Barbers lend their hand to Virginia's literacy campaign. Chance Crawford drops by the Barbers' camp today, and we'll meet the Challenger baseball greats tonight on the Big 7.)

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There's a new face and possibly a new direction for Lynchburg city council today as the first woman in eight years takes a seat on the seven-member panel.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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((ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY..))
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It's been eight years since a woman spoke those words in Lynchburg's city council chambers..
Joan Foster not only brings a female perspective to council, her election may also swing the balance of power from conservative to moderate.
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((JOAN FOSTER/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON THE ISSUE AND HOW I VOTE ON AN ISSUE WHETHER FOLKS WOULD CLASSIFY ME AS A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN. I KNOW THAT ON SOME ISSUES I PROBABLY AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THAT.))
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One change Foster will help bring about concerns the law that allows city employees who have the proper permit to carry guns on the job.
Outgoing member Stewart Hobbs was the tie-breaking vote for the measure earlier this year.. Foster says she'll vote against it when it's reintroduced this summer.
The other major change is that Lynchburg will have a new vice mayor.
Three names have been mentioned for the largely ceremonial post: Julian Adams, Joe Seiffert and Bert Dodson.
Dodson appears to be the likely choice.
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((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: OBVIOUSLY THE VICE MAYOR HAS NO MORE POWER OR INFLUENCE THAN ANY OTHER COUNCIL MEMBER BUT I'VE SERVED FOR FOUR YEARS, I'VE DEALT WITH THE ISSUES, I'VE BEEN RE-ELECTED TWICE CITYWIDE AND I WILL HUMBLY ACCEPT THE APPOINTMENT.))
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Carl Hutcherson is a virtual shoo-in to remain mayor.. he supports Dodson for vice mayor.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: BERT HAS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST AND I THINK BERT WOULD DO AN EXCELLENT JOB AND ANYBODY ELSE, BUT HE'S THE ONE WHO'S PROBABLY EXPRESSED THE MOST INTEREST AND I THINK HE WOULD DO A GREAT JOB AS VICE MAYOR.))
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Council meets next Monday to reorganize.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Howell]


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The lawmaker expected to be Virginia's next Speaker says he'll be more "low key" than his predecessor, Vance Wilkins.
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Stafford Delegate Bill Howell remains the only candidate to take over as the most powerful lawmaker in the General Assembly.
The 59-year old attorney and grandfather of five says he's more of a delegator than Wilkins and he'll be recruiting many of his colleagues to assist him with his duties.
Howell says his low key style may be the type of leadership the Republican party needs following the recent eavesdropping controversy and Wilkins' resignation.
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Howell is expected to be officially nominated for Speaker on July 20th.
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Many fear the next terrorist attack could involve chemical or biological weapons.
Now Capitol Hill police are taking precautions-
They're distributing 20-thousand gas masks on Capitol Hill ..
They'll go to members of Congress and their employees and they'll also be available to tourists visiting the Capital.
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The Capital police chief says there is no specific threat to the Capitol- and buying the masks has been planned for some time.
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((TERRANCE GAINER/CAPITOL HILL POLICE; ONCE THE ALERT IS GIVEN, AND ONLY IF THE ALERT IS GIVEN, THE PERSON WILL BE TOLD TO TAKE THESE OUT. YOU WOULD RIP OPEN THIS PACKAGE AND THE HOOD WOULD COME OUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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Each mask costs about $100 and has a filter that protects against a variety of threats including anthrax and sarin gas.
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Still ahead, Franklin County says goodbye to its school superintendent.
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While many farmers are saying goodbye to their water supplies. How will they cope? We'll have some answers next.
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[Gereau]


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He may be retiring, but Franklin County's school superintendent will leave his mark in more ways than one.
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Leonard (Ja-row) Gereau now has a school named after him.
County officials unveiled the renamed Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration at a farewell party.
The 18-year superintendent was instrumental in building it.
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((LEONARD GEREAU/RETIRING SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT I'M MOST PROUD OF IS THE ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL OF OUR STUDENTS. TO FIND OUT THIS WEEK THAT 13 OF 15 OF OUR SCHOOLS GOT FULLY ACCREDITED FROM OUR STATE IS PROBABLY THE BEST SEND-OFF I COULD HAVE.))
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In 1984, Gereau left a job as Assistant Commissioner of Education for the State of New York to take the superintendent's job.
Since announcing his retirement, he's received 6-thousand cards and letters and 22 retirement parties.
Gereau plans to do some consulting work and spend more time with his wife and son at their home at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[Farm-Drought]


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Tough time for farmers- Ponds in the New River Valley are reaching bone dry levels.
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Ponds are drying up at an alarming rate according to Bob Holland, President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He estimates that this week.. famers will have to start hauling in water for their cattle to drink. Holland says it's a cost and time burden for farmers even though they have a spring nearby in Blacksburg.
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((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; EVEN IN A SHORT HAUL IF YOU ONLY HAVE TO HAUL IT A MILE OR SO YOUR LOOKING AT ALMOST AN HOUR A TRIP AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAUL SEVEN LOADS A DAY IT JUST BECOMES VERY VERY TIME CONSUMING.))
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To refill the ponds... Holland says they need a downpour or cloudburst of rain. Another approach some farmers are taking is to dig up their dried up ponds.
That way when it does rain, they collect a larger amount of water.
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The NBA draft is an international affair tonight. The Avs get a great pitching effort to sweep the Pelicans. And the Barbers lend a hand for literacy. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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Chance Crawford, who was paralyzed from the neck down while playing football for Salem High School in the early 80s, talked to the campers at the Twins Camp today. Crawford, who now works as the Clerk of Court in Salem, told the campers that they need to take their futures seriously - and always be ready for the unexpected. The rest of your sports after tonight's scores.
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History last night in the NBA as seven foot five inch Yao Ming was taken first by the Houston Rockets.
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Ming has spent the past five years dominating in China as a member of the Shanghai Sharks. He is the first international player ever taken with the number one pick. Duke's Jay Williams was second going to the Bulls.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Williams will have some ACC company in Chicago. Roger Mason Junior was the second pick in the second round - the 31st overall also going to Chicago. Mason gave up his final year at UVa to enter the draft.
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The Bulls also took Maryland's Lonny Baxter in the second round. Duke's Mike Dunleavy was the third overall pick going to Golden State. Maryland's Chris Wilcox went 10th to the Clippers. The Wizards cleaned up in the first round taking Jared Jeffries and Maryland's Juan Dixon.

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Salem Memorial Stadium was a little soggy last night as the third game of the Avalanche- Myrtle Beach series got underway.
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The rain delayed the game a bit as the players didn't take the field for warmups until around 7:15. The game finally started up at 7:30 and the half hour delay only seemed to help Avalanche pitcher Chris Buglovsky who struck out the first five batters he faced. Behind the pitching of Buglovsky, the Avs were able to shut down the Pelicans and sweep the three game set.
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Buglovsky finished the game with 8 strikeouts in 8 complete innings as the Avalanche wins 4-to-1 and hits the road for the next three games.
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[S-Kile]


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A memorial service was held today in St. Louis for thelate Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile.
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Current Cardinals' players and former teammates attended the service at Busch Stadium along with Kile's wife Flynn and Kile's wife, Flynn, and their 5-year-old twins, Kannon and Sierra, sat in the front row in one of the tents on the infield. He leaves his family in good hands. They will receive the rest of his contract worth more than $10 million dollars, plus his pension which is $160 thousand a year for the rest of thier lives.
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[S-Challenger]


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The Challenger Series Baseball League just wrapped up its 13th season here in the Valley. Despite how it may appear - this league is anything but a challenge - it a true reward for all involved. Travis Wells has our story.
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((The Challenger Baseball League exposes physically and mentally challenged children to all the benefits of team sports. These youngsters range in age from 5 to 18, and the athletic experience is something that no one can take away.
Sid Witt, Sr.: All kids deserve the right to play ball no matter who they are. Sid Witt, Jr.: One of the kids' parents said it best. He said, "My child is in a body that doesn't really do what he wants it to do."
That doesn't mean that these kids can't play. But their skill level isn't measured in power at the plate or 90 mile an hour fastballs.
Sid, Jr.:We've watched these kids grow up and make improvements. Stuff like not knowing which base to run to. The achievements they make and the reward that I get is just watching them enjoy themselves.
Travis: Seeing the faces light up is much more important than lighting up the scoreboard. The Challenger League doesn't keep score, which makes everybody a winner.
Sid, Sr.: You always take home more than you bring. These children are something else and it's wonderful to be around them..You play with them and love them. I know I've made a difference in making life the best we can for them. You always take home more than you bring.
Making a difference one pitch at a time. In Salem, Travis Wells, News 7 Sports.))

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Tiki and Ronde Barber took some of their after camp time working on one of the three Rs.
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The Barbers spent several hours yesterday evening developing a video and poster that will be used for the Virginia Literacy Foundation's statewide campaign this coming school year. Verizon is providing funding for the projects - but the Barbers are championing the cause.
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By the way, the Barbers say their favorite books are those in the Harry Potter series.

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He attacks the canvas with thick, bold strokes- using a sense of color and space-
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This up and coming artist just happens to be a dolphin.
Yasha does all the typical tricks- but his human trainers began teaching him to paint and incorporated it into his performance.
Other dolphins have been taught to paint- but none has the talent that Yasha does- He chooses his own colors-
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