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Coming up on News 7-
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New details emerge about the man accused of killing a five year old California girl. Virginia Republicans select the man they want to become the state's most powerful lawmaker. Plus, members of a Franklin County family honor a slave ancestor by forging an unusual alliance.
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News 7 is next.

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D-N-A reportedly helps police strengthen their case against the man they say killed five year old Samantha Runnion.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Kidnapped-Girl]


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According to the Los Angeles Times, D-N-A evidence found on the little girl's body matches that of the man arrested in her killing. Police are NOT confirming the report-- but do say they are 100- percent sure they have the right man. Chris Lawrence has the latest from California.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Carona/Orange Co. Sheriff; :31]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Dominguez/Stanton Resident; :53 quick!!!]
[SUPER=01-Maria Espinoza/Stanton Resident; 1:08 quick!!]
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(( AS A NEIGHBORHOOD GRIEVES, THE SAMANTHA RUNNION MURDER INVESTIGATION IS MOVING FROM THE COMMUNITY TO THE COURTROOM, NEW DETAILS ARE COMING OUT ABOUT THE PROSECUTION'S CASE AGAINST ALEJANDRO AVILA.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS THAT DNA EVIDENCE FOUND ON SAMANTHA'S BODY MATCHES THE MAN ARRESTED. THE PAPER REPORTS A DETECTIVE TOOK A SAMPLE OF AVILA'S BLOOD AND A PHOTO OF A SCRATCH ON HIS LEG.
ON SATURDAY, ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL CARONA WOULD NOT CONFIRM OR DENY IT.

(SOT: SHERIFF MICHAEL CARONA/ORANGE COUNTY) -- 08:02:10

"We have a lot of physical evidence both at the scene in Stanton as well as in Riverside County, and all of that has been analyzed and is being analyzed."
POLICE SAY SAMANTHA WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BEFORE SHE WAS ASPHYXIATED. COURT RECORDS SHOW THAT AVILA HAS BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE. TWO YEARS AGO HE WAS ACCUSED OF VIOLENTLY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 4 GIRLS AGE 10-TO-13 AND THREATENING A WITNESS. HE WAS ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES.

(SOT: GLORIA DOMINGUEZ/STANTON RESIDENT)

"I would like to know why he was acquitted."
A LOT OF FAMILIES STILL HAVE QUESTIONS BUT THEY'RE MOVING ON WITHOUT ANSWERS. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY DONATED MONEY TO SAMANTHA'S FAMILY AT A BENEFIT BARBEQUE. STILL, SOME SAY IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

(SOT: MARIA ESPINOZA/STANTON RESIDENT)

"We're really a community more than a city ... hard to bring that innocence back."

(STANDUP)

AND INNOCENT IS WHAT AVILA SAYS HE IS. AVILA SAYS HE WAS AT A MALL WHEN SAMANTHA WAS ABDUCTED MONDAY NIGHT. CHRIS LAWRENCE, CBS NEWS, STANTON, CALIFORNIA.))

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Delegate Bill Howell of Stafford County was nominated to be the next House speaker by Virginia's Republican delegates.

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Today's vote was unanimous. The nomination by the 65-member House G-O-P Caucus assures Howell's election when the General Assembly convenes in January.
Howell says his low key style is different from Wilkins' approach, but believes it is the type of leadership his party needs following the controversies of the past year.
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It's a move that is a first for our area, and could spark debate. Three African Americans have joined the Fincastle Rifles to honor a slave ancestor. Justin McLeod has more.
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN FLIPPING THROUGH PAGES))
It was here in Franklin County where a little research led to a pretty big discovery.
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((BEN HOLLAND: IT WAS KIND OF A SHOCK, I SAID WHOA CAN THIS BE TRUE.))
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The truth was this....the Holland family discovered their great great grandfather fought for the Confederate army.
His name was Creed Holland and he was a slave for the family who owned this plantation in Glade Hill.
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[IN Q=What it ends up]

((JOHN WAYNE HOLLAND: WHAT IT ENDS UP BEING IS A HONOR AND ALSO YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GO BACK IN HISTORY AND HAVE A PRETTY MEMORABLE MOMENT.))
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That history has led them to the present.
Recently, three of the Holland brothers joined the Fincastle Rifles Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Their sister Wanda has also applied for membership in the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
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((WANDA HOLLAND CHEWNING: THE GROUP IS LIKE FAMILY, THAT'S HOW I CAN PUT IT.))
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It is a family that until recently had no local African American members.
However, it is a much different story in outer southern state chapters.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THERE ARE NO TRUE ESTIMATES ON HOW MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE IN THE SONS OF CONFEDERACY. ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS SAY THEY DON'T ASK THE RACE QUESTION IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. THEY SAY THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IS PROVE THAT A DIRECT ANCESTOR FOUGHT IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY.))
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((NAT SOUND OF BAGPIPES PLAYING, BETA TAPE 96-1))
The Sons of Confederacy works to preserve and protect the southern history and heritage.
But many blacks find the organization to be offensive since most of their ancestors were forced into battle.
The Holland brothers don't see it that way.
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((WILL HOLLAND: I WANT TO USE THIS AS A STEPPING STONE FOR OTHERS OUT THERE TO LOOK WE CAN'T JUST COVER UP ALL THE FACTS AND STATEMENTS OUT THERE, MAYBE WE CAN DO ABOUT SOMETHING TO CHANGE OUR FUTURE AND BY JOINING THE SCV THEN HOPEFULLY THAT CAN BRING ABOUT THE POSITIVE STEP FORWARD.))
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It a step the Holland family believe will help preserve and shape the past, present, and the future.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))

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Future plans for the New River are still up to public debate...
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A meeting was scheduled in response to the Radford Arsenal's plans to close a section of the river near the facility for security reasons.
But on Thursday the arsenal dropped that plan and outlined a new one.
That proposal allows boaters to access the river near the arsenal but they must first go through a checkpoint and even then won't be able to stop to fish.
The public can voice its opinion on the new plan at a public hearing this Wednesday beginning at 6 o'clock at the old Blacksburg Middle School.
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Roanoke's Mayor revved up the Star City today...
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Mayor Ralph Smith arrived on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle at the Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson Buell dealership on Peters Creek Road.
He was there for a ribbong cutting ceremony to celebrate the dealership's recent expansion.
The festivities included a proclamation from the mayor declaring this Harley Davidson HOG Day in Roanoke.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE'S MAYOR: HERE IT IS IN THE BEGINNING OF ITS 100TH ANNIVERSAY, NOT TOO MANY MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURES CAN TALK ABOUT 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF EXISTENCE. HARLEY DAVIDSION IS DOING JUST THAT, AMERICAN MADE ALL THE WAY.))

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To celebrate that anniversay, the dealership has on display several original Harley Davidson motorcyles.
Roanoke's Harley Davidson dealership has been around for more than eighty years.
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Up next on News 7 at 11, what should be done with the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood?
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and a power plant in New York City goes up in flames, leaving tens of thousands without electricity for hours. Those stories and more when NEWS 7 returns.
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A passenger train crashed into a bridge in Sicily today killing at least six people...
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30 were injured and more are feared to be stranded in the wreckage that crews are working to clear. The cause of the accident is not clear but officials say the train derailed and hit a bridge. At least one of the seven cars was completely crushed. Lawmakers blame the accident on Italy's aging railroad system in poorer regions. The accident is being investigated.
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At least 25 people were killed and 100 injured today at an upscale disco in Peru.
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The blaze was started by bartenders who were doing tricks with fire... And gained strength when patrons tried to douse it with their alcoholic drinks. A lion and tiger the club had caged inside to celebrate its two month anniversary were also killed.
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The power's back on in lower Manhattan tonight. A fire at a utility plant knocked out electricity for tens of thousands of people and snarled transportation around the city today. Rose Walia has more.
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Thousands of New York area residents sent a clear message to those overseeing redevelopment plans for Ground Zero.

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According to the man who heads the agency in charge of the project-- people clearly want to decide on a memorial before planning the remainder of the project. Some who spoke at a public meeting today also offered their own ideas. Many were family members of those killed in the September eleventh attacks, along with survivors, rescue workers and residents of lower Manhattan. A second town hall meeting will be held Monday.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, the Roanoke Steam was in town this evening, trying the end their season with a win...


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And the Salem Avalanche was at home at Memorial Stadium, trying to tame Wilmington. Steve Mason will have more in sports.
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They are some of the biggest sports fans in our area...
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And, some say this Roanoke couple is the reason behind the success of the Salem Avalanche.
Paul and Libby (SPRING-er) Sprenger have attended just about every home game at Memorial Stadium for the last five years.
They always sit in the same seats and are on a first name basis with a lot of the players and management.
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((STAN MACKO/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: SHE'S VERY NICE TO US ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY TO US, HE GIVE US A HARD TIME AND WHEN HE GIVES US A HARD TIME SHE YELLS AT HIM SO IT IS ALL FUN.)) ((LIBBY SPRENGER/AVALANCHE FAN: REPORTER: STAN SAYS YOU'RE PROBABLY THE AVALANCHE'S BIGGEST FAN, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?
YEAH, I REALLY DO. IN FACT, I KNOW SO.))
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They may be big fans but you won't see the Sprenger's that much this summer at the home games.
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We'll tell you why in this week's Virginia Profile, airing tomorrow on News 7 Sunday morning.
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When most people think of summer camp----- games and campfire stories come to mind.

But some kids in Roanoke are learning about far off lands through art. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes a trip to Egypt without ever leaving Roanoke.
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((Welcome to a "global celebration" at The Art Museum of Western Virginia. This week, the continent of choice is Africa.
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[IN Q=There were a lot of gods...]

((SHANE KOLOSINE/CAMPER: THERE WERE A LOT OF GODS AND THEY THOUGHT DOGS, CATS AND [BOWLS] WERE SACRED.))
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((GRANT BAUMGARDNER/CAMPER: SOME TRIBES IN AFRICA PAINT THEIR CLOTHES IN MUD.))
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Each week through August ninth, 8 to 10 year olds are invited to immerse themselves in diversity.
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[IN Q=All of our projects pertain...]

((NICOLE GEARREN/FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR: ALL OF OUR PROJECTS PERTAIN TO THE CONTINENTS, DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, DIFFERENT REGIONS, DIFFERENT CULTURES, DIFFERENT CUSTOMS WITHIN THAT CONTINENT.))
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[OUT Q=within that continent.]

With her degree in art history, Nicole Gearren works with teachers to design programs that will not only entertain, but also incorporate the SOL's.
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[IN Q=We read to them, myths...]

((NICOLE GEARREN: WE READ TO THEM, MYTHS, STORIES. WE ALSO, FOR SNACK, WE TRY TO GIVE THEM FOODS FROM THE PARTICULAR TOPIC OF THE WEEK.))
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Along the way campers pick up souvenirs....
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((AIMEE SCALF/CAMPER: I'M MAKING A HEADDRESS FROM EGYPT.))
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[IN Q-In Africa they have animals...] ((RAYMOND KING/CAMPER: IN AFRICA THEY HAVE ANIMALS LIKE GIRAFFES SO WE DECIDED TO DO THE GIRAFFE'S HEAD.))
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[OUT Q=to do the giraffe's head.]

... and, ideally, an appreciation for the variety earth has to offer.
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[IN Q=I hope that it exposes them to different views...]

((NICOLE: I HOPE THAT IT EXPOSES THEM TO DIFFERENT VIEWS, OPINIONS, CUSTOMS. HOPEFULLY, THE MORE KNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE THE MORE OPEN-MINDED THEY WILL BECOME.))
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If one camper has anything to say about, he'll stay in his enlightened state.
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((SHANE: I'M THINKING ABOUT MAYBE BEING AN EGYPTOLOGIST WHEN I GROW UP.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))

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With the start of football practice just two weeks away, the Virginia Tech players and coaches took time for some fun this afternoon in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech Womens' Clinic]

The Hokies hosted their second annual womens' clinic on the Tech campus this afternoon. Nearly a thousand women took part. That's double the number of last year's participants. In between posing for pictures, trying on uniforms and collecting autographs, the Tech coaching staff spent some time teaching those in attendance the nuances of the game of football.
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Virginia Tech also debuted its new collectible today. It's the Frank Beamer Bobble Head Doll. Nearly 700 of the dolls were sold this afternoon at 20 dollars apiece.
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The Roanoke Steam finished up the regular season tonight against Greensboro.
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Coach Steve Jerry fired up tonight.
In the second quarter, Greensboro quarterback Chris Weibel drops back and hits Antoine Calloway for the touchdown. 14-9 Prowlers.
[SUPER=34-Greensboro/20/Roanoke/46;]The Steam answers. From the two, fullback Russell Benditt crashes through.


In the third, Greensboro reserve quarterback Travis Pender fumbles the snap and Roanoke's Millard Vining runs it in, Roanoke wis 46-20.
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The Avalanche and the Wilmington Blue Rocks got together tonight.
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It was retro nightas we said earlier and Austin was once again excited to join the News 7 sports team.
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To the game and a strange one it was. Rain on and off forced the grounds crew out and then back in again.
[SUPER=37-Wilmington/5/Salem/4;]Lighnting forced a power suger and the lights were lost for a while.


The Blue Rocks didn't seem to mind. In the top of the fourth, David DeJesus goes to right and that plates a run. Wilmington wins it 5-4.
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The Red Sox and the Yankees gave fans a show in an AL East match up today.
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Yankees up 6-3 in the eighth. Not for long. Jason Veritek singles in Rey Sanchez and Nomar Gaciaparra
Brian Daubach plates Ricky Henderson on another single, and we are tied 6-6.
[SUPER=35-Boston/8/New York/9;]

This one goes to the 11th and Robin Ventura's one out roller with the bases loaded gives the Yanks the win 9-8.
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In the NL, the Astros took on the Cubs today. Julio Lugo is gonna homer to lead Houston to the 3-to-2 victory over Chicago. Kirk Saarloos got his first major league victory and is 1-and-2.
Saarloos was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday. He gave up one run and [SUPER=35-Houston/3/Chicago/2;]four

hits in five innings. Former Ferrum star Billy Wagner struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save on the season.
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While major league baseball players are threatening baseball's ninth strike since 1972, most fans are concerned with how it will effect tthe majors but local minor league organizations may also pay a price.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


The central issues between owners and players are increased revenue sharing and a luxury tax that would slow the increase in salaries. If the players' union does decide to officially strike, minor league teams may feel an economic strain, with a considerable revenue loss.
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[OUT Q= "...hope it continues."]
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Martinsville Astros pitching coach Jack Billingham spent 13 years in the big leagues. He says there's a wide gap between the haves and the have-nots in baseball.
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[SUPER=01-Jack Billingham/Martinsville Astros Pitching Coach; :00]
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The Martinsville Astros are on a six game road swing. The Appy League season is approaching the halfway point with just about every team in the playoff picture.
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The Busch Series Charter Pipeline 350 hit the asphalt at Gateway International raceway tonight.
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/TNT; :00]


Greg Biffle takes the checkered flag after grabbing the lead from Ron Hornaday with 31 laps to go on a pit stop.
It is Biffle's third win of the year and eighth of his career. Kevin Grubb was third, followed by Jack Sprague and Tony Raines.
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The Craftsman Truck Series New England 200 was at New Hampshire. Terry Cook holds off Dennis Setzer to win his second green-white checker finish in the last four events. Jon Wood 11th.
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Tiger Woods will not win the third leg of golf's grand slam.
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[SUPER=03-Gullane, Scottland/ABC; :00]


Woods fired his worst round ever as a pro, a 10 over par 81 in the third round of the British Open.. Woods shot a 42 on the front nine. He had two double bogeys and just one birdie on 17. When Tiger finished, there were 65 golfers between him and the lead.
Ernie Els has a two-shot lead after three rounds of the British Open. Els fired a 1-over-72 today and is 5-under-par.

Soren Hansen is next at 3-under after a 73. There are seven tied at 2-under:
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The Commonwealth Games gymnastics competitionfinished up today at the Botetourt Gymnastics Academy.
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The meet had sixty eight gymnasts from around the state competing on the bars, beam, vault, and floor. Awards were given in each event and in an overall category. This competition is something special and different for these young gymnasts.
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Fencingh is one of the many sports fans are getting a chance to see during the 13th annual Commonwealth Games. Intern eporter Megan Donald takes a stab at explaining this event.
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((Most sports involve balls, pucks, and nets, but this sport is all about swords. Fencing is a very mental sport that involves extreme focus and concentration. ((Diane Ferguson)) Fencing is not only difficult mentally, but is alot more demanding physically than most would think. Workouts for these atheletes include biking, dancing, aerobics, and yoga. For one man training for fencing was his way to rehab from very serious surgery. ((Edward Sady)) ((Megan))))