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Coming up on News 7-
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Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at a local bakery.
Construction will soon begin on Virginia Tech's new alumni building and conference center.
And some local K-9's are out to prove they are the top Dog.
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Plus Two Wahoo's are off to the NFL but one Hokie is still waiting for the call.
News 7 is next.

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One man is dead after falling into a silo at a bakery in Roanoke.
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Good evening, I'm Joy Sutton, in for Teresa Hamilton.

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Fire officials say they are treating the incident as an industrial accident.
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It happened around 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Bakery on Blue Hills Drive. Fire officials say they received a call to rescue a 43 year old man who had fallen into a silo. Rescue crews recovered the body of the man around 4:20 this afternoon. The worker's name is not being released pending notification of the family. The cause of the incident is still under investigation, and OSHA officials are also looking into the incident.
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State and local authorities are investigating a hunting accident in central Highland County that claimed the life a 65-year-old Colorado man. Police say Frank Johnson was turkey hunting with a group of people yesterday morning when the accident occurred. He was killed by a single gunshot wound. The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is investigating the incident, along with Highland County sheriff's officials and state police. Police say Johnson has family in the Highland County area, and that no charges have been filed.

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An accident on Interstate 81 this evening sent several people to the hospital.
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Police say this S-U-V was traveling southbound when it went off of the left side of the road near mile marker 121, and flipped over, coming to rest about 100 yards down the road. Police say there were 6 occupants in the car. One person was flown by helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, while other occupants were transported to Lewis Gale Medical Center, and the Montgomery County Regional Hospital. There is no word on their names or conditions, or on whether charges will be filed.
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[Tech-Groundbreaking]


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It was a day seven years in the making. Virginia Tech alumni and officials broke ground on a 46 million dollar alumni hotel and conference center today. The building will be named for two alumni who say they're thankful for their Virginia Tech experiences. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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((((Nats of ground breaking)) It was a special day for Bill and Peggy Skelton and Bill Holtzman. The new conferernce center will be named for the Skeltons and the Alumni Center will bare the Holtzman name. The Skeltons both grew up on farms and say they've been impressed with Virginia Tech's programs since they were very young.
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((PEGGY SKELTON/VIRGINIA TECH HONORARY ALUMNUS: IT STARTED WHEN I WAS A CHILD LIVING ON A FARM IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EXTENSION SERVICE MEANT A LOT TO MY FAMILY AND SO THEREFORE I WAS INTRODUCED TO VIRGINIA TECH AND I SAW ALL THE GOOD THINGS THEY DID.))
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Bill Skelton says good things are what the new alumni center are going to do for the university.
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((BILL SKELTON/VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNUS: THIS IS GOING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE UNIVERSITY TO EXTEND ITS RESOURCES OUT INTO THE STATE AND PEOPLE CAN COME HERE FOR SEMINARS, CONFERENCES.))
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They can also come for the night and stay in one of the 150 hotel rooms that will be connected to the center.
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((BILL HOLTZMAN: I GRADUATED FROM VIRGINIA TECH)) Bill Holtzman says he never dreamed he'd have a building named after him, but likes to think of it as a tribute to people like him.
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((BILL HOLTZMAN/VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNUS: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, IT'S NOT JUST THE BRILLIANT GUYS THAT CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, IT'S THE GUYS WHO ARE JUST AVERAGE WHO WORK HARD. I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AND I CONSIDER MYSELF AN AVERAGE SORT OF GUY.))
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The placement of the new facility on the golf course was a matter of some concern in the planning stages, but officials say there weren't many other choices.
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((LARRY HINKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN: YOU TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND WE'VE REALLY RUN OUT OF SPACE ON THE ACADEMIC CORE AND THE ONLY GREEN SPACE LEFT THAT'S STILL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES, THE PARKING LOT, THE RESIDENCE HALLS, ETCETERA ARE RIGHT HERE ON THIS SIDE OF THE GOLF COURSE.))
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And it's there that the Holtzman Alumni Center and Skelton Conference Center are scheduled to open May of 2005. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

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U-S soldiers in Iraq have reportedly uncovered 14 suspicious barrels in a weapons storage area. Preliminary tests reveal that at least one of the barrels contains nerve gas.
Meanwhile, some Iraqi's say the U-S troops in the country are doing more harm than good.
Chris Lawrence has details.
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((Iraqis are using their newfound freedom to point the finger at American troops. And after a deadly explosion crowds are telling U-S soldiers to get out of their country with even more conviction. The blast ripped through the air at a munitions store. And then the explosions one after another as rockets flew into nearby homes, killing at least six and wounding many others. Neighbors say the ammo should have already been removed. Super: Col. John Peabody/US Army Sot: We have been working very hard to try and move the ordinance, but as you may know the country is just one big ammunition dump Its not clear how it happened. Residents say the Americans detonated cars filled with confiscated weapons at the site.
U-S officers say snipers shot flares into the ammo pile triggering explosions and tempers.
(Chris Lawrence/Baghdad)

As Iraqis demanded the departure of American troops, the man in charge of reconstruction went on the radio to bolster confidence. Super: Jay Garner/Dir. of Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Aid Sot: Ill be here for a short time just to help get things going.but this is your country. With about 60 percent of the power and water supplies restored, Garner promised to return full utilities and security to everyone. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is on his way to the Persian Gulf on a good will mission to thank troops and allies - and bring a message to the people of Iraq. Sot: We intend to stay there and work with the international community to assist them in transitioning from where they were to where theyre going But many Iraqis may not want American help to get there. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad.))
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Still ahead on the newscast, the flap over Georgia's state flag may be coming to an end.
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and the Virginia State Police adds a new weapon to its arsenal, that will add a LOT of firepower. We'll have that story in just a few minutes.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Crowell and McMullen can now call themselves pros. Carson is the NFL draft's top cat, and Bryson is now spinning a web in Richmond. These young ballers are showing off in the Valley, and Matt Kenseth does some California dreamin'. All that and more coming up in sports.))

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It was a tough challenge for man and man's best friend today.
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More than 50 K-9 teams from as far away as Canada competed in the Police K-9 Iron Dog Challenge. The 3 and- a- half mile course along West River Road pitted teams against nature as they slid down hills and stomped through water. There was also a tactical pistol shoot. Handlers fired their guns while dogs had to remain still. The competition allowed handlers to learn their dog's capabilities along with other skills.
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((KEITH SIDWELL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE LT: IT GIVES THIS VERY DIVERSE GROUP AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO SHARE AND NETWORK AND LEARN EACH OTHERS CAPABILITIES, WHAT OTHER UNITS ARE DOING DIFFERENTLY.))
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The Roanoke City Police Department has five K-9 units.
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[VA-Troopers]


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Some Virginia State Troopers are training with new weapons at Fort Pickett.
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The new addition is the Colt M-4 lightweight semi-automatic rifle, similar to the military's M-16.
The M-4 has two clips that each hold 20 rounds, it's firepower far exceeds the pistol carried by troopers.
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((1ST SGT. PAUL KVASNICKA -THE FIREPOWER OF SOME OF THESE FOLKS, WE ARE DOING DISSERVICE IF WE DON'T PROVIDE THE BEST TOOL TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AND CITIZENS))
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The troopers previously carried a pistol and a shot gun.
15-hundred troopers will be experts with the rifle by September.
The money to purchase the guns and train the officers came from the federal government as a part of homeland security efforts.
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[GA-Flag]


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The confederate battle emblem will no longer be a part of Georgia's state flag.
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That comes after the Georgia state House approved a new flag by a vote of 91 - 86, with the speaker of the house casting the deciding vote.
The senate approved it a short time later.
The referendum removed ANY possibility of reviving the Saint Andrew's cross on the state flag, however, another version of a confederate national flag is used on the new one.
Next March, Georgia voters will choose between the flag approved last night... and the current flag approved two years ago that has a smaller battle emblem on it.
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[Pine-Cove-Cabin]


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As spring continues its fireworks, many people want to get away, and get closer to nature. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to a rustic Pulaski County setting.
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((I USUALLY HAVE SOME BROWNIES OR COOKIES SITTING OUT FOR SNACK WHEN THEY COME IN.)) [RUNS:05]
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From the second you step through the door of the Pine Cove Cabin, you know you're welcome. A glance inside the kitchen cupboards tells you your arrival has been anticipated for some time.
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[IN Q=I need to refill the cereal...]

((I NEED TO REFILL THE CEREAL BUT I KEEP CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST AND I KEEP KETCHUP AND MAYO CAUSE WHEN YOU GO TO STAY AT A PLACE YOU WIND UP SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY ON KETCHUP AND MAYO AND IT DOESN'T COST MUCH TO PUT IT IN THERE AND IT LASTS A LONG TIME.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=it lasts a long time.]

The two story cabin dates back to 1888. In the 1970's it was restored for use as a guest house. Three years ago Linda Sprouse opened it to travelers, whose needs she constantly moniters.
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[IN Q=In the beginning I wanted to make it a place...]

((IN THE BEGINNING I WANTED TO MAKE IT A PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM ALL MODERN THINGS SO I HAVE A OF OF THINGS TO READ BUT MOST PEOPLE JUST CAN'T STAND BEING AWAY FROM A TELEVISION.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=being away from a television.]

So, there are two, each with a VCR and dozens of movies to make up for the lack of reception. A queen bed upstairs and a twin downstairs makes the set up ideal for a single child family. Also on each floor, a fireplace, one gas powered, one natural. Linda provides the wood... and the solitude.
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[IN Q=You're alone. So many other b&bs...]

((YOU'RE ALONE. SO MANY OTHER B&B SYOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NOISE. YOU MAY MISS THE CAMERADERIE OF SITTING AROUND THE TABLE BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU'RE WNATING TO GET AWAY, THIS CAN DO IT.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=wanting to get away this can do it.]

Most of all Sprouse says her job is making you comfortable so you can make yourself at home. Shannon Young, News 7, Pulaski County.))
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[WEBADDRESS FS - 4472ESSC] For more information about Pine Cove Cabin log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
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Still to come on the newscast, the first American to climb Mount Everest is heading back to the site of his historic climb.
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and they say it takes a lot of physical AND mental strength to compete in yoga flying. We'll try to explain this competition
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[Dogwood-Festiva]


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A bit of rain didn't dampen spirits at the 47th annual Vinton dogwood festival.
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People still came out to here the bands and to check out the various vendors.
Vinton's Mayor says the festival has expanded a lot over the past 47 years.
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((THE FESTIVAL WAS ORIGINALLY STARTED TO BUY BAND UNIFORMS FOR THE PEOPLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE YEARS IT'S EVOLVED INTO AN EVENT THAT INCLUDES A PARADE AND A CAR SHOW JUST A MAJOR FESTIVAL HERE IN THE TOWN OF VINTON))
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One of the main attractions at the dogwood festival is the car show. The festivities wrap up tonight after three days of performances and activities.
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[Everest]


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Ten years after Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Jim Whittaker made history as the first American. To commemorate his historic climb, the 74-year old man is returning to Nepal, to greet the world's tallest mountain once again. Lilian Kim has the story.
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((IT WAS 1963 WHEN THE FIRST AMERICAN REACHED THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST. NOW, FORTY YEARS LATER, JIM WHITTAKER IS GOING BACK.
sot-Going back because it's there, no. We're going back because I want to see what it's like, I want to introduce my c

hildren to the mountain. THIS TIME, THOUGH, WHITTAKER, ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND TWO SONS, WILL HIKE NO HIGHER THAN BASE CAMP AT 17-THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED FEET. THE SUMMIT -- AT 29-THOUSAND, THIRTY-FIVE FEET -- IS SIMPLY OUT OF THE QUESTION.
sot-No no, me? No, I'm too old. God, I'm too old to go to the summit, I'm 74, and I've been there, and done that, so

I don't have to. THE WHITTAKERS HAVE PACKED ENOUGH GEAR FOR 25 DAYS. NAWANG GOMBU, THE SHERPA WHO ACCOMPANIED WHITTAKER TO THE SUMMIT IN 1963, WILL ALSO BE HEADING TO EVEREST FOR THE ANNIVERSARY.
THE TRIP WILL CULMINATE WITH A SIMPLE TRIBUTE.

sot-At base camp we'll go up there, we'll hike in, and I'll pour some rum into a glass of coke and I'll chip a little i

ce off the icefall and I'll drink a toast to ?, the goddess mother of the world, and I'll say hello good friend, it's good to see you. And I'll have a drink and we'll turn around and we'll go back.
FOR JIM WHITTAKER, IT WILL BE A FAREWELL TO A PLACE WHERE FOR ONE DAY, HE STOOD ON TOP OF THE WORLD.
TAG-IN PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON, LILIAN KIM REPORTING.))

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It's hard to imagine yoga as a sport.
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But there's a form of this ancient practice that has competitors soaring to new heights.
It's called yogic flying and it combines yoga with long jumps, high jumps and hurdles.
More than a dozen yogic flyers took part in a national competition in Iowa.
One competitor says the art requires a lot of mental strength.
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Coming up, two Cavaliers get the call on day one of the NFL Draft, we'll hear from former Cav Bryson Spinner who is now a Spider, plus check in on the ODAC softball tournament, and state AAU basketball, but first in tonight's extra point,
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Blast from the past, Freddie Couples is the third round leader at the Shell Houston Open. Couples birdied five of the last seven holes on Saturday to shoot a 5-under 67, good enough for a one shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia. The 43 year old Couples hasn't won a tournament in five years.
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[S-Locals]


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No Virginia Tech Hokies were selected on Day One of the 68th NFL Draft. Surprisingly, Roanoke native Lee Suggs is still available after the first three rounds. Lee will no doubt anxiously await a call on Sunday.
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Two Virginia Cavaliers were selected tonight. Linebacker Angelo Crowell was picked up with the 94th overall pick in the third round by the Buffalo Bills. Crowell recorded 155 tackles as a senior, including 3 sacks.
One pick later, Crowell's teammate receiver Billy McMullen was tabbed by the Philadelphia Eagles. McMullen caught 68 passes for 868 yards and three TD's this past season.
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The Redskins picked up Florida receiver Taylor Jacobs in the second round and Texas guard Derrick Dockery in the third.

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The first round of the draft saw eleven defensive lineman selected along with four quarterbacks including the top overall selection of the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Palmer becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner to be taken with the top overall pick since Vinnie Testaverde in 1987.
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Receivers went second and third. Charlie Rogers of Michigan State to the Lions and Miami's Andre Johnson to the Texans. The Jets followed up by taking defensive tackle Dwayne Robertson of Kentucky and DB Terrance Newman went to Dallas at number 5.

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As we told you earlier, two former Virginia Cavaliers were picked up in the NFL draft today. Another former Cav is getting a fresh start this season at the University of Richmond.
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Quarterback Bryson Spinner has gone through spring drills with Coach Jim Reid and the Spiders. He is expected to be the starter under center for the opener against Delaware. The Uva transfer is more than a little anxious to get back on the field in a game situation.
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On the track this afternoon, number 13 was a lucky one for Matt Kenseth in the Busch race at the California Speedway.
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Kenseth led 47 laps including the final 32 circuits at the two mile speedway on his way to his 13th career Busch Series win. The Winston Cup Points leader held off a hard charging Michael Waltrip for the victory.
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[S-AAU]


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On the court, the Roanoke Valley is playing host to some of the Commonwealth's young shooting stars this weekend.


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Nine teams are in town for the state 13 and under AAU championship, including a Boo Williams entry from Tidewater, the defending state champs from Charlottesville, and a squad from Dublin coached by former Radford High girls coach Brenda King.
The top four teams advance to the national tournament in Orlando later this summer.
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Gaither is a pretty good judge of talent. This is the 15th anniversary of Gaither taking his Roanoke Hawks team to the 17 and under national championship. Among the players on that squad were Russell Turner, Curtis Blair, and Keith Hamilton.


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The ODAC softball tournament rolled on at Salem's Moyer Sports Complex. Roanoke College hooked up with Emory & Henry this afternoon.
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Coach Alan Bayse and the Maroons knocked off Virginia Wesleyan on Friday night.
Emory and Henry loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth for Brook Barker. Barker belts the ball deep over centerfielder Jessica Worsham's glove. Three runners score and Barker ends up with a double and the Wasps led 3-nothing.

Still in the 4th, Sara Weeks lines one to short. Mary Thomas can't hang on and Barker scores for a 4-zip cushion.
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And Emory & Henry goes on to shutout Roanoke 5 to nothing.
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The top seeded Maroons came back this evening to battle Virginia Wesleyan in an elimination contest. Right now Roanoke and Wesleyan are tied 7-all in the top of the tenth. The winner faces Emory and Henry Sunday at 1 for the title.

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In the NBA Playoffs, both the Bucks and the Hornets picked up big Eastern Conference wins.
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In Milwaukee, Toni Kukoc came off the bench to score 23 points including 2 big three pointers late to help the Bucks hold off New Jersey 119-114 in overtime. The series is now tied at 2 games apiece.
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In the Big Easy, Baron Davis made it look easy by scoring 28 points leading the Hornets to a 99-85 win over Philly.
The Sixers still lead the series 2-1.
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And finally tonight, we'd like you to meet the newest member of the News 7 family.
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Teresa Hamilton and her husband Shannon are celebrating the birth of their son, Derrick Austin. He was born yesterday morning, and weighed in at seven pounds, 12 ounces.
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Mother, baby and father are all doing great. (+++++++) Teresa says she will return to the anchor desk on the weekends sometime this summer.