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Coming up on News 7,

Prayers are lifted as the countdown begins to this year's Southwest Virginia Festival.
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[VO-NAT]

A local community remembers a Troutville Marine killed in Iraq. And delivering God's message reaches a higher level.
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, NBA playoff highlights, and the NFL draft is complete. We'll hear from Roanoker Lee Suggs


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who was selected this afternoon in the fourth round.
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[WX-Head]
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Sunday lived up to its name with abundant sunshine and warm conditions across the region. The pleasant weather contiues through the first half of the work week. I'll have the details coming up in the forecast.
[anchor=Myranda]

News 7 at 6 is next. [Video-Open]
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((I'VE LIVED IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY FOR A LONG TIME AND THIS IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS I'VE SEEN HERE.))
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[OUT Q=things I've seen here]
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Final prayers are lifted for a major event coming up in the Christian community.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens, in for Teresa Hamilton.


[Festival-Preview]


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Less than a week is left before the Southwest Virginia Festival with Franklin Graham gets started in Salem Stadium. As Jennifer Wishon reports it's an event that's been years in the making.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Barnett/Festival Coordinator; :21]
[SUPER=01-David Scoggins/Festival Security Coordinator; :42]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Mary Ellen Robinson/Festival Choir Coordinator; 1:06]
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[SUPER=01-Louis Strickler/Northview Methodist Pastor; 1:34]
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((((NATS OF SINGING 04:19:08)) Hundreds gathered at Salem Stadium Sunday afternoon to pray for a festival that is widely anticipated throughout the region. Preparations for the festival with Franklin Graham began three years ago when local business and church leaders got together to pray for the event. After that the plans took off.
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[IN Q=There have been]

((SHERMAN BARNETT/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS EVENTS, COMMITTEE MEETINGS, DETAILS, CHECKLISTS, CHECKLISTS THAT CHECK CHECKLISTS AND SO ON IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE EVENT.))
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[OUT Q=for the event]

In a few days Salem Stadium will be transformed into a house of worship complete with hundreds of volunteers. 600 of those will be dedicated to security.
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[IN Q=We train them]

((DAVID SCOGGINS/FESTIVAL COORDINATOR: WE TRAIN THEM HOW TO REACT, WHAT TO REACT TO. THINGS THAT THEY NEEDED TO KNOW IN PREPARATION FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HERE.))
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[IN Q=One objective of]

((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: ONE OBJECTIVE OF THE FESTIVAL IS TO HELP BRING THE COMMUNITY CLOSER TOGETHER AND SO FAR IT HAS. 500 CHURCHES ARE REPRESENTING MORE THAN 50 DENOMINATIONS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT.))
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((Music up)) One place that cooperation is evident is in the choir that has formed.
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[IN Q=There will be]

((MARY ELLEN ROBINSON/CHOIR COORDINATOR: THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE. THEY'RE COMING FROM ALL OVER THE AREA. WE'VE HAD PEOPLE FROM AS FAR AWAY AS ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA AND A NUMBER OF THEM THAT HAVE COME FROM CLIFTON FORGE, LEXINGTON SO IT'S NOT JUST HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IT'S ALL OVER VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=all over Virginia]

((Nats of church music)) People have also been preparing in their churches. Sunday morning the congregation of Northview United Methodist Church took up one last collection for the festival. They've also gone high tech to help do their part.
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[IN Q=We have had]

((LOUIS STRICKLER/NORTHVEIW METHODIST PASTOR: WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRAYER OVER THE INTERNET AND GETTING ON A MAILING LIST SO THAT PRAYER NEEDS ARE COMMUNICATED FROM THE FRANKLIN GRAHAM OFFICE TO INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY OVER THE INTERNET FOR SPECIFIC REQUESTS FOR EACH DAY LEADING UP TO THE STADIUM EVENT.))
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((Nats of Prayer service)) For organizers the festival is harvest time and say they hope to reap what they've sown. They will find out when the event kicks off on Friday. Jennifer Wishon, News 7.))

[Lalush]


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A Marine from Troutville killed in Iraq was remembered today by friends and family.
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[TAKE LALUSH FS #4334]

23 year old Michael Vernon Lalush (LAH-lush) was killed on March 30th when the Huey helicopter he was riding in crashed in Southern Iraq.
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Today dozens of people gathered at the V-F-W post in Daleville to reflect and celebrate his life. Lalush moved to the Troutville area in 19-94 and graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 19-97. He then spent six years as a helicopter mechanic, leaving for Kuwait in February. He was buried earlier this month at Arlington National Cemetery.
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[Homestead-Spending]


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While 18-hundred state workers were being laid off last November, a new report shows the state government was spending lavishly. The report says conventioneers at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Counties spent more than 300-thousand dollars of taxpayers' money at The Homestead. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports taxpayers paid for at least 20 spouses of supervisors to stay at the resort. They also footed the bill for luxury suites, golf-tournament fees, and rental cars. A few weeks before the convention, Governor Mark Warner announced the layoffs of the 18-hundred state workers and cuts in funding of colleges, local museums, constitutional offices and services for the mentally ill.
(EDITOR'S CORRECTION: THE SPENDING WAS NOT DONE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT, BUT BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TAKING PART IN THE C

ONVENTION.)

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A Rocky Mount family was scammed out of a hefty amount of money and say they hope it doesn't happen to anyone else.
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The Tosh family owns this Amoco service station on Main Street in Rocky Mount. They say they were scammed out of almost 27- thousand dollars by a man named Frank Smith. Franklin County detectives say Smith bought tires from the Tosh's on credit, and then sold them off the street. The Tosh's say they ran a successful credit check on Smith, but later found out he had more than one Social Security number.
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((KRISTA TOSH; IN AN AREA WHERE THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IS NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL, WITH THE FACTORIES CLOSING, IT MAKES US BE EVEN TIGHTER ON CREDIT. AND IT HURTS THE ACTUAL LEGITIMATE COMPANIES TRYING TO OBTAIN CREDIT.))
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[OUT Q=trying to obtain credit.]
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Smith was recently arrested while trying to buy on credit at another business and is currently out on 10- thousand dollars bond.
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[Rural-Recycling]


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Studies show the number of people who recycle in the state depends on where they live. While recycling is on an upswing in general, recycling rates in rural areas usually fall below those of urban communities. Officials say rural communities struggle largely because they lack infrastructure, finances and manpower to make recycling easy on households.
Residents in most rural communities don't have the convenience of curbside collection, which means they must lug recyclable materials to drop-off sites.

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Still to come on the newscast, we'll take a look back at what made health news in the past week,
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and kids who've lost a loved one can have a hard time adjusting to the changes, but a special camp looks to fill the void.
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[Health-Review]


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A new school will soon open for children with autism.
And we take a look behind the scenes of a lab at a local hospital. Joy Sutton has more in this week's health review.
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[SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson Sheperd/American Lung Association; 1:23]
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Visit the lab at Carilion Roanoke Memorial and you can see anything from the examination of a patients kidney to a urine test that could help determine if a patient has diabetes.
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[IN Q=It's kind of sometimes like we're investigators]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE WE'RE INVESTIGATORS. AND WE JUST GET THE PATIENTS NAME AND A NUMBER AND OUR JOB AS CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST IS TO FIND OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PATIENT)) [RUNS11]
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Clinical laboratory scientist Jeannie Prillaman says not enough people understand the importance of the lab and how significant of a role it plays in the patients treatment.
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((WITHOUT US I DON'T THINK THE DOCTOR WOULD BE ABLE TO GET AN ADEQUATE DIAGNOSIS ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE PATIENT))

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In other medical news,
For months, the Blue Ridge Autism Center has offered a variety of services for children with autism including this play skills group.
The group is designed teach children with the disorder how to play by modeling the behavior of kids who don't have autism.
But starting this fall the center will also have its own school for children ages 2 through 12.
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[IN Q=Our goal is to take these kids]

((OUR GOAL IS TO TAKE THESE KIDS AND GIVE THEM THAT INTENSIVE INTERVENTION SO THAT THEY CAN ONE DAY GO BACK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND TO REGULAR CLASSROOMS AND LEARN WITH MINIMAL ASSISTANCE)) [RUN11]
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And finally in health news ,
The American Lung Association has teamed up with several other organizations to encourage people to participate in clean commute day on May 2nd.
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[IN Q=Unfortunately cars do play a big role in air]

((UNFORTUNATELY CARS DO PLAY A BIG ROLE IN AIR POLLUTION EMISSION. ABOUT HALF OF ALL AIR POLLUTION IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY COME FROM MOBILE SOURCES, SUCH AS CARS, BUSES, TRUCKS, AND SO FORTH )) [RUNS16]
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On clean commute day people are encouraged to walk, take the bus, or ride share to work.
Anyone who pledges to take part in the day will receive a free ticket to the Salem Avalanche Game.
Organizers will be taking pledges April 29 and 30th from 11 until 2pm at Valley View and Tanglewood Malls and at Valley Metro.
That's health review I'm Joy Sutton.))


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A special camp wrapped up in Bedford County today.
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43 campers attended Camp Treehouse, which was held at the Virginia Jaycee facility. It was a weekend of games and creative activities for children who have lost a loved one.
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[IN Q=Some of our families]

((DEBBY QUICK-CONNER/CAMP TREEHOUSE COORDINATOR: SOME OF OUR FAMILIES HAVE HAD MULTIPLE LOSSES, THEY'VE HAD PRIMARY CARE GIVER LOSSES, SIBLINGS, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, SO FORTH AND BASICALLY THE WHOLE WEEKEND IS ABOUT EXPERIENCING THAT, BUT EXPERIENCING IT WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SIMILAR LOSSES.))
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[OUT Q=had smiliar losses]
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David Spoon lost his son in an automobile accident two years ago. He and his family attended the camp last year and enjoyed it so much they came back again.
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[IN Q=We come here]

((DAVID SPOON/CAMP TREEHOUSE CAMPER: WE COME HERE TO BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SIMILAR THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS, PART OF THE GRIEVING PROCESS. WE LEARN SOMETHING EVERYTIME WE COME.))
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[OUT Q=everytime we come]
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Camp treehouse was organized by Carilion Hospice Services.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll meet a seven year old boy who is showing a remarkable talent for music.
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and a local preacher takes the gospel to another level, and gets a little closer to the heavens.
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He's seen success on the stage, and is turning heads with his ability. A Roanoke County boy is making a name for himself on the piano.
Richard Lesko has more.
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(( He may still be learning, and his hands are too small to reach an octave just yet, but Luke Williams is turning heads with his piano playing prowess.
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((NAT SOUND OF IMPRESSIVE OPENING))
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Trying to master anything from Bach to Chopin, Williams is playing at a level much higher than many other seven year olds. Add to that, he has only been playing for about a year, and taking formal lessons for about 8 months.
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[INQ=It was pretty hard...]

((LUKE WILLIAMS; IT WAS PRETTY HARD BECAUSE BACK THEN I WAS MAKING A LOT OF MISTAKES BECAUSE I WAS PLAYING BY EAR, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO PLAY BECAUSE I HAD NEVER PRACTICED BEFORE, AND THEN I WANTED TO TAKE LESSONS SO I COULD ACTUALLY PLAY.))
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Luke's father, Mark Williams says so far he hasn't had to encourage his son's enthusiasm.
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[INQ=Thus far we haven't had...]

((MARK WILLIAMS/LUKE'S FATHER; THUS FAR WE HAVEN'T HAD TO GET TOO STRICT OR RIGID WITH IT BECAUSE HE GETS A LOT OF ENJOYMENT OUT OF IT ON HIS OWN. AND WE DON'T EVER WANT TO BE THE KIND OF PARENTS TO BE TRULY FORCING THIS ON HIM.))
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Recently, Luke won a competition in Danville for musicians aged 7-to-9. He says that's just a start, and plans on entering more competitions, and continuing his studies.
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[INQ=I don't know how...]

((LUKE WILLIAMS; I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY THE PIANO ALL THE WAY, GOOD. AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO READ MUSIC, SO I WANT TO GO ON, TRY TO LEARN BETTER THINGS, SO I KNOW HOW TO DO EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE CAN LEARN ON THE PIANO.))
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He may have lofty goals, but with a good head start, we'll have to wait and see if he hits all the right notes. Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke County.))


[Rev-Roof]


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Sunday service reached new heights at one church in Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-McCoy;]

No, you're not seeing things. That is the pastor of Sunnyside Pentacostal Holiness giving today's sermon on the roof of the church. Reverend Les Shelton told his parishioners if they got at least 125-people to attend church Easter Sunday, he would preach from the roof. They did, and Shelton says being a man of his word, he had no other choice but to follow through with the deal.
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[IN Q=AND I KNOW]

((REVEREND LES SHELTON: AND I KNOW THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE ODD TO SOME PEOPLE, BUT TO ME I DON'T CONSIDER IT ODD. I SAY SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOP TELL IT WHEREVER YOU CAN AND WHEN YOU CAN. 51))
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Shelton says he was NOT nervous up on the roof, but he will return to the pulpit NEXT Sunday.
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On the way, Lee Suggs talks about heading to Cleveland, an update on the AutoClub 500 from California, and
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the Celtics pierce the Pacers this afternoon taking a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Playoffs.
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After a day of waiting by the phone, Roanoke's Lee Suggs finally got the call in the NFL Draft on this Sunday. Suggs was picked up by the Cleveland Browns with the 115th overall pick in the fourth round.
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((Ever since his sandlot days Lee Suggs has dreamed of playing in the NFL. Nevermind the fact that he wasn't picked sooner in the draft. He's just thankful for the opportunity to prove himself in making a professional roster.
Lee:
The six foot, 203 pound Suggs rushed for over 2700 yards and 53 touchdowns in his collegiate career--a career that also included a torn ACL in the 2001 opener. Nearly two years later, Suggs says he's good to go.
Lee:
Lee will be surrounded by plenty of familiar faces in Cleveland. He can't wait to be reunited with former Hokie teammates Andre Davis, Ben Taylor, and Chad Beasley.
Lee:))



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Just one other Hokie was selected on this second day of the draft, linebacker Willie Pile.
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Pile was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 252nd overall selection in the seventh round. Pile finished his career with 267 tackles including 160 solo. He started 36 straight games as a Hokie. The 6-2, 206 pounder also tallied 14 interceptions during his three years as a starter. Willie Pile is headed to KC to join Dick Vermeil and the Chiefs.
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[S-Race]


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To the track, where the Winston Cup circuit has gone Hollywood. The AutoClub 500 at the California Speedway is in the closing stages. Pole sitter Steve Park wrecked in a first lap mishap with Ryan Newman. Tony Stewart had the dominant car early in the race, but broke a motor midway thru. Right now Jamie McMurray leads with about 15 laps to go. We'll have some highlights and here from the winner tonight at eleven.

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The NBA post season rolled on this afternoon and the Boston Celtics moved one step closer to eliminating Indiana in the opening round.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN2; :00]


The leprechauns got 21 points from Paul Pierce and that was just in the third quarter. Pierce poured in 37 for the game on ten of 21 shooting.
The Celts erased a 12 point halftime deficit. Tony Delk contributed to the cause by scoring 21 points,
[SUPER=32-Indiana/92/Boston/102/;]

including this late three. Boston won it 102 to 92 and now lead the series 3-1. Game Five is Tuesday in Indiana.
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The T-Wolves and Lakers also locked horns in Game four. The defending champs evened the series at 2 games apiece
by beating Minnesota 102 to 97.


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To the links where Fred Couples is a PGA Tour winner after a five year drought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Shell Houston Open; :00]


Couples shot his second straight 5-under round of 67 to win the Shell Houston Open. The former Houston Cougar finished at 21-under par for the tournament claiming a four shot win.
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We finish up on the diamond where the Phillies Kevin Millwood has thrown the first no-hitter of the season.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Fox Sports Net; :00]


Millwood, acquired by Philly from Atlanta during the offseason struck out ten and walked three to record just the ninth no-hitter in team history.
His gem came on the first anniversary of the last no-hitter thrown in the majors by Boston's Derek Lowe against T(------------) ampa Bay.