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Coming up on News 7-
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A drug deal gone bad ended in the death of one man.
Today the story on the witness stand brings the victims family to tears.
Why some popular magazines are getting the boot from some Wal Mart stores.
and when cat's meow, Californians listen. A new law that saves a paw.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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No break for folks in the Midwest.
More tornadoes are touching down tonight, even as residents try to clean up from this weekend's deadly tornadoes

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[Tornadoes]


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Not Again.
That's what many are saying in Kansas and Missouri as severe storms move through again.
There are several reports of tornadoes touching down.
So far there is some minor damage but no injuries.
All this while residents of one shattered town in Missouri continue to recover from this weekend's killer tornados.
Stacy Case reports.
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[SUPER=03-Pierce City, MO]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Young/Resident]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Aust/Resident]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Aust/Resident]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Oswald/Resident]
[SUPER=03-Jackson Co., TN]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Cole/Resident]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, PIERCE CITY, MISSOURI]

(("THEY'RE PICKING UP THE PIECES." THAT'S A PHRASE OFTEN USED AFTER A TORNADO STRIKES A COMMUNITY HARD. BUT HERE IN PIERCE CITY, THERE'S NOT MUCH LEFT TO SAVE -- AND MANY FOLKS MAY NEVER RECOVER.
(SOT: SHIRLEY YOUNG/RESIDENT)

"It's heart-breaking. I got married in 59 and we lived most of that time here in town. STANDING ON THEIR FLATTENED HOMES, RESIDENTS WENT ON A PAINFUL SCAVENGER HUNT ... IN SEARCH OF CHERISHED BELONGINGS.
(SOT: DEBBIE AUST/RESIDENT)

"Yah the picture made it the glass didn't. This is my oldest grandson...his first Christmas." SONS AND DAUGHTERS ... DOING WHAT THEIR DISTRAUGHT PARENTS COULD NOT.
(SOT: ANTHONY AUST/RESIDENT)

"We're just gonna clean up what we can, then after that, they're just going to demo the whole thing."
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ALSO DEVASTATED -- THE TOWN'S HISTORIC MAIN STREET. NEARLY EVERY SINGLE BUILDING WILL HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN -- A CRUSHING BLOW TO LONGTIME STORE OWNERS.
(SOT: TRACY OSWALD/RESIDENT)

"Some of these people had no insurance at all, so I dunno ... it's no good ... not good."
(Locator - Jackson County, TN)

ALONG WITH MISSOURI, DEADLY TORNADOES WHIPPED THROUGH PARTS OF KANSAS AND TENNESSEE. THIS TENNESSEE RESIDENT MANAGED TO DUCK IN A HALLWAY BEFORE THE DEADLY STORM HIT.
(SOT: DENNIS COLE/RESIDENT)

"That's the only place I could go because we don't have a basement or anything like that." STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS GOT A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT THE DAMAGE -- AND ADMITTED THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY IS PUT INTO THESE TOWNS ... THEY MAY NEVER BE WHOLE AGAIN.
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The death toll from weekend storms stands at about 40 across three states -- at least 18 of them here in Missouri. One victim was a two-year old boy found tuesday ..... STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, PIERCE CITY, MISSOURI))

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One local volunteer headed to the midwest this morning, and other disaster relief workers from western Virginia will likely follow.
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The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is prepared to send the emergency response vehicle stationed here. The mobile feeding unit can serve thousands of meals every day.
Several more disaster relief workers are also on standby, waiting for the call to join the tornado relief effort.
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[IN Q=The volunteer who went out]

((AMY WHITTAKER/RED CROSS SPOKESPERSON: THE VOLUNTEER WHO WENT OUT THIS MORNING IS WORKING IN FAMILY SERVICES, AND WHAT SHE'LL BE CHARGED WITH IS BASICALLY SITTING DOWN WITH EACH FAMILY WHO COMES IN AND WHAT THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS ARE. YOU CAN IMAGINE THERE IS A LOT OF DEVASTATION AMONG THESE FAMILIES, MANY HAVE LOST EVERYTHING THEY OWN.))
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[OUT Q=many have lost everything they own.]
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The local Red Cross chapter has about 50 disaster relief workers, and officials say it's likely that more will soon head to the midwest to help communities recovering from tornado damage.
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[Gretna-Water]


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Some folks in our area are thanking Mother Nature.
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Just last summer, the town of Gretna was dangerously close to running out of water.. its reservoir had nearly dried up.
But today, thanks to lots of precipitation and some long-range planning, the reservoir is full again.
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[SOT 4:56:48]
[IN Q=180 degrees.]

((DAVID LILLY/TOWN MANAGER: 180 DEGREES. IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT NOW. OUR SPRINGS ARE BACK, THE RESERVOIR IS BACK. OF COURSE WE DREDGED IT OUT, WE GOT SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FIVE THOUSAND CUBIC YARDS OF SILT OUT OF IT. SO WE GAINED SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TWO TO THREE MILLION GALLONS OF WATER WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE.))
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[OUT Q=all is said and done.]
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Lilly says the town and Pittsylvania County are also going to build a nine-mile pipeline from the Pig River to the reservoir.
Most of that 2-million dollar cost will be paid for with state tobacco money.
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[Shuttle-Investigation]


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The independent board probing the ``Columbia'' shuttle accident says damaged thermal tiles caused the spacecraft to break apart.
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[Vo-Nat 26]
That breach in the left wing allowed super-hot gases to get inside and start melting wing components.
Board members suspect the wing was damaged when it was hit by a chunk of insulating foam -- but they can not prove it yet.
The foam broke off the shuttle's external fuel tank 82 seconds after liftoff.
The board chairman says with a working scenario now in place, the panel will be able to make broad safety recommendations this summer.
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((HAL GEHMAN/COLUMBIA INVESTIGATION BOARD; IT REALLY HELPS US TO FOCUS THE TESTING IT ENABLES US TO MUCH MORE DIRECTLY NARROW THE ANALYSIS.))
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[Vo-nat 04 plus pad]
Seven astronauts died when the shuttle disintegrated February first.
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[Hart]


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No Hart in the next Presidential Race- Gary Hart that is.
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The 66 year old Democrat ran two times in the 1980's and it was rumored he would be a contender next year.
But Gary Hart says he won't.
He says he doesn't have the enthusiasm for the tedium involved.
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[SUPER=03-Miami Lakes, FL]


Meanwhile U-S Senator Bob Graham says he's in the race for President.
He launched his bid today promising to win Florida and then the White House.
Graham is a former two time Florida Governor who says he's running for President to bring back the economy.
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[Powhatan]


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One woman's discovery of a few simple pottery shards could actually be a big historical find.
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When Lynn and Bob Ripley bought the 300-acre farm in Tidewater, they didn't believe speculation that it had been the site of a famous Indian village.
But Lynn soon began finding artifacts while taking walks around the property.
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((LYNN RIPLEY/FARM OWNER; IT WASN'T UNTIL THE ARCHEOLOGISTS COME OUT AND LOOKD AT THEM AND GOT SO EXCITED THAT I REALIZED THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL.))
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Scientists believe the farm is the location of the village of Powhatan, the powerful Indian chief and father of Pocahontas.
Some 15-thousand Native Americans lived in the village in the 1600's.
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((THIS WAS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN IN A LOT OF SENSES.)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=a lot of senses.]
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This summer, researchers from the College of William & Mary and the historic resources department will look for evidence of homes on the property and find out more about the history there.
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U-S Treasury agents are tracking down millions in stolen money in Iraq.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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And folks at the Mill Mountain Zoo are howling with delight over its newest resident.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office polishing up the diamond with some Hillcats highlights and some basepath noise from Radford. Steve has to Park it after DEI fires him late this afternoon. Martinsville gets a fall race sponsor, and we'll hit the high school soccer beat and get our kicks in the Bule Ridge. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Iraq]


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As Iraq struggles to get back on it's feet, some news today will come as no surprise.
It seems like Saddam Hussein's family at least tried to take the money and run.
Chris Lawrence reports from Baghdad.
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[SUPER=201-Jakob Kellenberger/President of the ICRC; 1:05 ]
[SUPER=201-Chris Lawrence/CBS News; 1:15]
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((Before the first bombs fell on Baghdad, Saddam Hussein set up an insurance policy ...worth up to one billion dollars. On a midnight mission ...Hussein ordered his son Qusay to load up the money from Iraq's Central Bank. The cash was packed into three trucks and hauled away ...possibly to Syria.
(Nat: Cash Found)

Now U.S. Treasury agents rebuilding Iraq's banking system say some it may have been recovered. Last month U.S. soldiers found $650 million stashed in one of Saddam's palaces. It may be linked to the stolen money...and cash isn't the only Iraqi treasure drawing attention.
(Nat Pop: U.S. Officer Pineiro)

"It dates back to 5000 BC so it's a 7,000 year-old representation." The FBI and Interpol are teaming up to track down ancient artifacts pillaged by looters after the war. And officials say organized crime may be behind some of the thefts.
(Nat: ICRC Relief Convoy)

Crime is still a big problem here. And the International Red Cross is urging the coalition to secure hospitals, schools and businesses.
SOT: Jakob Kellenberger/President of the ICRC

"Among the main duties of the occupying powers is really to uphold public law and order."
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/BAGHDAD)

"Following international law, the U-S freed more than a hundred Iraqi POWs Tuesday. They were given a packed lunch, a few cigarettes and a bus ride home. And officers say the detention camp at Um Qasr will be empty by next week. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Baghdad."))

[Roanoke-Fire]


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Roanoke Police are investigating a suspicious fire.
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They want to know who set fire to this home on Highland Avenue and why. Firefighter responded just before noon and quickly got the fire under control. The fire started in the basement and caused only minimal damage. Three people were in the house at the time, no one was injured. Police are investigating the claim that a man was locked in the basement and set the fire as a signal to be let out.
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[Walker]


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An apology from the witness stand today produced tears from the victim's family.
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Kip Lamont Walker started to present his remarks directly to relatives seated two rows behind him, but the judge quietly told him to address his remarks to the bench. Walker described his shock and horror the night Ronald Clark was shot in the face at Towers Mall. It was Christopher Riley who pulled the trigger. Walker just set up the "buy."
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((KIP LAMONT WALKER/DEFENDANT; THE PLAN FOR THAT DAY WAS TO BUY DRUGS. THAT WAS IT. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER. I GUESS I WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE, YOU KNOW. THERE WAS NO INTENTION FOR MR. CLARK TO DIE OR ANY OF THAT.))
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[VOiNAT] The judge tacked on 23 years in prison to 61 years Walker got for robbery and murder in Rockbridge County.
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[Picard]


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A man from Glade Hill is facing new charges in the death of a school bus driver.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April 10]


Police had charged Christopher Picard with the capital murder and robbery of Lori Boyd.
The 37-year-old woman was found in her burning car last September. An autopsy showed she had been strangled.
The Franklin County grand jury yesterday added two more capital murder charges against Picard, along with abduction, arson and robbery.
Picard's attorney says the evidence doesn't support the capital murder charges and he'll move to have them dismissed.
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[Minority-business]


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The state should do more business with companies owned by minorities and women.
That's Governor Mark Warner's view.
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Warner told minority business owners today he would like to see them get a larger piece of the procurement pie.
The government of Virginia purchased four-point-two BILLION dollars worth of goods and services last year.
But only two percent of those contracts went to minority-or-female owned businesses.
Warner says that number needs to change.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAW IN VIRGINIA. BUT THAT'S ALSO A PRIORITY FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION. SO, WE'RE IMPROVING BUT WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO.))
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The governor says one of the hurdles is that not enough minority-run businesses take part in the state's procurement programs.
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[Cuban-Refugees]


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After swimming for 2 miles, three Cuban immigrants are now on U-S soil.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Key Largo, FL]

Three men jumped out of their boat and refused help from the Coast Guard as they held on to life jackets for hours. They finally came ashore on North Key Largo in Florida. In general, Cuban immigrants who make it ashore are allowed to remain in the U-S- but immigrants found at sea are returned to Cuba. A fourth person traveling with the men didn't make it ashore. He got tired and was taken aboard a Florida government boat.
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One town puts some teeth in its new law banning de-clawing.
We'll explain next on News 7.
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And some magazines are flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart... and they're not coming back.
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[Magazine-Ban]


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Wal-Mart is pulling the plug on three men's magazines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL]

Responding to complaints, Wal-Mart has decided to stop selling Maxim, Stuff, and F-H-M after customers complained the magazines are too racy. Wal-Mart has sold these magazines for the past three years. Some publishing officials call this censorship and complain the policy is unfair because Wal-Mart is pulling only men's magazines.
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((JEFF BORDEN/CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS: THIS WILL BE A WASH FOR THE MAGAZINES THAT WAL-MART DECIDES TO BAN. THEY'LL LOSE THE WAL-MART ACCESS BUT THEY'LL GAIN MORE OF A REPUTATION AND PEOPLE WILL SEEK THEM OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS SO BAD THAT WAL-MART HAD TO TAKE THEM OFF THE SHELVES.))
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[OUT Q="...take them off the shelves."]
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[VO-NAT]

One analyst says the move could be good news for Wal-Mart, which is listening to its customers, and for magazines, which stand to gain from people who want to see what they're missing.
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[Cat-Declawing]


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It's called cat Heaven- West Hollywood California where now cat declawing is banned.
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[VO-NAT 06.5]
[SUPER=03-West Hollywood, CA]


Declawing is the complete removal of a cat's claws so it won't scratch and rip up the house.
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[SOT 24]

((JOHN DURAN/CITY COUNCILMAN: WE DON'T CONSIDER CATS AND DOGS TO BE JUST PROPERTY TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN PROTECT THEM FROM HARM HERE IN HOLLYWOOD WE DO.)) [butt to 51] ((IF YOUR CAT COULD TALK WHICH THEY DO IT WOULD TELL YOU DON'T DECLAW ME.))
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[OUT Q=DON'T DECLAW ME.]
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Cat declawing in this earth friendly town is considered against the laws of nature.
But owners of aggressive, destructive cats have their own opinions.
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[SOT 1:08]

((ROBERT WANKEL/CAT OWNER; I STAND FIRM ON MY POSITION OF SAYING I DON'T THINK ANYBODY SHOULD TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO WITH MY ANIMAL.))
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[OUT Q=with my animal.]
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Dogs could be next in West Hollywood- Lawmakers say a ban on ear and tail cropping could be next.
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` Baseball highlights from the Carolina League and college dimonds, plus high school soccer and some NASCAR notes.
But first tonight's Extra Point -
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David Woodley, who at the age of 24 started at quarterback for the Dolphins against the Redskins in Super Bowl 27, is dead at the age of 44. He passed away on Sunday, and his brother says at this time a cause of death has not been determined. Woodley ranks third in Dolphins history in passing yards and pass completions, behind Dan Marino and Bob Griese. He also played one year with the Steelers.
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[S-Hillcats]


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The Lynchburg Hillcats - the reigning kings of the Carolina League got in a doubleheader tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Warthogs vs. Hillcats; :00]

The rain forced the Hillcats to play two games tonight and two tomorrow night against Winston-Salem. In the opener, the Warthogs had things their way as designated hitter Brian Becker hits one to center field.
[SUPER=37-Winston-Salem/7/Lynchburg/1;]

Jeremy Reed scores from second for the final run of the game. Winston-Salem takes game one 7-to-1.
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In game two - Lynchburg came back to get the split with the 5-to-4 win.

[S-Richmond]


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The Radford baseball team battled Richmond, the 13th ranked team in the country, today at Dedmon Center Park.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Spiders vs. Highlanders; :00]


The Highlanders entered the game with a 10 and 23 record while the Spiders were 39 and 8. In the top of the second, Richmond's Bobby LeNoir grounds to third and Michael Galligan scores on the bases loaded fielders choice.
Trailing 2-nothing in the bottom of the second, Radford's Matt Mantione (man-tee-on) connects on the chopper over the pitchers head and Ryan Wetzel scores.
[SUPER=34-Richmond/3/Radford/13;]Then another run comes home on the fielders choice infield hit and we are all tied

up at 2.
Mantione then comes home from third thanks to an error from Richmond's second baseman off Alan Ashworth's hit. RU shocks 13th ranked UR 13 to 3.
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[S-Hidden]


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Blue Ridge soccer this afternoon saw the Hidden Valley Titans fresh off their upset of William Byrd last week - swing back into action today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Alleghany vs. Hidden Valley; :00]

The Titans played host to the Alleghany Mountaineers on a pleasant afternoon. Ben Anderson gets the first scoring chance started with nice pass to Matt Smith who forwards the ball to Phil Hartman - and the captain cranks one off the fingers of the Mountaineer keeper for the score. Head coach Bruce Mahan would see his team get another one minutes later - Taylor Walsh uses some nice footwork to center the ball to Hartman. He gets it on the wing for the shot. It's turned back,
[super=34-Alleghany/2/Hidden Valley/4;]

but Dylan Henderson is in position for the put back in tight. Hidden Valley beats Alleghany 4-to-2.
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[S-Indians]


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The Blacksburg boys soccer team is now 12 and 1 after beating Pulaski County tonight. And while the defending Grou Two A state champions stumbled earlier in the season, Steve Mason says they are still the real deal.
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((The Indians have eight Blue Ridge District wins, but the stat that stands out the most is the one loss Shelley Blemunthal's team suffered against a tough William Byrd team March 25th, a loss that snapped a 93 game streak without a district loss that dates back two days short of exactly six years. ((SHELLEY BLUMENTHAL/BLACKSBURG HEAD SOCCER COACH:))
Blacksburg is in a rebuilding mode, replacing seven starters from a last seasons title team and the fact critics are saying that these Indians are not as strong has only fueled their fire. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Blumenthal's desire to learn more about soccer by coaching with Benne is just one way the Blacksburg boys team has benefited from Blumenthal's experience at Roanoke College. ((:))
The Blue Ridge District boys soccer tournament kicks off May 17th through the 23rd and will be played in Blacksburg. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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The Virginia High School League spring jubilee is headed to Radford University this June fifth, sixth and seventh as 12 State champions in spring sports will be crowned.
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Today, the event committee hosted the second annual jubilee kick off luncheon. The first year went so well that improving this year will be a challenge.
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One obvious improvement is that the double and single A soccer state championships will be played at the new 35 hundred seat Radford soccer stadium.
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Nascar's silly season is taking flight a little earlier than usual.
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Steve Park - was fired this afternoon by Dale Earnhardt Incorporated. Ever since he was seriously injured at Darlington in 2001 in Busch Series wreck he has struggled mightily in his comeback. Park made 156 starts for DEI and won two races. He was the first driver the late Dale Earnhardt hired to drive for him as an owner.
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Jeff Green, who himself was fired by Richard Childress last night, has been hired to drive the Pennzoil Chevy on an interim basis.

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The newest addition to Mill Mountain Zoo has yet to open his eyes.
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Last week, the zoo celebrated the birth of three Red Wolf pups but only one survived. "Jimmy" as he's being called, weighs 438-grams. You can catch a glimpse of the pup in his incubator through the windows of the animal clinic. Although Jimmy's one of four Red Wolves at the zoo he's the only one on display. The others are kept away from the public because of the species' status as one of the most endangered. It's estimated there are only 250 Red Wolves in the world. (------------)