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Coming up on News 7-
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Most have seen them. Outdoor work programs for inmates- but how many try to get away?
Cops say they stumbled on a rolling drug lab in this region.
Will and Grace.. and Baby. Debra Messing's a new mom.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus the Express are cold in the playoffs, but the weather's not.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((AFTER HE MADE THE ARREST AND ALL, HE WAS DOING AN INVENTORY OF THE VEHICLE AND THAT'S WHEN HE DISCOVERED THE CHEMICALS AND THINGS THAT LIKE I SAY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A METH LAB.))
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[OUT Q=with a meth lab.]
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They pulled him over for a traffic violation.. but now a suspect is facing much more serious charges of attempting to make illegal drugs.
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[Meth-Lab]


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A routine traffic stop left a Campbell County neighborhood under siege for hours this afternoon as state police tried to deal with the contents of an apparent illegal drug lab.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. David Cooper/State Police; :12]
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(( Around 12:15, State Trooper Nate Keller pulled over this car on Lighthouse Drive after noticing its inspection sticker was expired.
That's when Keller noticed several containers of chemicals inside.
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((SGT. DAVID COOPER/VA STATE POLICE: I DON'T HAVE AN ACTUAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS OTHER THAN IT'S ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH METH LABS.))
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[OUT Q=with meth labs.]


Police don't know where the driver.. who was arrested at the scene.. was bringing the chemicals.
Methamphetamine.. also known as "crank".. is made by mixing together different solvents, acids and metals.
Exposure to any combination of them can be dangerous.
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((SGT. COOPER: THE FUMES CAN BE DANGEROUS TO BREATHE, POSSIBILITY THEY COULD BE VOLATILE, COULD EXPLODE.. YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT SOME CHEMICALS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SO WE'RE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME HERE AND IDENTIFY AND RECOVER THEM.))
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[OUT Q=recover them.]


Nearby townhomes were evacuated and residents in the subdivision were kept out of the area for several hours as a special D-E-A team moved in and removed the chemicals.
A state police bomb technician and robot also detonated a suspicious-looking item from inside the car.
The suspect.. whose name has not been released.. was originally arrested on a variety of traffic charges.
Police say he's now facing several drug counts as well.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County. ))


[Gilmore]


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A former small town mayor who's also a small-time drug dealer is off the hook for murder.
Today a federal jury found Charles Gilmore NOT guilty of the 1989 murders of a Tazewell County family.
Prosecutors argued the former mayor of Pocahontas hired two men to kill his assistant in hopes of thwarting a drug-trafficking investigation.
Gilmore said he did not even know the alleged hit-man.

[Inmate-Escape]


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It saves you the taxpayer millions of dollars every year.
But does letting inmates out of jail to clean up the community come at a cost to your safety? [***WORK CREW WORRIES***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Justin McLeod has been looking into this. Justin, what did you find?
Jean, first of all the definition of hard time has definitely changed.
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More and more communities are putting their inmates to work.
And as we found out the benefits usually outweigh the risks.
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[SUPER=01-Vicki Meadors/Franklin Co. Chief Correctional Officer; :11]
[SUPER=01-Maj. Jimmy Brubaker/Roanoke Sheriff's Dept.; :42]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WORKING IN COURTHOUSE))
When Franklin County needs its courthouse cleaned up, it doesn't hire a janitor, it relies on inmates from the county jail.
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((VICKI MEADORS/FRANKLIN CO. CHIEF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: IT'S A SAVINGS TO THE TAXPAYERS PLUS IT'S A BENEFIT TO THE INMATES BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE. THEY'RE PAYING BACK A DEBT TO SOCIETY.)) [Runs06]
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It's been this way in Franklin County for nearly three decades.
Every day, certain inmates go out and pick up trash or do other odd jobs in the area.
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[IN Q=That savings to]

((VICKI MEADORS/FRANKLIN CO. CHIEF CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: THAT SAVINGS TO THE COUNTY IS MORE THAN A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=half million dollars]


A savings that's also being seen in Roanoke.
The city now has six inmate crews who work on more than 800 projects a year.
Authorities stress each inmate is screened before they ever leave their jail cell.
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[IN Q=We do a background]

((MAJOR JIMMY BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON EVERYBODY. NOBODY WITH VIOLENT FELONIES, NO SEX OFFENDERS, NO DRUG DEALERS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=NO DRUG DEALERS]


So the inmates are considered non-violent but even so are usually supervised by an armed deputy.
Inmates do however from time to time try to escape. [GRAPHIC ]
In Franklin County there have been three escapes in the last 27 years including one four years ago.
Roanoke City, Henry County, and Pulaski County have had no major incidents since their inmate work programs began.
At the state level, there have been three prisoners who escaped in the last six years including one in Botetourt County.
Authorities say there's a reason the escape attempts are few and far between.
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((MAJOR JIMMY BRUBAKER/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY'RE LOOKING AT GETTING OUT OF JAIL IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND THAT COULD POSSIBLY ADD UP TO FIVE YEARS TO THEIR SENTENCE.)) [Runs07]
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We should mention none of the inmates who escaped committed any major crimes while on the run.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Newsroom;]


Jean, putting inmates to work is so effective places like Roanoke County and Pittsylvania County are considering starting similar programs.

[Iraq-hostages]


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Seven South Korean missionaries who were kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents are free tonight.
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The men were performing missionary work today when they were seized and taken hostage by armed men near Baghdad. They were all released unharmed. But Iraqi militants are threatening to kill three Japanese hostages if Japan does not withdraw from the U-S led coalition. Three more hostages are also being held-- a Canadian aid worker and two Arab residents of Israel.
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[Iraq-Tech]


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Some Virginia Tech graduates say the situation in Iraq is not as bad as it may seem on TV. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa was on campus today as they talked about their wartime experiences to the school's Corps of Cadets.
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((They used to be just part of the crowd here on the Tech campus. Now, these four soldiers and Tech graduates are better known as Iraq War veterans and they're very proud of it.

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((MAJOR DOUG CLARK: IT WAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE US TO DEPLOY OVER SEAS AND TO HELP A PEOPLE THAT WERE MERCILESSLY OPPRESSED OVER MANY, MANY YEARS. AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO PARTICIPATE IN IT. :24)) [RUNS:12]
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Speaking before hundreds of current cadets, these soldiers relayed a different image of what's going on so many thousands of miles away.

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((TIM PRICE:ALL IT SEEMS TO BE ON THE NEWS IS JUST THE BODY COUNT AND THAT'S JUST A SMALL/SMALL PART. THOSE SOLDIERS ARE SACRIFICING THEIR LIVES FOR JUST THE AMAZING PROGRESS WE'RE ARE MAKING IN THAT COUNTRY AND HOW WE ARE REALLY TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OVER THERE.)) [RUNS:11]
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((Jeremy Kerfoot: IT'S ORGANIZED CHAOS AND THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE. A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING OVER THERE. LIKE WE SAID ON THE PANEL THE IRAQI PEOPLE REALLY WANT US OVER THERE AND THEY ENJOY US OVER THERE AND I THINK WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING.)) [RUNS:10]
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[INSERT IRAQ VIDEO] These soldiers say they were welcomed with open arms in Iraq. [END IRAQ VIDEO... FEEL FREE TO OVERLAP OR COVER UP THE BITE WITH VO!!! ]

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((TIM PRICE: IN THE BEGINNING OF COURSE THEY WERE VERY TENTATIVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULDN'T COME OUT OF THEIR HOUSE. BUT ONCE SADAMM WAS TAKEN OUT, ONCE HIS SONS WERE TAKEN OUT OF THE PICTURE. THEY WERE NO LONG AFRAID OF ANY REPERCUSSIONS OF THEM COMING FORWARD AND STARTING TO SUPPORT THE AMERICANS.)) [RUNS:12]
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And they say what was learned from Virginia Tech... definitely helped them survive the rough times.

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((DOUG CLARK:WHEN THEY GRADUATE FROM VIRGINIA TECH, THEY ARE GONNA BE READY TO BE SECOND LT.S I HOPE THAT THEY WALK OUT OF HERE WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE THE FOUNDATION AND THE SKILLS TO BECOME AN OFFICER AND A LEADER OF ARMY, NAVY AIR FORCE AND MARINE PERSONNEL.)) [RUNS:18]
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A message these soldiers hope the nation's future soldiers take to heart. Rachel DePompa News 7, Blacksburg))

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Some soldiers who've been fighting for a few days off- will get their wish.
Their Easter leave has finally been approved.
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First Sergeant Steven Burnette of Galax is among several soldiers of the 9-46th Transportation Company that arrived in the U-S Tuesday.
The unit's now in Fort Dix, New Jersey awaiting de-mobilization.
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The soldiers were in Kuwait and Iraq for more than a year and much longer than anticipated.

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Bedford's expanding water testing around the old city landfill.
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Three wells were tested last month... two were contaminated by chemicals leaking from the landfill.
On Monday, the city will install more test wells and sample water from 38 homes further away from the property.


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[Air-Quality]


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Clean up or pay up. That's the situation now facing officials in the Roanoke Valley.
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The region was recently cited by the federal government for high ozone levels. Five localities have now agreed to a two- year plan they hope will decrease emissions. If levels are down by 20-07 the government will not impose regulations. The "Ozone Early Action Plan" doesn't take affect until next year, but Roanoke County has already staring cleaning up.

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((JIM VODNIK: WE FEEL IT'S ADVANTAGEOUS FOR US TO GET STARTED RIGHT NOW AND I WOULD IMAGINE THAT A LOT OF OUR NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THE SAME THING BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE MEASURES DON'T COST ANYTHING. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF DOING IT.))
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Local economic leaders say the health of the environment is directly linked to the health of the economy. They say some companies won't consider coming to the valley if there are strict federal regulations.
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Could the Bush administration have prevented September Eleventh?
The President's National Security Advisor answers some tough questions next on News 7.
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And the F-C-C shocks radio stations with a huge fine over shock-jock Howard Stern's show.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports Office as the Express gets sliced up by the Everblades to fall in a 2-0 playoff hole. Arnie makes his final charge as a rainy Masters. Jeff Lebo takes over at Auburn. And the Avalanche and Hillcats are set to open their respective seasons right here on the Big 7.))
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Former President Bill Clinton is the latest to go before the 9-11 commission. He was questioned behind closed doors for three hours late today-
That after a very public testimony from National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice.
So what went on before 9-11 and just what did the United States know?
Skip Loescher has more from Washingotn.
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Do you swear to tell the truth NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CONDOLEEZZA RICE, UNDER OATH, TELLS THE 9-11 COMMISSION THERE WAS NO SILVER BULLET THAT REALLY WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE ATTACKS.
Condoleeza Rice/National Security Adviser: I've asked myself a thousand times what more could we have done to prevent that attack. RICE SAYS THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF SLEEPER CELLS IN THE U.S. AND THERE WAS AN UPTICK IN TERRORIST CHATTER IN THE SUMMER BEFORE 9-11. SHE DISCLOSED SOME OF IT. Big event coming, a very, very big uproar, there will be attacks in the future.
SHE SAID THE PRESIDENT WAS UPDATED ON THE THREAT IN EARLY AUGUST OF 2001 DURING HIS PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING....OR P-D-B. Richard Ben-Vieniste/09-11 Commissioner: Isn't it a fact, Dr Rice, that the August 6th PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you if you recall the title of that PDB? Rice: I believe the title was "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States." BUT RICE SAID THE THREAT WASN'T SPECIFIC ENOUGH TO ALLOW THE U.S. TO ACT. CARIE LEMACK LOST HER MOTHER IN THE 9-11 ATTACKS. SHE WANTS THE AUGUST 6TH P-D-B MADE PUBLIC.
Carie LeMack: I think we definitely need to declassify those important documents. ))

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Cracking down on smut on TV and the radio- One company faces a big fine over Howard Stern's show.
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The FCC is proposing fines totaling nearly half a million dollars against Clear Channel Communications for alleged indecency during Stern's radio broadcasts.
Clear Channel.. the nation's largest radio station owner, now says it's suspension of Stern's show will become permanent.
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The engineer of the Amtrak train that crashed this week reported seeing some kind of mis-alignment in the rail... just before the crash.
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[SUPER=03-Yazoo City, MS]


Federal officials say the engineer applied his brakes- and six seconds later, he reported seeing the right rail roll over in front of him.
The train derailed Tuesday night killing one person and injuring nearly 60 others.
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Still ahead on News 7, why a local rescue squad's on life support.
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And now it's Will, Grace and baby.
More on a special delivery for star Debra Messing.
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[Cross-Dresser]


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A Texas politician may lag in the polls, because of his affection for drag.
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But, Republican candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, Sam Walls is refusing to drop out of the race, despite the negative publicity generated by pictures of him wearing women's clothing and make-up. Walls says the pictures have been circulated by his opponent as blackmail. Walls also says the pictures were taken years ago and his family long ago decided to forgive and forget.
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[Clearbrook]


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Roanoke County will answer emergency calls in Clearbrook while the community's volunteer rescue squad tries to rebuild. The squad's license was suspended April first when its Operational Medical Director resigned.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

County officials say the decision by Dr. Cheryl Haas (Hoss) was prompted by concerns over operations and finances.
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[IN Q=Anytime you have large groups...]

((DAN O'DONNELL/ASST. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ANY TIME YOU HAVE LARGE GROUPS PROVIDING SERVICES THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT'RE GONNA HAVE TO BE IRONED OUT. BUT WE THINK WE HAVE A VERY STRONG VOLUNTEER SYSTEM, PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST IN THE STATE IF NOT THE BEST COMBINATION SYSTEM.))
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[OUT Q=if not the best combination system.]
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Dan O'Donnell says a county audit of the squad's finances turned up "some things that didn't look appropriate." The case has been turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney. The captain and acting-chief of the volunteer squad, Lisa Stubbs, did *not* want to talk on camera. But she told News 7 that, as far as she knows, nothing illegal went on and that the squad plans to rebuild.
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The Express getting doubled up tonight to fall in a huge hole. The Masters gets rained on. While Lebo lands in the SEC. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Tonight; :00]

The Salem Avalanche got out on the Salem Memorial diamond tonight for the team's final practice before tomorrow night's season opener against Potomac. Manager Russ Nixon and the team hope to put on a show before 3-D fireworks light up the sky at the game's conclusion.

Salem is home Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
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[S-Hockey]


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The Express was back in action tonight at the Roundhouse for game two of the Kelly Cup Playoffs against the Florida Everblades.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Everblades vs. Express; :00]

Roanoke came into the arena in almost a must-win situation down one game to none in the series. Florida kicks off the scoring tonight with a goal by former Express star Tim O'Connell - who played in 49 games for Roanoke last season. Then, Brian McCullough scores again for Florida with just a few minutes left in the first period. Giving the Everblades a 2 to nothing lead over the Express. But, halfway into the second period Josh Barker finally puts one on the scoreboard for the Express.
[SUPER=38-Florida/6/Roanoke/3/Game Two;]

The Express tied it at the start of the third, but then got outscored 4-to-1 the rest of the way to lose it 6-to-3. The Blades now lead the series 2 games to none.
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[S-Express]


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The series now shifts in a big hurry to Ft. Myers, Florida for game three tomorrow night. If the series makes it back here for game five - it won't be at the Roundhouse. The Roanoke Civic Center is booked for Dragon Tales and the Express had two choices - play the game in Florida or at the 650 seat Ice Station which they will do.
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[S-Masters]


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Rain and lightning played havoc with day of the 68th Masters at Augusta National.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/USA; :00]


This year's event marks the 50th and final one for the legendary Arnold Palmer. The 74 year old shot an 84 today.


Great Britain's Justin Rose is the clubhouse leader after carding an opening round of 5-under par 67.
Chris Dimarco is in the hunt as well thanks to shots like this one. As the rain started - Dimarco went right at the flag on the par three 6th hole. The ace helped him card a 3-under 69. He tied for second with Jay Haas.
Rain, lightning, thunder and other things kept many from finishing as darkness set in.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Tiger made it through 14 holes - and he is 4 over par.


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New JMU basketball coach Dean Keener may be his own boss for the first time - but he certainly has learned from some of the best. For the past 16 years he has worked under George Raveling, Bill Foster, Bobby Hussey and most recently Paul Hewitt.
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Keener is ready for the challenges of being a head coach, which aren't limited to just x's and o's.
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In other coaching news, Chattanooga Head Coach Jeff Lebo was named the new head coach at Auburn at an afternoon newsconference.
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The Lynchburg Hillcats also open their Carolina League schedule tomorrow night at the newly renovated City Stadium against Frederick. The Cats are looking for another successful season.
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On the big league diamond this afternoon - the Yankees finally were able to play their home opener in the Bronx.
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The Yanks hosted the Whitesox and picked up the 3-to-1 win thanks to their red hot catcher. Jorge Posada hit his third homerun of the season over the left field fence. Javier Vasquez pitched a two hitter over 8 innings to get the win. The Yanks opened the day by having
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Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto and Whitey Ford all on hand to throw out the first pitches.
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Not Will and Grace tonight- but Debra and Baby.
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Actress Debra Messing has given birth to a baby boy.
Her publicist says the boy weighs five pounds and 14 ounces-
It is the first child for the 35 year old star and her husband Screenwriter Daniel Zelman.
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