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Coming up on News 7-
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The search for a missing college student in Minnesota is over.

The leader of the Palestinian terror group is assassinated in a missile attack. And a new women's football team in Salem tackles the challenges of being different.
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Plus highlights from today's Kroger 250. News 7 is next.
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After months of heartache, the family of a missing young woman finally learns her fate.
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After five months, the search for Dru Sjodin (shoh-DEEN') is over.
Her body was found today in Minnessotta.

Dave Browde (Brow-dee) has the latest.
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((THE SEARCH FOR A 22 YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT IS OVER - ENDING MONTHS OF HOPE THAT SHE WOULD BE FOUND ALIVE. THE BODY OF DRU SJODIN, WHO DISAPPEARED FROM A SHOPPING MALL IN NORTH DAKOTA LAST NOVEMBER WAS
RECOVERED SATURDAY IN POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA.


Super: Chris Lang/Boyfriend Sot: " from minute one the mission was find Dru - and Dru we found and we're bringing her home"

DRU SHOJDEN WAS A MINNESOTA NATIVE ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH

DAKOTA. HER BODY WAS FOUND IN A DITCH IN AN AREA THAT HAD BEEN SEARCHED SEVERAL TIMES , BUT SNOW DRIFTS HAD CONCEALED THE BODY. HARSH CONDITIONS SHUT DOWN THE MISSION IN MID - DECEMBER. IT WASN'T UNTIL RECENTLY THAT WARMER WEATHER ALLOWED THE SEARCH TO RESUME.
THE EFFORT WAS MASSIVE WITH HUNDREDS OF AGENCIES AND VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING HER BOYFRIEND, WHO SAID HE WOKE UP SATURDAY KNOWING SHE WOULD BE FOUND. HE WAS THE LAST ONE TO HEAR SJODIN'S VOICE, WHEN SHE CALLED HIM FROM HER CELL PHONE AFTER WORK. DURING THE CONVERSATION HE HEARD HER SAY NO! - NO! AND THE CALL WAS ABRUPTLY ENDED. HER FAMILY EXPRESSED THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED LOOK FOR DRU:
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(NATSND - not guilty) CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ALFONSO RODRIQUEZ JUNIOR IS CHARGED WITH HER KIDNAPPING AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN DECEMBER. HE REMAINS IN A GRAND FORKS JAIL ON FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL. DURING A COURT HEARING IN MARCH, INVESTIGATORS TESTIFIED THEY FOUND BLOOD MATCHING SJODIN'S DNA IN THE SUSPECT'S CAR. DAVE BROWDE, CBS NEWS..))

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It was a much anticipated homecoming in Rocky Mount today. Friends and families gathered to welcome home nearly 50 members of the 11-73rd Transportation Company after their year- old deployment in Iraq. Jennifer Wishon has more.
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It was a reunion family members have dreamed of for a year. And after months of missed birthdays, anniversaries and holidays it couldn't have come soon enough.
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((BIRD: IT WAS A LONG YEAR. AT LEAST FOR US, WE FELT SAFER LAST SUMMER THAN WE DID BEFORE WE LEFT.))
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Specialist Emmette Bird and the rest of the 1173rd landed in Iraq before the ground war ended and spent the first seven months of their deployment running supplies from north of Baghdad to southern Iraq. The last part of their tour was spent on escort missions through Tikrit and Fallujah.
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((BIRD: THERE ARE CERTAIN PARTS OF IRAQ THAT'S BAD AND WHEN IT'S BAD IT GETS BAD REALLY FAST SO YOU HAVE TO BE READY AND PREPARED FOR IT. MOST OF THE COUNTRY IT'S NOT LIKE THAT))
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Bird also served during Dessert Storm. Back then he and his wife Evonne only had one child - now they have three. But Evonne says she had a support network that helped her every day of her husband's deployment.
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((EVONNE BIRD: IF I DIDN'T HAVE SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS, FAMILY, MY EMPLOYER I WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO IT. WE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY ON.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: NORMALLY TRANSPORT TROOPS AREN'T ON THE FRONT LINES OF BATTLE, BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE TROOPS WHILE FIGHTING IN IRAQ. THIS SUMMER THEY'LL TAKE THE LESSONS THEY LEARNED AND TRAIN A NEW SET OF RESERVISTS WHO COULD DEPLOY AS EARLY AS DECEMBER.))
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((STAFF SGT. JEROME SHELTON: WHEN WE GOT THERE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW EVERYTHING, BUT EACH DAY WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT SO WE PRETTY MUCH TAUGHT OURSELVES AND PASSED ALONG THE TRAINING DOWN TO OUR OTHER PLATOONS AS FAR AS WHAT WE NEED TO DO MORE OF AND HOPEFULLY THAT EXPERIENCE WILL HELP ANY OTHER TRANSPORTATION UNITS IN THE FUTURE.))
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About 15 soldiers remain in Iraq to help load the Company's heavy equipment on a ship. They're expected home in a few weeks. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Franklin County.))

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The Roanoke City School Board took another step towards finding an interim superintendent today. During a closed work- session this morning the board reviewed the names of those who've expressed interest in the job.

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That after Superintendent Wayne Harris announced his plans to step down last month. Harris served as superintendent for eleven years. He'll officially step down in June, but will remain on paid leave through the end of the calendar year.
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The school board has until June first to appoint an interim superintendent.

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A NASCAR truck team is moving to Henry County and bringing about 75 jobs with it.
Jim Harris of H-T Motorsports says he plans to relocate his team this summer from Harrisburg, North Carolina, to work with Patrick Henry Community College.
Second year students at the college will work with the team's technicians to design vehicles and engines.
The average pay for the 75 jobs will be 16 dollars an hour.
H-T Motorsports fields the number-59 car driven by Mark McFarland.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll witness what some are calling the last funeral for Confederate Soldiers.
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But first, the unrest intensifies in the Middle East as Israel kills another top Hamas leader.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, truckin' from Martinsville as Rick Crawford overcomes some tough obstacles to win the Kroger 250. Jamie Mac talks about staying cool under fire in tomorrow's Advance Auto 500, and uva blows the whistle on spring ball. Plus, Kublina's got next in the WNBA draft, and we'll

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Israel is carrying out its pledge to wipe out the leadership of a Palestinian militant group. The newest leader of Hamas was assasinated by a helicopter missile. Michelle Miller has more on the attack, and how the Palestinians plan to respond.
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((SHOTS OF BURNED OUT CAR, CROWDS, BODY-GUARDS BEING PULLED FROM SIDEWALK-BEST SHOTS TODAY THIS IS ALL THAT IS LEFT OF THE CAR THAT WAS CARRYING TOP HAMAS LEADER ABDEL-AZIZ AL-RANTISSI. AN ISRAELI HELICOPTER MISSILE STRUCK HIS CAR IN GAZA CITY ON SATURDAY...KILLING RANTISSI AND TWO OF HIS BODYGUARDS. RANTISSI WAS THE PUBLIC FACE OF HAMAS AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS, A MARKED MAN. LAST JUNE, ISRAEL TRIED TO KILL RANTISSI...BUT THAT ATTEMPT FAILED...AND HE REFUSED TO GO INTO HIDING. INSTEAD, RANTISSI BECAME ONE OF IT'S TWO MAIN LEADERS. APPOINTED TO HEAD HAMS AFTER ISRAEL'S KILLING OF THE GROUPS SPIRITUAL LEADER AHMED YASSIN...IN MARCH. --. (NATS SIRENS)
THE VIOLENCE TODAY COMES JUST HOURS AFTER AN ISRAELI BORDER POLICEMAN WAS KILLED BY A PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER ON THE ISRAELI-GAZA BORDER.
PALESTINIAN ANGER STEMMING FROM PRESIDENT BUSH'S DECISION TO BACK ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON'S UNILATERAL GAZA PULL OUT PLAN. A PLAN THAT WOULD ALLOW ISRAEL TO KEEP SOME PARTS OF THE WEST BANK. AFTER NEWS OF THE ISRAELI RAID TODAY, HUNDREDS OF HAMAS MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS FLOODED THE HOSPITAL. UPON LEARNING THAT RANTISSI HAD DIED...ONE HAMAS LEADER PROMISED QUOTE- "ISRAEL WILL REGRET THIS. REVENGE IS COMING." MICHELL MILLER, CBS NEWS.))

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Thousands of Civil War Re-enactors converged in Charleston today for the final respects to the world's first submarine crew.
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The funeral for the Confederate crew of the H-L Hunley started early, with re-enactors as pallbearers. The caskets were placed in front of a monument dedicated to Confederate defenders.
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((PAUL BISHOP/HUNLEY HONOR GUARD--OH MAN THEY WAS BRAVE, BRAVE MEN. THEY WAS HEROES. JUST THINK ABOUT THAT SUBMARINE. CAUSE I'VE LOOKED AT IT. I DON'T THINK I'D WANNA GO IN THERE AND GO IN THE WATER LIKE THAT. KNOWING THE RISK. KNOWING IT'D DONE KILLED TWO CREWS.))
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The crew was pulled on horse drawn *caissons* to be buried alongside the Hunley's first two crews who died during testing. A local group of re-enactors helped build the caissons, and took part in the funeral procession. The handcranked Hunley completed its last mission of sinking a Union blockade ship, but never made it back to shore.


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Hundreds of volunteers teamed up with half a dozen families in Roanoke today to help them build their dream homes.
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In a matter of 48- hours Habitat for Humanity is building SIX homes. Four- hundred volunteers showed up in three shifts today, and the results were immediately visible.
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((CHRISTINA HATCH: AT 5:45 AM ALL YOU SAW WERE FOUNDATIONS AND FLOOR SYSTEMS. WITHIN TWO HOURS ALL THE WALLS WERE GOING UP, YOU SAW THE WINDOWS GO IN AND ROOF TRUSSES ARE BEGINNING TO GO UP. IN A VERY SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME WE'RE SEEING HOUSES DEVELOP.))
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Hatch says it's been ten years since Habitat took on a project of this magnitude. It's all in an effort to re- energize the program and provide more affordable housing in the city. The homes are located off Fairview Drive where work will continue tomorrow. Families are scheduled to start moving into the homes by the end of June.
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Meanwhile, a Salem home is getting a make- over sure to slow traffic.
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Imitating The Learning Channel's home improvement show, "While You Were Out" some Salem students took on a major renovation project. The homeowners were sent to a hotel for the day while the dogs were sent to the groomer. When they return, they'll have a completely renovated home. Students on the mayor's youth council found out about the project by default.
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((HOWARD HATCH/SALEM CITY COUNCILMAN: THE FAMILY WHO LIVES HERE WAS USING - WE HAVE A WOOD SUPPLY DOWN AT OUR RECYCLING CENTER WHERE WE GIVE WOOD TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT AND HE WAS DOWN GETTING SOME OF THAT WOOD AND TALKING TO SOME OF THE GUYS AND WE FOUND OUT HE REALLY NEEDED IT SO THEY FOLLOWED HIM UP HERE AND SAW WHAT THE SITUATION REALLY WAS, SO WE'VE JUMPED IN HERE AND ARE JUST RE-DOING THE WHOLE THING.))
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Yesterday students cleaned and prepared the house. The family will receive everything from new siding to a completely renovated kitchen and bathroom.
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((MOLLY SATTERFIELD/YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT VOLUNTEER: IT'S A REALLY COOL FEELING BECAUSE YOU SEE IT IN THEIR EYES WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM. YOU SEE THAT THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT IT AND JUST IT GIVES YOU A WARM FEELING IN YOUR HEART TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING REALLY NICE FOR SOMEBODY AND IT JUST MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE - EVEN THOUGH IT'S ON OUR SPRING BREAK IT'S AWESOME.))
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The students and city employees were set to reveal their work to the family tonight.
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Coming up tonight in sports, Travis will join us with the highlights from today's truck race in Martinsville.
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Plus we'll tell you why tonight's rough and tumble football game in Salem was definitely lacking in MAN-power.
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Salem football fans are passionate about the sport, so it is not unusual to see a game at Spartan Stadium.
But tonight's Roanoke Revenge matchup with the Erie Illusions was anything but typical. There wasn't a man on either team.
Intern reporter Suhad Rasoul (Ruh-Sull) has more on the Valley's entry in the National WOMEN'S Football Association.
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(( Sue: It was business as usual with routine drills and practice passes on the field, as this team prepared to make history.
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((Hale:(02:02:13) I THINK THAT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT THING RIGHT NOW IS WE NEED SOME MORE PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND TRY OUT FOR THE TEAM, WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARDS AS FAR AS GETTING MORE SPONSORS FOR THE TEAM. WE WANT FAN SUPPORT AND WE KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO ALL BUILD OVER THE NEXT YEAR.))
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With only twenty-three players, this team faces a challenge. But the players say they are ready to take it on.
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((Vandergrift: (02:06:46) A LOT OF US HAVE FULL-TIME JOBS SO WE GO RIGHT FROM WORK TO PRACTICE, SO IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR OTHER OBLIGATIONS ITS HARD TO GET TO.))
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2:39:40Sue: These players say that all though it's been tough to manage work and play, their love for the game and each other makes it all worth while. 2:47:22
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((Hawley: I THINK IT'S AMAZING, IT'S AMAZING THE FEEL OF THE GAME TO BE OUT HERE PLAYING ON AN ALL WOMEN'S TEAM, THERE COULDN'T BE NOTHING BETTER IT'S THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD.(02:07:34)))
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The best feeling in the world may have gotten even better after the team's hard work paid off with its first ever touchdown. Suhad Rasoul, News 7 Salem.))

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The Revenge went on to win the game 12-to-six. That evens up the team's record at 1-and-1.
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Coming up, Rick Crawford hobbles all the way to victory lane at Martinsville, we'll set the table for tomorrow's Advance Auto Parts 500, and the Wahoos close out spring practice, but first tonight's extra point,
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Curt Schilling mastered the Yankees this afternoon in his first outing against the Bronx Bombers as a Red Sock. Schilling struck out 8, scattering 6 hits in 6 and a third innings of work.
Manny Ramirez homered over the green monster and Boston beat New York 5-2. Now the rest of the day's numbers including the NHL and NBA playoffs.
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Rick Crawford led 82 of 250 laps in yesterday's Kroger 250 at Martinsville. Driving with a sore foot following a hard crash three weeks ago in Atlanta, Crawford picked up his 3rd career victory.
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A huge crowd of around 40 thousand showed up on a glorious Saturday afternoon for racing.
Pole sitter Jack Sprague was the race's early leader and was one of just three drivers to be out front. He was on the point for a total of 118 laps on the day.
But as usual, a rash of yellow fever broke out and stuck around most of the afternoon. This melee in turn four took out outside pole sitter Chad Chaffin among others.
Stuart's Jon Wood, who won at Martinsville last year, started 19th but worked his way to the front, doing battle with Mike Skinner, on his way to a fourth place finish.
But three late race cautions led to a green, white, checkers finish as Crawford, broken foot and all, held off Dennis Setzer, who was bidding for his 3rd straight spring race win, to claim the Kroger 250.
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The Nextel Cup Series revs up with today's running of the Advance Auto 500, where patience and a little self control could go a long way in determining the outcome.
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Jeff Gordon starts on the pole for the third straight time at Martinsville tomorrow, and with 5 wins in just 22 starts there, it's safe to say that Gordon knows how to get around the half mile bullring pretty well.
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Alvin Pearman scored a TD but the white team beat the blue 10-7 in UVA's spring football game yesterday in Charlottesville, as the Hoos put the wraps on spring practice.
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Just two years ago, Al Groh was using up to 15 freshman, many which started. Now those one time first year players are third year starters.
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Competition always runs hot at Groh's practices and quarterback and reciever seem to be the focus of the biggest battles, especially with each receiver coming back next season except Ryan Sawyer.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies finish off their spring session Saturday at Lane Stadium with the annual spring game. Yesterday Frank Beamer's troops went thru another scrimmage and defense was the order most of the day. The Tech 'd' recorded four interceptions, coming from James Griffin, Corey Gordon, Eric Green, and Chris Caesar.
Griffin also had five pass breakups and five tackles. Tech's spring game gets underway next Saturday at 2pm.

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Speaking of the Hokies, Ieva Kublina is ready to make her living on the hardwood. Yesterday, the Tech forward was selected with the 31st overall pick by the in the WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever. Kublina scored over 16 hundred points and grabbed more than 800 boards in her Hokie career. The native of Latvia is also the Hokies all time leader in blocked shots.
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The Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament is less than a month away and today several top in state juniors took aim at making the field.
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63 boys and 11 girls hit the links in search of a spot in the prestigious juniors event, which will be played May 14th thru the 16th.
The out of state qualifier is May 12th. The Robertson is now in its 21st year.
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[City-Soccer]


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A new inner city soccer league kicked-off its first game today in Roanoke.
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The Acts Two Ministry group organized the league, which is made up of about 80-kids and 25-coaches from across Southwest Virginia. Members say their hope is to get the children off the street and into the church.
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((OUR GOAL AS A MINISTRY IS TO NOT JUST MEET THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, OF WHICH OUR STAFF LIVES IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT IT'S ALSO TO MEET THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS. AND SO WE HAVE BIBLE STUDIES YOUTH OUTREACHES AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO BRING THEM CLOSER TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Meyer/Inner City Soccer League;]
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[VO-NAT]

The league played its first four games today at Day Avenue Park. After the games, the kids were treated to some food and other fun stuff, including a moonwalk.
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