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Coming up on News 7-
A local coach convicted of assaulting a player is exonerated tonight.
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A grand jury tonight indicts singer Michael Jackson.
and a local cemetery gets new life- We'll tell you why.
Plus it's not dog eat dog.. but dog save dog in Texas after an alligator attacks.
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

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An overtime victory for a football coach accused of assaulting a player.
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[Clifford]


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A former high school football coach convicted of slapping a player has his conviction overturned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 2003]


It was a Patrick Henry High School player that said head coach Kevin Clifford slapped him after a game in Halifax County in the fall of 2002.
The coach was convicted of misdemeanor assault last summer and fined fifty dollars.
Clifford resigned his position as coach, and also appealed the conviction.
Late today, a circuit court judge in Halifax County reversed the verdict. The student did *not* initially report the incident but witnesses and an anynomous letter led to investigations by the Roanoke School System and social services.
Clifford's attorney said that delay created doubt about the claim.
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[Jackson]


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A grand jury hearing evidence against Michael Jackson has reached an indictment.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


For the past 13 days, the 19 member grand jury in Santa Barabara has been hearing testimony against the pop star.
Jackson's attorney says in a statement that Mr. Jackson and his attorneys are confident that after a trial, Jackson will be fully exonerated.
They went on to say that Jackson will be back in court April 30th where he is expected to plead not guilty to the charges.
It's not clear yet what exact charges have been filed against the pop star.
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[Brown-Decision]


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Governor Warner signed a law today meant to erase years of pain for Virginians hurt by segregation.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The new law creates a scholarship fund for those denied an education when schools closed in the 1950s following the Brown versus Board of Education decision.
Many of those affected by the state's "massive resistance" against desegration were on hand today.
John Hurt had just finished first grade when the public schools in Prince Edward County were closed.
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[SOT 11:20:20]
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((JOHN HURT/FORMER PRINCE EDWARD CO. STUDENT: AS I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE IT'S HARD FOR ME TO STAND HERE WITHOUT CRYING. THE THINGS I HAD TO GO THROUGH. THE APPLICATION I NEVER COULD FILL OUT FOR A JOB. NOBODY NEVER KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=KNOW WHAT I WENT THROUGH.]
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Even though the scholarship fund has been created, the legislature so far hasn't appropriated a single penny for it.
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[Radford-Cemetery]


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Some people in Radford are haunted by the condition of an old cemetery. They've been working to restore it and reclaim an important piece of black history. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /BAM;]


Justin McLeod is here now with an update. So Justin how's the project going?
Jean, what a difference a few years make.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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The cemetery was in such a bad state that someone actually tried to buy the property not knowing what it was.
But today this final resting place is seeing a new beginning.
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((((NAT SOUND OF CARLTON TALKING))
When Carlton English visits the Mountain View Cemetery in Radford he can now clearly see where his mother in law is buried.
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((CARLTON ENGLISH/RESTORING CEMETERY: MY WIFE WAS REALLY JUST, SHE IS STILL TALKS ABOUT IT, IT'S JUST A BLESSING.)) [Runs05]
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A blessing that seemed unthinkable three years ago.
The cemetery was neglected for years and was overgrown with trees and brush.
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((GEORGE TURNER: WHEN WE FIRST CAME UP HERE JUSTIN THIS PLACE WAS REALLY A JUNGLE.)) [Runs04]
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That was then, this is now.
Hundreds of volunteers have successfully removed a lot of the trees and brush.
Today, you can actually even see some of the headstones and with it emerges a piece of history.
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[IN Q=When we saw]

((GEORGE TURNER: WHEN WE SAW THOSE HEADSTONES. YOU SAW WE WERE LOOKING AT ONE FROM 1886 AND THERE ARE EVEN MORE HEADSTONES IN THERE THAT WE HAVEN'T EVEN UNCOVERED YET.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=uncovered yet]


As a result it could take years to bring the cemetery back to life.
Five area churches have spear headed the project and so far have spent more than twenty thousand dollars.
They hope to begin removing the tree stumps this spring and one day restore all the headstones as well as put up markers for those graves that currently have none.
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((CARLTON ENGLISH/RESTORING CEMETERY: WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY COME UP AND BEGIN TO DO SOMETHINGS, BEGIN PUT SOME FLOWERS IN AND THIS KIND OF THING AND THAT'S A BLESSING BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH DISRAY UNTIL NO ONE EVEN WANTED TO COME UP HERE.)) [Runs15]
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The group is hoping researchers from Virginia Tech will be able to come in with equipment and help them locate some of the graves.
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Jean, they want to get to the point one day where the cemetery can be used once again as a final resting place.

[C'burg-Business]


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Christiansburg is on the verge of getting a new business for its industrial park.
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The town is in negotiations with a small technology company. Officials can't name the business just yet, but they say a deal is close and could bring a few good paying jobs to the region. The business wants to locate on about three and a half acres in the town's Industrial park.
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[Oil-Elections]


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No oil deal for elections- that according to Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U-S-
He says a Saudi pledge to the Bush Administration to push for lower oil prices- has nothing to do with the U-S presidential campaign.
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[SOT 08]
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((PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN/SAUDI AMBASSADOR TO U.S. : I REALLY DON'T SEE WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL UNLESS SOMEONE SHOULD SEE THE OIL PRICES STAY HIGH THEN NO ONE SHOULD COMPLAIN AND IT IS NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PRESIDENT'S POLITICAL NEEDS.))
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bin Sultan says lower oil prices will not only be good for the American economy, but also the world and Saudi economy.
He say the Saudi's would not interfere in U-S internal affairs.

[Saudi-Bombing]


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Just days after warnings of terrorist attacks, a bombing in Saidi Arabia.
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At least nine people are dead and 120 more hurt, after the blast outside the national police headquarters in Riyadh.
Officials say a driver blew up a car bomb about 100 feet from the gate.
U-S Embassy officials say no Americans were hurt in the bombing.
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[Iraq]


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Multiple car bombs killed at least 68 people and injured hundreds in Iraq today-
And in Fallujah, a cease fire fell apart when gunmen attacked U-S marines: about 20 Iraqis died in the fighting.
Patty Davis has more from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Samir al-Sumaidie/Iraqi Interior Minister; :16]
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((DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IN THE SOUTHERN TOWN OF BASRA. NEARLY 70 PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN SUICIDE CAR BOMBERS TARGETED POLICE STATIONS. MANY OF THOSE KILLED - LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN - THEIR BUSES TORN APART BY THE BLASTS. Samir al-sumaidie / Iraqi Interior Minister: Every child who has been lost represents the future of Iraq. VIOLENCE IN FALLUJAH TOO - (nat-gunfire) -- WHERE TALKS HAD BROUGHT TEMPORARY PEACE. DESPITE PROMISES TO TURN IN THEIR HEAVY WEAPONS -- IRAQI INSURGENTS AMBUSHED U-S MARINES. 20 IRAQI MILITIA WERE KILLED. THE U-S MILITARY IN TURN STOPPED FAMILIES WHO HAD FLED WEEKS OF VIOLENCE FROM RETURNING TO THEIR HOMES. THE TRUCE IN FALLUJAH - NOW IN QUESTION - HAS BEEN CONSIDERED A BELLWEATHER FOR FUTURE DEALS TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. STILL -- PRESIDENT BUSH VOWED THE U-S WILL NOT CUT AND RUN. President Bush: The world looks at us and if we show any weakness whatsoever, there will be weakness in the world. Patty Davis/CBS News: HERE ON CAPITOL HILL - THE CHAIRMAN OF THE U-S MILITARY'S JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF TOLD A CONGRESSIONAL PANEL THE PRICE TAG OF THE U-S LED OPERATION IN IRAQ IS ABOUT TO GO UP. GENERAL RICHARD MYERS ESTIMATES KEEPING 20,000 TROOPS IN IRAQ TO STABILIZE SECURITY FOR AN EXTRA THREE MONTHS WILL COST ANOTHER $700 MILLION. AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS HINTING IT MAY HAVE TO ASK FOR EVEN MORE MONEY FOR IRAQ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. PATTY DAVIS, FOR CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Several local soldiers in Iraq are getting help from a Blacksburg business.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tetra Incorporated, a fish food maker, collected several hundred dollars worth of supplies for nine soldiers. The eight men and one woman are Army Reservists based in Salem. The company spent the last week collecting dozens of items including snack foods, visine, cough drops, gum and razors.

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((MASTER SGT. ADRIAN LEWIS/U. S. ARMY RESERVE: I'VE HAD EMAILS FROM SOLDIERS SAYING THEY HAVEN'T' SEEN PAPER TOWELS, THEY'VE SEEN WATER. AND JUST LITTLE NABS AND LITTLE THINGS. MANY OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE JUST DRIVING IN THE CONVOY AND WE'VE GOT LITTLE SNACKS AND THINGS THEY CAN EAT DURING THEIR BREAK TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Master Sgt. Adrian Lewis/U. S. Army Reserve;]
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[OUT Q=their break time.]
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Soldiers picked up the items this morning and will immediately begin sending monthly care packages to the local reservists.
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A judge decides if the trials of three Virginia Tech football players will be open to the media.
His decision when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus searching for survivors from last night's deadly tornadoes.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Hokies hook up in their final scrimmage before the spring game. The Avs look to clinch their series with Frederick. The Rock's world is about to get rocked. TJ runs afoul of the law. And Jeff Highfill is headed to Bridgewater. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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A Virginia Tech Cadet is accused of sexually assaulting another student. 21-year old Jan-Michael Walker was arrested on Monday and charged with sexual battery and object sexual penetration.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Tech Police say Walker sexually assaulted a female student in Brodie Hall twice in the last two months. Police say the two knew each other and the most recent incident happened last week around 1:30 in the morning.
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One of the charges against Walker is a felony.

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The public and the media WILL be allowed to attend the trial of three Virginia Tech Football Players.
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Quarterack Marcus Vick along with wide receiver Brenden Hill and tailback Mike Imoh are charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

Lawyers for both sides wanted the trial closed to the public. The judge in the case denied the request, but reserved the right to close the trial at times if necessary. Vick is accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl, while Imoh and Hill face charges for allegedly serving alcohol to minors.
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[L'burg-Library]


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The threat of a major funding cut no longer hangs over Lynchburg's public libary system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City council yesterday voted to restore 140-thousand dollars in proposed cuts to the library's 1-point-4 million dollar budget.
Library officials say the cuts would have meant reduced hours, fewer services and layoffs to the staff.
They credit the public outcry with restoring the money.
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[SOT 15:28:27]
[IN Q=We've been most]

((LYNN DODGE/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN MOST GRATIFIED BY THE PUBLIC'S RESPONSE. OF COURSE IT WAS THE PUBLIC'S ACTION THAT I THINK PROMPTED CITY COUNCIL TO GO AHEAD AND RESTORE THE LIBRARY FUNDING. THEY SAID THEY WERE INUNDATED WITH LETTERS, E-MAILS, PHONE CALLS.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Dodge/Library Director]
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[OUT Q=emails, phone calls.]
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Dodge says many residents see the library as an extension of the Lynchburg school system.
Taxes in the Hill City are still likely to go up as city council tries to close a multi-million dollar budget gap.

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[Hillcats-Attendance]


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Just six home games into the new season, and the Lynchburg Hillcats are already reaping the benefits of their newly-renovated ballpark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 9]


45-hundred people turned out for Opening Night on April 9th.. compared to just 18-hundred people last year.
And despite cool, wet weather, the Hillcats have pulled in more than 95-hundred fans.. that's a 33 percent increase over last year.
Team officials expect those numbers to get better as the weather improves and regulars start returning to the park.
The city spent close to six million dollars renovating City Stadium.
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Another warm day today. How long will it continue?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And man's best friend proves to be a dog's best friend too, as one pooch rescues another from an alligator.
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[Commercial]

[Tornado]


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Four more bodies have been found in the rubble left by tornados in Illinois.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Utica, IL;]

Eight people in all have been found dead in the ruins of a tavern in the small town of Utica. The victims were trying to protect themselves from the storm in the building's basement.
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((MIKE CHAMNESS, DIRECTOR OF ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SOMETIME PEOPLE DO EXACTlY WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. AND CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSE IT TO END TRAGICALLY LIKE IT DID.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Chamness/Dir. of IL Emergency Mgmt. Agency;]
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[OUT Q=to end tragically like it did;]
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[VO-NAT]

The twister leveled houses and businesses. More than 10 people were hospitalized.
The tornado that touched down in Utica was one of 31 to hit Illinois yesterday. More than 50 tornados were reported in five different states yesterday.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Utica, IL/Home Video]


A photographer captured the twister as it touched down in Illinois.
The amateur video shows just how huge this tornado was.
It's so powerful it shakes the camera as it tore through a field and the town of Utica, about 90 miles southwest of Chicago.
At the height of the storm at least 15 thousand homes lost power.
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[S-Extra]


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Everything from Tech football to the Avs, to a nasty NASCAR date grab to some pre-draft talk. But first your Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Last Month; :00]

UVa men's basketball player TJ Bannister is one of seven people arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an early Sunday morning altercation.
Bannister who started 10 games this past season at point guard, was involved in fights that broke out after a large fraternity party had ended. It's not clear what action will be taken.
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[S-AVS]


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The Avalanche was back home tonight closing out its three game series with the Frederick Keys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avs; :00]

After a soaking wet evening last night what a different a night makes. The Avalanche was scoreless until the fifth inning when they finally came alive with a sacrifice to shallow center by Luke Scott scoring Wade Robinson. Then Mark Saccomanno will get a double to score Jon Helquist and Gavin Wright to tie the game 3-3.
[SUPER=35-Frederick/3/Salem/5;]

The Avalanche go on to win the game 5 to 3. The Avs are not home again until April 30th.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech football team closed out its final practice before Saturday's spring game in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

This afternoon the Hokies moved their final scrimmage onto the Merryman Center practice fields spent a lot of time working on special teams, two minutes drills and special late game situations.
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[OUT Q=...OF THOSE GUYS."]
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[VO NAT CON'T] The spring game is Saturday two o'clock at Lane Stadium.
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[S-Jeff]


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One of Friday Football Extra's top stars has decided to play his football next season at Bridgewater College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Jeff Highfill, the all Blue Ridge district and first team all-region three quarterback from William Byrd picked the Eagles over JMU and Carson Newman. Highfill was named the Blue Ridge district's offensive player of the year. He also cleaned up at the Friday Football Extra postseason banquet. He not only was a player of the week, but our Scholar Athlete of the year. Highfill is the only quarterback in the show's history to beat Salem three straight years.
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[S-Nascar]


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The Rock has finally cracked. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Texas is about to get a second Cup date - next year at Rockingham's expense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]


The North Carolina Speedway already lost one of its dates and now it apparently will lose its February race and be out of NASCAR Cup racing completely. The North Carolina Speedway opened October 31, 1965 and was rebuilt in 1969. An official announcement may come next month.
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[S-ODAC]


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The ODAC softball tournament opens on Friday in Salem, but this afternoon Lynchburg College stepped out of conference to host Ferrum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

This one featured two of the top pitchers in the area in Ferrum's Kim Cox a freshman from William Campbell, and the mighty Jen Overstreet - the junior Hornet from Liberty high who already has over 20 wins this season.
[super=34-Ferrum/4/Lynchburg/4/Final In 9;]

Neither would get a "w" today as the game ended in a 4-all tie after nine innings of play.
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[S-Hollins]


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ODAC member Hollins University announced today that it is cutting out three varsity sports. Cross country, field hockey, and volleyball are out effective the fall of 2005.
Athletic Director Lynda Calkins said the move will "further the university's mission and enhance the quality of life on campus." Those affected aren't so sure.

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The NFL draft begins on Saturday and Virginia quarterback Matt Schaub hopes to hear his name called in the first three rounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Schaub attended UVa's spring football festival over the weekend. While it's been a few months since UVa's all time leading passer took the Cavaliers to a second straight post season appearance, he has been busy testing his arm for scouts who were concerned about his arm strength.
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Schaub broke just about every UVa passing record and finished his career with 7,258 yards. Even more amazing is the fact he completed 70 percent of his passes. But the NFL competes at a much higher level and Schaub made sure to pick the brain of former UVa star quarterback and New Orleans saints signal caller Aaron Brooks who was also at the spring festival.
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[Gator-Dog]


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A little Luck for Little bean the dog- and a little help too, to save the pooch from a gator.
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[VO-NAT 15]
[SUPER=03-Lake Houston, TX;]


When Little Bean was attacked by a gator, the families other dog, Sophie came to the rescue.
Sophie grabbed little Beans back legs with her mouth even though the front half of Little Bean was in the gators mouth submerged in water.
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((LESLIE SANTIAGO: SHE STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE. SHE GRABBED HER BY THE BACK LEG AND KNEW SHE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE AND KNEW THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. SHE DIDN'T LET GO.))
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[OUT Q=didn't let go.]
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Santiago also threw a 20 pound piece of concrete at the gator.
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((I SAW THE GATOR IT WAS ABOUT THAT BIG AND WAS CHOPPED DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=WAS CHOPPED DOWN.]
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Little Bean was taken to the vet and treated for her wounds. She is expected to make a full recovery.
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