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Coming up on News 7-
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More U-S troops are killed in Iraq, while officials confirm the death of a Greensboro soldier who had missing for two weeks. A red flag doesn't stop racing in Franklin County. And playing in the sand has a purpose in Florida.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]

Plus, highlights from the N-F-L draft. News 7 is next.

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A pair of sailors is dead after an attack on coalition troops in the Persian Gulf.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Iraq]


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Violent attacks continue in Iraq tonight. Just a few hours ago, suicide bombers blew up an oil platform and two oil tankers, killing at least two members of the U-S led coalition, bringing the total of troops killed today to seven.
Scott Rapoport has latest.
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(((file video - off the coast of Basra) SUICIDE BOMBERS HAVE A NEW TARGET: IRAQI OIL. THE BRITISH MILITARY SAYS INSURGENTS EXPLODED THREE BOATS OFF THE COAST OF BASRAONE NEXT TO AN OIL PLATFORM, KILLING U-S-LED COALITION MEMBERS. THE OTHER TWO BOATS DETONATED NEXT TO OIL TANKERS.
(burned little girl crying)
(Location: Baghdad)


THERE WERE A MYRIAD OF ATTACKS IN IRAQ ON THIS DAY. THIS GIRL SURVIVED A BLAZE SPARKED WHEN U-S TROOPS OPENED FIRE IN HER BAGHDAD NEIGHBORHOOD. NEARBY, MORTAR BOMBS SLAMMED INTO A BUSY SHIITE MARKETPLACE.
(09:36:59 nat up of upset Iraqi man)

THIS MAN LOST THREE OF HIS FRIENDS IN THE ATTACK. AT LEAST 13 WERE KILLED AND 30 WOUNDED. THE U-S COALITION BLAMES THE ATTACK ON INSURGENTS.

(nat of bus)
(Location: Near Baghdad)

NEAR BAGHDAD...A ROADSIDE BOMB LEFT AT LEAST 13 IRAQI CIVILIANS DEAD. THEIR BUS WAS TRAVELING JUST AHEAD OF A CONVOY OF U-S MILITARY VEHICLES.

(nat of car bomb attack)
(Location: KUT)

BUT U-S SOLDIERS DID NOT ESCAPE THE BLOODSHED. TWO U-S SOLIDERS LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN MILITANTS BOMBED THEIR TRUCK NEAR KUT. AND INSURGENTS ROCKETED A U-S MILITARY BASE JUST OUTSIDE BAGHDAD, KILLING AT LEAST FIVE SOLDIERS.

(aptn video) (Location: Falluja)

AS FOR FALLUJA, U-S SOLDIERS STILL SURROUND THE BESEIGED CITY.

(SOT: Captain Douglas A. Zembiec, Second Battalion, First Marine

Expeditionary Force) Every single day we've had the ceasefire here, with the exception of yesterday, we've been mortared, rocketed and been shot at and they don't respect the ceasefire."
U-S COMMANDERS WARNED AGAIN, THEY MAY LAUNCH A NEW ASSAULT IF REBELS DON'T STOP THEIR RELENTLESS, NIGHTLY ATTACKS. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS.))

[G'boro-Reservist]


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A Greensboro reservist who had been missing in Iraq has now been confirmed dead.
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The remains of Seargent Elmer Krause were found yesterday. Krause was one of the soldiers who was reported missing after a convoy attack April 9th. The 40-year-old was originally from California, but moved to Greensboro about five years ago, where he worked as a painter.
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[SOT @:46]
[IN Q=I know that]

((JIM KRAUSE/BROTHER: I KNOW THAT WE ALL SUPPORT THE GREAT EFFORT THAT THE ARMED FORCES, WHATEVER THE BRANCH OF SERVICE IS OVER THERE, NOT ONLY OUR COUNTRY, BUT OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE INVOLVED IN IT.))
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[VO-NAT]

Krause was assigned to the Army Reserve's 724th Transportation Company out of Bartonville, Illinois. He leaves behind a 9-year-old son, who lives in Asheboro.
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[FC-Speedway]


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The race still goes on at Franklin County Speedway tonight, even though the track is lacking a permit.
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The Franklin County Board of Supervisors voted 6 to 1 to table the track owner's application at Tuesday's meeting. The owner says it's all just a big misunderstanding.
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[IN Q=Oh my uh]

((Whitey Taylor/Franklin County Speedway Owner: ON MY UH APPLICATION, OUTDOOR OCCASION PERMIT I PUT ON THERE THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY THINKING THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE WEATHER WE HAD LAST YEAR, RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN AND I COULD HAVE MOVE IT DOWN ONE DAY IF I WANTED TO IT'S JUST A TECHNICALITY.))
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Taylor says a new application has been submitted and he expects the permit to be approved at the next meeting.
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A high speed chase through parts of Lynchburg and Bedford County ended when the suspect crashed into a church.
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The chase began around two when Lynchburg police say they attempted to pull over a driver they believed to be intoxicated. The suspect led police to Bedford, where he eventually drove into a nursery area at the Bedford Church of God.
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[IN Q=if it had been sunday;]

((REV. JOHN IVINS/BEDFORD CHURCH OF GOD IF IT HAD BEEN SUNDAY MORNING THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CHILDREN INSIDE AND TWO ADULTS. I JUST THANK GOD NO ONE WAS IN THE ROOM AND NO ONE GOT HURT HERE. I'M SORRY HE GOT HURT.))
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Police laid down tack strips, flattening the tires on the suspect's car. He continued to drive on the rims of his wheels, maintaining speeds near 70 miles per hour. Police say he never tried to swerve before hitting the church. Reverend Ivins (Eye-Vins) says tomorrow's services will not be affected.
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[Fatal-Ax]


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A Roanoke man died early this morning after being run over by a car.
It happened just before FOUR on the Orange Avenue exit ramp off Interstate-581. Police say 40-year-old Anthony Barksdale was apparently lying in the center of the ramp, when 73-year-old William Laytor of Roanoke accidentally ran over him.
Rescue crews took Barksdale to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later died.
Police believe Barksdale may have been intoxicated, but are waiting for test results to come back.
No charges have been filed.

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Scientists at Virginia Tech's Bio-informatics Institute have been conducting cutting-edge research for years. Today a building worthy of their work was dedicated, and as Jennifer Wishon reports, the research that goes on inside the facility could save your life.
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((THEY'RE STRICT ANAEROBES SO THEY HAVE TO BE GROWN IN A SEALED ENVIRONMENT.))
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Dr. Mukhopadhyay (MUK-HO-PAD-HI) and his staff are studying ways to use existing organisms to increase the production of methane gas in coal beds.
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((WE LIKE TO SEE OUR HYDROGEN SENSORS SOMEWHERE ABOVE A READING OF LIKE 2.5.))
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Their work is being funded by the Department of Energy and a private company out of Texas. Just one of the many projects from agriculture to zoology taking place every day at Virginia Tech's Bio- Informatics Institute.
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((ONE, TWO, THREE. CUT. APPLAUSE.))
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Saturday the university dedicated the institute's new 59- thousand square foot building. Phase one of a state- of- the art facility housing scientist who's research has a national audience.
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[IN Q=The department of]

((RICK BOUCHER: THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NIH, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ALL SEE GREAT VALUE IN THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE JUST WITHIN THE SHORT TIME THIS INSTITUTE HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE. IT'S NOW RECEIVING SUPPORT AND CONTRACTS FROM ALL THREE OF THOSE ENTITIES AS IT SEEKS TO FORM A PATHOGEN PORTAL THAT WILL GIVE US A FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE IN THE EFFORT TO FIGHT AGAINST BIOLOGICAL WARFARE.))
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Since it's creation three years ago, the Institute has secured a contract base of nearly 40- million dollars from the National Science Foundation and agencies like the Department of Agriculture.
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[IN Q=But half of the research]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: BUT HALF OF THE RESEARCH MONEY IS BEING PROVIDED BY THE TOBACCO COMMISSION. THE HOPE IS RESEARCH AT THE INSTITUTE WILL HELP SPAWN NEW BUSINESSES LIKE THESE AT THE CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER IN SOUTHWEST AND SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA - TWO AREAS HIT HARD BY THE DEMISE OF THE TABACCO INDUSTRY.))
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[IN Q=Many of our research]

((BRUNO SOBRAL: MANY OF OUR RESEARCH GRANTS ALSO INVOLVE EITHER OTHER DEPARTMENTS AT VIRGINIA TECH OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'VE HAD OUR FIRST CORPORATE SPINOUT WHICH IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ONE OF OUR FACULTY MEMBERS AND A FACULTY MEMBER FROM THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.))
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[OUT Q=college of engineering]

Sobral says it's the team oriented vision shared by institute faculty like Dr. Mukhopadhyay (MUK-HO-PAD-HI) that will keep the grant money pouring in and secure Virginia Tech's place as a top- 30 research institution. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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Phase two of the building is expected to open in the fall.

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Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also has a new facility to brag about.
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((NAT SOUND OF SHEEP.))
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The college dedicated it's new 3-million dollar livestock teaching arena today. The centerpiece of the facility is a 31-thousand-square-foot indoor arena that can seat up to 800 people. The arena will be used as a teaching facility and for inter-collegiate animal competitions. Dean Sharon Quisenberry says students had outgrown the old arena, which was constructed in the 1950's. Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is consistently ranked among the top ten institutions in agricultural research. State livestock and poultry industries generate nearly 2- billion dollars per year.
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Still to come on the newscast, A Catholic priest is arrested for the murder of a nun more than 20 years ago...
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and residents of a town rocked by a massive explosion are allowed back into their homes.
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Some residents who live near an Illinois plastic factory that exploded last night have now been allowed to return home.
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About a thousand people were evacuated from the area surrounding the plant, after a series of explosions rocked the city, and killed four people.
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((IT'S REALLY UP TO THE AUTHORITIES TO SAY WHO CAN STAY AND WHO CAN'T. I KNOW THERE SOME CONCERN WITH THE WIND AND OTHER THINGS, SO WE'RE HERE UNTIL PEOPLE ARE SAFE TO GO BACK HOME.))
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Everyone, except 60-people who live within a mile of the scene returned home today. Witnesses say a fireball nearly a quarter of a mile high blew open doors, broke windows, and knocked people out of bed. Interstate-72 near the city had to be closed for six hours while dozens of firefighters worked the blaze. Of the 18 people working at the plant when the explosion occurred, four died, and eight were injured.
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A week after her body was found in a Minnesota ditch, murdered college student Dru Sjodin was laid to rest today.



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Sjodin disappeared from a shopping mall five months ago. Today, hundreds gathered to say their final goodbyes to the slain college student.
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((BARB DELAHUNT--IT MEANS A LOT FOR US TO BE HERE TONIGHT, SUPPORTING THE FAMILY, THE FRIENDS, EVERYONE. IT'S A WONDERFUL TURNOUT. THERE'S MUCH TO BE SAID IN FAVOR OF DRU AND THE FAMILY))
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There was an overflow crowd at the Grand View Lodge where her funeral was held. People set up tents outside after the building reached capacity.
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A convicted sex offender, Alfonso Rodriguez Junior, has been charged in her disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty.



[Priest-Arrest]


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Nearly 25 years after a nun was found stabbed and strangled to death in a hospital chapel in Ohio, charges have been filed in her murder.
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Police in Toledo arrested Reverend Gerald Robinson yesterday for the crime. Five months ago they reopened the investigation into the death of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. Police say the 71-year-old nun was stabbed 30 times and strangled in April of 19-80. Her body was found in the chapel of Toledo's Mercy Hospital, where she was the caretaker and where Robinson, who's now 63, had worked as a chaplain. Police say new technology led to Robinson's arrest. But they won't elaborate about evidence or a motive.
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Still ahead on the newscast, we'll check in on the N-F-L draft and find out where a trio of Hokies, and one Hoo will be playing next year.
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and also, it's a sand sculture of mammoth size. We'll tell you why these folks are using earth to celebrate the planet.
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[Rke-Rebuild]


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Rebuilding together, some volunteers made a big difference in Roanoke today.
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Nearly 400-volunteers from area churches and businesses came together to make repairs on 23- city homes. "Rebuilding Together" is an organization that helps elderly and disabled homeowners who are unable to do the work themselves.
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((ED MURRAY: WE ALWAYS SAY THAT THE VOLUNTEERS REAP MORE OF THE REWARDS THAN THE HOMEOWNERS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S REALLY INTERESTING THIS YEAR IS THAT THREE OF THE HOMEOWNERS THAT WE HELPED LAST YEAR ARE OUT WORKING ON SOMEONE ELSE'S HOME THIS YEAR.))
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Volunteers did everything from carpentry to electrical work. Homeowner William Rakes says he never would have been able to repair his home without the help.
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[SOT 9:07:05]
[IN Q=It's one hand]

((WILLIAM RAKES/HOMEOWNER: IT'S ONE HAND HELPING THE OTHER, WORKING TOGETHER. WE NEED MORE OF IT. THAT'S WHAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS IS MORE OF IT.))
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[OUT Q=is more of it]
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"Rebuilding Together" is a not-for-profit organization formerly known as "Christmas in April."
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[Pow-Wow]


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It's billed as the largest Pow Wow in North American History.
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[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM;]

500 Native American tribes from the U-S and Canada are gathered in Albuquerque for the 21st Annual Gathering of Nations. Each year, people travel from around the globe to experience the magic and mysticism of native cultures. It features thousands of dancers, singers and performers, as well as an Indian traders market and the Miss Indian World competition. It also provides a unique opportunity to share in the sacred traditions of America's native people with non-Indians.
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Coming up, Forest's Jake Grove is one of three former Hokies selected on day one of the NFL draft, the current Tech footballers wrap up spring ball, and the Avs pound the Hillcats, but first tonight's extra point,
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[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/Fox Sports; :00]


In today's Busch Race at Talladega with 3 laps to go Bobby Hamilton, Jr. spun pole sitter Clint Bowyer triggering a multi car mess.
That allowed the race to finish under caution. Martin Truex, Jr. showed the way across the stripe with his boss, Dale, Jr. on his bumper. It's the second career Busch win for Truex who also won this season at Bristol.
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Forest native Jake Grove sat around his family's farm today in Bedford County waiting for his name to be called in the NFL Draft. And around 6-45 tonight the wait was over. Grove was selected midway thru the second round with the 45th overall pick by the silver and black of the Oakland Raiders. The former Tech center will head to Northern California later this week for Minicamp.
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Jake's former teammate DeAngelo Hall was the first Hokie to have his name called today.
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The cornerback was the 8th overall selection this afternoon by the Falcons. Hall had 69 tackles and an interception last year for the Hokies. He also returned three punts for touchdowns. The 5-10, 200 pounder nows he has plenty of work to do between now and training camp.
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[OUT Q=like I said."]
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[VO-NAT cont'd]


Tech running back Kevin Jones surprisingly lasted until late in the first round. Jones was expected to be one of the top backs taken, but Oregon State's Steven Jackson and Michigan's Chris Perry went before him, but the Detroit Lions picked K-J up with the 30th overall pick in the first round.
And in one of the the more curious moves of the draft, the Falcons also selected UVA quarterback Matt Schaub with the 90th overall pick in the third round.
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[S-Draft]


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Eli Manning was the top overall selection, picked by the Chargers but he will never suit up for San Diego.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


Peyton's younger brother did the right thing in putting on a happy face and posing for the photo op with the Chargers jersey. But he was the property of San Diego for just about 45 minutes before the team pulled the trigger on a trade with the Giants, who had selected NC State's Phillip Rivers with the 4th pick. The two swapped places, and Manning couldn't be happier.
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[S-Spring]


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Back in the college ranks, the Hokies wrapped up spring workouts today with the Maroon-white game in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


A crowd close to 35 thousand packed Lane Stadium for the festivites.
Early on, Marcus Vick handed off to Justin Hamilton who found daylight for a 6 yard TD to make it 10-nothing white. Vick was 5 of 9 for 89 yards.
In the third quarter, David Clowney gets the pigskin on the end around and finds the endzone from a couple of yards out and it was 20 to nothing.
Late in the game Randall aired it out on the nice ball to Josh Hyman. The white won 20 to nothing. Frank Beamer is nowhere near satisified.
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Hokies Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=practiced hard.]
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[S-Backs]


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Hokie's running back Cedric Humes watched today's action from the sidelines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

The heir apparent to Kevin Jones broke his leg early in spring workouts and is now in a protective foot and on crutches. He says dealing with the adversity has taught him to never take anything for granted.
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Humes bad break has opened the door for Justin Hamilton to slide back into the running back position. The former Clintwood high star says now that he's back he hopes to make his mark as a tailback.
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[OUT Q=...BALL IN THE FALL."]
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The Salem Avalanche whipped the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight in game two of a three game weekend set.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Avalanche vs. Hillcats; :00]


The Avs pounded out 16 hits in this one including that single off the bat of John Helquist. Salem led it big by the middle innings.
Then check out the 'd' from Wade Robinson with the nice play in the hole at short. Salem won it over
[SUPER=37-Salem/11/Lynchburg/2/;]

Lynchburg 11-2. The rubber match of the series is tomorrow at 2 in the Hill City.
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The Avs parent club, the Astros scored their own fair share of runs today in the rarified air of Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Fox SW; :00]


Richard Hidalgo was responsible for 3 RBI's for the stros.
Roger Clemens improved to 4 and oh by striking out 7 Rockies. The Rocket now needs just 11 K's to tie Steve Carlton for 2nd on the all time list. Houston won it over Colorado 8-5.
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[Sand-Sculpture]


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Some folks in Florida are using part of the earth to celebrate Earth Day.
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[SUPER=03-Islamorada, FL;]

A huge sand sculpture used colorful letters to spell out "Embrace the Earth" on the beach at Cheeca Lodge and Spa at Islamorada. The 150-by-20 foot artwork was just part of the Earth Day celebration in the Keys. Other events includes a kids' catch-and-release fishing tournament, an "Anything that Floats" kayak race and a beach side family barbeque. (------------)