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An elderly man is missing tonight in Montgomery County. Authorities are asking people to be on the lookout for him.

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What went on tonight on two developments proposed for Roanoke County.
And meet the newest babies at the San Diego zoo.
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Plus cover those flowers tonight.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((EVERYBODY IS EMOTIONALLY DRAINED AND EXHAUSTED. NEXT HANDFUL OF DAYS))
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The state's historic budget impasse is coming to a close.
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[XGR-budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The long wait is nearly over.
The House and Senate agreed today on a tax plan.
That means the state could have a budget in just a few days.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Meghan /Starlink;]


Meghan Muldoon has been following the debate all day. She joins us now from the State Capitol. Jean, the good news for Virginians is that both houses have approved a revenue plan.
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The bad news for Virginians is that its going to cost them. [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK]
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[IN Q=A ONE-POINT-FOUR BILLION]
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(( A one-point-four billion dollar tax package that freezes car tax relief passed easily in the Senate but ran into some trouble in the House.
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((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: I DARE SAY FEW OF ANY OF YOU WERE GOING TO RENEGE ON THIS CAR TAX PROMISE: 05)) [RUNS:08]

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(( IT HAS BEEN WITHOUT A DOUBT THE MOST UNPOPULAR GET RID OF THIS TAX AND THE NEXT YEAR.)) [RUNS:16]

[SOT 02:25:04]

(( WHOSE MONEY IS THIS DOES THIS MONEY BELONG THAT YOU PROMISED YOU WERE GOING TO GIVE IT BACK TO?)) [RUNS:09]
Despite a heated debate, a majority of delegates voted for the measure which also boosts the state sales tax and the state cigarette tax.
Lynchburg Delegate Preston Bryant Virginians should be happy with the results.
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((Bryant bite))
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Governor Warner who initiated the tax debate last fall said he was proud of legislators and happy with the outcome but that it wasn't easy getting there.
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((IT'S BEEN A WILD RIDE.)) [RUNS:02]))
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In fact, the ride isn't over. The two chambers still have to decide on how to spend all that money.

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Jean, conferees


[Franklin-Budget]


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Taxes are going up for Franklin County residents. The Board of Supervisors tonight passed a new budget with a four- to- three vote. After "sharp" debate, supervisors voted to increase taxes by 53 cents - one cent lower than originally proposed. The Board also voted NOT to grant Franklin County Speedway owner Whitey Taylor a permit to operate his race- track. Supervisors say Taylor needs to fix the track's erosion problems.

[County-Supers]


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It wasn't budgets but two controversial development projects that brought out a large crowd in Roanoke County tonight.
The Board of Supervisors took action but many went home disappointed. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Justin McLeod is in the newsroom to tell us why. So Justin where do the projects stand?
Jean, as expected the county delayed a vote on Keagy Village.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL NEwsroom]
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Supervisors were then expected to vote on the Slate Hill project but that too was delayed in hopes a compromise can be reached.
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[SUPER=01-Maryellen Goodlatte/Kahn Developement's Attorney; 1:17]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CARS DRIVING BY ON ROUTE 419))
If you've driven near the Tanglewood Mall lately, you've probably noticed the changing landscape on this hillside.
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((KRISTIN PECKMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: EVERY TIME I PASS BY THE TANGLEWOOD MALL AREA AND SEE THIS SCARPED HILLSIDE I'M RATHER HORRIFIED.)) [Runs05]
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That hillside is known as the Slate Hill Project.
Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre office and retail park near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220.


Last month, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied the rezoning request, citing a lack of details.
Some Supervisors feel the same way.
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((MICHAEL ALTZIER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ME TO JUSTIFY AT THIS POINT AND TIME WHAT IS THE RIGHT DECISION.)) [Runs06]
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County leaders have concerns over increased traffic and possible erosion on the hillside.
Rather than reject the project, supervisors decided to delay a vote so the developer can address some of these issues.
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((JAMES SMITH/SLATE HILL DEVELOPER: ARE YOU CONFIDENT SOMETHING CAN BE WORKED OUT? I AM CERTAINLY WILLING.)) [Runs05]
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Also willing to compromise is Kahn Development.
They want to build a village style shopping complex on Route 419 near Allstate Insurance but many nearby residents oppose it.
As a result, Kahn asked and Supervisors agreed to send the project back to the Planning and Zoning Commission so the project can be changed.
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((MARY ELLEN GOODLATTE/KAHN DEVELOPMENT'S ATTORNEY: IT'S JUST SHIFTING A LITTLE BIT. IT'S SHIFTING FROM HAVING ITS ORIENTATION NEAR KEAGY ROAD AND TO HAVING ITS ORIENTATION TOWARD 419 BUT THE BASIC CONCEPT IS THE SAME.)) [Runs09]
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Opponents of the Keagy Road Project showed up in large numbers but none spoke.
One nearby resident actually got up and supported the compromise.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /NEwsroom;]


Jean, the county will revisit Keagy Road at its June first meeting and Slate Hill May 25th.


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Montgomery County authorities are looking for a missing man tonight.
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Deputies say 83 year old Ralph Price wandered away from the Wheatland Retirement Community about six tonight.
Price suffers from dementia and does not have any medication with him.
He's about six feet tall and weighs 170 pounds.
He's wears glasses and is balding.
He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a tan polo shirt.
If you've seen him, you're asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department.
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The search for a missing army helicopter is over.
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Military crews and law enforcement spent all day searching around Florence South Carolina for the missing Blackhawk chopper and its three crewmen, but it was a trucker on Interstate 95 who finally spotted the wreckage.
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((DUSTY OWENS/FLORENCE CO., SC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; THE WRECKAGE IS ACTUALLY BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-95 IN A VERY WOODED AREA.))
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Military officials from Fort Bragg, North Carolina say there are no visible signs of survivors.
The names of the crewmen have not been released.
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[Bus-Wreck]


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Two accidents in one day at the "same spot on the same stretch" of road in Montgomery County. It happened along Camp Carrysbrook Road in Riner.
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A school bus carrying nine student and two teachers from Auburn High School slid off the road and onto its side around 8:15 this morning. No one was seriously hurt, but the bus driver has been charged with reckless driving. 61 year old Bradford Charles Grems has also been suspended with pay.
**And just hours later, a dump truck coming to fix Carrysbrook road overturns at the same spot. Residents say, accidents like this happen here all the time.
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((WILBUR MULLINS:IF ITS DRY AND IF NOTHING BUT A CAR GOES OVER THERE, YOUR' all right, BUT A TRUCK AND PERHAPS THIS MORNING A SCHOOL BUS. IT BREAKS OFF :18))
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V-DOT graded the road again today and widened it slightly. Residents say more needs to be down with the edges of the road to prevent future accidents like these.
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[Clearbrook]


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It's going to be a "big job" getting a volunteer rescue squad in Roanoke County back in business. That's according to the medical director for the state office of emergency services.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The Clearbrook squad recently had its license suspended after its operational medical director resigned. Dr. Cheryl Haas (Hoss) stepped down after learning the squad was under investigation for what one county official described as possibly "inappropriate" financial action. Trauma surgeon Dr. Carol Gilbert, who also serves as the medical director for the Virginia Office of EMS, says Clearbrook approached her about taking over for Dr. Haas.
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((DR. CAROL GILBERT/MEDICAL DIR., VA OFFICE OF EMS: AT THE PRESENT TIME THEY'D HAVE TO GO BACK THROUGH THE STATE TO GET THEIR LICENSURE BACK AND THAT REQUIRES MORE THAN ALOT MORE THAN JUST YOUR MEDICAL DIRECTOR. IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE IT'S JUST A LONG HARD ROAD TO RECOVER.))
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Ultimately, Gilbert did not take the position. She says the squad had concerns about her suggestions. The squad has a matter of days to find a new OMD or risk losing its license completely.
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They lost their sister in Iraq. Today two soldiers decide if they'll return to the war zone.
That's next on News 7.
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Plus the latest on fighting around Fallujah.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Tech and UVa women fight the fence and the elements tonight at Salem. Angela Tincher is almost perfect again on the hill for James River. The ODAC lacrosse tourney opens tomorrow. Deng is leaving Duke and this Eagles is flying into Green Bay. Tonight on the big 7.))
[Iraq]

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Fighting with insurgents erupted again in Fallujah- as U-S helicopter gunships hammered targets.
Gunfire and explosions could be heard for two hours.
Stacy Case has the latest on what's going on there.
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(( THESE AREN'T THE SOUNDS OF SUCCESS IN IRAQ. THEY'RE THE SOUNDS OF ENDLESS CHALLENGES U-S FORCES FACE MORE THAN YEAR AFTER THE WAR. TUESDAY, GUNFIRE AND EXPLOSIONS ROCKED FALLUJAH FOR TWO HOURS AS A FRAGILE CEASE FIRE UNRAVELED. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD SAYS U-S MARINES WON'T TOLERATE VIOLENCE FROM INSURGENTS FIRING FROM INSIDE MOSQUES. DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Realistically if you've got some very tough people in a city that are terrorists. You have to expect they are not going to be terribly cooperative. WITH STEADY UNREST IN THE SUNNI MUSLIM CITY, THE GOAL OF U-S FORCES SEEMS EVER MORE ELUSIVE. We are here to keep order and keep things organized. that's our main goal here. MARINES ARE TRAINING IRAQI SECURITY FORCES TO JOIN THEM ON PATROLS IN THE COMING DAYS.
IN ANOTHER CHALLENGING HOTSPOT--- U-S FORCES BATTLED THE SHIITE MILITIA LOYAL TO RADICAL CLERIC MUQTADA AL SADR, KILLI

NG 64 GUNMEN.
THE FIGHTING CAME OUTSIDE NAJAF AS SPANISH FORCES BEGAN THE FIRST LEG OF THEIR TRIP HOME--- FLASHING "THUMBS UP" AS TH

EY CONVOYED OUT.
AND IN BAGHDAD, ONE SOLDIER WAS KILLED, BRINGING THE NUMBER OF DEAD U-S TROOPS TO AT LEAST 115 IN JUST ONE MONTH--- THE

SAME NUMBER LOST DURING THE INVASION OF IRAQ. THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS VISITED SADDAM HUSSEIN. THE U-S DESCRIBES IT AS A ROUTINE CHECK UP ON A PRISONER OF WAR. HE TURNS 67 WEDNESDAY. STACY CASE/CBS NEWS: ON CAPITOL HILL, CONGRESS IS WORKING TO GET THE U-S AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ IN PLACE BEFORE JUNE 30TH. JOHN NEGROPONTE TOLD THE SENATE FOREIGN
RELATIONS COMMITTEE TUESDAY THAT IRAQIS WILL HAVE A LOT MORE SOVEREIGNTY THAN THEY HAVE NOW--- BUT THE U-S WILL KEEP TH

E ROLE OF PROVIDING SECURITY.))

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Two Wisconsin sisters call their choice NOT to rejoin their National Guard units in Iraq ``by far the most difficult decision'' they've ever made.
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Rachel and Charity Witmer returned home following the death of Charity's twin during an ambush in Baghdad earlier this month. They announced today they've asked for non-combat jobs outside Iraq. Their military commanders recommended they avoid combat.
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((LT. COL. TOM DONOVAN--IF EITHER WERE HARMED, A FAMILY ALREADY DEVASTATED BY ONE TRAGIC LOSS WOULD BE NEEDLESSLY SHATTERED AGAIN FOREVER.)) ((THEY WERE QUITE FRANKLY TORN BY THIS DECISION THEY HAVE A FAMILY HERE IN WISCONSIN AND A FAMILY IN IRAQ.))
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Michelle died on April 9th in Baghdad when her National Guard unit was ambushed. Her family went public, and asked the Pentagon not to send the sisters back to Iraq.
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Could dental x-rays be harmful to unborn children?
The latest research when News 7 returns.
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Plus we know too much sun can be harmful. That's why one city wants to keep kids out of tanning beds.
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[Pregnancy-Xrays]


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Women who have dental x-rays while pregnant may be more likely to give birth to a low birthweight baby.
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The link between medical x-rays and pregnancy has long been established, but not dental x-rays. In their study, researchers from the University of Washington found that women who had a higher radiation dose from a dental x-ray did in fact have a greater risk of delivering a low birth weight infant.
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[Fake-Tan]


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There could soon be a ban on "the fake tan"- at least in one California city.
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The city of San Francisco is considering banning anyone under 18 from setting foot in tanning beds.
The legislation will likely meet resistance from teens- many whom find it trendy to use tanning beds before hitting the beach.
But some parents say they like the idea.
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((RICH KOLTUN/PARENT: WELL I AGREE WITH IT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. I HAVE A SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD AT HOME AND I WOULD STRONGLY DISCOURAGE HIM. WE HAVE A HISTORY OF SKIN PROBLEMS IN THE FAMILY, MELANOMA ETC.))
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Some say teens should consider alternatives such as spray on tanning, solutions that give similar results without the dangers.
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Softball highlights from the Moyer and the Jackson River Complex. Plus, the ODAC lacrosse tourney is set to open, and UVa football gets another Rockbridge County Wildcat. But first tonight's Extra Point -
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Jermaine Taylor, the first team all-American linebacker from Bridgewater College has been invited to the Green Bay Packers three day mini-camp later this week. Taylor had more than 20 tackles for losses this past season. He was a four year starter for the Eagles under head coach Mike Clark.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies beat UVa tonight in softball and in the process wrapped up their season series with the Cavs 2 games to 1.
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This was a big night for Tech coach Scot Thomas, who was after career win number 300 in his 9 season in Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00]

It was not exactly an ideal night for softball with the wind whipping and fans bundled up in the stands. The Hokies would play some solid defense tonight. Katie Maynard fields the UVa bunt and she will start the double play with the throw to first. The 1-3-5 double play shuts down the Cavs. But UVa would tie the game and eventually force extra innings as Hannah Owings hits a shot over the fence in center field. Tech's Teresa Walsh will go right over the fence with it.
[SUPER=34-Virginia/3/Virginia Tech/6;]

Fortunately, she was OK and the Hokies were just fine as well as they win it 6-to-3 in 8 innings.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Megan Evans was the key for the Hokies as she hit two homer including a grand slam late in the 8th inning to seal it. She finished with ___ rbis.

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On the high school diamond - the defending state champs from James River took on Covington this afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Covington/Knights vs. Cougars; :00]

This one played at the brand new Jackson River Sports Complex. And it was pretty much all James River. The Knights' Melissa Broughman (BROMAN) hits one past the pitcher for a base hit. That will bring home Jennifer Windsor to put the Knights up by two runs in the first. Later in the same frame, Katrina Craddock smashes one hard into center field. Meaghan Funk and Katherine Reynolds score as James River wins 8 to 0.
[super=34-James River/8/Covington/0;]

Angela Tincher would make short work of the Cougars as she strikes out 17 batters and the Knights improve to 9 and 2.

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The ODAC men's lacrosse tournament begins tomorrow. Top seeded Washington & Lee hosts fourth seeded Lynchburg at four.
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Second seeded Roanoke is at home against third seeded Hampden-Sydney in a must win situation for all.
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Roanoke lost to the Tigers earlier in the season without one of the teams top players in Garrett Yuralian (YUR-rail-in) who was injured but he's back.
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The Rockbridge Co. Wildcats football team put another player in a UVa uniform today. Wildcat junior Aaron Clark made a verbal commitment to play for Al Groh this afternoon. Clark is a six six, 230 pounder who played tight end and defensive end this past year for coach Billy Mills in the Valley district. Last year Rockbridge's Jon Kirchner signed with the Cavs.

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Duke star Luol Deng is apparently ready to turn pro.
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The freshman standout is planning head to the NBA after just one season in college if all goes according to plan. Deng's dad says his son is making himself available for the NBA Draft, but will keep open his option of returning to school by not hiring an agent. Aldo Deng also told The News & Observer in Raleigh that his son will attend classes at Duke this summer.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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The only other Duke player to leave after just one season was Corey Maggette in 1999. He was a first round pick.

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The NBA announced its all-rookie team today and two of the first team members are anything but a surprise.
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Lebron James, the NBA's rookie of the year, leads the way as a unanimous pick. This season James won every single rookie of the month honor, as well in the Eastern Conference. Carmelo Anthony is also a unanimous pick on the team. Like Lebron - Carmelo won all six rookie of the month honors in the west.
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Dwayne Wade, Kirk Hinrich (HINE-RICK) and Chris Bosh also made the team in voting done of the league's 29 coaches.

[Lake-Cleanup]


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The annual "Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake" day is being expanded this year, but organizers say it's not because there's more trash to pick up.
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They say it's because they want to take more time to properly thank the volunteers. So instead of having an appreciation party following Saturday's cleanup, the party will be held on Sunday. More than 700-volunteers took part last year. Organizers say they've almost reached that number already this year.
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[Koalas]


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It's a zoo at the San Diego zoo-
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as people clamour for a glimpse of baby koalas.
The four koala joeys- two males, two females are making their debut.
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