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Coming up on News 7-
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The female soldier is now formally charged for prisoner abuse.
A dog breeder appeals a conviction that he operated on dogs- without giving them anesthesia.
Plus working moms staying at home. More are doing it, but some say it's not entirely by choice. The new challenge for moms- and employers-
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News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Radford-Charges]


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Police in Radford have issued an arrest warrant in the robbery and shooting incident on Downey street earlier this week. Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown is wanted on capital murder charges. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.


[Soldier-Charged]


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The female soldier seen in the photographs smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners has now been formally charged.
Private First Class Lynndie England is accused of assaulting Iraqi detainees, conspiring with Specialist Charles Graner to mistreat prisoners and committing an indecent act.
England's family says she is four months pregnant with Graners child, and is being made a scapegoat.
Drew Levinson has more.
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((Hoping to soften her Image--Private First Class Lynndie England's family and friends tried to show off a more flattering side of her Friday. The world first came to know the young soldier in these pictures....photographs taken inside the Abu Ghraib prison. There, England is shown with other American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Since these shots came to light, her family and friends in her small West Virginia hometown have been trying to tell anyone who would listen...what you see is not necessary what you get. JESSICA KLINESTIBER/SISTER : SHE'S VERY KIND-HEARTED, VERY DEPENDABLE, STRONG-MINDED Both England's sister and best friend say she would never do this on her own, that she had to be taking orders and she was just posing for the camera.
DESTINY GOIN/FRIEND: I DON'T BELIEVE LYNNDIE WOULD BE DOING ANY OF THE ACTIONS THAT YOU SEE IN THE PHOTOS. IT'S NOT LIKE HER TO BE LIKE THAT. Right now England is confined to her base at Fort Bragg where she's five months pregnant. The father is Army Specialist Charles Graner, a one-time Pennsylvania prison guard. He's ALSO being investigated for abusing Iraqi prisoners. England's sister says she was very happy in the relationship. As for what her sister is accused of doing, she just can't believe it. "THAT'S NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON SHE IS. SHE WOULD DO ANYTHING. IF ANY ONE OF YOU WOULD NEED MONEY, SHE WOULD GIVE IT TO YOU WITHOUT WANTING ANY MONEY IN RETURN." Drew Levinson, CBS News.))

[Rumsfeld-Apology]


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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the worst is yet to come in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
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Rumsfeld testified before congress today, and used the opportunity to accept blame, and apoligize for the abuse. But that did not keep some lawmakers from asking tough questions.
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[IN Q=WHY DID IT TAKE ]

((SENATOR ROBERT BYRD/(D) W. VA-WHY DID IT TAKE THE TELEVISED BROADCAST OF GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF PRISONER ABUSE?..A BROADCA
ST GENERAL MYERS HAS ACKNOWLEDGED HE TRIED TO SUPRESS? --- DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE-THE IDEA THAT THIS WA

S A STORY BROKEN BY THE MEDIA IS SIMPLY NOT THE FACT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Byrd/(D) West Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Rumsfeld/Secretary of Defense; :11]
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[VO-NAT]

The images of Iraqi abuse and humiliation surfaced a week ago on C-B-S, and Rumsfeld says those were only the beginning -- he warned lawmakers that worse photos AND video exist. Rumsfeld said he does not plan on resigning, and the families of the victims will be compensated. So far 17 soldiers have been removed from duty and six of them are facing court martial for their part.
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[Wall-Ride]


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As Memorial Day approaches, a group of Wytheville natives is getting ready to ride. They're traveling across country on their motorcycles, and as Jennifer Wishon reports, it's all in an effort to make sure Americans don't forget.
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[SUPER=01-Jackie King/Wytheville Vice Mayor; :39]
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((The town of Wytheville is getting revved up ((NATS OF FRANKIE STARTING HIS BIKE)) as a handful of residents prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
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[SOT 16:10:59]
[IN Q=Run for the wall]

((TRENT CREWE/MAYOR: RUN FOR THE WALL STARTED IN CALIFORNIA WITH SOME VIETNAM VETS WHO WERE HEADED TO WASHINGTON TO RAISE AWARENESS OF POW'S AND MIA'S AND FOUR YEARS AGO THEY HAD TO MAKE TWO ROUTES - A SOUTHERN ROUTE AND CENTRAL ROUTE AND THE SOUTHERN ROUTE HAD TO COME THROUGH HERE.))
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[OUT Q=come through here]

Wytheville is one of nine stops on a cross country motorcycle trip from California to Washingto D.C. The goal is to remind Americans of the thousands of soldiers still missing in action and to honor those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
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((JACKIE KING/VICE MAYOR: IT'S REALLY AWESOME TO SEE THEM GET OFF 81 AND COME DOWN FOURTH STREET TO WITHERS PARK WITH THEIR POW AND MIA AND AMERICAN FLAGS ON THEIR BIKES.)) [RUNS 09]
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Each biker has his own reason for riding. Frankie Scott was inspired by the upcoming dedication of the WWII Memorial.
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[IN Q=My father who served]

((FRANKIE SCOTT: MY FATHER WHO SERVED IN WWII AND HE RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART. HE IS NOW DECEASED AND I FEEL IT'S AN HONOR TO HIM AND HONOR TO OTHERS IN WWII WHO DIED OR WERE INJURED IN BATTLE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=injured in battle]

Scott and other riders know they're in for an emotional and physically draining trip. But feel a calling to remind the government they haven't forgotten and want their fallen and captured comrades brought home.
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[IN Q=When we stop at]

((ROBERT ATWELL SR.: WHEN WE STOP AT THE SCHOOLS THE SPECIAL THING FOR ME IS TO SEE CHILDREN COMING OUT WITH AMERICAN FLAGS AND TO KNOW THAT TEACHERS ARE TEACHING PATRIOTISM TO OUR SMALL CHILDREN.)) [RUNS09]
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: RUN FOR THE WALL WILL ACTUALLY MAKE A STOP IN WYTHEVILLE MAY 26TH. AREA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO COME OUT AND GIVE THE VETERANS A WARM WELCOME BEFORE THEY HEAD OUT TO ROANOKE THE NEXT DAY.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=the next day]

Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Wytheville.))

[Fall-Bedford]


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A worker who fell off a house in Bedford yesterday has died.
Police say 47-year-old Sanford Lewis of Lynchburg was fixing a roof when he slipped and fell, landing on a concrete driveway.
He died last night at Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Lewis worked for Liberty Home Improvements in Lynchburg.

[Foley]


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A longtime Patrick County dog-breeder is appealing a conviction on animal cruelty charges. Clarence Foley was today found guilty in general district court of performing a cesarean sections on two dogs without anesthesia.
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Foley, a former dog-breeder and industrial engineer, has no medical certification.
[SUPER=03-Stuart;]

The 61-year old took responsibility for just one of the operations, saying it was an emergency and that icy weather kept him from seeking medical help for Buffy the poodle. Foley's niece says she can't imagine he'd do anything inhumane.
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[IN Q=I though he did the dogs...]

((TERESA SPENCER/FOLEY'S NIECE: I THOUGHT HE DID THE DOGS REALLY GOOD. EVERYTIME I'VE BEEN OVER THERE THE DOGS START BARKING AND WANTING HIM TO COME AROUND.))
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[OUT Q=and wanting him to come around.]
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[VO NAT :08] Neither Foley, who was whisked away by friends, or his lawyer had much to say about the judge's decision. But the Commonwealth's Attorney did.
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[IN Q=I thought it was the correct one.]

((CHRIS CORBETT/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I THOUGHT IT WAS THE CORRECT ONE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE. THE COMMONWEALTH WAS PLEASED AT HOW ITS CASE CAME OUT, WAS DEVELOPED.))
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Foley was sentenced to two months in jail and a one thousand dollar fine.
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He's also prohibited from owning dogs or cats for the next three years.

[Powerline-Suit]


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Opponents of a proposed AEP powerline still have not given up their fight.
The Sierra Club plans to file a lawsuit to overturn AEP's permit to build the line across national forest land.
The 765 kilo-volt line would run from Wyoming County West Virginia to Jackson's Ferry in Wythe County.
The Sierra Club says the forest service's 2002 decision to allow the line to cross public land violates federal law and forest service regulations.

[working-moms]


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This mother's day finds more moms opting OUT of their jobs and staying home with their kids
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Last year roughly 57 percent of married moms with children under age three worked, down four percent from 61 percent in 1997.
Surveys are finding that many of these mothers want to work as long as they can work fewer hours, but their demanding job requirements are an obstacle.
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((PAMELA STONE/SOCIOLOGIST; WHAT I FOUND IS THAT WOMEN ARE NOT MAKING CHOICES THAT REFLECTED THEIR PREFERENCES, THEY WERE MAKING CHOICES THAT REFLECTED THEIR CONSTRAINTS, THE ALL OR NOTHING NATURE OF THEIR JOBS THAT THEY WERE IN.))
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[OUT Q=THAT THEY WERE IN.]
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The women's movement swung open career doors- but one economist and mother of five says now women have a new challenge.
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((SYLVIA ANN HEWLETT/ECONOMIST AND AUTHOR; THE SECOND GENERATION CHALLENGE IS HOW TO USE WOMEN WELL OVER THEIR LIFESPAN))
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[OUT Q=in their thirties.]
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[vo-nat]
Hewlett says women should be not be shut off in their child bearing years. And she says they should be able to contribute in the workforce as they age.
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Virginia lawmakers sign off on a budget agreements.
Still ahead on News 7, why few in the General Assembly seem happy about it.
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Plus the Air force picks up the pieces from yesterday's plane crash. The search for what went wrong next.
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as Roanoke College opens the D3 regional softball tournament with a bang! Cave Spring wins again on the high school diamond. Plus, we'll check on the latest changes at the Scott Robertson Memorial. And Tiger's on the prowl in Charlotte. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Plane-Crash]

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Investigators are looking into what caused a military jet to crash on a farm in Franklin County yesterday.
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The F-15 Strike Eagle went down in woods off of Factory Hill Road. Both airmen aboard ejected and were rescued safely. Now about 60 men and women from the Air Force are looking for debris- cataloguing and marking each piece they find.

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[IN Q=We're securing the scene...]

((CAPT. JEFF JONES/U.S. AIR FORCE SPOKESMAN; WE'RE SECURING THE SCENE AND OBVIOUSLY MARKING THE DEBRIS, YOU SEE THEM OUT THERE WITH FLAGS. AND THAT IS JUST PART OF SECURING THE SCENE SO WHEN THE INVESTIGATION BOARD COMES THEY WILL TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION.))
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[OUT Q=gather all the information.]
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Air Force officials say the investigation could take weeks or months. As far as any hazardous materials- Franklin County safety officials say they are happy with how clean up is going. They say the danger to residents, if any, is minimal. The jet was not carrying any munitions.
It was based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
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[Bedford-Plane]


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A pilot from Waynesboro had to make an emergency landing in Bedford County this morning, after his home built plane developed engine trouble.
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Pilot Jerry Bass and his passenger weren' t injured as the two-seater landed on Heathwood Drive.
But the plane was damaged when it drifted into the grass and tipped onto its nose.
Bass built the experimental plane himself, and has logged 165 hours in the cockpit. Unsure of what caused the problem, Bass planned to haul the damaged plane home by truck.
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[XGR-Budget]


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It was supposed to be a 60-day session.. it lasted nearly twice that long.
But Virginia's lawmakers have finally produced a a new two-year budget.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Richmond.
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((GOVERNOR, GOOD TO SEE YOU SIR..))
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Better late than never.
Around 2:30 Friday afternoon, a House and Senate committee delivered Virginia's next two-year budget to Governor Mark Warner, nearly two months behind schedule.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: I THINK THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE IS GOING TO BENEFIT A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF VIRGINIANS AND I'M PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS.))
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[OUT Q=of your efforts.]
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((VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: INDEED IN MY 37 YEARS IN THE HOUSE I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A STARK DIFFERENCE IN THE STARTING POINT OF EACH BUDGET.))
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[OUT Q=of each budget.]


For 115 days they haggled over a 59 billion dollar spending plan that includes a billion and a half dollars in new taxes.
The process threatened to split the Republican majority between those willing to compromise and those who say the democratic process was subverted.
[SOT 14:41:00]

((KIRKLAND COX/R- COLONIAL HEIGHTS: I THINK THAT'S THE LESSON IS YOU'VE GOT TO CAMPAIGN ON THIS STUFF OR ELSE YOU'RE GOING TO END UP HAVING THIS EVERY TIME. YOU JUST CAN'T SAY YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING AND NOT RAISE TAXES AND SUDDENLY COME DOWN HERE AND DO IT AND THEN TRY TO JAM IT DOWN PEOPLE'S THROAT.))
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Lynchburg's Preston Bryant, who helped craft the compromise, says he still has a home in the G-O-P.
[SOT 14:42:50]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: I CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS THE BEST PARTY TO GOVERN VIRGINIA AND I'M NOT GOING TO WAVER FROM THAT. THE PARTY WILL SURVIVE AND WE'LL DO WELL.))
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[OUT Q=we'll do well.]
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((DEL. BEN CLINE/R-LEXINGTON: WE ARE THE MAJORITY IN VIRGINIA SO WE HAVE DIVERGING VIEWS. THE MAJORITY OF THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS VOTED AGAINST THIS BUDGET, BUT WE'LL COME TOGETHER AND GOVERN THE STATE EFFECTIVELY FOR YEARS TO COME.))
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[OUT Q=for years to come.]

[Standup ] ((And their work's not done yet. Lawmakers will have to return on June 16th to vote on any amendments Governor Warner makes to the budget.. changes he says will be mostly minor. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))
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Some big changes for veterans care in Western Virginia.
What's in store when News 7 returns.
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Plus one shoe-maker says a computer can care for your feet.
These high tech shoes coming up.
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[Commercial]

[Salem-Va]


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Virginia veterans will soon have access to more outpatient services.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans today for 13 new outpatient clinics in the state, including facilities in Radford, Lynchburg and Staunton.
Medical Centers in both Richmond and Hampton will also undergo expansion and renovations.
This is all part of the V-A's plan to modernize and improve its healthcare facilities nationwide.

[Andy-Theft]


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It's a crime that might require the skills of Deputy Barney Fife.
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Someone's made off with a plaque from the statue honoring "The Andy Griffith" Show.
Raleigh North Carolina police say the plaque and its concrete setting are gone.
The plaque says- The Andy Griffith Show A simpler time, a sweeter place, a lesson, a laugh, a father and a son.
Now the search is on to get the plaque back.
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[S-Extra]


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Roanoke opens the NCAA regional softball tourney with a win. Cave Spring also gets one on the diamond. Plus, we'll check with the folks at the Scott Robertson. But first your Extra Point -
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Today the New Orleans Hornets fired Tim Floyd after just one season. Floyd's overall NBA record is just 93 and 235, including his time in Chicago.
And the Atlanta Hawks are also looking for a new head coach after showing Terry Stotts the door. Stotts went 28 and 54 this past season as the Hawks missed the playoffs for the 5th consecutive year. 5 coaches have now been fired.
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[S-NCAA]


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The NCAA regional softball tournament opened today in Salem at the Moyer complex with Averett losing to Bethany College in the opener of the double elimination event 2-to-nothing.
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The final game of day one would pit host Roanoke College against Atlanta's Emory College. The the visitors from downtown Hotlanta would score in the top of the first as Mary Nicol rips one into left field plating Betsy Bruinsma. It's 1-to-nothing Emory. But Roanoke would come back in its half of the frame. Amy Alexander slaps one hard into left field herself to give the Noke a baserunner. Later in the inning, Kim Rowe - the Maroons' slugger from Hampton will groove one over the center field fence.
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The two run homer puts Roanoke on top and the Maroons hang on to win it 4 to 3.
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The tournament continues tomorrow with Averett playing at 2:30 and Roanoke at 5pm at the Moyer Complex.

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On the high school softball diamond tonight the Cave Spring Knights hosted the Blacksburg Bruins.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Bruins vs. Knights; :00]

The sun was falling fast at game time making the shadows tough on the players. But Beth Mast's Cave Spring girls had little trouble lighting up the scoreboard as they pounded out 22 hits, took advantage of several Blacksburg errors and got 8
[super=34-Blacksburg/0/Cave Spring/17;]

strikeouts from pitcher Jillian Sullivan. The Knights pick up the 17-to-0 River Ridge district win over the Bruins.
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[S-Scott]


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The prestigious Scott Robertson Memorial junior golf tournament is set to open next week at the Roanoke Country Club.

It's the 21st year for an event that continues to evolve. Steve Mason has more on some changes for 2004.
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[S-Catholic]


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Roanoke Catholic coach Dick Wall maybe stepping down, but not until he helps yet another of his former players step up.
Senior forward Pashka Morkeliunas (mork-a-loon-us) will play his college basketball at Long Island University.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


This morning Morkeliunas signed his letter of intent to Long Island where he has accepted a full scholarship. He averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds a game this past season for the Celtics. Pashka chose Long Island over Radford and Boston University.
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[S-Tiger]


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Before yesterday - Tiger Woods had never played in Charlotte - now the queen city may turn into one of his favorite places.
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Yesterday Woods shot his first bogey free round of the year, and today he fired his best round since February as he carded a six under par 66 to move to 9 under par and to the top of the leader board at the Wachovia Championship.
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You can catch the final two rounds of the tournament right here on WDBJ-7 tomorrow and Sunday.

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Virginia's much anticipated three game weekend series with Florida State in baseball got off to a rough start last night. The Seminoles shutout UVa 8-to-0. Tonight's game at Davenport field is sold out, there are a few tickets available for Sunday afternoon's game.

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You could say it's sci fi- meets sneaker.
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Today the smart shoe was unveiled- the first ever shoe with a computer chip built inside.
It can sense the amount of cushioning a runner needs based on weight, on or off the road.
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((IF YOU'RE 150 POUNDS YOU HIT THE GROUND WITH 450 POUNDS with THREE TIMES YOUR BODYWEIGHT SO WE NEEDED MATERIAL OF HIT THE GROUND.))
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Information is sent to the tiny computer inside- and a small motor on the bottom of the shoe adjusts an internal cable system.
Adidas hopes the sneaker is a shoe-in.
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(Toss: It will cost 250-dollars)