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Coming up on News 7-
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The search for a man presumed dead in the James River is over. A Former Iraqi hostage is back in the comforts of home, and talking about his ordeal. And some newlyweds are riding high after one unique wedding.
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Plus Mother Nature celebrates her day with sunshine. News 7 is next.

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((I DIDN'T KNOW THE DAY, THE TIME, THE PLACE, I JUST TOLD THE LORD YOU PICK THE DAY, TIME PLACE, AND HE PICKED IT THAT SUNDAY MORNING.))
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A private contractor held for nearly a month speaks about his escape, and his ordeal.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Former hostage Thomas Hamill is back at home with his family in Mississippi.
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He and his wife Kelly landed at one this morning before heading home for some peace and quiet. It was a great day for a picnic in Macon, and Hamill and his family did just that.
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((THOMAS HAMILL/FORMER HOSTAGE IN IRAQ--I HUGGED THEM I WAS GLAD TO SEE THEM, AND IT'S JUST WONDERFUL TO BE BACK IN MISSISSIPPI ON SOME SOIL THAT I'M USED TO WALKING ON. IT'S PRETTY TOUGH IN IRAQ, THEY'LL PULL IT OUT FROM UNDER YOU IF YOU DON'T WATCH IT))
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Wounded arm and all, Hamill played catch with his sons and nephews. Hamill was working as a trucker for a Halliburton *subsidiary* when he was taken hostage in April. He escaped from his captors last Sunday and is recovering from a gunshot wound.
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The president says the recent scandal over U-S soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners will not derail the military mission there. But as Kelly Cobiella reports, the scandal is only adding fuel to the fire in some parts of Iraq.
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((THE ABUSE OF PRISONERS AT ABU GRAHIB PRISON IS A STAIN ON AMERICA'S HONOR AND REPUTATION, IN THE WORDS OF PRESIDENT BUSH. AND THE PENTAGON SAYS MANY MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF ABUSE COULD BE RELEASED. (NATS RUMMY) AMERICA'S APOLOGIES ARE DOING LITTLE TO SOOTHE IRAQI ANGER.
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"I'd like to tell Mr. Rumsfeld that his apology is not enough for us, because his soldiers made major damage on our souls."
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THE SCANDAL IS GIVING NEW LIFE TO A REBELLION IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY. FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THREE SOUTHERN CITIES SATURDAY, AFTER RADICAL SHIA CLERIC MUQTADA AL SADR URGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO DRIVE OUT THE AMERICAN ARMY.
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U-S ADMINISTRATOR PAUL BREMER IS TRYING TO CONTAIN THE DAMAGE. SURROUNDED BY HEAVILY ARMED GUARDS, HE MET WITH IRAQI LEADERS TO TALK ABOUT THE TRANSFER OF POWER... AND TO ASSURE THEM THE ABUSES AT ABU GRAHIB WOULD NOT BE IGNORED. (7:16:23) as the president has said we will get to the bottom of it and people who have committed crimes will be punished according to the law." ONE SOLDIER... LYNNDIE ENGLAND... SEEN IN THE ABUSE PHOTOS PUBLISHED AROUND THE WORLD... WAS OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT AND CONSPIRING TO MISTREAT PRISONERS FRIDAY. FIVE OTHER PRISON GUARDS ALSO FACE MILITARY CHARGES. THE NEW COMMANDER AT ABU GRAHIB PROMISES THAT ABUSE WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. BUT PROMISES... LIKE APOLOGIES... HOLD LITTLE WEIGHT WITH ANGRY IRAQIS. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS.))

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The search for a missing Rockbridge County man is now over. Bedford County investigators say the body of 51- year- old Joseph Wheeler was found near Snowden Dam around ten- thirty this morning. Dominion Power was called in to lower the water level so rescue workers could retrieve his body.
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Dive teams and rescue workers from across the state have been searching for Wheeler since last Friday. That after he reportedly went swimming in the James River near Big Island and never returned.
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Wheeler's body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy. His death is still under investigation.

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Police in Radford have arrested the man they say was involved in a fatal shooting earlier this week.
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*Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown* was arrested today in connection with the death of Brian Keith Gray in Radford.
The shooting happened around 10:45 Tuesday night on Downey Street, several blocks from Radford University's campus.
Brown is charged with capital murder.
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Police say the shooting was part of a robbery. 25-year old Brian Keith Gray died from a gunshot wound to the head. Another male victim was shot in the lower back.
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Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a Roanoke man in critical condition.
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Police say an officer heard shots in the 33-hundred block of Salem Turnpike just before three.
When officials arrived on the scene, they found 32 year old Raghib Muhammad suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. Muhammad was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Line or Roanoke City Police.
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One man was killed in an accident in Campbell County last night.
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Officials say 33-year-old Alton Tweedy, Junior was driving on Candler's Mountain Road near Dove Lane when he ran off the road, hit a mailbox then continued off the road and struck a tree. Officers say he was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown through the windshield.
Investigators say the truck Tweedy was driving was illegal -- and had bald racing tires and no tags. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[LU-Graduation]


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Liberty University sent its latest class out into the world with some politically charged words today. Senior White House Advisor Karl Rove served as the University's commencement speaker. As Jennifer Wishon reports, Rove wasn't the only one making his voice heard.
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((POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE))
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More than two- thousand students ended their college careers at Liberty University Saturday in front of a full house at the Vines Center.
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((JOSHUA GIBSON: I'M SETTING UP INTERVIEWS RIGHT NOW FOR YOUTH MINISTRY POSITIONS AND THEN OFF TO SEMINARY A FEW YEARS DOWN THE ROAD AND THEN TO THE MISSIONS FIELD.))
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((LU CHOIR SINGING: AND EVERY ANGEL KNOWS THY NAME))
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The commencement ceremony included a mixture of prayer and politics. University Chancellor Jerry Falwell reflected on Liberty's accomplishments before introducing commencement speaker Karl Rove.
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((JERRY FALWELL: THE ONLY MAN I KNOW BEATEN AND HAMMERED MORE BY THE LEFT THAN KARL ROVE IS HIS BOSS GEORGE BUSH.))
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Rove's light- hearted advice drew applause and laughter from the crowd.
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((KARL ROVE: WHEN YOU GO IN FOR THE JOB INTERVIEWS DON'T ACT LIKE YOU'RE SMARTER THAN THE PERSON YOU INTERVIEW WITH. EVEN IF YOU ARE.))
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The President's senior advisor encouraged graduates to pick their friends and political leaders based on character.
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((KARL ROVE: POLITICAL PLATFORMS AND POSITION PAPERS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT ONE OF THE MOST VITAL AND OVERLOOKED QUALITIES IS CHARACTER - THE CAPACITY TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS QUICKLY AND WITH CONFIDENCE.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE 31ST GRADUATION CEREMONY HERE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WAS LIKE NONE- OTHER. AS STUDENTS GRADUATED INSIDE THE VINES CENTER THERE WAS JUST AS MUCH POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE OUTSIDE.))
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((HEY, HEY, HO, HO. GEORGE BUSH HAS GOT TO GO.))
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John Kerry supporters from Staunton to Roanoke met Rove as he arrived on campus - serving as a reminder that the White House is up for grabs in November.
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[IN Q=We wanted to send]

((RICK HOWELL/AMHERST COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: WE WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE TO KARL ROVE TO RUN A CLEAN CAMPAIGN BASED ON THE ISSUES, NOT ON THE POLITICS OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION.))
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Back inside, graduates didn't seem to pay attention to the political rhetoric. For them the day was one of new beginnings. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Lynchburg.))
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Still ahead on the newscast, it appears large cutbacks could be coming to a popular airline yet again...
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and talk about getting hitched! One couple in the area ties the knot amid a sea of John Deere green and yellow.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Busch whackers rev things up in Saint Louis, Roanoke and Averett both stumble in the Division Three softball playoffs, and Tiger takes a step backwards in Charlotte. Plus, NHL post season pucks and NBA playoff buckets. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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U-S Airways says it may have to file for bankruptcy -- again.
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The airline says it needs to cut at least 25-percent of its annual costs to compete with low-cost carriers. That amounts to about one-and-a-half billion dollars. U-S Airways lost 177 million dollars in its first quarter, and the airline has not made a profit from operations since it emerged from Chapter eleven in March of 2003. Industry analysts blame the airline's executives, for not cutting costs enough while in reorganization.
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The A-C-L-U is challenging a recent family court ruling ordering two parents with a long history of neglect not to conceive any more children.
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A judge in Rochester, New York says it is obvious that a parent who has already lost four children to foster care in a six year period should not get pregnant again.
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((BARBARA DELEEUW/ACLU-THIS IS CLEARLY A FAMILY IN TROUBLE BUT THE ISSUE FOR US IS WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE A DECISION WHETHER A FAMILY CAN AND CANNOT HAVE CHILDREN. runs 14)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((FRANCIS AFFRONTI--SHE'S NOT SAYING PARENTS CANNOT USE CONTRACEPTION, SHE'S NOT SAYING THEY NEED TO HAVE AN ABORTION. SHE'S NOT SAYING THAT AT ALL. THIS IS REALLY A SEND A MESSAGE TYPE OF CASE. runs 09))
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The unnamed couple is said to have a long history of drug addiction. The judge got the case after County Health and Human Services officials filed a petition accusing the parents of neglect. The judges ruling says the couple can not have any more children until they get their four children out of foster care.
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[Surprise-Triplets]


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A Utah couple that adopted twins because of infertility problems, are now the NATURAL parents of a set of TRIPLETS.
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Neal and Sue Ann Harris adopted their twin girls after years of trying to become pregnant. The couple was undergoing fertility treatment and had hoped for another set of twins, but instead, ended up having triplets -- born yesterday, just in time for Mother's Day.
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((MRS. HARRIS: OH I AM SO HAPPY TO BE A MOM, JUST THERE IS NOTHING THAT I'VE WANTED MORE, AND SO ITS GOING TO BE A VERY SPECIAL DAY.))
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The baby boys, Evan, Luke, and Aiden, were born about 7-weeks early, weighing three pounds, ten ounces, and four pounds. Harris said she kept three "preemie" baby outfits hanging above her hospital bed for encouragement.
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Still ahead on the newscast, the Division 3 softball playoffs roll on in Salem, and two local teams were trying to advance. We'll have highlights in sports.
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and one South Carolina man shows it's never too late to earn a degree.
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Wytheville residents are taking huge strides towards finding a cure for cancer this weekend.
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Hundreds participated in this year's Relay for Life. Walkers raised more than 161- thousand dollars. That's an eight- thousand dollar increase over last year, when the community placed third in the nation for money raised for the American Cancer Society. The event kicked off Friday night with a camp-site contest and a "Woman-less Beauty Pageant." Organizers say the event is popular because so many people are touched by cancer.
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((LISA LESTER/RELAY FOR LIFE: WE JUST FEEL LIKE IT'S A WONDERFUL CAUSE AND THAT WE WANT TO HELP WIPE OUT CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME. I DO IT BECAUSE I HOPE MY CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO FACE CANCER.))
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Many cancer survivors helped organize the walk. They say it's important for anyone battling cancer to have a strong network of support.
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((JUNE KERSS/RELAY FOR LIFE: MY SPIRITS WERE KEPT VERY HIGH BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT GROUP I HAD BEHIND ME AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT. I HAD A HUSBAND THAT WAS 100 PERCENT BEHIND ME, I HAD FRIENDS IN MY CHURCH AND THE WHOLE AMERICAN CANCER GROUP HERE WAS 100 PERCENT BEHIND ME AND THAT'S IMPORTANT AND GOD WAS ON MY SIDE.))
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Wytheville residents say they're already starting to raise money for next year.
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For one groom in Roanoke County today, exchanging vows didn't just include saying the words "yes dear", but "John Deere" as well. Intern reporter Suhad Rasoul has the story.
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((It wasn't a limo that brought this bride to the altar, instead she made her lavish entrance on a tractor. Jeff Swafford and Tiffany Cox exchanged vows today using a John Deere theme.
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((TIFFANY SWAFFORD/BRIDE: I AM JUST AN OLE COUNTRY GIRL AND MY STEP DAD IS ON THE FARM AND MY NEPHEW IS A JOHN DEER FREAK AND WE JUST GREW UP AND WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER AND THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED TO DO AND I JUST BECAME A JOHN DEER FREAK WITH HIM.))
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Family and friends say they enjoyed the festivities, hay bales, overalls, bare feet and all.
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((Jeff Swafford/Groom: I GREW UP ON A FARM PRETTY MUCH IN INDIANA, SO I BEEN AROUND TRACTORS AND WHEN I MET HER THAT WAS THE MAIN THING SHE TALKED ABOUT HAVING A JOHN DEER WEDDING, SO I SAID YEAH I WILL BE IN IT WITH YOU. AND HERE WE ARE, WE ACTUALLY HAD IT I COULDNT BELIEVE IT))
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((SUHAD RASOUL: A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE, A LITTLE BIT OF LAUGHTER AND A JOHN DEERE IS ALL THIS COUPLE SAYS THEY'LL NEED TO MAKE THIS MARRIAGE LAST))
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This couple won't be heading back to the farm after exchanging vows. Both are in the military and are moving to Fort Bragg.
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((Jeff Swafford/Groom: WE CAME HOME JUST FOR THIS, TO HAVE IT HERE AND WE ARE LEAVING, WE ARE GONE))
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The wedding this couple shared was one-of-a-kind, just like their love for each other. Suhad Rasoul, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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Coming up, the Busch cars race under the lights in Saint Louis, Division Three softball from Salem, plus NBA and NHL playoff action, but first tonight's extra point,
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Ken Griffey, Junior homered twice today for the Reds against the Giants. Junior now has 6 dingers on the season, three in the last three days, and 478 for his career. Cincinnati knocked off San Fran 5-3. Now the rest of today's numbers.
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Several Cup series regulars took advantage of an off weekend to crash the Busch Series party tonight in Saint Louis in the running of the Charter 250. But in the end, a Busch regular reasserted his recent dominance.
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Just three laps in Clint Bowyer and Travis Geisler were mixing things up. There were plenty of crinkled egos and quarter panels to go around.
A little later at lap 66, Mark Green gets to know the inside retaining wall fairly well.
Martin Truex, Junior then traded some paint with Ron Hornaday for the lead. Truex was out front for 122 of the 200 circuits in this one. It's his 3rd Busch Series win in the last 6 races. Hornaday was second, and Jason Keller third.
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Truex now owns the Busch Series points lead. Stacy Compton finished 20th.

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The Cup Series is off tomorrow for the traditional Mother's Day holiday before heading to Richmond next weekend. That's just fine with most of the drivers who plan to spend a little time with Mom.
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The Virginia baseball team knocked off Florida State in Charlottesville tonight moving a step closer to the ACC regular season title. The Cavs won it 15 to 2 behind plenty of offense and a strong outing from starting pitcher Matt Avery who allowed just five Seminole hits in just over 7 innings. The rubber match in the series is tomorrow at 1.

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In Salem, Roanoke was shutout in the D3 Softball Regional by Muskingum which now owns a 25 game winning streak.
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The visitors from Ohio jumped all over the Maroons, sending 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run first inning.
Later, Erin Calabrese cranks one off the fence scoring two more runs. Muskingum won it 12-nothing.
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Roanoke now plays in the loser's bracket Sunday at 11 against Emory.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Averett vs. Emory; :00]


Earlier in the day, Averett faced elimination against Emory.
Hits were tough to come by for the Cougars in this one. Jessi Moss raps this base knock to centerfield for Averett. But that was one of just three on the day.
[SUPER=34-Averett/0/Emory/4/;]

Emory got three early runs and pitcher Christine O'Brien was dialed in, as the Eagles took out Averett 4 to nothing.
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[S-NBA]


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The Indiana Pacers are firmly in the driver's seat in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Miami. Tonight Rick Carlisle's bunch went up 2 games to none.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00]


Ron Artest led the way by scoring 20 points as he bulls his way into the paint for 2.
Reggie Miller tallied 19 of his own, including these three on the jumper at the halftime horn.
[SUPER=32-Miami/80/Indiana/91/;]

Indiana won it 91 to 80. Game Three is Monday night in Miami.
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[S-NHL]


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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/ABC Sports; :00]


In the NHL Playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning took care of the Flyers 3-1 in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. It was the Lightning's 8th straight postseason win.
[SUPER=31-Philadelphia/1/Tampa Bay/3/;]

Dave Andreychuk scored his first playoff goal, Brad Richards had the game winner and Nicolai Khabibulin stood on his head, stopping 19 shots.
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[S-Golf]


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Arron Oberholser is the leader after three rounds at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Wachovia Championship; :00]


Second round leader Tiger Woods shot a 75 today, struggling with his driver, but faring ok with the irons. Check out the approach at 18. From 224 yards away, Tiger sticks it to within about 4 feet. Woods is five shots back.
Oberholser is looking for his first Tour win. Today the second year PGA Tour pro carded a 68 that included 4 birdies and 2 eagles. He owns a one shot lead over Notah Begay the Third and Geoff Ogilvy.
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[Old-Grad]


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Out of 46-hundred graduates at the University of South Carolina today one has waited several decades to get his diploma.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Columbia, SC;]

In 19-39, William Daily Harris was just a few months shy of graduation from U-S-C when he was drafted into the military. Now the 82 year old is closing a chapter in a book that took more than half a century to finish.
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[SOT :54 1:06]
[IN Q=FOR THE FIRST DAY ]

((FOR THE FIRST DAY THE GIRLS DIDN'T WARM UP TO ME AT ALL, BUT LATER ON THEY STARTED TALKING TO ME. RUNS 05)) ((AND I CALLED THE PROFFESSOR AND SAID WITH ALL THESE GOOD GRADES YOU'VE GIVEN ME WITH MY AGE 82 AND MY MEMORY NOT TO GOOD, WHY DON'T YOU EXEMPT ME FROM THE EXAM? BUT HE DIDN'T BUY IT. RUNS 11))
[SUPER=01-William Daily Harris/82 Year old Graduate;]
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[OUT Q=DIDN'T BUY IT]
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[VO-NAT]

Harris' major focused on photography, which is what he did in the military. He's already served as Mayor in Lamar and county council member for Darlington County.
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