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Coming up on News 7-
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Should children be on the Atkins diet? We'll have a report.
A new kidney was supposed to save a woman's life, but her family says the kidney was infected with cancer- and killed her.
Plus why musicians are turning to video games to sell C-Ds.
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And Al Groh is in Southside tonight.
News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


With child obesity on the rise, is the Atkins diet the answer?
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[SOT 17:07:39]
[IN Q=That's unfortunately]

((HEATHER COX/DIETITIAN: THAT'S UNFORTUNATELY NOT A SIMPLE ANSWER [laughs.]))
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[OUT Q=SIMPLE ANSWER (LAUGHS)]
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[Atkins-Diet]


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If you're watching your waistline, there's a good chance you're counting carbs.
It seems everyone is on the Atkins Diet, but should your kids be on it? [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here now with some food for thought. Justin, what did you find?
Jean, the simple answer is, yes, no, and maybe.
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It is unclear how many kids may actually be on the Atkins diet.
But since many parents, restaurants, and stores are all on the low carb bandwagon, some dietitians say it's only a matter of time before more kids give it a try.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lissy Merenda/Roanoke City Schools; :29 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Heather Cox/Registered Kroger Dietitian; :54]
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((((NAT SOUND IN THE CAFETERIA))
Here at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Roanoke, there are posters all over the cafeteria reminding kids to eat healthy.
But does it work?
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[IN Q=I think the answer]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS IT IS CHALLENGING.)) [Runs02]
[OUT Q=IT IS CHALLENGING]


A challenge made easier by the fact Woodrow Wilson has a salad and potato bar several days a week.
Citywide, the school system recently began replacing soda in the vending machines with juices and milk.
But yet child obesity is only getting worse.
[SOT 17:02:18]
[IN Q=We see that is growing]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SPOKESPERSON: WE SEE THAT IT IS GROWING. OUR SCHOOL NURSES REPORT IT, OUR TEEN HEALTH CENTERS REPORT IT.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=CENTERS REPORT IT]


So would the Atkins diet help?
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[IN Q=Would I recommend]

((HEATHER COX/REGISTERED KROGER DIETITIAN: WOULD I RECOMMEND THAT A CHILD GO ON AN EXTREME LOW CARBOHYDRATE, NO I WOULDN'T.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=NO I WOULDN'T]


That's because things like bread, potatoes, rice, and fruit, provide important nutrients which are necessary for growing bodies.
Even so, Kroger's dietitian believes parts of the Atkins diet may be a good thing for your children.
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[IN Q=One of them is to really]

((HEATHER COX/REGISTERED KROGER DIETITIAN: ONE OF THEM IS REALLY TO REDUCE SOME OF THESE LIQUID CALORIES THAT WE HAVE BEEN CONSUMING LIKE THE SODA THE SWEET TEA, THE JUICE DRINKS, THINGS LIKE THAT THAT REALLY AREN'T PROVIDING REALLY A LOT OF NUTRIENTS OTHER THAN THOSE CALORIES.)) [Runs13]
[OUT Q=than those calories]


If that's the case, should schools then provide low carb foods?
A school in New Hampshire for example recently started offering bunless burgers.
Could local school systems be far behind?
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[IN Q=I think if you]

((LISSY MERENDA/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I THINK IF YOU CAN A MATCH TO BOTH OF THE REQUIREMENTS, IT COULD BE A POSSIBILITY.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=BE A POSSIBILITY] ))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


Those requirements she's talking about are from the USDA which are so strict it would be impossible for school systems to endorse a particular diet.
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But Jean, since the Atkins diet is so popular it is likely there will be some low carb items on the menu.

[Danville-Murder]


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Danville police are hoping a hefty reward will help solve a murder.
In March, 34-year-old Annie Deloris Howerton was shot and killed at a liquor store on North Union Street.
Police are now offering a five-thousand dollar reward thanks to an anonymous donation.
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is asked to call the Danville Police Department or Danville Crime Stoppers at 434-793-0000.
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[Campbell-Body]


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Four days after finding their friend dead inside their home, a Campbell County couple is now charged with his murder.
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40-year-old Steven Wayne Walker was discovered stabbed and beaten to death inside this home on Autumn Drive near Evington on Sunday.
The homeowners: 41-year-old Richard Roy Preas (preese) and 33-year-old Virginia Boothe Blankenship told police they'd been on vacation and returned to find Walker dead.
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[IN Q=Normally a violent]

((TERRY GADDY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: NORMALLY A VIOLENT ACT LIKE THIS OCCURS AND PEOPLE ARE NORMALLY NOT REALLY THINKING AT THE TIME, AND THEY HAD TWO DAYS APPARENTLY TO COME UP WITH A STORY BEFORE THEY CAME HOME.))
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[OUT Q=before they came home.]
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Gaddy says forensic evidence ties the couple to the murder and that robbery was the apparent motive.
Both Preas and Blankenship are being held without bond.
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[House]


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Another student athlete is in trouble with the law.
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Monday]

The captain of Radford University's baseball team has been charged with identity theft. Federal court records indicate Shaun House has agreed to plead guilty- -after he graduates- -to a single conspiracy count. The senior from Chesapeake fraudulently obtained student loans- -the government says- -by forging the signature of a fellow student, making James Scruggs a co-signer on the loan- -unbeknownst to Scruggs. When the money came through, House allegedly used most of it to buy a Ford Explorer rather than for tuition. Coach Lew Kent says he was aware of the criminal investigation, but he did not know his third baseman had cut a deal with the government.
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[Iraq]


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Democratic Presidential Candidate and Massachussetts Senator John Kerry is the latest lawmaker to view new photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Iraq's infamous abuse prison. Stacy Case has more from Washington.
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((TRACK: IT'S A PLACE HE'S ONLY VISITED ONE TIME BEFORE---- BUT A PLACE WHERE DONALD RUMSFELD'S CREDIBILITY TOOK PERHA
PS THE BIGGEST BLOW. IN A HASTILY PLANNED VISIT TO ABU GRAIB PRISON---- THE DEFENSE SECRETARY CONFRONTED THE CONTROVE

RSY THAT THREATENS TO UNDERCUT THE OVERALL MISSION. SUPER: DONALD RUMSFELD/DEFENSE SECRETARY the people who engaged in abuses will be brought to justice the world will see how a free system a democratic system functions and operates transparently with no cover ups. NAT: senator what did you think of the photos? TRACK: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN KERRY HAD NO COMMENT AFTER VIEWING THE NEWEST PHOTOS OF ABUSE THURSDAY NIGHT. RUMSFELD, FOR HIS PART, SAYS THEIR RELEASE IS FINE BY HIM....... BUT GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS SAY NO, CITING IT'S A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION TO SHOW PRISONERS BEING HUMILIATED. NAT: capitol hill debate.. nat pop TRACK: VIOLATIONS DEBATED FURTHER ON CAPITOL HILL THURSDAY. TWO TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS ADMIT SOME APPROVED INTERROGAT
ION TECHNIQUES UNRELATED TO THE ABUSE IN THE PHOTOS----- STILL VIOLATE INTERNATIONAL RULES.

SUPER: JACK REED/ (D) RHODE ISLAND if you were shown a video of a united states marine or an american citizen in the control of a foreign power in a cell block, naked with a bag over their head, squatting with their arms uplifted for 45 minutes, would you describe that as a good interrogation technique or a violation of the geneva convention? SUPER: GENERAL PETER PACE/VICE CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF I would describe it as a violation, sir. STAND UP CLOSE; STACY CASE/CBS NEWS
AS THE GRAY AREA OF INTERROGATION GETS A CLOSER LOOK--- THE PENTAGON MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO RELEASE THE NEW PHOTOS TO
THE PUBLIC--- A SCANDAL THAT SEEMS TO KNOW NO END EITHER WAY. STACY CASE CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.))



[Berg]


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On the day Michael Berg buried his son in a private ceremony--he made a very public statement, planting an anti-war sign in his front yard, and blaming the Bush administration for Nick's death.
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[IN Q=NICHOLAS BERG DIED ]

((MICHAEL BERG/FATHER; NICHOLAS BERG DIED FOR THE SINS OF GEORGE BUSH AND DONALD RUMSFELD--THE AL QAEDA PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY AS BAD AS THEY ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Berg/Father;]
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[OUT Q=BAD AS THEY ARE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-West Chester, PA;]

Berg blames the military for detaining his son and not helping him get out of the country. U-S intelligence officials now confirm the man shown beheading Nick Berg is chief al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (Abu Moo-Saab al-Za-cowee). Berg also has a bizarre connection to 9-11. U-S officials say he was questioned by F-B-I agents in 2002 after a computer password he used in college turned up in the possession of Zaccarias Moussaoui, the Al Qaida operative arrested shortly before the attack. But the bureau dismissed the link as nothing more than a student who had been careless with his password.
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[Cancer-Transplant]


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A kidney transplant was supposed to save a Masscachusetts woman- Instead she died.
Her family is suing saying the kidney she received was infected with cancer.
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[VO-NAT 10.5]


Pamela Collins family says she wasn't told the donor had died of brain cancer.
[SUPER=03-Worcester, MA]


Collins, herself, died of the same form of cancer 15 months after the transplant.
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[SOT 34]
[IN Q=You go]

((ANDRE YOSHIDA/PATIENTS SON: YOU GO FROM SUCH A FEELING OF HOPE AND HAPPINESS TO ALL OF A SUDDEN HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Andre Yoshida/Patient's Son;]
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[OUT Q=HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN.]
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The family says they should have been told the Kidney donor had cancer- it's suit was filed against the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
The hospital issued a statement saying in part that organ transplant is not without risk.
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As the nation prepares to unveil a memorial to World War Two veterans, one local town says thanks as well.
That story's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And Roanoke Valley police officers who've made the ultimate sacrifice are honored.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Police-Memorial]

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Law enforcement agencies from around the Roanoke Valley remembered officers who have died in the line of duty.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co. ]


A candle-lit memorial service was held at Melrose Baptist Church.
The service included a roll call of twenty-seven local officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
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[IN Q=This is a difficult]

(( MARY BETTERTON/WIFE OF FALLEN OFFICER:THIS IS A DIFFICULT WEEK FOR US BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WAS KILLED MAY 17TH AND IT ALWAYS FALLS ON NATIONAL POLICE WEEK OR SHORTLY THERE AFTER. SO IT IS REALLY ENCOURAGING TO FIND A SERVICE THAT IS A TRIBUTE TO THE OFFICERS THAT HAVE FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY. TOM STOCKS/CHAPLIN OF ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: THIS ALLOWS THEM TO COME TOGETHER AS FAMILY AND TO GRIEVE AS THEY REMEMBER BUT IT IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT HOW THE OFFICER DIED THEY REMEMBER AS HOW MUCH HOW HE OR SHE LIVED AND SO WE CELEBRATE THAT MEMORY.))
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[SUPER=01-Tom Stocks/Roanoke Co. Police Department Chaplain; :20]
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[OUT Q=celebrate that memory]
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Officers say this is an opportunity to heighten public awareness of the dangers they face on a daily basis.
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[WWII-Memorial]


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The nation's World War II veterans are finally getting what so many say is a long overdue honor.
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[VO-NAT]

The National World War II memorial will be dedicated on May 29th.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Millions are expected to be there, including many veterans from our region. This week, Blacksburg's mayor even signed a proclamation for the town to join in on the celebration of our local heroes.
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[SOT:57:07:00 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH:I THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR FOLKS TO RECALL THEIR HISTORY AND THE SACRIFICES THAT HAVE OCCURED. ESPECIALLY WITH THE RECENT WARS THAT ARE CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE. WORLD WAR II WAS NOT CONFUSING.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=was not confusing. ]
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Blacksburg will honor it's World War II vets at a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Warm Hearth Retirement Community on Saturday, May 29th
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[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council made two appointments to the school board today, but one proved more difficult than the other.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Alvin Nash has served on the school board for the last five months, and he was reappointed on a unanimous vote.
But six members of council split on the second appointment, when Linda Wyatt withheld her vote.
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[IN Q=For me I just felt]

((FOR ME I JUST FELT IT WAS BEST I JUST ABSTAIN FROM THAT, BECAUSE I COULDN'T IN GOOD CONSCIENCE GO EITHER WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=in good conscience go either way.]
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Ultimately, Bev Fitzpatrick changed his vote, and Courtney Penn won the school board appointment over Linda Wright.
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City Council also approved a new budget today. The 211- million dollar spending plan represents a three and a half percent increase over the current budget. It includes pay raises averaging three percent for city employees, but does not call for any increases in city tax rates.
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Preparing for a big day in Blacksburg. Find out why parking will be at a premium tomorrow.
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And a tornado sweeps across the Plains... and is caught on camera.
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[Graduation-Parking]


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Blacksburg is going to be a little crowded this weekend.
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Virginia Tech's graduation is tomorrow night at 7:30 and the university is expecting more than 25-thousand people to attend. Tech says the student commuter lots should be able to handle most of the congestion. Officials say hotels are packed and area restaurants should be bracing for some heavy crowds.
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[Tornado]


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A tornado is caught on tape sweeping through Kansas and sweeping a house right off the ground.
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((TORNADO CROSSING THE ROAD.. LOOK AT THE HOUSE.))
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[OUT Q=THERE GOES.. LOOK AT THE HOUSE.]
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[SUPER=03-Attica, KS]


Check out the video where a tornado destroys a home.
We can tell you no one was hurt, but look at how the twister lifts a home off the ground.
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((OH MY GOD OH MY GOD .. DID YOU SEE THAT. THE WHOLE HOUSE CAME APART.))
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[OUT Q=CAME APART.]
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[VO-NAT 06 plus pad]


Tornadoes in south Central Kansas actually destroyed three homes.
No injuries reported.
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[S-Extra]


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A visit with UVa football coach Al Groh and women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan who spoke in Martinsville, VMI loses several football players while Hidden Valley gains a football coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-State College, PA]

But first our extra point. 77 year old Penn State football coach Joe paterno has been given a four-year contract extension. Paterno's record is 339-109-and-three with a pair of national championships. The Nittany Lions have gone through three losing seasons in their last four.
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[go to scores] [go to scores]
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[S-UVA]


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Martinsville's Chatmoss Country Club hosted Virginia football coach Al Groh and women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
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The pair was in town for a Virginia athletics foundation engagement. Groh talked about the season. He also addressed the recent arrest of quarterback Marques Hagans and indicated Hagans was in the wrong place at the wrong time sticking up for a teammate and will suffer some consequences.
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[OUT Q=...all those things. DOUBLE OUT!!!!!!!!]
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Ryan assured UVa fans that her 13 and 16 season would not happen again. She has been the head coach at Virginia for over 25 years but says retirement is not in her immediate plans.
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[OUT Q=back in the final four"]
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[S-VMI]


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The VMI football program now has six players less for the up coming season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

Three of coach Cal McCombs freshmen - Demetrius Harrison, Eric Baptiste (BAP-TEEST) and Quentin Forbes have all withdrawn from the Institute. And three others have been kicked out of school - including Titus Green - who scored three TDs last year as a sophomore and who the year before was named Southern Conference freshman of the year. Green was projected to start on defense this coming fall.
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Junior defensive tackle Vichael (VY-CUL) Foxx, an all-Big South performer and a three year letterman also has been dismissed along with freshman Chris Josephs - who did not play last season. No word from VMI on what led to the dismissals.

[S-Titans]


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Hidden Valley's has a new head football coach. The Titans have replaced one former Friday Football Extra player of the week with another one.
[GRAPHIC=J.R. EDWARDS]

J.R. Edwards takes over for Steve Magenbauer at the Roanoke County school. Edwards has spent the past 12 years working as an assistant coach at his alma mater William Byrd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra - 1986; :00]

In 1986 - J.R. won player of the week honors during his senior season at Byrd under head coach Jeff Highfill. He starred at quarterback for the Terriers and later went on to William & Mary. Edwards' formal approval from the Roanoke County school board came earlier tonight.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Blevins/Hidden Valley Principal; :15]
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[OUT Q=...HAVING HIM WITH US."]
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[S-Softball]


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The NCAA division three softball championship begins tomorrow in Salem as 8 teams will vie for a national title at the Moyer Complex.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00]

One team in particular had to go the extra mile to make it to Salem. Alma College - located in Alma, Michigan had all kinds of travel-related problems as it tried to make its way to the City of Champions.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Each of teams got in an hour long practice today at the Moyer, but there also was plenty of time to unwind before the tournament starts. This morning four of the teams either made the rounds at area hospitals or visited elementary schools and read to the students. And then there was midday barbecue and karaoke session - all designed to make the Salem-Experience a memorable one.
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[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/NCAA Tournament Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=...A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP]
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[S-Stuff]


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A NASCAR source told The Associated Press today that North Carolina Speedway will lose its only remaining race and Darlington Raceway will have just one as part of a realignment plan for 2005. The source also said that Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway would each get an additional race. An announcement by NASCAR chairman Brian France is scheduled for tomorrow at Richmond International Raceway.

[Video-Music]


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The music industry is playing a new tune- tapping into popular video games to pump up sales.
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While it's hard to imagine this tune jumping the charts- video game music has changed- now attracting artists as varied as Snoop Dog and Lenny Kravitz.
A recent study showed 40 percent of video game users had purchased a C-D after hearing a song they liked while playing a game.
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((KEITH BOESKY/VIDEO GAME AGENT: JUST LIKE THERE ARE BANDS WHO'VE HAD SONGS ON ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, OR THEME SONGS FOR TELEVISION SHOWS, WHERE BECAUSE THE SONG IS OUT THERE, IT DRIVE SALES.))
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It's not just album sales, but ticket sales- Music from the Final Fantasy video game was played by the Los Angeles philharmonic this month to a sold out crowd.
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