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Coming up on News 7-
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An update on the renovations at Land Stadium. Justin McLeod takes a look.
A child receives not one, but five organ transplants. How he's doing-
And purple powder is thrown on the British Prime Minister.. now its' causing security worries.
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And a 44 pound catch at Philpott lake.
News 7 is next.

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Work on the Lane Stadium expansion is now in full swing and fans can expect some major changes.
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((TOM GABBARD: WHEN YOU DRIVE DOWN 460 AND GET YOUR FIRST LOOK OF THE NEW STADIUM I THINK YOUR JAW IS GOING TO DROP OFF.))
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Virginia Tech's football program has been growing for years.
And soon it will touchdown in a new expanded facility. [***LANE STADIUM IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here now with an update on construction. So Justin what can fans expect in the fall?
Jean, for one hopefully a winning season.
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But before you take your seat, you'll have to walk through a construction site.
As a result, Virginia Tech says Hokie fans will have to tackle some changes.
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There's a lot of noise these days at Lane Stadium and it's all being made off the field.
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((TOM GABBARD/ASSOCIATE AD FOR FACILITIES: IT'S A BIG TIME FOOTBALL PROGRAM. LET'S PUT IT IN A BIG TIME STADIUM AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.)) [Runs04]
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They're going to do it by expanding the west side of Lane Stadium.
Virginia Tech is basically building back towards the road and then up.
This is how it looks today and this is how it will look when the project is finished.
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((TOM GABBARD/ASSOCIATE AD FOR FACILITIES: THERE WILL BE NO MISTAKE WHEN YOU SEE IT ON TELEVISION WHERE YOU ARE. IT'S GOING TO BE A DEFINITE SIGNATURE PIECE FOR VIRGINIA TECH.)) [Runs05]
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A signature piece that means a new seven story structure.
It will house a state of the art press box, an expanded president's deck, more academic support space, and for the first time a hall of fame.
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((TOM GABBARD: IT WILL FEATURE EVERY SPORT. IT WON'T BE JUST A FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. IT WILL BE A HALL OF FAME THAT FEATURES ALL OF OUR 21 SPORTS.)) [Runs05]
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In addition there will be a new retail shop as well as more restrooms and concession stands.
Fans will also have more places to watch the game.
Virginia Tech is putting in 23 new suites, which will add nearly 2 thousand seats.
There will also now be a permanent ticket booth at Lane stadium and plenty of parking nearby. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION))
Construction is currently on schedule but with a completion date of August 2005, Virginia Tech says fans will have to be patient during football season.
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((TOM GABBARD: IT WILL BE A MESS. IT WILL BE A CONSTRUCTION SITE AND YOU HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT BUT THERE WILL BE SECURED ENTRANCES AND WE'LL SAFE THE STADIUM IF YOU WILL EVERY THURSDAY AND GET IT READY FOR THE GAME.)) [Runs11]
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The project is costing more than 52 million dollars and it's being paid for through bonds and private donations.
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Jean, you can watch the progress of the construction online through a webcam. Just log onto hokiesports dot com.

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Construction's also on the minds of some in South Roanoke where a developer hopes to turn a parking lot into dozens of condos.
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Westwin of Roanoke wants to purchase a Carilion lot at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Yellow Mountain Road.
The company would then build 38 to 40 units on the property.
Developers Jim Body and Winter Hodges say there's demand for more condos in South Roanoke.
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They're the same developers who built the Cherry Hill complex, just a few blocks away.
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[Airfares]


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Forget sticker shock at the pump-
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Soaring oil prices are fueling trouble for travelers in the air as well.
For airlines, jet fuel is the second biggest expense after labor- and they're counting on passengers to help pick up the tab.
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((MIKE BOYD/TRAVEL ANALYST: BIG AIRLINES HAVE GOTTEN ABOUT AS MUCH BLOOD OUT OF THE TURNIP AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN AND NOW WITH FUEL PRICES GOING UP 20,30 AND 40 PERCENT, THAT MEANS THEY'RE GONNA NOW HAVE TO GET MORE MONEY PER SEAT.))
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This week, Continental Airlines raised some round trip airfares by up to 40 dollars. American Airlines did the same and now Delta and Song say they too will raise fares because of rising fuel costs.
Even Discount cost carriers are feeling the pinch- Experts say the best advice for consumers is to watch for fare wars.
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[Hudson]


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A Roanoke man faces felony charges after police say he used the Internet to solicit a 12-year-old girl for sex.

48-year-old Leonard P. Hudson was arrested yesterday by the Bedford County sheriff's office Blue Ridge Thunder Task Force.
Hudson allegedly solicited an undercover investigator posing as a young girl and arranged a meeting in Bedford County.
Police say he has prior convictions for drugs and sexual battery of a minor.

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Sid Clower is going back to prison. The former Henry County Administrator just got out of STATE prison last summer.
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A FEDERAL judge today ordered him to serve another 41 months. Judge Jackson Kiser also fined Clower one million dollars. Between 1993 and 2002, Clower took about 818-thousand dollars... in small amounts every month. The money came from Henry County's Public Service Authority. Clower spent it on gifts and trips and to support an illegitimate child. The I-R-S is now trying to recover more than 327-thousand dollars in unpaid taxes and penalties.
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[Kilgore]


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On average, one third of a policeman's time is normally spent dealing with calls for domestic violence.
And people who work with violence victims say they appreciate what the police do on a daily basis.
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In Bedford today, they honored a number of local officers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping victims of domestic violence.
Officials say helping victims means giving them the means to break the cycle of abuse.
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((CONNI ST. JOHN/BEDFORD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES: PEOPLE NEED A LOT OF RESOURCES TO CHANGE THEIR ENTIRE LIFE AND MOSTLY WE DEAL A LOT WITH WOMEN WHO HAVE CHILDREN. AND SO BATTERING IS PARTLY ABOUT ECONOMIC CONTROL, IT'S EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, SEXUAL AND A LOT OF ECONOMICS, SO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES.))
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore was on hand for today's awards ceremony.
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[Rinehart]


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The hot rods that John Rinehart builds could be considered works of art, but they aren't museum pieces.
While Rinehart is featured in a new exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute, [***CAR CRAZY IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell reports it's on the road where he hopes his work will be appreciated.
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Jean, John Rinehart is a detective, an artist, an engineer and perhaps even a bit of packrat, but it all comes together on the chassis of a classic car.
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(( [OPENS WITH NAT SOUND OF RINEHART TALKING ABOUT HOT ROD]
The 31 Ford A Model Cabrolet in John Rinehart's shop, is just the latest in a long line of hot rods he has built.
He can trace his passion for cars back to a front porch in Page, West Virginia where he sat as a six year- old.
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(( WE WOULD HAVE A CONTEST PICK OUT A CAR COMING DOWN THE ROAD WHAT MODEL IT WAS . WHAT FORD OR A CHEVROLET OR A DODGE.))
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Today, its a bit more complicated.
But Rinehart enjoys planning a project in his head, and hunting the parts to make it happen.
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((THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE HERE. THIS FDINNED ALUMINUM BRAKE DRUM. THAT'S A 60 BUICK BRAKE DRUM AND THAT'S A HOT ROD PART. THEY PUT EM ON THE DFORD BRAKES AND YOU GOT THESE POLISHED ALUMINUM BRAKE DRUMS. 54:35 THAT'S JUST ANOTHER PART. YOU SEE A 60 BUICK IN THE JUNKYARD AND YOU SAY, I WONDER IF THE BRAKE DRUMS ARE STILL GOOD.))
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((HE CAN PUT THE MOTORS TOGETHER. HE CAN BUILD THE CHASSIS, HE CAN REBUILD A WHOLE INTERIOR FOR YOU. HE CAN DO THE BODY WORK, HE CAN EVEN PAINT WHEN HE HAS TO. AND THIS IS WHAT WE SAW MORE OF IN THE 50S AND INTO THE 60S. SO HE'S SORT OF A RENAISSANCE MAN FROM THAT TIME PERIOD.))
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A trip to the basement reveals a trove of auto parts, and the one- of- a- kind louvering machine that is part of the Car Crazy Exhibit.
What Rinehart enjoys most is building a hot rod, but driving it out of the garage he says is the icing on the cake.))

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The Car Crazy Exhibit opens tomorrow at the Blue Ridge Institute.
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Jean, and we aren't through yet either... Tomorrow , we'll visit with an upholsterer, a drag racer, and a pinstripe artist.
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Roanoke's school board says it's found a healer to take over as superintendent.
Details on that whenNews 7 returns.
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Plus a centuries old tradition is being re-examined tonight after Britain's Prime Minister is pelted in Parliament.
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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Avs and Hogs play a pair. Some of the area big time celebs show off their mad skills on the hardwood. We'll in Charlotte for NASCAR is hoping for some Magic. And poof - this man landed a 44 pound catfish - tonight on the Big 7.))
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Iraqi police, backed by U-S soldiers, raided the home and offices of an Iraqi once considered to replace Saddam Hussein.
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Several people were arrested in connection with the raid of Ahmed Chalabi's home. He's a member of the Iraqi Governing Council. Chalabi is not one of the suspects, but warrants were issued for up to 15 people on allegations of fraud, kidnapping and other charges. Chalabi admits one of the fugitives is his head of security.
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((AHMED CHALABI/IRAQI NATIONAL CONGRESS; THE CIA HAS A GRUDGE AGAINST HIM. BECAUSE HE'S EFFECTIVE AND THEY'RE NOT))
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Earlier this week, the Pentagon stopped bankrolling Chalabi's political party, and sources tell C-B-S news that there is an investigation into Chalabi passing classified information to Iran. The source also say one of Chalabi's friends is believed to be a member of Iran's Intelligence Agency.
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The attorney from Oregon jailed in connection with the Madrid terrorist attacks- is free tonight.
Spanish officials now say it was not his fingerprint found on a plastic bag in Spain-
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[vo-nat 03.5]
Tonight Brandon Mayfield thanked his family.
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((BRANDON MAYFIELD: JUST WANT TO SAY ... GOD IS GREAT. THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD AND I WANT TO THANK DETENTION CENTER FOR THIS HOLY KORAN AND THIS PRAYER RUG.))
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Mayfield was taken into custody May 6th as a material witness- which allowed the government to hold him without filing formal charges.
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Security is being questioned tonight in England- Brits are wondering how anyone could get close enough to prime Minister Tony Blair to splatter him with purple flour?
Many say it's just an old fashioned culture not catching up with the times- but others are worried- Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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((AFTER 9-11 - SECURITY OUTSIDE THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS WAS BEEFED UP. NOW VISITORS HAVE TO GET PAST CONCRETE BARRIERS AND METAL DETECTORS ON THEIR WAY INTO PARLIAMENT. BUT AFTER WEDNESDAY'S ATTACK ON PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR - MP's ARE WONDERING WHETHER THEY'RE SAFE..... DAVID DAVIS, BRITISH MP:we do not take security sufficiently seriously in thie country...and that's not just a matter for members of Parliament. It's a matter for the public at large. YESTERDAY TWO FATHER'S RIGHTS PROTESTORS THREW CONDOMS FILLED WITH PURPLE FLOUR AT THE PRIME MINISTER ... SCORING A DIRECT HIT ... IT WASN'T ANTHRAX - BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN... JUST SIX WEEKS AGO, A GLASS SECURITY BARRIER WAS INSTALLED IN FRONT OF THE VIEWING AREA IN THE GALLERY TO PROTECT AGAINST THESE KINDS OF ATTACKS . BUT THE PROTESTORS HAD MANAGED TO GET TICKETS FOR SEATS IN FRONT OF THE BARRIER...IN AN AREA RESERVED FOR SCREENED GUESTS. The House is dismissed... EVEN THOUGH TONY BLAIR WAS CASUAL ABOUT THE ATACK... It's just a dry cleaning bill BRTISH SECURITY SERVICES ARE PLANNING A FULL REVIEW.... PETER HAINS, LABOUR MP: Tink its very, very important that what has been an old fashioned culture of security in the house is modernized and that we update our procedures. THE CHALLENGE WILL BE TO MAKE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS SAFE FROM TERRORISTS - BUT STILL LEAVE POLITICIANS ACCESIBLE TO THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT. Elizabeth Palmer, CBS News, LONDON.))

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Communication, trustworthiness, harmony. Those are just a few of the ideals Roanoke's interim school superintendent wants residents to attribute to the school board.
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Doris Ennis today received a standing ovation as the school board introduced her as the temporary successor to retiring superintendent Wayne Harris. After 42 years as a teacher, department head and principal, Ennis has earned a reputation as a "healer." She's currently interim principal at Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy. The board plans to hire a permanent replacement for Wayne Harris by July of next year.
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Summer's about to make an early appearance.
Robin has the hot forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus transplants aren't all that unusual these days... but one little boy just got five of them.
How he's doing next.
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[Transplants]


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A five year old boy is recovering today after 13 hours of surgery.
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David Timothy had five organs transplanted, a complete gastrointestinial tract.
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He's the first person to undergo an operation of its kind at Georgetown University Hospital.
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((DR. THOMAS FISHBEIN/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY--HE'S NEVER SINCE BIRTH BEEN ABLE TO ABSORB FOOD AND MAINTAIN HIS NUTRITION ACTUALLY BY EATING SO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FACT IN THE COMING WEEKS HOPEFULLY HE WILL THEN BE ABLE TO GO ON AND EAT AND PROCEED TO A NORMAL DIET LIKE A NORMAL CHILD))
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David was born with his intestines outside his body, and had to recieve intravenous feedings for nutrition, which forced him to undergo three liver transplants. David is expected to spend another two to four weeks in the hospital. The only foods he may have problems with are sugary and fattening foods.
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A diverse offering of NASCAR news tonight, plus celebrity hoops and the Avs, but first something you have to see to believe.
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JD & Debbie Abshire were trolling for Walleye in Philpott Lake Tuesday night when he thought he's caught a sunken oak tree. Instead he landed a 44 and a half pound catfish that was 38 inches long.
They named the beast "Bubba", took come pictures of it, kept in an aerated tank overnight and then they released it into it's own new lake home in Callaway. [GO TO SCORES]
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche and Winston-Salem Warthogs played two tonight at Salem Memorial - making up for last night's wash-out.
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A much calmer, but way more humid tonight in the City of Champions. The Avs would dominate game one as Jon Helquist hits a double to center field. That shot will bring in Gavin Wright and the Avs take a four to nothing lead.
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Wade Robinson, the leadoff hitter then got Helquist home with a single. The Avs win game one 5-to-nothing.
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In game two the Avs win again 2-to-nothing. Potomac comes to town tomorrow for the weekend.

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In business news tonight. The New Century Venture Center - Roanoke business incubator
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was in the spotlight along with some area businessmen and celebrities in the second annual commerce Cup hoop game. This is business week in the Commonwealth and tonight News 7 sports Travis Wells and Steve Mason were among those hitting the hardwood at the Bast Center.
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The Nextel All Star Challenge weekend begins tomorrow night with qualifying.
Travis Wells gets us set with a report from the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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No all-star race, but there was an all-star sighting in the Charlotte area today as NASCAR continued its efforts to brings minorities into the sport.
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The late Wendell Scott a Danville native is still the only black to make a positive mark in the sport as a driver. NASCAR has tried to put on a good front - but not since Willy T. Ribbs has a black driver had a lengthy shot in the Cup ranks.
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Today NASCAR called on Magic Johnson to serve as co-chairman for a newly developed Diversity Committee.
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Magic has some big help in the form of former NFL great Reggie White.
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They will try to do what Doctor J and Joe Washington were unable to sustain during their short stint as owners.
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NASCAR claims that 25 percent of its fans today are people of color.

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Chip Sullivan - the pro at Ashley Plantation - shot an 8 under par 64 today at the Dominion Club course. His round gave him the clubhouse lead for a while, but he's 2 shots off the lead heading into the second of the four rounds of the Henrico County Open.
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And Blacksburg made it a clean sweep tonight in soccer the Bruins' boys and girls teams each beat Hidden Valley 3-to-0.

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A Christiansburg girl solved a problem and won a nationwide contest in the process.
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Fourth grader Nicolette Mann, won the Craftsman Young Inventors competition with her "Piano Pedals- that help children reach the pedals. Mann noticed that her younger brother was not able to reach the pedals on the family piano and set out to solve that problem. She's already won a 5,000 dollar savings bond and a couple of Sears gift cards and now has the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the finals. Mann says she'll use the gift cards to buy the family a pool. (------------)