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Coming up on News 7-
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Remembering the life of former President Ronald Reagan and his visits to Southwest Virginia. Some local Native Americans use song and dance to pay tribute to World War TWO veterans. And twin sisters at the top of their class.
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Plus, three's NOT a charm for Smarty Jones. News 7 is next.

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((HE HAD THE CONFIDENCE THAT COMES WITH CONVICTION. THE STRENGTH THAT COMES WITH CHARACTER. THE GRACE THAT COMES WITH HUMILITY. AND THE HUMOR THAT COMES WITH WISDOM.))
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The curtain closes on former President Ronald Reagan's life, as heads of state past and present send their conolences and remembrances.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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America is remembering the 40th President of the United States. Ronald Reagan died earlier this evening at the age of 93 after battling alzheimers for the better part of a decade. Reagan died shortly after four o'clock this afternoon in his home.
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Drew Levinson is in Santa Monica, California and joins us with more on the life of the former president.
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((It was Saturday afternoon when America learned of the death of one of this country's most beloved President's. As news spread, many people made their way to the Los Angeles funeral home to pay their last respects to the man dubbed as the Great Communicator. Admirers rushed the hearse as it pulled up to the mortuary, others laid flowers nearby. In Washington, flags flew at half staff as the nation's capitol prepared for a state funeral. Both the current and former President Bush's remembered the man who fought to win the cold war. Bush Bush Ronald Wilson Reagan was the oldest man ever elected to the White House and his reelection was the greatest landslide Americans had ever seen. When he left office, Reagan ' s public approval rating was higher than any other modern president. Sot: Ronald Reagan Let history say of us, these were the golden years, when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life and America reached for her best. The former sportscaster and actor's presidency presidency began with drama. On inauguration day, Iran released 52 American hostages after 444 days of captivity. After being in office barely two months, Reagan was gravely wounded in an assassination attempt. When the president came back to work public sympathy helped him push through the most sweeping changes in the federal government since Franklin Roosevelt s administration and the biggest tax cut in history. He devoted his pesidency to ending the cold war--and while in Berlin--declared "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. Five years after leaving office, Mister Reagan announced that he had alzheimers disease. He later described his illness is a poignant letter to the American people writing"The journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life"))
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Before Reagan fell ill, he made several visits to the Commonwealth. Here's a look back at some of them.
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((
Former President Ronald Reagan's campaigning in the Commonwealth started in 1980 after he won the GOP nomination.

Reagan rallied with Republicans in Richmond, and was uplifted by the younger generation there to support the Republican cause.
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((OH HOW HAPPY i AM TO SEE ALL YOU YOUNG PEOPLE HERE (APPLAUSE) YOU'RE WHAT THIS ELECTION'S, YOU'RE WHAT THIS ELECTION'S ABOUT. THE COUNTRY THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO TAKE OVER.))
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Reagan also made his way to Lynchburg that year, seeking support from Jerry Falwell and the National Religious Broadcasters at a rally at Liberty University.
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((RONALD REAGAN: I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT DOES HAVE THE POWERS OF MORAL SUASION. THAT IT CAN SET A STANDARD THROUGH THE APPOINTEES IT MAKES AND THE PRESIDENCY OR THE AND THE ADMINISTRATION. I BELIEVE THAT THE HALLS OF GOVERNMENT ARE WELL NIGH AS SACRED AS THE CHURCHES, THE TEMPLES, THE SYNAGOGUES, THE CATHEDRALS OF OUR RELIGION. IF GOVERNMENT SITS THAT KIND OF STANDARD, THEN I THINK IT WILL BE DONE A GREAT SERVICE FOR THE COUNTRY IN THAT WAY.))
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Falwell and the "Moral Majority" supported the actor-turn politician's bid for president, and were encouraged by his win.
Falwell saw Reagan as the person who would return America to what the reverend called its "moral sanity".
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((WE HAVE A PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO HAS SAID "WE WILL HELP YOU RETURN PRAYER TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS" WE HAVE A PRESIDENT-ELECT WHO HAS SAID "I WILL WORK HARD TO RETURN AMERICA TO THAT POSITION OF NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD IN MILITARY MIGHT FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND PEACE...))
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Reagan remained popular with Americans, even after he left office in 1989.
Five years later, his wife announced that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and he fell from the public spectrum.
But his legacy lives on.))
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In July 2003, the U-S-S Ronald Reagan was commissioned in Norfolk, making Reagan the only LIVING president to have a military vessel after him. President Bush will make an address at 3-45 this morning concerning the death of President Reagan. You can watch that here on your hometown station.


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Police say the man who rampaged through a Colorado town in a steel-plated bulldozer apparently killed himself.
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Muffler shop owner Marvin Heemeyer was found dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound after SWAT teams spent hours using blow torches to cut the makeshift armor open.
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((MAYOR TED WANG/GRANBY, CO--WE HAVE TO ASSUME THAT THIS TOOK QUITE AWHILE TO ENGINEER AND BUILD, SO HE'S OBVIOUSLY BEEN AT THIS FOR A WHILE.))
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Heemeyer is believed to have spent several months planning and building the concrete and steel box that no police bullet could penetrate. It had hydraulic lines and a radiator and video cameras connected to three monitors so he could see where he was going. City officials say he was angry over zoning restrictions around his muffler shop.
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Still to come on the newscast, the political season is heating up, as both state parties plan for this year's election and next years...
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and also, twins usually have to share clothes and cars, but this set is sharing top academic honors. We'll have their story in a little bit.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Smarty is left Jonesin at Belmont. James River and Cave Spring wrap up regional titles on the diamond, and Uva stays alive on the road to Omaha. Plus, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Virginia democrats packed into the Hotel Roanoke today for their annual convention. As Jennifer Wishon reports, the party believes it has momentum as election day gets closer.
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((More than a thousand Virginia Democrats gathered in Roanoke for their annual convention and most everyone had their own agenda. Congressman Rick Boucher used the occasion to promote tourist attractions in the 9th District.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER: WE REALLY HAVE THE STATE'S BEST OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE WITH ITS HIGHEST MOUNTAINS, MOST INTERESTING RIVERS, BEST HUNTING AND FISHING, CAMPING AND BACKPACKING OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU CAN FIND ANYWHERE IN THE WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.))
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A number of Democrats have already officially or unofficially put their names in the hat for the offices of Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General- to be decided in 2005. Candidates for Lieutenant Governor include Delegates Chap Petersen and Viola Baskerville, joined by Senator Phillip Pucket and former Senator Leslie Byrne. Senators Creigh Deeds and John Edwards will likely vie for the office of Attorney General. Party leaders say they're excited by the early enthusiasm and despite the number of candidates many long time Democrats say they've never seen the party more united.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: OF COURSE WE HAVE A GREAT BUDGET THAT WE PASSED, THE PARTY'S EXCITED ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN COMING UP THIS FALL AND THEN LIKE I SAY IN 2005 PEOPLE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT AS WELL.))
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The man of the hour was Tim Kaine - likely Democratic nominee for the 2005 gubernatorial race.
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((TIM, TIM, TIM, TIM))
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But the celebration didn't come without opposition - a handful of protesters advertised their displeasure with the Democratic Party outside the hotel.
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((DAVE SUBLETT: AS A RETIRED MEMBER OF THE MILITARY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN MY OPINION SLAMS THE MILITARY. THE SAY THEY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BUT NOT THE MISSION.))
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((KERRY KERRY KERRY.))
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But back inside a number of veterans showed their support for John Kerry and stood with Former U- S Senator Max Cleland who flew in from Georgia to rally Virginians around Kerry.
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((MAX CLELAND: WE DON'T GO TO WAR BECAUSE WE WANT TO. AS JOHN KERRY SAYS WE GO TO WAR BECAUSE WE HAVE TO. AND WE MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF THE WORKING PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND THAT WILL BOOST THE ECONOMY AND A RISING TIDE THAT WILL LIFT ALL BOATS.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: DELEGATES ELECTED AT THE CONVENTION WILL GO ON TO REPRESENT VIRGINIA AT THE PARTY'S NATIONAL CONVENTION THE LAST WEEK IN JULY. IN THE MEANTIME THEY'LL WORK TO SPREAD THEIR ENTHUSIASM FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN KERRY ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH. JENNIFER WISHON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE))
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State Republicans finished up THEIR two-day convention in Richmond today.
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The celebration kicked off yesterday, with an estimated TWO-thousand delegates. Despite losing three seats in the General Assembly last Fall -- state Republicans say they are confident about this year's election -- including winning back the congressional 9th district. Republicans say they're also looking ahead to next year, when Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is expected to be their nominee for governor.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have highlights of today's Belmont Stakes, where Smarty Jones was trying to break one streak, and continue another.
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and also, dozens of native americans gather to celebrate their heritage, and remember those who lost their lives fighting for freedom.
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[Vets-Lunch]


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Almost 60 years after D-Day a french man once again thanked U-S troops who stormed the beaches, or dropped into the French countryside.
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Bernard Marie hosted the 20th luncheon for area D- Day veterans in Salem today. French born, Marie became a U-S citizen in 1982. That's when he decided to hold the luncheons to say thank you to the men who saved his way of life. He was five- years- old on D-Day and remembers his entire life changed when his family learned Allied Forces had won the battle in Normandy.
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((BERNARD MARIE: MY MOTHER ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 6TH, HER LIFE CHANGED. SUDDENLY SHE BECAME A LADY OF THIRTY- SOMETHING YEARS WITH A SMILE AND THE LIFE WAS INSIDE EVERYBODY, THERE WAS A NEW LIFE. THEY WERE BORN AGAIN BECAUSE FOR FOUR YEARS WE WERE UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE OCCUPATION.))
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Marie canceled the lunch last year. He says he didn't want to face the questions that would have surfaced about France's opposition to the U-S led war in Iraq.
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Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of D-day -- that fateful day in Normanday, France when allied troops stormed the beaches and ultimately freed Europe from the Nazi's.
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Millions of people are commemorating that anniversary world wide. 600 Americans took part in a re-enactment of paratroopers taking the first French town only hours after D-Day began.
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((JEFF HENSEKLE/D-DAY RE-ENACTOR--THIS IS FOR US JUST A GREAT EXPERIENCE, TO BE PART OF AN AIRBORNE UNIT AND TO REMEMBER WHAT OUR FATHERS AND OUR FOREFATHERS DID 60 YEARS AGO. IT'S A PRETTY COOL FEELING))
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Veterans of the invasion stood to remember fallen comrades as poppies -- dropped from military planes -- floated on the waters of the English Channel. But, with millions of people and 23 world leaders descending on Normanday, security is tight. France went on nationwide Red Alert this week, and at least 30 thousand soldiers have been deployed.
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Closer to home in Bedford, the National D-Day Memorial plans a number of activities starting at eleven-a-m. Large crowds are expected, so organizers have set up a number of off site parking lots for visitors.
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[TAKE FS E514] Parking will be provided at the Bedford Moose Lodge, the Bedford Wal- Mart and Liberty Lake Park. Shuttle buses will run back and forth from the parking lots to the Memorial from 8 in the morning until three in the afternoon. Visitors will NOT be allowed to park at the D-Day Memorial until after one o'clock.
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[Pow-Wow]


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Although the rain may have slowed down some activities, it certainly did not affect the spirit of those who attended the Veteran's Pow-Wow in Salem today. Intern reporter Suhad Rasoul has the story.
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((Pow-Wows are a way Native American's meet together, to dance, sing and embrace friendships. Saturday's event was no exception.
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((Steve Roragen/Event Manager: THERE IS DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES WE HAVE GOT THE GRAND ENTRY, WE'VE GOT STORY TELLING AND THE TEEPEE VILLAGE, WE'VE GOT A PRIMITIVE LIVING AREA OVER HERE, A LOT OF THE TRADERS HERE THEY HAVE GOT HAND-MADE GOODS.))
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((Suhad Rasoul: FOR THOSE WHO ATTENDED THIS EVENT TODAY, THIS WAS NOT ONLY A TIME TO REMEMBER THEIR HERITAGE BUT ALSO A TIME TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN OUR ARMED FORCES))
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(( GARLAND "HUMBLEBEAR" LEESON/MASTER OF CEREMONIES: IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE VETERANS TO BE HONORED IN ANYWAY. I KNOW WHEN I CAME BACK IT WAS JUST GOOD FOR SOMEONE TO SAY WELCOME HOME.))
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According to Leeson, more Native Americans have joined the Armed Forces than any other culture in the U-S -- another reason to remember those who have sacrificed their lives. The event continues Sunday, with a special motorized parade to the V-A hospital to visit those veterans who were unable to attend.
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((STEVE RORAGEN/EVENT MANAGER: DON'T EVER FORGET. WE HAVE SO MANY VETERANS THEY TRY TO FORGET. TO A LOT OF US THAT'S A MISTAKE, YOU REMEMBER YOU GO ON AND YOU HAVE MEMORIALS FOR THEM.))
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As an annual event the pow-wow has become a major part of preserving Native American history as well as remembering the sacrifices of those who have fought for freedom. Suhad Rasoul, News 7, Salem. ))

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Coming up, Smarty comes up short in his bid for the Triple Crown, we'll crown regional champs in softball and baseball, and UVA stays alive on the diamond, but first our extra point,
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The Busch cars ran 27 laps this afternoon in Dover, before Mother Nature moved in with a steady downpour for most of the rest of the day. The MBNA 200 will pick up on Monday morning at 11 with Bobby Hamilton, Jr. holding the lead.
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[S-Smarty]


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For the 4th time in the last five years a horse had a shot at the Triple Crown entering the Belmont Stakes. And for the 4th time in the last five years, that horse failed to claim the final jewel. Smarty Jones held the lead as the field of nine horses turned for home this afternoon at Belmont Park, but couldn't hold off the late charge of Birdstone who won the race by a single length. Here's a listen to the stretch run.
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James River continued its run towards a second straight Group A softball title this afternoon by upending PH-Glade Spring in the Region C final.
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The sun finally came out this afternoon at Green Hill Park, and those in attendance witnessed quite a pitcher's duel.
The Knights Angela Tincher had the good stuff, striking out Courtney Farmer right here.
The Rebs Duwanna Poore was up to the task for most of the game.
But Katie Reynolds got this hit off Poore in the third to bring home the lone run of the game.
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James River won it 1-nothing and will now host Powell Valley in the state quarters on Tuesday at 7pm.
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In Region Three baseball, Cave Spring and William Byrd were a day late as well, but they made up for lost time tonight at Salem's Kiwanis Field.
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A capacity crowd at the old yard certainly got its money's worth.
The 4th was a big inning for the Knights. Teddy Saunders laces this pitch just inside the third base line for a double. Robert Mills and Jamie Stovall crossed the plate to make it 4-nothing.
In the same inning, a new Byrd pitcher with the same result. Matt Winston hits this shot to left field that gets to the wall. Two more Knights come on down, as Cave Spring batted around in the inning.
Byrd got 2 runs back on this 2 run dinger off the bat of Brad Greenway
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that cleared the fence in left center. But Cave Spring won it 11 to 4. The Knights will host Tazewell on Tuesday at 5pm and Byrd will now travel to Tunstall in the state quarters.
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In other playoff action today, Radford downed Galax 3-nothing for the Region C soccer title, and
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Patrick Henry captured the state Group Three-A tennis title by knocking off Mills Godwin 5 to 1.

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The Virginia baseball team is still alive in the NCAA Tournament after splitting its first two games in the regionals today, against Princeton and George Mason.
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Virginia took a 1-nothing lead against the Tigers in the 4th when Paul Gillispie ripped a double down the left field line scoring Scott Headd with the game's first run.
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But Princeton broke a 2-all tie in the 8th as Ryan Reich smoked a double of his own scoring two runs. Princeton won it by a final of 4-2.
That meant that the Cavs had to face George Mason this afternoon in an elimination contest.
And Joe Koshansky did his part for
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UVA by cranking this 2 run homer to deep right center field in the 3rd. Koshansky also got the win on the mound. Virginia bounced back to win it 7 to 2. The Cavs now face Princeton tomorrow at 1 in another elimination game.
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[Twin-Valedictorians]


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A pair of twins in California is proof that great minds really do think alike.
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Denise and Maribel Diaz are fraternal twins who will also be CO-VALEDICTORIANS when they graduate later this month with identical four-point-73 g-p-a's. Maribel is headed for Stanford University this fall. Denise will attend Harvard. Both say they originally planned to attend Stanford, but a recent visit back east changed things for Denise. The twins have only been apart once before, and it was only for one week.
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