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[ANCHOR=Keith]

In many ways, and in many places, America pays tribute to Ronald Reagan.
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[VO-NAT]


And another VMI graduate lays down his life in Iraq.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Greg Biffle wins the Busch race today. The Avs finally return home tonight,
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[VO-NAT]


and Tyler Lumsden is picked in the first round of the amateur draft by the Whitesox.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

Heat and humidity were the perfect fuel for pop-up showers and storms this evening. A look at where they are now and what to expect for the next seven days coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


The passing of a President. From California...
to Virginia, Americans remember Ronald Regan.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Shannon is off tonight.

[Reagan]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Ronald Reagan's long, final journey has begun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Simi Valley, CA]


Thousands lined the streets this afternoon as the former president's body was carried to his presidential library in California.
There was a private ceremony for friends and family. Then the public was allowed to file past and pay its respects, a process which will continue until tomorrow night.
That's when Reagan's body will be flown to Washington and lie in state at the Capitol. On Friday, the nation will hold its first full state funeral since Lyndon Johnson's death in 1973.
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[Big-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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[TAPE#=04-17 TC25:30]
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Visitors to a Virginia Park are coming face-to-face with Ronald Reagan's legacy AND leaving behind a piece of themselves.
Meghan Muldoon has more on how some Virginians are paying tribute to the former president.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF AMAZING GRACE]
[SUPER=03-Williamsburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Lawson/Mourning Reagan's Death; :24]
[SUPER=@meghan1; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ann Haas-Wuest/Moved by Reagan Tribute; :47]
[SUPER=01-Florence Arena/Liked Reagan's Sense of Humor; 1:06]
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((
[SOT NAT SOUND OF AMAZING GRACE]

[RUNS:03]
Since Ronald Reagan's death on Saturday, many mourners have come to Presidents Park in Williamsburg to pay their final respects to America's 40th commander-in-chief.
Ken Lawson, his wife and granddaughters planted four flags at the base of Reagan's 18-foot bust as a tribute to his legacy.
[SOT 13:41:54]

((KEN LAWSON/MOURNING REAGAN'S DEATH: VERY EMOTIONAL FOR ME BECAUSE ALL THE POLITICS THAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW HE SETS AN EXAMPLE WHICH I BELIEVE IS WAY ABOVE WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I'M SORRY.)) [RUNS:10]
AMONG THE TRIBUTES, FLOWERS AND A CARD FROM A FIVE YEAR OLD NAMED REAGAN. ALSO A BAG OF RED WHITE AND BLUE JELLY BEANS. REAGAN WAS KNOWN TO ALWAYS KEEP A JAR OF THEM ON HIS DESK.
[SOT 13:19:35]

((ANN HAAS-WUEST/MOVED BY REAGAN TRIBUTE: I THINK THIS IS GOOD. I'M NOT A REAL POLITICAL PERSON BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO ADMIRE THE MAN TO TAKE A STAND TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)) [RUNS:10]
Florence Arena says John F. Kennedy is her favorite president but she thought Reagan was "great" and she was saddened by the news of his death.
[SOT 13:20:08]

((FLORENCE ARENA/LIKED REAGAN'S SENSE OF HUMOR: I FELT SO LET DOWN. IT'S A SHAME. I THINK HE DID A GREAT DEAL AND YOU DON'T EXPECT ALL HE DID FROM A MOVIE ACTOR. HE SURPRISED EVERYONE.)) [RUNS:18]
He may be gone, but here in Virginia, as with the majority of America's great leaders, Ronald Reagan will always be remembered as larger than life.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Williamsburg.))

[Doltz]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-21 TC21:13]
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An alumnus of Virginia Military Institute has been killed in combat in Iraq.
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[TAKE DOLTZ FS] Ryan Doltz was one of four soldiers in a National Guard Unit killed by a roadside bomb Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/July 1998]

While a cadet at V-M-I, Doltz starred in a television commercial for Norelco. Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Mike Strickler says Doltz and three others who played principal parts in the T-V spot each reaped about 30-thousand dollars in residuals.
[SUPER=03-Mine Hill, NJ]

His hometown was devastated by news of Ryan's death.
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[SUPER=01-Edna Deacon/Doltz's Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=in mourning.]
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[VO-NAT]

Doltz served as an E-M-T in Mine Hill right up until his Guard unit was mobilized in April.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He'd first become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician while still a cadet at V-M-I. Ryan Doltz was 26.

[Wythe-Murder]


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Wythe County investigators searched the high school lockers of two ninth graders accused of murder.
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[VO-NAT]

14 year old Nakisha Waddell is charged with first- degree murder in the stabbing death of her mother, 42 year old Vaughne Thomas.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Last Week;]

15 year old Anastasia Belcher also faces a first-degree murder charge for the crime. Thomas was found buried in the backyard of her home in Max Meadows. According to a search warrant return, investigators took two pieces of notebook paper with some writing on them and two type-written pages of song lyrics from Anastasia Belcher's locker at Fort Chiswell High School. The warrant indicates police were searching for evidence that the teenagers planned the murder.
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[Voting-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A month after the election, one candidate has learned why she failed to get a single vote in a certain precinct. [***ELECTION 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Susan Bahorich watched maintenance workers open the back of the voting machine today. Susan, were they able to figure out why the machine didn't record votes for Alice Hincker? Keith- When workers first cracked the machine open this morning-
[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1]

they couldn't find the problem. But after about 30-minutes they discovered a small wheel malfunctioned keeping votes from being recorded.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This morning, surrounded by election officials maintenance workers opened the back of the voting machine which had been located at Grandin Court Elementary during May's election. Mayoral candidate Alice Hincker didn't receive any votes at that precinct which immediately sent up red flags to voting officials.
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[SOT@14:52.00]
[IN Q=They would have...]

((BERYL BROOKS, ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR: THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN CHECKED AND THERE'S NO WAY FOR THE MAINTENANCE MEN TO KNOW IT WOULD GET STUCK ON ELECTION DAY ON THAT SPECIFIC MACHINE. WHEN WE ROLLED THE NUMBERS BACK THAT ROLL WAS WORKING, BECAUSE THEY HAD TO ROLL THE NUMBERS TO ZERO.))
[SOT@12:26.11]

((ALICE HINCKER, FORMER MAYORAL CANDIDATE: HE SAID HE HAD NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEN BEFORE, BUT IF THAT CAN HAPPEN YOU WONDER WHAT ELSE MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE THAT THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZE HAD HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Beryl Brooks/Roanoke City Registrar; :00]
[SUPER=01-Alice Hincker/Former Mayoral Candidate; :16]
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[OUT Q=... recognize had happened.]
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[VO-NAT]

The city will no longer use the lever-voting machines. For the next election, new electronic machines have been purchased - a move which was already underway before all this had happened.
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL Newsroom]

Officials say this is the *FIRST* time anything like this has happened.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan /Newsroom;]

Keith- Beryl Brooks says officials do everything they can to make sure the process is fair and what it boils down to is- it's a machine and machines sometimes malfunction.

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[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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Virginia Tech's tuition is going up again.
How the school will spend the money when News 7 at Six returns.
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And see how Central Virignia hopes to hit an economic hole in one with a new world-class golf course.
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[1st-Wx]
[Grems]

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A judge says an April school bus accident in Montgomery County was NOT the bus driver's fault.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 2004]

61 year old Bradford Charles Grems of Blacksburg was found NOT guilty this morning of reckless driving. Grems was behind the wheel of a school bus on Camp Carrysbrook Road when the road gave way and his bus overturned. The judge says there was NOT enough evidence to convict Grems and that the road caused the accident, NOT the driver. Grems told News 7 he feel vindicated by the ruling. The bus was carrying two teachers and nine high school students. No one was injured.
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[Neighbor-Feud]


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Stealing your newspaper, blasting their stereo... Just some of the things your neighbor can do to get on your nerves. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/BAM;]

But as Myranda Stephens tells us, you don't have to put up with it. Keith, most people often turn to the legal system to help
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resolve their neighbor disputes, but there is an alternative that can save you money, and your relationship with your neighbor as well.
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[RUNS06] ((MISTER HUDSON HAS NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH HOW THE ROAD WAS MAINTAINED.)) In the summer of 2002, James Bryant Hudson killed his neighbors Walter, Thomas and Patsy Cole, after a long dispute over a private access road that they shared. And this year, a prominent Richmond attorney was charged with murdering HIS neighbor Oliver Brooks. The 16-year feud apparently began when the attorney used a 100-year-old law to force his neighbors to pay for a fence HE built around his estate. All obliged -- except Brooks. [NATS @ 7:33:51 OF MEDIATORS TALKING] [RUNS05] And while those may represent the extreme cases, disputes between neighbors are NOT uncommon. Which is why there are agencies specifically set up to help people resolve their differences through mediation.
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[RUNS10] ((CHRISTINE POULSON/CONFLICT RESOLUTION DIRECTOR: WITH THE THIRD PARTY A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE. 'WELL I DON'T WANT TO MEET WITH YOU INDIVIDUALLY, BUT IF THERE'S SOMEBODY ELSE THERE THAT'S GOING TO HELP US, THEN I'LL GO AHEAD AND DO IT.')) Poulson says most disputes are resolved within a day, although it could take longer depending on the situation. And while the cost for mediation varies based on income, Poulson says it still ends up being a lot cheaper than going t
hrough the legal system. [SOT 7:25:25]

[RUNS09] ((WE WOULD LOVE FOR PEOPLE TO SAY THERE'S A CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTER IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE CAN GO TO FIRST, THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO KEEP THIS OUT OF COURT.)) And as the past has shown, not just civil court, but criminal court as well. ))
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[LIVE=Myranda/FULL BAM]

For more information on mediation services, you can go to our website at wdbj7-dot-com, and click on websites in the news.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Keith/BAM;]


Of course, Keith, mediation is voluntary -- so if the other party doesn't agree to it, then your best option may be the legal system.

[Amherst-Golf]


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The first four-some actually teed off last weekend, but central Virginia's newest golf course was officially opened today in Amherst County.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Developers, golfers and county leaders gathered at the Poplar Grove development southeast of Amherst.
The one-thousand acre project has been about five years in the making. It now boasts a premier 18-hole golf course with plans for a convention center and condominiums.
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[IN Q=Everyone likes to]

((DENNIS JARVIS/AMHERST CO. ECON. DEVELOPMENT: EVERYONE LIKES TO TALK REVENUE, BUT THIS IS MORE THAN JUST REVENUE FOR OUR COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE THE HOUSING ASPECT THAT WILL GENERATE TAXES, BUT WHEN PEOPLE COME HERE, JUST AS I WAS TALKING EARLIER, THE LEISURE GOLFER, THE DAILY GOLFER OR WEEKEND GOLFER, THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THAT THIS IS GOING TO HAVE ON OUR COMMUNITY IS EXPONENTIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Jarvis/Amherst Co. Econ. Development]
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Jarvis says developments like Poplar Grove help the county attract other industries to the area.
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[Stocks]


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Investors carried Friday's rally on Wall Street into a new week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 148 points today.
NASDAQ rose 42.
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[Trooper-Wreck]


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A State Police trooper has been hurt in a wreck in Henry County.
The accident happened within the last hour on Route 57 east of Martinsville.
A spokesman says the trooper's car overturned and at one point caught fire.
No word yet on just how the accident happened, or how many other vehicles were involved.

[VT-Visitors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rde]
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Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors passed the school's 767-million dollar budget today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The budget includes a nearly 15-percent tuition increase for next Fall. It's the fourth time the university has raised student costs in the two years since lawmakers lifted a tuition freeze.
Undergrads who take a full load of classes will pay 58-hundred dollars in tuition and fees, an increase of 743-dollars. University officials say the money will help pay for 80 new professors.
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[SOT:2:19:14:00 ]
[IN Q=We lost]

((MARK MCNAMEE/VIRGINIA TECH PROVOST; WE LOST ABOUT 150 FACULTY POSITIONS IN THE BUDGET REDUCTIONS AND WE WERE ALREADY SHORT ALMOST 200 FACULTY POSITIONS. AND SO OUR GOAL IS OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TO REBUILD FACULTY CAPACITY ))
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Faculty and staff will also feel slightly fatter wallets this year. The university approved a 3-percent pay increase.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - big doings for a number of baseball players with area ties in the Major League amateur draft today. The Avs are back home tonight,
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and the rain delayed Busch race finally wraps up in Dover - with a Cup regular making his way to victory lane.
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[S-Draft]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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This afternoon the Major League Amateur draft was the place to be for former Cave Spring Star Tyler Lumsden. The hard throwing lefty was selected with the 34th overall pick - a supplemental first round selection - of the Chicago White Sox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./2000; :00]

Lumsden was drafted right out of high school by the Marlins in the fifth round, but shocked a lot of folks when he turned down big bucks and headed to college. But the move appears to have paid off big time.
[super=04-2004 ACC Tournament;]

He has matured as a pitcher and a person in the past three years and now the southpaw is set to sign a huge contract that could set him for life.. The six foot four inch 205 pounder credits his work in the weight room and the work he's done on his mind in the past year as reasons for making it to this day.
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[OUT Q=....STRONG IN ALL CATEGORIES."]
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
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Also, taken in the first round today was ODU's Justin Verlander by the Tigers. William & Mary's William Bray was taken in the first by the Expos. Justin Orenduff of VCU was taken 33rd overall by the Dodgers. Two Uva players were taken. Pitcher Andrew Dobies to the Red Sox in the third round, while ACC player of the Joe Koshansky went to the Rockies in round six. One Tech players was picked in round 12. Jeffrey Landing went ot the Mets. And one Liberty University player was selected - Jason Jones by the Yankees in the 4th round

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The Salem Avalanche is finally back home at Salem Memorial tonight after a grueling 14 day road swing through the league. The team returns home to face Frederick in a three game series that begins at 7:05 this evening. Salem comes into the game just one game over 500 with a 29-and-28 record. While Frederick is the worst team in the league with 15 wins at 41 losses.

[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The rain that pelted us last Friday made its way to Dover, Delaware on Saturday and forced the postponement of the Busch Series race until this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dover, DE/FX; :00]

The MBNA America 200 did get started Saturday but was postponed after just 28 of 200 laps - and a delay of 5 hours, 10 minutes. Today the only delays were due to the caution flags that waved eight times for 54 laps. Martin Truex led the most laps today, but Greg Biffle got the hold the trophy as took over the top spot with 21 miles to race and held on to win the race and give Roush Racing a sweep of the weekend's two top events. The win is Biffle's 14th in the Busch series.
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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD BUSCH SERIES]

Kyle Busch's lead over Truex in the driver standings was trimmed to 13 points today.

[S-POPLAR GROVE]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It's only been open for a week, but already, golf enthusiasts from across Virginia are calling it a "modern classic".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


They're talking about the new 18-hole course at Poplar Grove in Amherst County.
It's the final design of the late, great Sam Snead.
A rating team visited Poplar Grove last week, and while the results are still being tallied, officials say the course's rating should be among the highest in the state.
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[SOT 11:59:55]
[IN Q=This golf course]

((EARL TAYLOR/VSGA REGIONAL CHAIRMAN: THIS GOLF COURSE WILL HAVE SOME TOURNAMENTS AT IT THROUGH THE V-S-GA. IT MIGHT TAKE A YEAR, BUT THAT'S SIMPLY TO TRY TO GET IN THE REALM OF THINGS WITH THE V-S-G-A, BUT WE SHOULD HAVE SOME NICE FUNCTIONS HERE VERY, VERY SOON.))
[SUPER=01-Earl Taylor/VSGA Regional Chairman; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=very, very soon.]
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[VO-NAT]

The par 72 course plays at over 7000 yards from the back tees. A while the layout is challenging it was designed with the average golfer in mind with as many as five to six tee boxes on each hole.
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