05/19/07

News 7 at 6


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GRAPHIC=News7@6 Good evening everyone.



Thanks for getting your news with us.

I'm Hollani Davis.

<< *CG standup Hollani Davis
hdavis@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com



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GRAPHIC=Liberty University A day of celebration and sadness


on the mountaintop, as Liberty
University graduated 36-hundred
students ... but without their
long-time leader and chancellor the
Reverend Jerry Falwell.

As Steve Smallshaw reports, the
late chancellor was never far from
anyone's mind.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
:00


*CG 2line Jerry Falwell Jr.
New Liberty U. Chancellor
:25


*CG 2line Newt Gingrich
Former House Speaker
:55



*CG 2line Nathan Cooley
SGA President
1:24


*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com
1:41



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(END SOT) << You just know Jerry Falwell would


have loved it.

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RUN02 Spontaneous cheers and tears
marked Liberty University's 34th
commencement, as faculty, students and
their families rode waves of emotion
throughout the 90-minute ceremony.

His son and his successor, Jerry
Falwell Jr., choked up when he told the
crowd no one could replace his father.

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IN Q=But there's a JERRY FALWELL JR./NEW LIBERTY U.


CHANCELLOR: BUT THERE'S A TEAM HERE
THAT'S EXCITED AND READY TO CARRY ON
AND WE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING
WE HAVE JUST LIKE HE DID FOR SO LONG.

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OUT Q=for so long. There were tears too when a


montage of the Reverend Falwell's life
was played on the giant t-v screens in
the stadium ... a visual reminder of
Falwell impact on his town, his country
and the world.

Commencement speaker Newt Gingrich
says Falwell's legacy lives on in his
church, his university and its
graduates.

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IN Q=The vision of NEWT GINGRICH/FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER: THE


VISION OF DR. FALWELL WAS MORE THAN HE
COULD ACCOMPLISH IN HIS LIFETIME. WE
KNOW THAT HE HAD MUCH MORE PLANNED FOR
LIBERTY. BUT LIKE HIM WE CAN BE
CONFIDENT IN THE SCRIPTURES' PROMISE
THAT THOUGH THE VISION IF FOR HIS
APPOINTED TIME, IT WILL SURELY COME.

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OUT Q=will surely come. It's a vision, officials say, that


must now be carried out by the
Liberty's new leadership and these
graduates ... a class that saw more
change in its four years than any other
in school history.

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IN Q=But just as NATHAN COOLEY/SGA PRESIDENT: BUT JUST


AS WE ARE TURNING A NEW CHAPTER AND

GRADUATING, HE ALSO HAS GRADUATED AND
HAS A NEW HOME IN HEAVEN AND WE LOOK AT
HIS EXAMPLE AS A MAN WHO SPENT
EVERYTHING HE HAD TO SERVE THE LORD.

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Standup STANDUP

IN Q=With graduation With graduation over, the focus now


shifts here to Thomas Road Baptist
Church, which will hold its first
worship services since Dr. Falwell's
death tomorrow and will host his
funeral on Tuesday. Steve Smallshaw,
News7, Lynchburg.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD In another related story...



There's been a lot of talk
recently about Liberty University's
commencement speaker Newt Gingrich.

Will he or won't he run for
President?

News 7's Aleesha Chaney with what
his political plans are for the future.



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*CG locator Lynchburg
:00




*CG 2line Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of House
:16


*CG 2line Jerry Falwell Jr.
New Chancellor, Liberty University
1:08


*CG standup Aleesha Chaney
achaney@wdbj7.com
1:28



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(END SOT) After addressing 36 hundred


Liberty University graduates, Former
Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich
stepped up to address the media.

He spoke out on illegal
immigration, the values of America and

of course responded to questions about
a possible bid for the White House.

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IF YOU ASK ME PERSONALLY, I WOULD SAY
THE ODDS ARE EVEN BETTER THAT I WOULD
NOT RUN FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT REASONS.
BUT I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LOOK
AT IT REALISTICALLY.

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OQ= Gingrich says he wants to first


see if there is a need for a citizen
candidate who is committed to the
solving problems that our country is
dealing with such as border control and
terrorism.

However, he adds that he has no
interest in being a part of modern-day
campaigning or participating in
partisan politics.

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I AM TIRED OF THIS RED VERSUS BLUE
NONSENSE. THIS IS A RED, WHITE AND
BLUE COUNTRY. WE OUGHT TO BE BRINGING
AMERICANS TOGETHER AND NOT FINDING WAYS
TO DIVIDE THEM.

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OQ= Gingrich says whether he enters



the race or not, he feels confident
that Republicans will select a
conservative candidate, a candidate who
would have pleased the Reverend Jerry
Falwell.

As for Falwell's support of
Gingrich as a presidential contender,
his son Jerry Falwell Junior stepped to
the podium to speak out for his late
father.

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MY FATHER WAS VERY EXCITED WHEN HE
HEARD THAT NEWT WAS EVEN CONSIDERING
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. I CAN SAY THAT
HE CAN'T.

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I PROMISE ALL OF YOU THAT IF I DO
DECIDE TO RUN IT WILL NOT BE ON LENO OR
LETTERMAN OR COMEDY CENTRAL BECAUSE THE
WHOLE POINT OF RUNNING WOULD BE TO HAVE
DIGNITY, SERIOUSNESS TO HAVE
INTELLECTUAL IMPORTANCE. TO DO
SOMETHING WORTH DOING.

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INQ= STAND UP



GINGRICH SAYS HE WILL NOT MAKE A
DECISION UNTIL HE FINISHES HIS
NATIONWIDE WORKSHOPS IN SEPTEMBER.

HE PLANS TO USE OCTOBER EXPLORING
THE IDEA AND SPEAKING TO PEOPLE AROUND
THE COUNTRY.

AND WANTS TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT
BY THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER. ALEESHA
CHANEY, NEWS 7.

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GRAPHIC=None Roanoke County police have


launched an investigation into what
police say appears to be a suicide of
an inmate.

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*CG locator Salem

Around midnight Saturday,
deputies discovered James Ernest

Alexander had suffocated himself to
death inside the Roanoke County - Salem
Jail.

They say the 68-year-old took a
blanket, tied it around a light fixture
on the wall of the cell and tied the
other end to his neck.

Alexander had been arrested
earlier in the evening and charged with
D-U-I for an encounter at the Farmers
Market on East Main Street in Salem.

He was taken to Lewis Gale -
where he was pronounced dead around one
A-M.

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GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident Also last night, an accident in


Roanoke City proved fatal for one man.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Last Night The crash happend at the
intersection of 10th Street and
Williamson when police say the driver
of a small Toyota tried to make a left

onto 10th and collided with an S-U-V.

The passenger in the Toyota,
51-year-old James Harrison died.

The driver of the car, as well as
the driver of the S-U-V were rushed to
Roanoke Memorial for their injuries.

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GRAPHIC=Immigration A task force is looking into how


illegal aliens affect Virginia's
criminal justice system.

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*CG locator Richmond

Immigration and Customs
enforcement also known as ICE officers
addressed the group this week.

Back in January, the attorney
general asked Governor Kaine to allow
state police to be trained as
immigration agents.

Kaine denied the request, saying
he didn't want the Commonwealth stuck
paying a federal tab.

Task force members had ICE

clarify details of a possible
partnership.... some hope the idea will
be revisited.

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INQ=If the state and localities enter

into...


*CG 2line Del. Jack Reid

(R) Henrico Co. 3:09:46 DEL. JACK REID/(R) HENRICO CO.:


IF THE STATE AND LOCALITIES ENTER INTO
AGREEMENT WITH ICE AND THOSE POLICE
OFFICERS ARE TRAINED, THOSE POLICE
OFFICERS HAVE THE SAME AUTHORITY AS
FEDERAL AGENTS.

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Because they're understaffed, ICE
agents can't promise they'll always
come and pick up illegal aliens that
are apprehend by state police.

The task force is focusing its
study on crimes committed by and
against illegal aliens.

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GRAPHIC=None There was plenty of Paws for


Celebration down in Fincastle this
weekend...

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*CG locator Fincastle

as animal lovers raised money for
the League of Animal Protection - a
nonprofit shelter in Fincastle.

The all-day event was filled with
entertainment, crafts and a
walk-a-thon.

Many of the pets - you see out
here do have owners- but many of them
are living in the no-kill shelter which
is where they'll stay until they find a
home.

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INQ=A LOT OF THEM HAVE...




*CG 2line Peggy Callahan

League for Animal Protection Volunteer 03:53 " A LOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN
ABANDONED OR PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF TAKING CARE OF A PET
OR THEIR OWNERS BECAME SICK SO THEY'RE
JUST WONDERFUL DOGS THAT NEED A HOME."
04:03

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This is the league's biggest
fundraiser of the year.

Last year it generated about six
thousand dollars for the non-profit.

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GRAPHIC=None The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf


Tournament is in full swing.

Travis Wells will have the latest
on the leader board coming up in
sports.

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*CG tease HISTORY LESSON

And...a few Roanoke middle school
students are raising money and learning
valuable lessons about Virginia's
history at the same time.


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GRAPHIC=NONE Both the Virginia Tech men's golf


team and women's softball team were
action today.

But will they move forward. The
answer in sports.

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*CG tease MELTING POT


Plus....downtown Roanoke turns
into a melting pot.

That story when News 7 continues.


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GRAPHIC=None Virginia's Capitol Square is


filled with several statues of
prominent white Virginians who've made
significant contributions...

But as Richmond Bureau Chief
Jennifer Wishon reports, diversity is
on the way.

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INQ=With the exception of the Oliver

Hill Building...



*CG locator Richmond
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*CG 2line Sen. Henry Marsh

(D) Richmond


:15


*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com
:45


*CG 2line Keshawn Wiley
Lucy Addison Middle School Student
1:05


*CG 2line Chandell Burch
Lucy Addison Middle School Student
1:24


*CG 2line Robert Johnson Jr.
Lucy Addison Middle School Principal
1:41


*CG 2line Jameel McMillan
Lucy Addison Middle School Student
1:48



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OQ=JW, NEWS 7, RICHMOND. < (END SOT) Oliver Hill Building, renamed two years


ago for the famous civil rights
attorney, statues in Virginia's capitol
complex remain segregated... something
that will change once this civil rights
memorial is complete.

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INQ=This is an exquisite 4:25:40 SEN. HENRY MARSH: THIS IS AN


EXQUISITE MOMENT IN HISTORY AND I'M
JUST PROUD TO BE HERE TO BE A PART OF
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OQ=to be a part of it. The memorial includes a likeness


of Barbara Johns, the young Farmville
woman who led Moton High School
students on a strike to protest their
separate but unequal school- .... A
likeness of attorney Oliver Hill who
took on the Prince Edward County School
system...

and contemporary people going to
school together- an image to represent
the struggle for civil rights
continues.

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INQ=The memorial will sit here near... 5:13:14 JENNIFER


WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE MEMORIAL
WILL SIT HERE NEAR THE GOVERNOR'S

MANSION AT THE END OF A ROW OF EXISTING
STATUES. IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE
INSTALLED NEXT SUMMER IF THE FOUNDATION
CAN RAISE THE 2.6 MILLION DOLLARS IT'LL
COST. 12

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OQ=2.6 million dollars it'll cost. Students at Lucy Addison Middle


School have already made a dent....

When they learned about the
memorial they did some research and
took action.

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INQ=It started like a bake sale... 4:53:40 KESHAWN WILEY: IT STARTED LIKE


A BAKE SALE. WE TRIED TO RAISE MONEY
FOR THE MEMORIAL AND SOME PEOPLE COOKED
OR SELLED COOKIES OR DONATED BREAD,
STUFF LIKE THAT. 07

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OQ=stuff like that. Students raised nearly 360-


dollars....

But more valuable is the history
they've been exposed to.

Their school is named for Lucy
Addison, a Roanoke teacher who taught
Oliver Hill.

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INQ=First I didn't even know some... 4:54:58 CHANDELL BURCH: FIRST I DIDN'T


EVEN KNOW SOME OF THE STUFF ABOUT
ROANOKE CAUSE WE DON'T USUALLY LEARN IT

IN CLASS. 04

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OQ=learn it in class.





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INQ=We think that it should... 4:55:14 4:55:14 KESHAWN WILEY: WE


THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE IN THE
TEXTBOOKS BECAUSE IT'S PART OF HISTORY
AND WE SHOULD LEARN IT. 03

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OQ=we should learn it. Another local connection?



School Principal Robert Johnson's
father was a ten year old student at
Moton when it was shut down.

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INQ=For the history to take place.. 4:39:19 ROBERT R. JOHNSON JR.: I MEAN


WHEN THEY FIRST FOUND OUT ABOUT IT SO
MANY OF OUR CHILDREN HAD THEIR EYES
WIDE OPEN AND THEIR MOUTHS OPEN BECAUSE
THEY NEVER KNEW THAT IT HAPPENED SO
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INQ=Usually you don't see... 4:57:12 JAMEEL McMILLAN: USUALLY YOU


DON'T SEE A LOT OF CIVIL RIGHTS
MEMORIALS SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO PLAY
A BIG ROLE IN RICHMOND AND THIS CAPITOL

AND THIS COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. 07

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OQ=Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor Kaine hopes seeing their


peers on a memorial will remind
students they too can do courageous
things.

Jennifer Wishon, News 7,
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GRAPHIC=Local Colors It's a small world after all, or


so it seemed in Roanoke's Elmwood Park
this afternoon.

More than 70 countries came
together to showcase their diversity.



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INQ=let the festivities LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN. WELCOME


EVERYONE TO LOCAL COLORS.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Festival highlights included a
varitey of authentic food, music and
dance.


There was also a Parade of
Nations, a fashion show and plenty of
games for the kids.

One special guest was Survivor
star, Cao Boi. Cowboy



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INQ=Roanoke's like a gem




*CG voiceof Cao Boi
CBS Survivor Star 18:34:15 - 18:34:31 VOICE OF CAO
BOI/CBS SURVIVOR STAR

ROANOKE'S LIKE A GEM IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE MOUNTAIN. HERE IT IS. THERE'S JUST
SO MANY DIFFERENT DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE
HERE, AND WE'RE NOT JUST SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA. WE'RE ACTUALLY A LITTLE WORLD
CONCENTRATED HERE IN ROANOKE.

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This is Roanoke's 17th Local
Colors festival.

It marks the end of the city's
year-round program spotlighting
diversity.

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GRAPHIC=None Coming up, highlights from day two


of the Scott Robertson Memorial, plus
updates on Tech's golf and softball
teams, and

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*CG tease STARS COME OUT

Mark Martin weighs in on
tonight's Nextel All Star Challenge in
Charlotte.

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GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson Winning the Scott Robertson is


tough enough. Winning back to back
titles at the Roanoke Country Club is a
feat that isn't accomplished very
often. The likes of Paula Creamer and
Kevin Na who play on the L-P-G-A and
P-G-A tours respectively are among the
few who turned the trick.

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*CG locator Roanoke
24th Scott Robertson Memorial After two rounds this weekend
Isabelle Lendl has a chance to join
that group. She fired a 69 in the
second round that included the nifty
bunker save on 18. She is at 3 under
par and leads by 2 over three other
golfers.

That group includes Esther
Choe, the Top Ranked junior girl in the
country. Choe could have trimmed her
deficit to a single shot if not for the
lip service on 18.

On the Boy's 15 to 18 side of
things there are just 2 players under
par. John Popeck shot a second round
68 and is in second place all alone.

The player he is chasing is John

Hahn who shot a 5 under round of 66 to
get to 6 under for the tournament. He
carries a 4 stroke lead into the final
round.

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GRAPHIC=Scott Robertson Memorial The field at the Scott Robertson


is always top notch, and often includes
the top juniors from all over. Just
how they achieve highly ranked status
is an interesting process. Grant
Kittelson has the story of one ranking
service, that is proving to be a
valuable resource for players and
coaches alike.

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*CG locator Roanoke
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*CG 2line Mac Thayer
Junior Golf Scoreboard Founder

:20




*CG standup Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com
1:34



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OQ=News 7 Sports. << Year after year the Top Ranked
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their way to the Scott Robertson. But
who exactly is doing the rankings of
these Youngsters.

One set of rankings that helps
the Robertson with their selection
process is Junior Golf Scoreboard dot
come which is run by Mac Thayer.

(BITE:)

The Website not only ranks the
golfers but also crunches the numbers
on the best Junior Tournaments in the
Country.

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Thayer who lives in Richmond
started the website in 1997, but their
is no personal bias in the Rankings.

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We have posted a link to Junior
Golf Scoreboard on our website at WDBJ7
dot com. All you have to do is click
on Weblinks.
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GRAPHIC=TECH The Tech golf team saw its season


end today in Georgia. The Hokies were
four over today, missing the cut to
advance by four shots. Jay Hardwick's
team finished 12th in the East
Regional, 24 over par. The top 10
teams advanced to the NCAA finals in
Williamsburg in two weeks.
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GRAPHIC=Tech The Hokies softball team fell to


Ohio State today 2-1 in the NCAA
regionals. Angela Tincher gave up 5
hits, while striking out 9. Only one
of the Buckeyes two runs was earned.

Tech will now have to come back thru
the loser's bracket, beginning tonight
against Cal State Fullerton.
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GRAPHIC=Ferrum The Ferrum Panthers are also


trying to avoid elimintation in the
NCAA Baseball Tournament. This
afternoon the Panthers beat York
College of Pennsylvania 17 to 9. And
as we speak, Abe Naff's team is trying
to prolong its season against Emory,
out of Atlanta, a team that has yet to
lose in the regional. the game is tied
at 3-all in the 5th. We'll have some
highlights at 11.
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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP The Nextel All-Star Challenge is


set for tonight at the Lowe's Motor
Speedway with the main event set to get
underway at 9pm.

Most of the so-called experts are
picking a Hendrick driver to win, but
sometimes this race can produce a

surprise winner - like it did in 2005
when Mark Martin pocketed the one
million dollar top prize.

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*CG 2line Mark Martin
1995 All-Star Race Winner
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*CG locator Concord, NC
2005
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OQ=...a lot to do with it."





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The shootout tonight will consist
three segments - plus a performance by
the Red Hot Chili Peppers in between
segments one and two.

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