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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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A store owner is injured tonight in Danville. We'll have the latest.
Plus a car accident injures a news employee in Southside.
People rallied with a message tonight at Virginia Tech.
And could this be the next Dale Earnhardt? We'll meet one of the fastest 13 year olds.
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News 7 at eleven is next.

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Good evening.
Congress passed a measure to ban late term abortions.
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This would ban "partial birth abortion" unless the mother's life is threatened.
President Clinton says he will veto the measure.
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A local business' reputation may need cleaning up.
Professional Car Care hopes to renew faith in its car wash business.
Many customers say they paid for services they never got.
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And of course most seventh graders can't drive, but tonight we'll tell you about a thirteen year old speed racer.
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Join us for news 7 at eleven.

Danville


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The owner of a Danville Convenience store is hospitalized tonight after a fight at his store.
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It happened around nine- thirty inside the North Main Heights Convenience Store.
Police say someone struck the owner with a stick or some other type of object.
Danville police aren't sure what led up to the incident. The person responsible fled the scene.
One man was arrested at the scene-- but the charge was apparently unrelated.
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Pedestrian


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The apparent altercation wasn't the only emergency police at the scene had to handle.
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Minutes after authorities arrived-- a freelance photographer videotaping the crime scene was hit by a car.
Witnesses say the photographer was standing in the road when he was struck by a car traveling South.
Authorities have not released the cameraman's identity or his condition.
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Abortion


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Since abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court twenty years ago, it has not successfully been challenged, until now.
Congress passed a bill tonight to make one type of abortion illegal.
Kent Jarrell has the story.
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((Abortion opponents consider this a victory...
Partial Birth Abortions...a rare technique where the brain is suctioned out before delivery...would be illegal unless there is no other way to save the mother.
REP. CHENOWETH (R) IDAHO PARTIAL BIRTH IS COLD BLOODED MURDER, PREMEDITATED MURDER.
REP. SCHROEDER (D) CO THERE ARE 1.5 MILLION ABORTIONS A YEAR IN THE US...450 ARE PARTIAL BIRTH PROCEDURES...CHOSEN BY SOME MOTHERS WHO DISCOVER SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECTS TAMMY WATTS HAD A PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.
TAMMY WATTS OUR WHOLE GOAL WAS TO STOP HER SUFFERING WE WANTED OUR DAUGHTER TO HAVE DEATH WITH DIGNITY.
Abortion foes say they will use partial birth abortions to change minds.
MAUREEN MALLOY/NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE COMMITTEE ...PART OF AN EDUCATION EFFORT...
President Clinton has said he has studied and prayed and is ready to veto the bill. Abortion will be a dividing issue again in another Presidential campaign. Kent Jarrell for CBS News Washington.))

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wipe wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Meanwhile in the Senate a vote the President will welcome-
Senators passed a measure that would allow the president to veto individual items in spending bills.
The house will vote tomorrow and it's likely the president will sign it.
The line item veto is called a major shift in power from Congress to the White House.
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Take-Back


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A lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two of its football players over alleged sexual assault has again raised the issue of violence against women.
Tonight, the Tech campus hosted a rally and march-- protesting such acts.
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Kimberly McBroom attended the Take Back the Night rally.
Kim, was the woman who's suing Tech, Christy Brzonkala's name mentioned at all?
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Well Jean, the organizers of the event said that the rally wasn't taking a stance on the Brzonkala case--
They say that tonight was about women and men alike taking a stance against violence for themselves.
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((TAKE BACK THE NIGHT, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT...singing ))
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The night was filled with singing and chanting for a safer world-- free of abuse and assaults.
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((SUSAN ANDERSON/TAKE BACK THE NIGHT COORDINATOR: WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH VIOLENCE AND THE MARCH IS TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO ENERGIZE WOMEN AND TO GIVE PEOPLE PRACTICAL, SMALL THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO TO PROMOTE CHANGE EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES. ))
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Things like fighting back at not only physical abuse-- but verbal abuse and sexual harassment.
Anderson says it's also crucial for women to be more involved in the issues concerning them.
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((CATHERINE BERNARD: I GUESS I JUST CAME HERE TO AFFIRM TO MYSELF AND TO EVERYBODY ELSE THAT, "HEY, IT'S OKAY TO STAND UP FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS. IT'S OKAY TO BE WITH OTHER WOMEN IN SUPPORT OF OUR IDEAS THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE TOO. ))
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While Christy Brzonkala's lawsuit against Tech didn't surface at the rally-- her story was on the minds of some who were there.
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((HEATHER WOSOOGH: I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHERE I STAND, BUT I THINK THAT A LOT OF INJUSTICE WAS DONE AND JUSTICE SHOULD DEFINITELY BE SERVED. ))
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Now Jean, this is Tech's seventh annual Take Back the Night March.
And those who were there say that they did take back THIS night-- but they'll have to keep raising their voices and joining together before violence against women will ever end.
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Explosion


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It sounded like a sonic boom.
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That's how workers described an explosion that ripped through an Indiana Steel plant.
Three people were killed- Eight others hurt.
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((LEE SPITKA/WORKER: ALL OF A SUDDEN A BIG EXPLOSION AND I TURNED AROUND AND THE WHOLE CEILING AND EVERYTHING WAS CAVING IN. IT JUST HAPPENED SO FAST.)) 15:03:52 ((PAT KING/INDIANA STATE POLICE: THEY IMMEDIATELY SOUGHT TO GET TO THE PEOPLE THAT THEY COULD GET TO THE INJRUED OUT. IT'S SUPRISING THAT IT WASN'T MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED.))
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Federal agents arrived on the scene late today to begin investigating.
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Still to come on the newscast, a patient of a local spine surgeon says the doctor's operation made his condition worse,
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and the NEW owner of a car wash business says she wants to clean up her company's reputation.
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VIP-Carwash


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Some people that bought coupons for hand carwashes say they feel like they've been taken to the cleaners.
They believe the car wash company left them high and dry.
The NEW owner says that isn't the case.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( For a while it looked like this vehicle and a number of others would never be washed.
But the new owner of this car washing company says SHE'S clean, and soon vehicles will be, as well.
The business is now called Professional Car Care Services, formerly VIP Customer Services.
VIP telemarketers had been offering these certificates for twenty dollars a piece, promising customers that someone would come to their home or business and perform a hand wash and wax on their vehicle. Stand up
But a News- 7 investigation found that a number of unsatisfied customers complained to the Better Business Bureau about VIP.
Customers say they paid up front, but in a number of cases, folks believed they got doused with empty promises. end stand up
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((JOAN YOUNG: THEY NEVER WOULD RETURN MY CALL AND MOST OF THE TIME, THE RECORDING SAID THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. I TRIED TO REACH THEM FOR WEEKS. )) BUTT BUTT BUTT
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((PAUL RIPLEY: THERE WAS NO SHOW HERE TO WASH MY TRUCK AND WAX IT AND I TRIED REPEATED CALLS BACK AND THE TAPE KEPT SAYING THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. ))
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Earlier this week, we went to VIP's headquarters to get some answers from Stephanie Peters... who according to city records still owned the company.
All we found was a locked office.
Then we went to her home, where we were told the business had been sold to Radford resident, Jennifer Farmer.
Farmer is well aware that there are plenty of vehicles that were never cleaned, but says she has every intention of making good on the past promises.
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((JENNIFER FARMER/PROFESSIONAL CAR CARE SERVICES: I'M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CARS WE'VE GOT TO GET DONE. BUT IT WILL BE DONE. ))
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The customers we talked to weren't very sympathetic toward VIP, or as it's now called, Professional Car Services.
Even though it looks as if vehicles will now be cleaned, some say the hard feelings toward the company will never wash away.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

Korsh


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Former Virginia Spine Center Surgeon Dr. Eric Korsh spent his first day in court today-- in the midst of some 50 medical negligence complaints.
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While others have been settled out of court, today marked the first case to make it to trial.
The plaintiff, Pat Brunson of Floyd County, claims Dr. Korsh told him his back was so badly hurt, that without spinal fusion surgery he'd be paralyzed.
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Brunson says he was told he'd be 99-percent pain free, with full mobility following the surgery.
That was not the case, though says Brunson.
He claims he's now hurting worse than ever, following surgery with the pedicel screws.
The trial today brought spectators-- interested in how this case would affect their own cases against Korsh.
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((CAROL FIELDER/FORMER PATIENT: LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR SCREWS REMOVED. A LOT. THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE. SOME ARE BETTER WITHOUT THE SCREWS. SOME ARE NOT ANY BETTER. NOBODY IS AS GOOD AS THEY WERE BEFORE THE SCREWS WERE PUT IN. ))
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Korsh's attorneys say their client provided reasonable and appropriate care to Brunson-- and all of the patients at the Virginia Spine Center.
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As the trial continues, the defense plans to show videotapes of Brunson working on his property, which they say shows him doing all the things he now says he can't do.

Computer-Imaging


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In most businesses time means money, and that's also true for law enforcement.
Steve Smallshaw tells us how one local sheriff's department is using high technology to save both.
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(( The life of a sheriff's deputy is a busy one...from serving court papers to keeping track of prisoners, time can be a valuable commodity.
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((JOHN PRICE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: WE'VE GOT TO UTILIZE SOME KIND OF TECHNOLOGY TO HELP US GET THAT JOB DONE, BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF TIME WE HAVE TO DO IT JUST GETS SMALLER ALL THE TIME.))
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That's why the Lynchburg sheriff's office has gone high-tech.
It's newest improvement is a computerized booking system: a suspect is brought in, fingerprinted and photographed and the essential information is stored in the department's computer.
Not only does it produce foolproof ID bands for a prisoner's wrist, the system can put together a photo lineup of pictures based on physical characteristics.
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((PRICE: WE'VE SEEN TIMES WHEN WE NEEDED A PICTURE OF AN INDIVIDUAL AND HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS TO GET IT PREVIOUSLY. WE CAN GENERATE THAT PICTURE WITHIN THREE MINUTES NOW AND HAVE A COLOR PHOTO TO SHOW TO A VICTIM OR SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS TO IDENTIFY A PERSON.))
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Computers are also becoming standard issue in the deputies' patrol cars.
With this laptop an officer can record each warrant and subpoena they serve, then transfer that information to the main computer.
A process that used to take more than an hour is now done in seconds.
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((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: EVERYTHING IS TIME SAVING NOWADAYS, WITH THE AMOUNT OF CUTBACKS IN PERSONNEL I GUESS WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME THAT.))
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((And technology marches on. In a few months, the sheriff's office will add a computerized fingerprinting system...instead of the old messy ink pad, a computer will scan a suspect's prints and immediately enter them into a nationwide data bank. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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we'll meet a young racer who's on the move. He's not old enough for a driver's license but he's still one of the fastest things on four wheels.
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Bridgestone


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A large union rally outside Tanglewood Mall did not stop traffic late this afternoon, but it definitely got people's attention.
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Rubber and tire workers from places like Danville, Bedford, and Salem held the rally outside the Firestone Tire Center.
They're urging people to boycott its products.
They say the company's parent, Bridgestone-Firestone, is trying to break the union which went on strike against the company in 1994.
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((TONY HENSLEY/BRIDGESTONE-FIRESTONE WORKER: THEY'VE COME OUT WITH THIS 17 PIECE CONCESSION PACKAGE, TAKING AWAY FROM OUR RETIREES, TAKING AWAY FROM OUR PEOPLE THEIR SENIORITY RIGHTS, THEIR VACATION, THEIR HOLIDAYS.))
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The tire workers union never settled its dispute with Bridgestone-Firestone.
It says many of its members had to return to work in 1995 to keep the company from de-certifying its union. No one at Bridgestone-Firestone could be reached for comment.
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Wal-Mart


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Henry County and Christiansburg shoppers welcomed WalMart to town with open arms and open wallets today.
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The discount giant has had a presence in both areas for some time.
But this morning WalMart opened brand-new SuperCenters in the two communities.
The quarter mile long stores sell groceries in addition to the general merchandise found in a standard size WalMart.
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((JENNIFER WARREN/WALMART CUSTOMER: I SAW MANY DIFFERENT THINGS BECAUSE IT'S LIKE A FOOD SECTION AND LIKE A CLOTHING SECTION AND IT'S JUST GREAT.)) ((BEATRICE PENN/WALMART CUSTOMER: IT WAS NICE. EVERYTHING WAS DONE REAL NICE, I THINK. Think you'll be coming back? PENN: OH YEAH, WE LOVE WALMART. EVERYBODY COMES TO WALMART. WE'LL BE COMING BACK.))
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Wal-Mart will open nearly 200 of these monster-size stores across the U-S this year ALONE.
Within the next few years we'll have more than half a dozen Super Centers in the region.
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Comet


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If you haven't seen the Comet Hyakutake (Hi-you-takee) yet
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take a look at these pictures.
NASA released the most detailed images so far.
The ten mile chunk of ice, dust and gases lights up the sky some 9 million miles from earth.
These pictures were taken by the Hubble telescope through a red filter which shows the best view of the comet's structure.
(HI-you-takee) is the brightest comet to pass the Earth in 20 years.
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S-Score


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The Express falls to the Checkers, Magic Johnson holds a reunion with pat Riley and Frank Beamer talks about the Hokies..but first the numbers.
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Chyron in motion
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S-Express


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We start in the ice box where the Roanoke Express was shut out last night 3 to nothing by the Charlotte Checkers at Independence Arena in game one of the ECHL playoffs.
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The offensive minded Checkers got two goals and an assist from Darrell Norin. All of Charlotte's goals came on the power play. Norin tallied both of his goals in the second period after a scoreless first.
The game would get physical. Roanoke defenseman Wade Gibson comes out on the short end of this brawl as he is taken to the ice.
The Checkers Norin was a one man wrecking crew as he wracked up 3 points on the night. Here he blows the shot past Express goalie Matt DelGuidice. He got some help from Roanoke's Tim Hanley as the shot is deflected off him.
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DelGuidice recorded 32 saves on the night but Charlotte outshot Roanoke 35 to 26. Nick vetucci recorded 26 saves.
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S-NBA


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The Los Angeles Lakers continued to storm through the sunshine state last night as Magic Johnson's boys cooled Pat Riley's Heat.
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The game served as a reunion for Magic and his former laker coach Pat Riley. Riley presented Magic with a check for 20 thousand dollars for the Magic
Johnson Foundation. The two SUPER=32-Los Angeles/106/Miami/=95;

embraced and then battled each other.
Irvin got came out on top. He scored 27 points on the night and hit all 15 of his free throws.
Alonzo Mourning led the Heat with 19 points but missed some crucial shots from the charity stripe. Lakers win 106 to 95.
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In other NBA action. Clarence Wetherspoon's 28 points and Jerry Stackhouse's 26 points added up to the 76ers win over the Toronto raptors.
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The 103-94 win snaps Philadelphia's 8 game losing streak. Stackhouse was simply unstoppable, but he did have a supporting cast.
Vernon Maxwell chipped in 11.
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S-Tech


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Virginia tech Spring football practice is in full swing down in Blacksburg. The Hokies are coming off a top 10 national ranking and a Sugar Bowl win. With that comes pressure that the Hokies feel they can deal with.
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Key leaders on the team will be quarterback Jim Druckenmiller and all american Cornell Brown. The Hokies have experienced some injuries. Center Bill Conaty is currently on crutches with an injured leg.
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The Spring game will be played April 20th at 3pm at Lane Stadium. Practice continues for three more weeks and the attitude is positive.
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S-Football


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The Roanoke Rush announced yesterday that head coach Denie Marie is stepping down.
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Marie is leaving the second year franchise to pursue collegiate coaching opportunities.
Under Marie, the Rush went 8 and 4 during the regular season and then 1 and 1 in the playoffs.
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Veteran NFL receiver Don Beebe was cut by the Carolina Panthers but will now play for the Green Bay Packers.
One other NFL note, Washington Redskin center John Gesek has told the
Washington Post that a neck injury might end his career, # 75 has a bulging

disk and has been advised to retire.
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Sports tease


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Still to come, Highlights from two kinds of courts. Another high ranking player is sent packing in the Lipton's,
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and a Rick Pitino clone invades Gator Country as Florida's new basketball coach.
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S-Donovan


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The University of Florida has a new head basketball coach. Thirty year old Billy Donovan has left Marshall University to join the Gators.
Donovan played under Rick Pitino at Providence so expect the Gators to run
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((BILLY DONOVAN/FLORIDA BASKETBALL COACH:))
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S-Tennis


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On to the other courts...the asphault courts where quarterfinal action at the Lipton championships resumed today.
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Jim Courier played and lost in his match today. Frenchman Arnaud Boetsch, the 15th seed, disposed of Courier in three sets 7-6, 2-6 and 7-5. Boetsch handed Courier 20 break point chances but JIm only capitalized on 4. The frenchman advance to the semi finals.
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Kid-Racer


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One seventh grader is considered Rockbridge County's very own speed racer.
He may be young but he can't wait to rev up his engines at the Winston Cup.
Ron Jones reports.
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EDITOR: FILE OF RACING
((In the racing world Dale Earnhardt, Darryl Waltrip, and Ernie Ervin are considered super stars...the elite! WIPE INTO TODAY'S STUFF:
And in Rockbridge County 13 year old Hunter Pearce is a star in the making.
This seventh grader is already considered an accomplished veteran among his peers and the racing world.
Driving his motor karts throughout the southeast he has racked up more than 75 trophies and plaques... along with two national championships.
Dad's proud.
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((BILL PEARCE/HUNTER'S FATHER: ONE THING THAT MAKES ME SO PROUD IS WHERE HE STARTED IN 92 TO WHERE HE'S AT TODAY. FIRST RACE HE'D EVER RACED TO WATCH HIM...THAT RACE, COMPARED TO WHERE HE IS NOW RACING AGAINST NATIONAL COMPETITION. PEOPLE FROM CANADA, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY RACING AGAINST THE TOP QUALITY DRIVERS.))
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Hunter says the key to winning is expectation.
SOT 03:33:39

((HUNTER PEARCE/KART DRIVER: I LIKE TO TELL MYSELF I'M GOING TO WIN. I'M CAPABLE OF A WIN. I TRY TO TELL MYSELF THAT YOU KNOW. MY DAD AND ME WE JUST GO OUT AND TRY TO WIN EVERY TIME.))
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Hunter and his 70- mile- per- hour kart also raced against Richard Petty's grandchildren... he beat them soundly.
He wants to take on Dale Earnhardt someday.
However, his dad says for now his next big step is this super truck... when he's old enough.
As for the karts, Hunter is still looking for sponsors. racing world go round... and round. Ron Jones, News Seven.)) He's learned, just like the big leagues, it still takes money to make the