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Up next on News 7-
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The death penalty or life in prison. We'll find out what a jury decided for Lyle and Eric Menendez.
If you drive a Ford car, you'll want to hear about the latest possible recall- It may involve millions of vehicles.
And it takes extra innings but UVa beats Tech in Baseball tonight at Salem.
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Plus the warmer forecast-
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Life in prison- Not the death penalty for the Menendez brothers.
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A jury recommended life in prison without parole for the brothers.
They're convicted in the shotgun slayings of their parents.
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A grand jury met in Montana, but no indictment against the Unabomber supsect, Theodore Kaczynski
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Plus if you drive a Ford Car, you may want to hear the latest news about a possible recall.
Some are blaming defective ignition switches for hundreds of fires.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Menendez


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Eric and Lyle Menendez will not go to the death chamber.
The two instead got life in prison.
Jennifer Sabih reports from Los Angeles.
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((The stakes couldn't have been higher, death by execution or life in prison without possibility of parole. The 28-year old Lyle Menendez and his 25 year old brother Erik were surprisingly stonefaced as they listened to a jury decide their fate. Only a small sigh of relief was audible when the 8-man, 4-woman jury spared their lives and recommended instead that the brothers spend the rest of their lives for the murders of their parents.
GIL GARCETTI/LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY: It's been seven years and two trials since Jose and Kitty Menendez were found murdered in their Beverly Hills mansion. The first trial ended in mis-trial. Then on march 20th the jury found Erik and Lyle guilty of first degree murder with special circumstances. The D.A. argued for the death penalty saying if anyone deserved it, the Menendez boys did, and that although they were only 18 and 21 years old at the time, jurors should have no sympathy and should remember instead how the boys ambushed their parents with 12 gauge shotguns while Mr. and Mrs. Menendez were watching TV.
LESLIE ALESLIE ABRAMSON/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THEY BOYS WILL BE PRODUCTIVE IN JAIL. THEY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. EVEN SOME MEMBERS OF THE JURY SAID THEY BELIEVED THE TWO WILL FIND A WAY TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN JAIL.
In both trials the brothers contended they were victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse by their parents, and they killed their mother and father for fear of their own lives. In Los Angeles, Jennifer Sabih, For CBS News.))

Unabomber


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A federal grand jury has finished day one in Montana- without indicting the suspected Unabomber.
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The U-S marshal says the panel adjourned at day's end and is not scheduled to meet again until mid-May.
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Theodore Kaczynski was arrested April third at his mountain cabin. But he has been charged only with possession of bomb components, not with any of the Unabomber attacks.
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Terrorism


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Almost one year after the Oklahoma City Bombing- an anti terrorism bill wins Senate approval.
The bill now moves on to the house where lawmakers hope to act before Friday.
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It was one year ago this Friday that the blast destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City- killing 168 people.
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Militias


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From Ruby Ridge to Waco to Oklahoma City, the date April 19th has become synonymous with anti-government related violence.
One expert on cults and militia groups hopes this Friday won't bring more of the same.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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Rick Ross has made it his job to help the victims of that fanaticism, people who get caught up in cults and militia groups without fulling knowing what they're getting into.
Even though events like Oklahoma City have scared off many militia members, the groups continue to recruit heavily.
Ross says there are dozens of Randy Weavers and David Koresh's out there, just waiting for their chance to confront the government.
Dealing with them is a fine line between enforcing the law and avoiding provocation.
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What do those leaders have planned for this Friday, the next April 19th?
Ross hopes the day passes quietly.
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Plane-Crash


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F-A-A Investigators from Richmond spent the day today pouring over the wreckage of a small plane in Franklin County.
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The "home-built" aircraft took a nose-dive yesterday on a flight from Greenville, South Carolina to Leesburg in Northern Virginia.
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((TOM JONES/FAA: THE PROPELLER WAS IN THE GROUND PROBABLY THREE FEET, THAT'S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR IS TO PULL HIS PROPELLER OUT AND TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.))
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It took hours to dig it out- -even with the help of a front- end loader.
The two- seater aircraft went down in a sudden storm of high- wind and rain late yesterday.
The pilot, an experienced flier from Austin, Texas and his wife- -both in their 60's, were on their way to Leesburg to visit their son.
He's an air traffic controller.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, local agencies must find new funding after the General Assembly fails to override the Governor's veto.
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and we'll tell you why some people are afraid their Ford Trucks and cars are a fire hazard.
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We're going to be trading in tonight's chilly temperatures for much warmer weather tomorrow.
Winds will shift to the southwest, and we'll see high temperatures rise into the 70s.
As for today-- just about everyone was in the 60s... wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Ford


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The Federal Government is trying to determine if 23-Million Ford cars, vans and light trucks are fire hazards.
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Defective ignition switches are blamed for more than 800 fires in North America.
Some owners have reported the fires start in the steering column. In some cases in vehicles that were parked with the engines off.
Ford has already recalled a quarter of a million vehicles in Canada, but no action has been planned for America.
The company says it's cooperating with the investigation.
In the meantime, officials say if your ignition sparks, smells or smokes, you should get it fixed.
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XGR-Veto


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The Governor's office says the Roanoke region has gotten THE most business incentive money in the state over the last two years.
But Roanoke area Democrats still came close to overriding two of George Allen's vetoes of even more money.
They came up short.
Ellen Qualls has the story of the testy final hours of the 1996 General Assembly.
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(( They needed 67 votes to override Governor Allen's veto.
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But despite emotional, bi- partisan expressions of support, Virginia CARES will now have to somehow bid for money, when it's funding runs out by July.
Then there was the College of Health Sciences funding -- for students all over southwest Virginia.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: 600 AND SOME PLUS STUDENTS... BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, LET ME SHOW YOU THE FACES OF THE PEOPLE THAT IF YOU VOTE TO SUSTAIN THIS VETO, YOU'LL BE TAKING THEIR JOBS.))
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Fine.
That veto stood too.
And so did Allen's veto of the language that would have forced him to ask for federal Goals 2000 money -- if two thirds of local school boards said to.
They did.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SUGGEST TO THE SCHOOL BOARDS IN THIS COMMONWEALTH THAT WE DON'T HAVE FAITH IN THEIR JUDGMENT. THAT WE SAY TO THEM WE'LL LEAVE IT UP TO YOU TO DECIDE. AND THEN WHEN THEY MEET THE MANDATES THAT THEY'VE SET OUT, WE SAY "OH. SORRY."))
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Then there are the lawsuits.
House Democrats say the Governor has misused his line item veto powers.
The Governor says the legislature is limiting them too much on another bill.
All sides say Virginia's first Governor, Patrick Henry, would be spinning in his grave.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Mason-Dixon


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John Warner could easily win re-election IF he can just win his party's nomination.
That's what a News-7/Roanoke Times poll shows.
Warner is leading among likely Republican voters in the June primary but not by much.
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If the vote were held today, the survey says Warner would get less than half the vote, but still beat challenger Jim Miller.
Seventeen percent of the voters surveyed said they had not made up their minds.
But among GOP voters, just 39 percent have a favorable opinion of Virginia's senior senator; and 25 percent have an UNfavorable view.
John Warner is maintaining a comfortable lead over his likely Democratic opponent, Mark Warner, 56 percent to 24 percent.
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Shad-Planking


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Pressing business in Richmond and Washington kept most of the state's polticians away from the 48th Shad Planking in Wakefield.
Lt. Governor Don Beyer and U.S. Senator John Warner sent their regrets, but senate candidates Mark Warner and Jim Miller were there.
And so was Joe Dashiell.
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Textile-Workers


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About five thousand Southside workers are expected to join the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
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The employees currently belong to the United Textile Workers Union, but they've taken steps to merge with the state's largest union.
The move was expected.
Last fall, both unions on the international level also combined.
About four thousand of the local workers are employed by Dan River.
The others work for Hickson DanChem, Commodore Mobile Homes and (IN-ISS) Ennis Business Forms.
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((MICHAEL FALLEN/HICKSON DANCHEM EMPLOYEE: WE HAVE GOOD MEMBERSHIP BUT WE JUST DON'T, WE CAN'T RAISE ENOUGH CAPITAL TO REALLY DO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I FEEL WE NEED TO DO. TOM MCNUTT/LOCAL UFCW PRESIDENT: WE THINK THAT BECAUSE WE REPRESENT 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA THAT OUR COMBINED STRENGTH WITH THE UTW WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING SOME REAL SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT TO THE EMPLOYEES WHO WORK IN THIS AREA. ))
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Three of the four local unions have already agreed to the merger.
The fourth is expected to vote Thursday night.
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When News 7 at 11 returns, Roanoke is slated to get new jet service,
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and we'll hear from former Congresswoman and civil rights leader Shirley Chisholm as she passes through our area.
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Chisholm


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A candidate who made a run for the White House in the 70's made a stop at Virginia Tech tonight.
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Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm spoke to students.
Her theme: "Social Justice in America: in the Individual and the Community".
She was invited by the Black Students Alliance of Virginia Tech.
Chisholm told the audience institutionalized racism is still a major challenge for America.
She also had a message for young people who want change.
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((DR. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM/FRM. U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE IS SO OFTEN THEY DO NOT HAVE PATIENCE. THEY EXPECT EVERYTHING SHOULD BE DONE IMMEDIATELY. I ALWAYS TRY TO TELL THEM ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY.))
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Chisholm was the first African-American woman to serve in congress in 1968.
And the first to run for President in 1972.
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Comair


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It will soon be easier to become a member of the "jet set" in Roanoke.
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That's because Comair announced that as of this July, it'll begin jet service to the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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The regional carrier will upgrade one of its four daily flights with its new 50 seat CANAD-air jet.
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Comair's three other flights out of Roanoke will remain in prop planes, at least for now.
The jet service will not cost any more than the prop plane flights.
The only other carrier that offers jet service to Roanoke is U-S Air.
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S-Score


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Tech and UVa battle on the diamond in Salem, the Keydets and Tarheels trade jabs in the cage in Lexington, the RUsh gets a new head coach, and the Barbers hold court at Hunting HIlls.
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And what a difference a day makes. After striking out five times yesterday, Sammy Sosa came back to hit two homers today including this two run game winner in the 10th to lift the Cubs over the Reds 8-to-6. The scores. wipe to scoreboards
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S-Tech


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Over at Salem Memorial Stadium last night another classic match up between Virginia Tech and Virginia.
And the Cavaliers come through with a run in the top of the 10-th to beat the Hokies 2 to 1.
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The Hokie bird was leading the cheers as the two rivals went at it on the Diamond.
The Hokies answered the call. Shortstop Kevin Kurilla hits a single up the middle to centerfield in the bottom of the 4-th Former Byrd catcher Josh Herman scores and Tech led 1 to nothing.
But Virginia tied it in the top of the 7-th. Former U-V-A quarterback Symmion Willis hits a shot off the Miller Lite sign in left-centerfield for a solo homer and the Cavaliers tied the game at one to one.
The Cavaliers scored the winning run in the top of the 10-th. Pat Bransford hits a line drive off the rightfield wall Adam Robinson legs it out from second and the Cavaliers win it 2 to 1.
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S-UVa


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The Virginia Alumni Association gathered last night at Hunting Hills and heard from a couple of the Star City's finest Cavaliers.
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Tiki and Ronde Barber returned home last night to talk to the alumni and sign some autographs for some future Wahoos.
Ronde also talked about coming back from his recent Elbow injury that will take about three months to heal.
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S-VMI


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The University of North Carolina Lacrosse team was in Lexington last night for a showdown with VMI at Rockbridge County High School.
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Keydet coach Doug Bartlett had a pregame chat with Carolina's Dave Klarmann.
The Tarheels jumped out in front just a couple of minutes into the game as Spencer Deering nets one with a little help from Rob Tobin's assist.
The pounding wouldn't end there. Carolina took a 4-0 lead off this Brendan Carey shot in the first quarter on the unassisted tally.
VMI finally did get on the board. The Keydets had a two man advantage on
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the Tarheels when Joe Brockman scores. Credit the assist to Chris Feltmann. This would pull VMI to within 3 goals, 4-1.
The second quarter featured 5 unanswered goals by the Heels culminating in this shot by Jude Collins with 3:22 left in the half.
Carolina would go on to win the game 23 to 3.
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In other action, the Roanoke men's lacrosse team beat Radford 16-13 and the Lady Maroons beat Washington & Lee 10-6.

S-Ferrum


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The Ferrum College softball team split a doubleheader today with Dixie conference rival Methodist, losing 9-to-5 and winning game two 5-to-1.
Tomorrow at 3:30 the Ferrum baseball team opens play in the Dixie Tournament in Danville against Shenandoah.

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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, tonight some new coaches take over today in Raleigh
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and in Roanoke where Duke Strager takes over as head coach of the Roanoke Rush.
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S-Caps


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Opening games in four more opening round Stanley Cup playoff series were on tap last night, including game one of the Caps-Penguins series.
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The Pens skated to a commanding 4-to-1 lead before the Caps mounted a most unlikely comeback.
Todd Krygier keyed the five goal rally with two tallies including the game winner as the Caps win it 6-TO-4.
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S-NBA


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In the N-B-A the Miami Heat lost to the Philadelphia 76'ers, and as a result they are now tied with the Charlotte Hornets for the final Eastern playoff spot.
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The Bullets and Celtics are out of the postseason hunt, but last night in Landover former UVa star Junior Burrough got his first start of the season after coming off the bench in 58 straight games.
Junior would play one of his finest games of the season with 17 points and 10
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the Bullets 121-to-106.
This is the 8th straight year the Bullets will miss the postseason.
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S-Rush


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The Roanoke Rush has nabbed a former Hokie and Frank Beamer aide to lead the team this coming season.
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Duke Strager, the team's defensive coordinator in the its inaugural season last year replaces Denie Marie as head coach.
Strager was a defensive coordinator at Virginia Tech from 1987 to 1991. He coached the defense at Concord College in 1992.
The Rush was 9 and 5 and lost in the first round of the playoffs last year.
Strager plans to build on that team's success and enhance the squad by attracting more talented players from the area.
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S-State


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The North Carolina State basketball program finally has found a replacement for Les Robinson, who resigned last month.
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Herb Sendek, who led the Redskins of Miami of Ohio to three straight postseason appearances takes over as the youngest coach in the ACC at 33.
Wolfpack athletic director Todd Turner says Sendek's character is flawless.
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PLAYGROUND


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Kids will climb and swing on a brand new playground come Sunday afternoon, thanks to a massive volunteer effort in Pembroke.
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With the help of Leathers and Associates Architects out of New York, the Giles County community is building Treasure Island Playground in just four days.
More than 12 hundred volunteers will contribute to the playground by Sunday night, and children will be able to enjoy the new $70,000 facility.
It took more than a year to raise all the funds.
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Leathers & Associates has built hundreds of playgrounds across the country, and asked for advice designing Treasure Island from students at Eastern Elementary in Giles county. (----------------)