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Coming up on News 7-
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400 new workers are coming to Downtown Roanoke. We'll explain-
President Clinton has reportedly given prosecutors a sample of his DNA.
Also tonight different coffee shops for different tastes in Downtown. We'll take a look at the variety.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
The largest employer
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in Roanoke is moving more than 400 employees downtown.
Carilion announced the transfer at a press conference this morning.
The city expects the move to benefit the downtown economy.
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Danville's six tobacco warehouses will be closed tommorow because of a shortage in the leaf supply.
Owners say it's too expensive to operate the warehouses with little tobacco.
An old building in Clifton Forge gets a second chance.
[Super=03-Springfield, IL;]

and an unusual race could create a stink.
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[Talent=Jean]

Join us for News 7 at 11.

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Downtown Roanoke is not getting a new business.
But it's getting the next best thing:
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[Carilion]


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Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon..
More than 400 Carilion employees are moving into the central business district.
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At a press conference this morning, the mayor announced Carilion is transferring some office workers to the First Union building on Jefferson Street.
The city is paying Carilion half a million dollars as an incentive.
In return, Carilion will pay for downtown parking and has promised the city it will stay downtown for at least five years.
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((TOM ROBERTSON/PRESIDENT: CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE HAVE NEEDED SPACE FOR SOME TIME FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE LOOKED AT OPTIONS OF BUILDING OR LEASING SPACE AND FROM AN ECONOMIC STANDPOINT THIS MADE A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK IT ALSO MAKES A CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DOWNTOWN VITALITY AND WE'RE VERY INTERESTED IN SEEING THE CITY AND ITS DOWNTOWN AREA THRIVE.))


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The city expects downtown shops and restaurants to benefit from the influx of new workers.
Nearby business owners said they're looking forward to increased foot traffic in the area.
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Sources tonight say prosecutors have obtained a sample of President Clinton's DNA.
Prosecutors wanted a sample because Monica Lewinsky gave them a dress she said may have been stained from an encounter with the president.
Sources also say the President gave the grand jury a graphic description of a specific sexual act he had with Lewinsky-
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The testimony is sure to deepen calls for the President to step aside.
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((SEN. JOHN ASHCROFT/R- MISSOURI: THE PRESIDENT LIED TO THE NATION FOR MORE THAN A HALF A YEAR. HE LIED TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO HIS STAFF AND TO HIS FAMILY. HIS SPEECH MONDAY MARKED THE EFFECTIVE END OF THE CLINTON PRESIDENCY.)) [RUNS15]
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F-B-I investigators raided two rooms- in this hotel in Central Nairobi.
They dusted for fingerprints, confiscasted the hotel register- and took boxes of potential evidence.
Authorities think the bomb that blew up at the U-S embassay in Nairobi may have been made here.
They're interested in the days before the blast when two Palestinians, an Egyptian and a Saudi Arabian stayed here.


Meanwhile a suspect extradited from Pakistan is being questioned for a fifth day.
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Family and friends wept as the coffins of three boys were carried through an Ireland town.
The three were victims of Saturday's bombing-
The eight-year old and two twelve-year olds were visiting Omagh when a 500 pound bomb exploded.
Ironically one of the boys had sent the Irish president a poem about his hopes for peace.
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[Chandler]


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Halifax County is poised to send its first killer to the death chamber in over three decades.
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25-year old Lance Antonio Chandler was a high school track star.
He shot and killed convenience store clerk Billy Dix in 1993.
Chandler was robbing Mother Hubbard's store in Love Shop near South Boston.
Trial testimony indicated he was surprised Dix would NOT just hand over money that was not his own.
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court turned down Lance Chandler's last appeal.
Governor Jim Gilmore is still considering clemency.

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Two Campbell County men who shot a convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery last year were given lengthy prison terms today.
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Prosecutors say 19-year old Derek DeWayne Smith was the triggerman in the August 11th robbery at Foster Fuels.
Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head before fleeing the store without getting any money.
Doctors say it's a miracle Longerbeam survived the attack.
Smith was sentenced to 70 years in the prison.. his accomplice Rodney Keith Holland was given a 49-year term.
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Another officer of the law has been charged with sex crimes in Pittsylvania County.
Today, 25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham was arrested for having sex with a female inmate.
Barksdale was a jailer at the time the alleged sex acts occurred.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a minor over the age of 15.
This arrest comes a day after the arrest of a probation and parole officer.

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Another officer of the law has been charged with sex crimes in Pittsylvania County.
Today, 25-year old Andre Lamont Barksdale of Chatham was arrested for having sex with a female inmate.
Barksdale was a jailer at the time the alleged sex acts occurred.
The sheriff's office says the victim is a minor over the age of 15.
This arrest comes a day after the arrest of a probation and parole officer.

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An old building in downtown Clifton Forge is entering a new chapter in its history.
This thanks to a 100 thousand dollar donation from the city, and a more than two million dollar effort by the Alleghany Highlands Housing Alliance.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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((Welding pipes or painting the walls was the last thing this building needed 3 1/2 years ago.
Back then, it needed a stroke of luck, because it was about to be demolished.
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((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: IT SEEMS LIKE THERE HASN'T REALLY BEEN ANYTHING IN DOWNTOWN FOR A LONG TIME. IT SEEMS LIKE IT WAS JUST KIND OF GOING AWAY.)) [RUNS10]
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Now, the 93 year old building is getting new leases on life--22 to be exact--from a couple of downstairs businesses and 20 apartments upstairs.
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((TAMMY CONNER/FUTURE RESIDENT: I COULDN'T AFFORD ANOTHER APARTMENT ANYWHERE ELSE BECAUSE THE RENT WOULD BE SO HIGH AND THE UTILITIES. SO, THIS FITS THE BUDGET.)) [RUNS10]
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The Housing Alliance is charging 235 to 335 dollars for efficiencies and one bedroom apartments with an overview of downtown.
The rooms are all handicapped--accessible and come with special features for the elderly and those with medical problems.
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((DEBBIE LOOP/ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS HOUSING ALLIANCE: EACH UNIT HAS TWO PULL CHAINS THAT WILL GO STRAIGHT TO OUR MANAGEMENT OFFICE. THEY'LL ALERT US THAT THERE IS AN EMERGENCY THERE. IT WILL NOTIFY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE LIFE SAVING CREW THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM ON SITE.)) [RUNS14]
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:ABOUT A DOZEN TENANTS WILL BE WALKING THROUGH THESE DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO WEEKS. THE HOUSING ALLIANCE EXPECTS TO HAVE FULL OCCUPANCY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, REPORTING.)) [RUNS14]
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Dozens of Glasgow residents will be breathing a sigh of relief soon.
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That's because the first in a series of home relocations started earlier this week.
About 30 homes are being moved from the southeast part of town to higher ground in northwest Glasgow.
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((BILL KNICK/GLASGOW TOWN MGR.: WE'VE HAD ABOUT FIVE SIGNIFICANT FLOODS IN GLASGOW SINCE ABOUT 1950. AND, THE 1995 FLOOD I GUESS WAS THE CULMINATION THAT KIND OF PUSHED US TOWARDS THIS RELOCATION PROJECT.))
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The project will cost more than two million dollars.
Most of the money is coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Workers will finish up the project sometime next month.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

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Danville's tobacco farmers blame the weather, not some debate on capital hill for an unusual schedule change in the tobacco market.
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And
no schedule changes at V-M-I, where incoming rats are getting to know upperclassman... up close and personal.
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More than one member of the new co-ed class at V-M-I may be wondering tonight whether it's all worth it.
Keith Humphry was in Lexington to witness the first moment of truth for 450 new recruits.
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((It looked an awful lot like last year- -when women joined the ranks of rats for the first time.
One obvious difference: women in uniform who'd gone before gathered to watch.
None of them made it into the cadre, the elite corps of upperclassmen who administer the training.
Melissa Williams recalls her own experience- -but it's all a blur now... she was so exhausted by the time it all began.
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It's more than a test of physical endurance- -designed by men who can all say THEY survived it.
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Some of the women from the first co-ed class are eager to join in make demands of the new rats.
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A few of the women we spoke with would just as soon take any errant freshman aside and quietly offer advice.
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Black Masons from around Virginia are converging on Lynchburg this week for their annual convention.
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More than 300 members are expected to attend the 105th Grand Communication which got underway this morning and runs through Sunday.
The Masons are a fraternal organization whose many charitable activities include reaching out to young people in their communities.
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((BOB ANTHONY/GRAND SECRETARY: WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS DAY AND AGE, SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH A GROUP IF IT'S NOT RAP OR SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE. THEY REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED, SO IT TAKES A LOT TO HAVE PEOPLE GET INTERESTED THAT WANT TO COME IN.))
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Masons say their work is based on their strong Christian beliefs.
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Tomorrow will be a rare day for tobacco warehouses in Danville.
All six of them will be closed.
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Warehouse owners say their leaf supply is down because the weather has delayed this year's crop.
This flue-cured tobacco has already been sold to processing plants.
Now warehouses must wait for plants to mature so farmers can harvest.
Owners agreed it's just too expensive to operate when there's little or no tobacco in the warehouses.
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((HARRY LEA/PIEDMONT BIG SALE WAREHOUSE: WE FELT LIKE THERE WAS NOT HARM TO ANYBODY BY MAKING THIS DECISION TO CLOSE THIS THURSDAY AND I THINK THE DANVILLE MARKET WILL CONSIDER MAYBE EVEN NOT OPERATING NEXT THURSDAY BUT THE ASSOCIATION HASN'T VOTED ON THAT YET.))
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Danville's tobacco market will be back in business Monday.
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Coffee competition perks up in dowtown Roanoke.
The story when the news continues..
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Plus
the sight of this furry friend might send people running but... in Illinois it was the other way around.
We'll have the story in tonight's video of the day.
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[Coffee-Shops]


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It's been four months since a swank coffee shop called Saltori's moved into the Roanoke City Market, giving eight-year old Mill Mountain Coffee a run for its money.
But each shop is attracting an entirely different crowd of people.
Tina Tenret takes us inside.
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(( Mill Mountain may be the old standby for coffee in downtown Roanoke.
But the flavor inside is far from stale.
Families and teenagers share the new wrought iron chairs.
And a colorful blend spills out to the sidewalk, where some make music for coffee money.
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Regulars say they feel more welcome at Mill Mountain than at the new coffee shop across the street -- Saltori's.
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The atmosphere at Saltori's DOES sing a different tune.
Jazz competes with coffee grinders.
Customers sip espresso on couches -- or enjoy a cigar in the lounge upstairs.
Here, a tax consultant quotes Chaucer and writes poetry.
He's a convert from the shop across the street.
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Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa keep the fans on the edge of their seats at Wrigley this afternoon former Virginia Tech linebacker Cornell Brown begins his second season as a Baltimore Raven and Matt Chandler covers the field at the Bob McClelland Metro Golf Tournament.
But first our extra point.
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The Washington redskins are in the market for a defensive end and reports tonight say they made trade this man to get one.
Veteran tight end Jamie Asher may end up being traded to the Detroit Lions if the team can acquire a suitable replacement for Rich Owens.
Now, Here's tonight's scores.
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The Martinsville Phillies were at home tonight hosting Johnson City in an Appalachian League showdown.
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Ridgeway native Jimmy Hensley threw out the first pitch just a few days after he picked up his first win in the Craftsman Truck Series.
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The Johnson City players have a good time before the start of the game.
In the first, The Cardinals Darren Dyl hits a double to left field scoring Jason Bowers and Johnson City took the early 1 to nothing lead.
Then in the second the Phillies come back Ryan Cody
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hits a two run homer over the left field to make it 2 to 1 Phillies and Martinsville wins it 6 to 5.
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The assault on Roger Maris' single season homerun record picked up a little steam in the Windy City as Chicago's Sammy and Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals gave the fans some excitement at Wrigley.
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Both Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire came into the game tied for the major league lead with 47 homers a piece.
Sosa would fire the first shot this afternoon in the bottom of the 5th inning as he jerked this two run hot to left and plated Mickey Morandini. The Cubs took a 6-to-2 lead on the Cardinals at that time appeared to be in good shape to blow the game wide open.
But in the 8th inning, McGwire finally got the pitch he was looking for and promptly yanked it to left field.
The solo homer tied the game at 6-all in the top of the 8th.
[SUPER=35-St. Louis/8/Chicago/6/Final In 10 Innings;]


Then in the 10th the Mac Daddy hit his 49th to center field.
Cards win 8-to-6.
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A rookie was the show in Oakland today, Blake Stein tossed a two hitter for his first major league shutout and the A's continued their home run barrage in a 6 to nothing win over Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/FOX; :]


The A's would get two homers today the first in the fourth when Mark MacFarlane smokes this pitch over the left centerfield wall for a two run homer and Oakland took the 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the fifth Mike Blowers hits the long ball
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this three run shot that goes out of the yard and the A's go on to win the game 6 to nothing.
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[S-Cats]


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Lynchburg Hillcats manager Jeff "Whitey" Richardson is moving on. Richardson left the Pittsburgh orginization today to become the new head baseball coach at Louisiana Tech, his alma mater.
Richardson compiled a 70 and 95 record in three seasons with the Hillcats. Hitting coach Jeff Livesey will serve as acting manager for the rest of the season.



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And coming up, Thomas Jones runs wild in a U-V-A scrimmage today Cornell Brown talks about his second season in the N-F-L.
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And Matt Chandler cruises to victory in the Bob McClelland Metro Golf Tournament.
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Back in June the Virginia High School League's Redistricting and Reclassification committee proposed that Group Two-A schools expand from their current four region setup to a new 6 region grouping.
But today principals and athletics directors from around the state decided that alignment is not feasible at this time.
Those meeting today felt like the Redistricting members relied too much on geography and not enough on reality.
There was no discussion of the proposed triple-a situation that would merge the RVD and western today.




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[wipe to pinnacle board]
And speaking of high school football the season is just around the corner and Friday Football Extra is gearing up for another season.
Join this Friday night as we take a look back at the past 14 seasons of fun with a special hour long primetime preseason special Friday night at nine.
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The Baltimore Ravens are trying to regroup this year after only posting 6 wins last season.
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Former Virginia Tech star Cornell Brown is beginning his sophomore year in the NFL.
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Brown was the Ravens 6th round draft pick in 97, 194th overall. He is part of a very young but hungry linebacking core that includes former Virginia standout jamie Sharper and Miami's Ray Lewis. Brown was a reserve last year and as a result values actual game time even more.
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Last season, Cornell had one interception and was in on a sack. He is aiming higher this season, but still sets simple goals for himself.
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Thomas Jones carried the load during UVa's football scrimmage this afternoon.
The junior rushed for 4 touchdowns and 97 yards on just 12 carries.
Senior quarterback Aaron Brooks was also sharp completing 10 of 14 passes for 215 yards.
The Cavs open their season Thursday night September 3rd at Auburn.
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In Blacksburg, fullback Jarret Ferguson scored on a 44 yard touchdown run to highlights Tech's first football scrimmage.
Quarterback Al Clark was 3 for 6 passing for 57 yards.
And young linebackers Jake Housewright and Brian Welch were among the defensive leaders. Housewright a true freshman had 9 tackles while redshirt freshman Welch added six.




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The Bob McClelland Metro Golf tournament wrapped up at Botetourt Country Club today.
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Franklin County's Matt Chandler came in with a three stroke lead over William Byrd's Scott Wise. Chandler was even through six holes. But as the second round came to a close, he and Wise were tied at the 15th hole.
But Chandler was awesome as he birdied the final four holes to win the Bob McClelland Metro.
Wise finishes second with a 72 and a 145 total for two days.
In team competition, Cave Spring took top honor and Lord Botetourt came in second.
Chandler is the big story. He wins the big trophy this week after placing second in the Scott Robertson a weel ago.

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