[Danville-Murder]

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Danville Police are investigating a homicide this morning.
Police say 35 year old Tammy Marie Blair died from a puncture wound to her side.
It happened around 1:30 this morning at her residence on Milton Ave.
Blair was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center where she died a short time later.
The body will be sent to Roanoke tomorrow for an autopsy.
Police are still investigating.



[11Tsapel-Lawsuit]


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[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=98-81; 1:31:13]
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The Montgomery County mother whose son committed suicide just days after his release from a mental hospital is suing Richmond's Behavioral Health Authority for five million dollars.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Barbara (CHAPEL'S) Tsapel's 20- year old son, Jef Farriss, shot himself five days after his release from a Richmond mental hospital.
Tsapel's lawsuit contends an authority caseworker acted negligently in allowing her son to leave the hospital.
According to the lawsuit-- Farriss' psychiatrist had contacted the authority in hopes of securing an order that would prevent his release.
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Tsapel, who's from Elliston, was the driving force behind "Jef's Law".
The measure approved last year by the General Assembly gives doctors and families more say in the decision to hold mental patients against their will.

[Drug-Arrests]


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[TAPE#=99-5]
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Halifax County's drug fighting task force have arrested 19 people in a drug bust.
Authorities call it Operation Street Sweep.
It is a crackdown on open air, illegal drug sales in Downtown South Boston.
The task force began a roundup of the suspects Friday afternoon.
So far, 42 suspects have been charged with 71 counts of distributing drugs and weapons possession This was the third in a series of drug busts in Halifax.

[Jones-Ax]


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Country star George Jones is on a ventilator and in critical condition after his sport-utility vehical smashed into a bridge abutment.
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[VO-NAT]
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Jones was apparently talking with his step-daughter on a cell phone when he became distracted.
He wasn't wearing his seatbelt. It took rescue workers nearly two hours to free him from the wreck.
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((DR. JOHN A. MORRIS JR/VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: HE HAS A COLLAPSED LUNG, HE HAS BLOOD IN HIS RIGHT CHEST AND HE HAS A RUPTURED LIVER. AT THIS POINT IN TIME HE CONTINUES TO BE IN CRITICAL CONDITION & I EXPECT HIM TO BE TO BE IN CRITICAL CONDITION FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.))
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George Jones is best known for singing "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "The Race Is On."
While he was married to the late Tammy Wynette, they were called "The King and Queen of Country Music during the seventies.
Their marriage lasted for six years. Jones is presently married to his manager, Nancy Jones.
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[11Literature-Bee]


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[TAPE#=99-7; 34:06]
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You have probably heard of a spelling bee, but what about a literature bee? Some Roanoke Valley elementary school showed off their reading skills yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

In preparation for the bee, students read 10 specific books. At the bee yesterday, they answered questions about them.
Two very bright students tied for first. [Keith TC: 10:13] [Alexandra TC 1:11, 4:25, 4:42]
Congratulations to Keith McHugh from Cave Spring Elementary school and Alexandra Amick from Monterey Elementary School. They both took home 100 dollar savings bonds for their efforts-- courtesy of the Roanoke Valley Reading Council. The rest of the kids didn't leave empty handed. They received Barnes and Noble gift certificates.
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=AM Hold Tape]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]

When you think power lunch -- business and cocktails come to mind, but that's not the healthiest kind.
Tonya Flory joins us now to discuss redefining the power lunch.
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((GOOD MORNING, AT THIS HOUR MOST OF YOU ARE PROBABLY STILL EATING BREAKFAST AND YOU HAVEN'T EVEN BEGUN TO THINK ABOUT LUNCH, BUT ACCORDING TO STATISTICS MANY OF US DON'T USE LUNCHTIME TO EAT ANYWAY. JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT THAT IS JANET GRUBBS FROM THE SOUTHEAST DAIRY ASSOCIATION. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. IT'S VERY RARE THAT A LOT OF US TAKE THAT FULL HOUR FOR LUNCH. Janet Grubbs:ACTUALLY STATISTICALLY ONLY EIGHT PERCENT OF THE POPULATION TAKE AN HOUR FOR LUNCH, THAT LUNCH HOUR IS A TERM THAT'S NO LONGER APPROPRIATE TO USE. WE NEED TO REMEMBER AT LUNCH TIME WE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND PHYSIOLOGICALLY RECHARGE OURSELVES AS WELL AS POWER OUR BODIES WITH HIGH NUTRITION. Question:what can skipping that lunchtime meal do to our health? Janet Grubbs: THE TOP THREE FOODS THAT PEOPLE EAT AT LUNCH ARE FRUIT, SALAD AND CHEESE. SO IF YOU MISS THE SALAD AND THE FRUIT, YOUR MISSING OUT ON VITAMIN A, C, FIBER, FOLIC ACID, IF YOU MISS OUT ON CHEESE OR DIARY PRODUCT, YOUR MISSING OUT ON CALCIUM, VITAMIN, A,D, B12, RIBOFLAVIN AND PROTEIN. SO YOU'RE MISSING A WHOLE PACKAGE OF NUTRIENTS THAT JUST ARE DIFFICULT TO MAKE UP FOR LATER IN THE DAY. Question: The solution to that is this power lunch, what is that? Janet Grubbs: BY POWER LUNCH WE MEAN FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE CONVIUENECVT TO TAKE AND ADD SOME POWER TO THEM. FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU TAKE SOUP TO WORK, TAKE SOME GRATED CHEESE TO BOOST IT UP WITH SOME CALCIUM. IF YOU TAKE A SANDWICH, DOUBLE IT WITH SOME FRESH VEGETABLES, OR DOUBLE POWER IT WITH A SLICE OF CHEESE AS WELL SO YOU'RE GETTING THAT CONVENIENT NUTRITIOUS PACKAGE OF INGREDIENTS. FRUIT IS A GREAT WAY TO POWER UIP ANY MEAL AS ARE THE FRESH VEGETABLES, BABY CARROTS ARE ANOTHER GREAT WAY. OK, so that boost can make a real difference, great advice, thanks so much for joining us this morning. [Pre-Pro] If you'd like more information contact the Diary Association. that number is 800-651-MILK.))

[11Pet-Store]


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Imagine meeting the star of the hit movie "101 Dalmatians"
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Freckles, who played the proud parent, Pongo, in the Disney movie, was in Roanoke yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of the new PETsMART.
Both young and old lined up for a chance to meet the famous canine.
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((KAILE FRANCE/CUSTOMER:I THINK IT WAS A NEAT BECAUSE I LOVE DOGS AND JUST MEETING ONE THAT WOULD BE IN A MOVIE IS JUST SO NEAT. CHERYL HARRIS/TRAINER:I THINK THAT'S WHAT'S JUST SO MUCH FUN ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU JUST SEE IT IN THE KIDS' EYES, THEY JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH, THEY REALLY LIKE TO MEET HIM.))
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The pet superstore opened a week ago.
Its extra- wide aisles give owners and their pets a chance to shop for pet food and other items.
PETsMART doesn't sell cats or dogs--
Instead space is set aside for local shelters to display animals that are in need of a good home.
The "League for Animal Protection" was able to find parents for several dogs.
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((PAT SHAVER/SHELTER DIRECTOR:THESE PEOPLE HERE ARE WONDERFUL THEY ARE ALL ANIMAL LOVERS, IT'S JUST BEEN AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE FOR US.))
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FERAL or the Feline Education, Rescue, and Adoption League is also taking part in the program and found homes yesterday for several cats.
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Eight years ago this week the Gulf War was coming to a close. The U-S was celebrating a victory over Saddam Hussein.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, Keith Humphry looks at the final days of the Gulf war.
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((GENERAL SCHWARZKOPF; IT IS A WAR STORY WORTH TELLING AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THAT STORY)) [RUNS08]
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In this part of the story one element stayed the same... Saddam Hussein remained defiant.
He refused to withdraw his forces from Kuwait.
Iraqi troops had already endured more than a month of air strikes before the ground attack began.
By mid-February Iraq began waiving a white flag with strings attached.
Saddam agreed to withdraw according to the Soviet Peace Plan, but the allied forces did not think Saddam's intentions were sincere.
The coalition rejected a conditional offer and on February 24th 1991, the Ground war began.
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((THE WORLD SHOULD KNOW THAT THE -U-S IS A STRONG NATION. WE ARE CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS TO ENSURE THE WORLD IA A SAFE PLACE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND AGGRESSION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED)) [RUNS10]
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The allied forces, including the United States, smashed through Iraqi defense lines while on the move to Kuwait.
In this battle, they found most troops laying down their guns rather than putting up a fight.
Deserters and soldiers surrendered by the thousands.
Within 100 hours, allied forces liberated Kuwait City with no resistance.
U-S troops took over the United States embassy, and in no time ...the ambassador returned to raise the American flag.
While Saddam Hussein told Iraqi soldiers they could be proud of their brave efforts, more Iraqis were throwing their hands in the air.
Some of them were even shouting "Kill Saddam".
For the first time since August, Kuwait was free.
Four days after the start of the ground war, Iraq promised to accept all the United Nations resolutions concerning Kuwait.
President Bush called it a "quick, decisive and just victory"
Roanoke residents were happy to hear the news of the end of the war.
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((WE ARE ELATED. I KNOW I AM AND IT SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH A WORD OF CAUTION. WE ARE ESPECIALLY HAPPY BECAUSE WE THINK WE SAW OUR SON HERE TONIGHT)) [RUNS]
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((OUR TROOPS HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT THE U.S. IS A POWER TO CONTEND WITH. WE HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER A COALITION OF NATIONS THAT BELIEVE IN RIGHT THAT CAN GO OUT AND WHIP PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE)) [RUNS15]
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One Blacksburg fourth grader was not convinced this was the last we would hear of Saddam.
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((WHAT IF THIS CRAZY MAN COMES BACK FROM NOWHERE AND STARTS ANOTHER WAR AND SOME OF US MAY GO OVER AND SOME OF US MAY GET KILLED)) [RUNS09]
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That is Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))












[Sports-plays]


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Mark Martin took the checkered flag at the Sam's Town 300 Busch race at Las Vegas.
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[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/ESPN2; :]


Jeff Gordon was making his first start in a Busch race since 1991.
After starting on the outside front row Gordon dropped back to 8-th place but he made a move late in the race and would finish fourth.
Martin led several times throughout the day and he would pull away from the field with about 30 laps to go and take the checkered flag winning the Sam's Town 300 busch race.
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Joe Nemechek was second Jeff Burton third and Jimmy Spencer finished fifth.

[11Business-Review]


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[TAPE#=BIZ]
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First Union employees in Roanoke wonder if their jobs will get cut when the axe drops.
And another cable-rate hike could mean big sales for satellite dealers.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] [99-5, 30:23] ((The country's sixth biggest bank is in the process of getting a lot smaller.
First Union's plan to cut as many as 7-thousand jobs nationwide will not spare Roanoke.
But the bank said it won't know until the middle of the month how many people will be laid off. [98-78, 1:26:59]
Roanoke Valley cable rates are going up again.
Cox Communications announced a dollar-70 increase in Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Vinton.
Every time that happens, one satellite-dish dealer said his customer base grows by 20 percent. [98-82, 1:11:23]
Customers holding extended service contracts from the now-bankrupt Holdren's chain are finding out just how little those contracts are worth.
The attorney general's office is mailing out checks, refunding part of what customers paid for the warranties.
Customers expecting full refunds are getting back just cents on the dollar. [99-2]
It's up to the people now.
West Virginia's legislature passed a bill to open a casino at the Greenbrier Resort.
If voters pass a referendum, the casino would be open to hotel guests only, with most of the profits going back to the state. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, the Dow rocketed to a new high this week, soaring 430 points and closing at 97-36.
The Nasdaq climbed 49-points.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
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[60-Minutes]


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One of the most widely watched criminal trials in recent memory ended when English nanny Louise Woodward was convicted of shaking and slamming to death her American charge, baby Matthew Eappen.
The truth may be coming out now.
60 MINUTES has learned prosecutors may have been wrong about the baby's cause of death and when those injuries could have been inflicted on him.
Here's Mike Wallace with a preview of tonight's 60 minutes.
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You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.

[MOTHER-CHARGED]


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The mother of three children found dead on Friday has been charged with their murder.
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41-year old Marilyn Lemak faces three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of three year old Thomas, six year old Emily and seven year old Nicholas.
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((JOSEPH BIRKETT/DUPAGE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY: ON THE EVENING OF MARCH 4TH THE DEFENDANT GAVE HER CHILDREN PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION. SHE THEN PUT THEM TO BED AND THEN MANUALLY SUFFOCATED THEM BY PLACING ONE HAND OVER THE MOUTH AND THEN PINCHING THE NOSE OF EACH CHILD AS THEY SLEPT UNTIL THEY WERE DEAD. IT IS ALLEGED THAT EMILY AND THEN THOMAS -- THE YOUNGEST CHILDREN -- WERE KILLED FIRST. ))
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Lemak is expected to be released from the hospital on Sunday.
From there she'll be taken to jail.
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[Missing-Haitians]


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Two boats apparently smuggling 38 Haitian refugees sank off the coast of South Florida Saturday evening.
Three men were saved and rescue workers recoved two bodies and two others were seen sinking beneath the sea.
Jim Bergamo reports.
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[WRITER=dal]
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Anthrax Hoxes are becoming part of everyday life for some of the countries firefighters.
Stephanie Lambidakis looks at how they are handeling the scares.
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[SUPER=01-Neil Gallgher/Assistant Director;]
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((NARR/Sirens Salt Lake or whatever city is best.... Almost every day now it happens. On Wednesday it was the Mormon Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.... firefighters in moon suits... nervous workers... all because a simple letter arrived in the mail.

SOT/TOM KUBIC, FBI LAB

"It says in essence, you've been exposed to anthrax, have a nice life.
NARR:
hrax hoaxes because they are costing investigators time and money. More than 60 of them have been sent since January alone, most of them targeting abortion clinics. So far none has been been real.

SOT/NEIL GALLAGHER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

"My personal fear is, that they'll be some day a real anthrax threat and the American society will react by saying, there's another hoax threat and we shouldn't take it seriously.
ONCAMERA BRIDGE: The FBI is so serious about hunting down the letter senders that it has issued this warning: you could go to prison for life for even threatening to use biological weapons... including Anthrax.

SOT/Loudspeaker warning during L.A. Bioweapons drill.


NARR: Last month... Los Angeles staged the largest dress rehearsal yet for a disaster caused by anthrax and other germ warfare. Unlike a bomb ... rescuers and victims won't be able to see the agents that are killing them.

SOT/ STEVE RUDA, LA FIRE DEPARTMENT

"It is odorless, it is colorless. The victims don't know what has happened to them.
CLOSE/OTHER SCARES: Other cities are also conducting drills... but they are distracted having to respond to as many as 15 threats a day. As one law enforcement official told cbs, almost nostalgically.. we'd rather have an old fashioned bomb threat than the hoaxes we're chasing now. Stephanie Lambidakis, CBS News, Washington. ))

[11Miss-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1; 56:40]
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The Roanoke Valley will be represented in the next Miss Virginia Pageant for the first time in several years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Seven hopefuls competed for the title Miss Roanoke Valley Festival 1999 last night at Virginia Western Community College.
They competed in swimsuit, evening gown and talent competitions.
The current Miss Virginia, Nita Booth made a special appearance.
And, former Miss Virginia Michelle Kang was one of the judges.
Last night's winner was Summer Hawkins of Liberty University.
She won a 25-hundred dollar scholarship and will now go on to compete for the Miss Virginia title in June.
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[11Speeding-Crackdown]


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State police are expanding their efforts to crack down on speeders along Virginia's major roadways..
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[use file tape from 99-10, 16:02; 98-76, 1:54:30; 98-7, 25:24]
Troopers are now strictly enforcing speed limits on Interstate 64 and 664.
It's in response to Governor Gilmore's initiative to cut down on speeders.
An earlier crackdown a few weeks ago on I-81 involved 110 troopers.
The officers handed out 17-hundred tickets in an eight hour period.
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When you think of the Guinness Book of Records, you think of the world's oldest person or the world's tallest building.
Well, there's a man in Danville who holds a world record-- and a unique one at that.
Christy Hubley has this week's Virginia Profile.

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((There isn't a day you won't find Hugh Leonard in his backyard garden.
He grows everything-- from tomatoes to gourds.
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((HUGH LEONARD: IT TAKES PATIENCE AND A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE TOO. I'M 80 YEARS OLD AND I'VE BEEN WORKING IN THE GARDEN SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:11]
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It's that experience that helped Hugh Leonard grow the world's largest Loofah gourd.
Loofah gourds are related to the cucumber family and are most often dried and processed with bleach.
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Leonard took a picture and the measurements of a Loofah gourd he grew and sent them off the Guinness Book of Records in London.
Last month, he found out he had a world record with his Loofah measuring 20-1/2 by 16-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches.
Leonard has earned plenty of ribbons in the past for his gardening and canning.
But nothing compares to this latest honor.
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((HUGH LEONARD: THAT'S AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GO BUT THAT CAN'T STOP YOU. YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP UP THE REPUTATION, USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE AND KEEP ON GROWING AND DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME.)) [RUNS:14]
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And Leonard says with the right soil and sunlight and plenty of patience, he just might beat his own world record come the next harvest.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))


[S-Leader]


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Virginia Tech senior cornerback Loren Johnson proved he's one of the best pass defenders in the Big East Conference this past season. Steve Mason says his future is even brighter, whether he lands in the NFL or in the classroom.
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((Loren Johnson burst on to the off the field scene three years ago, speaking to kids in the Christian based Straight Street organization. Since then, the Tech senior can't get enough of kids. In his final semester at Tech, he is student teaching in Cave Spring's Marketing department. ((:))
William Byrd high school marketing students also recieved Loren's strong message on the importance of how on the field skills like leadership and teamwork carry off the field into the real world. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) Byrd star running back O.J. Thomason relates to Loren's past high school challenges and is encouraged by the all-big east selections victory over them. ((:))
Loren registered 133 career tackles and made five interceptions in four years at Tech. He is currently trying out for various pro teams and will play an intrigal part in this summer's second annual All-Stars Football clinics in late June that feature Ronde and Tiki Barber. ((:))
Loren is set to recieve his degree from Virginia Tech in may. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Don't forget to join Melanie, Kimberly, and Steve all this week for News 7 Mornin'. Here's Steve Pardon with a preview.

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