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Coming up on News 7-
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We will hear from the American POW's being held in Yugoslavia.
A little girl who captured the heart of the community- passes away- four months after surgery.
And we'll meet sweethearts who are retiring after working three decades together.
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News 7 is next.
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Three American Prisoners of War make their first public statements since being captured in Yugoslavia.
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[Kosovo]


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One Soldier said hello to his mother- apologizing for putting his family through so much pain.
The three met with the Reverand Jesse Jackson today- speaking about their days in captivity and sending messages home.
John Roberts has more. [TAKE OUT BUG!!!]
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((
Christopher Stone, Andrew Ramirez and Steven Gonzales had spent the past month in solitary confinement...no Television or radio, and nothing to read....Their meeting with Jesse Jackson s delegation was a moving moment..
After a prayer session... Jackson asked them how they were treated.
The three were in good health...and reasonably good spirits... WHAT THEIR DAY IS LIKE. They were given greetings from family and friends....and sent messages to loved ones back home..
Natsound up: message...(emotional)
Rev. Jesse Jackson:One young man broke down, I mean, so say hi mom, and hi to his wife and children. John Roberts, CBS News, Belgrade.))

[Radford-Prosecutor]


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42 people face charges of distributing drugs in Radford-
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Police say about 20- of those charged are students at Radford University.
The drugs include heroine, mushrooms, powder and crack cocaine.
Undercover officers with the New River Regional Drug Task Force have been working on the case for about eight months.
The newly expanded task force includes state police as well as officers from Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Montgomery County and Virginia Tech.
Floyd County is the latest member.
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[Gretna-Arres]


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The number of students arrested for making bomb threats to local schools continues to rise.
Two Gretna High School students will spend their weekend behind bars.
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Police arrested 18-year old Shawn L. Barley this morning.
18-yearold Robert Dessay (Duh-SAY) Davis was arrested yesterday.
And a 16-year old student arrested today is in a juvenile detention center. His name was not released.
Police say the three students phoned in a fake bomb threat from a payphone inside the school yesterday.
The two 18-year old students will be held without bond until they appear before a Pittsylvania County judge on Monday.
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Nine students have been arrested in connection with school bomb threats made throughout Roanoke City and County over the past few days.
In the city alone, the number of students arrested is up to five.
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[Take Pinnacle page]
City police say one student each from Patrick Henry, Breckenridge and Jackson face bomb threat charges. [Next Page]
Two others, from Ruffner and Woodrow Wilson are charged with making a hoax bomb.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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And in the county, two Northside High students are charged with making bomb threats, along with one each from Glen Cove and Hidden Valley.



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The bomb threats and rumors turned this week into an emotional roller coaster for students and parents.
Many area schools reported higher than usual absentee rates today.
But Scott Goldberg reports most students and parents were defiant -- showing up for class and proclaiming their schools "safe."
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((Buzzing around Hidden Valley Junior High were the grown-up hall monitors wearing yellow, there to make sure sure the kids were all right.
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((REID BARRINEAU: IT'S NOT THAT BAD. JUST DIFFERENT SEEING YOUR PARENTS WALK AROUND IN YELLOW SHIRTS EVERYDAY.))
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The students said they were cool with moms and dads watching their every move.
They were also fed-up after a week that started with a bomb threat and ended with a parade of rumors.
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((I THINK IT WAS A STUPID PRANK SOMEONE PLAYED. COLORADO WAS REALLY TRAGIC. FOR SOMEONE TO COME INTO HIDDEN VALLEY AND DO THE SAME THING, IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT.))
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((DANIELLE RAND-BYRD: I WANT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT WE'RE NOT THAT EASILY INTIMDATED. I DON'T THINK THERE'S A PROBLEM AT HIDDEN VALLEY. BUT I THINK IT'S A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY, THAT WE'RE HERE FOR THEM.))
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The parade at Raleigh Court Elementary was a celebration of school.
A message from students dressed as their favorite characters that it's time for everyone get back to the books.
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((CLARKE VANDERGRIFT-RALEIGH COURT PRINCIPAL: WE'RE SORRY SOME OF THE SCHOOLS HAD A BAD TIME THIS WEEK. WE'RE DOING SOMETHING VERY POSITIVE FOR THE CHILDREN.))
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On Monday administrators hope everything will get back to normal.
On Friday at Raleigh Court, they were happy to see this long week end on such a high note.
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Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[Columbine]


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Now the latest on last week's deadly Colorado school shooting... A sheriff's deputy stationed at Columbine high school had been keeping an eye on Eric Harris long before he and Dylan Klebold stormed the high school.
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Police began keeping tabs on Harris after reports that he talked of committing a mass mrder.
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((STEVE DAVIS/JEFFERSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. HE ESPECIALLY WATCHED ERIC WAS KEEPING UP ON WHAT HE WAS DOING WHAT HE WAS INVOLVED WITH, TYRING TO MAKE HIMSELF AT LEAST AWARE OF HIS WHEREABOUTS.))
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[Vo-Nat]
Without proof authorities say there was nothing they could do.
Meanwhile police arrested a hardware clerk for making a false report.
Police say Gary (Soul) Sowell fabricated a story about selling propane tanks to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Retirement]


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After 85 years of combined service, a Natural Bridge couple called it quits today and retired.
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Several workers at Burlington Industries lined a walkway to bid farewell to Sheridan and Audrey Watkins.
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((SHERIDAN WATKINS: I THINK WE'LL MISS THE PEOPLE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE BECAUSE THEY'RE LIKE A FAMILY TO US. WE'VE BEEN IN HERE ALL THESE YEARS AND THIS IS ALL WE'VE EVER KNOWN. I'VE BEEN HERE ALL MY LIFE EVER SINCE I WAS 18 YEARS OLD AND THIS IS ALL I KNOW.))
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For the past three years the Watkins have worked various shifts, on a seven day a week schedule.
Yesterday, management treated the pair to dinner.
And, today co-workers gave them gifts--including a puppy named "Cookie."
The Watkins also enjoyed a free limo ride back home.
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((AUDREY WATKINS: WE'VE NEVER RODE ONE, SO THIS IS EXCITING.))
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Now that they're retired, the Watkins plan to go on trips and see more of the country.
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Washington and Lee's 250-th anniversary year is coming to an end.
What's in store for the grand finale?
The story, coming up.
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And after two explosions targeting ethnic minorities - another deadly blast in London - this one at a pub with gay clientele.
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the sports office with lots of horsepower for you on this Friday night as the Indy cars light up Charlotte and a filly dominates the Oaks. The AAU hoopla is spreading in the valley this week, along with track and field fever. All that plus game one notes from the Express tonight on News 7 sports.))
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For the third time in two weeks a violent explosion has ripped through a London Street.
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The target this time a crowded pub known to attract a gay clientele.
The earlier blasts had targetted ethnic minorities and caused serious injuries.
This one killed two people- and injured seventy more- some critically.
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((JEAN PIERRE TREVOR/WITNESS: SMOKE, GLASS PEOPLE SCREAMING AND RUNNING. I FEARED THERE WAS GOING TO BE A SECOND EXPLOSION BECAUSE MAYBE THESE GUYS WE'RE THINKING WE'LL DO IT TWICE.))
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Police say the bombing is linked to the other two in recent weeks.
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At a time when Franklin County is trying to recruit high-tech companies, a software firm is enjoying success at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Phil Muller moved Software Techniques Incorporated here from New York.
The company just released E-2000, its second office management program.
Another program helps police departments nationwide track evidence.
This year the company president plans to add three more people to his staff of ten.
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((I TRY TO HIRE LOCAL TALKENT BECAUSE I LIKE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK DOWN HERE. THEY'RE VERY HARDWORKING, EASY TO GET ALONG WITH AND A LOT OF FUN.))
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Muller says it just proves you don't have to be in a big city to succeed.
Franklin County officials hope more computer companies will follow, to replace failed textiles plants.
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[W&L]


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Grand finale celebrations have already started at Washington and Lee -- for the university's 250th anniversary.
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Banners have been put up throughout the area in honor of the occassion.
The celebration also includes a special reunion weekend.
And thousands of alumni in Lexington and across the country are expected to take part in the festivities--thanks to a satellite broadcast.
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((NEIL PENICK/DIR. 250TH ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCES: IT WILL BE BEAMED OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO OVER, WELL TO 54 DIFFERENT SITES, FROM BOSTON TO HONOLULU, MIAMI TO SEATTLE AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN. AND, WE EXPECT ABOUT 10,000 ALUMNI BOTH HERE IN LEXINGTON WILL WATCH THE SHOW AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS GRAND FINALE CELEBRATION OF THE 250TH.))
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Also, tomorrow organizers have arranged for a National Celebration Gala for alumni to be held under a huge tent set up just outside the city limits.
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Washington and Lee is the nation's ninth oldest university.
Celebrations for its 250th anniversary started at the beginning of the school year.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come on News 7 -
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You probably remember the big, brown eyes of little Kayla- the girl who needed a heart.
Yesterday she lost her battle for life four months after surgery.
We'll have the story.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-7 4 0/9 2 1 5/7 9 23 25 34/1 23 25 29 39/5]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-4-0

(seven, four, zero)


Pick 4:
9-2-1-5

(nine, two, one, five)


Cash 5:
7-9-23-25-34

(seven, nine, twenty-three, twenty-five, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
1-23-25-29-39. Big Money Ball: 5

(one, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-nine, thirty-nine. Big

Money Ball: five)

[5-Kayla]


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Four months after undergoing heart transplant surgery, a little girl from Roanoke has passed away.
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We first met Kayla Griffin last December just before she received her new heart.
She was able to leave the hospital just a week after her surgery.
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She had made excellent progress, but yesterday Kayla suddenly became ill and passed away.
She was not quite two years old.


[5-Cystic-Fibrosis]


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The "Great Strides" fundraising walk to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis is on in Roanoke tomorrow.
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Last year's walk in the Star City raised 15-thousand dollars.
30-thousand people nationwide have C-F, 5000 are small children.
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((CHRIS HODGES/COMMITTEE MEMBER: WHEN YOU ARE A PARENT OF A KID WITH CF, YOU FEEL HELPLESS THAT YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING FOR THE RESEARCH, BUT BY RAISING MONEY YOU SORT OF CAN DO SOMETHING YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING THAT LEADS TOWARDS A CURE.))
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[Pinnacle]
If you'd like to join the walk -- sign in time is 9:00 tomorrow morning.
The walk begins at 10:00 at Hollins University in front of the Moody Center.
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[WX-ALMANAC]


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Most of the comments I heard today included things like "hey, when is it going to warm up" or "what happened to sp
ring?" Well, let's find out more in our May Almanac with Patrick Evans.(///// SOT /////)
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-7 4 0/9 2 1 5/7 9 23 25 34/1 23 25 29 39/5]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-4-0

(seven, four, zero)


Pick 4:
9-2-1-5

(nine, two, one, five)


Cash 5:
7-9-23-25-34

(seven, nine, twenty-three, twenty-five, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
1-23-25-29-39. Big Money Ball: 5

(one, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-nine, thirty-nine. Big

Money Ball: five)
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Steve Mason checks in from the Roundhouse with hilites of game of the northern conference finals.
We also have horse racing, car racing, track and AAU hoops from Daleville.
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[VO-NAT]
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But first in tonight's Extra Point - Pittsburgh gave the versatile player a contract extension that will keep him in the steel city at least through the year 2003.
No terms of the deal were released, but Stewart was scheduled to make two million dollars next season.
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The Northern conference finals opened tonight at theRoundhouse with Roanoke and Richmond playing a game one nail biter that is not for the weak at heart.
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Daniel Berthiaume came in looking to continuehis hot streak in the playoffs as he got ready with a few admiring fans looking on.
Richmond would get on the board first Valentin Passarelli scores for the Gades at the 10:48 mark of the first period to make it 1-to-zip.
The Score stayed one to nothing Richmond until the third period when Chad Spurr beat Maxine Gingras to tie it up at one all at the 7:49 mark of the final period.
It appeared like the Express would win it when when Spurr got his second goal of the game with just over four minutes to go thanks to some tremendous pressure on Gingras.
But the Express relaxed too soon, and with 1:55 to go - Trevor Senn beat the Bandit to send the game to sudden death overtime.
The first 20 minute period was scoreless even thought Roanoke had several opportunities to score.
Finally at the 8:36 mark of the second overtime - Roanoke's Duane Harmer
[super=38-Richmond/3/Roanoke/2/In Two Overtimes;]

misdirects a pass that is intercepted by the Renegades Kevin Knopp, who scores the game winner and end the four hour marathon.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The team's won't have long to recover. Game two is tomorrow night at the Roundhouse at 7:30.

[S-Qualify]


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The Winston Cup stars are in California this weekend for the California 500 by NAPA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/espn2; :00]


Qualifying was supposed to start at 5:30 yesterday afternoon, but the weather just would not cooperate.
The cars were not able to practice, and eventually cup time trials were washed out. They will try again today.
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[S-Lowes]


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It rained in Charlotte last night so much that holes had to be drilled in the track and grooves had to be cut to help facilitate drainage at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
The Indy Racing league is in town there this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Last night Greg Ray failed the pre-race inspection, but went back to work, went back through inspection, got approved and then went out and won the pole with an unbelievable lap at 222 point 039 miles an hour.
It is the fastest lap ever run at the track.
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[S-Oaks]


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Time now to check out horsepower of a different kind. The Kentucky Derby is set for this afternoon at Churchill Downs,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/ESPN; :00]


but yesterday was the day for the Kentucky Oaks - the precursor to the Derby.
Bob Baffert has three horses entered in today's derby, but that apparently isn't enough to satisfy him.
Yesterday his entry "Silverbulletday" the filly - won with ease beating Dreams Galore by a whopping two and a half lengths.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-AAU]


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The Red Wave is sweeping over the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Martinsville is the top seed of the Boys AAU 14 and under State Tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville;]


The Red Wave is 41 and oh in state competition and finished in the top 10 in the country last season.
Coaches say when putting together a team of this caliber they look for players who are well rounded people.
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[VO-NAT]


The Red Wave beat Cheaseake last night 84-to-68.
You can catch the state tournament action at Lord Botetourt High School this weekend. Games start around 10:30 this.
The finals are at William Byrd Middle School tomorrow.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Still to come tonight two more stories are left to hurdle.
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[VO-NAT]


Including a check on day one of the annual cosmopolitan track and field meet.
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[S-Cosmo]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The 34th annual Cosmo Invitational Track & Field Meet that is annually put on by the Cosmopolitan club of Roanoke began today in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
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In 34 years, more than 24-thousand student athletes have competed in the Cosmo Track Meet.
Over 1-thousand athletes from 29 middle, Junior, and Senior high schools will compete this weekend.
Junior and Senior participation are about the same but there's a huge increase at the middle school level.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Lower/Cosmo Meet Coordinator; :]
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[VO NAT]
The middle schools are the future of the Cosmo. But many coaches say its the meets tradition that gets the athletes geared up for the two days of competition.
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[IN Q="they get...]
[SUPER=01-Ed Culicerto/Northside Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=.....almost."]
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The finals in all divisions will be held today.

[S-Wrath]


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The Roanoke Wrath soccer team kicks off its season at home tonight against the Northern Virginia Royals at 7:30 at Victory Stadium - the team's sole home for 1999.
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[SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/Wrath Midfielder; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...TO OUR GAMES."]
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((BYE BYE))

[Frat]


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You may think fraternities are just about parties and popularity.
But here's a story out of Iowa that just may change your mind.
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A car wreck took the life of Alpha Gamma Rho brother Matt Lichty.
His wife of one week and child were left alone... until his brothers took action.
They decided that since Matt was a part of their family, so were his wife, Tiffany and son Caleb.
For a year and a half the brothers have been babysitting Caleb while Tiffany goes to school and work.
They want to show the little guy what brotherhood is all about.
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