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Coming up on News 7:
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They're tired of town taxes in Narrows... ready to turn in the charter.
Another shooting in the workplace... three people killed in Alabama.
Trying to cut back the cost of renovating Glenvar Middle School.
And a tribute to a 93 year old furniture worker who's still going strong.
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News 7 is next.
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A group of residents in Narrows debate the pros and cons of remaining a town.
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[Narrows]


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More than 75- people took part in tonight's informal meeting.
At issue-- whether residents can continue to afford to remain a town or if it's time to let Giles County provide services.
Teresa Hamilton has more from tonight's meeting.
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(( Ed Gilbert is one of several men who help organize the meeting to find out what Narrows residents are thinking.
The majority on hand were indeed interested in learning more about the possibility of saving money-- by losing town status.
There are a number of issues that have led to this point-- but the main one revolves around increasing water and sewer rates.
Last year, the town increased the rate thirty percent.
This year, the rate jumped 52- percent.
Gilbert, who owns a Laundromat, says the increase is driving him out of business.
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((ED GILBERT/NARROWS BUSINESSMAN: MY AVERAGE BILL WAS AROUND 270- TO 290 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR ROUGHLY 68-THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER, MY LAST, MY NEWEST BILL WAS 492 DOLLAR, I CAN NOT LIVE WITH IT.))
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Gilbert says he's also disturbed by the 10- percent increase in property taxes.
He, and others at the meeting, were also concerned by the fact the town is 2-point six million dollars in debt.
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((LARRY WILBURN/TOWN RESIDENT: LIKE ED SAID, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. NEXT YEAR YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME THING YEARS TO COME, AS THE COST GOES UP FOR POLICE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, TAXES ARE GOING TO RISE. ))
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Those pushing the issue do have support on their side.
There are a little more than a thousand homes within town limits.
A petition that's been circulating asking people if they were considering the possibility of losing town status-- contained more than 500- signatures. [stand up]
Although the group will meet again a month from now, the date they're most looking forward to is Monday's Town Council meeting-- when they hope to get as many people as possible to officially voice their concerns. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Narrows. ))

[AL-Shooting]


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Another instance of violent retribution in the workplace... this time in Alabama.
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A man shot two people at a heating and air conditioning firm in a suburb of Birmingham.
Alan Eugene Miller worked there. The 34 year old suspect was apprehended on Interstate- 65, in what authorities called a "standard high- risk felony traffic stop."
A third victim was found at another business about five miles from the first- -where Miller used to work.
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[5-M'ville-Deputies]


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Authorities say two Martinsville deputies were just playing around - when one of them was accidentally shot in City Hall.
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Deputy Bobby Branch has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm in the incident.
Sheriff Steve Draper said today that Branch jokingly pointed his gun toward David Floyd and hit his shoulder against the wall, causing the gun to go off.
Floyd was shot in the hip.
Both men were suspended for 20 days without pay and placed on 12 months probation.
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((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE CITY SHERIFF: DAVID NEEDS TO THANK THE LORD THAT HE'S ALIVE. THAT HE DIDN'T GET HURT ANY WORSE THAN HE DID WHEN HE GOT SHOT. THIS INCIDENT WAS BAD AND IT WAS TRAGIC AND IT WAS EMBARRASSING TO MY DEPARTMENT, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN A WHOLE LOT WORSE. ))
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Sheriff Draper says that neither of the men was fired because of their good work history and the fact that they're each less than four years away from retirement.

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The Roanoke County School board is looking for ways to cut costs on two school construction projects.
As Joy Sutton reports the rising price tag for renovations to Glenvar Middle school has many school board members saying that more cuts are needed, before plans can be approved.
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(( The projected cost to renovate Glenvar Middle school has risen from 6 million dollars to 7-point-9 million dollars.
And this has many Roanoke County school board members saying the cost is too high...something has to be cut.
Now an independent engineering firm is advising the board on ways to change the plans to save money.
And for Mike Stovall saving tax payers money without jeopardizing school quality is the key.
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((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: NOW SOME OF THE CUTS JUST MEET STATE STANDARDS. THEY'RE AREAS THAT WE HAVE TO GO ABOVE THE STATE STANDARD, THAT FOR US TO DO OUR JOBS FOR TAX PAYERS. WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THOSE CUTS))
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The proposed plan by the original architect calls for several improvements including: a new lecture facility, physical education lockers, new music, special education, and physical education classrooms, a new auxiliary gym, library, and middle school entrance.
For Glenvar Middle School Principal Michael Crowder this is an ideal plan and he says the cuts that the independent firm suggests are not in the school's best interest.
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((MICHAEL CROWDER/PRINCIPAL GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL: JUST CHOPPING OFF A GYM, CHOPPING A LECTURE HALL OFF, USE THE LECTURE HALL YOU'VE GOT.. THEY'VE GOT TO COME UP WITH THOSE BUT THEY'RE NOT VERY REALISTIC SUGGESTIONS))
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But both the School Board and the principal agree compromises will have to be made if there is going to be any progress made on this project.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))






[Tax-Bill]


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Despite a vow from the President to veto - the Senate tonight joined the House of Representatives in passing a bill that would amount to the biggest tax cut in almost 20 years.
The Senate victory was narrow - with a 50-to-49 vote.
Republicans say Americans should cash in on a projected budget surplus.
Democrats say the government shouldn't be spending 792-billion-dollars it doesn't yet have.


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A Capitol Hill newspaper is alleging a concrete offer by Republicans to get Virgil Goode to switch parties.
The Rocky Mount Democrat tells NEWS 7 only that he will run for re-election-- but won't say for which party.
But "Roll Call" is reporting that House Republicans have offered him a spot on the powerful Appropriations Committee.
The paper says Goode's also looking to meet with Governor Jim Gilmore about a favorable redraw of his fifth Congressional district in the year 2000.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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The tobacco crop isn't suffering from the lack of rain.
But Congress is including millions of dollars for tobacco farmers in a drought relief bill.
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The 328 million dollars is for growers whose tobacco quotas have been cut back.
Virginia senator Chuck Robb pushed for the money to be added to the drought bill.
Growers won't see the cash, though, until later this year.
It will be distributed along with money from the national tobacco settlement.
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[Farm-Aid]


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Virginia farmers are getting 20-thousand-dollars from country music star Willie Nelson.
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Nelson created the annual Farm Aid benefit concert; the next will be held in Northern Virginia next month.
Now Nelson's starting a drought recovery fund.
His first gift will be a 20-thousand-dollar grant to the Virginia Council of Churches.
Farm Aid gives money to church groups and rural organizations to save farming families.
To contribute call 1-800-FARM AID.
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Lynchburg has suffered the same dry weather Roanoke has, but there are NO plans for water restrictions in the Hill City.
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Officials say that's because Lynchburg can also draw water from the James River when needed.
Right now about 25 percent of the city's daily water supply comes from the James.
That could grow to 50 percent if the hot, dry weather continues.
Lynchburg's main water source.. the Pedlar Reservoir in Amherst County.. is about 15 feet below normal.
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He's 93 years old and still going strong.
Bassett Furniture's oldest employee was the guest of honor tonight at a ballgame in Martinsville for Bassett employees.
Marya Jones caught up with Norris Hatcher for his secrets to staying young.
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(( Norris Hatcher has spent 73 years of his life making furniture.
But he hasn't found much time for sitting down.
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((NORRIS HATCHER: CAN'T SIT DOWN. YOU HAVE ONE BREAK IN THE MORNING, ONE BREAK IN THE AFTERNOON AND 30 MINUTES FOR LUNCH.)) [RUNS:06]
The 93-year-old began working at a furniture plant at the age of 20.
He retired after 43 years, but quickly found that retirement didn't suit him.
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((NORRIS HATCHER: I KIND OF GOT BORED. I GOT ALL MY HOUSEWORK DONE AND THE YARDWORK AND THE HOUSEPAINTING AND HOUSECLEANING AND I HAD A LOT OF TIME ON MY HANDS.)) [RUNS:10]
At 63, Hatcher went back to work at Bassett, where he's stayed for 30 years, making cabinets on an assembly line.

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((RON SPIVEY: TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, NORRIS CAN HOLD HIS OWN WITH ANY EMPLOYEE WE'VE GOT. IN A 40 HOUR WORK WEEK, NORRIS WILL PUT OUT AS MUCH FURNITURE AS ANYBODY THAT WORKS DOWN THERE.)) [RUNS:12]
Hatcher has a few secrets to staying young that help him do that:
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(( KEEP BUSY AND ANOTHER THING IS STAY AWAY FROM DOCTORS AND GARAGES.)) [RUNS:04]
And does the man who calls working his "hobby" plan to ever retire?
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(( NORRIS HATCHER: I WORK ONE DAY AT A TIME. )) [RUNS:03]
For now, Bassett's oldest employee says he'll stay in the ballgame.
Marya Jones, News 7, Martinsville.))
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Still to come on News 7 at 11-
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Robert Downey Junior is back in court.. and this time the court ends the production..
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((THAT'S WHY IT HAS BEEN SO DIFFICULT FOR ME TO ACQUIESCE WHAT BEING ASKED OF THE COURT.))
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[vo-nat]
Why this Oscar nominee is headed back to jail.
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Virginia Tech is having some problems fitting everyone into the dorms.
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Almost nine thousand students will be filling the quad and moving into the dorms in about three weeks. As of right now -- not all of them will be able to fit. Tech says they overbook every year and this isn't a crisis.
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((LARRY HINCKER/ UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: WE OFFER HOUSING CONTRACTS TO MORE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE SLOTS FOR BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY WILL BLEED OFF DURING THE YEAR.))
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This year there are almost three hundred more students vying for spots in the dorms than last year. Construction of the new Harper Hall has alleviated some of the problem. Tech is also keeping an older dorm open that was supposed to be renovated in the fall. Almost 25 students don't have a room assignment right now, but Hincker promises that will not be the case on move-in day.
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African-American students statewide increased their SOL passing rates in 26 of the 27 tests this year.
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[NO SUPER]
In grade five English, 22-percent more students passed this year over last year.
The high school English passing rate for black students increased by 14-percent.
Also in high school, 16-percent more black students passed the Algebra Two test.
But that was a jump from 13-percent last year to only 29-percent this year.
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The state has yet to release the number of schools with 70-percent or more of all students passing the SOL tests this year.
Last year, the first in which the tests were given, only two-percent of schools statewide had the percent passing they'll need to be accredited in the year 2007.


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Actor Robert Downey, Junior, is going to do time- -for real.
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The 34-year old Oscar nominee was sentenced to three years in prison.
The same judge who convicted Downey in 1996- -gave him time to serve today.
He'd been stopped for speeding on the Pacific Coast Highway with cocaine, heroin and a pistol in his car. A month later he was found passed out on the bed of a neighbor's child... then got busted leaving a drug recovery center.
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((IT'S LIKE I HAVE A SHOTGUN IN MY MOUTH, AND I'VE GOT MY FINGER ON THE TRIGGER, AND I LIKE THE TASTE OF THE GUN METAL.
SOMEONE POINTS A GUN AT ME AND SAYS: 'STOP.' THEY'RE MERELY INTERRUPTING MY BUSINESS.))
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The judge gave Downey credit for nearly eight months in jail, so he'll serve a little more than TWO years.
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When News 7 returns - the latest on a body found in Smith Mountain Lake.
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And Greenpeace says Arctic animals are paying the price, for global warming.
Details straight ahead.
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
5-1-9

(five, one, nine)


Pick 4:
3-6-1-0

(three, six, one, zero)


Cash 5:
7-13-18-33-34

(seven, thirteen, eighteen, thirty-three, thirty-four)



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A medical examiner confirms that the man found in Smith Mountain Lake yesterday drowned.
He is identified as 39 year old Carl Poindexter.
An investigator has already told us he believes Poindexter committed suicide, but there is no official ruling released yet.

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We hear a lot about Global warming- -especially now, when it's hot around HERE.
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THIS is where it matters.
Greenpeace says it's found new evidence in the Arctic of the damaging effects on the polar ice pack between Russia and Alaska.
Walrus, polar bears and other Arctic animals are dependent on the sea ice for their survival.
Greenpeace says the ice is retreating at a rate of three- percent per decade.
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Lots of sports for you tonight, including DW's announcement, wonder boy's run, big Mac's 500th and more
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but first our extra point, which goes to court. Roanoke native K.J. Hippensteel has advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles play at Wimbledon in England in the Windmill Trophy at the 75th anniversary of the international lawn tennis club of Great Britain.
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[S-Mac]


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Last night marked a proud day in St. Louis Cardinals baseball history as Mark McGuire hit 500th career home run.
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX; :00]


McGuire hit his 500th homer off San Diego padres pitcher Andy Ashby. Big Mac is the 16th Major League Baseball player to reach the 500 home run mark. Fittingly he gets a hand from Tony Gwynn and he does it at Busch Stadium. Now, who cau
ght the ball? 28 year old Jim Shearer, the question now is will he give it back. To put icing on [SUPER=35-San Diego/10

/St. Louis/3;]the cake, McGuire came out and hit home run number 501 to cap off a great night.
Gwynn, is now just one hit away from the three thousand hit plateau. He connected on this base hit in the late innings. San Diego won the game 10-3.
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[S-Avs]


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The Avalanche finished up a three game set last night at Salem Memorial Stadium, playing the rubber against Winston-Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem, VA]


Mugsy was out for the fans last night in his usual form.
The Avs would break through in the sixth as Doug Livingston doubles into the gap in Left Center scoring Jay Jones from second and putting the Avalanche up 1 to 0.
[Super=37-Winston-Salem/5/Salem/3]

The Warthogs would come back in the top of the seventh as Chris Heintz hit a shot to left scoring Dan Olsen from second and tying the score at 1 run a piece. The Warthogs would get to Avalanche bullpen and go on to win 5 to 3.
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[S-DW]


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Darrell Waltrip was never been afraid to show his emotion. Yesterday was no different
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at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the site of qualifying for Saturday's Brickyard 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :]


Yesterday morning at the Brickyard, Darrell Waltrip made it official. With his wife and kids at his side, Waltrip announced his retirement at the end of the 2000 racing season in front of his newly painted Ford.
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[S-Qualify]


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In qualifying, Waltrip, who is out of provisionals, gave everyone a scare when a battery cable came loose, almost cost him a a qualifying run. He did finally get out get out and qualified 32nd.
Jeff Gordon won his seventh pole of the 1999 season with a record lap of 179 point 612 miles per hour in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Mark Martin will start on the outside pole and points leader Dale Jarrett will start fourth. But no one could touch Gordon, who himself was not perfect on his home track, a 2.5 mile speedway he has dominated since Winston Cup arrived.
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Rick Mast qualified 37th, Ernie Irvan 36th, and Bobby Hamilton 53rd. ((BYE BYE))

[S-Dell]


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Former Virginia Tech star basketball player Dell Curry has signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors.
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Curry inks a three year deal with the Raptors. This deal comes shortly after an apparent contract with the Milwaukee Bucks was intact. Toronto should give Curry more playing time as his pro career winds down. He lead the league in three point shooting last season.
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Still to come tonight, more from the Valley-Am golf tournament,
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and Frank Beamer and another Big East coach talk about getting tips from their NFL brethren.
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Many eyes are on the Super Bowl runner up Atlanta Falcons in training camp, including one of the Big East's most successful coaches.
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Syracuse head football coach Paul Pasqualoni is in Greenville, South Carolina observing the Falcons.
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Pasqualoni isn't the only Big East coach to take and use knowledge from NFL teams. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer has also kept pace.
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The Valley AFC under 15 boys soccer team left for the State Games of America today.
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Players from Cave Spring, Salem Northside and Lord Botetourt are part of the 16 man team that will compete in St. Louis, Missouri tomorrow through Sunday. The team raised about four grand for the trip and will play at least three games.
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Round two of qualifying for the Valley Amateur golf tournament shifted to Ole Monterey this morning.
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Don Foster, who's 4 under par 67 at Blue Hills, was the best round in both the seniors and Open division.
Foster started the day with a four shot lead on Winston Carter, who shot 71 in the opening round.
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Foster shot 73 at Ole Monterey for medalist honors at 140 among the Seniors in the field.
While Robbie Craft shot a 66 today to win the Medal in the open division.
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The low 15 join defending champion Gary Leroux for match play tomorrow at Countryside.

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An American scientist gets all the "buzz" in Greece.
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Tonight's video of the day introduces Professor Norman Gary.. a scientist who - for show - covers himself with over 3-hundred thousand bees.
Gary is surrounded by glass, so the bees do not fly to the audience.
His only fear is being stung in the eyes.
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