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ODU will induct five into its Hall of Fame

The Virginian-Pilot
NORFOLK- This year's Old Dominion University sports Hall of Fame induction class features two Kodak Basketball All-Americans, a national champion sailor, a field hockey All-American and an all-conference baseball player.The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and Athletic Honors banquet will be held Tuesday at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside.This year's class includes Ticha Penicheiro and Clarisse Machanguana (women's basketball), Sean O'Hare (baseball), John Torgerson (sailing), and Winnifred Sanders . . .

Children go the eggstra mile for Easter campaign

By IRENE BOWERSCorrespondent
VIRGINIA BEACH - Childcare Network's plan to help underprivileged children at Easter time has hatched 8,000 eggs. The day care's community campaign, held for the benefit of area children, exceeded expectations and basket space. "We were just inundated with eggs, the response was so overwhelming," said Patti Jo Varner, director. "Our families take a good idea and run with it."At final count, Childcare Network's 173 children had donated 8,200 plastic eggs filled with candies or small toys. The four-week . . .

Family, friends mourn soldier from Bertie killed in Iraq blast

By Lauren KingThe Virginian-Pilot
WINDSOR, N.C. - Flags flew at half- staff in honor of a soldier from Bertie County who was killed Saturday when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Rawah, Iraq. U.S. Army Spc. Shawn R. Creighton, 21, was the only soldier injured in the attack, Maj. Kirk Gohlke said. He is survived by his parents, a brother, two sisters and a tight knit extended family.Creighton was raised in Bertie County. His first move away from home was when he headed to Georgia for basic training in July 2003 . . .

Strike group soaks up sunny Southern ports in Caribbean

By Jack DorseyThe Virginian-Pilot
Rather than rattling sabers, as some nations have alleged of a Norfolk-based carrier strike group's presence near South America, it appears that the biggest defensive weapon its 6,500 sailors are reaching for are bottles of suntan lotion. It's hot down south and Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny said Wednesday his sailors are thrilled to get an early start on summer in such exotic ports as Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten while they cruise the region for nearly two months.While not an unusual place . . .

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