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July 16, 2009 in City, Sports
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Vanessa Warner keeps the air gun participants informed during their competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

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Air gun pellets are at the ready during shooting competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Rick King keeps a firm grip on his air gun at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Rick King sights his target at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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An air gun target at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Rick King sights his target at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Participants are competing for gold and other medals at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games from July 13 to 18, 2009, in Spokane.

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Terrence Bowers, of Chicago, gets ready to pull on his shooting shirt before competing in the air gun competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Rick King, of Burien, Wash., takes aim during the air gun competition at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, July 15, 2009 in the Spokane Convention Center.

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Daniel Dorsch, of Chicago, celebrates his gold medal in bowling on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane. Dorsch said he averaged 221 for his score.

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Craig Rudder flies the American flat as he circles the quad rugby area at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Craig Rudder flies the American colors at the quad rugby court at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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The white-jersey team, led by Scott Severn, left, prepares for their quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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The score remained tight during the first half of the quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Delvin McMillian and Scott Severn mix it up for the ball during 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Wheelchairs crash during a quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Chet Miller, of Santa Cruz, Calif., is helped back into his chair after a collision during a quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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The ball is put into play at a quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Todd Kemery, of Lakeville, Minn., cheers his teammates on during a Quad Rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 15, 2009, in Spokane.

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Delvin McMillian, of Alabama, squeezes past a charging Gary Pearson, left, formerly of Spokane and now living in Seattle, and Scott Severn, of Michigan, in a quad rugby match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in the Spokane Convention Center, July 15, 2009 in Spokane. McMillian scored on the play.

July 14, 2009 in City
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Jeremiah Butler receives a salute and handshake as he arrives for the games’ opening ceremonies. .

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The Washington delegation of athletes rolls past an American Indian escort as they arrive at the Spokane Arena during the opening ceremonies of the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on Monday. Athletes will compete in 17 events over five days.

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Al Wheeler, left, and Jim Spencer of Lapwai, Idaho, lead the Idaho delegation into the Spokane Arena for the opening ceremonies of the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 13, 2009.

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki tosses the basketball for Paul Jackson (00) and Jimmy Green (10) to begin an exhibition game outside the Spokane Convention Center as a kickoff event for the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Spokane on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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A Marine color guard marches through the Spokane Arena during opening ceremonies for the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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A Marine color guard presents the colors during the singing of the national anthem at opening ceremonies for the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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The Texas athletes arrive at the Spokane Arena for opening ceremonies of the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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George Norton, of Boston, launches a shot over Glenn Frets, of Oklahoma, to begin a wheelchair basketball exhibition game outside the Spokane Convention Center at a kickoff event for the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on Monday, July 13, 2009.

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Delbert Coss, of Chicago, takes aim during his nine ball game at the 29th National Veterans Games in the Spokane Convention Center, July 14, 2009 in Spokane, Wash.

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Arnold Beard, of Richmond, Va., sites his target during the air gun competition at the 29th National Veterans Games, July 14, 2009 in the Spokane Convention Center.

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Thomas Knoppi of Seattle,Wash., returns serve during his table tennis match at the 29th National Veterans Wheelchair Games at the Spokane Convention Center, July 14, 2009 in Spokane,Wash.