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Sporting events spark riots on two continents...
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[ANCHOR=Joe]


And authorities say the death of a 23- year- old Radford woman was murder.
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News 7 at noon is next.
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It started as a celebration of the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA championship victory .. but it got nasty last night when some fans turned on the police and the media.
Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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In Brussels, it was a soccer match that sent two thousand turkish fans on a half-hour rampage through the city.
A turkish team defeated Belgium two - zero in the Euro 2000 football tournament. The victory guaranteed the Turks a place in the quarter-finals of the championships, but the mood turned ugly when scuffles erupted between Turkish fans and rival Belgians.
Scores of riot police firing tear gas were deployed by the Belgian authorities to restore order.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
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Police in Radford are looking for a killer.
They say the death of 23 year old Lori Pleasants is a murder.
Her body was discovered Thursday night, and as Kate Weidaw reports, many questions are still unanswered.
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((Friends of 23 year old Lori Pleasants called Radford police around 11-30 Thursday night saying they found Lori in her apartment on Clement Street without a pulse. Jeff Gillespie who lives down stairs saw her friends outside trying to figure out what to do.

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((JEFF GILLESPIE/NEIGHBOR: THERE WERE TWO FEMALES AND MALES CRYING SAYING THEY COULDN'T GET THEIR GIRLFRIENDS PULSE AND THERE A GENTLEMEN WHO LIVES BEHIND THE BUILDING AND HE CAME UP AND SAID SHE DIDN'T HAVE A PULSE.))
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Gillespie says he heard Pleasant's dog barking more then usual Thursday night but didn't think anything of it. The owner of the Alleghany Inn where Pleasants worked for the past two years was worried Thursday when she didn't show up for work.

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((JEFF JAVIS: WE KNEW SHE HAD A COURT DATE THURSDAY MORNING SO WE THOUGHT WE WERE JUST THINKING MAYBE THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THAT AND THAT'S WHY SHE WASN'T HERE.))
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The medical examiner found Pleasants was strangled, so far there's no word on exactly when she died. Neighbors say they last saw her walking her dog Wednesday afternoon. Police say they're in the process of interviewing friends.

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For many who knew this young woman the questions they keep asking are why did this happen and who would do it.

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Kate Weidaw News 7 Radford.))

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Celanese workers headed to their jobs this morning knowing the threat of a strike is over .. at least for now. The current contract that expired at midnight is being extended.
The company and its union workers are calling for outside help to resolve the current contract dispute .. after negotiations deadlocked once again Monday.
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Union negotiators headed in to the latest talks hoping for a new agreement, but both sides walked out several hours later without one.
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More than a thousand union workers are employed at the Celanese plant in Narrows. It is Giles County's largest employer.
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Union workers are back on the job for a second day at Rubatex, alongside some of the same people who replaced them.
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They'll try to win a new contract while working under the terms of the former one.
The nine month walkout officially ended yesterday, when union members reported for the 7 AM shift.
The company says it's still unclear whether there's room for strikers AND the replacement workers.
Both sets of employees will stay on the job while negotiations continue.
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The workforce is getting smaller at the Volvo trucks plant in Dublin. The company says the layoffs are "very regrettable", but necessary.
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Volvo says about 30 salaried workers were let go yesterday.
A spokesman says new truck orders are down, and order cancellations are up.
Another 70 jobs were cut at Volvo headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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It's a murder case involving a Kennedy ... today it goes to court. That story is still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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And Nancy Marchand is dead ... but what a life. She won four Emmys and Golden Globe.
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A member of the Kennedy family will face a judge today...the first day of a hearing to determine if Michael Skakel will be tried for murder as an adult or a minor.
Bobbi Harley is at the court house in Stamford Connecticut.
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The woman who played Lou Grant's boss, and Tony Soprano's mother is dead.
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Nancy Marchand won a Golden Globe in January for her role as the scheming matriarch on the HBO series, The Sopranos. She also won four Emmys for playing Mrs. Pynchon, the publisher on ``Lou Grant.''
Marchand was 72 .. she had lung cancer and emphysema. She died Sunday night at her home in Connecticut with her family at her side.
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Hollywood is coming to Richmond this summer, and that's providing some occasional star-gazing opportunities.
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NO interviews allowed and NO access to the set of "Hannibal," the sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs."
But NEWS 7 caught a glimpse of star Julianne Moore in the chow line.
It's making for some interesting surprises.

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Julianne Moore and "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta (lee-OAT-uh) used the Virginia General Assembly building yesterday as a mock F-B-I office.
"Hannibal" films in Richmond for another six weeks or so.
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Coming up.....don't pack the umbrellas away just yet, the sunny skies won't be around for long.
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and, As Prince William nears his 18th birthday, the Royal Family releases home videos as a "thank you" for keeping him out of the spotlight.
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On the eve of Prince William's 18th birthday, Buckingham Palace is offering a peak into his private life.
Kimberly Dozier has more from London on the royal video.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 125 points.

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Coming up, The Lakers are celebrating their twelve time NBA championship......
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and, the Yankees dominated the diamond as the White Sox suffered the most crushing home loss ever...... Patrick will have the details when we return....
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For the 12th time, the Los Angeles Lakers are the N-B-A champions -- they took game six of the finals last night over Indiana 116-111.
Series MVP Shaquille O'Neal pumped 41 points into the game .. and grabbed 12 rebounds in the clincher.
Kobe Bryant hit four free throws over the final 13 seconds to finish with 26 points.


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The New York Yankees needed a win last night to regain first place in the AL East as they traveled to Boston. They not only got the win, but they got 22 runs in the process.
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The Yankees ripped five homeruns last night as Shane Spencer, Scott Brosius, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Felix Jose all went yard at Fenway park.
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It was a historical night for the Sox as they suffered their most lopsided home loss ever losing 22-to-1. It's also the most runs a Boston team has surrendered in 30 years.
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Jeremy Mayfield got a win and a less than flattering salute from the Intimidator yesterday as he won the rain delayed Pocono 500.
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With just 17 laps to go in the Pocono 500, Mike Bliss in the Viagra Pontiac brought out the final caution of the day.

The leaders all pitted, and Earnhardt's crew got the Intimidator out first and in the lead. Earnhardt appeared headed for victory lane, but as he entered the tunnel turn for the final time, Jeremy Mayfield closed hard and gave Earnhardt a little nudge. Dale went high and Jeremy went low to win with a pass on the final lap. He led just 9 circuits all day.
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Jarrett, Rudd, Earnhardt and Martin made up the rest of the top five behind Mayfield. Stewart, Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Mike Skinner and Rusty Wallace hold down positions six through 10. Rusty started on the pole and led the most laps 107. Ward Burton was 27th, Rick Mast 35th and Stacy Compton 37th.


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Michael Vick's name has been tossed around with baseball a lot lately, but his headline making ability remains on the gridiron.
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If you browse your local newsstands you'll find Vick gracing the cover of Athlon's Eastern College football preseason magazine. The publication names Vick a first team preseason all-american, but doesn't exactly flatter the Hokies picking them 16th.
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The 29th annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show is under way..
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One of the up and coming riders to watch is Annie Frazier out of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Annie just finished her first year of high school, but being an elite equestrian doesn't give her much time for the usual teenage stuff.
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She does that well holding an 'A' average in school. Annie and her family travel up and down the east coast competing in the top shows.
And by the way, Annie's ride "Jeffrey" is probably just happy to be alive.
The former race horse was saved from the slaughter house.
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The festivities continued yesterday on the Salem Civic Center grounds.
Riders and their steeds are gearing up for their grand finale Saturday night.
Here's some of what you can see at the show.
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[Joe on set]
Are the leaves drooping on your favorite indoor or outdoor plants?
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There's help out there to help you diagnose the problem, and get your leaves looking green again.
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Find out where tomorrow on NEWS 7 morning. [Animation close]