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Coming up on News 7-
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Animals tested for foot and mouth disease in North Carolina- We'll have the latest.
Plus police storm the home of Yugoslav leader Slobodan milosovic.
And where do you go when your pet is sick after huors? We'll check out a pet emergency room.
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News 7 is up next.

[Foot-Mouth]


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Agriculture officials are still waiting for test results from a hog market in Sampson County, south of Raleigh.
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Earlier in the day samples from a meat packing plant in Martin County came back negative.
Yesterday a state inspector became concerned when he saw sick and dead animals in a holding pen.
The area was quarantined until the test results came back.
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((DANNY PEED/ROBERSONVILLE MEATS; WE INSPECT ALL OF OUR ANIMALS EVERYDAY. WE SEND BLOOD SAMPLES, WE SEND TESTS TO LABS JUST ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY, WHETHER IT BE E-COLI, SALMONELLA.)) ((ALTHOUGH FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE IS THE DISEASE OF THE DAY, THERE ARE OTHER DISEASES, THAT CAN CAUSE IDENTICAL SIGNS IN SWINE OR CATTLE.))
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[SUPER=01-Dr. David Marshal/NC State Veterinarian; :10]
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The federal government has just released an emergency plan in case of an outbreak in the U-S.
The plan, like those in Europe, includes implementing quarantines, destroying livestock and setting up special zones to contain the disease.
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[Plane-Crash]


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Authorities say it's one of the trickest airports to fly into- the plane heading into Aspen never made it last night.
Tonight investigators say the pilot may not have been able to see the runway lights-
Safety invesigators say he asked controllers just before the carsh last ngiht if the lights were on- and was told they were.
As Terisa Estacio reports- families of the 18 victims are heading to the crash site in Aspen.
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[Super=01-Carol Carmody/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd; :33]
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[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/CBS News;1:22]
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((From the air, you can see the devastation caused by the crash of the Gulfstream-Three twin engine jet. The force of the impact so great: it threw victims and their belongings hundreds of feet from the site. It was seven oclock Thursday night, when the jet burst into flames after crashing just short of the Aspen Colorado Airport. Investigators picked through the twisted debris of the wreckage Friday, looking for clues into the cause of the crash.

Everyone wants to how this all could have happened to a plane piloted by two experienced pilots.
Carol Carmody/NTSB: The left wing hit the ground first. On board the plane, three crewmembers, and fifteen passengers. Mostly young people on their way to Aspen for a vacation. Officials say there were no distress calls; no sign of any trouble. The last minutes of the ill-fated flight show the pilot came in from the west, the flight crew switched from an instrument landing to manual control. Minutes later, in falling snow, the plane slammed into an embankment along a busy highway. Paul Reszel/Eyewitness: As it came overhead its attitude changed and it seemed like it turned to its side or nose up.))


[Milosevic]


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Riot police today stormed the villa of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
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This was the scene as police used automatic weapons and stun grenades- the raid came just hours after state television reported that Milosevic had been arrested for war crimes during his rule.
But then Milosevic appeared at his villa to counter the report.
Reporters on the scene said one person was wounded, and shots were heard fired from inside.
Since he was ousted from power last fall, Milosevic has lived under police surveillance in his villa.
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[Grayson-Murders]


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An Independence woman is being charged with the murders of her two neighbors.
The first victim, Linda McKinght was found shot in her home in January.
The second, Glenda Jenkins, was killed just last Friday.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on the suspect...
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((Nats- Sheriff walking Authorities will not discuss motive as to why they believe 59-year-old murder suspect Betty Angeline killed her two neighbors.
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((AMY COX/VICTIMS' NEIGHBOR; THEY ALL LIVED ON KLONDIKE ROAD THEY WERE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND THEY PLAYED BINGO TOGETHER)) The Sheriff's department had been investigating the McKinght case since January with few leads. It was the apparent suicide call to Glenda Jenkins home that sparked a connection
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((SHERIFF JERRY WILSON/GRAYSON COUNTY; THE EVIDENCE WAS NOT THERE FOR THE SUICIDE AND UPON FURTHER INVESTIGATION AND QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED, THEN IT LED US INTO BOTH CASES BEING COMBINED))
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Some in the quiet town of Independence are relieved to know the incidents were not random acts of violence
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((WE WERE ALL KIND OF SCARED AND SHOOK UP, IT'S KINDA SCARY, TWO MURDERS IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS))
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The suspect in those two murders, Betty Angeline remains at the New River Valley Jail without bond. Rachel Cannon News 7))
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[Kopp]


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A French prosecutor says France won't extradite American Fugitive James Kopp to the United States- if he risks facing the death penalty.
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Kopp was arrested in France yesterday. He's accused of gunning down an abortion doctor in New York state in 1998.
Dr. Barnett Slephian was shot outside his home near Buffalo-
Meanwile today authorities say several people in the United States were helping Kopp- sending him money overseas.
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[SCV]


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Confederate flags were on display today in downtown Richmond.
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans turned out to picket Republican Attorney General Mark Earley's office.
The protest is primarily about Earley's appeal of the confederate logo on a state license plate.
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((MARK EARLEY IS VIOLATING THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA... WE FEEL THAT THERE HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH PUBLCITY TO THAT EFFECT.))
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But the group also says Earley should NOT be elected governor because he's a member of the N-double-A-C-P, and because he did NOT support a Confederate History Month this April.
Perhaps ironically, Earley got only three percent support among African-Americans in this week's Mason Dixon poll.


Lieutenant Governor John Hager -- who supported a Confederate History Month -- got FIVE percent support among black voters.
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[Vet-Er]


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A Friday night in the emergency room is typically a busy night for doctors. But the E-R we're talking about tonight isn't for people it's for your pets. Kate Weidaw spent most of tonight seeing what it's like in the Roanoke Valley's only pet E-R. [ROLL BACKGROUND VIDEO]
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Whether your cat, dog, or even ferret is sick or has been in an accident this emergency room is equipped for any kind of trauma. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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((It's 6 pm and it's just the beginning of Doctor Brian Weitzman's day in the E-R.

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((BRIAN WEITZMAN: WHEN EVERYBODY CLOSES DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT WHEN THEY ARE DONE AT 5 OR 6 THAT'S WHEN WE OPEN.))
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His first case Susan King's five year old dog Duncan who hasn't been feeling well.

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((SUSAN KING: I PUT HIS FOOD OUT THIS MORNING AND IT WAS STILL THERE TONIGHT AND HE'S JUST VERY LETHARGIC AND HE'S HAVING TROUBLE GETTING UP.))
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[CUT TO A SHOT THAT WE CAN GET THE DOG ON THE GROUND AND HAVING THE DOCTOR EXAMIN IT.]

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((BRIAN WEIZTMAN: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS DRAW SOME BLOOD AND SEE WHAT HIS LIVER ENZYMES ARE AND GO FROM THERE.))
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[CUT TO SHOT OF WALKING OUT THE DOOR.]
While the blood is being drawn and analyzed Susan Lamy and her one year old poodle Sweetie walk in the door. The pair have driven all the way from Ferrum after Sweetie's anal gland ruptured.
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((TODAY'S THE FIRST DAY YOU'VE NOTICED SOME SWELLING BACK HERE.))
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Sweetie gets taken to the back to be treated. In the meantime the phone is ringing with pet owners calling in with emergencies.

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((HE ATE A PIECE OF MEAT LOAF AND HE'S BREATHING OKAY BUT HE HAS HIS NECK EXTENDED.))
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While the calls continue to come in Sweetie gets patched up and is ready to go home.

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((BRIAN WEITZMAN: SHE SHOULD DO WELL FOR YOU VERY TRAUMATIC.))
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While the poodle heads home, Doctor Weitzman prepares for the next emergency.))
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The hospital is located in Roanoke County right off Peters Creek Road. The hours are Monday through Friday from 6 p-m to 8 a-m and on the weekends the E-R is open around the clock.



[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with the word on Michael Vick's private workout with the Chargers today in Blacksburg. The women's final four opens tonight in St. Louis.
The men talk about Duke-Maryland #4. Battier is the nation's player of the year.


Tech loses another basketball player and Junior take care of Texas tonight on the Big 7.))[Sharpton-Falwell]


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They're calling their mission "The Odd Couple Goes to the White House".. and indeed, you'd be hard-pressed to find two men more diametrically opposed on most issues.
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But the Reverend Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jerry Falwell met in Lynchburg today to discuss an issue where they have some common ground: racial and religious profiling.
The two want to convene a summit of religious leaders from around the country and sit down with President Bush in the near future.
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((REV. AL SHARPTON: I THINK THAT TO HAVE TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE AS HIGH PROFILE AS WE ARE, AS OPPOSITE AS WE ARE TO COME TOGETHER CAN ONLY HEIGHTEN BOTH ISSUES.)) ((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: HE IS A MINISTER AND I AM A MINISTER AND WE ARE BOTH AMERICANS AND WE BOTH BELIEVE THAT ALL AMERICANS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH EQUAL DIGNITY.))
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This was Sharpton's first visit to the Liberty University campus.. he also invited Falwell to visit HIM in Harlem.
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[L'burg-Schools]


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Sharpton also sat down with minority leaders in Lynchburg who are calling for the resignation of the city's school board chairman and school superintendent.
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Tracey Shaw and James McCormick had been quoted last month describing the behavior of some alternative education students as "thuggish".
Black leaders say they find the term offensive and inappropriate and want both Shaw and McCormick to step down or be removed.
Both men told News7 earlier this week they only were referring to the students' behavior, not the children themselves.
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[Amherst-Arrest]


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Two teenagers have been arrested for making a bomb threat at Amherst High school.
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So far the names of the two boys are not being released but they are 15 and 16. Both are students at Amherst High School. On Tuesday, a student found a note in the school's library that stated a bomb was going to go off on Wednesday. Officials searched the school but did not find a bomg. The two teenagers were arrested this afternoon.
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[School-Shooting]


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Indiana police now say a 17-year old has admitted to shooting a tenth grader outside a high school in Gary.
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The Police chief says the suspect is a former student- who told police WHERE he hid the gun after the killing.
The chief calls the shooting a "one on one" incident in which the shooter put the gun to the 16-year old's head and fired one shot.
A top school official describes the victim as a promising student- and says adminstrators are saddened by the loss.
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[Barber]


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A long- time sheriff of Montgomery County has died.
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Louie Barber served 14-years as sheriff.
As a Police officer for the town of Christiansburg, he was one of five law enforcement officers struck by gunfire in a shooting spree in 1975. One of the gunmen, Greg Lugar, was among four people killed in the shoot-out.
As Sheriff... Barber helped Texas authorities investigate the claims of a serial killer who claimed he had killed a Blacksburg school teacher.
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((THE TEACHER IS ALIVE AND QUITE WELL AND HAD AT NO TIME SUFFERED NO HARM FROM HENRY LEE LUCAS.))
[SUPER=10-Louis Barber/Montgomery Co. Sheriff/November 10, 1983]
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In another notorious case, Barber pledged to the victim's family that he would watch Buddy Early Justice put to death.
We interviewed Barber just minutes after the execution.
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((You're a tough cop. Were you at all moved by this experience? LOUIS BARBER/MONTGOMERY CO SHERIFF: NONE WHATSOEVER. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY'VE EXCISED A MALIGNANT PART OF SOCIETY.))
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Barber ran for re-election the following year, but was defeated by Ken Phipps in a bitter election campaign.
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Louis Barber died yesterday at the age of 58.
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Coming up, the budget battle in Richmond is forcing cuts to a Roanoke cultural institution
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[VO-NAT]

and six people are killed in the latest wave of violence in the Middle East. We'll have details when we return.
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[Israel-violence]


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The deadliest day in the Middle East in six weeks-
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Thousands of Palestinains have battled Israeli troops with stones and guns in a day of rage-
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The violence drew Israeli gunfire that killed six protestors and hurt 130 others.
President Bush appealed to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to take a tough stand against violence. He also urged restraint from Israel.

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A Chrdistiansburg man has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than 600-thousand dollars from several charities.
Harold Richard Poff will have to pay back at least 422-thousand dollars he allegedly stole as General Manager of N-R-C Management Services.
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The one-count "information" filed in federal court today lists nearly a dozen agencies that were Poff's victim's of alleged embezzlement, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and New River Community Action.
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According to court records, Poff intercepted a million and a half dollars intended for the charities. He alleged

ly spent the rest on jewelry, vehicles and trips for himself and his family.[Science-Museum]


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The Science Museum of Western Virginia says it will struggle to offer the same programs with only a quarter of its staff.
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The museum lost 750-thousand dollars in state funds this year.
That's nearly half its operating budget.
As a result, the staff of 38 full- and part-time employees is being reduced to nine full-time workers after June 1st.
The museum has already given workers a pay cut and its closed two days a week.
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((CAROLYN SCHWANHAUSSER/DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: I MAY NOT BE HERE COME JUNE 1ST. THE INSTITUTION AS WE KNOW IT WILL DRASTICALLY CHANGE. BUT WE'RE CALLING ON ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMY, THE CORPORATIONS AND EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN THIS INSTITUTION TO PLEASE SUPPORT US NOW.))
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Museum officials say they won't be able to keep traveling exhibits and the science museum gift shop open without community support.
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[Monty-ICU]


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Montgomery Regional Hospital is expanding to meet the growing number of patients.
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A ground breaking ceremony today marks the start of construction on a new 3 story addition to the hospital.
The addition will allow the Intensive Care Unit to triple in size to hold ten beds.
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((DAVID WILLIAMS/CEO MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL:THE BIGGEST THING WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING IS THE UPDATING OF ALL OUR EQUIPMENT EVEN DOWN THE BEDS, IN FACT WE'VE ALREADY ORDERED THE BEDS, AND INSTALLED SOME OF THEM))
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The addition will also have a wireless communication system.
Hospital officials say this will allow them to offer faster service and to be able to spend more time at the bedside with patients.
The new facility is expected to open early next year.
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the senior captain who will be leading Duke tonight, Shane Battier, was named the Associated Press player of the year in college basketball yesterday. Battier is the first player in A-C-C history to finish with at least 15-hundred points, 500 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 assists and 200 steals. His tobacco road rival Matt Doherty at North Carolina was named coach of the year.
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[S-Purdue]


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Ladies first tonight as the women's final four opened up in St. Louis with Purdue taking on cinderella Southwest Missouri State.
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Jackie Stiles, the NCAA's all-time single season and career scoring leader was trying her best to lead SMS to the championship game. Stiles scored 22 but made just 7 of 21 shots.
[SUPER=33-Purdue/81/SW Missouri St./64;]

She was no match for the Boilermakers and in particular Katie Douglas who dropped in 25 points. Purdue moves on to Sunday night title game with the 81-to-64 win.
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[S-Irish]


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The nightcap in St. Louis is the marquee matchup between Notre Dame and U-Conn.
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The Irish's all-American Ruth Riler spent most of the first half in foul trouble. She was a non-factor as her counterpart Kelly Schumacher helped the Huskies take a 12 point halftime lead on Notre Dame.
[SUPER=33-Notre Dame/71/Connecticut/65/2nd Half;]

U-Conn's Sue Bird would open the second half with another big shot but Notre Dame has stormed back to take a 71-ro-65 lead with under 9 minutes to go.

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The much anticipated men's final four tips off tonight right here on WDBJ-7.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1201] The coverage begins at 5:30 with the tip off of the Michigan State - Arizona game coming your way at 5:42. The Maryland-Duke contest, the fourth meeting of the year between these two tips off at 8:17. If you're trying to pick a winner in this ACC showdown - you might want to keep an eye on which team falls behind early.
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[S-Exilus]


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Virginia Tech basketball coach Ricky Stokes can't seem to get a break.
there's word from Blacksburg that freshman Chris Exilus is transferring.
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Exilus, wearing number 24, averaged four points and two assists per game last season, and he started the first 14 games of the year when Brian Chase was recovering from an injury. Exilus, who is from Toronto, Canada played in all 27 games last season.
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Michael Vick is still the odds on favorite to be the number one pick in the NFL draft next month. Yesterday the team that owns that pick traveled more than 3000 miles to find out if Vick really is the real deal. Denise Allen and photographer Greg Moore have details from yesterday's closed workout.
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(( It was back to the classroom for Michael Vick as his day began with a two hour lesson in NFL terminology.
Vick reviewed tapes with the San Diego Chargers staff and then was quizzed on what he'd learned.
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((VICK))
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((CLOSED WORKOUT NO PRESS ALLOWED))
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Tech's former quarterback staged a private showing of his talents for Chargers' head coach Mike Riley, Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner and General Manger John Butler.
San Diego has the first pick in the NFL draft.
Mike Riley knew going in Vick is talented
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((RILEY))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: AFTER THE HOUR LONG WORKOUT VICK AND THE SAN DIEGO ENTOURAGE WENT TO MIKE'S GRILL IN BLACKSBURG FOR LUNCH.
COACH MIKE RILEY SAYS THE 30 NFL SCOUTS SCHEDULED TO COME TO BLACKSBURG NEXT WEEK, JUST MAY BE WASTING THEIR TIME.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS. ))

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Winston Cup qualifying yesterday afternoon in Texas produced a couple of predictable outcomes. First Dale Junior smoked the competition and Rick Mast and Kyle Petty again failed to make the field.
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Last week's winner at Bristol, Elliott Sadler went out late in time trials and he had another great run putting the Wood Brothers' car in the 11th spot. The day belonged to Dale Earnhardt Junior. He won this race last year and yesterday he won the pole with a speed of 190 point 68 miles an hour. Here's the entire grid.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Dale Earnhardt Jr./190.680/2. Bobby Labonte//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Bobby Hamilton//5. Steve Park//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Ricky Rudd//7. Michael Waltrip//8. Mark Martin//9. Jeff Gordon//10. Casey Atwood//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Elliott Sadler//12. Andy Houston//13. Ken Schrader//14. Jeremy Mayfield//15. Todd Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Kurt Busch//17. Johnny Benson//18. Robert Pressley//19. Mike Skinner//20. Ron Hornaday//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Hut Stricklin//22. Mike Wallace//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Buckshot Jones//25. Brett Bodine//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Stacy Compton//27. Matt Kenseth//28. Ward Burton//29. Jason Leffler//30. Joe Nemechek//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Jeff Burton//32. Ricky Craven//33. Kevin Harvick//34. Kevin Lepage//35. Kenny Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Jerry Nadeau//37. Sterling Marlin//38. Rusty Wallace//39. Bill Elliott//40. John Andretti//;]
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[SUPER=0107-41. Tony Stewart//42. Terry Labonte//43. Dave Blaney//;]
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