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Today on News 7, tensions rise as China tells U-S officials they will have to wait to see the crew of an American spy plane involved in this weekend's mid air collision.
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and closer to home, a Lexington landmark takes an important step as it tries to rise from the ashes. [Weather-Head]
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The weather patterns remains active with clouds returning along with light rain or drizzle. Details next.

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Also today Mike Stevens will have the highlights from today's Major League Baseball season openers,
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and on Health Check, we'll see what doctors are doing to help patients with chronic back pain.
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More tensions tonight between the United States and China- The U-S steps up pressure for access to the crew of a U-S spy plane-

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The pressure apparently worked. Tonight the Chinese say they will allow U-S diplomats to visit the plane's crew-


The plane made an emergency landing inChina over the weekend,,,, but as Teri Okita reports tensions remain high over this international incident.
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((SINCE THEIR EMERGENCY LANDING IN THIS AIRFIELD, THE 24-AMERICAN CREWMEMBERS HAVE HAD LITTLE, IF ANY, COMMUNICATION WITH U-S OFFICIALS. PRESIDENT BUSH IS URGING CHINA TO RETURN THE CREW AND THE AIRCRAFT PROMPTLY AND SAFELY. The first step should be immediate access by our embassy personnel to our crewmembers. I am troubled by the lack of a timely Chinese response to our request for this access. THE LATEST REPORTS OUT OF CHINA SAY THE CREWMEMBERS ARE SAFE, UNINJURED, AND HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO A MILITARY GUESTHOUSE AND SEPARATED. Richard Boucher/State Department Spokesman: "They told us in Beijing, in the ambassador's meting, that we will have access to our people tomorrow. U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE EP-3 SPY PLANE LIKE THIS ONE ACCIDENTALLY COLLIDED WITH A CHINESE FIGHTER JET IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE. THE CHINESE PILOT IS STILL MISSING AFTER HIS PLANE WENT DOWN. STATE-RUN TELEVISION PLACES THE BLAME SQUARELY ON THE U-S AND DEMONSTRATORS IN THE STREETS ACCUSE AMERICANS OF INVADING CHINAS AIRSPACE AND INTENTIONALLY RAMMING THEIR JET. WHILE ANTI-AMERICAN SENTIMENT GROWS ACROSS CHINA, THE NAVY HAS DEPLOYED THREE DESTROYERS TO BEEF UP U-S PRESENCE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.
Bush: Very clear message and I expect them to heed the message. Teri Okita/Reporting: Some reports say armed Chinese soliders did board the plane, but its unclear what sensitive surveillance equipment and information they may have seen. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))



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According to an annual report, commercial air travelers did NOT have much to smile about last year.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, things are not expected to improve much this year.
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((DESPITE IMPROVEMENTS BY THE AIRLINESMORE FLIGHTS ARE LATE MORE BAGS ARE LOST, AND MORE PASSENGERS ARE BEING BUMPEDACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY.

-SOT- DEAN HEADLEY, WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

the airlines are making an effort, its just not enough compared to the volume of consumer complaints
THE ANNUAL SURVEY BY TWO UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS FINDS THAT FLIGHTS ARE ON SCHEDULE 72.6 PERCENT OF THE TIMESLIGHTLY WORSE THAN LAST YEAR.
FOR EVERY 1000 CHECKED BAGS, MORE THAN FIVE ARE LOST OR MISHANDLED. PASSENGERS ARE ALSO BUMPED AGAINST THEIR WILL MORE OFTEN THAN BEFORE.

-SOT-TAMMY LADD, AIRLINE PASSENGER

I definitely find it more crowded its very like a cattle herd, its busy all the time and the flights are almost delayed.

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theyre overbooking the capacity of most of our major airports The airlines overschedule most of our airports.
OF THE MAJOR CARRIERS, THE BEST FIVE OVERALL ARE DELTA, ALASKA, SOUTHWEST, US AIR, AND NORTHWEST
THE BOTTOM FIVE ARE AMERICAN, CONTINENTAL, TWA, UNITED AND AMERICA WEST.
AIRLINE OFFICIALS BLAME SOME OF THE PROBLEMS ON AN AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEM THAT CANNOT HANDLE THE GROWTH IN AIRLINE TRAFFIC. THE AIRWAYS ARE MORE CROWDED THAN EVER.
-STAND-UP-BRIDGE in 1995, 600-million passengers took to the skieslast year, 733 million passengers flew
CONGRESS IS WORKING ON LEGISLATION THAT COULD FORCE THE AIRLINES TO IMPROVE THEIR STANDARDS.
MEANTIME THE SKIES ARE EXPECTED TO GET EVEN MORE CROWDED. THE FAA ESTIMATES THAT BY 2012 1.2 BILLION PASSENGERS WILL FLY ON U.S. CARRIERS..
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))

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Since Virginia lawmakers adjourned their regular session five weeks ago without a budget, the four Delegates and four Senators who met today are NO longer really budget negotiators.
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But they did finally meet face to face, at the General Assembly building in Richmond.
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((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: I THINK WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF MEETING AGAIN IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. AND I THINK WE'LL GO FURTHER IN OUR DISCUSSIONS TO SEE IF WE CAN REACH SOME KIND OF AGREEMENT. BECAUSE WE ARE BOTH IN OUR AGREEMENT THAT SOME BUDGET IS NECESSARY.))13
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((SEN. WILLIAM WAMPLER/R-BRISTOL: WELL, WE'RE GONNA BE UP HERE PROBABLY FOR A WEEK ON SENATE AND HOUSE REDISTRICTING.
SO WE ALL DECIDED THAT WE WOULD PUT OUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL AND WORK AS HARD AS WE COULD THOUGH THE BALANCE. SO THERE COULD BE AN EVERYDAY MEETING UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE FIND THAT COMPROMISE.))15
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The budget negotiators agree that Governor Jim Gilmore's state worker and teacher pay plan is dead on arrival, at Wednesday's reconvened session.
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A six day redistricting session will kick off on Thursday.
The Republican leadership has yet to reveal its plans and maps for the districts.

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Eight months ago it was little more than a smoldering pile of ruins.
Today, Lexington residents are celebrating the rebirth of their historic Presbyterian church.
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Fire destroyed the landmark building last July.. damages were estimated in the millions.
But crews have been working non- stop on the structure since.. and today began installing a new roof.
That will allow workers to start rebuilding the interior.
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((DOUG HOBACK/J.M. TURNER CONSTRUCTION: WE'VE GOT SOME DEMOLITION TO DO IN THERE, THE EXISTING BALCONY AND SO FORTH, AND THEN WE CAN ACTUALLY START BUILDING BACK SOME OF THE FINISHINGS AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE REST OF THE STUFF OUT OF THERE.))
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Winter weather and design changes have pushed construction back a little.
Officials hope to raise a new steeple this fall and complete the building by next spring.
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Tennis star Martina Hingis spends the day in court to free herself of an alleged stalker. We'll have the details,


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and so far it's been a tank-less job, but after this break, we'll have an update on a proposed military museum in Pittsylvania County.
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A man accused of stalking Tennis Star Martina Hingis- was in court today.
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(Du-BRAV-ko Rye-SHEH-vick) Dubravko Rajcevic had allegedly been following the tennis star and sending her letters.
He was arrested when he failed to follow police orders to leave the Ericcson Open in Florida and not return.
Today Hingis talked about how she felt when she saw articles in the newspaper- where (Rye-SHEH-vick) said he loved her and she loved him.
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((I COULDN'T BELIEVE HE MADE THE FRONT PAGE I WAS I FELT EMBARRASSED... RAJCEVIC: NOT THE FRONT PAGE THE MIDDLE PAGE.... jUDGE: ALRIGHT...PLEASE ESCORT THE JURY OUT OF THE ROOM.))
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After the outburst from Rye-chev-ick the judge warned him.
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((VOICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE KEVIN EMAS: IF YOU MAKE ANOTHER OUTBURST LIKE YOU JUST DID AND LIKE YOU'VE DONE BEFORE, I WILL HAVE YOU REMOVED FROM THE COURTROOM ADN YOU WILL WATCH THE REST OF THIS PROCEEDING THROUGH A TV MONITOR.))
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The 45-year old (RYE-SHEH-vick) will have his chance to testify-
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In Health Check tonight,
If you're dealing with pain from osteoporosis or other spinal fractures --there is now a non-surgical procedure to relieve the pain.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has details.
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Jean, The procedure is called vertebroplasty. It's generally used on patients who have compression fractures in the mid to lower spine.
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And for many patients it offers immediate relief.
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((
Anna Jane Reid says she was walking up the stairs in her house when she fell backwards landing on her back.
She fractured a vertebra.
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((ANNA JANE REID: IT WAS JUST SEVERE. IT WAS JUST LIKE SOMEONE WAS CUTTING ACROSS MY SPINE --SHARP PAIN, STAGGERING PAIN STICKING PAIN)) [RUNS14]
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That was until she had vertebroplasty. Doctor John Mathis a radiologist at Lewis Gale Medical Center says the procedure is used to treat compression fractures of the vertebrae --but it's most commonly used on older patients with osteoporosis.
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((DR. JOHN MATHIS: BY TAKING A SMALL NEEDLE WITH X-RAY GUIDANCE WE'RE ABLE TO PUT THE NEEDLE INTO THE BONE AND OF COURSE GOES THROUGH THE SKIN SURFACE THAT WOULD THEN ALLOW US TO INJECT BONE CEMENT)) [RUNS14]
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((DR. MATHIS:WE ARE PUTTING THIS BONE CEMENT IN WHICH MAKES IT STRONG. IT ALLOWS IN EFFECT IT MAKES AN INTERNAL CAST INSIDE THE BONE --SO THAT THE BONE DOESN'T MOVE ANYMORE WHEN ONE BEARS WEIGHT AND THEREFOR THE PAIN GOES AWAY)) [RUNS13]
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And Mathis says more than 85 percent of patients --end up with no pain --almost immediately following the procedure.


Reid was one of them.
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Dr. Mathis says the procedure is now being tested for use on hip fractures.
He also is in the process of publishing a book on vertebroplasty.
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If you thought plans to bring a tank museum to southside tanked, think again.
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Its been more than two years since the American Armoured Foundation announced plans to move its tank museum to Pittsylvania County.
Since that time, workers have been busy renovating the old Disstan plant along Route 29. Curators hope the museum will accomplish two goals, generate millions of dollars in tourism and educate the public.
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((DAVID KALBACKER/MUSEUM BUSINESS CONSULTANT: I THINK IT WILL BE A MAJOR REVENUE SOURCE FOR SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND I'M LOOKING NOT ONLY TO TARGET VIRGINIA BUT WE'VE GOT AN EXCELLENT DRAW INTO CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.)) ((KAREN GASSER/CO-DIRECTOR: ITS THE TEACHING OF THE HISTORY, THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE SACRIFICES THAT WERE MADE BY MANY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES.))
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The museum owns nearly 100 tanks, 700 uniforms, and thousands of war artifacts.
Tonight at six, we'll tell you what it will take to get the larger tanks here when the museum might open.
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Still to come on the newscast, Jacey Birch will have some sage advice for those people who have enough time to grow their own herbs.
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The pastime of herb gardening is becoming increasingly popular for many green thumbers.
But if you don't know the ins and outs when it comes to these multifunctional plants... Jacey Birch has a way to help you out.
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The stock markets lose more ground. We'll have today's numbers in our Marketwatch report,
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And it's opening day in many ballparks across the nation. Mike Stevens will have the major league highlights, and we'll tell you where you can listen to your favorite teams no matter where they play.
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Wall Street ended the first day of the second quarter with a loss.
Despite an early advance, stocks finished lower as the political tensions with China intensified. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Welcome everybody to the Monday ticker that marks the true beginning of the 2001 big league
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baseball season. A full slate of games are on tap for today throughout the league including a matinee at Yankee Stadium.
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The Yankees ran their latest world series banner up the flag pole and then let coach Mel Stottlemeyer a cancer conqueror throw out the first pitch. He got a handshake from Roger Clemens who became the AL's all-time strikeout king today. Tino Martinez would make sure the Yanks opened defense of their title with success as he ripped this homer to power New York to the 7-to-3 win over Kansas City.
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In Cincinnati this afternoon - the Reds and the Braves hooked up at Cinergy Field. Rafael Furcal homered and drove in a career-high four runs and Andruw Jones hit this homer as the Braves pounded the Red 10-to-4. The game was tied in the 7th before Atlanta broke it open.
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Also this afternoon the White Sox beat the Indians 7-to-4. Everything else is either just underway or later tonight.


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Duke and Arizona meet in the NCAA men's basketball national championship tonight at nine right here on your Hometown Station. Here are some last words from both parties.
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((LUTE OLSEN/ARIZONA HEAD COACH: I THINK THEIR TREMENDOUS THREE POINT SHOOTING. WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT HAVING TAKEN OVER A THOUSAND THREES YOU BETTER BE ABLE TO DEFEND ON THE PERIMETER.)) ((MIKE KRZYZEWSKI/DUKE HEAD COACH: DEFENSIVELY WE ARE BOTH PRETTY SOLID. THEY ARE A LITTLE BIT OLDER THAN WE ARE, BUT WE EXPECT A GREAT GAME AGAINST ARIZONA.))
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One key component that will help determine a national champ tonight will be the battle at point guard between Duke's Jason Williams and Arizona's Jason Gardner.
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((JASON GARDNER/ARIZONA POINT GUARD: HE CAN GET HIS SHOT OFF. HE IS A QUICK PLAYER, SO I THINK IT'S MORE JUST STAYING IN FRONT OF HIM YOU KNOW PUTTING A HAND UP ON HIS SHOT. YOU KNOW JUST TRYING TO CONTAIN HIM.)) ((JASON WILLIAMS/DUKE POINT GUARD: HE DOES A GREAT JOB GETTING HIS TEAM IN SETS AND NOT JUST HIM BUT ALL THE GUARDS ARE VERY GOOD OFF THE DRIBBLE AND THEY ARE ALL VERY GOOD SHOOTERS.))
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[OUT Q=...good shooters"]
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[go to pinnacle 1201] And folks we hope you'll join your Hometown Station tonight at 9 as we bring you the final game of the season. Tip-off is set for 9:18 as Duke and Arizona play for the 2001 national title. More on the game, the Express and the beginning of our Martinsville race week coverage tonight on News 7 at six. See you then everybody. [GO TO BREAK]

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The baseball season is officially underway, and fans can turn to the internet to keep them up to date 24 hours a day.
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Major League Baseball's official site at M-L-B dot-com has all the stats and stories you would expect.
It will also take you out to the ballgame with live broadcasts from all the games of the day.
But unlike past seasons, this year it's going to cost you.
Baseball is charging web surfers nine dollars and 95 cents to listen to the games for the season.
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You can find the site through a link to our page at WDBJ-7-dot com.[5-Kite]


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Finally today, things are soaring high over France's Normandy coast.
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The International kite festival is underway today. This year visitors have the opportunity to see the world's largest kite.
New Zealand's Peter Lynn created the large skate kite. It is 70 yards long and 42 yards wide. It took a tractor to launch the kite.
Four hundred thousand people are expected to attend the festival which ends next week.
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