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Coming up on News 7-
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A verdict in the stalking case of tennis star Martina Hingis.
More money troubles- this time it could affect firefighters.
and Alanis Morrisette and Don Henley bring their voices together- but this isn't a song.
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And no more mail on Saturday? It's possible.
News 7 is up next.

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((BUSH: WE HAVE THE GIVEN CHINESE GOVERNMENT THE TIME TO DO IT NOW IT IS TIME TO RETURN OUR SERVICEMEN AND LET THEM RETURN HOME.))
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[OUT Q=return home]
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Good evening...

[China-Plane]


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President Bush says China's grace period is running out- He warns that China is risking damage of relations with the U-S unless it releases a Navy Crew.
It is now midday Wednesday in China and there's no sign the Americans will be released.
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State; :51]
[SUPER=01-Ron Bignery/Father of Pilot Jeff Bignery; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting; 1:28]
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((With the US-China stalemate in its third day, President Bush is taking a harder line...saying he wants the crew and spy plane-- home --now.
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"It is time for our servicemen and women to return home. It is time for the Chinese government to return our plane.'' The tough talk comes just hours after an American General was finally allowed to meet with the crew of Navy plane. All are reported to be OK.
(SOT: BUSH)

The General tells me they are in good health and they suffered no injuries and have not been mistreated. Chinas leaders remain vague about a timetable for a return of the plane and the crew. They have also asked for an apology from the United States and want spy flights stopped-- two requests they are unlikely to get.
(SOT: Colin Powell/Secretary of State)

I must say .....much earlier." As diplomacy goes on, US spy satellites have seen increased activity around the plane. Its been covered with traps and the Pentagon says Chinese officials are clearly mining a bonanza of high tech spy gear. But the families of the crewmen and women here at home -- clearly are thinking only about their loved ones.
(SOT: Ron Bignery/Father of Pilot Jeff Bignery)

I listened to President Bush and I thought it was good he talked about the condition of the crew.))

[Redistricting]


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A House of Delegates map that lumps seven southside and southwest Virginia Democrats into three districts.
A state Senate map that teleports Madison Marye's seat out of western Virginia entirely-- landing it in Fairfax.
And a correction from 6 o'clock: we told you Republicans put Dick Cranwell and Chip Woodrum in the same district.


Woodrum called NEWS 7 tonight to say "they missed."
By just a few blocks, it's apparently Vic Thomas and Cranwell that are lumped in together.
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith is tonight calling the foiled Woodrum plan "a computer glitch."
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Welcome to the redistricting session that begins Thursday.
The maps are finally out.
Bath County's Creigh Deeds is lumped in with Blacksburg's Jim Shuler.
Deeds calls the political payback "a failure of leadership" on the part of the Republican leaders from the western half of Virginia.
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((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: IF YOU DO THE NUMBERS...IT'S NOT -- UM -- IT'S VERY INTERESTING. ))
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[OUT Q=It's not --um-- it's very interesting.]
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Dick Cranwell and Vic Thomas are mapped together in the Roanoke area.
Madison Marye's senate district is completely gone.
Harrisonburg Republican Kevin Miller drew those lines.
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[IN Q=I hope everone understands]

((KEVIN MILLER/R-HARRISONBURG: I HOPE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE'S JUST NOT THE PEOPLE. AND WE STARTED BACK HERE AND YOU START GATHERING 177 THOUSAND PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kevin Miller/(R) Harrisonburg; ]
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[OUT Q=start gathering 177 thousand people.]
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The biggest political score may be a district along Southside, that lumps Democrats Tom Jackson, Barnie Day, and Ward Armstrong together.
Carving Armstrong out of Martinsville creates a new district with NO incumbent.


[L'burg-Budget]


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Spending cuts in Lynchburg could mean fewer police officers and firefighters keeping the city safe.
That was the concern of residents who spoke out at a public hearing tonight on the city's next budget.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[IN Q=Only a handful]
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[SUPER=01-Jesse Bobbitt/Taxpayer; :18]
[SUPER=01-Lenn Lennard/Fraternal Order of Police; :33]
[SUPER=01-Jason Campbell/Lynchburg Firefighters Assoc.; :53]
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; 1:10]
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(( Only a handful of residents turned out to discuss Lynchburg's 114- million dollar spending proposal.
Real estate rates are going up, on the average of eight and a half percent.. one resident saw the value of his vacant lot more than double in two years.
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((JESSE BOBBITT/TAXPAYER: THAT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. I JUST WISH YOU WOULD COME THERE AND LOOK AT THE LOT AND IF YOU THINK IT'S WORTH 20- THOUSAND DOLLARS, I'LL TAKE IT RIGHT NOW.))
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[OUT Q=it right now.]


Even with more real estate revenue coming in, every city department has been asked to cut four percent from its budget.
For the police department, that means two fewer officers.
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((LENN LENNARD/FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE: THE POLICE OFFICERS THAT I SPEAK TO FEEL THAT THEY ARE NOT APPRECIATED BY THIS CITY.. THEY ARE OVERWORKED AND THEY ARE UNDERPAID.))
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Firefighters are under the gun too.
With a budget that's 95 percent personnel, cutting four percent has meant trimming four positions.. placing equipment or even an entire fire station out of service.
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((JASON CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOC'N.: ONCE YOU CLOSE A FIRE STATION THAT MEANS THAT UNITS FROM THE OTHER FIRE STATIONS WILL HAVE TO COVER THE TERRITORY THAT WAS COVERED BY THAT STATION WHICH WILL RESULT IN DELAYED RESPONSE TIMES, WHICH WILL THEN RESULT IN THE END RESULT IN GREATER PROPERTY AND CASUALTY LOSSES TO THE CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=to the citizens.]
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE NECESSARILY WANT TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WON'T HAVE TO DO, BUT IT HAS TO BE ONE COMPONENT OF HOW YOU GO ABOUT DOING YOUR BUDGETARY WORK.))
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[OUT Q=your budgetary work.]


Three more budget work sessions are scheduled before council adopts its final spending plan in late May.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Hickson]


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A Bedford County woman will spend a year in jail for the death of a little girl she was babysitting.
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13- month- old Frances Vermillion died in February, 1998 while in the care of Sonya Hickson.
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A judge ruled Hickson killed Vermillion in a fit of anger by banging her head against a blunt object.
For five years after she leaves jail, Hickson must also visit the little girl's grave on the anniversary of her death.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE FAMILY TO KNOW THAT FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, AT LEAST ONE TIME FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, SHE'S GOT TO GO AND NO ONE ELSE IS GOING TO BE THERE BUT HER AND FRAN, AND SHE'S GOT TO CONFRONT HERSELF AND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THAT HOUSE THAT MORNING.))
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[OUT Q=that morning.]
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Hickson has consistently denied she did anything wrong.
Her lawyer may appeal the sentence.
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[Hingis]


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Top-seeded tennis player Martina Hingis wins another one- this time in her case against a stalker.
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After two and a half hours of deliberation, a Florida jury convicted 46 year-old (Do-BRAV-koh RAY cheh-vich) Dubravko Rajcevic of stalking the tennis star.
(RAY'-cheh-vich) was found guilty of one count of stalking and three counts of trespassing at last year's Ericsson Open near Miami.
The Defense argued he never threatened Hingis ... he was only trying to romance her.
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((DUBRAVKO RAJCEVIC/DEFENDANT: THIS TRIAL WAS NOT FAIR.. JUDGE: THAT'S WHAT APPEALS ARE FOR, SIR ALRIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=for sir, alright.]
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Hingis testified the stalking continued even after she told him in person and by phone to stop.
Doctors found (Ray-cheh-vich) mentally competent, but say he's delusional. (Ray-cheh-vich) says he's close friends with Bill Clinton, Janet Reno and the FBI director.
(RAY'-cheh-vich) Rajcevic could face up to four years in prison.
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The price of a stamp keeps going up, but service may soon be going down.
Find out why the postal service may drop Saturday delivery when News 7 returns.
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((PLEASE BOW YOUR HEADS.))
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[OUT Q=Please bow your heads.]
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And find out why grace is causing disagreement at Virginia Military Institute.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HELLO EVERYONE THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. OPENING DAY TWO AS THE REST OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS START THE SEASON. THE ATTENTION IS ON TIGER AS THE BEST GOLFERS PREPARE FOR THE MASTERS. AND RACE FANS ARE JOCKEYING FOR POSITION IN MARTINSVILLE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE COMING UP IN SPORTS.))

[Night-VMI]


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Prayer before evening dinner at Virginia Military Institute... It's a tradition that's eliciting a number of opinions. Teresa Hamilton was at V-M-I tonight when prayer was offered to find out what some cadets have to say.
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(( It's just before six o'clock in the evening at Virginia Military Institute... as cadets march in formation to supper. Once inside-- a student chaplain gains the crowd's attention and reads the prayer of the day.
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((PLEASE BOW YOUR HEADS. OH, GOD, WE ASK YOUR BLESSING ON THE CORPS. STRENGTHEN OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, ESTABLISH OUR HEARTS IN HONOR, CONFIRM UPON US HONORABLE CONDUCT.)) [RUNS09]
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It's a tradition now challenged by two V-M-I cadets who question the constitutionality of imposing religious traditions of the majority on the entire corps.
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[IN Q=If I chose]

((NEIL MELLON/VMI CADET: IF I CHOOSE NOT TO PRAY IN THIS MANNER... WITH PEOPLE CURSING AT ME FOR NOT PARTICIPATING... THAT's WHAT I FIND OFFENSIVE.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=I find offensive.]

The pair has also gained the support of the A-C-L-U. [take su]
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((PRAYER IS OFFERED SIX DAYS A WEEK-- BUT ONLY DURING ONE MEAL WHICH IS SUPPER.)) [runs10]
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That's where we approached some cadets to get their opinion on the issue.
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((I JUST THINK IT'S RIDICULOUS IT'S SOMETHING ELSE THE ACLU IS STICKING THEIR NOSE INTO.)) (( MY OPINION IS THAT YOU KNOW IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S FORCED UPON SOMEONE IT'S OPTIONAL YOU DON'T HAVE TO PRAY.)) ((I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S SUCH A BIG PROBLEM PERSONALLY I'M NOT THAT RELIGIOUS BUT I STAND MOSTLY OUT OF RESPECT ANYWAY.)) [RUNS26] The military school is letting the State Attorney General's office handle the issue. Mark Earley says he intends to vigorously defend the Institute and the tradition. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Lexington.))

[Circus-Protest]


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An animal rights group and a Roanoke radio station vied for the public's attention today in downtown Roanoke.
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Tarina (tuh-REE-nuh) Keene removed most of her clothes and climbed into a cage near the City Market Building.
While she was protesting the treatment of animals in the Ringling Brothers Circus.... Radio station WROV was serving up hot dogs across the street.
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[SOT 06:11:03]
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((WE'VE GOT A BIG CROWD HERE TODAY. WE PROBABLY LIKE THE EXTRA PUBLICITY THAT BROUGHT THIS OUT HERE, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT THEY NORMALLY DON'T THINK ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=normally don't think about.]
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No one was arrested during the protest, but police did ask the demonstrators to move because they were blocking the sidewalk.
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In a news release, Feld Entertainment said the circus is committed to the highest standards of animal care. A spokesman described the PETA protest as an attempt to push an ideology that most Americans do not accept.

[Mail]


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Postal carriers are known for trudging through all kinds of bad weather to get the mail out, but they may not be "delivering for you"... on Saturdays.
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The U-S Postal Service says it is considering eliminating Saturday mail delivery.
The agency says huge projected losses may make it cut back to a Monday through Friday schedule.
Postal officials say they face a two to three BILLION dollar loss this year.
That's after a a big loss- of nearly 200-MILLION dollars this year.
In addition to ending Saturday delivery, the postal service is considering closing some post office branches.
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Still ahead on News 7, an explosion on the sun 13-times the size of earth and the problems it's causing closer to home.
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((HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PAY TO GET A SONG ONLINE? I'M TERISA ESTACIO. I'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ONLINE MUSIC DEBATE COMING UP.))
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[Online-Entertainment]


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Musicians Don Henley and Alanis Morriesette are both in Washington DC, but not for a concert-
The musicians are helping answer the question: how do you regulate entertainment online?
As more people get movies and music from the internet- the question becomes more crucial.
Terisa Estacio has more
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[SUPER=01-Don Henley/Musician; :21 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Alanis Morrisette/Musician; :39]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Chris Derden/Houston Resident; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Houston.]

((Downloading songs from Napster, the free on-line music sharing service, Representatives from the motion picture association, record labels, musicians and others connected to the on-line controversy argued their case before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Don Henley/Musician: Like it or not, Napster has changed everyting. Money is at the heart of the matter. Millions of dollars are spent producing and distributing music-all of which is copyrighted. Many artists believe they are not only losing money when their music is downloaded for free, but that it's illegal. Alanis Morresette/Musician: I believe it is everyones best interest for all to be compensated for their work. Napsters CEO testified at the hearing- saying 60 million people use the service and that sharing music should be free.
But a federal court recently disagreed, ordering Napster to change its ways by blocking certain copyrighted songs. Critics say it's not enough. Senators questioned those on the panel about a solution to the problem. Terisa Estacio: Some solutions are in the works. For example, America On-line justannounced a new service called MusicNet. It is a joint effort between three of the five major record labels. Musicnet is a fee based service. How much they will charge is not clear Chris Derden/Houston resident: yeah, I would pay for music on-line Experts predict that paying will be the next step in the digital world via the internet. TE, CBS News, Houston.))

[Solar-Flare]


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Yesterday brought one of the biggest solar events in 12 years. A solar flare so powerful .. it caused extreme radio blackouts in the Pacific.
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Images from NASA spacecraft show the eruption on the sun. Calculations show the flare encompassed an area 13 times the surface of the earth. These eruptions cause radio problems by releasing radiation and particles that can disrupt the Earth's magnetic field.
In fact - Pilots in the northern regions had to delay takeoffs due to noise on their radios that could have prevented communication.
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Coming up, the fans have all ready started racing in Martinsville, highlights from opening day two, and there's a Tiger loose in Augusta.
First our Extra Point.
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Former Virginia standout and now Baltimore Raven linebacker Jamie Sharper has signed a five year-22 million dollar contract.
The 6 foot 3, 240 pound outside linebacker had 102 tackles, third most on the team, in Baltimore's Super Bowl season.
[SUPER=75-Oakland, CA;]


Sharper also led the Ravens past Oakland in the AFC championship game with nine tackles, two sacks and an interception. The 26 year old had started 57 straight games for Baltimore.
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[S-OPENING2]


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The New York Mets open the 2001 season with a six to four win over Atlanta in 10 innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/MLB;]


The reviews are still mixed from fans in Texas as Arod struck out three times in his first home game.
Andres Gallaraga picked up his first RBI as a Ranger. Galaraga smacks it down the first baseline for the double and Texas is on the board.
[SUper=35-Texas/3/Anaheim/2;]


Defense does the trick for Texas and the Rangers go on to beat Anaheim three to two.
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[S-Strawberry]


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Darryl Strawberry told his probation officer he disappeared to use drugs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB;]


Florida probation officials say Strawberry tested positive for cocaine use.
His four day absence from the drug rehab center violated the terms of his house arrest.
Strawberry is in a hospital psychiatric ward while doctors evaluate him.
He'll be sent to jail once doctors declare him mentally stable.
Strawberry says he spent two days with a woman and five men who had guns and took his jewelry.
His friends brought him to the hospital Monday.
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[S-Masters]


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93 of the world's best golfers will tee off at Augusta National Thursday for the 64th Masters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta, GA; :00]


Yesterday marked the second practice round and many eyes were on Tiger Woods who is trying to win his fourth consecutive major.
Woods set 20 tournament records at the Masters four years ago, but has not won the tournament since.
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[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/1997 Masters Champion; :00]
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[OUT Q=.....putting yourself there"]
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[VO-NAT]


Defending champion Vijay Singh put himself on the green during practice by puddle jumping, he skips the ball across the water to safely make it on the green.
He's not bothered by the all focus being on Tiger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he's won]
[SUPER=01-Vijay Singh/2001 Masters Winner;]
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[OUT Q=fine by me]
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[anchor=Denise]
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CBS will have late night coverage Thursday and Friday at 11:30.
This weekend you can catch the action at 3:30 Saturday afternoon and at four Sunday afternoon.

[S-NBA]


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In the NBA, the brother of Philadelphia owner Pat Croce was allegedly caught on videotape stealing money from Allen Iverson's locker.
John Croce has been fired as the team's trainer.
Pat says his brother needs help.
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[SUPER=01-Pat Croce/76ers Owner;]
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[vo-nat]
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Pat Croce's 76ers lost in Toronto last night 100 to 85.
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[S-Trucks]


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The official races at Martinsville aren't scheduled until the weekend, but Mike Stevens says some fans are already jockeying for position in the track's campground.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Moe Kelly/Race Fan From New Hampshire; :16]
[SUPER=@mike2; :27]
[SUPER=01-Bob Gerard/Race Fan From Maine; :38]
[SUPER=01-Randy Tolsma/Sixth in Truck Points; 1:12]
[SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

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