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The smoke is still thick in the air over Longwood College--
A fire that began last night heavily damaged the historic Rotunda and cancelled classes at the Farmville school.
A live update, coming up.
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And the suspect in the death of a Hooter's waitress appeared in a Roanoke courtroom this morning.
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After a cloudy start clearing skies are heading our way... moving from west to east...I'll have your forecast
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News 7 at noon, right after this break.


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The historic heart of Longwood College is a gutted shell today, but the 175 firefighters who are knocking down the last flare up are safe and all 400 students were safely evacuated.
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The building destroyed last night was the oldest one on campus.
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Ellen Qualls is in Farmville in front of what used to be the rotunda.
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The suspect in the death of a Hooter's waitress was in court today
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Christopher Haynes waved his right to a preliminary hearing this morning.
That means the defense concedes there's "probable cause" to believe Tina Foster was killed and that Haynes is the likely suspect.
The grand jury will consider the case next month.
Foster disappeared the night she was supposed to meet Haynes at the restaurant in Roanoke for a private photo shoot. Her body was found a week later.
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Traffic is finally back to normal after an early morning accident just north of Danville.
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The accident happened at three this morning on Route 29 near Dry Fork.
State Police say the driver of this tractor trailer carrying turkeys was heading northbound when he ran off the road, then overturned in the median.
One lane was closed in both directions for several hours as crews cleaned up the wreck.
The driver suffered minor injuries.
He faces traffic infraction charges.
Most of the 11-hundred turkeys survived the accident.
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An afternoon outing for some Lord Botetourt High school students turned scary yesterday. The teenagers were on their way to watch a college softball game in Salem when their school bus burst into flames. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( This is how it looked at exit 140 in Roanoke County... just minutes after the driver of the school bus noticed she was having mechanical problems with what seemed to be the clutch.
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((NO SOONER THAN I HAD PULLED OFF A BIG PUFF OF SMOKE CAME FROM THE RADIATOR AND THEN THERE WAS A LITTLE FIRE PUMPING UP AND I TURNED IT OFF TO THE SIDE.)) ((WE SAW HER PULL OVER AND THEN I WAS IN THE MIDDLE AND THEN THE WHOLE THING JUST BLEW UP.... THE FRONT OF THE BUS.)) [RUNS20]
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The Lord Botetourt high school students, who were on their way to see a college softball game in Salem, say that's when panic set in.
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((HOW DID YOU ALL MANAGE TO GET OUT? ME AND HER FLEW THE DOOR OPEN AND WHEN I SAW THE FLAMES..... AS WE CAN.)) [runs13]
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No one was hurt but some of the students were unable to grab their belongings.
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((YEAH, MY NEW CLOTHES, MY NEW SHOES EVERYTHING. I TOLD THEM LEAVE EVERYTHING OVER HERE, WE CAN REPLACE IT WE CAN'T REPLACE YOU.)) [runs12]
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The students on the bus are members of Lord Botetourt's junior varsity softball team. The driver of the bus also doubles as their coach.
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((I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHY I'M BEING CALM LIKE THIS... ALL I KNOW IS THAT I'M GLAD THE GIRLS ARE OK AND EVERYBODY'S BSAFE BUT PROBABLY WHEN I GET HOME IT'S GOING TO B E A LONG NIGHT AND IT WILL BE A WHILE BEFORE I DRIVE A BUS AGAIN.)) ((STUDENT: I'M NEVER RIDING THE BUS, EVER AGAIN. STUDENT: NOT WITH A CLUTCH. STUDENT: AN AUTOMATIC.)) [runs20]
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Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke County.))
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Is tobacco advertising a way to encourage young people to smoke cigarettes, or should it be protected under the first amendment? The Supreme Court will have to decide. We'll have that story in just a moment,
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and yesterday was a bad day for actor Robert Downey, Junior. First he was arrested again on drug charges, then he lost his job.
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The last few episodes of T-V's "Ally McBeal" will NOT include actor Robert Downey, Junior.
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Fox fired the troubled actor after he was arrested early yesterday on another drug charge.
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Police in a Los Angeles suburb say they arrested 36- year- old Downey as he was walking down a street after midnight, showing symptoms of drug abuse.
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((DAVE TANKENSON/CULVER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT: HE'S LOOKING AT A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. ))
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This is the latest in a series of drug arrests--
Downey has to appear in court next Friday for yesterday's incident.
He was ALREADY scheduled for a hearing on Monday, stemming from his arrest in Palm Springs last November.
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Ousted president Joseph Estrada became the first Filipino leader ever to be arrested on corruption charges.
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Estrada stands accused of pocketing more than 82- million dollars in kickbacks and payoffs during his two-and-a-half-year tenure.
One of the charges could get him the death penalty.
Authorities took Estrada into custody today after a tense confrontation between police and thousands of angry supporters who had gathered outside his home.
Police had to climb over the fence of the compound to serve the arrest warrant.
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The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a lawsuit over tobacco ads.
They're asked to decide what kind of advertising is allowed in the deal made a few years ago between the states and the tobacco industry.
Diana Olick reports.
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SIGNS COMING DOWN VO IN 1998, THE BIG BILLBOARDS OF BIG TOBACCO STARTED COMING DOWN. IT WAS PART OF A NATIONWIDE 200 BILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT, IN WHICH TOBACCO COMPANIES AGREED TO STOP TARGETING KIDS. BUT FOR ONE STATE, IT WASN'T ENOUGH.
SUPER: SCOTT HARSHBARGER, FORMER MASS AG 100422 if the advertising was banned on bill boards, banned at other places, but at the very places where the kids congregate to go and buy, they were still having major advertisements about cigarettes, that wasn't achieving our objective. 14
VO SO THE FORMER MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL USED HIS STATE'S CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS TO PLACE NEW RESTRICTIONS ON INDOOR TOBACCO ADVERTISING WITHIN 1000 FEET OF SCHOOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS. BUT BIG TOBACCO CLAIMS THE NATIONAL SETTLEMENT WAS ENOUGH.
If every state and every town and every county decided to come up iwth its own rules that related to advertising of any product//it becomes very difficult to do buisness either as a retailer or a manufacturer. 11 LEDE
The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a lawsuit over tobacco ads.
At issue: what sort of advertising is and is not allowed.. in the wake of a deal a few years ago between states and the tobacco industry.
Diana Olick reports.

(SCRIPT) SUPER: DIANA OLICK, CBS NEWS OC NOW THE COMPANIES WILL ARGUE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT THAT STATES DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT TOBACCO ADVERTISING; BUT THEY'RE BANKING ON A BIGGER CLAIM ...FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
SUPER: MARK BERLIND, PHILLIP MORRIS USA : The tobacco industry is not a popular industry, but the first amendment is designed to protect the speech of popular and unpopular industries, just as it protects all political points of view. 11
VO BUT COMMERICAL SPEECH IS HELD TO AN ADDITIONAL STANDARD: IT CANNOT BE MISLEADING...AND WHILE THE TOBACCO COMPANIES WILL ARGUE THEY NO LONGER MARKET TO KIDS...
GRAPHICS IN: FTC CIGARETTE REPORT MASSACHUSETTS WILL CITE A GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWING IN THE YEAR AFTER THE BIG SETTLEMENT, TOBACCO'S ADVERTISING BUDGET WENT UP AN UNPRECEDENTED 22 PERCENT.
HARSHBARGER/ We are saying change your tactics and techniques, target adults.
VO BECAUSE EVEN THREE YEARS AFTER THAT BIG SETTLEMENT, THE SURGEON GENERAL JUST REPORTED SMOKING AMONG TEENAGE GIRLS IS AGAIN ON THE RISE. DO, CBSN, SCOTUS.

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World leaders and heads of major oil companies met at the second International Oil Summit in Paris today.
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Saudi Arabia's minister of petroleum says the aim is to keep the market "well- supplied and prices at an average of 25- dollars per barrel".
Participants of the summit say OPEC hopes to stabilize the market.
Oil prices have been soaring recently due to the economic slowdown in the U-S and the crisis in Japan.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll meet a local farmer who is jumping back into raising kangaroos,
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and we'll meet some of the original women to enter V-M-I as they prepare to graduate.
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The executive director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia is stepping down.
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After more than eight years in the position-- Ken Schutz is leaving for another job. He's taking a Director's job with the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Schutz says budget problems with the state were a significant factor in his decision to move. The state allocated zero funding for the Roanoke museum in its upcoming budget. Schutz says if it weren't for the budget woes and other issues he would have stayed at the Science Museum through retirement.
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The end of a lengthy legal battle was just the beginning of major change for Virginia Military Institute. And four years after the first women enrolled at VMI, thirteen members of the original class are preparing to graduate.

Joe Dashiell reports from Lexington with more on the latest milestone.
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Today, there are 64 women in a corps of 12-hundred 50 cadets, but applications from women are rising and V-M-I officials are hopeful that number will continue to climb.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 42 points. NASDAQ picked up another EIGHT.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon - The women of the W-N-B-A are teaming up to battle more than just their opponents on the court -
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And - For many sports fans - Xtreme football has been an extreme joke - but the N-F-L isn't laughing. We'll explain in sports.
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Many have seen them as a bad joke - and never took them seriously... but some X-F-L players aren't kidding around.

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As many as 100 X-F-L players are expected to be invited to N-F-L training camps this summer. In fact - eight players have already signed N-F-L contracts. Among those rushing to the big time to be signed soon--are Tommy Maddox, quarterback of the X-F-L champion L-A Xtreme, and former Virginia Tech star Jim Druckenmiller of the Memphis Maniacs.
Both Maddox and Druckenmiller were N-F-L flops, whose stock has risen in the first year of X-F-L action.
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Sears and the WNBA are teaming up to fight Breast cancer.
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The league will use a brand new pink and white basketball as the centerpiece of its campaign to raise money and awareness. League superstar Lisa Leslie helped get things started today along with actor Billy Baldwin. The WNBA tips off its fifth season on Memorial Day weekend.
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But one of the leagues' best and most marketable players will not be there for tip off -
Sheryl Swoopes, who had been the W-N-B-A most valuable player with the Houston Comets, tore knee ligaments and is out for the season.


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The Cavaliers sweep a double dip against the Hokies in softball last night in Salem
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We pick up the action in the first inning with Tech at the plate. Amy Voorhees smacks a wicked opposite field double that goes all the way to the fence in right field. Number 11 Shanel Garofalo motors home on the play. Tech takes the one to nothing lead. The Hokies then got defensive in the second inning. Watch first baseman Mindi Wylie hustle in, scoop up the bunt and get the force at second base to shortstop Carmen Farmer.
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UVa would get back in the mix as Ruby Rojas lines one right back up the middle into center field. The line- drive plates Meaghan Young. UVa comes from behind to beat Tech 4 to 2.
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UVa would sweep the doubleheader, taking game two, 3-to-1.

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A Floyd County farmer is trying again to raise kangaroos.
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Nearly a month old, Lieutenant and Hot Lips, were brought to the Staples Petting Farm in Check on Easter Sunday.
They will live inside the home and grow to be about 30-inches tall.
Staples first fell in love with the breed when he raised a kangaroo named Captain.
In January, at four-months old, Captain escaped out the front door and died from exposure to the cold.
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((BUDDY STAPLES/STAPLES FARM; WE THOUGH THAT IF WE GOT A NEW VARIETY A SMALLER VARIETY HOPEFULLY WE COULD ATTRACT MORE KIDS HOPEFULLY MAKE THE FARM MORE PROFITABLE BUT THE MAIN REASON FOR THE FARM IS FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THESE ANIMALS.))
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The pair is bottle fed and held often so they will be very comfortable with humans.
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