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Are these condos too tall?
A JUDGE will decide soon.
We'll have more from today's closing arguments in the Cherry Hill Condominium controversy, coming up.
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And a school for troubled boys apparently has too many troubles of its own.
The school's founder says he's closing it down.
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A nice sunny Spring day across the area with summer like temperatures returning tomorrow..I'll have your Hometown forecast just ahead....

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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All that up next on News 7 at noon.


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Residents of South Roanoke may have to come up with some serious cash if they want to continue the fight against local developers.
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[Cherry-Hill]


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Closing arguments in the case of the Cherry Hill Condominium project wrapped up today.
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News 7 Business Reporter Jennifer Miele was there, Jen.
Kim, this case has been on-going for months.
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The judge says he will rule soon, but he also warned neighbors that if they appeal his decision, they'll have to post a seven figure bond.
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Phase II of the Cherry Hill Condominium Project now stands five stories tall in South Roanoke.
Neighbors took developers to court arguing the building was just too tall.
But 17 of the units in the building have already been sold, and tenants are supposed to move in at the end of the summer.
The longer the case continues, the more of a chance Cherry Hill developers will lose those tenants.
That's why Judge Clifford Weckstein today, said if neighbors lose, and if they wish to appeal, they may have to put up at least a million dollars in collateral in case they lose again.... a sort of insurance policy for developers.

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Now, the question is, will the neighbors be willing and able to come up with the money?
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Kim, their lawyer indicated they would do so if necessary.

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With the riskiest part of a South Pole evacuation complete, an American doctor is scheduled to fly to Chile today.
Jerry Bowen has more.
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(( HE IS NOW THE FORMER SOUTH POLE DOCTOR....DR. RONALD SHEMENSKI SAFE AT THE BRITISH BASE AT ROTHERA ON THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA...
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AND AFTER AN EIGHT HOUR FLIGHT OUT OF THE SOUTH POLE YESTERDAY...HE HAS ONE MORE SIX HOUR FLIGHT TO PUNTA ARENAS CHILE LATER TODAY...AND EVENTUALLY ON TO DENVER FOR SURGERY.

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NARR: IT WAS JUST TUESDAY THAT THE NIMBLE TWIN OTTER AND ITS FLIGHT CREW MADE THEIR HISTORIC WINTER LANDING AT THE POLE....A MOMENT COMMEMORATED BY THE COURAGEOUS CANADIANS AND THE SMALL 50 MEMBER SOUTH POLE COMMUNITY....AND THEN, ITS ENGINES PROTECTED AGAINST THE MINUS 80 DEGREE COLD, THE PLANE WAS PARKED AS THE CREW RESTED FOR THE RISKY RETURN.

(AIR DROP VIDEO)


NARR: IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO THIS JULY....A TIME WHEN PLANES CAN'T LAND....THAT CANCER MEDICINE WAS AIR DROPPED IN ANOTHER FIRST OF ITS KIND MISSION TO HELP THEN SOUTH POLE DOCTOR JERRI NIELSEN. LAST YEAR HER SUCCESSOR DEVELOPED SEVERE BACK PROBLEMS WITH NO WAY OUT...AND NOW DR. SHEMENSKI. SIMPLY BAD LUCK SAY ANTARCTIC OFFICIALS...AND REPLACEMENT DOCTOR BETTY CARLISLE:

SOT: "IT'S THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. WE'VE HAD VERY GOOD LUCK BEFORE AND

FOR THREE YEARS WE HAD A SITUATION."

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OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION BUT SAY THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE AT THE SOUTH POLE TO JUSTIFY TWO DOCTORS....EVEN THOUGH RECENT ODDS STRONGLY SUGGEST ONE IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES. ))

[Kerrey]


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The Vietnam War holds memories that many people would like to forget--
But former Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey says he can't keep part of his own experience there a secret any longer.

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For the first time in more than 30 years, Kerrey is admitting publicly that his Navy Seal unit killed more than 20 un-armed civilians.
Kerrey says he feels remorseful about the 19-69 raid he led that killed only Vietnamese women, children, and older men.
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((BOB KERREY/FORMER NEBRASKA SENATOR: LET THE OTHER PEOPLE JUDGE WHETHER OR NOT WHAT I DID WAS MILITARILY ALLOWABLE OR MORALLY ETHICAL OR INSIDE THE RULES OF WAR. LET THEM FIGURE THAT OUT. I MEAN, I CAN MAKE A CASE THAT IT WAS. BUT IT'S STILL A DEAD WOMAN, IT'S STILL A DEAD CHILD, IT'S STILL A DEAD MAN. ))
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Kerrey was given a Bronze Star for his actions, with the award citation saying 21 Viet Cong were killed.
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Chinese officials say President Bush is heading down a "dangerous road" in his vow to defend Taiwan.
The foreign ministry says Bush is violating the U-S's long- standing commitments to China.
Bruce Dunning has the story.
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(APTN pix of briefing)

The Chinese government accused Mr. Bush of "drifting further down a dangerous road" in his promises to defend Taiwan. The foreign ministry spokeswoman said the president is violating long-standing commitments to China.
In a series of interviews Mr. Bush seems to put the US firmly on Taiwan's side in any conflict with the mainland. On CBS News, he promised:

(Bush SOT "Whatever it took to help Taiwan defend itself:


Even more than the recently announced arms sales to Taiwan, this pledge of support angers Beijing. The foreign ministry called in the US ambassador for an explanation. Returning to the embassy Joseph Prueher wouldn't comment.

(APTN SOT of Prueher "nothing to say right now thank you)



(APTN pix newspapers on sale, people reading)

So far the Chinese media is still concentrating its anger on the arms offered to Taiwan. But the foreign ministry warns that Mr. Bush's comments interfere in China's internal affairs and (quote) create futher damage to Chinese-American relations."
BD, CBSN, Tokyo ))

[Arcadia]


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The Arcadia Leadership Academy is going to shut down.
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Founder Gene Nervo says the school for troubled boys will close June first.
He's down to two students, and is having financial problems.
Nervo says the main reason is the attack on a school counselor by four students a few weeks ago.
The Arcadia Academy was granted a six-month provisional license by the state just before that incident.
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[City-Death]


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Roanoke police have released the name of a man found dead this week.
But they're not sure yet how Kenneth Ray Martin died.
A worker at Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal Company found the body of the 51-year-old man.
Martin was covered with a blannket or sleeping bag, in an area where homeless people sometimes camp.
There were no signs of foul play, and police say the body had been there for several days.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


More people are looking for work. We'll have the latest unemployment numbers in a moment,
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and it's been nearly a year since NASCAR's Petty Family lost its youngest star. Coming up next we'll hear from Kyle and Patty Petty as they share how they've dealt with the loss of their son Adam.
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Today marks the 15-th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster ever.
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People throughout the former Soviet Union are lighting candles and offering prayers today for victims of the Chernobyl plant explosion.
The explosion and fire sent a radioactive cloud over much of Europe--contaminating large areas in the Ukraine, Russia and (BELL-ah-roose) Belarus. The nuclear plant is now dormant-- but seven million residents are believed to have suffered physical or psychological effects of radiation from the explosion.
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There are more people waiting in line at the Un-employment office these days.
The Labor Department says new UN-employment claims reached a five- year high last week.
The increase brings the number of claims up to more than 400- thousand, the highest level since March, 19-96.
But for those who still have jobs-- the slowing economy doesn't seem to be hurting them.
America's first- quarter wages and benefits took their biggest leap in a year.

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In mid May of last year, the world of NASCAR lost a part of its future, when 19 year old Adam Petty was killed in an on-track accident at the New Hampshire Speedway.
Tonight on CBS' 48 Hours, his parents Kyle and Pattie Petty share how they've coped with his loss and kept his legacy alive.
Bill Lagattuta has a preview.
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((Nat sot at racetrack: Hi Kyle.


LAGS TRACK: NASCAR HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO 40-YEAR-OLD KYLE PETTY AND HIS WIFE PATTIE. THEY MET AT THE TRACK WHEN HE WAS JUST 18. THREE KIDS AND HUNDREDS OF RACES LATER, KYLE IS NOW THE CEO OF PETTY ENTERPRISES, A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS...

Kyle sot: This is who we are, this is where we're from, this is what we

do. We just happen to have racecars where other people have farms and stuff.
LAGS TRACK: SO WHEN THEIR OLDEST SON ADAM DECIDED TO FOLLOW IN HIS FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS, KYLE AND PATTIE GLADLY GAVE HIM THE KEYS TO THE FAMILY CAR...

Lags sot: at what age was he certain he was going to go into racing?

PP: I would say from a very early age. He was a year old, Kyle gave him a little go-car with a motor and he could drive it. I look at children now that are a year old and I think most of them are still in walkers.
LAGS TRACK: EARLY LAST YEAR, AT THE AGE OF 19, ADAM FULFILLED HIS DESTINY WHEN HE FINALLY QUALIFIED TO RACE ALONG SIDE HIS DAD...

Adam sot: I always wanted to get dressed in the same trailer as my dad

and walk onto pit road, that's my dream.
LAGS TRACK: IT WAS A SHINING MOMENT...THE PETTY'S BECAME THE ONLY 4-GENERATION FAMILY IN AMERICAN SPORTS.

KP sot: We knew where our past was, we knew where our present

was and we knew where our future was with Adam.
LAGS TRACK: BUT NO ONE WAS PREPARED TO DEAL WITH WHAT WOULD HAPPEN JUST FIVE WEEKS LATER...

Nat sot: racetrack


LAGS TRACK: AT A PRACTICE SESSION BEFORE A RACE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE...GOING 140 MPH, SOMETHING IN ADAM'S CARE BROKE AND HE SLAMMED INTO THE WALL...HE NEVER REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS...
File: CBS Saturday Morning: "Adam Petty, the youngest member of NASCAR's royal family, was killed in a crash yesterday"

Kyle sot; I hope I never get over it, I pray every night that it hurts

as bad tomorrow as it hurts today, because that way, then I know that I'm close to him as I've always have been
TAG: FOR 48 HOURS, I'M BILL LAGATTUTA, CBS NEWS. ))

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Its attracted the likes of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and thousands of less famous visitors.
And now one of Southside's treasures is getting a facelift.
Justin McLeod explains.
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(( It is here in the old William Sutherlin mansion where Jefferson Davis wrote his last official proclamation as president of the Confederacy.
It now houses Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The building is more than a hundred and fifty years old, and it shows.
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((LYNNE BJARNESEN/DIRECTOR: OUR HEATING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS WERE OFFLY OUTDATED.)) [Runs06]
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So last fall, the museum began a more than half million dollar renovation project.
Workers have gutted walls, put up walls, and replaced all the electrical wiring.
They're also took out all the radiators and are moving the ventilation system into the fireplaces.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: ALSO IN STORE, A NEW STORAGE FACILITY. THE MUSEUM WILL NOW BE ABLE TO HOUSE ITS COLLECTION IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTROLLED ROOM. THAT WILL BE A BIG STEP IN PERSERVING THIS ARTIFICATS FOR YEARS TO COME.)) [Runs11]
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There will also be some cosmetic changes.
Visitors will see better handicapped accessiblity.
The museum also plans to install better lighting in the galleries.
Museum officials hope the changes will attract larger exhibits and bigger crowds.
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((DORIS JONES/EDUCATION COORDINATOR: IT IS GOING TO BE WONDERFUL FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GREATLY EXPANDED AND WE'RE VERY MUCH MORE IN THE SCHOOLS AND BRINGING STUDENTS HERE.)) [Runs10]
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Construction should be completed by next month.
And Danville's Museum of Fine Arts and History plans to open its old doors to a new era in Mid June.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
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Still to come on News 7 - The newest biggest thing to hit Texas has everyone twisting and turning -
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While law enforcement officers in the New River Valley are slipping and sliding through a new program - We'll explain after the break
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The recent cooler temperatures may help some local law enforcement trainees get into the spirit of their training.

They're learining how to drive on icy roads and as Rachel Cannon explains, that takes some special technology this time of the year.
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((NATS TC 23:04:49 CAR 360 TURN On this course for law enforcement trainees, the point is to lose control and that 40-thousand dollar mechanism attached to the car makes it easy.
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((TOBIAS PHILLIPS/NEW RIVER CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY;THE BEAUTY OF IT IS YOU CAN SIMULATE ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF WEATHER CONDITIONS ROAD CONDITIONS. )) [RUNS:10]
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The skid car system simulates weather conditions by altering the grip of the wheels, they can set it to front slick (nats) back slick (nats) or full slick (nats)
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[IN Q=CONTROLLING THE]

((RACHEL CANNON/NEWS 7; CONTROLLING THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY IS CONTROLLED BY THIS COMPUTER KEY PAD, WITH ONE TOUCH OF A BUTTON THE OUTSIDE MECHANISM ADJUSTS.)) In the driver's seat, you can really feel the difference
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((DAVID WALL/DEPUTY IN TRAINING; IT GIVES YOU THE SENSATION OF DRIVING ON ICE OR LOSE GRAVEL WHERE YOU ACTUALLY LOSE CONTROL OF THE CAR AND YOU HAVE TO REGAIN CONTROL))
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An instructor guides trainees on what techniques work best in certain situations. With practice here, officials say they will have useful skills during the real thing
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[IN Q=YOU COUNTER STEER]

((STEPHEN BALLEY/SKID CAR INSTRUCTOR; YOU COUNTER STEER INTO THE SKID AND TRY TO BRAKE IN TO A STRAIGHT LINE, AND LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO, NOT WHERE YOUR GOING.))
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Organizers say a future goal is to have every officer in the state train on the Skid car system, (nats- car) Rachel Cannon News 7 Radford.))
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was UP 33 points. Nasdaq has gained 14.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7 at Noon - Greensboro is getting into the swing of things for the Chrysler Classic -
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And Rickey Henderson wasn't swinging last night... instead he was walking his way into the record books. We'll have details in Sports.
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San Diego Padre's outfielder Rickey Henderson walked right past Babe Ruth and into the record books last night.
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Henderson is also the career leader in stolen bases with nearly 1400.
But he didn't have long to celebrate last night's accomplishment. He was promptly thrown out trying to steal second and the Padres lost the game 5-to-3.
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The P-G-A tour strides into North Carolina today - This is the 63rd year of the tournament in Greensboro. Roy Stanley and photographer Dennis Brown have some of the highlights from yesterday's Celebrity Pro-am and a few words from defending champ Hal Sutton.
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As Roy mentioned - the Greensboro Chrysler Classic took time out yesterday to recognize North Carolina's own Charlie Sifford, the man many consider to be the Jackie Robinson of golf.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Sifford was honored yesterday afternoon before he teed off as he was presented with a key to the city. Back in 1961 when he broke the color barrier and played the GGO - he was the first round leader and finished the tournament in fourth place. However, since then he has seen more than his share of changes in the game of golf.
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University of Virginia women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan will serve as head coach of this year's team for the U-S-A Basketball Women's World University Games. The Games are held every two years, and will take place in Beijing this August. The U-S Olympic Committee must approve the coaches.



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And before we wrap up this afternoon--
They often say everything's BIGGER in Texas...
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[SUPER=03-Arlington, TX;]


Here's the latest example..
Six Flags over Texas is welcoming a brand new 26- story- high roller coaster.
The "Titan" extends 245- feet into the air, and creates an imposing figure along the southern skyline.
The steel structure stretches more than a mile in length.
The Titan's size is only matched by its speed-- the super-coaster travels at a dizzying 85- miles- per hour.
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