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A moment of silence in Lynchburg tonight--- as the Hillcats mourn the loss of a co-worker.
A group gathers in Salem today to restore Confederate history.
And, an American millionaire creates history-- by becoming world's first paying space tourist.
News 7 is next.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Lynchburg Police are investigating what they call a homicide.
They say Karen East was found dead in her Campbell Avenue home this morning.
East was apparently found by a family member.
Police have taken her husband, John East, into custody for allegedly violating a protective order.
Karen East served as a secretary to the General Manager of the Lynchburg Hillcats.
The team held a moment of silence before their game with Kinston tonight. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday.
A 60- year old American man is living proof-- if you've got enough money and desire, you can fly into space.
Dennis Tito blasted off this morning aboard a Russian spacecraft.
As Dave Browde reports-- the flight, though, has not been without conflict.
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[SUPER=01-Dennis Tito/Space Tourist; :56]
[super=01-Susan Helms/Space Station Astronaut; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; 1:37]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
With their passenger, the first ever cash customer in space
paying the highest price ever for any seat on any flight, the Russians
apparently were NOT allowing any air traffic delays. But though the
Soyuz spacecraft blasted off this morning, it may be headed for
something unprecedented in space but common on Earth: A gate delay.
SUPER: Bill Gerstenmaier/ISS Deputy Program Manager
SOT: "Does it put undue pressure on us? The answer is 'no.' We're going
to evaluate it, we've got the degree of freedom from the people we need
to go do what is mandatory and what has to be done."
TRACK: NASA says its concern is safety, not disdain for space tourist
SUPER: Video From: NASA TV
TRACK: The space agency says computer problems are the only
problem in the way of Tito's visit to the International Space Station.
But the Russians point out the station is designed for TWO spacecraft to
dock at the same time and only now is NASA saying the docking ports
are too close for comfort.
SUPER: Dennis Tito/Space Tourist
SOT: "I think the politics is over and I think now that the flight is
ahead of us and the excitement that that will generate will overshadow
TRACK: The American financier clearly isn't buying the NASA line that
technical concerns were all that was standing in the way of his space
station visit. But if politics are involved, the space station crew
says, it ends at the docking station door.
SUPER: Susan Helms/Space Station Astronaut:
SOT: "When we open the hatch, whoever's on the other side of the
Soyuz hatch will be welcome inside the space station."
TRACK: NASA's midlevel managers who appear at the briefings insist
on a technical level everything's fine between the Russian and American
teams working on the space station. But they don't deny there's
friction at the upper levels.
SUPER: Dave Browde, CBS NEWS
ON-CAMERA: One sign: Spokesmen say when the Russians finally dock
with the American space tourist aboard, there will be no special
television coverage provided by the space station crew. Dave Browde,
CBS News, New York.
A mechanical high five is in order.
The international space station's new robot arm has successfully handed its three thousand pound packing crate to the shuttle Endeavor's robot arm.
It's the most complicated robotic feat ever attempted in space.
All ten of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the docked spacecraft were needed for the tricky operation.
NASA says Endeavor can depart tomorrow.
That, of course, clears the way for the Russian space craft and Dennis Tito.
Teresa tosses to Jacey in Weather Center
Sunday marks the end of President Bush's first 100- days in office.
In that time-- he's won praise for the handling of the China plane incident.
But how is he doing on the homefront?
Aleen Sirgany went to the politicians, political scholars and the pollsters to find out.
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]
NAT-(INAUGURATION 12:01:57 "I, George W. Bush...")
LOSING THE POPULAR VOTE, GEORGE W. BUSH WON THE PRESIDENCY IN ONE OF THE
CLOSEST ELECTIONS IN U.S HISTORY. SO HOW HAVE THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED
DAYS GONE FOR THE SON OF THE 41ST PRESIDENT?
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They all have to learn a little bit, but Id say so far, George Bush
has done very good.
HUGH SIDEY IS ONE OF THE NATIONS MOST EXPERIENCED OBSERVERS OF THE OVAL
OFFICEHAVING COVERED THE PAST 10 PRESIDENTS. HE GIVES THIS PRESIDENT A
STANDUP: THE PEOPLE SEEM TO AGREE. PRESIDENT BUSH MARKS HIS ONE
HUNDRED DAYS IN OFFICE WITH A 63 PERCENT JOB APPROVAL RATING. THAT'S
LOWER THAN HIS FATHER'S, BUT HIGHER THAN PRESIDENT CLINTON'S.
ALTHOUGH HE'S GETTING SOME KUDOS FROM DEMOCRATS.
(SOT: Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader: 10:59:09 "He started out, I
think, impressing everybody and his outreach was admirable and
WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUDGET, THE HONEYMOON SEEMS TO BE OVER.
(SOT: Daschle: 11:00:04 "You could call him "the wedge" for the way he
was driving Democrats and Republicans apart on an issue as important as
THE PUBLIC SEEMS MORE IMPRESSED WITH THE CENTERPIECE OF THE PRESIDENT'S
BUDGET PLAN. (graphic) THE LATEST CBS POLL SHOWS 52 PERCENT SUPPORT THE
ONE POINT SIX TRILLION DOLLAR TAX CUT; 37 PERCENT OPPOSE IT.
LESS ENCOURAGING, ONLY 38 PERCENT APPROVE OF THE WAY BUSH IS HANDLING
BOTH ISSUES PROMISE TO BE AT THE CORE OF THE PRESIDENT'S NEXT HUNDRED
DAYS IN OFFICE.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
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A group of Roanoke Catholic students has found a novel way to get to the prom.
Seven students, along with a local church, bought and restored a 24-year-old school bus.
The bus is loaded with couches, recliners, and an entertainment center.
The group picked up and even suprised their dates with the bus.
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[SUPER=01-Mitchell Tyler/Student Government President]
((MITCHELL TYLER/STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT; THE FIRST COMMENT WAS "I HOPE IT'S NOT DIRTY. THEY JUST SAW THE OUTSIDE. THEN THEY SAID IT WAS AWESOME. BEFORE WE PULLED UP, ONE GIRL SAID THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE SO FAR.))
[OUT Q=of my life, so far.]
The driver of the bus is a teacher and alumnus of Roanoke Catholic, who was celebrating his anniversary with his wife.
The Civil War is over but the fight by one group continues.
Today-- "The League of the South" held its state meeting in Salem.
Kate Weidaw went there to find out what the organization is all about.
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((It's been more than 136 years since the Civil War ended but to Steve Flora that doesn't mean the principles behind the Confederate's battle are over.
((STEVE FLORA/VA CHAIRMAN LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH: FOR THE NORTH TO INVADE THE SOUTH AND SAY YOU CAN'T LEAVE AND TO WIN THAT ONE BY FORCE WE FEEL LIKE THERE IS AN OPEN WOUND.))
That open wound gave Michael Hill the idea of forming the League of the South seven years ago. Hill says there is still a need to fight for the idea of limited self government.
((MICHAEL HILL: WE BELIEVE TODAY THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES HAVE BEEN DISCARDED IN FAVOR OF PRINCIPLES THAT FAVOR A CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT THAT BASICALLY INTRUDES INTO EVERYBODY'S LIVES IN WAYS OUR ANCESTORS WOULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED.))
So the group hopes to educate the nation on what they call the other side of the war, the side history books don't write about.
((STEVE FLORA: WE FEEL LIKE THERE IS A BIAS FROM 1865 AND THE VICTORS GENERALLY WRITE THE HISTORY BOOKS AND WE DIDN'T WIN THAT ONE SO WE'RE NOT WRITING THE HISTORY BOOKS.))
But the group's ideals are criticized by the NAACP, saying slavery was part of the Confederate principles and those ideals should remain part of history. Steve Flora says the organization agrees.
((STEVE FLORA: WE BELIEVE THE WAR WAS NOT FOUGHT OVER SLAVERY IT WAS FOUGHT OVER STATE SOVEREIGNTY AND STATES RIGHTS BEING ABLE TO SUCCEED FROM THE UNION.))
And while the battles on the field are over the League of the South hopes to continue the skirmish in the classroom. As for the future, the organization would like to see the South become a free and independent nation once again, so it can return to its Christian roots. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))
Up next, Jesse Jackson is being sued for child support, just months after the world finds out about an illegitimate child...
and Shannon Young visits with a host of furry creatures in Natural Bridge.
More legal woes for Jesse Jackson.
Jackson is being sued for child support by the mother of his out of wedlock child.
Jackson has said he pays Karin Stanford three-thousand dollars a month in child support.
In January, Jackson admitted that he had the child with Stanford,
who is a former Jackson aide with the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.
The Mill Mountain Zoo is hosting a herd of creativity this weekend...-
The Virginia Mountain Arts and Crafts Guild has set up booths at the zoo.
You can find anything from stained glass to jewelry, and even a demonstration on weaving wool.
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[OUT Q=that are very special.]
If you missed the crafts fair today you can check it out tomorrow from 10 to 5.
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Growls, purrs and chirps are the sounds that these babies are making.
Baby animals, that is...
In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to the Zoo at Natural Bridge where little ones are the name of the game.
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((On a typical day you'll find dozens of school kids roaming the grounds of Carl Mogensen's zoo.
Whether they're on school- related field trips or visiting for fun - chances are good they're learning about the world around them.
[IN Q=I didn't know how...]
((I didn't know how big giraffes were.))
[OUT Q=how big giraffes were.]
[IN Q=We find we get through more to them...]
((We find we get through more to them just injecting little facts here and there than we do with prolonged demonstrations and lectures.))
[OUT Q=demonstrations and lectures.]
The 25-acre zoo is home to species of bear, alligator, tigers, birds and elephants, to name a few.
And don't forget the monkeys.
[IN Q=I want to take them home.]
((Brian: I want to take them home. Reporter: Why? Brian: I don't know. They have personality and they're like real people.))
[OUT Q=they're like real people.]
There's also an animal petting area, which Karl says is the biggest in the state.
[IN Q=Now, you can't get up close and...]
((Now, you can't get up close and personal with all the animals, but some creatures, like this llama here, will be more than happy to befriend you.))
[OUT Q=happy to befriend you.]
[IN Q=Well, we have little miniature donkeys...]
((Well, we have little miniature donkeys, we have little llamas, we have little pot-bellied pigs running around. And we'll have little bear cubs, little tigers cubs they can touch, of course with staff there.))
[OUT Q=of course, with staff there.]
And spring time brings an even bigger treat.
[IN Q=So, the kids really enjoy...]
((So, the kids really enjoy seeing new babies. We try this time of year to have lots of baby llamas, donkey's, just everything new and fresh for them.))
[OUT Q=everything new and fresh for them.]
Karl's hope is that kids will come to appreciate animals apart from the way they're portrayed on TV.
[IN Q=I think the living animal, it breathes...]
((I think, the living animal, it breathes, it moves, it walks. You don't get that on Discovery.))
[OUT Q=You don't get that on Discovery.]
[IN Q=On TV you don't get the idea...]
((On TV you don't get the idea of the size of a giraffe until you stand next to it. I think that's important for children.))
[OUT Q=that's important for children.]
Shannon Young, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
Coming up, Roy Stanley will have highlights from the N-B-A hardwood, where the Mavericks get a big win in the playoffs...
and in Rome, these people were baring it all in the name of art. Don't worry, we WILL explain, coming up in just a few minutes.
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Are the conominiums too high? The battle continues...
And don't be a victim- a telemarketing scam is taking some local residents by surprise.
Jennifer Miele has those stories in this week's business review.
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(( This week in Review... the court battle over the Cherry Hill Condominium project continues. Neighbors say the building is just too tall.
Closing arguments wrapped up on Thursday. The judge in the case says his rule soon. If neighbors win, the top two floors of the building may have to come down.
[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
Norfolk Southern in creeping out of a profit slump. In fact, earnings have quadrupled.
N-S says coal demand is boosting business this quarter.
The railroad is also spending less, thanks to the latest restructuring plan.
[INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
The Better Business Bureau says its the worst scam they've ever seen.... A telemarketing firm selling protection from other telemarketers.
((JULIE WHEELER/BBB: THEY'VE GOTTEN IRATE WITH SEVERAL CUSTOMERS. YOU JUST WANT YOUR INFORMATION OUT THERE? WE'LL JUST LEAVE IT OUT THERE SO OTHERS CAN STEAL IT IF YOU WON'T PAY US.))
Frances Murray was charged for the service, even though she never asked for it.
((FRANCES MURRAY: WHEN I GOT MY VISA BILL, $289, I COULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT.))
Authorities are investing the company known as "Peace and Quiet," and "R & R."
The Dow closed up 117 points to finish at 10,810. And the NASDAQ closed up 41 points to finish the week at 20-75-82.
For News 7, I'm Jennifer Miele, and that's this week's business review.))[April-Xmas]
Some Roanoke residents received an early Christmas gift.
Trees were cut down and bathroom floors were re-done on Loudon Avenue in Roanoke this morning.
It's all part of a program called Christmas in April.
Corporations sponsor a home that needs some fixing up.
More than 30- volunteers worked on the two homes on Loudon Avenue.
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((ROGER VEST/HOUSE CAPTAIN: WE'RE GOING TO PUT NEW CABINETS IN, PAINT THE ENTIRE HOUSE, TAKE DOWN THE OLD TREES AND WORK OUT THE YARD IN THE BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Vest/House Captain]
[OUT Q=in the back.]
Volunteers also renovated 15 other homes in Roanoke today.
Homeowners are selected by an application process based on need.
After a gorgeous day like today there has to be a trade off... and that exchange will be a very cold night ahead.
No major weather patterns on the national map OR in the forecast.
Looking at the radar we can see most of the rain showers are
Roanoke College opened the ODAC Softball tournament yesterday with a 4 to nothing win over Lynchburg at the Moyers Sports complex in Salem.
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The Maroons and Hornets would entertain the fans in the tournament's second game.
In the first, Roanoke's Rachel Capozzi hits a grounder that scores Holly Morris and the Maroons jumped out to the one to nothing lead.
Still in the first, Mary Thomas hits a fly ball to centerfield another runner scores and the Maroons were on top 2 to nothing.
Lynchburg pitcher Michelle Edelen makes a wild throw to first Liz Crow scores the run to make it 3 to nothing Maroons and Roanoke goes on to win it 4 to nothing.
Over at Salem Stadium, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan hooked up the semi finals of the ODAC baseball tournament.
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The coaches shaking hands before the first pitch.
Then Wesleyan's Roger Carpenter hits this shot to the wall and Jeff Butler scores to make it one to nothing Marlins.
Wesleyan would get on the scoreboard again this time Evan Spivey hits the fly ball to center that drops in and scores Steven Henderson to make it 2 to nothing.
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Then in the second inning Casey Severs hits a grounder to short for the double play but Mike Gale crosses the plate and Wesleyan wins it 15 to 3.
Chuck Knoblauch singled, doubled and homered to lead the New York Yankees to a 7 to 6 win over Oakland
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Yesterday was a beautiful day at Yankee Stadium for the afternoon game.
New York gets on the board in the bottom of the third. Paul O'Neill hits a single through the infield into right field scoring Knoblauch to make it 1 to nothing Yankees.
Then in the bottom of the fourth Knoblauch hits this single to left field scoring Alfonso Soriano and the Yankees took a 4 to nothing lead.
The A's would get back in the game in the top of the fifth. Ramon Hernandez hits this two run homer to left field to make it 4 to 3 but the Yankees hold on to win it 7 to 6.
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In Milwaukee, the Brewers Geoff Jenkins had a memorable day. Jenkins hit three home runs driving in six to become the fourth player this season to hit three out in a game.
The Brewers beat the Expos 8 to 4. And here are tonight's scores.
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Allen Iverson scored 32 points and Philadelphia held off a 4-th quarter rally to beat Indiana 92 to 87.
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Larry Brown and the Sixers will go home leading the series 2 to 1.
In the third quarter, Iverson takes it to the hoop high on the back board gets the roll and the Sixers led 61 to 53.
Then Philadelphia gets it to the big man Dikembe Mutombou and he hits the jump hook and Philly led by 15.
But Indiana's Reggie Miller, who scored 35, would rally the Pacers. This three pointer tied the game at 82.
The Sixers hit their free throws down the stretch for the 92 to 87 win.
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[IN Q="It's just....]
[SUPER=01-Allen Iverson/Scored 32 Points; :]
[OUT Q=....win the East."]
The Dallas Mavericks avoided a three game sweep by beating Utah yesterday 94 to 91.
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It's the Mavericks first playoff win since 1988.
Utah's Karl Malone gets it after the steal and takes in for the jam and two of his 29 points.
But the Mavericks go to their big man Dirk Nowitzki he nails this three pointer he scored 33 in the Mavericks 94 to 91 win.
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[IN Q="Well, I...]
[SUPER=01-Dirk Nowitzki/Scored 33 Points; :]
[OUT Q=...in the playoffs."]
Utah leads the series 2 games to 1.
After the 3 to 1 win yesterday, Pittsburgh is up two games on Buffalo in the second round of the National Hockey League Playoffs.
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The Penguins get their second win on the road.
In the first period, Robert Lang fires the puck it hits the post and slides in to make it 1 to nothing Pittsburgh.
The Penguins rookie goalie Johan Hedberg stopped 21 shots and Pittsburgh cruises to the 3 to 1 win.
That's it for sports, have a great Sunday everybody!!![S-Jeffers]
The Carolina Panthers rookie camp is this weekend. One of the many veterans participating is former UVa standout receiver Patrick Jeffers.
Jeffers was in Charlottesville this past weekend watching his Cavaliers wrap up spring football. Jeffers is coming back after missing all of last season with a torn ACL.
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[IN Q="i'm pleased]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Jeffers/Panthers Receiver; :00]
[OUT Q=....left off"]
Jeffers has emerged as one of the Panthers top receivers. Two seasons ago, he hauled in 12 touchdown catches and compiled over a thousand receiving yards. Jeffers will be catching balls thrown by quarterback Jeff Lewis, a longtime friend of Jeffers. Lewis replaces veteran Steve Beuerlein who was cut by Carolina.
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[OUT Q=.....of the future"...]
And finally tonight, dozens join in a Roman forum and bare it all in... the name of art.
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They gathered together early this morning in the streets of Rome-- to pose for an American photographer.
Their payment---- a signed copy of the work they helped to create.
The artist says that there's nothing shameful about the nudes.... that it's art and humans are wonderful animals.
One participant called the shoot a "beautiful, mind -liberating experience."
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