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Up next on News 7--
Two students are arraigned this morning after yesterday's nude protest at Hollins University.
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And Wythe county authorities arrest dozens of people in an early morning drug bust-- with more arrests likely.
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Another hazy sun filled day as dry conditions continue across the region...I'll show you if any relief is on the way.....
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News 7 at noon, after the break.


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Hollins University has dropped charges against two students who protested naked at the school yesterday.
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Chris Chappel and Annliv Young were charged with indecent exposure after appearing in public wearing only red paint.
Chappel and Young were one of about ten Hollins students who decided to bare it all for their cause at a campus demonstration.
The women claimed the stressful environment at Hollins stopped their menstrual cycle, hence the red paint.
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The two were arraigned at the Roanoke County courthouse this morning, but charges were dropped a short time later.

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A major drug bust in Wythe County today--
At this hour, authorities say they already have 40 people in custody.
They plan to continue the arrests this afternoon.
Two-hundred indictments were handed down by a grand jury on a number of drug charges, including distribution of crack cocaine and oxycontin.
Suspects who don't make bond will be transferred to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

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The attorney for a former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a fatal church bombing says he'll ask for a new trial.


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A jury in Alabama took just two hours to convict Thomas Blanton of the bombing that killed four young black girls in 19-63.
Blanton was sentenced to life in prison yesterday.
For those who have been waiting 40 years for his conviction, justice was served.
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((REV. ABRAHAM WOODS, JR./ST. JOSEPH BAPTIST CHURCH: THIS THING HAS SORT OF DISTURBED MY SLEEP IN SOME WAYS, ALL THE WAY DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS. BUT NOW I THINK WE'RE BEGINNING TO COME TO ACCORD WITH OUR CONSCIENCE IN BIRMINGHAM AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE JUSTICE DONE.))
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But Blanton's attorney believes the former Klansman was convicted by a community that felt guilty and wanted to blame somebody.
Blanton still maintains his innocence.
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Opening statements began this morning in the murder trial of a Florida boy accused of shooting and killing his teacher.
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14- year- old Nathaniel Brazill is charged with first degree murder.
He could get life in prison, without parole.
Brazill allegedly shot English teacher Barry (GROO-noh) Grunow to death nearly a year ago.
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The trial is expected to last about two weeks.
Defense attorneys say this case is different from other school shootings, since there was just one shot fired, and one victim.
They say the teen did NOT mean to hurt anyone.
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While we're looking forward to the possibility of some rain from thunderstorms-- the upper Midwest got more stormy weather than it bargained for last night.
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A tornado touched down in southeastern Minnesota.


The twister knocked down power lines and caused a gas leak.
The high winds even tore the roof off this building.
Despite all the damage, no one was injured.
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A local town has a new governing body. We'll have the results of yesterday's election in Rocky Mount coming up next,
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plus a high profile model is fighting for her life following an auto accident in Atlanta.
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An upset in Rocky Mount's town council election last night, as voters elected Mark Newbill mayor over incumbent Ben Pinckard.
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Newbill, a dairy farmer and member of town council for three years, beat his opponent by more than 160 votes.
He got 58 percent of the vote.
Pinckard got 42 percent.
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41 percent of voters turned out for the special election to choose six council members and a mayor.
Newbill believes his pledges to help lure new business and move the library downtown resonated with voters.
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((MARK NEWBILL: TWO THINGS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PEOPLE WANT JOBS AND INDUSTRY. THE OTHER PART IS THE LIBRARY... THAT HAD A LARGE PART ALSO, SO I THINK THAT'S TWO OF THE MAIN ISSUES THEY HAD ON THEIR MINDS.))
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Mayor Ben Pinckard will give up his seat June 30th.
He said Rocky Mount should not have to pay half-a-million dollars to move the library downtown.
Council has three first-time members and four returning incumbents.
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Incumbent Steve Angle was re-elected to a three-year term.
Incumbent John Lester also won a three-year seat. [PINNACLE 1011]
And newcomer Charles Santrock was elected for three years. [PINNACLE 1012]
First-time candidate Jerry Greer won a one-year term.
Incumbent Roger Seale was re-elected. [PINNACLE 1014]
And Ann Cook also running for the first time, was elected to one year.

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Roanoke County residents want to see Virginia lawmakers try to break their stalemate on the state budget.
Last night, five members of the House Appropriations Committee heard calls for compromise.
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Some who carried signs outside of Cave Spring High School supported Governor Jim Gilmore and urged the lawmakers to stick with the 70 percent repeal of the car tax.
But most of the speakers were looking for a compromise that would restore funding for a variety of programs and non-state agencies.
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((TED EDLICH/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY LONG TERM GAIN POLITICALLY OR ANY OTHER WAY, NOT TO MEET THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF CHILDREN, NOT TO FUND SCHOOLS OR CUT BACK ON CULTURAL EVENTS OR TO FUND THE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES IN THE STATE. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND IT AND I HOPE THEY WILL GO BACK AND DO WHAT VIRGINIANS WANT THEM TO DO.))
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Lawmakers return to Richmond on Thursday to continue the special session. [Nikki-Taylor]


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A doctor says it'll be WEEKS before he knows whether model Niki Taylor will recover from a weekend car accident.

Taylor remains in critical condition.
Her doctor says injuries to her liver are still life- threatening.
Jennifer Gladstone has the latest.
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That was Jennifer Gladstone reporting.

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The next episode of a threatened strike by Hollywood screenwriters could come later today, when talks resume with T-V and movie producers.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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((

HOLLYWOOD WRITERS AND PRODUCERS NEGOTIATED SEVERAL HOURS PAST THE MIDNIGHT DEADLINE BEFORE BREAKING -- ...APPARENTLY WITHOUT A DEAL, BUT NOT WITHOUT HOPE:

SOT: CHERYL RHODEN/WGA SPOKESWOMAN TALKS ARE ENDED,AND THEY WILL

RESUME TOMORROW.

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS SOURCES CLOSE TO THE NEGOTIATIONS SAY A FRAMEWORK FOR AN AGREEMENT IS CLOSE, BUT IT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE COMPLETE FEE RE-STRUCTURING WRITERS HAD HOPED FOR. AMONG OTHER THINGS, THEY WANT MORE MONEY FOR THEIR WORK ON VIDEO, CABLE AND THE INTERNET ... AND MORE FOR RERUNS ON THE NETWORKS, ESPECIALLY FOX, WHICH PAYS A DISCOUNTED FEE.

SOT BRYCE ZABEL/WRITER/WGA BOARD MEMBER No writer wants to strike.

We want to work! That's what we like to do. We like to write. We love to create, and we want to keep doing that 07

THE BIG STUDIOS CONTEND THEY DON'T WANT A STRIKE EITHER, BUT SAY THEY CAN'T AFFORD HUGE CONCESSIONS BECAUSE THEIR PROFIT MARGIN IS SMALL...
O/C CLOSE BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN UNDER INTENSE POLITICAL PRESSURE TO SETTLE - AND AVOID A STRIKE THAT COULD BE DEVASTATING TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ECONOMY.. ANY AGREEMENT WOULD STILL HAVE TO BE RATIFIED BY THE WRITERS THEMSELVES. SH CBS NEWS HOLLYWOOD. ))[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we'll meet a man who has 800 thousand reasons to love his car.
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If you think your car has a lot of miles on it, you'll want to pay attention to this next story.
For the last 25 years, Joel Tarkash has driven a 100 miles a day all on the same car.
Mike Castellucci has more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 66 points.

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NASDAQ was UP 14.

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Deion Sanders proves he's ready for Primetime again. We'll have his Cincinnati debut coming up in sports,
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and we'll see how they can keep Roger down on the farm after he's seen the bright lights of the Survivor Outback.
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The Winston Cup circuit is in Richmond this weekend.
But after that, the rest of the month's activities are in Charlotte with the Winston and the Coke 600.
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Yesterday afternoon Dale Earnhardt Junior, the defending champ in "The Winston", dropped by the track to promote this year's Saturday night all-star race on May 19th.
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He also took time to reflect on last year's emotional win.
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Junior says he still backs NASCAR and its claim that his father's seat belt broke at Daytona, despite reports to the contrary this week.

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The Earnhardt seat belt saga isn't ending and, in fact, it may never end. But three of the folks who desperately need to get together are planning to do just that. Thursday NASCAR chairman Bill France and president Mike Helton
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will meet with Bill Simpson ,the founder and chairman of the company that made the seat belts in Earnhardt's race car.
Simpson says the meeting will take place on Thursday in Daytona.
He plans to enter it as an ally to NASCAR and NOT an adversary. However, Simpson says he will ask NASCAR to issue a statement that the seatbelts in Earnhardt's car had nothing to do with his death in the 500.
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Ward Burton is back home after being released from the Loma Linda Medical Center in California. Burton checked out of the hospital at 10 eastern last night, and flew across the country. A spokesman for Bill Davis Racing says Ward will race this weekend at Richmond. NASCAR has confiscated his helmet and the new de-celeration race suit to examine how it performed in the crash.

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Deion turned his first game back in the big leagues since 1997 into a personal highlight reel last night for the Reds.
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Like him or hate hit, you can't deny what a great athlete he is. In his first at bat he lines a single to centerfield. Then in his second at bat, he just rips a three run homer to right field. In all, Primetime went 3-for-3
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scored twice and stole a base as the Reds beat the Dodgers 7-to-6.
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Only two active coaches have more wins. Last night Virginia Tech Baseball Coach Chuck Hartman joined the short list of five coaches who have won 13-hundred games.
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Win number 13-hundred came at the expense of the Virginia Cavaliers at Salem Memorial Stadium.
The Hokies jumped out to a three- run lead in the first inning.
In the fifth, Chris Hutchison doubles to left center.
Ryan Murphy comes home for the four to nothing Tech advantage.
The Cavs' lone run came in the bottom of the fifth.
Robert Word doubles to centerfield to bring home the score.
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Virginia played some great defense-- Pitcher Alan Zimmerer catches the bunt on the fly for the out, then turns the double play by catching the runner at second.
But this was Chuck Hartman's night. The Hokies take the victory six to one, and win number 13-hundred is in the books.
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In our after the outback series today, we catch up with Rodger Bingham, the quiet man who loved to fish.
As Chris Lawrence reports, Bingham is enjoying the attention, but will be glad when his 15 minutes of fame are over.
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((He's been a CEO, store owner and schoolteacher. Now Rodger Bingham's one thing he never imagined: a celebrity.

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"Well glad you came out tonight. Appreciate it!"
When he returned from the Outback, Rodger went back out. To his farm in Crittendon, Kentucky.

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But the man who was always an early riser is getting used to staying up late.

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"Do they pronounce the name of the capital of Kentucky 'Louis-ville' or 'Luivill'? Luivill. ZZZZZZZ! Ah, Frankfort! Oh, got me! He's a teacher in Kentucky!"
Fortunately, he doesn't teach government. And Rodger's happy to be back in his small town ..speaking to church groups ..and looking a lot cooler to his students.

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"Alligators, alligators, snakebite too! Mr. Bingham will pull through!"
Rodger lost 24 pounds during his 5 weeks in the outback! But he can't seem to gain it back in peace.

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"We usually go out to eat downtown."

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"And every time we go out somebody notices me."
Watching the show at home, he knows a lot of his tribemates tried out for Survivor to get famous. Rodger went to get fish. And swim. And see if he really could ..survive!

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"I would have liked to do better..."

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"Rodger, the tribe has spoken..."

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1 "But at 53, I'm satisfied with way I did and the length of time I lasted out there."
He just hopes his 15 minutes of fame doesn't last much longer.

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"Six months from now they'll be saying Rodger? Rodger who?"
Rodger ..the small-town teacher who set out to prove he could survive

..and did. Chris Lawrence CBS News))[Empire-Building]


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It's a BIG birthday in the Big Apple--
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The Empire State Building turned 70 yesterday.
To celebrate the event, the famous landmark was bathed in white light.
There was also a party for relatives of the original builders.
Standing nearly 15- hundred feet in the air, it's been a fixture on the New York City skyline since 19-31.
For many years, it was the world's tallest building.
Nearly four million visitors tour the Empire State Building each year to get a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck.
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