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Hundreds of Blacksburg High School students are skipping classes this afternoon to protest against the removal of their Indian mascot.
Details, coming up.
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And the Bedford County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early morning shooting inside a mobile home.
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A few changes are heading our way but we have to wait for another beautiful summer like day to pass us by...I'll have your hometown forecast.....
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We hope you'll join us for News 7 at noon.

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Students trying to save their high school mascot walk out of class this morning. Now the principal says they face suspension.
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A last ditch effort to save Blacksburg High School's Indian mascot is underway at this hour.
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((SAVE THE INDIAN, SCREAMS. ))
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Instead of attending classes, hundreds of students are gathering on the school's track to protest the banning of the Indian.
The Montgomery County School Board made the decision last month after a year of heated debate.
Some say the Indian symbol is offensive, others like today's protestors say it represents the school's pride and heritage.
With Blacksburg Police and Principal Alfred Smith looking on, students say they will fight the decision.
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Students have been outside since 9:30 a-m they say the building's doors have been locked and that the only way teachers will let them in is if they agree to in-school suspension.
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Meanwhile students, parents and teachers in Danville who say the high school's news magazine is being censored took their concerns to the school board last night.
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The controversy started about a month ago when the Chatter Box wanted to print articles dealing with sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and interracial dating.
Some of the articles contained real names.
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((KELLY BAKER/STUDENT: IT PERSONALLY OFFENDS ME THAT YOU'VE ASKED FOR THE NAMES ON THE ARTICLE OF INTERRACIAL DATING TO BE CHANGED. I AM NOT ASHAMED ON WHO I AM DATING. IN FACT, I AM PROUD OF IT.))
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The school board asked that real names not be used because of worries the district could be held liable.
Board members also wanted to print a letter in the magazine saying they have the power to censor the newspaper but weren't going to do that in this case.
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((THOMSON SILVERS/STUDENT: QUITE SIMPLY PUT THE LETTER IS ILLEGAL. NO PERSON OR GROUP CAN BE REQUIRED TO PRINT AN ITEM THEY DON'T SEE AND DON'T AGREE WITH.))
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The school board argues it can censor the paper since the Chatterbox is part of the curriculum.
The Supreme Court does give school districts powers to censor under certain conditions. Last night, the school board agreed to allow the paper to go to print today as long as their letter is printed.
The students have agreed but also plan to print a disclaimer saying they disagree with any attempts to censor the Chatterbox.
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The trial continues today for a Florida middle school student accused of murdering one of his teachers.
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Testimony resumed this morning in the West Palm Beach courtroom.
A classmate told the jury that 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill showed her the handle of the gun three days before the shooting.
The girl also says Brazill showed her some bullets.
The testimony comes a day after jurors watched a school surveillance tape of the boy pointing a gun at teacher Barry Grunow, and then pulling the trigger.
The defense claims the gun went off accidentally.
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An intense search is underway in Texas for a missing girl and her kidnapper, a man whom officials have tied to other abductions.
Maureen Maher has the story from Houston.
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Bedford County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an early morning shooting, that left one person wounded. 32-year-old Greg Lamont Langhorne told police that three men wearing ski masks kicked in the front door to his mobile home, threw him to the floor, shot him in the shoulder, and then pistol-whipped him. Three other people in the mobile home said the masked men demanded money from them before fleeing. Langhorne is listed in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

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The case of a Roanoke cab driver shot in the line of duty will go to a grand jury.
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During a prelimniary hearing this morning cab driver John Powers testified about the incident that took place during the early morning hours af April first. He said he'd was dropping off Shawn Vaughn and Phillip Foreman when he was shot in the back through the seat. Powers says one of the men then beat him in the face before stealing his waist pouch and the 200-or so dollars inside.
Powers is now paralyzed from the waist down. Vaughn and Foreman are charged with aggravated malicious wounding and robbery.
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Still to come on the newscast, Pope John Paul tries to mend some very old wounds with the Greek Orthodox church,
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and closer to home, we'll tell you why a Roanoke College senior is glad she's around to see graduation.
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Pope John Paul, the Second is trying to make amends for nearly a thousand- years of bad relations with the Greek Orthodox Church.
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The Pope arrived in Greece this morning, kicking off a six- day pilgrimage that also includes Syria and Malta.

He offered a sweeping statement of regret for sins of action and omission against the Christian Orthodox.
The Pope's long- awaited apology could help in his efforts to encourage dialogue between the two estranged branches of Christianity.
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House Republicans will have to wait until Tuesday before they can vote on President Bush's budget.
There was bi- partisan bickering over the loss of two pages of the plan, the parts that deal with the tax cut.

Since lawmakers couldn't review the budget, they couldn't vote on it.
So, they adjourned for the weekend.

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Eight days after a massive fire tore through the historic heart of Longwood College, two student dorms were opened back up.
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Frantic freshman and their families had just four hours to get everything they owned out.
NO smoke or water damage was discovered in the first two dorms.
The only mess, students say, was caused by their hasty departure.
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((MY MOM FOLLOWED ME ALL THE WAY UP, AND THEN I WAS JUST LIKE CAN YOU PLEASE GET OUT IN THE HALLWAY WHILE I GET MY THINGS TOGETHER.))
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((NICOLE HARRIS/LONGWOOD FRESHMAN: ONE OF MY TEACHERS ACTUALLY GAVE WHAT HE CALLS A "FIRE CURVE." .... ANTHROPOLOGY, I WAS DEPENDING ON THE FINAL AND STUFF.)) [no super on first bite!]
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Longwood gave up on its final two weeks of classes.
Arson has been ruled out.
But so far, NO cause for the devastating fire has been determined.
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Graduation this weekend at Roanoke College will be extra special for one senior.
At one time doctors weren't sure Carrie (kroog) Krug would live to see the day.
Kate Weidaw has her story.
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(( When Carrie Krug left Roanoke College after her freshman year, she came close to never coming back. Krug was driving to her home in New Windsor Maryland when she got into a terrible accident.

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((CARRIE KRUG: I DON'T REMEMBER THE ACCIDENT AT ALL BUT WITNESSES SAY THAT I GRADUALLY CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND THEN I HIT A TRACTOR TRAILER HEAD ON.))
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Doctors thought Krug wouldn't live. She had several broken bones, the right side of her face was shattered and the most severe injury was brain trauma. Doctors told her she would be in the hospital for at least a year.

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((CARRIE KRUG: I ENDED UP BEING IN THE CRITICAL HOSPITAL FOR TWO WEEKS AND THEN THE REHAB HOSPITAL FOR TWO WEEKS.))
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Over the summer Krug went to physical, occupational, and speech therapy. That's when her career goal to become a social worker took a sharp turn.

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((CARRIE KRUG: JUST SEEING HOW MY THERAPIST HELPED ME AND I COULDN'T WALK AT FIRST THEY JUST HELPED ME PHYSICALLY SO MUCH AND EMOTIONALLY JUST BY HOW WE CONNECTED AND I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.))
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Surprisingly Krug was able to return to Roanoke College on time for her sophomore year.
On Saturday, she'll graduate with a degree in International Relations .. but she hasn't forgotten her new goal.
Come next Spring, Krug will begin pursing her physical therapy degree. Then she'll help others recover and re-start their lives, as she did nearly three years ago.

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((CARRIE KRUG: I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING WHERE I WAS HELPING SOMEONE.))
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Kate Weidaw , News7 Salem.))
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will have a detailed look at our weekend weather,
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and now that another round of Survivor is over, we'll look at some of the people who want to appear on the next one.
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A million- dollar check is just what the doctor ordered for the newest "Survivor" winner, a nurse from Tennessee.
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In a suspenseful contest until the very end, 40- year- old Tina Wesson ultimately won out over Texan Colby Donaldson.
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((THE WINNER OF SURVIVOR TWO, THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK.....SCREAMS...YAY!!))
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C-B-S should also be a big winner from last night..
Ratings are expected to show an audience of near 40-million tuning in for the two-hour finale.
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If you are wondering what you will do with your Thursday nights in the fall, don't worry. C-B-S has announced it has already committed to Survivors Three and Four.
People across the country are already applying for the African version of the show.
And as Mike Modern reports, a million dollar prize can attract some very interesting folks.
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Leo will be right back to tell us about an artform that may want to try if you feel like branching out. [****GROWIN IT OPEN****]
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In this weeks edition of Growin' It, we're looking at the very old art of tree sculpting know as bonsai (bone-zai).
Jacey Birch has more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 64 points.

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Nasdaq gained 24.


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One of baseball's top pitchers is slowly getting back in the game -we'll tell you who it is today in Sports,
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And we'll attend a business meeting at the very highest level- thousands of miles above the earth.
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Bill Simpson, the manufacturer of the seat belts in Dale Earnhardt's car, was supposed to meet with NASCAR officials yesterday in hopes of settling a war of words.
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Simpson arrived at NASCAR headquarters and then waited 15 minutes in the lobby before being told that he did not have an appointment, and that lawyers didn't want the men to talk.
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Simpson is demanding an apology from NASCAR for saying the seat belts contributed to Earnhardt's death.
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Braves pitcher John Smoltz will make his first start this weekend since having surgery--
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He will start for Double-A Greenville tomorrow. Smoltz underwent major elbow surgery 14 months ago and hasn't pitched in the majors since losing game four of the 19-99 World Series. Smoltz is scheduled to make at least one more minor league start ofter tomorrow.
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And finally today--
American millionaire Dennis Tito held a news conference from his leisure accommodations in space.
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This was the first chance for reporters to talk to the first- ever paying tourist to the International Space Station.
They were especially interested in questioning Tito about accusations that he's interfering with NASA's work.
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((DENNIS TITO/SPACE TOURIST:THE AMERICAN SECTION IS AT LEAST 100 METERS FROM WHERE WE'RE SITTING RIGHT NOW, WHERE I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME. AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT MY PRESENCE CAN INTERFERE WITH THEIR WORK.
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Tito adds that he's been helping out on the space station by cooking.
But NASA says it's going to bill the Russians for trouble that Tito's space trip has allegedly caused.
Even if he is returning to Earth this weekend in the midst of a dispute, Tito says he's enjoying himself.
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