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Coming up .. Pomp and circumstance at V-M-I yesterday .. A traditional ceremony but a historic first for the school.
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And .. A state trooper involved in a questionable shooting is cleared by a criminal investigation.
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[2-shot toss to Hello]

[11VMI-Graduation]


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They've been called trailblazers and pioneers... Now you can add "college graduates" to that list. Yesterday V-M-I graduated its first class of women to complete all four years at the school. Kate Weidaw has more on V-M-I's historic class of 2001 commencement.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/1997;:20]
[SUPER=01-Tamina Mars/VMI Graduate;:32]
[SUPER=01-Maria Vasile/VMI Graduate;:48]
[SUPER=01-Justin Fertick/VMI Graduate;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Paul Bickford/VMI Graduate;1:09]
[SUPER=01-Natasha Miller/VMI Graduate;1:23]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;1:28]
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(([NATS OF WALKING IN AND MUSIC UNDERNEATH]
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250 graduates wearing their gray uniforms marched proudly through Cameron Hall. While this day is a milestone for all of these seniors, it is the women the world has watched the last four years.
[NATS OF CALLING TAMINA MARS NAME TO GET DIPLOMA]
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When Tamina Mars walked on to VMI's campus in the fall of 19-97 she was part of the first 25 female rats. During that last four years she's seen 11 of her classmates drop out, but she decided not to give up.

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((TAMINA MARS: THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN THINGS ARE SO BAD YOU WANT TO GO HOME BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU GO TO YOUR ROOM AND TALK WITH YOUR FRIENDS THAT JUST MEANS A LOT.))
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While the class of 2001 has made history at VMI, graduates like Maria Vasile say she didn't attend the institute for that reason.

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((MARIA VASILE: I JUST WENT TO SCHOOL AND DID THE SAME THING THEY DID I DON'T FEEL LIKE I DID ANYTHING DIFFERENT.))
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But the men at the institute did notice something was different when the women joined the rat line. Some fought the U-S Supreme Court's decision to let women attend.

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((JUSTIN FERTICK: THE ONLY THING WE WERE AGAINST AT FIRST WAS THE BREAKING OF TRADITION AND THOUGHT THE SCHOOL MIGHT CHANGE A LOT BUT IT REALLY DIDN'T.))
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((PAUL BICKFORD: IT'S FUNNY WITH ALL THE SKEPTICISM ACTUALLY A LOT OF THE WOMEN ARE LIKE GUYS, IT'S LIKE A LITTLE TESTOSTERONE IN THE MIX.))
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Natasha Miller says overcoming the odds with the men wasn't easy but they learned to work together.

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((NATASHA MILLER: WE LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH BECAUSE WE'RE ALL BEEN THROUGH IT TOGETHER AND THEY'VE SUPPORTED US 110%.))
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((JOHN MCCAIN: I WANT TO JOIN IN THE CHORUS OF CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2001 GENTLEMEN AND LADIES I SALUTE YOU.))
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Navy veteran and United States Senator John McCain addressed the graduates and said their experience reaffirmed his life long faith that in America anything is possible.
[NAT SOUND 18:03] ((THE CLASS OF 2001 IS HERE BY RELIEVED OF ALL DUTY.))
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And together through four hard years this class made it to graduation day. Kate Weidaw News7 Lexington.))



[11McCain]


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Senator John McCain had a few things to say following yesterday's graduation... He's trying to get a gun control bill passed...
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[VO-NAT 00-48 1:20:55]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 20]

The bill pushes for background checks at gun and trade shows. McCain says it's ridiculous that checks are made only when you purchase a gun at a store.
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[SOT 19:45]
[IN Q=I've been]

((JOHN MCCAIN: I'VE BEEN FOR GUN SHOW LOOP HOLES WHICH ALLOWS CRIMINALS TO SELL GUNS AT GUN SHOWS WHICH THEY WON'T OTHER WISE BE ABLE TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona]
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[VO-NAT]

McCain says he feels he has support from enough other lawmakers to pass the bill.
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[11Amherst-Trooper]


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An investigation clears a state trooper of wrong-doing after a high speed chase and foot pursuit in Madison Heights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./March;]

Trooper James Scott shot 24- year old Edgar Jermaine Harvey in the shoulder after chasing him through several back yards. Police say Scott had stopped Harvey because he suspected him of driving drunk. A two-month criminal investigation by the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations cleared Scott recently. He remains on administrative duty until a routine internal investigation is also complete.
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[11Local-Flooding]


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Heavy rains brought on flooding that forced a road closure in Henry County last night.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]

Virginia State Police had to divert traffic from a 50 foot stretch of Route 2-20 near Bassett Forks because of high water. State police say the road is now open.
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[GA-Wildfires]


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Some Southern States could use the rain we are getting to help battle wildfires.
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A blaze has burned more than five thousand acres in South Georgia prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.
Firefighters in McIntosh County say they have the perimeter of the blaze contained and are working to isolate the hot spots.
So far they have saved 100 homes from burning.
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[Tease#1]



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[BOTH MICS HOT] Triple Crown hopes are dashed when Monarchos doesn't reign supreme in the Preakness... We'll have highlights coming up.
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And...
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[vo-nat] a race horse whose career in the spotlight ended more than a half-century ago... has made quite a comeback in bookstores across the country. Straight ahead - we're looking back at the glory days of "Seabiscuit."
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"Point Given" may have disappointed fans in the Kentucky Derby a couple of weeks ago -- but he made up for it yesterday with a two-and-a-quarter length victory in yesterday's Preakness. It was the 1930's when a horse named Seabiscuit became the greatest money winner of all time on the track. Though that record's been surpassed many times now... Seabiscuit's story is about much more than money. And that story is making this race-horse a winner - six decades later.
Keith Humphry has details in today's Newsreel.
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[Seabiscuit-Reel]


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[SUPER=01-Lisa Kepley/Barnes and Noble; :06]
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Marlow/Ram's Head Book Shop; :28 -- QUICK!!!]
[super=10-Tom Smith/Seabiscuit's Trainer/1940; 1:04]
[SUPER=04-March 11, 1940; 1:12]
[SUPER=04-November 1, 1938; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=Newsreel, I'm KH.]
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[SOT from INT. SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 9:37:14]
[IN Q=SEABISCUIT WAS]

((9:37:14 - SEABISCUIT WAS AN UNDERDOG - HE WAS AN UNUSUALLY SMALL HORSE - HIS GAIT WAS - HE RAN KIND OF SIDEWAYS HIS TAIL WAS TOO SHORT UM HE WAS JUST NOT WHAT THEY EXPECTED -- 9:37:25 --... THEY DIDN'T EXPECT HIM TO BE A CHAMPION - 9:37:27 ))
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[Seabiscuit racing on SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:23:10] Call him what you will: underdog, reject, ugly duckling. In the 1930's Seabiscuit raced his way into America's heart... [closeup of pan shot of book on INT. SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 9:42:45 or 9:43:18 - whichever you like better] More recently... Laura Hillenbrand's book about him raced its way into the coveted number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list.
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[SOT from INT SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 9:41:41]
[IN Q=WE HAVE STUFF]

(( 9:41:41 -- I MEAN WE HAVE STUFF LIKE TUESDAY'S WITH MORRIE THAT'S BEEN ON THERE FOR THREE YEARS AND IT'S SELLING BETTER THAN THAT - 9:41:45))
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Local bookstores are among those having trouble keeping "Seabiscuit" in stock:
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[SOT from INT. SEABISCUIT TC 9:41:50]
[IN Q=WE'VE SOLD]

((9:41:50 - WE'VE SOLD OUT OF IT THREE OR FOUR TIMES THAT WE'VE HAD TO RE-ORDER - PEOPLE COME IN LOOKING FOR IT SPECIFICALLY - 9:41:54))
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[SOT from INT. SEABISCUIT TC 9:37:03]
[IN Q=WITHIN THE ROANOKE]

((9:37:03 -- WITHIN THE ROANOKE STORE IT'S NUMBER THREE - 9:37:07 -- WHICH WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AS WELL IT'S SELLING TERRIFIC - 9:37:09))
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[OUT Q=IT'S SELLING TERRIFIC.]
[shot of Seabiscuit with #1 on him from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:22:33]

Seabiscuit was one of America's first sports superstars. [repeat shots from beginning -- closeups of Seabiscuit on SEABISCUIT tape at TCs 17:20:37 and 17:20:57] He wasn't a prime example of thoroughbred perfection - he was gawky, with stubby, crooked legs. [show Tom Smith (trainer) standing beside of Seabiscuit - from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:19:52] But trainer Tom Smith recognized something special in the colt early on - [crowd at Seabiscuit's retirement -- from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:19:43] and was with Seabiscuit until the horse's retirement.
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[SOT from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:19:49]
[IN Q=WELL WE FIGURE]

((17:19:49 -- WELL WE FIGURE HE'S EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE RETIRED AND WE FIGURE THE TIME TO RETIRE IS WHEN HE'S AT THE TOP - 17:19:56))
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[from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:20:13 - race at Santa Anita]
[VO from the Santa Anita - Seabiscuit's last race -- from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:20:13] The last race of Seabiscuit's career was at Santa Anita in California. Seabiscuit pulled ahead and stayed ahead to rack up the 33-rd win of his career. As impressive as that performance was - it was a one-on-one showdown a year and a half earlier that made Seabiscuit a legend. [shot of Seabiscuit from SEABISCUIT tape TC 17:22:36] He was a definite underdog when his owner and the owner [shot of War Admiral from SEABISCUIT tape TC 17:22:31] of Triple-Crown winner, War Admiral, agreed to a challenge between the two horses. [people gathered at race track from SEABISCUIT tape TC 17:22:26] On November 1st, 1938 - they faced off - [VO of the two horses as race begins - on SEABISCUIT tape TC 17:22:38] and sent spectators into a frenzy. War Admiral -- Number 1 -- had the rail position at the start... But Seabiscuit -- Number 2 -- pulled ahead and claimed the inside.
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[SOT 17:22:48 - 17:22:53]
[IN Q=Nats of race as Seabiscuit pulling ahead]

((Nats as Sea Biscuit pulls ahead))
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[holdover race vo]
Fierce opponent War Admiral caught up in the backstretch to make it a neck-and-neck race.

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[SOT 17:22:59 - 17:23:06]
[IN Q=Nats as War Admiral catches up]

((Nats as War Admiral catches up))
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[OUT Q=NATS as War Admiral catches up]

[the horses dead even going in to homestretch from SEABISCUIT TAPE TC 17:23:23 ] The two remained side by side until the homestretch - [Seabiscuit pulling ahead] when the mighty War Admiral gave way - and -FOUR-TO-ONE underdog Seabiscuit pulled an astonishing four lengths ahead for the finish.
40-MILLION radio listeners - President Roosevelt among them - reportedly tuned in for the event. That year - Seabiscuit garnered more news coverage than Roosevelt, Hitler, AND Mussolini. After retiring in 1940, [17:20:48 Seabiscuit bronze statue unveiling] the horse once thought of as the Ugly Duckling of thoroughbreds made his last public appearance ... witnessing the unveiling of his physique - [Please save the shot of the REAL Seabiscuit standing in front of his statue to use for the last shot of Newsreel -- the shot is on SEABISCUIT TAPE at TC 17:20:56] immortalized in bronze. That's Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))

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Wet roads may have played a role in an accident on Interstate 81 this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Police say a sixteen year old driver lost control of a car in the Southbound lanes near the Buchanan exit around six-thirty. The vehicle ran off the road, over an embankment and stopped just short of a creek. There were four passengers in the car. Three of them were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for precautionary measures. Authorities say no one appears to have been seriously hurt.
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[11Lowe's-Speedway]


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It's been a year since dozens of race fans were injured in a walkway collapse at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT 1:37:33]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 21, 2000;]

No one was killed but 107- people were injured. The Winston returned to the track again last night and fans packed the grandstands like always. But track officials aren't taking any chances this year. A command post has been built in time for this weekend's events and next week's Coca- Cola 600. The center will house various emergency officials.
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[Sports-Plays]


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Jeff Gordon won the rain delayed and red flagged Winston early this morning at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
For his efforts he pocketed more than 516-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/FX;]


The rain started just before the All Star event was to get underway.
But officials started the race at 9:30 as planned. Then in turn two of the first lap, Kevin Harvick lost it on the slippery track. Gordon, Jeff Burton and Michael Waltrip got caught up in the four car wreck.
NASCAR red flagged the race and allowed anyone with a backup car to continue racing.
That decision allowed Gordon to drive into the winners' circle.
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[COMM # 3][Health-Check]



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In this week's Health Check, a local program helps cancer survivors get back on their feet after treatment.
A nursing and rehabilitation center doubles in size.
Plus the maker of the powerful pain killer OxyContin helps pharmacist and doctors fight prescription drug abuse.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has those stories and more.
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[SUPER=@Earley; 12]
[SUPER=01-Pamela Bennett/Purdue Pharma; 50]
[SUPER=01-Cindy McDaniel/Pheasant Ridge; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Annette Martel /Roanoke Athletic Club; 1:41]
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(([tape 01-11, 21:34]
This week marked the first meeting of the state's OxyContin Task force. Attorney General Mark Early met with doctors, sheriffs and the drug's maker - Purdue Pharma.
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((MARK EARLEY/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS KIND OF PAIN MEDICATION IS AVAILABLE TO THE PATIENTS WHO NEED IT AND DOES NOT LEAK OUT TO BE ABUSED AND RESULT IN DEATHS AND ADDICTION IN OUR POPULATION.))
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Purdue Pharma has developed a 10 point plan to address the problem. [501-09,9:29]
One of those points includes providing tamper proof prescription pads to doctors.
The pads have six safety features designed to prevent forgery or photocopying of prescriptions.
For example if someone tries to photocopy the prescription --the photocopy will show the words void on the top --which is not visible on the original prescription.
And on the back of the pad --the writing is heat sensitive and can be rubbed off -- but it will re-appear.
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[SOT10:31:12]
[IN Q=With the concerns about abuse and diversion]

((WITH THE CONCERNS ABOUT ABUSE AND DIVERSION WE WANTED TO DO EVERYTHING WE COULD OT HELP STEM THAT PROBLEM))
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[tape 500-21, 1:56:07]
In other health news, the Pheasant Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Roanoke is expanding.
The center is nearly doubling in size to meet the needs of seniors in our area in need of long term and short term care.
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[SOT20:02:48]
[IN Q=Basically Roanoke has become a health care]

((CINDY MCDANIEL/PHEASANT RIDGE: BASICALLY ROANOKE HAS BECOME A HUB FOR LONG TERM CARE. YOU HAVE A LOT OF THE SENIOR POPULATION MOVING FROM DIFFERENT STATES HERE --MUCH LIKE THEY DID TO FLORIDA))
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One of the main focuses of the center is occupational, physical and speech therapy. The expansion should be complete sometime in mid June. [tape 501-03, 15:43 ]
Also making medical headlines,
A local program is helping cancer survivors get back in shape after treatments have taken their toll on their bodies.

The program is called Strides to Strength and it's available through the Roanoke Athletic Club.
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[SOT16:23]
[IN Q=One of their main goals]

((ANNETTE /DIR OF WELLNESS:ONE OF THEIR MAIN GOALS WHEN WE START THE PROGRAM IS TO INCREASE THEIR ENERGY LEVELS AND THEIR STAMINA. JUST TO BE ABLE TO DO THEIR NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITIES JUST A WHOLE LOT BETTER))
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[OUT Q=a whole better]


For participants the program offers not only an opportunity to improve physical ability --but a chance to get to know other cancer survivors.
That's this weeks health check... I'm Joy Sutton.))


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Mother Nature is making it tough on tobacco farmers on the North Carolina- Virginia border. Officials say late frosts and drought-like conditions have inhibited burley growers in the northwest part of North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

Officials say growers typically have their plants set out and ready to go by this time of year. But with early morning frosts last week and more expected this week, many have delayed planting. The region has also suffered from a severe dry spell, which has left the soil parched and has kept farmers from moving seedlings from beds to fields.
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Coming up .. It was a history-making weekend in Lexington.
V-M-I graduates its first class of women to complete four years at the school.
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[vo-nat]
AND .. As violence escalates in the Mid-East-- Israel's Prime Minister heads to Moscow to find a way out... and Colin Powell makes a plea for peace. More on those stories just ahead.
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[2-shot hello]

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14 women made history yesterday as they became the first women to survive FOUR years at the Virginia Military Institute.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/Yesterday;]


Other women have earned diplomas from VMI but this is the first class of female cadets to attend all four years at the previously all-male school.
The graduating cadets are among the 25 female freshmen who came to V-M-I in the fall of 1997. Eleven ended up dropping out.
V-M-I opened its doors to women under orders from the U-S Supreme Court.
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Today's ceremonies at Hollins UNiversity mark the end of the President's career with the school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 1;]

Hollins is ready to pass out more than 200 diplomas, just weeks after more than a hundred students protested the school's supposed lack of diversity. This will be the last graduation for President Janet Rasmussen, who is stepping down amid declining enrollment and allegations of mismanagement and poor spending.
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A-B-C corespondent Ann Compton will deliver today's commencement address.
She is a 19-69 graduate of Hollins, and started her career in journalism with an internship at W-D-B-J-7 during her junior year at the school.

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A shadow of cheating allegations hangs over today's ceremonies at the University of Virginia. A physics professor recently referred more than a hundred students to the Honor Committee for plagiarism. Members of the University of Virginia's academic village say the school's recent cheating scandal has been overly hyped ... but admit it's still disturbing.

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Wet roads may have been the cause of a scary morning for several people from Craig County early today. They were in a car accident...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./This Morning]

on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County. Police say a sixteen year old driver lost control of a car in the Southbound lanes near the Buchanan exit around six-thirty. The vehicle reportedly ran off the road, over an embankment and stopped just short of a creek. There were four passengers in the car. Three of them were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for precautionary measures. Authorities say no one appears to have been seriously hurt.
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[Middle-East]


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Israel's foreign minister has arrived in Moscow for talks that he says he hopes will help find a way out of the current Middle East crisis.
Shimon Peres meets with Vladimir Putin tomorrow.
Kimberly Dozier has more on the situation in the Middle East.
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[SUPER=01-Amr Moussa/Secretary General of Arab League; :46]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/U. S. Secretary of State; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=CBS News London]

((Information: Information: This...is war. That from a top Israeli official, as his country launched a second volley of air raids...in as many days. F-16s and Apache helicopter gunships made rubble out of Palestinian Authority security buildings in Gaza and the West Bank.
This came after Friday's Palestinian suicide bombing of an Israeli shopping mall. Six people died in that attack, including the bomber, militant Hamas activist, Mahmoud Ahmed Marmash. In a video he left behind, the twenty-year-old called his act, vengeance, for every drop of blood that has fallen on Palestinian land.
Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo recommended vengeance of a diplomatic kind: severing political contacts with Israel, until the military assaults cease.

(SOT Secretary General of Arab League, Amr Moussa, ) "I believe it is the responsibility of the international community

to protect the civilian population from the bombardment by the bombers and by the tanks and rockets.'

From Washington, a plea. (SOT U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said in Washington) "I...call on behalf of the Unit

ed States for all leaders in the region to...do everything in their power immediately to bring into being an unconditional cessation of violence.'
But there seems hardly enough time to bury the dead, before the next round...much less, the will to make peace. KD, CBS News, London))


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An apparent drowning in the James River has the Amherst County Sheriff's office investigating.
A caretaker at a dam in Snowden alerted authorities about a body floating in the river around 1-o'clock yesterday.
There was no identification found on the body which appears to have been in the water for about a week. He's described as a middle aged white male wearing jeans, a green and red striped shirt and a blue belt. At this time, there is no evidence of foul play - an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherst Sheriff's Department.

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Eight Swiss tourists are safe this morning after being freed from a flooded cave in France.
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Divers rescued the exhausted tourists after floodwaters trapped them in the cave for three days.
The dozens of rescue workers on hand broke into rounds of applause as the first group of three young women left the dank underground cave.
They were immediately followed by the remaining five men.
Ten giant pumps were used to suck the water from the cave on Saturday and small targeted explosives helped drain the water.
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Florida Governor Jeb Bush could have some high-profile competition next year.
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Former U-S Attorney General Janet Reno may challenge Bush for the governor's seat.
Despite suffering from Parkinson's Disease Reno is reportedly considering throwing her hat in the ring.
While name recognition may help her, the controversy surrounding her time as U. S. Attorney General may hurt.
Many say Reno will lack the support of the Latin American community after the seizure of Elian Gonzalez to return him to his Cuban father.
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As the U.S. Congress investigates the FBI Oklahoma City bombing case, the Bureau may also have erred in concluding that an American Catholic missionary who was critical of the Kenyan government committed suicide.
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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.


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[BOTH MICS HOT]
Jennifer Lopez's "Angel Eyes" are impressive to one critic. The review is coming up.
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And...
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In today's Virginia Profile -- an animal rescue pays off... A rottweiller nursed back to health is now an official Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy... His story, coming up. But first - if you're traveling today...


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A rottweiler that was living in Roanoke County has his own rags to riches story. After being neglected as a puppy he has become a rising star in Bedford County. Kate Weidaw has the story.

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((From the looks of Mac he's as healthy as any rottweiler... But the 90-pounder wasn't always so sturdy...

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((DR. CINTHIA HONEYCUTT: HE WAS SKIN AND BONES, HE WAS ABOUT TWO THIRDS THE WEIGHT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HE WAS 66 POUNDS.))
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Last year a Roanoke County Animal Control Officer found Mac neglected. He was treated at Hanging Rock Animal Hospital, where Doctor Cinthia Honeycutt discovered a malnourished dog whose collar was so tight it was digging into his skin.

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((DR. CINTHIA HONEYCUTT: WITH MAC HE WAS JUST A GOOD DOG DESPITE HOW BAD HE LOOKED THAT I KNEW I HAD TO FIND A HOME FOR HIM.))
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While Mac was looking for a home - the Bedford County Sheriff's Department was looking for a new addition to its K-9 team. The match seemed perfect - but Mac had some serious training ahead of him. [NATS OF CHRIS DOING HAND SIGNALS.]
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Corporal Chris Wimer considers Mac his partner and has trained him to track down narcotics.
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((CORPORAL CHRIS WIMER: HE'S ALSO A PATROL DOG HE DOES TRACKING, BUILDING SEARCHES, AND CRIMINAL APPREHENSION.))
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At the young age of three Mac has earned his badge as an official Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy. And after a hard day at work - this patrol dog has a new home life.

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((CHRIS WIMER: HE'S GOT A NICE BIG COMFORTABLE KENNEL IN THE YARD, HE'S CRAZY ABOUT MY WIFE AND I HAVE A LITTLE 5 YEAR OLD SON AND HE REALLY ENJOYS HOME LIFE.))
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And he's one of law enforcement's best crime fighters. Kate Weidaw, News7 Bedford County.))


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Jennifer Lopez is no angel - but as Richard Roeper tell us - her "Angel Eyes" are shining during her best performance ever.
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You can see Roger Ebert's and Richard Roeper's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.


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Calling all men and women the YWCA needs your help. The Young Women's Christian Association needs volunteers to help with everything from the board of directors, office work and maintenance.
Or you can just join the YWCA gym.
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Clyde Tables came to the YWCA as the assistant child care coordinator, but then he saw the gym. He volunteered his time to breath life back into the organization's fitness center.
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Men and women can join and it only cost 50 dollars a year. There's a pool and aerobic class, but Clyde is quick to tell you he's still improving the gym. Tax deductible donations of exercise equipment, carpet or money are needed.
He sees the gym as a way to help the community as well as the 25 residents of the YWCA.

The gym is only one area that needs work at the YWCA. Pat Reynolds has been director for less than a year. She is working to fill all the positions on the board of directors.
As well as find volunteers to do much needed work around the building. She's hoping organizations or businesses will adopt an area of the YWCA.

Child Care Coordinator Paul Coker-Jones also needs volunteers to help with day care. The "Before and After Program" shuttles children to and from school.
In the summer months its open from six to six each work day.
If you would to help the YWCA in any way call 540-345-9922.[take full screen]