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On News 7 at 5, a small plane crashes into a skyscraper in the heart of Italy's financial district.
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Also family members hear the last few moments of Flight 93 before it crashed on September 11th.
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Isolated thunderstorms are firing up again in central Virginia. We will check them out in a moment.

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In Sports, Virginia Tech learns when its injured quarterback could return,
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and the former Indians of Blacksburg High School have selected a new mascot. We'll tell you what it is.
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News 7 at 5 is next.

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Authorities don't think terrorism played in a role in the crash of a small plane into a skyscraper in Milan.
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At least three people are reported dead. 60 others are injured. Authorities say the pilot, who was the only one on the plane, sent a distress signal before crashing. Witnesses told police the plane was on fire before it hit the building. One woman described the crash as sounding "like a bomb.'' She says, ``The pavement shook like an earthquake.'' Italy's interior minister is quoted as saying the initial information suggests the crash was an accident. The plane had been on a short flight from Switzerland to Milan. The Milan airport had been notified by the pilot that the plane had landing gear problems.
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A haunting recording is being heard in Princeton, New Jersey today. The cockpit audio tapes from hijacked United Airlines flight 93 are being played for relatives of the victims. The plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field September eleventh. Gretchen Carlson reports.
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((AS RELATIVES OF VICTIMS OF UNITED FLIGHT 93 GATHER TO HEAR THE DRAMATIC COCKPIT VOICE TAPE....FAMILY MEMBERS TALK ABOUT WHY THEY HAD TO BE HERE.

SOT: KENNY NACKE

"WE COME HERE TO HONOR OUR BROTHER."

SOT: JOHN BEAVEN (12:49:21)

"WE FEEL WE CAN REALLY EXPERIENCE WHAT OUR FATHER'S LAST HALF HOUR WAS LIKE."
THE TAPE FROM SEPTEMBER 11TH, IS SAID TO BE VIOLENT AND DISTRESSING, BUT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS HOPE THE SESSION WILL OFFER A GLIMPSE OF HOW THEIR LOVED ONES HEROICALLY FOUGHT THEIR ASSAILANTS. IT WAS A BATTLE THAT APPARENTLY ENDED WHEN FLIGHT 93 CRASHED INTO A PENNSYLVANIA FIELD....HUNDREDS OF MILES SHORT OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

sot: KENNY NACKE

"IN MY HEART AND MY HEAD I KNOW WHAT MY BROTHER WOULD HAVE DONE IN THAT SITUATION. HE WAS A VERY STRONG MINDED, STRONG WILLED, STREET SMART PROTECTOR."
SOME WERE AGAINST THE TAPES BEING PLAYED. PAULA NACKE JACOBS IS HERE BUT SAYS LISTENING TO THE TAPES WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT.

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"I THINK THAT EVERY TIME WE GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO GO ABOUT THE NORMALCY OF YOUR LIFE, SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENS AND THESE WOUNDS ARE OPENED UP AGAIN AND THAT TO ME IS VERY HARD."))

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Bedford County authorities say a family dog may have prevented the abduction of a ten-year-old girl. The girl told deputies she was approached near her grandmother's mailbox yesterday when a man and woman drove up and ordered her into the vehicle. The child's dog apparently bit the man on his arm and leg and the pair drove off. The couple is described as a thin white male, 6- feet tall, bald with a tattoo on his left forearm and a white female with purple spiked hair.
Meanwhile, Blacksburg Police say they're also investigating an attempted abduction - this one involving an eight-year-old girl. Officials say yesterday evening two men approached her near her Blacksburg home and asked her to get in their car. The girl ran in her house and called police. The suspects are described as white males - one with spiked orange hair. Officials don't believe the two cases are related.



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It's official. Blacksburg High School has a new mascot....students will now be known as the Bruins. The announcement came today after the bear symbol was picked by 55-percent of students in grades 8 through 12.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon is in Blacksburg tonight with reaction to the change...Rachel? Shannon, today was the second time students would get to vote on a new mascot.
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Last Friday they voted on four choices but there was no clear majority - - so they did it again today with the two top choices. Out of 1,166 students - - 644 went to the Bruins and 522 went to just Blacksburg, meaning no mascot at all.
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((BENJ DANIELS/BHS STUDENT; I'M ACTUALLY NOT THAT SURPRISED BECAUSE THEY'RE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE THAT STILL WANTED THE INDIAN MASCOT AND I GUESS IT CAME ACROSS THAT THE NO MASCOT CHOICE WAS A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT WANTED THE INDIANS.)) ((MARIA SLEIMAN/BHS STUDENT; I VOTED FOR THE BRUINS BECAUSE I THOUGHT NO MASCOT WOULD BE REALLY STUPID BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD BE LIKE THE BLACKSBURG BLAH BLAH NO NOTHING AFTER IT SO, I GUESS IT'S PRETTY COOL BUT I'D RATHER HAVE IT THE INDIANS.))
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Last year the Montgomery County School Board voted to have the High School's Indian mascot changed because it was offensive to some. The school now has two years to make the changeover to Bruins.
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Some of the students I spoke with say the Bruin - being a bear is a big powerful animal that can represent strength and courage for its teams.
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Shannon, one of the next steps is for students and school officials to decide on a Bruins mascot design..

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Coming up next on the newscast, an aide for a top state Republican is accused of illegally listening to a Democratic conference call...and later, Jacey Birch will take us to a non-traditional Circus.
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The Commander of the Canadian forces in Kandahar is expressing condolences for one of the worst friendly-fire accidents of the war in Afghanistan.
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Four Canadian paratroppers were killed by a stray laser-guided bomb dropped by a U-S F-16 warplane. Eight soldiers were wounded. Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien told a shocked Parliament that the soldiers died in the"first great global struggle for justice in the 21st century."
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((LT. COLONEL PAT SROGRAN/BATTALION COMMANDER OF CANADIAN FORCES/KANDAHAR: PARATROOPERS ARE A SPECIAL BREED OF SOLDIERS, AND THESE YOUNG MEN WERE AMONG THE FINEST, BRAVEST PARATROOPS THAT I HAVE EVER SOLDIERED WITH. THEY HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE NAME OF CANADA, PROTECTING OUR WAY OF LIFE AGAINST THE SCOURGE OF TERRORISM. THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.))
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In Washington, a defense official said the jet pilots thought they had been fired at from the ground and that the pilot of the plane that dropped the bomb had received permission to do so before the strike was launched.
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The Richmond eavesdropping probe is expanding.
A second Republican official is reportedly under investigation for listening in on a Democratic conference call.


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The latest story broke last night as state lawmakers were completing work on the veto session.
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The Associated Press reported that the Chief of Staff to House Speaker Vance Wilkins may have listened to the March 25th conference call on her cell phone.
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Former GOP Executive Director Ed Matricardi was charged in the case earlier this month.
Joe Dashiell wil have more on this story tonight on News 7 at Six.


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Coming up next Patrick Evans will tell us how to use landscaping to make a friendly enviroment that is enviromentally friendly.
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A circus without elephants or lion trainers moves under the Roanoke big-top this weekend.
The new age, futuristic Moscow State Circus plans to amaze audiences with daring feats and thrilling trapeze performances rather than animal acts.
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Jacey Birch joins us from the Roanoke Civic Center with some of the action.
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Our Growin' It focus has been the dry weather, and how to cope with it, but today we add a twist: How do you manage to landscape a brand-new construction site in an evironmentally friendly manner?
Patrick Evans takes a look at that problem, today on Growin' It.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll see what it takes to move a television station,
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[VO] and in Sports, we'll have an update from Virginia Tech as tests reveal the extent of Grant Noel's knee injury.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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Virginia Tech quarterback Grant Noel has a torn ACL in his left knee indicated by an MRI this morning at seven at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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Noel, who will miss the spring game this Saturday, also underwent tests to measure the looseness of the knee. Results showed no significant looseness.
The next two weeks are crucial. If he does not require surgery, he should be back, with a brace by August. But if it is determined Noel needs surgery, the rehab time is six months.
Number two quarterback Bryan Randall will see action in the spring game on both teams wearing a yellow, non contact jersey.
Noel and coach Frank Beamer were unavailable for comment.
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One of the areas the Washington Redskins won't need to address in this Saturday's NFL draft is defensive end. That's where future Hall-of-Famer Bruce Smith is firmly anchored.
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Smith is under contract with the Redskins for this season. New Coach Steve Spurrier is hopeful that the 16-year veteran will be ready to go in time for training camp in July and help lead the Redskins back to the playoffs.
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The Skins have the 18th overall pick in Saturday first round of the draft.

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Donna Daniels has been promoted from Roanoke Dazzle team president to NBDL vice president of marketing.
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Her promotion was made official today. Her move means that Joe Preseren, a NBDL league administrator, becomes the new Dazzle president.
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That's it for the ticker, at six, notes from Talladega and Jeff Gordon is on Regis, see ya then.

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As Your Hometown station prepares to take up residence in our new Digital Broadcast Center, we'd thought you might like to see some of the behind-the-scenes chaos that accompanies a move of this magnitude.
Since he's so used to moving, we asked Patrick Evans to chronicle some of the events
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[Building for the Future FS] leading up to the first broadcast from our "Building for the Future".
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