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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]

More than 8-months after the September eleventh attacks the last beam from the World Trade Center is removed. Plus, some Pulaski County residents prepare to say a final goodbye to a promising young student while police investigate her murder. And, cloning may give the extinct Tasmanian Tiger the second of its nine lives.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[SOT 15:18:31]
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((WE DIDN'T EVEN SEE HIM, WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, UNTIL WE HEARD IT AND THEN WE TURNED AROUND AND SEEN HIM.))
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[OUT Q=and seen him.]
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A man on a bike collides with a car in Roanoke-- But investigators say this case may be about much more.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Orange-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-26 TC00:10]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11]

Roanoke police say the 37- year old man was pedaling away from a crime scene when he crashed his bike into the car.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say the man stabbed a woman more than once at a nearby residence and then fled on his bike. Investigators were at both scenes tonight talking to witnesses and collecting evidence.
(QWA-Knee-sha) Qwanesha Morris and Jessica Bonds were on their way to the Roanoke Fair with two young children--- when

the suspect crashed into the side of their car on Orange Avenue around eight thirty.
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[SOT 15:18:39]
[IN Q=At first]

((AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS ANOTHER CAR, I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS A HUMAN BEING, IT HIT SO HARD, WE THOUGHT IT WAS A CAR... THE SEAT BELT CHOKED HER.))
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[OUT Q=choked her.]
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[VO-NAT]

The man and 42- year old woman lived together at the house where the stabbing occurred on Hanover Avenue. Police have NOT released their names-- but say both are in critical condition.
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[Ground-Zero]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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Recovery efforts at Ground Zero have reached the beginning of the end. As a bugler played ''Taps,'' and hundreds of hard-hatted construction workers looked on, the last steel beam left from the devastated World Trade Center was cut down tonight. Jamie Colby reports.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :05]
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[SUPER=01-Sal Borgogne/Pizzeria Owner; :42]
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(((SOT-MAT LENIO, CONSTRUCTION WORKER)

IT'S LIKE A BIG MEMORIAL THERE.
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A WREATH AND AN AMERICAN FLAG MARKED THE LAST REMNANT OF WHAT WAS ONCE THE MAJESTIC TWIN TOWERS. A SINGLE GIRDER -- STILL STANDING AFTER THE SOUTH TOWER FELL -- WAS DISCOVERED TO THE AMAZMENT OF MANY DURING RECOVERY EFFORTS.
(SOT - MAT LENIO, CONSTRUCTION WORKER )

JUST A PIECE STICKING UP STARTED AT 4 FEET AND GOT BIGGER AS WE DUG DEEPER.
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WORKERS TOOK FINAL MOMENTS TO LEAVE MESSAGES -- AND OFFER PRAYERS -- BEFORE CUTTING DOWN THE 30-FOOT BEAM. COVERED IN BLACK AND THE AMERICAN FLAG -- IT WILL REMAIN AT THE SITE FOR ONE MORE DAY. AND WHAT MARKS THE END FOR WORKERS AT GROUND ZERO ... SIGNIFIES A NEW BEGINNING FOR NEARBY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS -- WHO MUST NOW PICK UP THE PIECES AND MOVE ON.
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YOUR LIFE GOES ON YOU'VE GOT TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND GO FORWARD. TRACK SINCE REOPENING TWO WEEKS AGO AFTER BEING SHUT DOWN FOR SEVEN MONTHS, THIS PIZZERIA OWNER SAYS CREWS TELL HIM THEY ARE READY TO GO.
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THEY'RE A LITTLE TIRED BUT THEY ARE HAPPY THIS IS OVER WITH AND THEY WANT TO START REBUILDING THE CITY.
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RECOVERY WORKERS WILL RETURN TO THE SITE ON THURSDAY WHEN A FORMAL CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TO REMOVE THIS LAST LOAD OF STEEL ALONG WITH A FLAG DRAPED EMPTY STRETCHER WHCICH WILL SIGNIFY THOSE WHO PERISHED, BUT WERE NEVER FOUND. IN NEW YORK, I'M JAMIE COLBY, FOR CBS NEWS. ))

[Levy]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Police now know Chandra Levy was murdered but they don't know much else about the case. The District of Columbia medical examiner today officially ruled the death of the former federal intern a homicide.
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[SUPER=03-Modesto, CA;]

Meantime, across the country in California, friends and family held a memorial service to celebrate Levy's life. A lawyer for her family says loved ones are ``heartbroken'' to learn she was murdered and want justice. Today's service was closed to the media but some relatives took a moments to share their thoughts afterwards.
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[IN Q=The way I described...]

((PAUL KATZ/CHANDRA'S UNCLE: THE WAY I DESCRIBED CHANDRA TODAY.. SHE WAS BUBBLY, VIVACIOUS.. AND ADVENTURESOME...I CAN TELL YOU SHE LIKED REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS..SHE LIKED CHOCOLATE..SHE WAS TRUSTING...SHE WAS CONSIDERATE..SHE WAS KIND...SHE WAS EVERY FATHER'S DAUGHTER.))
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[OUT Q=every father's daughter.]
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Levy's body was found last week in a Washington park. She'd been missing for more than a year. Police say it's too soon to name any possible suspects.
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[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-23 TC16:54]
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A local citizen's group is proof residents can make a difference.
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The volume of traffic is increasing along Colonial Avenue in Roanoke County. So V-DOT plans to make changes to alleviate congestion. One suggestion was to add three lanes to the current two lane road. But the citizens group, "Colonial Avenue Alliance" believed the plan was flawed and managed to work with V-DOT and Roanoke County to come up with an alternative. Tonight-- Roanoke County supervisors praised the cooperation.
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[IN Q=If a group]

((CINDY WEBSTER/CAA SPOKESPERSON; IF A GROUP IS TENACIOUS AND FOLLOWS THROUGH AND DOES THEIR HOMEWORK AND HAS VALID POINTS TO OFFER AND PROVES COST EFFECTIVENESS, IT CAN BE DONE.))
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[OUT Q=it can be done.]
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[VO-NAT]

The group would like to see V-DOT construct two lanes with individual turn lanes to help with congestion.
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[Salem-Council]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Salem's city council meeting took on a turn of the century look tonight.
Council members and guests donned period costumes for the meeting.
It's all part of Salem's 200th birthday celebration.
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[Pulaski-Death]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=rca]
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Friends describe 16-year-old (Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood as smart, easy to talk to and very involved...
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The 11th grader at Pulaski County High School died Saturday morning from a drug overdose. Counselors were at the school today to help grieving students. Meanwhile, police are charging 31-year-old Edward Lee Carter with murder. Officials say Carter provided the drugs and under Virginia law can be held accountable.
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((G.W. ROCHE; IT'S A VEHICLE FOR HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTS IF SOMEONE WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL BEHAVIOR AND SOMEONE DIES AS A RESULT OF WHAT THEY DO THEN THIS A MEANS TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.))
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[OUT Q=ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

Today Carter was arraigned for distribution of drugs to a minor and 2nd degree felony murder charges. He's being held in the New River Valley jail.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

(Gay-lynn) Gaelen Wood's memorial service is set for tomorrow at 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski.


[Clower]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
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Attorneys for suspended Henry County administrator Sid Clower want his trial moved out of Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./File Tape]


Clower is accused of stealing nearly 800 thousand dollars from the Henry County Public Service Authority, then using some of the money to pay child support to a fellow employee.
No word yet on if or where the July trial will be moved.
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[Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:36:45]
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The U-S Supreme Court will decide whether cross burning can be considered an exercise in free speech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Payne, AL/June 1997]

It's a century- old practice that is most often associated with racial hatred and attempts to intimidate minorities. In 1999 a Pennsylvania man was convicted of setting fire to a cross at a Carroll County Ku Klux Klan rally. But the Virginia Supreme Court overturned the conviction, declaring the state's ban on cross burning unconstitutional.
The STATE Supreme Court was narrowly divided: four to three.
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/June 1999]

Now Barry Black's case goes to the nation's highest court to determine whether cross burning is a First Amendment issue.
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[Redistricting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mmu]
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Special court-ordered House of Delegates elections were put on hold today by the Virginia Supreme Court.
The state's highest court issued a stay of a ruling that ordered new elections in redrawn districts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]


Last week Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore asked the Court for the stay, as well as an expedited appeal.


Both sides in the redistricting controversy are claiming victory.
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[IN Q=I interpret the Supreme Court's decision]

((DELEGATE CHIP WOODRUM: I INTERPRET THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION AS ONE THAT INDICATES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE JUDGE PATTISALL'S, THE TRIAL COURT, VERY CAREFUL REVIEW AS OPPOSED TO THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WHICH WANTED THEM TO REJECT IT OUT OF HAND. ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT OUR CASE. WE FEEL THAT THE COURT WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THESE DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN IN A MATTER THAN COMPLIES WITH THE CONSTITUTION.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Court is expected to issue a final ruling this fall.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Taliban and Al-Qaida prisoners will get a part in John Walker Lindh's trial.,
Find out how next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the Tazmanian Tiger hasn't roamed the earth for decades.
But it could get a new lease on life, thanks to cloning.
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[Sports-preview]


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[Lindh]


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What do Taliban and Al-Qaida prisoners know about the American Taliban?
We may soon find out.
The judge in the John Walker Lindh case has agreed to a plan to allow the defense to interview suspected terrorists via written questions.
Drew Levinson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :53]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON]

((TINTED WINDOWS AND TIGHT SECURITY SHIELDED AMERICAN TALIBAN, JOHN WALKER LINDH, AS HE RETURNED TO COURT FOR ANOTHER HEARING ... ON GRANTING HIS LAWYERS ACCESS TO PRISONERS CAPTURED IN AFGHANISTAN, AND BEING HELD IN CUBA. LINDH'S DEFENSE TEAM SAYS TESTIMONY FROM THE POTENTIAL WITNESSES COULD PROVE THE 21-YEAR OLD WAS NOT PART OF THE CONSPIRACY TO KILL FELLOW AMERICANS. BUT THE JUDGE SIDED WITH PROSECUTORS -- DENYING THE DEFENSE ACCESS TO THE DETAINEES -- AND GIVING THE GOVERNMENT ITS FIRST MAJOR WIN THE CASE. JUDGE T.S. ELLIS SAID HE WAS PERSUADED BY THE GOVERNMENT'S ARGUMENT THAT DIRECT CONTACT WOULD QUOTE INJURE THE ONGOING INTERROGATIONS. INSTEAD, THE JUDGE ADOPTED THE PROSECUTION'S PLAN IN WHICH MILITARY OFFICIALS WILL USE WRITTEN QUESTIONS FROM THE DEFENSE ... AND WEAVE THEM INTO THEIR OWN INTERVIEWS. THE DETAINEES' ANSWERS WILL BE TAPED, AND THEN PROVIDED TO LINDH'S ATTORNEYS.
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AS FOR LINDH'S DEMEANOR, HE SEEMED TO BE AT EASE ... SOMETIMES EVEN SMILING. HE'LL BACK IN COURT FRIDAY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[Tiger-Cloning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Australian scientists are roaring about a breakthrough-- they say they've discovered how to clone a tiger that has been declared extinct for SIXTEEN years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia]

The Tasmanian Tiger may make its comeback from a jar of preserved male and female pups. Scientists say the animal's genes have been replicated using the pup's DNA.
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[IN Q=That was the important...]

((MIKE ARCHER/DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRAILIAN MUSEUM; THAT WAS THE IMPORTANT DISCOVERY THAT KAREN AND DON MADE, THAT WE CAN TURN TO THOSE SKINS IN THE MUSEUM WHICH DO HAVE THE Y CHROMOSOME AND RECOVER THE MISSING INFORMATION.))
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[OUT Q=recover the missing information.]
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[VO-NAT]

The tiger gets its name from its home in the Australian island state of Tasmania.
It's decline into extinction began in the 1800s, when farmers began shooting, poisoning, gassing and trapping the animal, blaming it for attacking sheep. The last known Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936. The project to bring the Tasmanian Tiger back began in 1999.
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[Allen]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kar]
[TAPE#=502-06 TC15:34]
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The U-S Senate is preparing for a big vote on human cloning.
During a visit to Salem today, Senator George Allen stressed his opposition to the idea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


While Allen supports embryonic stem cell research.... he does not want to see it lead to human cloning.
He feels creating human embryos for the sole purpose of destroying them or harvesting them crosses the ethical line...
And that we can attain just as much information from by products of in-vitro fertilization.
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((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN - EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH SHOULD GET FEDERAL FUNDING AS LONG AS IT'S ON THE EMBRYOS THAT ARE THE BYPRODUCT OF INVITRO FERTILIZATION AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF THOSE EMBRYOS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Allen says embryonic stem cell research can be put to good use to find cures for diseases like Parkinson's and Juvenile Diabetes.
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[State-revenue]


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[WRITER=mmu]
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The latest dark cloud in the Virginia's financial picture may have a silver lining for taxpayers.
Virginia's Finance Secretary John Bennett said today that revenues are down more than expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/1998]


That's because the state collected less in taxes and issued more income tax refunds.
The revenue shortfall is forcing the state to use its entire financial cushion of 133 million dollars.
Some lawmakers warn there may be more budget cuts in store.
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[OUT Q=ways to enhance our revenue.]
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[VO-NAT]


April revenues alone were down 11-point-one percent from the same month last year.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Southside's getting a four million dollar boost... thanks to the National Tobacco Settlement.
That's next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And later what do potato chips and Palestinians have in common?
We'll show you.
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[Commercial]

[Tobacco-Grants]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:58:52]
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Financial help is on the way for some Southside communities hit hard by factory closings and layoffs...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


State Officials came to Chatham today to hand over a check for nearly four million dollars in grant money to help fund five economic development projects.
The money comes from Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement.. which is being used in part to help revitalize areas once dependent on tobacco farming revenue.
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[IN Q=The institute]

((DAN SLEEPER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. ADMIN.: THE INSTITUTE AND THE REGIONAL PARK AND PART OF THE WORK WE'RE DOING THERE HAS A LOT TO DO WITH TOBACCO. BECAUSE EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT TOBACCO AS IF IT'S LEFT TOWN AND IT'S GONE AND IT REALLY HASN'T SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS TRY AND FIND NEW WAYS AND KEEP IT A VIABLE PARTNER IN OUR AGRI-BUSINESS CULTURE.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: VIRGINIA IS THE ONLY STATE THAT IS ALLOWING OUR COMMUNITIES TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS TYPE OF MONEY. IF YOU LOOK AROUND US, THE REST OF THE STATES HAVE TAKEN THEIR TOBACCO MONIES AND PRETTY MUCH BALANCED THE BUDGET WITH IT IT.))
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :21]
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[VO-NAT]


The money will help build industrial parks in Gretna and Hurt and a new cyber-park in Danville.
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[Happy-Pigs]


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[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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The key to better tasting ham may be happy pigs.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Clara City, MN;]
Jim VanDerPol is a hog farmer in Minnesota who says pigs should be allowed to enjoy their time on earth and that the r

esult will be tastier meat. He pampers his pigs with 3-feet of bedding, piles of fresh material for the animals to root around in and an all you can eat buffet complete with a good percentage of fermented grain.
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[IN Q=If they are standing...]

((JIM VANDERPOL/HOG FARMER: IF THEY ARE STANDING RELAXED WITH A CURL IN THEIR TAIL, THAT MEANS THEY ARE FEELING PRETTY GOOD.))
[SOT 13:09:48-13:09:52]

((YOU DON'T WANT TO EAT A LOT OF ADRENALINE IN YOUR FOOD, AND THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE GETTING IF THE PIGS ARE UNDER STRESS.))
[SUPER=01-Jim VanDerPol/Hog Farmer;]
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[OUT Q=pigs are under stress.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

VanDerPol says his hogs usually grow to 250-pounds and provide leaner, better meat and higher prices at market.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra also SP-114 2:04:40]
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Gelnvar and Parry McCluer battlemin regional softball and Avalanche highlights, plus NHL playoof action, But first tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]

The NBA is suspending Cleveland Cavaliers coach John Lucas for the first two games of next season and is fining the team 150-thousand dollars. The league says Lucas and the team had improper contact with high school junior LeBron James when James attended a voluntary workout for players last week. James, a junior at St.Vincent-St.Mary High School, was invited to the workouts along with several local college players and some free agents by Lucas. The NBA prohibits players from entering the draft before their class graduates from high school.
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-116 2:01:36]
[GRAPHIC=Softball]


We start this segment with high school regional tournament action. Glenvar and Parry McCluer would meet in a Region C tournament battle yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Fighting Blues vs. Highlanders; :00]


The game was moved to Glenvar high school.
In the bottom of the first, with runners at second and third, Brittney Buckley cranks a shot to left and that allows Holly Dixon and Allison Fasnacht to come on down and it's 2-OH Glenvar.
[SUPER=34-Glenvar/7/Parry McCluer/1;]To the second, the bases are loaded with two outs. Dixon connects on the basehit t

o left and that plates Sarah Armstrong for a 3 run lead.
Buckely did the wrest. She pitched a complete game, struck out 13 and allowed only 3 hits as Glenvar wins 7-1.
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[S-Regionals]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=baseball]


In other regional action, Jefferson Forest's baseball team beat Pulaski County 6-2 to advance in tournament play. The Cavaliers got six hitless innings from pitcher Daniel Tanner and the coaches son, Brennan Thacker, produces a clutch 2 RBI double. The Cavs meet Heritage tonight at 7:30 at Calfee Park.

[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-110 1:50:07]
[GRAPHIC=Tennis]


Rain delayed much of the French Open today. Delays postponed matches including Andre Agassi (AG'-uh-see), Serena Williams and top-seed Jennifer Capriati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France; :00]


But, hey, kudos to Monica Seles. The sixth seed on the women's side not only completed her match she also went on to win it, beating Angeles Montolio in a three setter 6-7, 6-3, and 6-love.
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=tennis]

In high school tennis, Patrick Henry beat Robinson 5-4 in team play and now advances to the 3A state semifinals Friday.

[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-117 1:49:17]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche would play game two of its three game set with Wilmington last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00]


To Salem Memorial we go where some left over memorial day flowers were still around.
In the fourth inning, the Avs with some good defense. The Blue Rocks Norris Hopper skims the grounder past the mound,
shortstop Christians Berroa picks it up gives to [SUPER=37-Salem/3/Wilmington/2;]second and then to first for the doub

le play.
Then in the fifth, Salem's Miguel Vilorio sends a shot up the first baseline, that plates Cory Sullivan from second for the eventual game winner, Avs win it 3-2.
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An incredible finish to go with a boring beginning as the Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.
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Right to the action. Deadlocked at zero-zero, the Hurricanes Jeff O'Neal steals the puck from a Maple Leafs defender. Curtis Joseph makes the first save but O'Neal taps in the rebound. 1-nothing in the third period.
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But, with 23 seconds left in the game, Toronto's Mats Sundin, the captain, puts the loose puck in and we are going to overtime tied 1 all.
Then, at the 8:05 mark of OT, Carolina's Martin Gelinas (Jel-i-na) deflects the pass in and the Hurricanes win it 2-1.
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Ricky Rudd will be on eof the many Winston Cup drivers to test Dover in Delaware this weekend. Mike Stevens has more on racing new marathon man.
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(( Ask Ricky Rudd how to get to Dover - and he'll tell you there is no easy way. The same could be said for the manner in which he reached 656 consecutive Winston Cup starts. It's a feat that has put him in some mighty fast company and drawn some rather flattering comparisons. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Ask Rudd about the biggest threat to the streak and he won't bat at eye. February 1984 - the Busch Clash - the week before that year's 500 - and one of the worst wrecks in the history of Daytona. ((RICKY RUDD:)) Rudd has long since shed the duct tape, and the age of 45 in the final year of his contract with Robert Yates he is considering retirement. If he leaves, the 1977 rookie of the year will walk away without a single regret. ((RICKY RUDD:)) The Iron man heads to Dover, 9th in the points race after 12 events. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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Dover is a welcome site to Mark martin and his number six team after NASCAR levied a huge fine on his crew chief because of a rules violation following the Lowes Motor Speedway's Coke 600.
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Martin's race winning car failed a post Coca-Cola 600 race inspection Sunday because it was found to be one-eighth of an inch to low. The infraction has resulted in NASCAR fining Martin's crew chief Ben Leslie 50 thousand dollars. Martin's victory stands and no Cup points were deducted fron his season total.
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Yassar Arafat is selling junk food in Egypt.
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His face is featured on bags of cheese flavored puffs.
A cartoon of the Palestinian leader salutes consumers from each bag, beckoning them to buy the snack and support a Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation.
The snack was launched by an Egyptian food group two weeks ago. Three percent of profits go to help pay for medical care for Palestinians wounded in the uprising that broke out more than a year and a half ago. They're out-selling a brand called The Hero, which features a schoolboy holding a stone in one hand and books in the other as he confronts an Israeli tank. (------------)