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Coming up on News 7-
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New information in the Chandra Levy case- details ahead-
A sneak peak of just what a new Roanoke stadium will look like.
Plus a judge decides whether Winona Ryder will go to trial- We'll have that story.
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And we'll show where Paul McCartney may tie the knot.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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((I DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE COULD'VE PREVENTED THE HORROR OF SEPTEMBER 11TH. YET WE NOW KNOW THOUSANDS OF TRAINED KILLERS ARE PLOTTING TO ATTACK US AND THIS REQUIRES US TO ACT DIFFERENTLY.))
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And with that President Bush announces the biggest government restructuring since World War Two.
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((WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR GOVERNMENT MUST BE REORGANIZED TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH THE NEW THREATS.))
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[Bush-Security]


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The President announces several key changes-
First he wants to consolidate several key agencies into the department of homeland security.
The agency's mission: to secure the homeland and protect he American people.
It would dramatically affect how the nation is protected and how the government is run.
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Teri Okita is live in Washington with more on what this means.
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(( IN THE BIGGEST GOVERNMENT RESTRUCTURING SINCE WORLD WAR TWO, PRESIDENT BUSH PROPOSES CONSOLIDATING SEVERAL KEY AGENCIES INTO THE NEW AND IMPROVED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. I ask Congress to join me in creating a single, permanent department with an overriding and urgent mission: securing the American homeland and protecting the American people. THE NEWLY-FASHIONED, CABINET-LEVEL AGENCY WOULD OVERSEE FOUR MAJOR TASKS: (graphic) BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY; EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE; CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR COUNTER-MEASURES; AND INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION. As we have learned more about the plans and capabilities of the terrorist network, we have concluded that our government must be organized to deal collectively with the threats of the 21st century. THE CONSOLIDATION WOULD AFFECT DOZENS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. THE I-N-S, BORDER PATROL, CUSTOMS, THE COAST GUARD, AND THE SECRET SERVICE WOULD ALL FALL UNDER HOMELAND SECURITY. IT WOULD BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST GOVERNMENT AGENCY AFTER THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, AND THE PRESIDENT HOPES IT BRINGS ABOUT MORE ACCOUNTABILITY. MANY CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS HOPE SO, TOO. Sen. Joseph Lieberman/D-Connecticut: AS WE LOOK BACK BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11TH TO ASK THOSE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, WE'VE GOT TO ADMIT THE GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND PART OF THE REASON FOR THE FAILURE WAS A LACK OF COORDINATION. THE F-B-I AND C-I-A UNDER FIRE LATELY FOR INTELLIGENCE MISHAPS WOULD REMAIN SEPARATE AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES ... BUT WOULD WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT.))
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The proposal must be approved by Congress, and many expect turf wars to ensue. Because this consolidation affects so many government agencies, the 88-Congressional committees and sub-committees that oversee them will, most likely, fight to retain power. Teri Okita, CBS News, now back to you.

[Rowley-Testimony]


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The F-B-I must change- that's the testimony from the F-B-I whistleblower- Coleen Rowley- sho says the bureau is burdened with crippling bureaucracy that discourages quick decision making
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((COLEEN ROWLEY/FBI AGENT: A LOT OF OTHER AGENTS TOLD ME SIMILAR STORIES ABOUT CASES THAT HAD UNJUSTIFIABLY NOT GOTTEN ANYWHERE. I HAVE A WHOLE STACK OF THESE.))
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Rowley says the FBI must be more streamlined to handle terrorism
Rowley wrote the Minneapolis Memo which criticized the F-B-I's handling of Zacarias Moussaoi. He's charged with conspiring with the September 11th hijackers.
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[Levy]


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Two private investigators working for Chandra Levy's family may have found more clues to her murder.
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This afternoon, the investigators found what appears to be a leg bone and some wire in an area where Washington D-C police found other remains about two weeks ago.
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Police aren't exactly sure how they could have missed it.
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((CMDR. CHRISTOPHER LOJACONO/WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT; AN ANIMAL COULD HAVE TAKEN THIS BONE AND SECRETED IT IN A DEN AND THEN BROUGHT IT BACK OUT. ONE THING WE DO KNOW IS THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL ANIMAL ACTIVITY ON THE BONE.))
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D-C police will now re-search the area for any other remains or evidence that may have been missed.
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[Stadium]


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The latest plans for Roanoke's new stadium and amphitheater were unveiled tonight.
Most are happy with the design, but some are concerned about potential traffic problems. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 FS***]
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Jennifer Miele took a look at the plans, and she joins us with more.
Jean, the new stadium will be located next to the Roanoke Civic Center.
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And as many are probably familiar with, that first light on Orange Avenue heading East, right when you get off of 5-81 is ALREADY a traffic problem spot.
So the stadium architects mapped the area, collected traffic data, and generated models of what traffic patterns would look like for major events.
Next step... form a plan.
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((FRED KRENSON/ ARCHITECT: WHEN THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OPERATING SET UP FOR AN EVENT IT WORKS PRETTY WELL, WHEN THEY DON'T IT'S A NIGHTMARE. PEOPLE COME AWAY THINKING THAT WAS TERRIBLE. IF WE HAD CONSISTENT WAYS TO DEAL WITH IT.. WITH OUR PROPOSALS WE'LL MAKE THEM CONSISTENT.))
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Here are some possible ways to help solve traffic problems.
The architects may consider widening roads around the stadium or coordinating traffic lights.
There's a plan in the works to link the Civic Center to the Stadium with a pedestrian bridge... well, eventually, that bridge may hold vehicles to cut down on congestion around the area.
Construction is set to begin in about a year. And the expected completion date is September of 2004.
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The city will begin taking bids on the project in January.
They want to get that process started before contractors take on too many other summer projects.
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Jean.


[Thomas]


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The Tara Munsey murder case is now closed.
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Today in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Jeffrey Thomas pled no contest to three charges in the shooting death of the Radford teenager. By entering into a plea agreement, Thomas is waiving his right to a second jury trial. Earlier this year, the State Supreme Court overturned his conviction and death sentence and ordered a new trial... but attorneys says Thomas didn't want to risk it.
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((MIKE BARBOUR/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; I THINK THE ESSENCE OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT WAS THAT HE OPTED TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECTED TO THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE RETRIAL OF THIS CASE.))
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The judge sentenced Thomas to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 13-years. The Commonwealth's Attorney says Tara Munsey's parents have no objections to the plea agreement.
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[Ealy]


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Eleven years ago, Stephen Samuel (EE-lee) Ealy was charged with murder.... and found not guilty. But, he is no longer a free man.
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Ealy was found guilty by a federal jury in Abingdon today for murders he committed in 1989.
He was charged with seven homicide counts for the murders of Robert and Una (YOO-na) Davis and her son, Robert Hopewell.
Evidence at the trial this week suggested Robert Davis was killed to prevent his testimony in the federal narcotics trial of former Pocahontas mayor Charles Gilmore.
A jury will decide Monday whether Ealy will face life in prison or the death penalty.
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[Sluder]


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Accused murderer Roy Sluder took the stand in his own defense today, telling a Bedford County jury he would never have hurt his estranged wife, Loria.
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Loria Sluder was shot to death in June of 1995. Roy Sluder claims she committed suicide, but prosecutors say the evidence doesn't back that up. Authorities claim Sluder planted the gun back in the room after shooting Loria during an argument and lied to police about where he was when it happened.
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The jury will hear closing arguments in the case tomorrow morning.
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[Winona]


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Actress Winona Ryder was back in court today on shoplifting charges...
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A judge determined there IS enough evidence against the 30- year- old to go to trial. Ryder entered court through the back door and the media was told to keep ten feet away from her. The actress says her arm was broken last Monday when she was crushed by the paparazzi. Ryder's attorney says the prosecutor is carrying out a negative crusade against his client.
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((MIKE GERAGOS/RYDER'S ATTORNEY: HE STARTED SAYING WE DON'T BELIEVE SHE BROKE HER ARM. WE THINK SHE WAS FAKING IT. HE SAID - LEFT ARM, RIGHT ARM AND STARTED MAKING ALL THESE WILD ACCUSATIONS.))
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Ryder is now accused of shoplifting six-thousand dollars worth of merchandise
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from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills last December. A security official testified today that she looked through the slats of a fitting room and saw Ryder cutting the sensors off merchandise. The actress is being charged with grand theft, burglary, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance.

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Almost one in four women who gave birth last year had a Cesarean section.
It is the highest rate in 13 years.
The increase is driven by repeat operations and by women who schedule C-sections for convenience.
C-sections had dropped in the early 1990's after an outcry that women were getting too many. But in 1997 the rate started inching back up again.
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Hundreds join in the search for a missing Utah girl... while the reward reaches hundreds of thousands of dollars.


We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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Plus, a security crackdown at two Virginia airports nets more than 30 arrests.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 Sports office as the Virginia High School League Spring Jubilee opens in the city of Radford with one of its own winning a state title. But heads up - tomorrow's schedule has been turned upside down. The Stanley Cup playoffs continue tonight with game two of the series.

And this Hokie shows why hitting the books pays off tonight on the Big 7.))[Airport-arrests]


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Federal agents arrested workers at two Virginia airports today in an anti-terrorism crackdown.
32 airport employees were arrested in Richmond and Norfolk.
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They're accused of gaining access to secure areas by lying on their employment applications.
Authorities say the workers are NOT believed to be connected to terrorist activity.
But they say those employees who lied about their criminal record, immigration status or social security number are a security risk.
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((U.S. ATTORNEY PAUL MCNULTY: IF THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK THERE WHO HAVE LIED ABOUT WHO THEY ARE OR WHAT THEY'VE DONE, IT PRESENTS A SECURITY RISK FOR THE FUTURE. THEY MIGHT DO THINGS OR MIGHT BE COERCED INTO DOING THINGS THAT COMPROMISE SAFETY AND THAT'S THE POINT.))
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The statewide round up is part of a national anti-terrorism program.
127 employees have been arrested at Virginia airports since the initiative began in April.
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[Missing-Girl]


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Hundreds searched for the day- but police say they are no closer to finding year old Elizabeth Smart.
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The teenager was apparently kidnapped from her bedroom two nights ago-
Police say the girl was taken at gunpoint in her pajamas from her family's million dollar home- while the 9-year old sister watched.
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((EDWARD SMART/FATHER; THE GUNMAN SAID GET YOUR SHOES... GET YOUR SHOES..LET'S GO.))
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The reward for his safe return has been raised from ten thousand dollars to a quarter million dollars.
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((RICK DINSE/SALT LAKE CITY POLICE CHIEF; WE HAVE A LARGE TASK FORCE IN THE COMMUNITY HOPE TO RETURN HER TO HER PARENTS.))
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The family's house is up for sale- police are looking into the possibility that a potential buyer toured the home and later returned.
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[VanDam]


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The mother of the California girl who was kidnapped and murdered- took the stand today.
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Brenda Van Dam talked about the moments when she first realized her daughter Danielle was gone.
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((BRENDA VANDAM: I STARTED LOOKING AROUND AND UNDER THE BEDS AND LOOKING IN THE CLOSETS.))
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Van Dam testified in the trial against David Westerfield- the neighbor accused in the crime- Defense attorneys quizzed Van Dam on her actions that night.
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((ATTORNEY: HOW MANY GUYS DID YOU BRING HOME? BRENDA: NONE. ATTORNEY: HOW MANY DID YOU INVITE HOME: BRENDA: NONE. ATTORNEY: WAS THERE A SEX PARTY AT HOME WHEN YOU GO TO THE HOUSE? BRENDA: THERE'S NEVER BEEN A SEX PARTY AT MY HOUSE.))
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Van Dam testified that Westerfield bought she and a friend a drink at a bar earlier in the night- but that they only spoke briefly.
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[RKelly]


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R and B singer R-Kelly is out of jail- after posting 750 thousand dollars bond-
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A Florida judge also ordered Kelly not to have contact with minors not related to him.
Kelly is accused in Chicago of having sex with a minor- prosecutors say they have the videotape to prove it. He's also facing child pornography charges.
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Remembering D-Day... with flowers and dolls.
We'll explain next on NEws 7.
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And later... could this Irish castle host a celebrity wedding?
Find out who might be celebrating...
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[Commercial]

[D-Day]


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A simple ceremony marked the 58th anniversary of D-Day... as officials of the National D-Day Memorial gathered to discuss the foundation's financial future.
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Veterans and other visitors streamed across the site, while board members placed a wreath in the English Garden.


Despite a difficult year in which debts mounted, authorities investigated foundation finances, and the builder filed suit, board members say they hope to put those problems behind them.
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((PETER THOMAS/BOARD MEMBER: OUR MOTTO IN THE FIRST DIVISION WAS NO MISSION TOO DIFFICULT, NO SACRIFICE TOO GREAT, DUTY FIRST. AND I FEEL THE SAME THING ABOUT THIS. THIS IS A MISSION THAT CAN'T FAIL. IT'S TOO IMPORTANT TO BEDFORD, TO THE VETERANS, TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
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Board members met for several hours this afternoon, but officials say more specifics about their financial plans will come later.
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[Pyle]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Hasbro marked the D-Day anniversary by releasing a G-I Joe Action Figure in the likeness of World War Two correspondent Ernie Pyle.
He was killed by Japanese gunfire in April of 1945.
The 12 inch doll will sell for 20 dollars.
It depicts Pyle wearing a utility cap, jacket, pants and boots, and includes a portable typewriter, trenching tool and gas stove.
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[S-Extra]


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The Hurricanes try to take a two-to-zip lead on the Wings. The Spring Jubilee opens with a home grown state champ - but there are wholesale time changes tomorrow in all sports that need to be noted. Plus, Rick Mast will be out of action again this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Big East Tournament;:00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - Virginia Tech pitcher Ashlee Dobbe (DOUGH-BEE) has been named a first team academic all-american. Dobbe finished her career with 90 wins, but more impressively she had a 4 point last semester. She finished her college life with 3 point 86 and a degree in human nutrition, food and exercise. She is currently playing in the Netherlands.
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[S-NHL]


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We begin this segment with game two of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Carolina looking to take a commanding two games to none lead, and Detroit just hoping to save face and even up the series.
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Even is exactly what it was until late in the third period when Nicoli Lindstrom gave the Red Wings the lead for good as he beats Arturs Irbe with 508 left in the game. It's 2-to-1 Detroit. No one was resting easy though until 13 seconds later when Chris Draper fired another Detroit biscuit in the basket.
[super=31-Carolina/1/Detroit/3;]

The Red Wings even the series at 2 games a piece with the 3-to-1 win. Game three is Saturday night in Raleigh.
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[S-Rangers]


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The New York Rangers haven't seen the Cup finals since Messier skated out of town, and in fact, New York hasn't even been in the playoffs in the last five years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]

Off the ice today the Rangers tried to put a stop to that streak of futility by hiring one of its former arch-rivals to be their new head coach. Bryan Trottier, who had a hall of fame career with the Islanders accepted the challenge of bringing the Rangers back to respectability today. Trottier won six Stanley Cups in his 18 year playing career.
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[S-Spring]


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The Virginia High School League's three day Spring Jubilee opened yesterday in the City of Radford with tennis being the first sport to bask in the spotlight - and appropriately it was a resident of the city who grabbed the first state title that was up for grabs.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; 00]


Yesterday, Radford senior Caroline Downs, who is gunning for a third doubles state championship and a fourth team state title, won her second straight Group A state singles championship, beating Laurel Thompson of West Point 6-1, 6-Love.
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Radford University is the host site for this years A and 2A tournaments. Caroline's father Ron is the Dedmon Center Director and she will become a freshman Highlander next year, so finishing her high school career there was fitting.


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[S-VHSL]


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While the tennis got the Jubilee off to a rousing start - there potentially could be all kinds of problems today - especially for spectators. Late yesterday, many of the start times for today's soccer, baseball and softball action underwent radical changes. For instance - the Blacksburg boys soccer team was supposed to play at two this afternoon - the Indians will now play at six tonight. And the James River softball team originally had an eight o'clock game tonight. That game is now 7 hours earlier at one. The reason for the changes is that many of the start times conflicted with graduation ceremonies. But the changes are widespread. Literally, everything has changed except Group Two A baseball.
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[GO TO PINNACLE PAGE] If you are a parent, grandparent or a fan of one of the school's competing in the semi-finals today I urge you to check out the Virginia High School League's web site at www.vhsl.org and click on the SPRING JUBILEE icon in the middle of the screen. The updated times are in a downloadable file. Folks the VHSL made a noble effort to get kids to their graduations - It remains to be seen if changing gears this late is a smart move.
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[S-French]


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The French Open final is all set on the women's side and we know for certain that a Williams is guaranteed to win.
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Serena Williams opened the women's final four today by knocking out the defending champ Jennifer Capriati 3-6, 7-6 and 6-2. The win also moves Serena into the number two spot in the world. Venus needed just 56 minutes to trounce Clarisa Fernandez in straight sets. This will be the second time in 9 months the two have met for a Grand Slam title.
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On the men's side, Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero took advantage of 87 unforced errors and upset fourth-seeded Andre Agassi 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.


[S-Mast]


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Rick Mast will miss his third straight race due to health problems. This weekend the circuit is at Pocono, but Mast is still a man without answers. Recent tests have failed to determine what is causing his weakness and fatigue like symptoms. For that reason, Mast says he has no clue when he might attempt to drive again.
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Mast says the one thing that has given him some comfort during this uncertainty - is the encouragment shown to him by his fellow racers.
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[McCartney]


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Just where would you get married if you were Beatle Paul McCartney?
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The answer could be this remote Irish castle-
A horde of media has gathered at the offbeat luxury hotel- after word that McCartney and Heather Mills would tie the knot there.
The castle's owner says the reception will be held there next Tuesday- but he says he can't reveal anymore.
The hotel boasts one thousand acres of grounds- and a helicopter landing pad- but no phones, clocks or televisions.
McCartney announced last year that he would marry 24 year old Heather Mills- McCartney's long time wife, Linda died four years ago of breast cancer. (------------)